What Are Your Company’s Responsibilities Following a Data Breach?

November 17th, 2019 by admin

Learn from Marriott’s Example: Notification Responsibilities After a Data Breach Most states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have passed legislation regarding notification of security breaches. Know the laws in your state.   To answer this question, let’s start with the...

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For those who deserve our utmost respect… 

November 10th, 2019 by admin

November 11th is Veterans Day…  A day where we stand united to honor those who are currently serving and those who have served – those who sacrificed for the common good of our country.    And for all they’ve done, we say thank you.  Thank you to those who have and those who continue to place themselves...

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Stop Hackers Cold: Eliminate These Common Entry Points

November 8th, 2019 by admin

Weak Points in Cybersecurity Hackers Love Do you know where hackers are most likely to gain access to your private data? Discover the favorite entry points and how you can stop them.   It seems like every week that there are reports of another massive data breach hitting the news. The number of users...

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Want To Drastically Enhance Your Small Business Cybersecurity?

November 5th, 2019 by admin

No matter how secure you may be right now, you could always be doing more. Have you double-checked your cybersecurity lately? Review the best practices below to strengthen your small business cybersecurity. When everything is going well, the last thing you want to do is think about what will happen when...

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Downtime Is Extremely Expensive – Can You Actually Afford It?

November 4th, 2019 by admin

Downtime is bad for business. Whether you agree or not, it’s a fact – just a couple years ago, small businesses with up to 50 million in annual revenue reported that just a single hour of downtime cost them $8,600. Why Does Downtime Cost So Much? The main cost of downtime is not the fix itself, it’s...

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Microsoft Excel Experts SWEAR By This…

November 3rd, 2019 by admin

Businesses nowadays collect an incredible volume of data from various sources, including online sales, in-store-transactions, social media, and various other places. So how do you find value in that data? The simple answer: Organizing it properly within worksheets. Ready to unlock the potential of your...

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Which Cloud Storage is Right For Your Business

November 1st, 2019 by admin

Don’t Be Confused When It Comes to Cloud Storage Options Cloud storage helps your employees share and collaborate like never before. Check out these three popular cloud storage solutions to find the one best for you!   Businesses are making the switch from physical servers to cloud storage to increase...

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Should You Worry About Facebook Identity Thieves?

October 30th, 2019 by admin

Tips for Avoiding and Reporting Facebook Identity Theft Financial fraud and access to confidential business data rank among scammers’ reasons for setting up fake profiles in Facebook identity theft schemes.   Right now, hundreds of people could be viewing your photos on Facebook — on an account that...

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Happy Halloween ?

October 30th, 2019 by admin

Happy Halloween! What better time than now to tell some scary stories? Ok, so they’re not “scary stories” per se, but facts that will alarm AND spook you. A cyber-attack happens every 39 seconds. Over 75% of the healthcare industry was infected with malware last year. Human error accounts for 95%...

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Quickly Unlock Useful iTunes Store Applications that Are Blocked in Your Country

October 25th, 2019 by admin

Unblock Geo-Restricted App Store or iTunes Content in a Few Clicks Discover how to quickly gain access to geoblocked apps via the App Store or iTunes with a few simple clicks whether you’re on on an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC. Apple’s App Store and iTunes apps give you access to thousands of great games,...

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Cybersecurity Essentials for Business

October 17th, 2019 by admin

Cybercrime is on the rise, and every business must have cybersecurity protocols in place. Read on to learn what steps you need to take to keep hackers at bay.   Cybersecurity is a vital pillar of modern business. Hackers are shifting their attention to smaller enterprises, and data breaches can cost...

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Celebrating “Get To Know Your Customer Day” On October 17

October 15th, 2019 by admin

October 17 is Get To Know Your Customer Day! Knowing our clients is foundational to everything we do – do you know why? You may have heard that industry-leading, award-winning, unbeatable IT services come down to one specific thing. Maybe it’s offering the latest, greatest, fanciest, tech gimmicks (which...

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5 Cyber Security Statistics You Need to Know For 2020 and Beyond

October 7th, 2019 by admin

Cyber Security Statistics You Must Know to Keep Your Company Safe Cyber threats are constantly evolving. Here are 5 critical cybersecurity threats that you need to know to develop a strong strategy to keep your company safe.   Cybersecurity is more of a struggle for businesses every single year. With...

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MSP Vs. In-House: The Pros and Cons

October 1st, 2019 by admin

What Are the Pros and Cons of an MSP Vs. In-House IT Services? Many businesses struggle with how to choose an IT services team. Should you hire in-house or go with an MSP? Learn the pros and cons of each option here. When it comes to IT services — from daily maintenance and cybersecurity, to new installations...

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This video might save you thousands…

September 30th, 2019 by admin

Ransomware attacks are growing a staggering 350% each year. And to make matters worse, 43% of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses. Why? Because more often than not, they don’t have the budget or expertise to protect themselves. Fortunately, knowledge is prevention in situations like this....

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Are you ready for the New IOS? Here’s How to find out.

September 29th, 2019 by admin

Are you excited about all the new iOS 13 features like Swipe to Type and Improved Dark Mode? Before you install, make sure your device is ready for iOS 13.   So maybe you’re not ready to pounce on a $1,099 iPhone Pro Max. But you do want the new iOS 13 features. It’s time for a major iOS update. But...

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Proven Ways Not to Lose To Ransomware

September 28th, 2019 by admin

Don’t let your small or medium business fall victim to ransomware. Make sure your data, network, equipment, and employees are safe from ransomware attacks.   Watch our video below to learn all about ransomware and please feel free to share with your staff and social media networks. October is Cyber...

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Everything You Need to Know About Power BI

September 25th, 2019 by admin

Use Power BI to Revolutionize How Your Company Analyzes Data Proper data analysis is critical to success in business. Learn how to better organize, visualize, and make insights about your company’s data with Power BI.   Basically, all businesses run on data — or at least, all businesses should run on...

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Important Notice: Windows 7

September 21st, 2019 by admin

January 2020 is right around the corner. In January 2020, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 and any devices will officially be no longer support by Microsoft. Systems running Windows 7 will no longer be protected by Microsoft patches, or supported through most 3rd party platforms and applications?...

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Using the Cloud to Boost Business

September 20th, 2019 by admin

Boost Business with the Cloud Using the cloud offers a variety of benefits for your business. Find out more about how you can use cloud technology to boost business.   The cloud has grown in popularity among businesses in all industries. However, if you have not already transferred your business’s data...

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The Startling Reason You Need to Upgrade Windows Now

September 19th, 2019 by admin

Delaying Windows 10 Upgrade: What Could Happen? Are your departments still working on Windows 7, which came out over 10 years ago? Find out the pressing reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 now and wait no longer. Launched in 2015, the latest iteration of the Windows operating system, Windows 10, offers...

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To Lease or Buy a Copier?

September 19th, 2019 by admin

Should You Buy a Copier or Lease It? Trying to decide whether to lease a copier or buy a copier? Find out the pros and cons. See when buying or leasing may be the best option for your business.   No single piece of equipment in the office takes more of a beating than the floor-standing copier. Day in...

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Why Do Workplace Copier Jams Keep Happening?

September 18th, 2019 by admin

Why the Office Printer Keeps Jamming Is a jamming printer or copier a common complaint? What’s that downtime costing you? Find out why the printer keeps jamming and how to prevent jams proactively. Paper jams in a busy office aren’t just frustrating for employees, earning endless mentions in team meetings....

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The New Ways Cybercriminals Pose a Threat to Organizations

September 14th, 2019 by admin

Cybercriminals no longer act alone. Find out the strategies and means cybercriminal networks are using to launch dangerous attacks against your organization.  According to technology industry blogs, cybercrime incidents are growing by 15 percent each year and cybercrime has become the most profitable...

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4 Ways IT Outsourcing Helps Your Business

September 9th, 2019 by admin

Do You Know the 4 Ways IT Outsourcing Improves Business Success? Many small and mid-sized companies underestimate the drawbacks of not having top-tier IT professionals in place. These 4 benefits highlight the need for change.   Are a business decision-maker wondering about when the best time to outsource...

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Free Microsoft Outlook Training

September 6th, 2019 by admin

Every month, we host Microsoft Office and other technology training sessions. Our training sessions are completely free of charge and are available “on-demand”.  Yes, you can tune-in whenever and wherever you like.   This month’s training session: 4 Ways To Use Microsoft Outlook Efficiently. Our in-house...

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Ask Smart Questions about Solutions and Technology Expertise to Find a Superior IT Service Provider

September 4th, 2019 by admin

Here Are Top Questions to Ask Potential IT Service Providers Discover the most important questions to ask about products, quality, expertise, competency, security and breadth when selecting an IT service provider. Business leaders who want to cut operating expenses, improve efficiency and leverage the...

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The End of Windows 7 Support: Things to Know

September 4th, 2019 by admin

The Fall of Windows 7 Support: A Guide for Businesses According to Microsoft, Windows 7 support is ending. Find out what this change can mean for your Windows 7 computer systems in your business operation so you can start preparing now.  Beloved by many and still in use by a lot of business owners,...

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Happy Labor Day

August 30th, 2019 by admin

To make the most out of what we hope will be a gorgeous long weekend, we will be closing our office for the day on Monday, September 2nd. And as always, we’ll have technicians on call for all of our managed IT services clients, and you’ll be able to reach us by calling our office if any emergency technical...

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Business Continuity Planning: Developing An Impact Analysis

August 29th, 2019 by admin

According to FEMA, 40% of businesses hit with a disaster never recover, and this rate more than doubles for those without a business continuity plan. While the two are linked, a business continuity plan shouldn’t be confused with disaster recovery. You might have a great plan for getting things up and...

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Ready for Disaster? Tips for Creating a Smart Business Continuity Plan

August 27th, 2019 by admin

Mitigate Disaster with a Comprehensive Business Continuity Plan When you create a detailed business continuity plan, you can keep disaster from disrupting your operations. See how to get started here.   When disaster strikes, disruptions to your operations could negatively impact your construction projects,...

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Newly Discovered Security Flaws Put Windows Users at Serious Risk

August 26th, 2019 by admin

Microsoft Vulnerability Affects Most Recent Operating Systems Learn about two recently discovered vulnerabilities that could put your company’s computers and operations at risk and what Microsoft is doing to fix the issue. Two newly discovered security vulnerabilities could put Windows users at risk...

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Texas Government Organizations Blasted In Coordinated Ransomware Attack

August 21st, 2019 by admin

Have you heard the news over in Texas? Over 20 government organizations across Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack. That’s right… These government organizations have been added to the ever-growing list of major attacks on government organizations in Florida, Albany, Atlanta, and Baltimore....

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Capital One Data Breach

August 20th, 2019 by admin

Recently, news broke about the latest large-scale data breach to hit a major organization. Capital One Bank has announced that millions of customers across the US and Canada have had their personal information compromised in one of the biggest breaches to ever happen to a financial services company....

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The Price of Getting Hacked

August 16th, 2019 by admin

Depending on the scope of the attack, the cost of getting hacked can be in the hundreds of thousands or more. Here’s what you need to know.  When it comes to cyberattacks, all too often the bad guys win. Hackers have targeted local governments, airports, banks, and businesses, stealing usernames, passwords,...

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Watch Out for Hidden Malware on Your Phone

August 14th, 2019 by admin

What You Need to Know About Android Malware Hackers are devising new ways to infect phones with malware. Learn about the latest attack on Android phones and how to minimize your risk of getting malware.  Since the first computer operating systems hit the market, malware has been a serious security concern....

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How to Leverage iOS12 Enhancements to Boost Productivity

August 13th, 2019 by admin

How to Use iOS12 to Instantly Share Information With Colleagues Want an easier way to communicate with your colleagues? Save time and reduce errors by learning how to instantly exchange information using iOS12’s share feature.  Beginning with Apple’s release of iOS8, it has been easier to share information,...

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How to Use Your Computer to Install Apps on Your Android Device

August 8th, 2019 by admin

Downloading Apps on Your Android Device: How to Use Your Computer Installing apps to your Android phone via your desktop computer (or other “unofficial sources”) is fast and easy. Learn the simple process right here.   One of the best things about Android devices is the fact that you can access and...

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Why Every Business Needs Cybersecurity

July 31st, 2019 by admin

Why Every Business Should Invest in Cybersecurity Cyber security is essential to businesses of all sizes. Learn how to keep your business up to date and protected from the most common digital threats.   Cybersecurity is no longer a concern exclusive to large corporations. Since the infamous attacks...

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Capital One Data Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Customers

July 30th, 2019 by admin

Capital One Data Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Customers and Small Businesses in The U.S. & 6 Million in Canada On July 29, 2019, Capital One reported that their customers’ confidential information was compromised. This includes the Social Security and bank account numbers of more than 100...

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Companies Held Responsible for Tech Security

July 30th, 2019 by admin

Major Fines for IT Data Breaches Outdated machines, software or employee practices can lead to major security problems. These big companies faced painful fines for their IT mistakes. As companies increase their online activity, data collection and eCommerce, the stakes will continue to rise. Companies...

