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Tip of the Week: How to Use PowerPoint as a Training Tool

Tip of the Week: How to Use PowerPoint as a Training Tool

Training your employees is important. One tool that you may find useful is Microsoft PowerPoint, as it allows you to create an engaging and informative training program.

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Understanding the Motives of Hackers

Understanding the Motives of Hackers

The term “hacker” has firmly become a part of the public lexicon, thanks largely in part to pop culture and its liberal use of the term. However, the use of the term so frequently has effectively diluted its meaning to “someone good with computers.” In order to keep your business secure against the hackers of the real world, it may help to understand the motivations behind their activities.

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Are You Properly Securing Your Server Room?

Are You Properly Securing Your Server Room?

Your servers are critical to the successful performance of your business’ technology. As a result, it is important that you do everything you can to keep them secured. Here, we’ve assembled some basic security practices to start you off.

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Tip of the Week: How to Manage Microsoft Outlook

Tip of the Week: How to Manage Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is a very common solution for businesses to use for their email needs. If you happen to use it, there are a few ways that it can be managed to make it even more useful to you and your team. Here, we’ll give you a few tips to make the most use of it.

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The World is Going Mobile

The World is Going Mobile

Smartphones are a big part of modern society. Just go to any place where people congregate and look around, you’ll see what we are talking about. Businesses have finally begun to realize that they can’t do anything about people bringing their smartphones into the office, so they have instead begun to alter their strategies on how to manage these devices. Let’s take a brief look at the modern smartphone and see just how much people are depending on their mobile devices. 

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The Small Business Cybersecurity Starter Pack

The Small Business Cybersecurity Starter Pack

Running a business is one thing, but it is quite another to protect it from issues and threats. There is a vast assortment of potential obstacles that can pop up during your operations. Likewise, there are many ways that a business needs to be protected, each one as crucial as the last. A few basics include:

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Why Every Business (But Especially Yours) Should Leverage Modern IT

Why Every Business (But Especially Yours) Should Leverage Modern IT

More businesses with fewer than 100 employees are planning to adopt new technologies than aren’t, according to the 2020 State of IT report released by Spiceworks. If you aren’t among them, there are a few reasons that you should be. Here, we’ll review those reasons, to give you a few points to think about as you consider your use of technology. 

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IT Is Fueling Innovation

IT Is Fueling Innovation

Innovation is a core necessity of the market economy. Taking good ideas and making them more dynamic and practical fuels economic growth, efficiency, and creates a better standard of living for the entire culture. IT is now firmly transforming the way that business is done with innovative tools and strategies. Today, we’ll look at some of the shifts we are seeing come about as a result of information technology. 

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How Augmented Reality Could Shift the Workplace Forward

How Augmented Reality Could Shift the Workplace Forward

Augmented reality is a technology that has been around for a while, and has been thought of as one of the “next big things” for the past few years. AR almost broke out of obscurity with the development of Google Glass earlier in the decade, but with well-founded security and privacy concerns that come with providing the technology that makes AR possible, the market dropped out. That’s not to say that AR is done, however. In fact, it seems as with the growth of new technologies, AR is also beginning to grow.

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Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Procurement

Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Procurement

One of the best things about information technology today is that it is frequently improved. However, this improvement makes it crucial that you keep up with these changes. A managed service provider can greatly assist you with these procurement needs. Here, in part five of our managed service value series, we’ll discuss how invaluable this assistance can be.

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Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Modern Data Solutions

Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Modern Data Solutions

There are many reasons that businesses today are adopting various managed IT services, if not electing for a comprehensive managed service agreement. One major reason is that working with a managed service provider allows businesses to do more concerning their data - whether that’s storing it, protecting it, or putting it to use. 

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Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Consulting Services

Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Consulting Services

There are many business processes that require an experienced touch… experience that you may not personally have. In this case, you’d typically call in someone who does. Why should your technology be any different? In part two of our five-part series, we’re examining how a managed service provider can serve as a valued consultant for your business’ needs.

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Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Support Services

Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Support Services

Most of us are old enough to remember when you had to bring your computer into the shop to get it fixed. This break/fix method in neither affordable nor efficient when you are dealing with several computers. IT services and support has evolved and now is available around the clock though a managed service provider. Businesses that once had to spend large parts of their operational capital on IT administrators now have the opportunity to cut their IT support costs and get comprehensive support regardless.

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Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Proactive Service

Identifying the Value of Managed IT: Proactive Service

Business owners know just how costly downtime can be. If your business suffers from technology problems, and your staff isn’t able to properly do their job, then you could be spending a whole lot of money with little or no reward. There is a solution to mitigate technology problems, and we will discuss every aspect of it in this five-part series. In part one, today, we will talk about how proactiveness is the proper approach to business technology. 

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Technologies You Need If You’re Going to Use Remote Workers

Technologies You Need If You’re Going to Use Remote Workers

Does your business use remote workers? If you currently don’t, you should know that there are several benefits of allowing your staff to work outside of the confines of your office, but you have to be careful. These days, with the threat landscape as it is, it is important that if you are going to allow remote workers, that you have a strategy in place. Let’s take a look at some of the tools you will need if you want to take advantage of remote workers. 

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Phishing is a Major Threat

Phishing is a Major Threat

Fishing - a jerk on one end of a line waiting for a jerk on the other end.
Phishing - very similar to fishing, but much more consequential.

While the word phishing is humorous and relatable due to it being derived from the word “fishing”, the consequences of falling victim to a phishing attack are far from comical. Today we will discuss just how serious these attacks can be, and the easiest way to prevent them.

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Get the Utility You Need From the Cloud

Get the Utility You Need From the Cloud

If you’ve ever moved files from a flash drive, you are likely well aware at how troublesome limited storage space can be. Business data storage is no different, however the flash drives transition into servers, and the $10 tech store purchase transitions to thousands upon thousands of dollars storage server. There has to be a better way to store data, right? Luckily, thanks to cloud computing -- there is.

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Best Practices for Your File Sharing and Collaboration Needs

Best Practices for Your File Sharing and Collaboration Needs

Today, a business accumulates a lot - a lot - of files as time passes, and for the most part, they all need to be stored somewhere. In addition to that, there’s a good chance that multiple people will need to remain involved with these files. These challenges can be resolved by adopting solutions devoted to file sharing and collaboration. To assist with this process, we’ve decided to share a few best practices that will help make your implementation much easier.

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Tip of the Week: Methods to Securing Your Smartphone

Tip of the Week: Methods to Securing Your Smartphone

The smartphone has quickly become a staple in modern society, as users rely on them to accomplish more and more. You could probably say the same of your own use of it. This means that there are not only huge amounts of smartphones and smartphone users, there is a huge amount of threats out there to target them.

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Why Proactivity is Always a Better Strategy than Reactivity

Why Proactivity is Always a Better Strategy than Reactivity

When it comes to operating a business, there are really only two ways that one can do so… either one acts proactively with their business matters, or they tend to be reactive in their approach. Naturally, one method has shown to be far more effective than the other. Today, we’ll explore the features of each to figure out which will work best for you (spoiler alert: it’s going to be the proactive approach).

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