Why Businesses Should Move to the Cloud

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Cloud computing has an enormous amount of potential. It could drastically change the way that individuals and businesses think about the internet. Cloud computing is already blurring the lines between home and work for many people, making it easy for workers to access business systems remotely and perform their jobs off-site. More businesses are choosing cloud services for their data management – whether it’s in health care, finance, marketing, sales, web development and more. Continue reading

Security Updates – The Better Way to Patch

Updates often come at the worst moment: you shut down your laptop to rush to a meeting and see the dreaded “Windows is updating. Do not power off” message! Or you leave your desktop for a minute and come back to find your computer has restarted in your absence – those unexpected bug fixes and performance improvements lost your unsaved work. Continue reading

The Dark Web and How it Can Affect Your Business

Every Internet user should already know that the internet has many people looking to exploit the Web for ill intent. These people congregate on the Dark Web and small businesses need to understand what it is and what the risks are. Continue reading

O365 – Why you need to implement 2FA

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Why just passwords are not good enough?

As you know, Microsoft regularly release new options and new security features as part of their Office 365 platform.

As part of their focus on security, they highly recommend that all users implement 2FA or MFA on all their O365 accounts. 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

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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

How Backup Software Can Save Your Business?

There’s a saying you may have heard before: “Two is one and one is none”. This simple phrase emphasises the importance of having a backup plan. Things can get lost or even break in the field. It’s why skydivers always have more than one more parachute on any given jump. If the main parachute malfunctions for any reason, they can disconnect it and deploy the reserve parachute to safety.

It’s an extreme example but it illustrates an important point that’s also applicable in business – You need to have redundancy. No business owner likes to think of the possibility of losing their valuable data. The reality though is that the future is never absolutely certain. Anything can happen.

Here we’ll look at how utilising backup software can save your business. Continue reading

Securing Your Business

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Cybercrime has hundreds of millions of victims if not more! Two-thirds of people online have experienced personal information theft or compromise. A 2018 McAfee Security study suggested that represents more than 2 billion individuals! Continue reading