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Online Free Excel Training: Tips & Techniques For Managing Workbooks

July 24th, 2019 by admin

Organization Shouldn’t Be Complicated Out of all of Microsoft’s Office programs, Excel is one of the most universally used. What started out as a fairly basic spreadsheet program has evolved into a must-have business tool. However, the more you use Excel, the more data your workbooks will accumulate....

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Keeping An Eye On The Dark Web?

July 24th, 2019 by admin

Keeping An Eye On The Dark Web? Do you know about the “Dark Web”? It’s the part of the Internet where your private data – passwords, social security, credit card numbers, etc. – could be for sale right now. Do you know how to check if they are?     The Internet isn’t all funny videos and social media....

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How to Know When to Outsource IT

July 22nd, 2019 by admin

Nearly every company must now rely on technology on a daily basis. For most companies, the role of technology will only grow in the future, making it even more important for all companies to have the tech support they need at all times. Depending on the situation, companies may hire employees to handle...

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Efficiently Manage Notifications In iOS 12

July 22nd, 2019 by admin

Apple’s mobile iOS operation system is one of the most popular platforms in the world. With more than 1.3 billion devices running iOS worldwide, Apple has clearly done an excellent job of providing a world-class experience for its users. Watch the video below or click here to watch on YouTube.   One...

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How Do I Choose a Cloud Computing Model?

July 19th, 2019 by admin

How Do I Choose a Cloud Computing Model? No matter what your company or organization specializes in, it’s sure that you have some form or forms of data that needs to be stored, well, somewhere. Before the invention of cloud computing, most company data was always stored on-site — that is, in the hard...

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Your MacOS Is Under Attack: 2019’s Biggest Malware Threats

July 16th, 2019 by admin

Your MacOS Is Under Attack: 2019’s Biggest Malware Threats The Mac operating system (MacOs) has frequently been hailed as one of the best systems for its resiliency to malware and typical viruses. But the days of MacOs standing strong and tall with no worries have really always been a misconception....

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How Are Face and Touch Recognition Changing iCloud Access?

July 15th, 2019 by admin

How Are Face and Touch Recognition Changing iCloud Access? Apple may be testing new security procedures for iCloud.com with its next OS release. 9to5mac has reported that the beta for iPadOS 13, iOS 13, and macOS Catalina can use Touch ID and Face ID to secure and access their devices. When Will the...

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Data Security is Vital to Reducing Business Risk

July 15th, 2019 by admin

Data Security is Vital to Reducing Business Risk Traditional business risk has fallen into a few different buckets with the economy and competitors being two of the major forces under consideration. The tides change, and businesses today must add some additional items to that list and one of the most...

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Microsoft’s Hyper-V Server 2019 Finally Released: Here’s What You Need to Know

July 12th, 2019 by admin

Microsoft’s Hyper-V Server 2019 Finally Released After being plagued with everything from data loss issues to a lack of available hardware, Microsoft finally released their long-awaited Hyper-V Server 2019 to their Evaluation Center approximately eight months after the expected release date of October...

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Building a Rock Solid Cybersecurity Plan

July 11th, 2019 by admin

Cybercriminals may be going into a stealth mode, but that doesn’t mean that cyberattacks are slowing down — quite the opposite, in fact. According to the 2018 SiteLock Website Security Report, attacks increased by 59% and accelerated going into December. Record numbers of businesses are being infiltrated...

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Which Office 365 Plan Works Best for Your Organization?

July 9th, 2019 by admin

Microsoft Office products have become ubiquitous throughout a range of industries, and there are more choices than ever before to find the suite of professional office software tools you need to run your business effectively. While you can still find Office products available for a single licensing fee...

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Happy 4th of July Everyone!

July 3rd, 2019 by admin

Got Your Sparklers Handy? The Fourth of July falls on a Thursday this year, but we aren’t letting the fact that it’s a weekday stop us from celebrating.     Of course, just because it’s a holiday, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to make do without us. You’ll be able to reach us at {phone} if any technical...

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Should Your Business Outsource IT Operations?

June 25th, 2019 by admin

There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished, and that goes double for small business owners. When you’re top dog in charge, every small problem or frustration heads your way. Technology support is one of the key complaints from staff members, especially when there are...

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What Is Managed IT Services & Who Provides Services

June 24th, 2019 by admin

As managed IT services have grown in popularity, you’ve probably heard the concept touted often as the answer to your business’s IT woes. Still, there can be plenty of mystery on the topic. What is managed IT services, exactly? How do organizations integrate managed IT services into their existing business...

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What Can A Business Impact Analysis Do For Your Organization?

June 21st, 2019 by admin

When a company functions at a high level, productivity and profitability appear seamless. But it’s also incumbent on decision-makers to understand the potential ramifications for business disruption. Without a working knowledge of how a breakdown in one area of an operation impacts the other moving...

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Spoofing & Hacking: What’s The Difference?

June 20th, 2019 by admin

Most people know not to open email attachments from senders that they do not know. Unfortunately, it is not just attachments from strangers that you have to be on the lookout for. It happens quite often that people will get emails that seem to be from known senders that have malicious attachments, or...

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Cutting These Two Corners Could Lead to Business Disaster

June 19th, 2019 by admin

Cost-cutting measures are not unusual for organizations as they traverse the standard lifecycle of products and services. What you decide to cut during the lean times can have just as much impact as to where investments go when your business is flush with cash. Some organizations start their cuts in...

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Google’s New Chrome Extension Gives Your Passwords a Checkup

June 18th, 2019 by admin

In early 2019, white-hat security expert Troy Hunt and other researchers shared a massive database of breached passwords and usernames. The stolen data constitutes 25 billion records and 845 gigabytes of stolen data. While many of the collected records are from previously reported thefts, there are...

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Important Warning From The FBI

June 17th, 2019 by admin

Hackers Now Using HTTPS To Trick Victims Via Phishing Scams Everything you’ve heard about the safety of https sites is now in question. According to a recent FBI public service announcement, hackers are incorporating website certificates (third-party verification that a site is secure) when sending...

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 14th, 2019 by admin

June 16th is Father’s Day, a great reason to spend a little quality time with the family doing a few of Dad’s favorite things.   Whatever your plans are, take some time this Sunday to let Dad know how much you appreciate everything he’s done for you over the years, and how glad you are to have him in...

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How Much Should A Small Business Spend On Information Technology?

June 13th, 2019 by admin

For small businesses, information technology spending is always a balancing act. On the one hand, you need to keep to your budget to maintain financial stability and weather the unexpected. On the other hand, you are well aware of the constant tech advances happening all around you and the last thing...

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How to Find the Right IT Services Company

June 12th, 2019 by admin

If your business has made the decision to contract with an IT services company for IT support, you’ve made the right choice. However, you’re not done yet. You still need to choose the IT services company that’s best for your business. In most markets, you’ll have choices — maybe too many choices. Use...

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4 Strategies For Super Strong Passwords

June 11th, 2019 by admin

Some days it seems like everything in our lives requires a password: banks, apps, debit and credit cards, online banking, business applications, healthcare accounts . . . the list is literally endless. Technology professionals recommend that you use a different and highly secure password for each site...

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Was Your Photo and License Plate Number Breached?

June 11th, 2019 by admin

 CBD Reports 100,000 Photo and License Plate Breach The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported today that nearly 100,000 travelers’ photos and license plate data were breached. If you’ve driven in or out of the country within the six-week period where the data was exposed, you could have been...

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Are You Prepared? Your 9 Step Local Business Disaster Recovery Plan

June 6th, 2019 by admin

Are you prepared for disaster to strike your business, whether natural or manmade? Many businesses aren’t. They either have no business disaster recovery plan, or the one they have is wholly insufficient. Is this really a big deal for your local business? Yes, it is. Forbes reports FEMA statistics that...

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LabCorp Data Breach: What We Know

June 5th, 2019 by admin

Are You One Of Many Affected By The LabCorp Data Breach? Financial & Personal Information of 7.7 Million Exposed Just yesterday we wrote about the Quest Diagnostics’ breach affecting nearly 12 million. Today we’re writing to tell you about a LabCorp breach affecting 7.7 million people. Both of these...

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How to Get the Most From Your Android Battery

June 4th, 2019 by admin

Battery technology has come a long way in the past several decades. Today’s lithium-ion batteries are a pretty amazing feat of engineering, offering high capacity, low power leakage, and comparatively long life. That said, they aren’t perfect, and they don’t last forever. Getting the most use out of...

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Quest Diagnostics Breach: Latest News

June 4th, 2019 by admin

Are You One Of Many Affected By The Quest Diagnostics Breach? Financial & Medical Information of 12 Million Exposed Quest Diagnostics reports that almost 12 million people could have been affected by a data breach. On Monday, June 3, 2019, Quest Diagnostics said that American Medical Collection...

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Managed IT Helps Your Bottom Line: 6 Ways How

June 3rd, 2019 by admin

Here’s an honest truth: managed IT services cost money. With any business expenditure, it’s a good idea to understand the value that the expenditure will bring to the organization. We believe businesses can improve on many fronts by implementing managed IT services. One of the biggest areas of benefit...

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SharePoint Introduces Intelligent Workplace Through Home Sites

May 31st, 2019 by admin

Microsoft recently announced major enhancements to Microsoft 365 (yes, you read that right — Office 365 is now a part of Microsoft 365), including significant upgrades to SharePoint. The innovation with perhaps the greatest potential is Home Sites. In today’s tech blog, we’ll explore what Microsoft...

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Using Personal Email In The Office?

May 30th, 2019 by admin

Personal email accounts for business purposes It can be tempting to use your familiar, personal email account to send and receive emails for your professional life – but you shouldn’t take the risk. Is it safe to use your personal email for business? Using your personal email to communicate for business...

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How to Copy Cell Formatting in Microsoft Excel

May 29th, 2019 by admin

Excel is a powerful application, but because it can do so much it can be easy to miss certain features that could make your life much simpler. Today’s quick tech blog shows you one of these features. We’ll look at how to copy cell formatting in Microsoft Excel without disturbing the contents of the cells...

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Shopping For a Retail POS System?

May 28th, 2019 by admin

Whether you are starting out or ready to upgrade, there is a lot to consider when you’re shopping for a retail POS. These topics will help accelerate your research. In a retail business, the selection of your point of sale software and hardware is a crucial one. You need to know that your selected vendor...

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What You Need to Know About NextGen Malware and AntiVirus Protection

May 24th, 2019 by admin

If you’ve heard the terms “NextGen Malware and Antivirus Protection”, you might think they were made up by a marketer who had a few too many lattes — but this type of security truly takes it up a notch from more familiar offerings. Today’s cybercriminals are becoming increasingly savvy and are finding...

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Honoring Those Who Gave Their Lives

May 24th, 2019 by admin

On Memorial Day we remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. These brave men and women have dedicated their lives to honor the living and make our lives better.     Can’t see the video above?  Click Here. The History Of Memorial Day Memorial day is the most solemn American...

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5 Ways Managed IT Services Is the Right Choice for Your Business

May 23rd, 2019 by admin

Choosing a managed IT services firm to handle your business’s IT is the right choice for many businesses. Here are our top 5 reasons why. 1. Focus on Your Business’s Core Competencies Here’s the bottom line: unless you are a managed IT services firm, your core competency isn’t IT services. It’s something...

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How to RSVP to Invites With Outlook Mobile

May 23rd, 2019 by admin

  Outlook Mobile is a powerful mobile version of Microsoft’s popular Outlook application. Microsoft has provided users a standalone email app that’s packed with a real depth of features. Today we’re looking at how to quickly RSVP to meeting invites using Outlook Mobile. The best and quickest way to...

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Here’s What You Need to Know About SD-WAN Technology

May 20th, 2019 by admin

Moving from hardware solutions to software solutions isn’t a new concept for technology professionals, but network infrastructure has traditionally been a hardware-focused world even as applications move to the cloud. With the introduction of SD-WAN, or Software-Defined Wide Area Networks, IT professionals...

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Enable Do Not Disturb on Your Android Device

May 17th, 2019 by admin

Do Not Disturb on Android can do more than you might expect. Here’s how to enable and customize Do Not Disturb on your Android device.   Today’s quick tech blog explains how to enable Do Not Disturb on Android devices. We’ll also give a basic explanation of how to customize this feature, making it even...

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Can Your IT Company Handle Your Business Growth?

May 16th, 2019 by admin

A healthy, growing business is almost always a good thing. Still, expansion brings with it certain responsibilities on your part. If your business is growing quite quickly, it’s important to understand that large changes or adjustments may need to be made. This could mean hiring more employees, starting...

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Most Small Businesses Pay The Ransom

May 16th, 2019 by admin

Are you willing to pay the piper when it comes to cyberattacks? Despite the growing number of cyberattacks on small- and medium-sized businesses, there is still a lack of awareness or proactive defense of the networks, computer systems, applications and devices being used. This inattention means it’s...

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Critical Update From Microsoft: Remote Desktop Services

May 16th, 2019 by admin

Impacted Systems: Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Windows7 Windows Server 2008 Nonimpacted Systems: Windows 10 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019 If you are still using Windows Server 2003 or XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2008 you could be in trouble. A wormable virus may be coming...

