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Outsource Your I.T. – What are the Benefits?

Why in the world would you need to outsource your I.T.? Outsourcing doesn’t always mean what you think it does. Here are a few scenarios we see all the time, where having an outsourced I.T. team can give your business the edge. Scenario 1: You’ve got a tech-minded person in the office who is doing a great job fixing things when they break, right? They might not have been hired for that position, but things are going fine. Why change something that isn’t broken? That person who happened to know …

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Why Update Your Computer or Office Equipment?

We’ve all been there; seeing that little pop up that something or other has an update for installation and ignoring it. We are all guilty of neglecting it for a while too. It just seems like SUCH an inconvenience, but it has a perfect reason to be pesky. Those updates are fixes to the software or hardware installed on your computer. Those repairs keep hackers from easily entering your system and wreaking havoc! Here are a couple more reasons to convince you just to click the update button already! Reduced …

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Common Technology Pain Points, and Solutions!

Technology pain points. Every business has them, and they are usually small issues that people just tend to work around and not even realize it is happening. Technology is no different. There are lots of little things that can cause you and your employee’s pain (and productivity!). A lot of these issues can be solved with Managed IT Services. Managed IT Services are all the small things you don’t think about updating or doing in technology. These services are done for you by a service provider (Networks Unlimited). These can include …

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Trend Micro Imposters!

Last week we received a call from one of our customers. They said someone claiming to be from Trend Micro contacted and stated Trend Micro was out of date.  The caller named Akeem gave our customer the phone number 817-386-4921. Some of our clients do have Trend Micro installed on their computer as their antivirus, and this was one of the customers. However, the software on their computer was already current and up-to-date. First of all, Trend Micro (or any of our vendors) would never call our customers directly. If …

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Countermeasures for Ransomware – like WannaCry

You may have seen the news this weekend. Criminal hackers have released a new strain of ransomware that spreads itself automatically across all workstations in a network, causing a global epidemic. If you or a co-worker are not paying attention and accidentally open one of these phishing email attachments, you might infect not only your workstation but immediately everyone else’s computer too. As more information comes in regarding this strain of ransomware (also called WannaCry, WannaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or WanaDecrypt0r), we know that it is infecting computers based on someone in …

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Ways Your Employees Compromise Data Security

Last week’s blog included tips on how to be proactive in your network security. One of those ways was to train your personnel. This week we will discuss why it is so important to have a trained staff. Here are five ways employees can compromise your data security. Inside Job Thinking this is an inside job is the worst one to bring up, but we will just go ahead and get it right out of the way. Yes, sometimes your employees can be so mad about something that they will …

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Yup! We’ve Got You Covered.

Experience.

We set out to see what Networks Unlimited has done in the past and came back with some pretty amazing statistics. Some were easy to configure, such as the number of team members we’ve got in our office (25), and the number of years we’ve done business in the area (15).

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Help Desk: Real People to Talk to When You’re Experiencing Problems

Picture this. Your computer is on the fritz again and you can’t get any work done. You know this isn’t a problem you can solve, however, you don’t want to get on the phone and call some company that will put you on hold for hours. Just the thought of that wait music is driving you insane! What are you supposed to do?

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Service for ANY Sized Business

One of the biggest misconceptions about Networks Unlimited, is that it is only for the “big guys”. In fact, our average customer is around 15-20 employees in size. No matter if your business tops well over 100 employees or it is just you, Networks Unlimited is your solution for all things technology related. We work with health care facilities, retail, manufacturing, legal offices, dental offices, financial institutions and many other types of business big and small.

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Prevent A Future “Oops” With Outlook’s Email Rules Feature

Rules allow you to set custom actions depending on parameters you set for incoming and outgoing emails.  This is not a widely known feature but it can be a powerful communication tool.