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Be Careful, Searches May Provide False Download links

If you're downloading software from the web, be careful.  Take the extra step of verifying that you're on the developer's website, because the hackers have a new trick up their sleeve.  ...

Panera Bread Customer Accounts Exposed To Threats

Panera Bread company is the latest to find itself in hot water.  Recently, security researcher Dylan Houlihan discovered that the company had failed to encrypt (or otherwise protect) a file containing ...

No Spectre Fix For Certain Intel Processors

The bad news just doesn't seem to stop where Intel and the Speectre vulnerability are concerned.  The latest bit of news comes directly from Intel, as the company admits that it's ...

Cloud Computing: The Pros and Cons

Making the decision to move your business to the cloud can be a scary one. Sure, the cloud is a widely used tool for the majority of businesses, but even Internet giants like Twitter, Amazon, and Spotify have had downages. ...

What is a Business Continuity Plan?

Defining a business continuity plan isn't simple. Business continuity varies from business to business, and each plan is unique. Depending on how your business operates, you may think about it a lot differently than another business owner. At it's most basic ...

Our Top Favorite 2018 Business Apps

Our smartphones make our lives easier. They help us stay connected with friends and family, help us kill time, and even help us with our grocery shopping. Why wouldn't we use them to help us grow our business, too? iTunes ...

Do you want to improve your cybersecurity? Ask yourself these questions.

Cybercrime is at an all-time high, and it is only going to get worse. Every week, every month, new threats make themselves known. Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure-all for these threats, but it is possible to stay ahead of the ...

Where to Start with Choosing an MSP

Choosing a managed service provider (an external IT support team) is a very important decision. It’s not a decision you should make lightly, and certainly not based on one element (price, proximity, range of services, etc) alone. Prior to calling ...

4 Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup

A Hybrid Cloud Solution refers to having both an onsite backup device, and cloud storage in an off-site data center. This type of solution is commonly provided by a Managed Service Provider, which means that a small business does not ...

Hello 2018! Small Business Resolutions for the New Year

I will implement a password policy. Requiring yourself and your employees to change their password every 90 days (or more often) is a great way to start the new year. Remember that passwords should be at least 8 characters long, ...

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