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Tech Costume Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner! Do you dress up? Does your company have a big costume party? Are you still searching for an idea? Here are a few tech costume ideas that seem pretty easy to put together, and have the added benefit of quenching that tech vibe you’re craving. Google Map Guides – This can be done as a standalone, couple, or group costume idea, and it’s so simple! The only downside I can see is having to wear that red pinpoint on your head all day, but …

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Energy Efficient Technology for Your Business

There are tons of options out there for energy efficiency in your house, but there are some options to be energy efficient in your office too! Listed below are a few super easy ways to implement and start saving on the office technology! Smart Power Strips Phantom power is a thing. Think about all those hours that you’re away from the office and all the equipment that is still plugged in and sucking as much as 8% of power for nothing. With smart power strips, they work to shut down …

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Bassett Home Furnishings

Before Bassett Furniture opened in February 2005, owners Rick and Susan Wise were approached by Bassett Furniture Industries to open a store on the Western Slope of Colorado. From 1993 until 2004, they had owned and operated a smaller store called Home Front Interiors in Montrose, Colorado. By analyzing the market potential, they realized that Grand Junction would be the perfect location for their new store. They purchased the old roller rink building at 325 W. Gunnison Avenue in 2004. Bassett furniture is different from other furniture stores because their …

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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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Five Rings of Security: Get the Business Network You Can Trust

People are always looking for a one-size-fits-all approach to their technology security needs. While some companies might provide that, we do things a little differently. We like to have a conversation with organizations to determine what they do, how they use technology, how much data they store, what kind of data they store, and what their biggest concerns are, just to name a few. An in-depth conversation gives us a larger picture of the customer’s wants, needs, and budgetary constraints and helps us determine the best solution for that business. …

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Tips to Create an IT Budget for Your Business

Planning for your upcoming IT expenses can seem like a daunting task, but it is just as necessary as any other expense in your business. You need to make sure that you don’t get caught with a significant cost because you didn’t prepare. Here are some tips on how to start your IT budget. Start Now! Not knowing where to start is entirely understandable, but it isn’t an excuse to ignore this one. If you have an IT staff, ask them for their most reasonable wish list. I know sometimes …

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Best IT Practices for Employees to Avoid Cyber Security Threats

We all have heard about cyber security concerns and hackers breaching networks and compromising data from millions of people, but you also might be thinking that it only happens to big firms. In fact, 71% of data breaches happen to companies with less than 100 employees. Data breaches happen to businesses of all sizes – but we usually only hear about the large ones. Small businesses are much easier targets for hackers, and they often keep a lot of personally identifiable information in one place. This makes it easy for …

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The Five Must Haves for Network Protection

The threat landscape is ever changing, and you need to make sure your network is keeping up with those changes. A secure system includes knowing where your data is, who can access it, and what types of devices are used. Business models have changed from what they used to be with the implementation of cloud computing, a mobile workforce, and bring-your-own-devices (BYOD). Hacking is no longer a distant concern. It is industrialized, and targets are more customized and sophisticated. These are the must-haves to keep your system secure. Protection across …

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Small Business Are Targeted Most by Ransomware

With the influx of ransomware in the news and the big businesses that have been attacked by these threats, you might be thinking that will never happen to your small to medium sized business. But guess again. Cyberthieves are increasingly targeting their attacks to smaller organizations. They target the “little guys” for a couple of reasons. SMBs Pay UP Yup, smaller businesses that don’t have any other means to retrieve their data have a higher percentage that pays when the ransom comes due. SMBs sometimes don’t have proper data backups, …

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Engineer = Superhero?

Our engineers are just like superheroes protecting your network from outside villains. They work in the background to make sure your IT system is running smoothly, and they fight those attackers when they try to strike. If you have your own IT staff you probably vaguely know what engineers do, but for those who don’t you might be wondering “what is a computer engineer?”. The short answer is they work on computers. The longer answer is that they develop, test, and evaluate software, circuits, personal computers and more. They are …