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Evaluating Digital Transformation Efforts

May 14th, 2019 by admin

Today’s businesses are nearly all in a period of transition. If you aren’t old enough to have lived it, all you need to do is stream a few episodes of just about any ’90s sitcom to realize that business has changed at an overwhelming pace since then. This change continues today. Companies are all at...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10th, 2019 by admin

May 12th is Mother’s Day – what are your plans to mark the occasion? Flowers? A special meal? A day out with the kids?   Whatever your plans are, take some time this Sunday to celebrate all of the mothers in your life, not just your own. And if this is your day? The {company} team hopes that it’s a great...

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Malware attack hits US accounting firms

May 9th, 2019 by admin

A major accounting software and cloud services company has been hit by malware, affecting their many clients across the US. Wolters Kluwer, a major provider of tax accounting software and cloud services, has been hit by malware. The many financial software services they offer to clients across the...

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5 Must-Know Microsoft Outlook Hacks

May 7th, 2019 by admin

Take a minute to pull out your phone. How many email notifications are staring at you? 100? 3,000? More? Drowning in email is no way to live—or to conduct business. An out-of-control personal email account can cause plenty of problems, like missed bill payments. Even worse, an out-of-control business...

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How Can You Save Money With The Cloud?

May 6th, 2019 by admin

Cloud computing transformed the way companies approached their infrastructure. You’re not locked into using on-site resources only. Instead, you have access to a range of cloud-based service providers. It’s common knowledge that the cloud saves businesses money, but you may be wondering about the specifics...

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Four Amazing Tips on Using iPhones and iPads in Your Business

May 1st, 2019 by admin

Coordinating interactions between office staff and remote workers can be challenging. One way you can cut through a lot of the confusion that arises when trying to keep everything in sync is by leveraging your worker’s iPad and iPhone devices. It is a way of using something that is already in their...

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Hackers Steal Company Information

April 29th, 2019 by admin

Cybercriminals have started 2019 off by stealing more than 1.7 billion records. They look for data that is profitable in some way, whether they sell it directly or use it as part of another attack. A successful intrusion attempt comes from various factors, such as an employee downloading a malicious...

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Microsoft Accounts Targeted For Months, Hackers Serve A Security Reminder

April 26th, 2019 by admin

Microsoft began notifying Outlook.com users of a 2019 security breach that occurred between January 1st and March 28th. Hackers were unintentionally given unauthorized access to some accounts, where they were then able to view subject lines, email addresses, and folder names. While no login details—including...

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

April 24th, 2019 by admin

April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day, which is an occasion worth celebrating. No office can function without hardworking and dedicated administrative staff, so why not take this as an opportunity to remind them how much you value them?     Treat your administrative staff to a little something...

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Inside The New Microsoft Edge Browser

April 23rd, 2019 by admin

Microsoft’s first version of the Edge browser fell far behind other options, gaining only a 4.4 percent market share compared to Chrome’s 65.5 percent, Internet Explorer’s 9.83 percent, and Firefox’s 9.62 percent. The company went back to the drawing board and created a new Edge that is based on the...

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Celebrate Earth Day This April 22nd!

April 22nd, 2019 by admin

    This year, what will you do to celebrate Earth Day? The 49th Annual Earth Day is nearly upon us. As always, it’s April 22nd and the perfect day to celebrate this beautiful blue planet we live on. Let’s learn more about what Earth Day is, where it comes from, and how you can celebrate. What is Earth...

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Tech Education: What Is Microsoft Office 365?

April 18th, 2019 by admin

  The ability to work anywhere used to be limited to freelancers and writers, but today’s professionals need the flexibility to be productive regardless of their physical location. Microsoft Office 365 provides the full-featured suite of services that businesses need to scale quickly and focus on core...

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Be Aware: ASUS Update Tool Hijacked By Aggressive Hackers

April 17th, 2019 by admin

Large software and hardware manufacturers are generally a trusted source for updates, but that same level of trust with consumers is what makes these groups a heavy target for hackers. The recent infiltration of ASUS made it all too clear that no one is safe from the threat of malware attacks. The Taiwan-based...

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What Are the Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services For Small Business?

April 16th, 2019 by admin

There is a point in every small business’s lifecycle when technology becomes integral to the business. With some organizations, this could be the first day they are in existence — with others, it may be several months to a year or more before technical challenges begin to invade business operations....

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A Whopping 94% Of Businesses Don’t Leverage The Software They Purchase

April 15th, 2019 by admin

Businesses spend a significant amount on their software solutions, but 94 percent of them don’t get the expected value out of them. Many roadblocks stand in the way of bringing new solutions into the office, from a lack of consideration for the end user to choosing platforms that can’t scale with the...

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Microsoft Excel Tip: How To Copy Cells In Microsoft Excel

April 15th, 2019 by admin

Microsoft Excel is a staple program in Microsoft’s Office suite. It’s a powerful spreadsheet program that allows users to organize data and calculate results using a wide range of formulas. Let’s look at one basic element to this program: how to copy cells in Microsoft Excel. Basic Cell Copying Technique...

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The Countdown Is On: The California Data Privacy Act Goes Into Effect January 2020

April 12th, 2019 by admin

First, there was the GDPR, with organizations around the world scrambling to create cookie and privacy policies to ensure that their data storage and use would meet the restrictive standards imposed by the EU. For smaller organizations in the U.S., the GDPR didn’t cause quite the fuss as it did for...

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These Incident Response Tips for CISOs Can Help Protect Your Business

April 11th, 2019 by admin

You don’t have to look long or hard through the news to find the latest cybersecurity incident — or the terrible press and loss of business that the organization suffers due to their inability to quickly respond to the threat. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are actively looking for ways...

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Windows 7 End Of Support Just Around The Corner

April 9th, 2019 by admin

If your company is still using the Windows 7 operating on your business computers, it’s time to look for a change. That’s because Microsoft is ending support for this popular and reliable operating system that has been popular with companies for years. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop offering...

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Are You Good at Saying No & Setting Priorities?

April 5th, 2019 by admin

There are never enough hours in a day, but how you spend the hours that you do have can make all the difference in the world. Just think: business leaders such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have exactly the same 24 hours available to them as you do! All good business leaders have to determine the best...

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Security Update: What’s PhishPoint?

April 5th, 2019 by admin

The attack dubbed “PhishPoint” is a recent cyber-attack scheme being used by foreign hackers. It demonstrates the craftiness and the extent that cybercriminals will go to in order to harvest your Microsoft Office 365 credentials. It uses several familiar aspects of Office 365 to lull potential victims...

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Are You Budgeting for Cybersecurity as You Would Other Expenses?

April 4th, 2019 by admin

It’s difficult to scan through any news site and not see mention of yet another cybersecurity breach at an organization, and the devastation that can be caused to that business and the community are significant. Maintaining a robust cybersecurity presence is no different than budgeting for the cost...

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How Can Reliable Phone Services Help Our Company?

April 2nd, 2019 by admin

Communication is essential for any business today. Being able to connect with colleagues and customers is critical for getting work done. That means having a reliable, features-packed phone system that lets you communicate effectively while in and out of the office. Without a powerful business phone...

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What Is The Estimated Cost Of Your Next Ransomware Attack?

April 1st, 2019 by admin

Successful businesses require smart leadership. How does a company effectively protect its profits? Planning for profits should also include company-wide management of expenses and security planning is high on the list. If the average ransomware payment has reached close to $15,000, a company’s leaders...

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Celebrate World Backup Day on March 31st

March 29th, 2019 by admin

When Was Your Last Backup? Data backups are a critical part of protecting the information and files you cannot afford to lose. And yet, many people have bad backup habits – or no backup habits at all.     March 31st is World Backup Day – a perfect opportunity for you to update your existing backups,...

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What Exactly Does A Managed IT Services Company Provide?

March 28th, 2019 by admin

Running a business requires a great deal of focused attention. Unfortunately, when your technology team is spending a great deal of time dealing with login problems, software licensing, cybersecurity and more, it doesn’t leave a lot of time for growth activities and strategic thinking. As businesses...

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Microsoft Excel Training [Free Online Course]

March 26th, 2019 by admin

Microsoft Excel Training   Excel is one of the most versatile and most useful programs in the Microsoft Office suite. It’s also one of the trickiest to master without a little help from someone who understands the ins and outs of Excel. Join us for a special three-part online Microsoft Excel training...

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Set Reminders to Stay on Track with Important Tasks

March 26th, 2019 by admin

  Raise your hand if you’re one of the millions of Americans who are overworked and don’t have enough hours in the day — isn’t that everyone? When you do manage to get into the groove of getting something done, it’s easy to forget everything else in the work or play. You may not even realize exactly...

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Are You Prepared For The End Of Windows 7?

March 26th, 2019 by admin

Living in a technology era that sees device upgrades and new products on what seems like an almost weekly basis, it’s difficult to imagine that Windows 7 has remained in play since its release in 2009. According to Net Market Share’s December 2018 data, 40.86 percent were still using Windows 7 compared...

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Windows 7 Support Is Ending

March 26th, 2019 by admin

  Did you know? Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020. Beginning this April, Microsoft will start displaying pop-ups on all Windows 7 computers alerting the users that their support for Windows 7 will be ending. Don’t be alarmed.  Microsoft also did the same thing with Windows XP...

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[VIDEO] What Is The Cloud?

March 25th, 2019 by admin

  While you hear the term frequently and see the images of puffy whiteness illustrating the concept, you may still be wondering, “What is the cloud?” Despite being a standard technology solution for many years, it’s still a good time to understand the basics of what the cloud is and how it can benefit...

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13 Effects That You Can Apply to the Apple Messages App

March 22nd, 2019 by admin

Back in 2018, Apple once again upgraded the iMessage app to include new messaging effects. Apple added these effects to enhance the messaging experience for iOS users. There are 13 different effects that you can use to add an attractive feature to your messages when using iOS 12 or later on an iPhone...

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Your Guide To Microsoft’s End Of Support

March 21st, 2019 by admin

In an ideal world, you’d never have any technical issues, and you’d never have to call Microsoft technical support. Everything should work perfectly, without bugs, slowdowns, crashes, or corruptions. Of course, technical issues are inevitable, and when you experience difficulties, you call technical...

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Why Is ITSM Important For Local Business?

March 21st, 2019 by admin

With today’s businesses moving a large portion of their information technology operations to the cloud, having holistic IT services management is more important than ever before. Making this shift provides organizations with an unprecedented level of flexibility, and cloud solutions are generally more...

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5 Cybersecurity Tips For Employees

March 20th, 2019 by admin

Imagine waking up one day only to realize that the company you work for has been hacked. Your files are missing, bank accounts are hijacked, and sensitive information is on the loose. Although this sounds like a rare situation, it has become more prevalent in this day and age. While there are some solutions...

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Severe Ransomware Attack Hits Global Firm

March 19th, 2019 by admin

Norsk Hydro just got hit with a major ransomware attack that took down their entire worldwide network. It happened this morning, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, and we wanted to share this with you. They experienced widespread system outages. This has been such a disaster that their aluminum production plants...

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Reduce Travel Costs & Expense With Video Calling Apps

March 19th, 2019 by admin

Endless airline terminals. Overpriced airport food. Overly-close seating on packed planes. What’s there to love about business travel? Sure, there are some road warriors who appreciate never having to clean a room or make a bed as they spend all their time in hotels, but for most people, business travel...

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New Threat Advisory: TrickBot (Warnings/Recommendations)

March 18th, 2019 by admin

TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a handle on it, TrickBot releases new modules that advance its capabilities. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organization from TrickBot. Don’t Get Tricked By TrickBot TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day This Sunday

March 15th, 2019 by admin

March 17th is one of our favorite days of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. For some, it’s a day to celebrate centuries of rich culture and Irish heritage, and for others, an opportunity to have a pint or two with friends.   However you’ll be spending this St. Paddy’s, our team hopes you have a fun and...

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How To Create Information Gathering Forms With Microsoft Office 365

March 13th, 2019 by admin

It may surprise you, but Microsoft Office 365 has a fantastic solution for creating simple quizzes, polls and surveys — and you already have access to this functionality! Microsoft Forms is relatively new, as it was only launched in June 2016, but this lightweight web app is an excellent way to gather...

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How Much Time Are You Losing To Technology Issues?

March 13th, 2019 by admin

No matter how good technology gets, technical issues are still and will continue to be a major cause of lost productivity for individuals and companies. Problems with slow or crashed computers, loss of internet service, printers not working, dropped telephone calls, and other annoying little gremlins...

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Warning: Foreign Hackers Compromised Citrix Systems

March 11th, 2019 by admin

Citrix said the FBI warned them on Wednesday, March 6th that hackers compromised its IT systems and stole “business documents.” Citrix doesn’t know precisely which documents the hackers obtained nor how they got in. It’s suspected that this is a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign supported by a...

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Never Lose A Receipt Ever Again

March 11th, 2019 by admin

Tired of Not Getting Reimbursed for Business Expenses? Never Lose Your Receipts Ever Again!   Maintaining receipts is a fact of life for many people, but it can be extremely frustrating. Tiny pieces of paper that have to be maintained and categorized long enough to submit your expenses for reimbursement...

