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Improve your Computers’ Cybersecurity

Where do you think you currently stand with cybersecurity? If your small business is running like many other small businesses, you are probably having a few problems. Unfortunately, many small businesses find that their cybersecurity strategy is not as effective as it should be. Many small businesses have also undergone a breach or cyber attack due to their lack of an effective cybersecurity program. If you wait until a cyber attack has taken place to take any type of action, you can find yourself spending a significant amount of money on damage control. Being at the end of a cyber attack can result in a significant loss of revenue, and… Read More

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5 Ways Outsourcing Your IT Can Protect Your Customer Mailing List

5 Ways Outsourcing Your IT Can Protect Your Customer Mailing List If you have a company mailing list, malicious actors want to steal it. Protect it better by outsourcing your IT services. That helps protect your business and customers. Here’s how: 1. Have the backup you need to fend off ransomware attacks. One of the biggest cybersecurity risks over the past few years has been ransomware, and that’s certainly not going to go away in 2019. But instead of fending off the brute force attacks from previous years, there are endless varieties of ransomware powered by AI. Your company doesn’t even have to be deliberately targeted to be a target, and… Read More

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4 Reasons to Outsource Your IT

Outsource Your IT How many IT professionals do you currently have in your company? Regardless of how many you have, the chances are high that they are making a very nice salary. IT professionals can make a significant amount of money per year. However, the amount of money they make is one of the reasons why many companies are making the decision to outsource their IT instead of hiring in-house IT professionals. Have you thought about making this type of change? If you are, we know you may be worried about the type of impact outsourcing can have on your organization and your data. We know that you want to… Read More

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Improving Your Computer For The Next Year

Improving Your Computer For The Next Year Can you believe that this year is almost over? Before you know it, people will begin making their resolutions for the New Year. Those resolutions will generally be about things that can help them improve their lives. If you plan to make a resolution that involves doing something to improve your life, one of those resolutions should include improving your computer and technology life. Yes, that is correct. There are many technology maintenance and repair tasks that should not be forgotten or ignored, but unfortunately, they are often forgotten about. We know you have probably gone through a few computer maintenance tasks before, but… Read More

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Three More Reasons to Protect Everything with Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication has floated around the periphery of cybersecurity measures for years. Companies were the first major adopters because they had a great deal to lose and lots of opportunities to lose it. But smartphones have also made it an easy security measure for individuals, too. When your password needs to be matched to a code that’s sent to a separate device, your account is a lot harder for unauthorized users to break into. But it does create a small bit of inconvenience. Users can’t just log in with the passwords saved onto their browsers. They have to type in a unique code each time or, if they don’t have… Read More

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4 Steps to Protect Your Business Devices Before Giving Them to New Employees

It’s a growing trend to give employees laptops, tablets, and smartphones for handling business-related tasks. For many corporate environments, desktop computers just aren’t flexible enough. But BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, policies are filled with security pitfalls and procedural problems, even if they might initially save your company better. Whether you’re shopping for new business devices for predicted expansion next quarter or you’re resetting devices for the new employees following a bit of turnover, you can’t just let your employees turn on the computer and get to work immediately. Here are four steps you need to take first: 1. Don’t pick the cheapest business devices. Brand names aren’t always… Read More

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4 Business Problems That You Can Solve with Virtual Hardware and Servers

Physical copies of anything are risky. Older business documents that have been folded away in file folders for years are at risk of everything from a fire to just getting lost. Locally saved filed on a single computer will disappear if the computer gets damaged, corrupted, or stolen. As the business value of a physical asset increases, so do the risks your company faces. Even during daily operations, physical hardware and tools are slowing your business down. Instead of being tied to in-house machines, start looking into virtual alternatives that free up your employees to work at home or on the road. Virtual alternatives also plug your company into the… Read More

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3 Reasons Besides Ergonomics Why You Need a New Keyboard at Work

Every computer activity needs a different style of keyboard. Small laptops generally have a minimal setup with the basic QWERTY arrangement and very few command keys. That’s because the keys each need to have a certain size to be easy to hit, but the keyboard itself is constricted by the size of the device. While this is great for general use and online browsing, it’s no good for accounting work. It doesn’t have a ten-key number pad or a multiple of command keys that make shortcuts and formulas easier to input. Those same kinds of constraints can make a keyboard a bad fit for the office. Almost everyone needs to… Read More

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5 Reasons to Have an Expert Handle Attachment Issues

  A lot of malware focuses on phishing schemes and redirected links. But attachments are also dangerous once they’re downloaded onto a company network. Here’s why you need an expert to protect your company from unreliable attachments: 1. Malicious documents are an easy way to conceal attacks. Generally speaking, emails themselves can’t harm your computer or your business. All an email can do is convince the reader to take certain actions. It’s the links to unverified sites and downloadable attachments that cause the real problems. Downloading an unverified .exe file is the clearest sign of danger because that means your employee is downloading a program. However, viruses can be concealed in… Read More

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3 IT Projects for New Employees

  There’s a lot of background work going undone in your company. That has nothing to do with your coworkers, the workload, or even the industry you’re in. Every company has projects and maintenance tasks on their to-do lists that should be done because they’re important but are never done because they aren’t urgent. The IT department is no exception, whether if you have a one-man IT team or work in the headquarters of a multinational corporation. A dozen different ideas can be on your radar, but they keep fading into the background for one reason or another. But the next time your department in onboarding a new employee, start them off… Read More

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