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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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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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Offsite vs. Onsite Backups

No matter how effective a computer is, there is always the possibility of it failing (whether it is due to manufacturer error, user error, or random disaster). These failures can cause great damage and often result in important data being lost. Savvy businesses understand the importance of backing up data. The question to ask yourself is, what type of backup do I need for my specific business?  There…

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Why Hard Drive Wipes Matter for EVERYONE

Almost all businesses have large amounts of data in various locations – computers, backups, on the cloud, and even on mobile devices. All that data needs to be managed securely – in storage, in transit, and at the end of its lifecycle. Most companies are legally obligated to destroy any sensitive information they are no longer using.   What makes data destruction secure?  A…

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Are You Under-Spending on I.T. Services?

Eager to see an increase in your business’s profits? Want to see your employee’s productivity increase? First you need to ask yourself this question:    Are you under-spending on I.T. services?  For most businesses, the answer is “probably”. Organizations tend to overlook the importance of technology expenses – when budget cuts need to be made, I.T. costs are…

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How Much Should A Business Spend on Technology?

It’s important to plan for the future of your business. In order to effectively do so, business owners need to keep track of the assets you have, and to be aware of how long those assets will be useful. This is where IT Asset Management comes into play.   What is IT Asset Management? IT Asset Management…

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Office 365 vs Google Suite: Which is More Secure for your Business

Given the large amount of time we spend each day reading and replying to emails, it’s important to make sure you use the right email service for your business. Two of the biggest email providers in the market today are Google and Microsoft. Both offer comprehensive plans for email services, each with varying levels of…

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A Business Owner’s Guide for Power Outages 

Stormy weather means it’s time to prepare for the possibility of an electrical outage. Inside Energy reports that in 2014, the five-year annual of outages doubled every five years from 2000 to 2014. With power outages on the rise, they are of significant concern for businesses.   Effects of Power Outages on Devices Fluctuations of electrical power can…

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