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Spring Forward This Sunday

March 8th, 2019 by admin

Daylight Saving Time for 2019 starts on Sunday, March 10th. I’m sure you know how Daylight Saving Time (DST) works, but did you know not everyone in the US observes this time change? Arizona hasn’t observed DST since 1967, and Hawaii has never used DST. Michigan skipped DST from 1969 – 1973, while Florida...

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What are the Top Benefits Of IT Services To Local Small Business?

March 7th, 2019 by admin

Why Do Local Small Businesses Need IT Services? Many small business owners are entrepreneurial and want to do as much as possible on their own. However, specific tasks require technical expertise that would distract owners from operating their businesses. IT support services are a perfect example of...

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Why You Need A Plan For Sharing Critical Passwords

March 4th, 2019 by admin

Many companies password protect their files and applications and for good reason. There are hackers trying every day to break into a system and obtain files and information. Most businesses are smart about applying passwords to protect their information. However, many of them fail to think about sharing...

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The Ultimate Small Business Owner’s Guide to Ransomware

March 4th, 2019 by admin

Your employee innocently clicks a link within an email or visits a sketchy website and the next thing you know your digital assets are being held hostage by a cyber attacker. It only takes a few keystrokes to cause potentially irrevocable damage to your systems, and hackers are always looking for new...

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Why Do Hackers Target Small Businesses?

February 28th, 2019 by admin

Why Small Companies is the First Target for Online Hackers According to the SBA, small business employs less than 500 people and realizes less than $7 million in profits annually. This standard defines a small company across the global business world. A large percentage of these smaller businesses operate...

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Should Local Companies Outsource IT?

February 26th, 2019 by admin

Technology is the backbone of every business from, the smallest family-owned retail store to the largest international corporations. Companies everywhere depend on their technology to help them to reach their goals and stay competitive in a rapidly growing marketplace. However, when you combine the...

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Selecting The Right Business VoIP Provider [2019 Guide]

February 21st, 2019 by admin

To experience growth and stay relevant in their given industries, companies rely on productivity-enhancing and cost-effective communication systems that provide a robust, efficient platform for critical interactions, both internal and external. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems have risen...

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How Advanced eDiscovery In Microsoft 365 Helps Manage Data

February 19th, 2019 by admin

  Do you have a lot of data? Are you able to organize your data in a convenient logical way and then search for it with ease and/or with advanced search criteria so that the results are not in the hundreds but in the tens or less? Is managing it or finding specific data at any given time proving time-consuming?...

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Can 2 or More Monitors Increase Staff Productivity?

February 19th, 2019 by admin

Looking for ways to help your team accomplish more? Consider equipping their workspaces with additional monitors. Skeptics are likely shaking their heads at this, wondering, “Will that really improve productivity, or only give my employees an extra incentive to stream videos or play games? Aren’t more...

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Feeling The Love?

February 14th, 2019 by admin

There is a lot to love about the work that you do, and hopefully, your technology is part of that. Loving your IT means having a great relationship not only with the devices, software, and applications you use each day, but with the folks who look after them.   If you’ve stopped feeling that spark with...

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The Risks Of Using Auto-Complete For Passwords

February 13th, 2019 by admin

The auto-fill feature that makes it easy to enter in usernames and passwords on various websites may be putting your information at risk. While auto-fill is a convenient way to keep track of the many combinations of letters, numbers and special characters you need to access sites, the feature is also...

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14-yr-old Teen Who Discovered Eavesdropping Bug to Be Paid by Apple

February 13th, 2019 by admin

Apple is yet to disclose how much it is going to reward a 14-year-old U.S. teenager for discovering a massive security breach on its FaceTime video call system. It is believed that part of the reward money will be set aside for his high school education fund. On Thursday, Grant Thompson noticed the...

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Business Insights With Visio and Power BI

February 12th, 2019 by admin

Microsoft’s Visio Visual and Power BI are two extremely useful software tools that help business owners store, organize, and interpret data with easy-to-understand visual representations.   Using these tools can take your business to the next level. Still, many business owners don’t know about Visio...

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Why Local Companies Need To Hire A Local Cybersecurity Specialist

February 12th, 2019 by admin

Cybersecurity threats have shown no signs of slowing down, and small and mid-sized organizations are expected to be more heavily targeted going forward. Although splashy headlines about Fortune 500 companies suffering breaches may lead some business leaders to think that hackers are after big corporations,...

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The Most Common Errors Local Businesses Make When Hiring an IT Consultant

February 11th, 2019 by admin

Hiring an IT consultant is a proven method of boosting small to midsize businesses beyond their current capabilities. Rather than hiring full-time employees or tying up internal resources, businesses can allow an IT consultant to do some of the heavy lifting. That’s not to suggest that hiring an IT...

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6 Top Tips To Why Outsourcing IT Support Makes Sense

February 8th, 2019 by admin

If you own or manage a company and are considering outsourcing your IT services, you’re on your way to markedly reduced expenditures and greatly improved cybersecurity and technology. Still wondering about the benefits of outsourcing IT? Not sure how to go about hiring a managed IT service provider?...

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How Can I Enter and Analyze Data via a Data Entry Form in Microsoft Excel?

February 6th, 2019 by admin

You can create a data entry form in Microsoft Excel without using VBA or even recording a macro. If those terms don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. You won’t need to learn them. Excel has a hidden tool you can use to make dreaded data entry fast and easy. Using a data entry form lets you view one...

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How To Set Up Your Microsoft Office 365 Email On Your Smartphone

January 31st, 2019 by admin

Do you want to have the ability to stay on top of your emails from anywhere without the need to learn a new email system? Then enjoy the convenience of using your Microsoft Office 365 email and calendar directly on your smartphone. The Microsoft Outlook app is available for both iPhone and Android devices,...

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Urgent Tech Tip: Disable Facetime On Your iPhone

January 30th, 2019 by admin

A major FaceTime bug discovered recently has left Apple device users skittish about yet another privacy concern and forced the tech giant to scramble for a fix for the issue. For users of Macs or iPhones, understanding the FaceTime flaw and knowing how to disable the function are important steps until...

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Microsoft Office 365 Business vs. Microsoft 365

January 30th, 2019 by admin

Two subscription-based software programs available from Microsoft are Office 365 and Microsoft 365, both developed for small to medium-sized businesses and even larger companies. There are some similarities and differences between the two to help you decide which one you need for your organization....

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Data Privacy Day: Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust

January 28th, 2019 by admin

There is no better time than Jan. 28 to turn your attention to the importance of data privacy and all that it entails. During National Data Privacy Day, numerous businesses, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and individuals will come together to spread awareness about safeguarding data,...

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4 Rock Solid Reasons Why Outsourcing Your IT Support Is A Smart Move

January 28th, 2019 by admin

As a business owner, one of your most pressing concerns should be improving the technology that drives your business. There are so many reasons to care about your company’s IT. Here are just a few: Your customers and clients will inevitably want better technology Your employees need to do their jobs...

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Windows 7: Under One Year Until Support Ends

January 24th, 2019 by admin

Use Windows 7? Do you love your Windows 7? Will your need or desire to continue to use Windows 7 surpass this year? If so, you should be aware that in just under one year — January 14, 2020, specifically — Windows 7 Extended Support ends for most users. As such, there are things you need to know and...

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Happy MacIntosh Computer Day

January 24th, 2019 by admin

January 24th is Macintosh Computer Day. On this day we celebrate the innovation, skill and can-do spirit that shaped the future of computing. We recognize the history of Apple. Back in 1984, its creators with Steve Jobs at the helm introduced the first Macintosh computer, now known as Apple or Mac to...

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What Are the 3 Big Changes at Microsoft in 2019?

January 23rd, 2019 by admin

Ever since Microsoft incorporated as a company in April 1975, it has led the way in releasing innovative computing products for home and business users. From the release of its first operating system to the computer mouse to Microsoft Office, the company has always been one step ahead of the competition...

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21st, 2019 by admin

Remembered mostly for his “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who fought to end segregation in this country. On this day, we remember someone who devoted their life to achieving racial equality. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Georgia in 1929. He graduated from high school at...

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Is Your Business Being Taken Care Of By A Professional Help Desk Team?

January 18th, 2019 by admin

As much as people hope their business can run like a well-oiled machine, the truth is issues are inevitable. With businesses using an increasing number of technologically advanced tools, many issues experienced in the workplace have to do with the technology itself. If a system or tool fails or becomes...

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Is My Company At Risk If I Don’t Have A Managed IT Services Company?

January 17th, 2019 by admin

Of the risks your company faces on a regular basis, those associated with your IT department are likely a low concern and priority. The fact is, in today’s world most office professionals are capable of conducting the majority of their own IT work as needed for their individual devices. However, that...

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FBI Warns Businesses Of Cyber Attack From China

January 17th, 2019 by admin

Who Has Been Impacted by Chinese Cyber Attacks? At the beginning of the year, the FBI warned businesses to protect themselves from cyber attacks by foreign entities, saying activity has spiked in the past 18 months. Hewlett Packard and IBM are among the businesses most recently targeted. There’s a National...

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Is My Business at Risk if I Don’t Have Managed IT Services?

January 14th, 2019 by admin

Your business is at a higher risk for security breaches and data when you don’t utilize a managed IT services company. A managed IT service company is more affordable than you realize. Managed IT service can be priced as a flat monthly fee, a per-user fee or a per-device fee. Then your business has...

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The Hidden Costs of Your Next Data Breach

January 11th, 2019 by admin

Ask any small or medium-sized business owner and they’ll tell you the same thing: They’re terrified of a data breach. Sure, their fears might not exist on the same plane as, say, a Target or a Wells Fargo, but that doesn’t mean they’re not real and quantifiable. The average numbers are pretty scary,...

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What Should Be In Your 2019 Technology Strategic Plan

January 10th, 2019 by admin

Making an Ultimate Technology Plan for the New Year Times are changing. Apparently, this is the case considering we’re about to head into 2019. How is your current technology holding up at your company? If you feel like there are certain things that you need to change up to stay competitive, it might...

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8 Amazing Tips To Take Awesome Photos With Your iPhone

January 10th, 2019 by admin

Smartphone technology and the internet have made it possible for us to share ideas—and do business—with people all over the world. Learning to use the powerful tools we have at our fingertips more effectively is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Today’s consumers aren’t just looking...

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Will Cybercriminals Shutter Your Business In 2019?

January 10th, 2019 by admin

If the frightening headlines about massive data breaches were not warning enough, upwards of 60 percent of all small and mid-sized businesses, reportedly shutter within six months of a systems hack. The leading causes of nefarious systems incursions are reportedly caused by about 25 percent of valued...

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Top 8 Cybersecurity Concerns For Local Businesses

January 7th, 2019 by admin

As businesses add more layers of cybersecurity to their arsenals, cybercriminals are finding new ways to attack system, networks and devices. There is a constant stream of emerging threats that can mean trouble for companies of any size. Why Is Data Security a Major Challenge Going Forward? Businesses...

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SCAM ALERT: Google Play Gift Cards

January 6th, 2019 by admin

If there’s a will there’s a way when it comes to scammers, especially with gift cards. Everyone loves gift cards. Consumers love how easy it is to purchase gift cards, use gift cards and even give gift cards. It’s as simple as buying a card at a brick and mortar store or clicking a few buttons and almost...

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World Braille Day

January 4th, 2019 by admin

On January 4th, 1809, Louis Braille was born. Louis Braille was a child who lost his vision in an incident involving a sharp tool at the age of 3. During his early life, Louis had an interest in “night writing”, a military code used by the French Army in the 1800s. This “night writing” was a way for...

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Should Your Business Upgrade It’s Website To WordPress 5.0.2

January 4th, 2019 by admin

Only a few short weeks ago, we wrote about the introduction of WordPress 5.0 in early December and discussed whether or not your company should upgrade now, never or at a later date. Our recommendation was to wait until some of the bugs had been worked out of the system and until your business has a...

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The 2019 Cyber Security Guide For Financial Professionals

January 3rd, 2019 by admin

The securities industry has been as vulnerable to cyber attacks in 2018 as any other industry. According to the SEC’s Enforcement Division newly created Cyber Unit (formed in 2017 to enhance the ability of the Commission to identify and investigate all cyber-related threats to firms), 20 actionable...

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What Is The Microsoft 365 Freelance Toolkit

January 2nd, 2019 by admin

Companies today are increasingly relying on freelancers to support one-time or ongoing projects. The growing need for freelance support can create complex challenges for companies. How, for example, can companies manage projects across time zones? How can freelance and in-house staff access the same...

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Have You Made Up Your Mind Regarding Your 2019 Technology Plan?

December 31st, 2018 by admin

December 31st is Make Up Your Mind Day As New Year’s Eve approaches, it’s time to remember its other name: Make Up Your Mind Day. As the last day of the business year for most companies, it’s also a vital point for putting your plans for the next year into action. Unfortunately, creating a business technology...

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Homeland Security Has Some Great Cybersecurity Resources

December 27th, 2018 by admin

If you own or manage a small business, you’re undoubtedly concerned about how to keep your customers’ personal and your business’ proprietary and financial information secure. While you may not think that you have much to steal, since you are a small operation, a cyber thief misappropriating your customers’...

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What Is The Difference Between Help Desk Services & Desktop Computer Support?

