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Considering a New IT Provider? Consider These 5 Recommendations
Many of us know the feeling: a computer or laptop crashes, bringing productivity to a standstill. If you’re lucky, you have a tech-savvy friend or hard-working employee who will go the extra mile to try... more
The 5 Best Microsoft Outlook Plugins to Maximize Your Productivity in 2017
Microsoft Outlook continues to rule over the business email world — current estimates hold that more than 1 billion users run the broader Microsoft Office software suite, with at least half of them (or a... more
What Does the Game of Thrones Hack Mean For the Average Business?
Two weeks ago, unidentified hackers accessed 1.5 terabytes of data from cable channel HBO, including scripts and a full episode of the wildly popular show Game of Thrones. Last week, Distributor Star India was forced... more
Is Your Computer Running Slow? 5 Reasons Why And 5 Ways to Combat a Slow-Moving Desktop or Lethargic Laptop
Today’s digital world requires us all to be expert multi-taskers. Over the course of an average business day, we might bounce between different operating systems, software applications, and workflows, all of which require a standard... more
Recent World Wrestling Entertainment Data Breach Highlights the Need for Enhanced Cybersecurity
Earlier this month, another data breach announcement reared its ugly head, and this time it came from an unlikely source — the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). According to experts, the breach exposed the private information... more
Enhance Your Microsoft Outlook Experience with These 10 Tips & Tricks
The way the modern office operates has changed significantly in the last few years, but one thing remains the same: email represents the lifeblood of communication. It doesn’t matter how far you travel or how... more
Video: How to Spot a Phishing Attack
In these email-dominated days, phishing attempts are a fact of life. More than half of all users who receive these fraudulent messages end up opening such emails — and many even fall for the scam.... more
Another Week, Another Ransomware Attack — Here’s How to Avoid it and Keep Your Data Safe
Last week, less than a month after the WannaCry ransomware attack infected more than 250,000 computers in 150 countries, security experts announced new revelations about a new attack, which originated in the Ukraine and spread... more
New Twist on Tax Preparer Phishing Attempt Highlights Need for Heightened Online Security
On June 23rd, the IRS released information from its latest Security Summit, highlighting the fact that cybercriminals and hackers are again targeting tax professionals. This attack is similar to past scams, arriving in the form... more
Scams Abound in Mobile App Stores — Be Careful What You Download!
Digital scams come in a million shapes and sizes these days. But one place where they are proliferating is your smartphone’s app store. With more than 1.5 billion mobile devices sold in 2016, the opportunities... more
Make Yourself a Microsoft Excel Master with These 10 Tips & Tricks
In today’s fast-paced digital age, it’s almost required that we work more efficiently while utilizing technology to solve complicated problems. And no computer program does a better job of that than Microsoft Excel. First introduced... more
With Summer In Full Swing, Get Your Vacation Autoresponder Squared Away
The official beginning of summer is still two weeks away, but with Memorial Day in the rearview mirror and most schools finished up for the season, summer is informally in full swing. Many families are... more
Recent Severe Weather and Start of Hurricane Season Make Disaster Preparedness a Must
The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1st. But even if you don’t live along the East or Gulf Coasts, a significant outbreak of severe weather that swept through the Mountain West, Great Plains,... more
6 Ways to Protect Your Data, Your Devices, and Your Digital Identity
In the wake of last week’s massive global ransomware attack, a lot of people are asking similar questions: how can I protect myself from such an incident? And how I can enhance the security of... more
As the WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack Spreads Across the Globe, What Do You Need to Do to Protect Your Computers?
The most extensive ransomware attack in history spread around the globe over the weekend. Utilizing a Microsoft Windows vulnerability and the malicious software meant to exploit it, unidentified hackers used tools first revealed in April... more