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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 …

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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 …

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4 Ways Technology Could Increase Your Business Productivity

Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives, and while some see this as positive, others may approach tech implementation with caution. Either way, you want to have business productivity in all aspects of your business. Smartphones, tablets, and all the other gizmos and gadgets of today’s world may seem merely like distractions to some. However, when it comes to business, technology can be used to increase productivity. So how can you ensure you and your employees are taking full advantage of the benefits that modern technology offers? Here …

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How to Detect and Protect your Business from Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal data. Phishing has become a widespread problem across all industries, as it is relatively easy to pull off. They are the most prevalent form of cybercrime, and most are designed to steal money. The average cost of a phishing scam for a large company is $3.7 million. What can be done to protect your business from falling victim to these …

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Tips for Training Employees on the Latest Technology

Training employees on technology can be especially tricky because change is always hard. That’s human nature. Outdated technology can hinder employees’ efficiency and serve as a security threat. Getting the most updated tech is important, but training employees on how to use it can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to efficiently train employees and get things running smoothly. Explain it – thoroughly explaining why the new technology is beneficial to your employees and the company will help employees understand why they should invest the time and effort …

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5 Steps to Achieve a Healthy, Virus-Free Computer

Viruses are no fun for you or your computer and can be incredibly frustrating. If you notice strange emails being sent from your email address, programs starting automatically on your computer, hardware glitches, or other performance issues, your computer may be infected. So now what? Here are some possible next steps to a healthy computer. Antivirus – if you don’t already have one, install an antivirus program. Make sure you only have one program installed because having multiple can cause more issues. Networks Unlimited offers fantastic business-class virus protection. Full …

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Johnston Financial Services

While Johnston Financial Services (“JFS”) started as an effort to help a friend, it has grown into a financial services business that specializes in Healthcare and Small Business accounting solutions and reporting. JFS provides services to individuals and companies to assist them in achieving their financial and business goals. JFS also specializes in reporting and other needs for the healthcare industry. JFS team members help clients with financial statement preparation, creation and implementation of startup financial systems, assistance with the Medicare Cost Report, ad hoc reporting, tax preparation and other …

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The 3 Most Common Computer Problems (and how to fix them)

These helpful hints can solve a lot of the computer problems, and make you avoid going all “office space” on your technology. But before we get into the list, have you tried restarting your computer? NO. It isn’t a joke. It legitimately works to fix a problem you might be encountering. It is a simple step, and it’s easy to do. Another thing to generally look at is updating your operating system. This simple fix can solve issues of software being on speaking terms again. In Windows 10, click on …

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The Many Benefits of Synchronized Security

It was another great night with customers and Eric and Dan from Sophos! We spent the evening tasting Kannah Creek beer and learning about Synchronized Security from Sophos. Thank you to everyone who came out to learn how to be more prepared in protecting your business data and thank you to Sophos for presenting on such a relevant topic. Did you know that 74% of data breaches go undiscovered for more than six months? Synchronized Security works to make your products (antivirus, firewall, wireless, etc.) work together to stop threats …