December 21st, 2018 by admin

In searching for the ideal outsourced IT support company for your business, you may have come across some technical terms and phrases. Many of them are probably phrases you’ve heard before; however, you may not be sure of their precise technical meaning within the IT space. While there are general and...

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10 Tips To Guard Against SamSam Ransomware

December 20th, 2018 by admin

In July 2018, an article published by Naked Security stated that SamSam, one of the latest ransomware threats, has been one of the most costly and dangerous attacks in history. SamSam leeched at least $6 million from unwitting victims, some of which were well-known businesses and government operations....

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Why Business Must Have A Security Focused IT Consulting Company

December 19th, 2018 by admin

When you are choosing the best IT consulting for your business, it is critical that you find a company that is extremely focused on all of the elements of security that can be a threat. Many of the best IT consulting companies go the extra mile for their clients by acting as a Managed Security Services...

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10 Important Tips For Meeting Accessibility Standards With Email

December 17th, 2018 by admin

When you launch an email campaign, you want your message to be read and understood by as many people as possible, and one way to do that is by making your emails accessible to people with disabilities. Those with visual, cognitive, auditory, or mobility impairments have special needs that can be addressed...

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Happy Wright Brothers Day – December 17

December 17th, 2018 by admin

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in a mechanically propelled airplane. To celebrate the accomplishment and commemorate the achievements of the brave brothers, December 17 became Wright Brothers Day by a 1959 Presidential Proclamation. Wright Brothers Day...

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6.8M Facebook Users Hit By New Photo Bug

December 14th, 2018 by admin

Facebook has just announced that a Photo API bug gave app developers access to user photos outside of the scope intended for 5.6 million users. This includes granting apps access to Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and photos that were uploaded but not shared. The bug was in effect from September...

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What’s The Difference Between Computer Repair and Network Computer Services?

December 14th, 2018 by admin

The fundamental difference between computer repair and network computer services is that computer repair is a very reactive concept. Something breaks, you call your trusted technician and they make the fix — and bill you for time and materials while your staff members wait for their technical problems...

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Sextortion Scam Pretending To Come From Your Hacked Email Account

December 14th, 2018 by admin

A recent sextortion scheme highlights the vulnerability users face when their data is stolen and used against them. The widespread threat made it seem as though a hacker had compromising video of a victim taken while visiting adult pornographic websites. The scammers threatened to release the video unless...

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What Are The Top Tech Events in 2019?

December 13th, 2018 by admin

Attending the top tech events in 2019 is mandatory for managed IT service companies. While it may be impossible to stay ahead of cybercrime, IT professionals should invest time and money to stay proactive to help their clients plan for unidentified threats. Keynote speakers at these top teach events...

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Should Your Business Upgrade Your Website To WordPress 5.0?

December 12th, 2018 by admin

WordPress 5.0 was just released to the public on December 6, 2018. According to WordPress’ blog, this new version of the go-to platform for small business websites and blogs will “revolutionize content editing with the introduction of a new block editor and block editor-compatible default theme Twenty...

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Are Your Employees Your Largest Cybersecurity Risk?

December 12th, 2018 by admin

Regardless of the money businesses invest in cybersecurity, technology is only part of the cybersecurity puzzle. Regardless of new hardware, updated software and the best IT support team, cybersecurity is an ongoing commitment. Cybersecurity must be on the minds of every employee every hour of every...

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Cape Cod Community College Hit With $800,000 Phishing Attack

December 11th, 2018 by admin

Hackers Know How to Steal Money Anonymously In West Barnstable, Massachusetts, Cape Cod Community College recently fell victim to a phishing scam that resulted in the school losing more than $800,000. The money was taken out of the school’s bank accounts. While this kind of scam is common these days,...

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Happy National App Day: December 11th

December 11th, 2018 by admin

Even though the word App is relatively new, it has become popular in everyday terminology as its uses have changed lives in the modern world. Almost all mobile phones are now smartphones, so even those individuals who were apprehensive about using new technology now use apps on a daily basis. That is...

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How Does Managed IT Services Save You Time & Money?

December 10th, 2018 by admin

Anyone who owns or runs a business knows that there is always more work that could be done, and there are almost endless ways to improve or help the business. Running a business is a full-time enterprise, and a good leader will need to learn how to be efficient to meet the company’s goals. The bottom...

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Important FBI/DHS Warning: Update On FBI and DHS Warning: SamSam Ransomware

December 7th, 2018 by admin

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a critical alert Dec. 3, warning users about SamSam ransomware and providing details on what system vulnerabilities permit the pernicious product to be deployed. According to the alert, which came from the DHS’s National...

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What Are The Top eCommerce Platforms Going Into 2019

December 6th, 2018 by admin

ECommerce platforms are one of the fastest growing trends in business. They allow you to create an online presence where you can display your products, interact with the consumer, handle transactions, and finalize sales all on one convenient platform. You don’t have to maintain a storefront or purchase...

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FTC Issues Warning After Marriott Data Breach

December 6th, 2018 by admin

In late 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a stark warning about a massive data breach at a Marriott chain that exposed the records of 500 million people. The latest major corporate breach reinforces the need for companies to invest in multilayered security protocols that protect networks,...

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Threat Advisory: SamSam Ransomware

December 6th, 2018 by admin

SamSam Ransomware is becoming a massive problem for multiple industries across the United States. In fact, the problem is so big that The Department of Homeland Security, (DHS), National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, (NCCIC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), have...

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The Guide To Increasing Labor Efficiencies With Managed IT Services

December 5th, 2018 by admin

Efficiency is one of the most challenging objectives for most companies to achieve. To be efficient, a firm needs to focus on optimizing limited resources to achieve the best results possible at the lowest cost. As you probably know from experience, this is far easier said than done. To boost efficiency,...

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What Are the Best Free Video Editors Available?

December 5th, 2018 by admin

In order to become a successful business, it has become increasingly crucial to maximize online content for current and potential customers and clients. One way to do this is with video. Unfortunately, many business owners and marketing managers stay away from video because they think it’s too difficult...

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Tech Tips: Top 10 Free Windows Utilities

December 4th, 2018 by admin

Windows users need their computers to do many different things. While the operating system has lots of built-in functionality, sometimes it can’t do everything it needs to. Fortunately, there are thousands of utility programs designed to simplify tasks and make work easier to manage. Whether you’re...

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If You Don’t Think Cybersecurity Is Crucial – Listen To This

December 4th, 2018 by admin

Small and mid-sized companies have a tendency to operate under the assumption that hackers target only more extensive operations. There’s a simple logic to that misconception that these criminals instigate cyber breaches that reap the highest possible reward. Nothing could be further from the truth....

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DHS/FBI Issue Critical Alert: SamSam Ransomware

December 4th, 2018 by admin

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a vital ransomware alert for the SamSam ransomware also known as MSIL/Samas.A. The FBI and DHS alert, issued on November 3rd, 2018 describes how hackers armed with SamSam ransomware have targeted multiple industries, including some within...

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Marriott Data Breach: What You Need To Know

December 3rd, 2018 by admin

Heads up if you’ve stayed or made reservations at a Marriott or Starwood property over the last decade. A major security issue was just announced and the scope of the problem is actually quite astonishing. Here’s what you need to know about the Marriott International data breach. What is the Marriott...

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Marriott 500 Million Person Data Breach (Questions/Answers)

November 30th, 2018 by admin

How Marriott Got Caught In A 500-Million Person Data Breach Were You Affected? (Your Questions Answered) What Do We Need To Know About The Marriott Breach? Another big corporation got hooked. This time it was Marriott International. They just revealed that their Starwood reservations database of 500...

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2019 Cyber Security Guide: Emerging And Enhanced Threats

November 30th, 2018 by admin

In Part 1 and Part 2 of the 2019 Cyber Security planning series, we looked at the evolution of technology and the future of cybersecurity defense systems. There has been a steady evolution of defense options to curtail the rising efforts to commit cybercrimes. In this segment, we look at emerging and...

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California Consumer Privacy Act vs. GDPR

November 28th, 2018 by admin

California’s recently passed privacy law, coming on the heels of similar regulations issued by the European Union, makes it imperative that businesses have clear policies and procedures for collecting, storing and using personal information. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), passed in May...

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6 Tips To Ensure Third-Party Security

November 27th, 2018 by admin

Businesses of all types and sizes today must navigate a complex matrix of vendors and partners. In many cases, there is frequent sharing of data, including sensitive and proprietary information, that could be problematic if hacked or stolen. The advent of new technologies, including the Internet of...

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Are You Missing Out on Important Tax Credits?

November 26th, 2018 by admin

Running a business is an expensive proposition, and it only starts with paying your vendors and employees. The tax codes can be a quagmire of confusion for many business owners, especially when it comes to more complex concepts such as the depreciation laws around technology. The good news is that there...

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Microsoft Excel’s Social Media Calendar

November 26th, 2018 by admin

We all know that social media can play a significant role in marketing your product. In the world today, more people are getting hooked up to social media meaning that the market is shifting in that direction. Social media calendar is, therefore, able to help you understand your audience’s preference....

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Top Data Breaches In The First Half Of November 2018

November 24th, 2018 by admin

Data breaches never fail to stay at the top of news headlines, and these are news headlines that should be highly regarded if you are a business owner. According to the ID Theft Center, there were at least 1,579 breaches, which was a 44.7 percent increase from the year before. A Look at Early November...

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4 Tips: Effectively Communicate With Remote Workers [Infographic]

November 23rd, 2018 by admin

An unprecedented number of businesses now employ a remote workforce. In fact, according to a 2018 study, 63 percent of companies have remote workers. Unfortunately, of these companies, approximately 70 percent do not have a remote worker policy. Without a policy in place, many businesses are faced with...

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What Is Small Business Saturday? (November 24th, 2018)

November 23rd, 2018 by admin

How do you usually shop when you need something like a gift for a friend, a new pair of shoes, or a bike for your son or daughter? Today more than ever before, Americans make a beeline for the computer or a big box store when it comes to getting through their shopping list. And it’s not just clothes,...

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Don’t Let a Disaster Destroy Your Holidays

November 21st, 2018 by admin

The festive season is fast approaching, and it is a well-deserved opportunity to celebrate with friends and family. However, the joy of the holidays can quickly turn tragic if you are not careful. Emergency rooms visits and the number of calls to first responders see a sharp increase during the final...

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Can 4G LTE and WiFI Benefit School Districts Inside and Beyond the Classroom?

November 20th, 2018 by admin

As individuals, we’ve been using 4G LTE to connect to the internet for years. 4G LTE can benefit all school districts, and it is a particularly good choice for districts with schools in a wide or rural geographic area. It also offers a type of flexibility that wired connectivity doesn’t have. But how...

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How You Can Celebrate Entrepreneurs’ Day in 2018?

November 20th, 2018 by admin

Look around you. Your desk lamp, your headphones, that smartphone in your hands — everything you own and use daily was created in the mind of an entrepreneur. Sure, it may be mass-produced now, but at one time, every item in existence had to be thought up, created, and marketed for the very first time....

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Will The New Apple iPad Replace Small Business Computers?

November 19th, 2018 by admin

Did you know that the new iPad Pro sports more powerful features than most entry-level laptops in stores today? Yes, the iPad is powerful but can it replace a computer? Is the iPad a tablet or a computer? This is a question that has been asked repeatedly since the iPad Pro was first released in 2015....

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Microsoft Search in 365 is Personalized for Your Business

November 16th, 2018 by admin

If your business uses Microsoft 365, you know how difficult it can be to locate information amongst many different programs and applications on your computer network, your devices, and any other place you may be working from. But what if there was a way to access the information you need as quickly as...

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7 Reasons Teachers Need Office 365

November 15th, 2018 by admin

Teachers are always striving to provide the best education possible for their students while often operating within strict budget constraints. Office 365 provides an abundance of technology that is often free for educators. There are several reasons why teachers should use Office 365 in their classrooms....

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Want The IRS To Pay For Your New Technology?

November 14th, 2018 by admin

What would be the one thing better than getting your hands on the new hardware, software, or office furniture you’ve had your eye on? How about getting new technology as a tax write-off? Awesome, right? Especially since technology tends to be as expensive as it is necessary. Register for our special...

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How to Use Designer in Microsoft PowerPoint

November 14th, 2018 by admin

Many users have found that Office 365 PowerPoint is much easier to use than previous iterations of Microsoft PowerPoint. This application features tools like Designer that take advantage of Microsoft’s cloud technology and machine learning techniques for processing pictures and choosing a suitable layout...

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4 Tech Outsourcing Chores Successful Businesses Are Delegating

November 12th, 2018 by admin

It wasn’t long ago; most businesses believed outsourcing their IT was unnecessary. They could easily hire an individual, with some basic technical knowledge, to cover the day-to-day operations in-house. However, those chores have changed. With increased security threats, stiffer government regulations,...

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Why is my Windows 10 Pro Deactivating?

November 11th, 2018 by admin

If you are experiencing problems with your Windows 10 Pro operating system, you are not alone. Thousands of users from the US, Japan, and South Korea flooded tech message boards late this week with complaints that their legitimately purchased software was deactivating itself. What Exactly Happened?...

