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FBI Warms Businesses Of Cyber Attack From China

Who Has Been Impacted by Chinese Cyber Attacks? At the beginning of the year, the FBI warned businesses to protect themselves from cyber attacks by foreign entities, saying activity has spiked in the past 18 months. Hewlett Packard and IBM are among the businesses...

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How Can I Tell If My Business Needs Managed IT Services?

Most of us, when asked if we would prefer to pay for something we could theoretically do ourselves, will opt to take care of the task personally – even if it’s not our strong suit, or indeed, if we lack all experience entirely. This is often the case with managed IT...

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How Does Outsourcing IT Help Fuel Business Growth?

You already know what IT stands for: information technology. What you might not know is that most companies have a pretty poor grasp of how best to put IT to work for them. Why? For the simple reason, that too few businesses take the time to consider the best approach...

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The Hidden Costs of Your Next Data Breach

Ask any small or medium-sized business owner and they’ll tell you the same thing: They’re terrified of a data breach. Sure, their fears might not exist on the same plane as, say, a Target or a Wells Fargo, but that doesn’t mean they’re not real and quantifiable. The...

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How Can Managed Services Benefit Local Businesses?

Using Managed Services is really about smartly growing your local business, especially if that business relies on technology to any degree. A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a third-party contractor that partners with your company to do exactly what its name...

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How To Add A Column From an Example In Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel has been around for ages. However, did you know that there are a whole host of functionality features to simplify your workflow and help you save time? One of the most commonly used tools is the Add Column from Example option. Here’s what you need to...

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The 2019 Guide To Securing Microsoft Office 365

The importance of fully securing Microsoft Office 365 cannot be overstated. Recent statistics show that a hacker attack occurs every 39 seconds. Government agencies and retail, technology and healthcare industries are among the most popular targets, but the truth is...

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What Should Be In Your 2019 Technology Strategic Plan

Making an Ultimate Technology Plan for the New Year Times are changing. Apparently, this is the case considering we’re about to head into 2019. How is your current technology holding up at your company? If you feel like there are certain things that you need to change...

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8 Amazing Tips To Take Awesome Photos With Your iPhone

Smartphone technology and the internet have made it possible for us to share ideas—and do business—with people all over the world. Learning to use the powerful tools we have at our fingertips more effectively is one of the most significant challenges of our time....

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Will Cybercriminals Shutter Your Business In 2019?

If the frightening headlines about massive data breaches were not warning enough, upwards of 60 percent of all small and mid-sized businesses, reportedly shutter within six months of a systems hack. The leading causes of nefarious systems incursions are reportedly...

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Here’s How Cybercriminals Con Businesses In 2019

Is someone out there pretending to represent your business to make money? Don’t laugh. It happens. Business identity theft is a growing concern for many companies across the US. According to a recent study by Dun & Bradstreet, business identity theft, also called...

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2019 Best Practices For Keeping Your Password Secure

Every account you have is protected by a password or a PIN of some kind. A PIN is a personal identification number that is unique to the account it is attached to. In some cases, you are allowed to choose your own PIN. For other accounts, you must use the PIN or...

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9 New Game-Changing Additions To Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft recently announced several new updates to Office 365. These updates and additions will help organizations who want to streamline efficiencies and remain compliant with new regulations across numerous industries. The nine key additions and updates to Office...

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Top 8 Cybersecurity Concerns For Local Businesses

As businesses add more layers of cybersecurity to their arsenals, cybercriminals are finding new ways to attack system, networks and devices. There is a constant stream of emerging threats that can mean trouble for companies of any size. Why Is Data Security a Major...

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SCAM ALERT: Google Play Gift Cards

If there’s a will there’s a way when it comes to scammers, especially with gift cards. Everyone loves gift cards. Consumers love how easy it is to purchase gift cards, use gift cards and even give gift cards. It’s as simple as buying a card at a brick and mortar store...

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World Braille Day

On January 4th, 1809, Louis Braille was born. Louis Braille was a child who lost his vision in an incident involving a sharp tool at the age of 3. During his early life, Louis had an interest in “night writing”, a military code used by the French Army in the 1800s....

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New Distracted Laws In Ontario – You Better Read This!

You are driving along and you glance down at your smartwatch. Imagine the horror of it when you hear the sirens wail directly afterward — but you think that can’t be for you: you were not driving over the speed limit. But it can be for you. The police saw you glance...

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What Are The Top Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019?

There was something of a cultural shift in the technology sector during 2018 that will undoubtedly impact 2019. Up until last year, cybersecurity issues seemed to predominately plague significant corporations and organizations. The Democratic National Committee hack...

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South Carolina Insurers Must Protect Client Data

In April of 2018, South Carolina became the first state in the nation to require insurance companies to establish data security standards to protect consumers from the consequences of cyber attacks. The legislation named the Insurance Data Security Act, also put...

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The 2019 Cyber Security Guide For Financial Professionals

The securities industry has been as vulnerable to cyber attacks in 2018 as any other industry. According to the SEC’s Enforcement Division newly created Cyber Unit (formed in 2017 to enhance the ability of the Commission to identify and investigate all cyber-related...

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Have You Heard Of This Scam Targeting Amazon Shoppers?

Amazon is a gigantic player in online sales. It’s estimated that the Seattle-based online e-commerce site will be responsible for roughly 50% of all digital sales during the 2018 holiday season, one of the busiest shopping times of the year in the United States. In...

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How Automation Will Change New Jersey’s Economy

Technology is changing the face of almost every industry, and anyone who can’t keep up will be left behind. The United States has far more STEM jobs than qualified applicants to fill them, with the need growing steadily. Just in 2016, there were about 3 million jobs...

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What Is The Microsoft 365 Freelance Toolkit

Companies today are increasingly relying on freelancers to support one-time or ongoing projects. The growing need for freelance support can create complex challenges for companies. How, for example, can companies manage projects across time zones? How can freelance...

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Are Bitcoin Bomb Threats A Serious Security Threat?

Users around the world have been receiving bitcoin extortion emails for a long time, one of the most notorious being a “sextortion” threat to show a computer-eye view of you watching adult videos to the world. The latest threat is more alarming: the sender claims to...

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How Can Local Companies Best Use Outsourced IT Services?

Outsourcing IT services involves hiring third-party IT companies or specialists to handle IT-related tasks. A growing number of companies are opting to outsource their IT department to experts who can fully focus on a company’s IT needs while company employees...

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How To Combat Cybercrime On A Small Business Budget?

If there’s one thing that most small businesses have in common, it’s a limited budget to invest in infrastructure. Yet failing to devote any resources to securing your technology can put the company itself at risk. Understanding the specific ways that small businesses...

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