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Professional Businesses Deserve Professional Setup

Professional Businesses Deserve Professional Setup Watching a business grow is as satisfying as it is rewarding. Whether opening a new office, starting a new department, or bringing in a new employee; it’s a positive step in the right direction. Upward growth often requires new office tech and IT changes to bring new staff fully online. At a minimum, a new computer will be needed for employees to get started quickly and hit the ground running. New staff or an…

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Don’t Get Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks

Don’t Get Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks Phishing attacks have been around for a long time in IT. Designed to steal your credentials or trick you into installing malicious software, they have persisted in the IT world precisely because they have been so devastatingly simple and effective. Today, a more modern and more effective version of the same attack is commonly used. A typical phishing attack involves an attacker sending out a malicious email to hundreds of thousands, if…

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Time to Refresh Your Passwords

Time to Refresh Your Passwords We often tend to be creatures of habit, particularly when it comes to technology. Passwords are a prime example. Many of us use the same logins for multiple websites and applications because we don’t have a photographic memory. A large percentage of users aren’t aware that this is one of the most significant security dangers they can face online. It has a simple fix too. Regularly, in the news today, there are stories about…

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Save Money and Time with Managed IT Services

Save Money and Time with Managed IT Services IT services can be one of the largest and most unpredictable expenses within a business. Unexpected failures, mandatory upgrades, and sudden staff changes can happen quickly and be very expensive. These factors, a part of the IT world, make IT departments costly, hard to manage, and difficult to budget for. Switching your business to managed IT services can lower costs and reduce unpredictable expenses. Making the switch can cut down management…

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Beat the IT Burden

Beat the IT Burden Technology today allows us to accomplish more tasks faster than ever before. Paperless documents, remote collaboration and video conferencing have all lowered the costs and increased the speed of everyday business at an extraordinary rate. The benefits of modern IT does however, come at a cost. Consistent maintenance has become a critical component of almost every business. The IT department is now as important to the functioning of a firm as sales, marketing, or management….

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Using Tech to Tailor Your Work Day

Using Tech to Tailor Your Work Day Most of us can admit that we have lost track of time during the workday on occasion. Sometimes time can get away from you, particularly when you’re busy. Often you can be running late before you know it and wondering where the day has gone. Luckily, there is a wide range of technology solutions to put to work helping to put you in charge of your to-do list. Office 365 Calendar We’re…

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Marriott Hotel Hack

Marriott Hotels Exposed 500 Million Customer Records. Make Sure Your Business Doesn’t Suffer the Same Fate. Up to 500 million travelers could be compromised as hotel chain Marriott International have announced a security breach in their guest database. Analysts recently alerted the firm to a vulnerability that has granted hackers access to the hotel chain’s systems since 2014. The firm announced their Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program was compromised for an extended period which left customers vulnerable. The…

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Protect Your Firm Against Zero-Day Attacks

Protect Your Firm Against Zero-Day Attacks Protecting your business against the latest IT threats should always be a top priority. Updating antivirus and patching your operating system is a great way to start. What happens, however, when a threat appears at your door before security firms have had a chance to catch it? A security threat that exploits a previously undiscovered vulnerability in the computer is known as a zero-day threat. The name “zero-day” is designed to imply how…

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Increase Your Productivity with Dual Monitors

Increase Your Productivity with Dual Monitors Conventional wisdom states that cluttered workspaces lead to a disorganized mind. Mess prevents productivity and begins to hamper professionalism. Shouldn’t that apply to the computer desktop too? The simplest way to clean and organize your digital desktop is to add more space. Just adding a second screen doubles the available room and makes organization a breeze. Getting work done with a single-monitor setup is a balance of poor compromises. There never seems to…

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Protecting A Business from Internal Threats

Protecting A Business from Internal Threats When considering IT threats to your business many articles focus on hackers, viruses, and attacks from external threats. These dangers are real, constant, and easily identifiable. In many cases, however, the largest threat to a firm comes from inside the business itself. People inside the firm often pose the largest single threat to systems and security. These individuals often have trusted access and a detailed working knowledge of the organization from the inside….

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