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Happy Birthday USMC

November 10th, 2018 by admin

Every year, the United States Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated with a cake-cutting ceremony and a traditional ball on November 10th. This event celebrates the establishment of the Continental Marines on November 10th, 1775. Many Marines have become to view November 10th, the birthday of the United...

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Thank You Veterans!

November 9th, 2018 by admin

World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed. However, fighting ended seven months earlier due to an armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”...

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Mobile Note Taking With Microsoft OneNote

November 6th, 2018 by admin

If you are new to Microsoft OneNote, let me say it provides a unique way to collect and review all your useful “bits” of information, whether you are at home, in the office or on the move. You can collect a range of different information. You can access your data on various devices. You can share your...

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Everything You Need To Know Before You Install A VoIP Phone System

November 5th, 2018 by admin

Phone systems might not be the most exciting entity, but they are a necessity for almost every business. Unfortunately, many business owners have dealt with phone system failures and the inevitable fallout that occurs when a major line of communications is down. With this in mind, Voice over Internet...

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Different Ways You Can Celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day

November 2nd, 2018 by admin

As a business owner, executive or manager, you may use a lawyer for many different reasons. You may need a lawyer to look over your business contracts, to help when you buy or sell a business, to help you with any tax issues that may arise or to help with any personal injury lawsuits that may arise within...

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How To Utilize Microsoft Word’s Business Plan Template

November 1st, 2018 by admin

Creating a comprehensive business plan is an important step for any blossoming business. Whether you’re hoping to attract new investors or qualify for a bank loan, you’ll likely need to present a documented plan to help clarify the ins and outs of your business for interested parties. In a bid to woo...

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Best Productivity Apps For Project Management

October 31st, 2018 by admin

Productivity is key for any business in today’s competitive market. Even the largest companies can fall victim to dips in productivity, and this can happen for many reasons. Whether there are distractions in the workplace, too much work to do with not enough employees, or simply a lack of effort from...

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What’s new in Office 365 for October?

October 29th, 2018 by admin

It looks like, in October, there’s a lot going on, with your Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal subscriptions. We know some of you are reading this do subscribe to one of Office 365 consumer plans. It’s great news if you fit that description and you have more than one device at home. Check out the...

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Microsoft’s “Your Phone” App For Android Phones

October 29th, 2018 by admin

Microsoft just made your mobile life and computer life a whole lot easier and fun. If you love your phone, well so does your computer. Finally, you no longer need to dig around for your phone to send a text message while sitting at your Windows desktop. Plus, that extra step of emailing photos from your...

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What Are We Most Frightened Of This Halloween?

October 26th, 2018 by admin

7 Cyberattack Facts This Halloween we’re celebrating by sharing some scary cyberattack facts. Why? Because, unfortunately, cyber attacks are increasing. The cyber threat landscape is rapidly becoming more of a concern. Not only are businesses seeing an increase in the number of attacks, but these cyber...

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How To Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

October 25th, 2018 by admin

Depending on the age(s) of your child (ren), your response to this topic may be, “She’s too young – she doesn’t even have an identity yet.” Alas, not so. In our electronic society, kids exist in databases even before they’re born. And they are an attractive target for several kinds of bad actors on the...

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Should You Ban Laptops From Meetings?

October 24th, 2018 by admin

Efficiency in the workplace is paramount to success. This concept is widely held across office environments everywhere. But while technology plays an increasingly valuable role in the way the world does business, that’s not to say it doesn’t come with its own unique set of drawbacks. Laptops and mobile...

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Do You Have Good Computer Habits?

October 24th, 2018 by admin

We know it’s important to have good habits in many parts of our lives, from our work to our daily hygiene. However, quite a few of us forget that we need to have good computer habits, too. Developing wise practices in connection with our computers and smartphones can make our lives much easier and help...

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Why Should Law Firms Consider Outsourcing Their IT Services?

October 23rd, 2018 by admin

The phrase, “Technology…you either love it or hate it” is a concept that no longer works in the modern world. In fact, it really is not even relevant. Technology has worked its way into nearly every business. The legal sector is no different. Of course, legal professionals may have held out longer than...

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10 Easy Steps Implementing Your Successful SOP with SharePoint

October 22nd, 2018 by admin

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are necessary for every industry. The written procedures keep a company on track. The importance of having them is to guarantee the organization remains compliant with all federally mandated regulations, legislation, and ever-changing laws. But too often many businesses...

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PSA Alert! Sleeping While Phone Charges

October 19th, 2018 by admin

Read the following alert before charging your phone tonight and from this day forward. According to the Newton, New Hampshire, fire department’s PSA message posted on social media; it seems as though charging a phone in bed poses a serious health risk and lethal safety concerns for you and your loved...

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Happy Spreadsheet Day!!!

October 17th, 2018 by admin

What Are You Doing for Spreadsheet Day? Spreadsheets: some people love them, some people hate them, and some people are a little afraid of them. No matter which category you may currently fall into, you probably know that spreadsheets are vital to the inner workings of organizations ranging in size...

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Should Manufacturing Firms Invest In Microsoft Technologies?

October 16th, 2018 by admin

From the invention of the assembly line to cloud computing for the Discrete, Repetitive, and Process Manufacturing industries, updating to the latest technology is never in question. What does get closer scrutiny, is deciding to invest in Microsoft technologies. That’s what Rolls Royce did, and now they...

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October 16th Is Steve Jobs Day

October 16th, 2018 by admin

Steve Jobs Day Sheds Light On Apple Founder’s Legacy In today’s modern world, the name “Apple” has become synonymous with technology. It’s no wonder then that Steve Jobs, the company’s late co-founder, has become such an influential figure in American history. His contributions are well documented in...

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What Are The New Changes in Microsoft Outlook?

October 15th, 2018 by admin

New Calendar, Mail, and mobile Outlook features help you get things done, was the title of the April 30th, 2018 blog from Microsoft’s Outlook team, about the newest features. Since then, Outlook has received more modern additions, from mobile management to enterprise information protection all designed...

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Digital Transformation: Is Your Business Ready?

October 10th, 2018 by admin

“Digital transformation” is a term likely circulating around IT departments everywhere. The vast majority of businesses today, no matter how big or small, will likely need to further digitalize their operations in order to keep up with competitive markets and an ever-growing list of digital trends. ...

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Implementing Data Security For Your Small Business

October 9th, 2018 by admin

Today’s small business owners are tasked with managing operations, employees and a wide range of things pertaining to the modern day business. It’s no surprise, then, that amid the hustle and bustle, some areas of importance are thrown to the wayside. Cybersecurity is often one of them. According to...

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How To Ensure A Secure Home Network

October 9th, 2018 by admin

Most homeowners and renters understand the importance of home security. In fact, in today’s world, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on home protection. But while securing your belongings is considered good common sense, homeowners don’t as often consider...

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October’s Featured Training: The ABCs Of Cyber Security

October 9th, 2018 by admin

October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month Tune In At Any Time To Watch Our 15 Minute On-Demand Training Cyber Criminals Have A 6 Month Head Start. Is Your Business Protected? Find Out. Tune Into Our October Free Online Training By Clicking Here. Every 39 seconds, a hacker is attacking someone.  Are...

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Google Shutting Down Google+

October 8th, 2018 by admin

Google+ Social Media App Will Soon Move Off Into The Sunset Google+ has never really been a popular social media network. In fact, most people say they’ve never used it and don’t know how it works. So it’s not too surprising to hear that Google has finally decided to pull the plug. Google just announced...

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Facebook Data Breach

October 5th, 2018 by admin

Are you aware of a potentially serious data breach involving Facebook?  According to many top news outlets, 50 million users accounts may have been impacted and Facebook now faces potential huge fines in the EU. Read more at https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/03/facebook-data-breach-latest-fine-investigation....

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Playing in the Digital Highway: Improperly Secured Data Puts Students At Risk

October 4th, 2018 by admin

When you think of cybersecurity, protecting credit card numbers or government files might come to mind, but your students’ PII (Personally Identifying Information) is a target for hackers, too. Young people make great targets because they’re a clean slate. They’re not using their identities to get a...

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How and When to Set Up A Small Wireless Network In Your School

October 3rd, 2018 by admin

Limited wireless networks are just what they sound like: small networks with limited range that cannot handle the demands of, say, the entire population of a large high school full of students, faculty, and staff all carrying one to three personal devices. Small networks cannot handle the bandwidth demand...

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5 Important Features You’ll Find In iOS12

October 2nd, 2018 by admin

Apple’s newest software update has arrived, and it’s already making an impact in how effectively users manage their smartphones. iOS 12, which comes preinstalled in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, is equipped with a number of shiny, new features sure to delight iPhone and iPad users, old and new models...

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It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month…Are You Prepared?

October 2nd, 2018 by admin

Are You REALLY Secure? Follow This Checklist To Know For Sure   When everything is going well, the last thing you want to do is think about what will happen when something goes wrong. It can be easy to think that just because you’ve recently bought some new hardware, or updated your security software,...

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New Gift Card Scam Hits Just In Time For The Holidays

October 1st, 2018 by admin

There’s a new Gift Card scam going around that has already cost consumers lots of money, frustration, and headaches. Here’s how it works. You’ll get an email from a friend or relative asking you to go buy them a gift card. The email will say that your friend or relative has been busy or sick and unable...

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Important News: Potential Facebook Data Breach

September 28th, 2018 by admin

Facebook Was Breached Were You Or A Facebook Friend Affected? Facebook has confirmed that more than 50 million user accounts have been breached. They made the announcement today, Friday, September 28th.  However, their engineering team discovered the security breach back on Tuesday, September 25th,...

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What’s New in the September Update of Office 365?

September 28th, 2018 by admin

The September update of Office 365 includes some major additions and changes to tools such as Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Excel, just to name a few. It is important to keep up with these developments, so here is a list of the major advancements of which you need to be aware. Microsoft Teams: Skype,...

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How Could a New Cybersecurity Bill Keep People Safe?

September 27th, 2018 by admin

In today’s world, technology can be found nearly everywhere. As more advanced technology continues to pervade society, it is increasingly important to ensure proper steps are taken to keep people safe. In fact, recent efforts have been made to improve this. For example, a bill has been introduced that...

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Did You Know That October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

September 26th, 2018 by admin

Online security is something that should get everyone’s attention. Threats exist all around us: ransomware, viruses, spyware, social engineering attacks and more. There’s so much you need to know to keep your personal and business information safe.   But… where do you start? As trusted cybersecurity...

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How Do You Choose a New Phone for Your Law Practice?

September 26th, 2018 by admin

More than ever, it is necessary for legal professionals to remain digitally connected. As technological advances are made, attorneys and support staff should endeavor to remain up-to-date. This means staying current by investing in the newest generations of digital devices, including phones. With so...

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Tech Tip: iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro

September 24th, 2018 by admin

Laptop users are loyal to their devices, but when portability is a priority, tablets can’t be beaten. With so many strong tablet contenders on the market, narrowing down the options before making a purchase can seem overwhelming. This is especially true for shoppers who aren’t quite sure what features...

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Microsoft Office 365 For Educators Is Available For Free

September 21st, 2018 by admin

Microsoft Office, the software suite that gave us that blueprint for all other word processing software, Word, has gone to the Cloud. Office 365 (O365) offers a cloud-based alternative to the desktop Microsoft Office 2016. There are plans available for limited home or personal use, or professional business...

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How Can I Stop Being Distracted and Get More Work Done?

September 18th, 2018 by admin

5 Ways to Reclaim Your Time There are hardly any jobs in the modern world that permit you to work completely apart from other tasks. Getting stuff done today demands concentrated levels of teamwork and communication with your coworkers, your friends, and your clients. As a matter of fact, a recent report...

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10 Critical Things To Look For When Choosing An IT Service Provider

September 17th, 2018 by admin

How Do We Choose An IT Service Provider? 10 Critical Things To Look For If your IT company doesn’t return your phone calls, their prices are too high, or they run in to “fix” things only to run out before you find what was done, you need to choose another IT Service Provider. But what should you look...

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Put Down Those Tablets! Special Considerations for Independent Schools’ EdTech Plans

September 14th, 2018 by admin

Independent schools have a prime opportunity to increase enrollment right now. Trust in government agencies is mixed to low, and the importance of individualism is trending upwards past even science in some areas. While that trend might give all educators a tight feeling in pro-vaccination chests, the...

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Can Business Benefit From Microsoft Office 365?

September 14th, 2018 by admin

In today’s business world, it’s important for companies to stay ahead of the trends when it comes to the latest in tools for productivity. Office suites like Microsoft’s Office 365 have become popular among organizations hoping for more effective performance and communication. With Office 365’s subscription...

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How Can I Optimize My Wi-Fi?

September 13th, 2018 by admin

With a range of technology continuing to encompass upgrades and versions improving on previous ones, there are constantly new ways for people to improve their Wi-Fi speed. Considering the most recent developments, the below provides instructions for minimizing obstacles to your connection speed while...

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How Can I Benefit From Keyboard Shortcuts?

September 12th, 2018 by admin

What Are Keyboard Shortcuts? Keyboard ‘shortcuts’ are the strategic use of combinations of keys on your keyboard to perform some task in your software more efficiently. There are shortcuts you can use in your file folders, word processing programs, and even for your email accounts or any social media...

