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Changes To Google Images Will Make Image Theft Difficult

Image theft is one of the biggest problems on the internet.  If you're a photographer, you've almost certainly lost money because people find your work online and make a copy of ...

2018 Olympics Hit By Malware

Hackers are picky about their victims.  They'll target just about any group or organization, including the 2018 Olympics. Cisco's Talos Group recently identified a new strain of malware they've dubbed "Olympic ...

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, ...

Spectre and Meltdown Bugs: What You Need to Know and How to Protect Yourself

Two computer bugs have been all over the news lately: Spectre and Meltdown. In this article, we will address what these bugs are, how they work, who is impacted by them, and what you can do to protect your computers ...

Why Hiring The Cheapest Computer Support Company Will Actually Cost You More

As anybody working in IT will tell you, the most common question we get isn’t, “Why is my computer running so slowly?” or “Why is my Internet not working?” It’s, “What do you charge for your services?” With so many ...

7 Key Principles of Business Continuity

Business continuity plans shouldn't focus entirely on natural disasters. While fires and floods can take out your office and your data, the larger threat is human error. People make mistakes. Human error can cause your business to lose a single important ...

A False Sense of Security - Business Continuity and Law Firms

As attorneys, you’re committed to providing your clients with the best legal advice and service possible. In order to do so, you recognize that in the world of law, time stops for no one. Court dates are appointed, not chosen. Contracts have deadlines. ...

Why Your Current Anti-Virus, Backup, and Firewall May Have Been Rendered Completely USELESS (And What You Need to Do About It)

At the end of World War I, German engineer Arthur Scherbius constructed a device that would become central in another worldwide conflict of unimaginable magnitude over 20 years later: the Enigma machine. The machines, which steadily became more complex with ...

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