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Don’t Let Scammers Scare You with COVID-19

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 The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a great number of people working from home. While this is good for the public health, it may unfortunately lead your employees toward a laxer view of cybersecurity. Cybercriminals are sure to take advantage of this if you aren't careful, so it is important to be particularly aware of your cybersecurity ri...
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Tip of the Week: 3 Crucial Considerations when Managing Projects

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In the workplace, projects are used to push operations forward. This makes your ability to manage your business' projects truly important as the global economy turns back on. To help, we're sharing three tips that will help you most effectively do so.1. Communicate, communicate, communicate.Even in the best of times, clear and comprehensive communi...
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Is Your Business Being Attacked From the Inside?

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With cyberthreats the way that they are, a lot of industry professionals go on and on about the importance of deploying technologies designed to reduce the potential threats that a business has to confront. This technology isn't cheap and while they absolutely do help you protect your technology and data; today's hackers know that. Unfortunately fo...
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Chrome Adds Color Coded Tabs and We’re So Thankful

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Google Chrome is adding a cool feature over the next week or so (it may already have been released for you). The next feature is sure to make a big difference for some and will be non-descript for others. Let's unpack colorful tabs in Google Chrome.Adding More Organization Into Your Chrome BrowserAdmit it, you have a tendency to use too many browse...
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Tip of the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts for Convenient Browsing

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With its all-purpose functionality really coming to the forefront in the office, your Internet browser is likely one of your most used computer programs. Considering that so much of your time is spent using the Internet, we thought it would make sense to share a few shortcuts to make it more efficient for you.If you want to try them out as you read...
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Three Facets of Security to Focus On

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When it comes to a business' cybersecurity, there is no magic bullet to solve every problem. No miracle cure, no panacea, no Staples "that was easy" button. Instead, you need to deploy various means of protecting your operations. Let's discuss how your business' security needs to be shaped in three different environments: your physical infrastructu...
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The Three Key Steps to Stop Malware

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 Malware is a bad thing. It's right there in the name, as the prefix mal- comes from the Latin malus, which literally translates to "bad." So, it only makes sense to try to keep it out of your business. Let's discuss a few basics to form the foundation of your greater cybersecurity strategy.Lock. Everything. Down.Did you know there are entire ...
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Managed Services Have Never Been So Beneficial for Businesses Before

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 With less than half of 2020 behind us, many of us would already like a re-do of this year. With a global emergency impacting the personal and professional lives of so many, businesses are struggling right now. For these organizations to survive, they will need to get the most out of every business investment. When it comes to their essential ...
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How to Move to the Cloud in a Hurry

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The cloud has long demonstrated its many benefits to a business' operations, but perhaps never so much as it has now. With so many people remaining in their homes, the only way that any business (essential or not) can get anything done is to adjust to remote operations—something the cloud is especially useful in. If ever there was a time to take ad...
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Nine Tools Every Business Should Have Invested in Today

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Over time, technology has developed to make processes more efficient and more productive for businesses of any size, offering greater benefits to those that put them to use. Let's go over three critical needs that businesses have, and three technologies that can serve each.Business CommunicationsWith so much relying today on shared information and ...
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Tip of the Week: Three Simple Measures for More Productive Email

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 Email is a great tool for businesses to use, but if mismanaged, it can quickly become a major time sink. That's why we wanted to go over a few ways that you can use your email solution to boost your overall productivity (rather than squander it) in the form of some handy tips.#1: Interact with it less.As we established from the very start, em...
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How to Safely Use Wireless Internet to Work from Home

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While remote work has gained an understandable boost in popularity, many business owners and technology specialists may still be concerned about how secure the Wi-Fi connections that workers are using in the home are. To waylay those fears, you need to be sure that your employees are using their networks as securely as they can.To help, we'll be go...
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The State of the Internet in a Pandemic

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Millions of Americans are suddenly working from home. Students are now learning online. We're all surviving the quarantine by binge watching our favorite shows on Netflix and Zooming with our friends and family. How does this bode for the Internet, and security in general? Let's discuss some recent findings.A Look at the NumbersBefore the pandemic ...
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Tip of the Week: Stay Positive When Disaster Strikes

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In uncertain times, one of the most important things for any business to do is to stay the course—albeit in an adjusted fashion. To help, we've put together a few key practices to work positively to achieve this end.Involve Your TeamIn a crisis event, you need to have your team at your side (even if they must physically stay home) and supporting yo...
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Six Things You Need from Your IT Service Provider Right Now

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While managed services have made more sense for businesses to utilize for some time now, current events have made it even more apparent that this model of IT support is the only feasible option for businesses going forward. However, it has also never been clearer that you need to be selective in who you choose to provide this support.To help you ou...
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Keep Your Business Going with Strong Continuity Planning

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Much is made about business continuity planning, but there is a knowledge deficit about what exactly business continuity planning entails. Today, we will talk about the basics of the business continuity plan (BCP) and how today's most successful businesses go about reading their contingency plans. A BCP is a plan that will be enacted in any situati...
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Tip of the Week: Keep an Eye on Your IT While You Aren’t There

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 As the workers that power many businesses are remaining at home, remote solutions have proven to be a significant tool in keeping productivity moving. However, with nobody going into the office, monitoring your IT environment is necessary to make sure that the infrastructure you depend on is still in the right conditions. For this week's tip,...
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Tip of the Week: Streamline Your IT with These 4 Tips

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The world has been turned on its head recently and it has forced the hands of many business owners to make a complete digital transformation of their business. Many businesses have made this transformation previously, but haven't completely worked out the logistics of it when the stay-at-home orders came down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we ...
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The Cloud Can Contribute to Company Collaboration

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Collaboration has always been key to the success of businesses, and with the cloud technologies now available, collaboration is possible in more ways than ever. COVID-19 has made business connectivity more important than ever, so we saw it fitting to recognize some of the cloud's collaboration options. They come in a few distinct flavors:Communicat...
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Tip of the Week: Phishing Attacks at Home

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Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report cites phishing attacks as the most prevalent cyberthreat. With the COVID-19 outbreak pushing large numbers of workers to their own homes, it is almost assuredly still the case. As a result, it is extremely important that you and your staff understand how to spot potential phishing attacks and what to ...
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