Why Choose Arrow Over WordPress?

One of the most common questions I get asked by new clients and consultants is why we use a custom Content Management System (CMS) in 2017 when there are widely available free and Open Source frameworks like WordPress. The answer is that Arrow is built from the ground up for marketing your business, and WordPress is not. Let me explain:

WordPress is quite possibly the most popular CMS solution, bar none. It’s equipped with a relatively easy to understand What You See Is What You Get (WY...
Tuesday November 21st, 2017Read More

The Logitech G710 Keyboard - An Armor Review



Logitech G710 Mechanical Keyboard: An Armor Review

Price:
$120 (Newegg)
$90 (Amazon)

Features:


Cherry MX Blue, high-speed mechanical keys
Adjustable dual-zone backlighting
Six programmable G-Keys, 3 Macro settings
26-Key rollover, 110 anti-ghosting keys
Removable palm rest, durable tilt legs
Wired USB Keyboard (2 USB Ports needed)
Keyboard-mounted USB passthrough


A few months ago, we decided it was time for a keyboard upgrade for our developers. We decided to g...
Tuesday November 7th, 2017Read More

Inbound 2017 - Armor Goes Outbound to Boston

Inbound 2017

Armor Goes Outbound to Boston
 



Last month Armor had the opportunity to travel to HubSpot’s Inbound 2017 Marketing Conference in Boston. With several sessions, big name keynote speakers, and the chance to meet thousands of other marketers, this was something we knew we couldn’t miss.
 

Aside from the mega-celeb keynote speakers, Inbound offered various sessions hosted by speakers from successful marketing companies. Some of these sessions were ve...
Friday October 27th, 2017Read More

A Short Guide To Password Security

All of the online security in the world can be useless if it depends on a weak password. Statistically speaking 95% of users use an insecure or repeated password that puts them at much greater risk for breach of data.

In 2015 2 in 5 people had their information compromised



To help you from becoming another statistic in the news, we’ve put together a few tips on creating strong and unique passwords, as well as how to keep them secure.



1. Do not use any easily identifiable...
Friday September 29th, 2017Read More

Clear Text Login Discontinued

On Monday October 2nd at 6:00pm we will be changing the password transmission policies of our server.


Up until this point we have permitted cleartext logins and logins with older encryption protocols, while adding support and recommending newer more secure protocols. We did this to ensure support for older and non-standard email and ftp clients, as well as web browsers.



In light of recent events, locally, nationally, and globally, we feel it would be irresponsible to continue to take...
Friday September 29th, 2017Read More

Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug is an exploit, on servers, that can be used to get random chunks of data to return from a server.  Most servers have all passwords encrypted, such as banks, social network sites, web hosting companies, and a wide range of security companies.  The odds that the small amount of hackers that used this exploit were able to get your information are as good as you winning the lottery. 

Here at Armor Technologies, we are responsible for Secure Hosting System, the web ...
Saturday November 5th, 2016Read More

The End of XP or is IT?

As most of us know Windows XP will stop support on April 8th, 2014.  This operating system had a good 14-year run and will still keep going until some systems finally suffer from hardware failure.  Do you need a new computer now? Probably not.  Here is a list of questions with answers that should fit your needs.



Do I need to update to Windows 7?  If your computer is at least a dual-core processor and has 4GB of RAM then you should.  Your computer can handle it and you...
Friday November 4th, 2016Read More

MOBILE RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN

Do you search for services on your cell phone or tablet?  If you are reading this you do.  At the Armor Marketing at Design Company, we perform internet marketing tasks such as mobile responsive web design for our clients and act as an outsourced IT department for other marketing companies. 

What is a MOBILE RESPONSIVE WEBSITE?

It is a well-designed site that used CSS3 media queries and smart frameworks to reshape the website with the same content it would have on a desktop view...
Thursday November 3rd, 2016Read More

We have refurbished laptops, desktops, and more!

We have awesome refurbished laptops. Dell, Alienware, Asus Republic of Gamers, HP and more!

Get yourself a nice refurbished laptop to get your work done. A refurbished laptop is less than half the price of a new one. If you lose or break a refurb you are only out the cost of that computer. If you lose or break a new one, you may be out more money. Here at Armor, we refurbish computers and give our customers a 30-day warranty on all of the computers we sell.

Why buy from us? Well, you can go to...
Wednesday November 2nd, 2016Read More

New Name, same Techs, tougher I.T. Service

Snare Systems, over the years, has developed into a wide range of IT solutions for business and home users. Therefore, we have grown into Armor Technologies. We have two main divisions of our company. The first is the Tech & Repair Shop side of Armor. Here in DeKalb and Rochelle we fix computers, cell phones, game consoles, networks, build servers, perform onsite repairs and businesses and house calls for people at home. The second part of our company, Marketing and Design, designs and devel...
Tuesday November 1st, 2016Read More