Facebook is for Sharing, Not For Long Term Storage

When was the last time you held an actual photo album or actual prints of photographs in your hands? Maybe you look back at older photographs only when Facebook reminds you of a pic from a few years back. If so, you may be risking your visual history. Continue reading

Getting Rid of Single Points of Failure When “Failure is not an Option”

Single Points of FailureYou might think that your business is going to be fine if a single device goes down. After all, there are other devices your staff can use and your entire systems are not going to fall like dominoes. Or will it? Get rid of single points of failure to make sure that one vulnerability does not take down your entire network. Continue reading

What to Do When You Get a Renewal Notice

Renewal time

Your business will rely on a number of service providers. You are likely using third parties for services such as Internet access,  domain names, website hosting, software licenses, just to name just a few. So, when a renewal notice arrives, you might just  pay it and then file it away for future reference. Here is what you should be doing instead. Continue reading

Do Macs Get Viruses and Malware?

Do Macs Get Viruses?Most Apple Mac owners believe their computers are immune to viruses and malware. Even Apple has run advertising campaigns promising that its computers “don’t get viruses”. Those who have owned a Mac for years, decades even, are particularly prone to believing that it indeed the case – after all, nothing has happened to them yet! Regrettably, Macs do get viruses and the threat is getting even larger. Continue reading

Are You Sick of Ongoing IT Issues?

Avoid computer downtime

Like a persistent cough or muscle strain that won’t go away, many IT issues can be an ongoing issue. Every time they come back you think about getting an expert’s opinion. Then your computers are back up and running and you temporarily forget about it and you keep on going. That is until the the next time it happens. If you are sick of ongoing issues with your IT, look to a Proactive or Managed Service Provider (MSP) for help. Continue reading

Stop Your Inbox Insanity: Tips for Better Email Management

Smart email management

A staggering 269 billion emails are sent out every day and in 2018 the typical employee received 90 emails and sent out 40 emails per day!

Email is a powerful tool and helps get business done even faster. but it adds a lot of pressure to business owners and employees. Here are six strategies to help with better email management. Continue reading

OK Google, How Safe Are You Really?

Ok, Google

More and more people are implementing smart homes and including devices such as  Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Android and iOS devices also include assistant technology. Smart home assistants can help users by searching online, starting phone calls, ordering groceries, playing music and turning on devices all with a single spoken command.

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Has Your Email Been Hijacked?

Email hijacking

A common complaint by many users lately has been spam emails appearing to come from their own accounts. Despite not knowing why, reports of business colleagues, suppliers, clients and even friends and family, receiving spam email that appears to come from them has many people worried.

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How Safe is Your Company Data in the Cloud?

 

Out of all the disruptive technologies that have emerged in the last few decades, not many have had as big of an impact as cloud computing. Known by many names, this practice allows companies to store information on servers located off-premises, but are still accessible to their employees via the internet. Continue reading