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How Can I Best Protect My Business Entity From Current Hacker Potentials?

September 11th, 2018 by admin

Improvements in technology have led to increased connectivity with improvements in security, but have also involved unique vulnerabilities and potential for hackers to access a wide range of information. Particularly problematic to businesses is the potential for a phisher to represent a part of the...

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How Safe Am I From an IoT Attack at Home and Work?

September 10th, 2018 by admin

As convenient as our interconnected world has become, it has also made us vulnerable to an attack from hackers wanting to make a quick buck. Internet pirates are targeting defenseless networks with the sole purpose of hijacking our personal devices for use in their criminal activity. The Internet of...

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Excel for Mac: The Latest Features

September 10th, 2018 by admin

A new release of Excel for Mac came out in January of 2018, and with it, some very useful features were added to its existing capabilities. While some spreadsheet power users tend to shy away from the Excel version for the Mac operating system out of fear they won’t be able to do all they are used to,...

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What Are The SEC’s Guidelines For Public And Private Company Cybersecurity?

September 7th, 2018 by admin

Hand-in-hand with an increased reliance on the internet and networked systems comes to an increased risk for cyber-attacks. Whether conducted unintentionally or deliberately, cybersecurity incidents can wreak havoc on a company’s bottom line, bringing a wide range of consequences with the capability...

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Master Google Search In Just 28 Minutes

September 7th, 2018 by admin

This month’s training on demand focuses on helping you find the most accurate information you need on Google. We’ll leave no stone unturned in this 28-minute online training session. Learn how to find answers to your queries and questions right through to advanced techniques using Google. Click the video...

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What Should I Know About New Hacking Attacks Against Pairwise Master Key Identifier (PMKID)?

September 6th, 2018 by admin

What is PMKID? Pairwise Master Key Identifier (PMKID) is a type of roaming feature in a network. Recent improvements in hacking have been targeting it for exploitation in vulnerable processes, thereby demanding that ongoing security efforts better address it and its affected procedures. New wi-fi hacking...

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Happy Labor Day

September 3rd, 2018 by admin

Happy Labor Day (Labour Day – International Workers Day –  May Day)! You’ve worked hard all summer. This Labor Day before going back to work and back to school, take some time to relax and enjoy one more backyard barbeque, one more trip to the beach, one more night sleeping under the stars, one more...

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How Can ATP And Safe Links Help Me Prevent Hacker Attacks?

August 31st, 2018 by admin

What Are ATP and Safe Links? ATP is a form of security feature developed by Microsoft for Office 365, an acronym for its Advanced Threat Protection software package that users are able to purchase for improved security features within the program. They are recommended by Microsoft for business use, claiming...

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Lightning Fast Guide to Using Slide Master in PowerPoint 2016

August 31st, 2018 by admin

Do you find yourself making a lot of formatting changes to your slideshows? Do you have to constantly rearrange the placeholders in each slide so things look the way you feel they should? Do the color options never seem to match what you need? Would you like to add a company logo or watermark? Then it’s...

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How Do I Find the Right IT Managed Services Provider?

August 27th, 2018 by admin

Identifying the Right IT Services Provider for Your Business IT service providers, also called managed services providers (MSPs), are in the business of managing a company’s IT needs.  IT service providers can offer their services both remotely and on-site. They normally render their services by one...

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Where to Find IT Services for Local Business in California?

August 23rd, 2018 by admin

Local Businesses in Watsonville, Fresno, Merced, and Sacramento Trust the Expertise of TOTLCOM’s IT Services Team Small businesses and growing mid-size companies are the backbones of California’s economy. But they are more than that, right? Your company employs people. Your company allows people to...

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Unified Endpoint Management (UEM): Can This Help Streamline Cloud Security?

August 23rd, 2018 by admin

What Is UEM and Cloud Security? As technological devices continue to diversify, there is increased demand for streamlining control systems for security. According to Techopedia, Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is a new digital system that integrates the range of devices that are available for use now,...

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Microsoft Launches $4 Million Global Competition For Female Founders

August 22nd, 2018 by admin

Microsoft’s M12 has recently announced the launch of the Female Founders Competition, a startup initiative aimed at rewarding startup companies founded by women. It will not only identify top female talent within the startup industry but also seek to accelerate venture capital funding for companies headed...

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Do You Know How to Add Email Signatures?

August 22nd, 2018 by admin

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Add your Email Signature in Outlook, Outlook.com, and Gmail Creating a signature that will leave a lasting impression at the end of an email is essential in today’s business world. However, users often struggle to know which font to use, how to make it stand out,...

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How Can Workforce Management (WFM) Software Help Me?

August 21st, 2018 by admin

Workforce management (WFM) software is an all-encompassing term for mobile and desktop programs that are created to support a business at managing its staff scheduling. The software began in call centers and other service businesses that have a large number of workers who are normally paid by the hour....

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What The Rise In API Data Breaches Means For Your Network

August 20th, 2018 by admin

The increasingly digitalized world we live in has a lot of benefits in business and in relationships, but with it also comes a whole new host of problems, including a rise in API data breaches. A number of high-profile companies have been affected by API data breaches in recent years, allowing other...

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Why Should My Company Upgrade to Windows 10?

August 15th, 2018 by admin

If you are in a startup company or run a small business, the simplest software update can easily cause anxiety for you and your group of employees. Everyone has experienced the update that causes glitches and hiccups that can disrupt the workflow. With that said, why should you upgrade to Windows 10?...

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Replacement Options For ShoreTel Phones (Questions And Answers)

August 12th, 2018 by admin

ShoreTel is No More. What Do I Replace My ShoreTel Phone System With? Do you remember the day in 2017 that Mitel announced that it was acquiring ShoreTel? Not many people do. But now, the fact that ShoreTel isn’t around anymore is making you think about what you are going to replace your hardware and...

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Stay In Touch With Carrier Services Support

August 10th, 2018 by admin

Communicating About Communications It can’t be stressed enough – communication is the bedrock of business. How else would vendors and customers enter into agreements and transmit payments if there is no basis for what services will be provided, at what cost, and under what terms? The challenge here...

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3 Questions To Ask Your Tech Support Company

August 10th, 2018 by admin

Technology Support For Everything From Megabytes to Zettabytes – And More! Looking at virtualizing your servers instead of upgrading hardware? Seems like the ideal way to reduce your IT footprint, lower costs, and increase efficiency – right now. Whether you have six servers you need to support or 600,...

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Promoting Events On Facebook. Industry Secrets Revealed

August 9th, 2018 by admin

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook Events! Facebook allows you to post events for pages and groups, and from your personal page as well. Many of the options are going to be the same for all three of these, but not all options – and some options, once set, you cannot change. It’s a good idea to...

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Google’s Recent Speed Update (Questions/Answers)

August 6th, 2018 by admin

Google Speed Update Is Now Out. What Does This Mean for You? On July 9th, Google began rolling out the Google Speed Update that they first announced in January 2018. So why is Google’s new speed update important for you if you have a business website? Bounce Rates Affect Search Rankings According to...

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Can My IT Company Help Us Communicate Efficiently?

August 3rd, 2018 by admin

10 Effective Ways To Communicate In The Workplace Communication is a very important aspect of any organization because it forms the basis of any work environment. Whether we’re talking about vertical communications between senior and junior employees or horizontal communication between team players,...

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Microsoft Ending Forum Support For Older Operating Systems

August 1st, 2018 by admin

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users may be in for a surprise, as Microsoft plans to end forum support for these older systems. Some Microsoft users have reacted very negatively, citing Microsoft’s earlier promise to support Windows 8.1 until 2023 and Windows 7 until 2020. Considering that Windows 7 remains...

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Customer Relationship Management Software (Research/Information)

July 31st, 2018 by admin

Learn About Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) Customer relationship management (CRM) software offers a full suite of solutions together in one program that helps manage data. A great CRM program is able to manage email, create reports, make calls, store information about prospects and...

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Tips to Keep IT Managers on Top of Their Work

July 31st, 2018 by admin

An IT manager’s work can be difficult at times. This is mostly because of the ever-dynamic nature of technology. There is always something new and better being developed every day. It is the work of the IT manager to know the best technology to use, one that functions on a 24-hour basis and also one...

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Are IT Issues Ruining Your Workplace Productivity?

July 30th, 2018 by admin

Studies conducted by CareerBuilder Harris Poll in the US showed that at least 22 minutes a day are wasted by an average worker dealing with IT-related issues. According to the poll, the leading cause of time wasted in the workplace is related to cell phone use, which ranked the highest at 50%, gossip...

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All-New Surface Go (Insights/Information)

July 27th, 2018 by admin

The All-New Surface Go: What You Need To Know There’s no shortage of gizmos and gadgets to choose from in today’s tech world, but not all are created equal, and some are exceptionally unique, like the new Microsoft Surface Go. The Surface Go is the tech giant’s way of combining the Surface Pro’s premium...

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Ticketfly Hacked: What This Means for Users

July 26th, 2018 by admin

Ticketfly, the California-based ticketing service owned by Eventbrite, hit the headlines in late May, 2018 for shutting itself down in a move to protect user data following a perceived “cyber incident.” There’s no denying, this must have been tremendously inconvenient to eventgoers who, as part of the...

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Low-Tech Ways to Protect Your Car From Being Stolen

July 24th, 2018 by admin

Security for your automobile is so important today due to the current rise in car theft. It is necessary to protect your transportation from this threat.  Your car represents a hefty financial investment, not to mention that it provides transportation for your whole family. However, many people take...

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Email Marketing Services (Insight/Information)

July 18th, 2018 by admin

Making the Most of Email Marketing Service Providers Email marketing provides businesses with the most direct line of communication for connecting with customers and turning leads into sales. It is also one of the most cost-effective marketing methods available. While you can use any number of methods...

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) (Questions/Answers)

July 17th, 2018 by admin

New Consumer Privacy Act to Take Privacy Protection in California a Notch Higher No consumer really knows the exact amount of data that companies collect about them online at any particular time. It is nearly impossible to determine exactly what information is collected and how it will be used. This...

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Mobile Computing (Tips and Tricks)

July 16th, 2018 by admin

Want 7 Great Mobile Computing Tips? Mobile computing is now the new norm. We’re no longer tied to our desktops like we were years ago. Whether you’re traveling or running from meeting to meeting, your laptop and cloud computing can be your best friends. However, mobile computing also creates challenges...

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Finding The Right Managed Services Provider (Questions/Answers)

July 13th, 2018 by admin

How Useful Are MSPs? Managed Service Providers in the field of Information Technology have a more critical role than other business organizations. There are important things to consider when it comes to IT, and these are: Reliable IT staff-able to conduct routine maintenance such as updating and installing...

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Which Email Marketing Solution Is The Best? (Online Training)

July 13th, 2018 by admin

Considering Working With An Email Marketing Solution To Help Grow Your Business? Email marketing plays a critical role in helping you to reach the right people and expand your client base, share important information with prospects and clients, and promote your services and products. Tune into our complimentary...

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Windows 7 End Of Life: What You Need To Know

July 10th, 2018 by admin

Are You Prepared for Windows 7 End of Life? Windows 7 has been one of the most successful operating systems developed by Microsoft. Its resilience has been boosted by many conspiracies and controversies surrounding Windows 8. In fact, millions of organizations skipped the Windows 8 upgrade and stuck...

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Exactis Data Leak (Questions/Answers)

July 9th, 2018 by admin

Exactis Data Leak Reveals the Dangers of Less Efficient Security Measures around People’s Data The new data leak at Exactis, a marketing and data-aggregation firm based in Florida, presents a great many opportunities for cybercriminals to launch any number of attacks on unsuspecting victims over the...

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Managed Services Return On Investment (Questions/Answers)

July 6th, 2018 by admin

ROI for Managed IT Services: Are You Reaping the Returns You Should Be? When’s the last time you measured the ROI for your managed IT services? No one needs to tell you how important technology is to your business – you live it and breathe it every day. If your technology isn’t playing the role it’s...

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4th, 2018 by admin

On July 4th we as Americans honor the formation of the union we call The United States of America. Whether enjoying the holiday at the beach; a backyard barbeque; watching a fireworks celebration in the city; working hard in the office or shop; or marching in a local community parade; we all celebrate...

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Why Have All Your Technology Covered By One Company?

July 4th, 2018 by admin

Today’s smart IT Managed Service Providers & Telecom Providers are now offering both data and voice technology solutions and services. The telecommunications and technology landscape can be confusing, time-consuming, and unnecessarily expensive unless you have a large enterprise that can afford a...

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Why Managed Services Over Techs Who Charge By The Hour?

July 4th, 2018 by admin

The real questions here should be: “Why choose a one-man shop with less experience than a team of knowledgeable techs?” “Why pay more and get less?” “Why wonder how much you’ll pay for services rather than knowing what your costs will be?” The concept behind using IT Managed Services is simple...

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Selecting A Cloud Service Provider (Questions/Answers)

July 3rd, 2018 by admin

How Do You Know That You Can Trust Your Cloud Provider? 8 Important Questions You Should Ask Whatever industry your business may be in, chances are you’re using some form of cloud solution in your daily work life. From food service to retail and construction, from legal services to medical practices,...

