Stupid, Dumb Luck

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Stupid, Dumb Luck Being an IT services provider specializing in small and medium businesses is a pretty neat gig. On a slow week – I’ll have the opportunity to speak to a dozen business owners or leaders about so much more than just technology. We’ll often have chats about business growth and strategies, marketing, and…

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The Hidden Danger Of ‘Shadow IT’ To Your Business

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What is ‘Shadow IT’? We all know that using information technology — programs, apps, or internet browsing — carries a certain amount of risk. Nobody wants to have their secure data compromised, but technology brings enough benefits that the risk is worth it. So you vet certain systems, you establish protocols, you update and patch…

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Is YOUR Business Prepared For The End Of Windows 7?

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What You Need To Know If you’re one of the estimated 30%+ of businesses still on the outdated Windows 7 platform, consider this your wake-up call. Time is nearly up for the trusty, tried-and-true operating system. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end support for Windows 7. That means no more updates, security or otherwise,…

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Top 5 Cybercriminal Confessions

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The contemporary world is rife with digital thieves. They’re penetrating the complicated data structures of huge credit-monitoring companies like Equifax, scooping up the personal information of millions of people. They’re releasing sensitive customer data to the public from discreet businesses like Ashley Madison. They’re watching webcam feeds of our celebrities without them knowing; they’re locking…

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How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

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Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered tools for source code management, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including their backups. One cyberattack later, and Code Spaces was out of business. Their killer had used some standard techniques, but the most effective was getting an unwitting Code Space…

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9 Steps To Ensure Your Data Is Safe, Secure And Recoverable

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Summer is upon us… Time for a stroll in the park…softball…fishing…a few rounds of golf… Yet how could you possibly relax if some random bit of malware, software glitch or cyber-attack catches you off guard just as you’re walking out the door? A well-designed secure computer network gives you the confidence that “all systems are…

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