Cybersecurity can be a differentiator for your business.

Cybersecurity Can Set Your Business Apart

Cybersecurity is becoming vital in today’s world. With all the data breaches popping up every day, you need to ensure your customer’s data is safe and secure. You can also use cybersecurity as a differentiator in your business. Here’s how. Make it a Company Value – if you make security a priority for all your employees your customers will know that you take cybersecurity seriously. The safer they feel their data is in your hands, the more they will trust you and recommend you to their friends. Get Those Certs …

the dark side of technology in the healthcare industry

The Dark Side of Technology in the Healthcare Industry

Most things in life have a good side as well as a dark side, which is why each industry needs to have a comprehensive strategy to mitigate any risks that might come up. Let’s examine some of the cybersecurity threats in the healthcare industry and how best to reduce them. Remote Access Solutions Some providers use remote-access solutions to make things easier on staff and business partners. Remote access allows employees to access data from wherever they might be when that information is needed. The best way to protect data …

cloud computing trends for 2019

Cloud Computing Trends for 2019

Cloud computing is still on the rise, and with more businesses looking to make the switch, there are no signs that it will slow down anytime soon. So, what are the cloud computing trends for 2019? Here is a list of 5 trends to keep in mind for your business. Adoption Will Continue to Grow Rapidly Cloud computing is not just a fad, it’s the way of the future, so expect continued growth; even dramatic growth in the years to come. More Businesses will opt for a Hybrid Solution Most companies …

strengthening your cybersecurity plan

Strengthening Your Cybersecurity Plan

The goal of this article is to help you improve your cybersecurity plan. By implementing even one or two of the suggestions in this article, you’ll be taking a step toward reducing the likelihood of data loss, downtime, reputation damage, and lost revenue.  Proactively enhancing your cybersecurity plan is a smart business move. Before writing any cybersecurity plan, it’s essential to have a risk assessment under your belt.  Risk assessments highlight precisely where and how your workforce, technology, and physical environment are at risk and therefore where you need to …

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 End of Life Approaches

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 End of Life Approaches

Microsoft is updating a lot of their software, which means that some of it will be going out of support. One of those items is the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 platform. Microsoft will no longer be offering bug fixes and security updates after January 14, 2020. Without these updates and fixes, it will leave your Windows Server 2008 vulnerable to security issues and attacks. Also, the lack of updates can cause problems with the other software programs that run on your server. New applications are optimized for the latest operating …

Network Security Steps for Small Business

5 Network Security Steps for Small Business

Network Security can seem like a daunting task with all the new threats that continually pop-up. When you think you’ve got your bases covered, something new comes along and changes the game. These five network security options will give your business the base level of protection you need. Educate Employees Employees are the last line of defense in your network security and are the most overlooked aspect of keeping your system protected. Most employees are unaware of ransomware and the threat it poses to businesses. With the dangers out there, …

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How Tech Support Secures Your Network

I think by now we’ve all come to realize that computer security is essential in today’s hacker age, but what does your tech support do to secure your network? These three common business functions are areas that tech support works to control. Email – it has become the primary form of business communication, which means propriety business information is flowing back and forth all day long. The email includes internal and external communication. If you don’t have an email filter in place, they can be easily hacked. If an email is …

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Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life

You might have heard that extended support for Windows 7 is ending. Mainstream support ended January 13, 2015, but after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. What does this mean for you and your office equipment running Windows 7? First off, if your office is a die-hard Windows 7 fan, you will find it more difficult to even find new computers with a Windows 7 license or the ability to get that operating system installed. If you are lucky …

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How to Simplify Server Health with a Monitoring Service

Your server health is vital to the operation of your computer networks, daily activities, and therefore crucial to the operation of your business. An unintentional server crash can be a nightmare to recover from, so it is in the best interest of your business to keep it optimally functioning. Setting up your server in a separate, enclosed room is a good idea to keep it safe and reduce the noise to staff working near it. Wherever you keep your server, it is essential to make sure the temperature is between …

pros and cons of BYOD

Pros and Cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

BYOD or “bring your own device” is a growing controversial trend in the corporate world, and we’ve got the pros and cons of BYOD laid out for you. Users no longer rely on employers to supply them with a work BlackBerry, and the demand to use personal iPhones and Androids for work purposes has increased. Employees generally prefer to use devices they are comfortable with and would rather not juggle multiple phones or tablets. However, there are some serious concerns about this concept of BYOD. If you are undecided on …