June 22, 2018

Google’s not kidding. It’s time to go to HTTPS

We received an email this week from a local business announcing the launch of a new website. We took a look. It’s pretty sharp. One of […]
June 14, 2018

There are some tricks of the trade for installing VoIP

Thinker has been setting up and maintaining VoIP (Voice over IP) systems since 2013. Over the years we have learned a few things. We thought it […]
May 22, 2018

What is GDPR and why is my inbox filled with requests to stay in touch?

A digital privacy change in Europe three years in the making takes place this week, and because our world is one big interconnected web, it is […]
May 17, 2018

Beware backend vulnerability

At Thinker we’re pretty proud of our scalable web hosting platform. It’s interesting to see it do its thing and scale out multiple times a day, […]
May 4, 2018

Don’t be last across the river

Two ancient merchants, a certain parable goes, stop their carts at a new, rickety bridge across an old, wild river. One of them, hesitating, points to […]
April 19, 2018

Discovering problems before they are problems

Last week, Thinker introduced and rolled out a new service, Monitored IT. For a long time we have been monitoring servers, routers, printers and websites as […]
March 23, 2018

Should I buy a Mac or a PC?

My normal answer to this is that I’m computer agnostic: As we move more and more to the cloud, all that seems to matter is how […]
March 15, 2018

Email still is effective … at the right time

Nearly 269 billion emails are sent each day, according to a study by The Radicati Group. That breaks down to 2.4 million emails per second. The […]
March 9, 2018

Weirdest things can cause system issues

Unless you hail from Canada, Midwestern winters tend to be a bother. We may have discovered another reason to dislike the piles of snow. Our small […]
February 13, 2018

Is your host ready for launch?

In January, the state of Illinois launched a website to help parents of kids in private schools apply for scholarships to go toward their children’s education. […]