Green Mountain IT Solutions Blog


How to Save Your Data After a Crash (Any Device) - DriveSavers Data Recovery


Check out the video below to learn about our new partnership with DriveSavers, the leading data recovery service!! Recently, I had a client refer someone to me whose computer hard drive had crashed. Unfortunately, this person had someone else look at their drive before me. The hard drive had been opened and a parts swap attempted from a different drive....Read More

2020 in Review: Cybersecurity Gets Serious


OK, so we all know what the top story of 2020 was, but for the IT community, 2020 will be remembered for a different reason: cybersecurity got really serious. Last month, I wrote a blog post called “2020: A Cyber Pandemic?", which detailed a few of the year’s major cybersecurity stories....Read More

End Annoying Scheduling Back-and-Forth With Microsoft Bookings


Ever had to send a bunch of emails back and forth to schedule a meeting? It can be incredibly annoying. “How about Friday at 1?" “I’m busy then. Monday afternoon?" “I could do Monday, but only after 3." “No, I have to leave at 3. Tuesday?" And on it goes! Today, I’d like to tell you about a powerful tool that you probably already have that will end your scheduling struggles forever....Read More

2020: A Cyber Pandemic?


Obviously, 2020 will go down in history as the year the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world. But it’s also been a particularly tough year for cybersecurity. Many historic cybersecurity vulnerabilities have been discovered this year, including some of the worst security holes ever found in the Microsoft Windows operating system. Furthermore, with many people now working from home due to COVID, cyber-criminals have found many new easy targets....Read More

If You Always Leave Your Laptop Plugged in, Does It Hurt Your Battery?


Here’s a question I get a lot: Is it bad for my battery if I always leave my laptop plugged into its charger? The answer isn’t so straightforward. Check out the video below for a few tips! ...Read More

UVM Cyberattack Update


Note: Green Mountain IT Solutions does not provide services to UVM Medical Center and has no affiliation with the hospital. Last week, I broke the story on the ongoing cyberattack at UVM Medical Center. This week, there are still more questions than answers. In fact, the lack of information is becoming the defining feature of this event....Read More

UVM Medical Center Appears to Be Experiencing a Cyberattack


Note: this is a developing (and speculative) story. Information may change as we learn more about the situation on the ground. Green Mountain IT Solutions does not provide services to UVM Medical Center and has no affiliation with the hospital. Update Wednesday, November 4, 2020: You are viewing the original article posted when we first learned of the attack....Read More

Crafting Your Yearly IT Budget


Note: contact your accountant, tax advisor, or other financial professional for tax and budgeting advice. By using our site you agree to our disclaimer. There’s no doubt it’s been an unusual year for business finances. Besides all the revenue lost to COVID-19, assistance programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have created a host of interesting tax scenarios for businesses this year....Read More

Is It Crazy to Cover Your Webcam?


When I first started working in IT, my then-manager liked to poke a little fun at people who covered their webcams with a sticker or Post-It note. These days, I’m not laughing. Cyber-attacks that can activate your laptop’s camera are very real. To combat consumers’ concerns, manufacturers, including Apple, introduced a webcam status light to let you know when your camera is active....Read More