Unison Technology... Linking "heart" with technology

Unison Technology is dedicated to serving small and medium sized businesses in Southwest Ohio who want to make a positive difference for their customers and community, but too often find their technology investment is working against them and not for them. The technology is even becoming a hindrance that impedes the creativity, care and quality of the products and services their heart longs to provide to their customers and clients.

Unison brings extensive technical expertise and experience to work with businesses and organizations to create or restore a level of order. At Unison, we fully believe technology should be subservient to the greater good that is the heartbeat of each business and organization. We further believe each entity is unique and thus our approach is always one of careful listening and a partnership approach. We embrace the beauty that comes from understanding the vision and passion of each business and organization, thus bringing technology along side that vision with the same passion.

Unison Technology is all about people and building solid customer relationships. We would welcome an opportunity to help you realize your company's full potential using today’s technology solutions.  Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

 

Virtualization

Is this for you?

Virtualization is a hot topic these days. As I have been implementing Microsoft server solutions for close to two decades, I was excited to try out their implementation of virtualization when it was first available. I was surprised to find how easy it was to implement. What I have found in the process and in the evolution of the Microsoft product is that there are many considerations, precautions and best practices to follow. As always, I am impressed by the Microsoft community of users that share their expertise and experience "in the trenches" to provide relevant guidelines to successful implementations. If planned thoroughly, the HyperV role, especially in Windows Server 2012, is solid and performs well in production environments.

Supporting a HyperV environment is easier to manage than ever before. Many of the initial manual tasks required to ensure availability and recoverability are now more easily implemented with built in tools and third party applications which include, imaging, monitoring, failover and rollout. While the overall cost of hardware is not necessarily decreasing, the quality of hardware is and this allows the ability to decrease the number of physical servers, which drives down overall environmental costs.

I believe in this technology for use in differing sized businesses from small to large. Combining standards with the diversity to apply in very unique ways, makes virtualization a good fit for many.

 

 

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Security News

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Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats — German govt agency

Harro Ten Wolde, ReutersAugust 23, 2013 6:35am

FRANKFURT - A German government technology agency has warned that new security technology in computers running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may actually make PCs more vulnerable to cyber threats, including sabotage. Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that federal government agencies and critical infrastructure operators should pay particular attention to the risk.

The warning comes after weeks of public indignation in Germany over leaks related to U.S. surveillance programs. The spying scandal has become a headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a Sept. 22 election. The problem, according to the BSI, is with the use of a computer chip known as the Trusted Platform Module, or TPM 2.0, which is built into Windows 8 computers. TPM 2.0 is designed to better protect PCs by interacting with a variety of security applications.

But the BSI, which provides advice on technology and security to the government as well as the public, said the joint implementation of Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips could lead to "a loss of control" over both the operating system and hardware, without specifying exactly how that could occur.

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