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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 …

Is it time for a technology update for your business?

Updating Technology Could Save You Money

Technology is always adapting and changing. Those changes can be costly if you don’t have a plan for keeping up with the times. A lot of business owners delay updating technology and equipment. They fear the cost, but vintage tech could be costing your business more than a shiny new setup. There are several unexpected costs associated with outdated technology that could sneak up on you. Compatibility Issues: New versions of software are released often, and old drivers may have issues updating to newer software or operating systems. Compatibility issues …

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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 Outdated technology can hinder employees’ efficiency and serve as a security threat.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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Laptop vs. Desktop. Which is best for you and your employees?

Computers are part of our everyday lives, especially in business. When it comes to equipping your office, you want to make sure you have the most efficient equipment. When you look into new office equipment, this may lead to the question of, laptop or desktop? Both have their benefits and drawbacks, but it is up to you to decide which is best suited for your business and employees. Here are a few pros and cons of each option to help you with that tough decision. Desktop:    Pros More convenient to …

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Practical Benefits of Business Video Surveillance

Even if you feel like you live at the office, you probably can’t keep an eye on it 24 hours a day. So, if you can’t, then who can? The solution could be less of a who and more of a what. Video surveillance cameras can serve as a deterrent to thieves and could prevent break-ins. If a break-in does occur, security cameras are crucial in solving the crime and, hopefully, recovering any stolen items. Cameras can also provide clear evidence in the case of a business dispute. An unseen …

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Is Your Computer Slow? RAM Could be the Solution!

Slow, sluggish computers can be incredibly frustrating because nobody wants to wait five minutes for their Facebook feed to refresh. If your computer is running slower than ever, you might want to try adding RAM. RAM, or random-access memory, allows users to run several programs simultaneously. Simple tasks, such as opening a word document, use RAM. Applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel require large amounts of memory, along with graphic-filled web pages. Many users run multiple programs at once, but don’t realize that this coupled with insufficient RAM may …

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Cloud Computing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

You might be used to the idea of files and programs being located “in the cloud,” but what exactly is cloud computing and is it the right option for you? Cloud computing is the process of running workloads over the Internet remotely. It is a way for businesses to gain new capabilities without having to invest in hardware and software. Here are some pros and cons of cloud computing. Pros: Cost Efficient – it is a standard monthly fee and doesn’t have that large bill upfront. You don’t need to …

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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 …