We thought we'd keep a mini-series going, documenting the systems we configure for consignment stores. We help consignment store owners get the most out of their consignment software, by configuring stable computers and industry-standard point of sale hardware. This installment shows a brief glimpse into the system setup for... Repeat Street Women's and Children's Resale Boutique (Gurnee, IL)
WiFi does not help your consignment software one bit. At home it seems like a great idea. No wires, no mess and it's just very convenient to be able to move around freely. Your consignment software is different. Consignment software is "high-demand" software in that, it relies on a connection/path to the database. That connection must be there 100% of the time while the application is running. Any network drops or disconnects can and will cause your consignment software to generate program errors.
People, please keep an eye on what you click. There are more and more scam links floating around on Facebook these days. Consignment stores, if you're using Facebook for your business, you need to make sure you know about this sort of stuff.
There's a new - and bogus - Facebook App floating through the Feed. It claims to let you "See what your face will look like in 20 years!" If you installed this app (or if you think you did), you should remove this app right away.
Do you have a program you simply can't live without? Whether it's your consignment software, accounting software, photo editing software, etc. you probably have a few programs you utilize day in and day out. I'm sure you're familiar with backing up your database and important files, but what about software? What happens if your computer dies or gets infected so badly, the system has to be reformatted?
I know it looks like a computer. It has a mouse, keyboard...all the tell-tale signs of a computer. Your business systems are not computers though - they are appliances.
Latest Facebook Scam Link - "Tsunami/Whirlpool".
Mac or Windows, Antivirus or not, it doesn’t matter. Facebook is a Website and links that appear in the feed can lead you to fake Websites that attempt to collect sensitive information or install malware. There is no security software that can prevent you from being socially engineered.