Is That Email a Phishing Scheme?

Research has revealed that over half of all users end up opening fraudulent emails and often even fall for them. Phishing is done with the aim of gathering personal information about you, generally related to your finances. The most common reason for the large number of people falling for fraudulent emails is that the phishing attempts are often so…

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Remember… Always Practice Safe BYOD

Remember... Always Practice Safe BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) No matter what blog or magazine read these days, it seems like everyone is talking about today's increasingly mobile workforce and the BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) movement. We live in an exciting time when work can be done at any time from any place. Employees love the fact that they can get work done…

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Mitigate Costly New Technology

Mitigate Costly New Technology Risks for Continued Stability and Profitability Partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) is one new approach being used by many companies like yours. Experienced managed service providers have access to newer tools that reduce costs by automating many routine in-house labor-intensive processes. Break-fix is labor intensive, and labor is one of the…

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Everyday Human Error can Affect Data Protection

Are you under the impression that data loss is all about putting up firewalls to protect against evil cyber attacks? Some of the biggest sources of data loss include sloppiness, human error, and just plain forgetfulness. What are some of the unglamorous things that we do every day that leave us vulnerable? Passwords Old or easy passwords are a…

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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Save Money on Security

Small-to-medium sized businesses and large enterprises may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cyber-security threats. In fact, in recent years, cyber-criminals have increasingly targeted SMBs. This is because it’s widely known that SMBs have a smaller budget, and less in-house expertise, to devote to protection. Thankfully, there are several things SMBs can do today to…

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Disaster Recovery Plans: Do You Have One?

Disaster recovery and business continuity plans are issues that almost all small businesses fail to think about. More frequently, they decide they haven't the resources to address such "unthinkable." If your business was down for 1-2 days or more, what costs would you incur? Lost revenues and lost productivity. These are obvious. You won't make the money that you would…

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8 Truths for Small Businesses Not Worried About Disaster Recovery

8 Cold Hard Truths for SMBs Not Worried About Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity The foundation of any successful business continuity solution is the ability to retrieve data from any point in time from anywhere. When the topic of data recovery and business continuity comes up, you get the feeling that many decision makers at smaller businesses and organizations…

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Downtime Kills Small Businesses

Downtime is bad news for any business whether big or small. A recent two-hour New York Times' downtime occurrence sent Twitter ablaze and their stock price plummeting. Google going down for one to five hours resulted in lost revenue up to $500,000 and decreased overall web traffic by 40%. We know what you're thinking. Holy crap, Google makes…

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Three Steps To Fix IT Management

Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to have a more difficult time managing IT than larger enterprises. Despite being as technology dependent as larger enterprises, SMBs have tighter budgets and fewer resources to devote to IT management. This leads to a more reactive "break-fix" approach to their technology that never does any…

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