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Security on a Budget: The Do’s and Don’ts of Updating Your IT Infrastructure

As we continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19, newly remote offices are being presented with new challenges for their IT infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Posted on August 19, 2020

Backups and Disaster Recovery Plans: Why Every Business Needs Both

It’s every business owner’s worst nightmare. Your system crashes, your hard drive crashes, you’re the victim of a cybersecurity attack and all your files are encrypted – you’ve lost all of your data.

Posted on July 02, 2020

Guest Blog: How to Protect Yourself from Zoom Hijacking

This blog was written by Nik Vargas, founder of Cybersecurity firm Nimble Defense.

Posted on April 07, 2020

Avoid Costly Updates from Windows 7 and Windows 10 Blue Screen Errors

It’s been an eventful start to 2020 for Microsoft, including the end of Windows 7 and an update to Windows 10 that has left up to 900 million users in a buggy and turbulent state of affairs.

In the wake of Windows 7, Microsoft has started sending strongly worded, full-screen upgrade warnings to all Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate users. These warn that they’ll no...

Posted on February 06, 2020

Tagged Microsoft, IT Tips

What Can Digital Transformation Do for Customers?

While there are different tactics your business could employ for your digital transformation, there’s one underlying principle that should drive your digital strategy – delivering a better experience for your customer.

Posted on November 13, 2019

Strategize for Long-Term Financial Savings with a Managed Services Provider

Large organizations aren’t the only ones who need technology to compete in their respective markets. Companies of all sizes prioritize operational efficiency to hit short- and long-term goals but not all of them are equally equipped to sustain it like an enterprise-level organization.

Posted on June 12, 2019

Technology Debt: What it Means and How it Impacts Your Business

With warnings of a potential economic downturn approaching, many business owners are shifting their focus inward to fortify their position for shaky markets. While small and mid-sized business owners who play the long game of business development are paying off debts and collecting cash for this potential stall, one commonly overlooked expense is technology debt. 

In a nutshell, technology debt

Posted on May 29, 2019

IT Governance with an Information Security Management System (ISMS)

Setting up a strong information governance framework with well-defined roles and responsibilities is an essential task for any organization with a data management system.

Posted on March 27, 2019

Moving into a New Office: A Technology Checklist

Moving your business into a new office space is often both an exciting and stressful transition. Some surprises and setbacks may be unavoidable, but strong planning beforehand can help you avoid major missteps.

Posted on December 28, 2018

How to Recover a Microsoft Office File You Forgot to Save on a Mac

We’ve all been there before. You’ve spent hours working hard on a PowerPoint presentation and you’re just about to finish it up when, suddenly, the application crashes. 

Posted on December 27, 2018

Tagged Microsoft, IT Tips

How to Get Notified When Someone Tampers with Your Mac

Admit it. You’ve left your computer unattended in a public place.

Posted on May 02, 2018

Tagged Microsoft, IT Tips

IoT and UPnP: A Dangerous Combination

Over the past 15 years, Internet of Thing (IoT) devices have radically changed the IT world, introducing many benefits along with some tricky downsides. For example, while vulnerabilities found within IoT devices have been common knowledge since 2006, the rapid development of this technology has left little time for security protocols to guide the safety of businesses who use them. These...

Posted on April 26, 2018

The Ugly Side of Hardware-as-a-Service

By now, you are likely familiar with the term SaaS or “Software-as-a-Service.” This is where you pay a subscription fee to use software like Microsoft Office 365 or Dropbox. These kinds of services are billed as ones that continuously keep your software as up-to-date in a world where technology – and threats –change at a rapid pace.

Posted on June 28, 2017

Tagged IT Tips

Here’s Why You Need a Change Advisory Board

When it comes to technology infrastructure, change always carries some measure of risk. Even minor network and server reconfigurations can cause unexpected problems, making complete reviews of any system modification a crucial task. This includes analyzing how each modification can affect your network’s performance and integrity.

Posted on March 01, 2017

Solved: Windows 10 Upgrade Changed All Documents to Read-Only

Has this happened to you? You finally decided to take the plunge and upgrade your PC to Windows 10, only to find out that all your documents are now “read-only.”

Posted on January 04, 2017

Tagged Microsoft, IT Tips

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