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December 23, 2021

Christmas Sweater Contest!

September 9, 2021

August Employee of the Month

July 30, 2021

June Employee of the Month

June 17, 2021

May Employee of the Month

Congratulations Rob! We want to take a moment to congratulate Rob on being Employee of the Month for May 2021. Rob has been with us for a couple of years now and he has steadily improved from day one. He […]
May 11, 2021

April Employee of the Month

Congratulations Todd! We would like to take a moment to congratulate Todd on being employee of the month for April!  This accolade is well overdue.  Todd was employee #1 and has been a consistently hard-working employee from day 1.  He […]
March 10, 2021

February Employee of the Month

Congratulations Alex! We just want to take a moment to congratulate Alex on being the Employee of the Month for the month of February 2021.  He is our first two-time winner.  He took an amazing 230 remote support calls in […]
March 3, 2021

Financial Industry Security Tips

Written by: Alex Financial Industry IT: The two most common IT issues   Technology is consistently and dramatically changing the financial services industry. From regulatory overhauls to cybersecurity threats, organizations must maintain their IT infrastructure and environment to operate efficiently […]
February 10, 2021

January Employee of the Month

Congratulations Calvin! We just want to take a moment to congratulate Calvin on being the Employee of the Month for the month of January 2021.  Calvin joined The Norman Alan Company as a Field Service Technician but quickly excelled at […]
February 3, 2021

Cyber Security 101: Tips for CPAs during Tax Season

Written by: Alex Cyber Security 101: Tips for CPAs during Tax Season As tax season has arrived, this is yet rewarding for Accountants, but it can also expose their technology vulnerabilities. During this time, cybercriminals prowl attempting to expose small […]
January 15, 2021

Hardening Multi Factor Authentication

By: Calvin Hardening Multi Factor Authentication   Multi Factor Authentication (MFA, 2FA) is great, and it is universally recommended that if a service supports multi factor authentication, it should be enabled. It’s so effective that Microsoft has found that Multi […]
January 13, 2021

December Employee of the Month

Congratulations Alex! We just want to take a moment to congratulate Alex on being the Employee of the Month for the month of December 2020.  Since joining The Norman Alan Company, Alex has shown great initiative and improvement in his […]
December 29, 2020

SolarWinds Hack: What you need to know

Written by: Alex SolarWinds Hack: What you need to know   Fitting for an eventful year, 2020 is coming to an end with one of the most sophisticated and consequential cyberattacks in recent history. A suspected foreign government sabotaged a […]
December 14, 2020

Remote Work 101: Streamline Productivity

Written by: Alex Steck   The COVID-19 coronavirus has had a tremendous impact on how businesses operate. It has caused travel restrictions, supply chain interruptions, closures, and unfortunately at a terrible cost. With a second lockdown being activated on December […]
December 10, 2020

November Employee of the Month

Congratulations Jon! We just want to take a moment to congratulate Jon on being the FIRST Employee of the Month for The Norman Alan Company.  While long overdue, The Norman Alan Company has started the Employee of the Month program […]
July 3, 2019

SQL Server 2008/2008r2 End of Life!

Support for SQL Server 2008/2008r2 is ending on July 9th 2019!   What does this mean for you? Well, everything will still work.  It’s just if there are problems or if someone can find a way to compromise SQL Server […]
March 7, 2019

Update your Programs

“If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Well yes, but no. Update your programs!  All of them.  It is best to keep all of your programs updated.  There are the rare occasions that updating breaks the program.  It happens.  But […]
February 4, 2019

STOP Using Internet Explorer!

Back in the day, Internet Explorer was one of if not the best internet browser around.  Microsoft made it the de facto internet browser by already having it installed on all Windows operating systems.  It was easy, it did it’s […]
November 21, 2018

Network Audits

Network Audits   Is your network secure?  Is your network up to date?  Do you have all of the latest patches, firmware updates, driver updates, and Windows updates?    This can be a daunting task if you are trying to […]
August 28, 2018

Pie Eating Contest!

Wait, not computers?!  Nope, this post is about Pie, and who doesn’t love Pie!   One of our own, Todd Baughman, participated in the Banana Creme Pie Eating Contest over the weekend at the Latrobe Banana Split Festival! He didn’t […]
August 16, 2018

Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Business

Cybersecurity Tips   Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious code Have Antivirus, antispyware/antimalware installed on all of your computers and servers.  Make sure they are updated regularly and if paid for – run a scheduled scan at least weekly.  […]
May 7, 2018

Windows Operating Systems Support Ending in 2020!

January 14, 2020 This is the day that Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008/2008r2/2011. This means that if someone finds a way to hack those operating systems, Microsoft will not fix it leaving those operating […]
March 20, 2018

Doing our part to preserve the Environment

We are GREEN at The Norman Alan Company!   No, not Irish, well some of us are, but we are all Environmentally Friendly. A lot of people ask what we do with old computers and if we recycle old computers. […]
March 16, 2018

Dual Factor Authentication

What is Dual Factor Authentication? In a nutshell, it is what it says. In order to use a program or log in somewhere, you need to use your regular password and then there is a secondary (or sometimes more) authentication […]
January 3, 2018

Customized Backup Solutions

Developing Backup Strategies for Your Business Do you really need a backup strategy for your business? Isn’t it easy to just install Carbonite or Mozy and get on with your work? The problem is, when disaster strikes, you may not […]
December 22, 2017

The Norman Alan Advantage

Satisfaction in a Job Well Done When you look for a computer repair service or networking IT support, what really sets one company apart from another? At Norman Alan Company, LLC, we are motivated by the satisfaction of doing a […]

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