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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 ...

How To Avoid Writing A Big Check On Your Next IT Upgrade

If you’re planning a network upgrade or expansion within the next 6 months, listen up. You might be able to save yourself quite a bit of money AND give yourself a more productive workplace by switching to a cloud-based network ...

How Your Company’s Data Is Silently Being Leaked Online

Here’s a growing trend creeping into organizations of all industries and sizes: Shadow IT. Shadow IT are unauthorized cloud applications employees are using and downloading to perform work-related activities with company data. This can be file-sharing services like Dropbox or ...

5 Often Overlooked Security Measures When Using Mobile Devices

1. Implement a mobile device policy. This is particularly important if your employees are using their own personal devices to access company e-mail and data. If that employee leaves, are you allowed to erase company data from their phone? If ...

Why Does Network Continuity Matter to Small Businesses?

It's thunderstorm season, which means you are more at risk for natural disasters bringing down your network. A thunderstorm can be devastating to your business if it takes out your electricity (and therefore your network). How will you continue to ...

Is a VoIP Phone System Right for You?

VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a cloud based phone system that has been sweeping the small business market. Is this type of phone system right for your business, too? In most cases, the switch to a VoIP phone ...

How Secure is Your Business' Data, Really?

It's not easy to hear, but your data is not as secure as you think it is. Every day, you are putting your company's livelihood in the hands of security software tools that you blindly trust to protect your data ...

6 Tips to avoid ransomware

Staying secure against ransomware doesn’t have to be hard.   Here are a few tips to get you started right away!

10 ransomware statistics you need to know

A survey conducted of over 1,000 IT service providers who deal with ransomware on a daily basis resulted in some surprising statistics when it comes to ransomware. Ransomware is the biggest threat to small businesses this year. It has cost ...

50 Ways to Reduce Stress

Everyone feels stressed sometimes, especially at work. We’ve written an article about how to reduce stress while at work, but often that’s just not enough to help all day long. 54% of Americans are worried about their stress levels affecting ...

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