Top 3 Password Managers – From an IT Pro’s Perspective

If you’re like me, you both abhor and lament having to change your password. Let’s face it, remembering 15 different passwords that are constantly changing is a task simply not suited for our monkey brains. I know all this may sound a bit like an oxymoron coming from an IT guy, but you can take comfort in the fact that the professionals have just…

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How to Build Safe Passwords

New Year, New Passwords  It’s a new year! Moving forward into 2020, we all have resolutions we want to achieve. Whether it be going to the gym, tackling that creative project, or getting outside more, all of us are looking ahead towards a better future. With this being said, let’s add an easy resolution that you…

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Too Many Passwords to Remember? Here’s How to Manage Them

Password Managers  Let’s be honest, nobody likes having to remember a bunch of different passwords. Between social media, email, computer logins, and the seemingly ever-expanding list of work passwords, it’s exhausting and stressful trying to keep them all straight.  An obvious (and wrong) solution is to use one single password across all your accounts. All…

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Yes, Your WiFi Network Can Get Hacked

Does your business use a WiFi network? If you haven’t taken the proper steps to secure it, you may be vulnerable to attacks on your network. Because data in a wireless network is transported over the air, it is essential to put basic security measures in place. Here are some steps you can take to…

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Obvious Computer Names are Easy Targets

Is your computer’s host name BILLING, OWNER, ADMINISTRATOR, or something like it? If so, your workstation is an easier target for hackers. Technology changes daily – this means new viruses, malware, adware, spyware, and ransomware are released every single day, and are getting more intelligent as time goes on. These constant developments mean companies must work harder and smarter to ensure their business’s continued security, and…

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How much should you spend on I.T. this year?

Year-End Budget Evaluation is right around the corner. An IT Assessment & Plan can help you make accurate IT cost projections to include in your business’ budget.  Every successful business needs a budget. Your business is more likely to make money when you are strategic about how you spend it. While developing your budget, it’s crucial to factor in I.T. costs, especially…

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Do You Test Your Data Backups? You May Want to Start

You may think that your small business’s data is safe, but you can’t know for sure unless a professional is regularly verifying that your backup solutions work. If no one is testing your restores, you may only realize that you can’t properly restore your files, applications, or other important data until it is already too…

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4 Benefits Windows 10 Will Bring Your Business

It’s no secret that Windows 7 End of Support is quickly approaching. For a business to maintain system security, Windows 10 updates are imperative. This may feel like an intimidating transition for many businesses. However, the benefits of this upgrade far outweigh the cost and time this conversion will take. Windows 10 offers vast improvements…

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Windows 7 Support is Ending – Here’s What You Need to Know

All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will reach it’s “End of Support” (EOS) phase. As your I.T. support team, we have a responsibility to inform you of these important changes, how it will impact your company, and what you need to do to keep…

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Are Free Backup Solutions a Good Choice for My Business?

Are you currently using OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive as a backup solution?   Many small businesses prefer to opt for one or more of these free, online backup solutions for their business data. While these applications offer great features and functionality for users, they do not replace the need for a secure backup solution. The…

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