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Backups & The Complete Guide To Data Loss Protection

2020-06-28T11:22:30-04:00June 28th, 2020|

As collaborative tools and cloud storage increase in popularity, you may wonder how data loss protection applies to your company, what the best data backup practices are, or whether you can trust cloud applications to properly store your precious information. As backup applications continue to expand, CrashPlan for Small Business is offering this extensive [...]

Your Dirty Tech Stuff Part 1: Phones

2020-04-19T14:49:02-04:00April 19th, 2020|

Riddle Me This. As we're all wrestling with how to avoid being infected by COVID-19, experts tell us to wash our hands, spray down our groceries, stay 6' apart, wear masks, and use wipes everywhere possible. Unfortunately even if you do all of those things you are probably missing one of the easiest ways [...]

10 COVID-19 Risks When Working From Home and How to Deal with Them

2020-04-12T18:15:33-04:00April 11th, 2020|

COVID-19 Home Risks As we all deal with the COVID-19 virus by staying at home, quarantining ourselves and maintaining social distancing, it's pretty hard to believe that there are so many evil people around who want to take advantage of that. Businesses have been required to close in order to protect the [...]

Does Anyone Read Software Terms and Conditions?

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00May 29th, 2016|

All software comes with terms and conditions that you are supposed to read, understand, and then acknowledge that you agree. How many times have you clicked to "Accept" one, when you really didn't read it? If you're like most people the answer is "I never read them." I'm not going to chastise anyone since I [...]

Your Easy-to-Remember Passwords Will Be Gone Soon.

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00May 29th, 2016|

You know you shouldn't be using passwords that are too short or too easy, but most most people do it anyway. After all, if it's too long and complicated you won't remember it, right? No point in having to write it down on a Post-It and stick it under your keyboard. That kind of defeats [...]

Ransomware is Changing Everything!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00May 22nd, 2016|

I've written about ransomware before. It's nothing new. But it is devastating when it happens, and through personal experience as well as reports from the FBI, it's happening more and more every day. In fact it's happened 4 times in the last 2 months to my clients! It's kind of like watching CNN every day [...]

How Would You Like to be Forced to Run Windows 10?

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00May 22nd, 2016|

Over the last two weeks I've had over a dozen clients call me to say that they logged into their computers and it was running Windows 10... and they never asked for it. Turns out that Microsoft is getting much more aggressive about persuading you to upgrade - to the point where they don't even [...]

3 Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Start Faster!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00March 20th, 2016|

Even if you keep your computer virus-free and are super careful about downloading suspicious programs, it'll eventually stop booting up as quickly as it used to. But don't worry, there are a few easy fixes you can do to make your Mac or PC start up almost as fast as when you first took it [...]

How to do Anything!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00March 20th, 2016|

wikiHow is a website and smartphone app with one simple goal: Enabling every person on the planet to learn how to do anything.! It's a collection of approximately 200,000 how-to guides and growing. It's ranked in the top 150 most visited websites in the world. And it's 100% free!! You can visit wikiHow on your [...]

BYOD – 4 Tips for Securing Mobile Devices and Business Data!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00March 13th, 2016|

Personal information on company and personal devices often results in major security breaches. The reasons are simple - a fusion of personal and business affairs. That's why companies are developing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. Do you have one at your company? Most do not. According to a survey by Ipsos Mori (click here [...]

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