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Mainstream Technologies wins contract from South Carolina Department of Education

Posted: December 14th, 2017

To create enterprise solution for educator certification & licensing (Little Rock, Ark.) — (December 14, 2017) —The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has awarded a multi-year contract to the software solutions unit of Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock, Arkansas. The goal is to create a system of record for educator certification and licensing that… Read More

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If your hard drive failed, what would you lose?

Posted: November 21st, 2017

If your answer gives you pause, of if you’ve yet to suffer from a hard drive crash, it’s time to consider backing up your device. You can back up your files affordably with just a little bit of effort.  You have so many options, from external drives, flash drives or in our opinion using cloud… Read More

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How often do you change your passwords?

Posted: November 21st, 2017

How often should you change your password?  If you believe your password has been compromised, certainly you should change it.   Here at Mainstream, our password policy requires everybody changes their passwords on a quarterly basis. When you do make a change, make sure the new password is unrelated to your old one and that it… Read More

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Is the internet stalking you?

Posted: November 21st, 2017

  If you’re using most browsers, most likely the answer is yes.  However, there are several browsers out there that that offer tracking free options. Check out Safari (free), Firefox (free), Brave (free) Each one offers private browsing in some form or fashion.  However Brave goes one step further with tracker blocking switched on by default. You can also go to… Read More

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Are you making yourself a target?

Posted: November 21st, 2017

With cyber-crime on the upswing, with no end in sight, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself. If you use a public computer, log off when you’re finished. Use complex passwords and change them periodically. Never click on an email that doesn’t come from someone you know. If you suspect an… Read More

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Does security = privacy?

Posted: November 21st, 2017

No. Security software, ie. anti-virus, anti-malware or any other solution designed to protect us from those who would covertly steal our personally identifiable information go a long way on protecting us, but they do nothing to protect our privacy. Have you ever wondered why you see the same ads over and over again based on… Read More

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No Shave November

Posted: October 31st, 2017

   _____________________________________ WHAT IS THE NO SHAVE NOVEMBER CAMPAIGN ALL ABOUT? “No Shave November” is a fun yet impactful way to show support for prostate cancer survivors, for prostate cancer awareness across the entire state, and for the mission of the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. Men of all ages across Arkansas are encouraged to take… Read More

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The Weakest Link

Posted: October 24th, 2017

Education and training are essential to the success of any IT security strategy.    Click below to listen to John Burgess discuss how employee awareness is so important in securing the information and data we’ve been entrusted with. If you’re interested in strengthening your companies IT security policies, send us an email, or give us a… Read More

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My School Info wins 2 Global Awards

Posted: October 20th, 2017

 Arkansas website is portal to public schools For Immediate Release (Little Rock, Ark.) — (October 19, 2017) — The Web Marketing Association recently announced that the My School Info (MSI) website has been bestowed with two Standard of Excellence Awards in the Education and Government categories. These awards reflect above average evaluations within each category… Read More

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Password Security Basics

Posted: October 13th, 2017

Having a strong password is your first line of defense.    Click below to listen to John Burgess discuss the importance of strong passwords and how to come up with a way to manage all of your passwords. If you’re interested in strengthening your companies IT security policies, send us an email, or give us… Read More

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