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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.

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
New Adobe Flash Exploits Highlight the Need for Multi-Layered Security
Last year, vulnerabilities associated with Adobe Flash Player led to malware infections delivered via banner ads running on legitimate websites. These “malvertising” exploits have proven to be quite prolific, spreading across the Internet — some... more
Thinking About a Hardware or Software Upgrade? Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know
Last week, the federal government announced a $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund, intended to further beef up the United States’ cybersecurity by retiring, replacing, and modernizing many legacy systems. These systems have become increasingly expensive... more
Fed Up with Your Technology? 4 Ways to Put an End to IT Frustrations
Here’s an undeniable fact: properly functioning technology is one of the most important drivers of business success. If your computers are crashing, your servers aren’t working, your printers are jamming, and your mobile devices aren’t... more
Mobile Device Security is Critical (Especially in the Wake of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Issues)
If you pay attention to the news, by now you’ve certainly heard about the fiasco surrounding Samsung’s latest mobile device, the Galaxy Note 7. Yes, it’s a crazy scenario: more than a hundred of the... more
Last Call! Want to Purchase New Computers with Windows 7? Do it Before November 1st
Microsoft announced earlier this year that November 1st would serve as the final deadline for purchasing new PCs loaded with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. After that, all new PCs will be required to come... more