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Machado Consulting launches new website!

Machado Consulting launches new website!

Machado Consulting is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.machadoconsulting.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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How to Protect Yourself From the Heartbleed Bug

 

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug that has exposed a collection of popular websites — from Airbnb and Yahoo to NASA and OKCupid — could be one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. If you have logged into any of the affected sites over the past two years, your account information could be compromised, allowing cybercriminals to snap up your credit card information or steal your passwords.

 

 

You're likely affected either directly or indirectly by the bug, which was found by a member of Google's security team and a software firm named Codenomicon. The bad news: There's not a lot you can do about it now. It's the responsibility of Internet companies to update their servers to deal with Heartbleed, and once they do, you can take action

Mashable (click on the link for more information) has put together a great article on what you can do to protect yourself.

Protect yourself now!

The Heartbleed Hit List

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

As many of us are now aware of, the encryption flaw called the "Heartbleed bug" is already being called one of the biggest scurity threats the internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years.

The fine folks over at Mashable have collected a list of passwords you should change immediately.

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Machado Cloud Sync

Do you wish you had access to your most important files even while outside the office? Do you send/receive large files on a regular basis with your clients? Wouldn’t you rest easier knowing all your files were backed up to the cloud? We hear these requests and cries for help all too often which is why we are now offering a new service, Machado Cloud Sync. With Machado Cloud Sync you will have access to your most important files anytime, anywhere, and from any device. There are even mobile applications for your android or iPhone cellphone.

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MA Legislature to Repeal IT Service Tax

This past July, lawmakers in Massachusetts passed a transportation financing package through the State Senate. In order to pay for this financing package, a new tax was created specifically aimed at companies that provide IT support services, such as Machado Consulting. Whereas most service providers such as lawyers and financial advisors do not have to put a tax on their services, IT service providers would now have to tax their customers a 6.25% sales tax. This tax would be applicable to anything software or hardware related.

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1st Annual Client Appreciation Day

Machado Consulting held our 1st Annual Client Appreciation Day on Friday July 19th at the Worcester Country Club. The theme for the celebration was “You Help Make Us Grow”. We wanted to take the time to show our clients how their continued loyalty has helped Machado Consulting grow from a one man operation just a few years ago to now a dedicated team of 8 Technical Consultants, Systems Engineer's and a dedicated Service Manager. Our recent growth has been absolutely amazing and we handle many clients of varying sizes and in a wide array of business fields. Recently we took over support for a client that is based out of Ireland. We are now supporting all of the North American employees, including Mexico, Canada and the whole US. Everyone at Machado Consulting would like to express our thanks and appreciation to each and every one of our clients. We could not be where we are without all of you! We plan to continue to grow and we look forward to having you grow with us.

At the event, we enjoyed a wonderful BBQ lunch provided by the Worcester Country Club prepared by Chef Wayne Gibson. There was also a cake provided by John Sarli of Giovanni’s Italian Bakery in Worcester. We want to thank the staff of the Worcester Country Club and Giovanni’s for helping to make our annual Client Appreciation Day a success.

Machado Consulting Group - Client Appreciation

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It's a Girl! Congratulations to Max and Danielle!

 
BABY boy

 Happy Birthday

Ayva!

Baby's name:
Ayva Skye Kaplan

Parent's:
Max and Danielle

Birth date:
July 10, 2013

Baby Ayva and mom are both healthy and doing very well.

Please join us in congratulating Max and Danielle on their newest addition to their family!