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Welcome to QuickTips, the blog that helps small business owners stay up to date on the latest technology trends, security find useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses.

Fresh IT Strategies Like the Human Firewall Are Critical for Countering Cybersecurity Threats
Last week, IT security experts revealed a sharp increase in so-called “fileless” malware — device and network infections that are not readily apparent since they’re embedded directly into a computer’s actual memory. These malicious agents... more
Get Your Accounting Software in Order Before Tax Season Arrives
It’s only February, but every business owner and financial employee knows that tax season is about to arrive in force. With W-2s delivered per the IRS’ January 31st deadline, attention now turns to corporate taxes,... more
Staggering New Data Breach and Ransomware Numbers Illustrate Need for Enhanced Cybersecurity
Barely one month into 2017, cybercrime is already making headlines. Two major stories broke just this week: first, 2016 shattered all previous data breach records, with more than four billion records compromised worldwide. In the... more
Elevate Your Next PowerPoint Presentation With These 10 Strategies for Slideshow Success
If you’re like most people, the prospect of giving a PowerPoint presentation is downright petrifying. All that energy spent writing concise bullet points, making sure fonts, photos, and formats match up, getting the finished package... more
Is Your Computer Running Slow? Here Are 5 Reasons Why — And 5 Ways to Speed Things Up
The New Year is in full swing and everyone is motivated to work hard after persevering through the post-holiday lull. But as you race from task to task trying to knock out that to-do list... more
Less Than Two Weeks Into 2017, The Cybersecurity Landscape Is Already Shifting
The online security world made it just a few days into the New Year without a major revelation about cybersecurity. On Thursday, January 5th, the United States Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against D-Link... more
Get Set for the New Year with Our Top 5 2017 Tech Resolutions
No matter where you live or what you do, the New Year serves as an inspiring moment. Want to commit yourself to achieving a personal goal or change the way you approach your career? The... more
CMIT Solutions’ 10 Most Popular QuickTips of 2016
2016 is nearly over, but before we turn our focus ahead to the promise of 2017 and put the last 12 months firmly behind us, let’s revisit the most popular QuickTips topics of the year.... more
New Computer Virus Forces Victims to Do the Hacking
If you haven’t heard much about ransomware and malicious viruses lately, well, you may not be paying close enough attention. In November, a county government in Indiana paid $21,000 to cybercriminals after its systems were... more
Looking for a Last-Minute Tax Break? Upgrade Your Technology and Earn a $500,000 Deduction
After fluctuating several times over the last few years, Section 179 of the IRS tax code was permanently increased in 2015 to provide a $500,000 deduction on qualifying equipment purchased and put into use during... more
5 Tips for Implementing One Last End-of-Year Productivity Boost in Your Office
The end of 2016 is right around the corner, which means most of us are thinking about spending time with friends and family for the holidays and getting a jumpstart on 2017. Studies show that... more
Enhance Your Online Security and Privacy with These 5 Steps
With the holidays upon us and a variety of popular tech items topping 2016 wish lists, it’s easy to overlook how frustrating these devices can be. New smartphone models spontaneously self-destruct – or hit the... more
Overwhelmed with Emails this Week? Here Are 5 Easily Implemented Productivity Boosts
For millions of workers, Cyber Monday unfolded something like this: you show up to work energized by a few days off and ready to tackle the new week’s obstacles, only to be confronted by an... more
Yes, Technology Can Benefit Everyone on Thanksgiving — Here Are Our Favorite 6 Strategies
Only a couple of days are left until that most American of holidays, Thanksgiving, when friends and family gather to feast and give thanks for all that we are blessed with in life. The one... more
This Holiday Shopping Season, Beware of Fake Apps and Other Fraudulent Schemes
We’re less than one week away from the biggest shopping weekend of the entire year — and you’ve probably noticed how many early Black Friday deals are already on offer. But for the many consumers... more