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Cybersecurity Risks (Problems/Fixes)

June 27th, 2018 by admin

The Top 5 Cybersecurity Risks Your Company Hasn’t Considered Exploring the leading cybersecurity threats facing business professionals today There’s no getting around the prevalence of cybercrime today; it’s happening more and more, all across the globe. Even worse? The identity thieves and malicious...

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What Are Managed Services?

June 25th, 2018 by admin

Managed IT Services & Technical Support Just like larger companies, your small or mid-sized business requires the right technology to operate efficiently and productively. But, as you become more dependent on your IT solutions and they become more complex, you can fall behind on things like software...

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Did You Know? Your DNA Can Be Hacked!

June 25th, 2018 by admin

Cyber Hacks on DNA-Testing Companies Raise Fears about Genetic Data Privacy   DNA-testing companies the latest to be targeted by cybercriminals Stories of businesses getting hacked by cybercriminals are pretty much par for the course nowadays. Increasingly, companies who collect and store large amounts...

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Recovery from Ransomware Attack Costing Atlanta Millions

June 22nd, 2018 by admin

Cyberattacks in Atlanta likely to be the most damaging in US municipal history It was only this past March that the city of Atlanta was hit by a massive ransomware attack. However, city officials are claiming an additional $9.5 million dollars is required for the ongoing recovery effort. As the city...

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Hmmmmm…What Is Yam Jam?

June 19th, 2018 by admin

Yam Jam – The Virtual Town Hall Experience That Brings Your Organization Together If you are an avid user of Office 365 or have in some way expressed interest in Microsoft’s online environment, then you’re probably familiar with Yammer – the freemium enterprise social networking service that is used...

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The Business Owner’s Guide to Office 365

June 17th, 2018 by admin

Microsoft is considered a key leader in the enterprise software industry. Every year or so, Microsoft releases new products and services and makes updates to their existing software to keep up with the needs of their business users all around the world. Out of all of the products and service offered...

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Quickbooks: Need A Quick Refresher?

June 16th, 2018 by admin

Need a quick refresher or a complete introduction to one of the most popular small business accounting packages? Quickbooks is one of the top accounting solutions available to small businesses around the globe. However, many business professionals only use a small fraction of everything Quickbooks has...

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What Are Code Signing SSL Certificates and Why Use Them?

June 12th, 2018 by admin

The concept of Code Signing SSL Certificates includes protecting users against phony software and assuring that the software is not infected with a virus. Most reputable companies require this certificate before accepting a product and using it. In today’s world, it’s the safest method of guaranteeing...

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THE 7 C’S OF COMMUNICATION

June 11th, 2018 by admin

From the word go, the term communication indicates that there is more than one party involved in the conversation. For there to be effective communication, both parties must understand what the other is saying. Communication in business is somewhat different from casual communication, say among friends....

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The Facts About GDPR Compliance

June 8th, 2018 by admin

Tune into our complimentary GDPR training online. Watch our GDPR Training Video here. The rise of cybercrime has led to the increasing need for protecting data from these criminals. Countries all over the world are working incessantly towards finding a lasting solution to cybercrime. In this regard,...

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Which Office 365 Product Is Right For You?

June 6th, 2018 by admin

A Look at the Current Versions of Microsoft Office 365, Features, and Prices Business owners agree that Microsoft 365 is an indispensable product that they could not live without. It includes popular programs that people the world over have been using for years. The go-to word processing program is...

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11 New Apps your Business Could Benefit From Using

June 5th, 2018 by admin

Most of us work with programs like Dropbox, Google Docs, and Microsoft every day. But there are a wide range of great software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based programs that can improve efficiency. We’ve found 11 programs that are sure to be a crowd favorite at your workplace. Though some are not...

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The What, The How, and The Why of Managed Threat Detection

May 30th, 2018 by admin

Cybercriminals are getting more fearless by the day and their crimes are getting more and more sophisticated. Cybercrimes are costing businesses and organizations billions of dollars each year. This has spawned a new generation of cybercrime fighters who search for ways to end this threat once and for...

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Russian Hackers Target Routers in 50 Countries

May 29th, 2018 by admin

In a day and time when everyone is being super careful not to click on suspicious links, there’s a new threat lurking. Just about every home and office have a router. It’s an inconspicuous piece of equipment that most of us rarely think about. And now, a new alert issued by the FBI says that Russian...

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Remember Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

May 29th, 2018 by admin

When we think of Memorial Day, we have visions of parades, going to the beach, enjoying a picnic in the park, or gathering with family and friends for a barbeque. But, as most of us know, this is a special day to honor military members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Many of us will...

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Non-Profit Digital Developments for 2018

May 25th, 2018 by admin

Succeeding in a non-profit organization in this day and time requires unique strategies. Technology is advancing at ever-increasing speeds and challenges even the best organizations on every level. The world has seemingly gone completely digital with Millennials now using smartphones for everything they...

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New Changes for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

May 24th, 2018 by admin

PowerPoint is an amazing, multi-faceted software program from Microsoft that allows users to create professional-looking slideshows. These presentations have evolved from being a novelty to an essential part of everyday business around the world. The slideshow format makes it easy to tell a story that...

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YOUR RANSOMWARE SURVIVAL GUIDE

May 24th, 2018 by admin

This Ransomware Survival Guide will help your employees master the skills to prevent downloading or linking to malicious ransomware threats. It will help them recognize phishing emails, malicious links and what to do when they find them. It will help you protect your organization and: Prevent ransomware...

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Better Get Ready – The GDPR Goes Into Effect May 25, 2018!

May 21st, 2018 by admin

What Is It?  What Do We Need To Know?  What Should We Do? First step:  Watch our training session on GDPR – Click Here If you don’t know what the GDPR is, and if you’re not ready for it, you’re going to get caught short because this is a legal deadline and it’s coming up fast. The General Data Protection...

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2018 Security Breaches Indicate That Cybercrime Is On The Rise

May 21st, 2018 by admin

Cyber breaches have become the norm across the United States and in many parts of the world. Regardless of the size of your company or your budget for security, your company could be at risk. This has caused rapid growth in the cybersecurity industry. According to Forbes, this market will reach 170 billion...

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Why Nonprofit Organizations Should Invest in Microsoft Office 365

May 18th, 2018 by admin

Not-for-profit organizations frequently contend with the lack of time and money necessary to afford large IT investments that are critical for achieving efficiency in their operations. Those organizations that can afford these technologies constantly have to deal with scarce resources and manpower needed...

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Reasons to Use a Managed Service Provider for Wireless Networking

May 18th, 2018 by admin

Wireless networking has become a very important aspect of human life. The global marketplace has forced businesses to find new ways of reaching their customers in countries around the world. However, wireless networking isn’t just for business owners. Various people in every way of life rely on wireless...

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Why Managed Detection and Response Is More Important Now Than Ever

May 16th, 2018 by admin

Technology is constantly evolving, and so is its relevance. In the world today, technology is fast-becoming a human being’s best friend. Just think of the number of times that you rely on technology in a day’s time. Everyone, even the self-proclaimed analog dinosaur, depends on technology to some extent....

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Meltdown and Spectre Spawn New Round of Phishing Scams

May 16th, 2018 by admin

The recent announcement of the vulnerabilities found in the Intel, ARM, and AMD processors has sparked a new phishing campaign – not the good kind of fishing with bait and largemouth bass. Although, these hackers are using a particular kind of bait. While Meltdown and Spectre require access to your...

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Are You Tired Of Waiting For IT Support?

May 14th, 2018 by admin

The cost of downtime goes up exponentially when you’re waiting for an unresponsive IT company. So why bother? Try our responsive Help Desk instead.  So much of the IT industry is dependent on time. How quickly an IT firm can respond to a problem, how much downtime their client deals with, how much they’re...

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Starting a New Company? Doing Business in the EU? Don’t Forget the GDPR! The May 25th Deadline Is Right Around The Corner!

May 9th, 2018 by admin

If you don’t know what the GDPR is, and if you’re not ready for it, you’d better read on or watch our webinar on demand by clicking here. The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25, 2018. It’s a privacy law the European Union is enforcing to protect the personal data you collect...

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SECURING YOUR DATABASE

May 8th, 2018 by admin

In the era of modern technology, effective database security is more important than ever. Your business stores a range of sensitive information (for clients and employees) all of which needs to be kept safe at all times. Should any of that data get exposed, either by malicious hackers or internal human...

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The Newest Forms Of Ransomware & How To Protect Your Business From Them

May 4th, 2018 by admin

The Situation Ransomware is now one of the top security concerns for businesses and organizations of all sizes. The City of Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack called SamSam in March, crippling some important departments like their court system, sewer infrastructure requests, and water billing department....

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How Outsourcing Your Technical Service & Support Can Reduce Your TCO

May 4th, 2018 by admin

You may think that your technical support and service costs will increase as your organization grows in size and scope. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Most small and mid-sized businesses no longer need to employ dedicated techs or pay for the benefits and management costs that come along with...

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Got Tricky Data? Try Excel Magic Tricks!

May 4th, 2018 by admin

Got data? Then you’ve got needs – the need to make your data make sense. Microsoft Excel has amazing built-in magic tricks, and all it takes is just a few clicks! Information is important. Information is critical. Information is what keeps the world moving. Life can depend on having the right information...

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Notable features of Windows 10

May 4th, 2018 by admin

Over the years there have been many versions of Windows such as Windows 8, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Windows 10, the latest update from Microsoft, has many unique features that distinguish it from its predecessors. While the previous versions ran mainly on laptops and desktops, Windows 10 is designed...

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New NIST Guide Enables Digital Forensics Investigators

May 1st, 2018 by admin

NIST has recently released a quick start guide that outlines the procedures used to place test data on a mobile device by forensics experts during an investigation. In many criminal cases, the authorities can gain valuable information by examining smartphones, computers, and tablets belonging to those...

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The Future We’ve All Been Eagerly Anticipating Is Here – Are You Ready?

May 1st, 2018 by admin

The standard of next-generation telecommunication is no longer the future, but the present. You’re probably not using it, even though you should be, and you may have to wait. When casual conversations bring up speed, it’s inevitable we hear the clichés about “faster than the...

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Data Breaches and Credit-Card Fraud Can Destroy Your Small Business

May 1st, 2018 by admin

Most business owners are cognizant of the prevalence of fraud in the digital world today. According to Experian’s Global Fraud and Identity Report 2018, almost three-quarters of businesses believe fraud is a growing concern, and nearly two-thirds reported fraudulent losses over the past year. What is...

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Your Top 5 Easy Technology and Office Moving Tips

April 24th, 2018 by admin

Your company is busting at the seams. Staff is piled on top of each other. You’re growing, but the building isn’t. The time has come to move your office and your technology. Where do you begin?  If you stick with us, we have it all sorted out for you, with our “Top 5 Easy Technology...

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Orbitz Hack Compromises Nearly 1 Million Customers – Are You One Of Them?

April 22nd, 2018 by admin

Orbitz has disclosed that a recent data breach could have exposed extensive information of up to 880,000 of their customers. It’s so often these days that hacks hit big-name companies that consumers are becoming numb to it. The latest to get hacked? Orbitz. The travel booking company recently...

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Is Your Greatest Asset Also Your Biggest Weakness? Trust Us, It Is.

April 22nd, 2018 by admin

Your most valuable asset has nothing to do with information or data you store, but rather within your human resources departments – which may also be your greatest weakness. Cybercriminals don’t sleep. Nope. In fact, it’s when we sleep that cybercriminals are the most active! There...

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Are We Learning Anything From All These Cyber Attacks?

April 15th, 2018 by admin

So many big, expensive cyber attacks have taken place in the last few years that it’s hard to remember them all – when will we learn our lesson? Cyber attacks are common ground these days. There was the Chase Bank breach of 2014, which exposed the financial information of 76 million Chase...

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Hold on to Your Credit Cards… Alexa’s On a Shopping Spree!

April 15th, 2018 by admin

I love my Alexa. I don’t know what I’d do without it. Last year I decided to set it up for voice shopping. That way, when I come home from work, I can start cooking dinner, get the kids going on their homework, and tell Alexa what I want to buy. Evidently, other moms and dads are doing this...

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Make All Your Dreams Come True In One Easy Step!

April 15th, 2018 by admin

Believe it or not, the primary purpose of technology is to improve our lives. Making your tech work to increase productivity and efficiency is the ultimate goal of every CEO – so take your first step today! Technology can be fantastic! With the push of a button, the average person can:...

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Must-Know SEO: Info Secrets to Maximizing Your Website’s Google Search Ranking

April 15th, 2018 by admin

  Google is the number-one search engine. It’s the one people go to when they have a question they need to be answered or are looking for a business to serve their particular needs. Google, like the terms Kleenex and Clorox, has become part of our daily vernacular. When you search for something...

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Big Changes For Google

April 15th, 2018 by admin

If You Want to Be First on Google Searches, Be Sure to Employ Best Practices for Mobile-First Indexing On March 26th, 2018, Google announced that after over 18 months of testing they will now begin migrating sites that follow best practices for their mobile-first indexing. This means that Google will...

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