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What Makes An Awesome IT Services Provider?

  Technology is continually changing, and keeping up with the updates to your crucial infrastructure and software can feel like an overwhelming task. Many organizations begin to look for an IT managed services provider as they start to scale, but how can you know who...

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Password Management For Law Firms (Questions/Answers)

We can’t function without passwords. So much of the internet is built on the concept of a username plus a password that the concept is core to users’ internet experience. It’s a clever but imperfect system that could certainly be improved upon, but until a...

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How Much Does Managed IT Services Cost?

You have probably seen managed IT services offered from one or more providers in your area. The option of having your IT needs managed by an outside company has obvious appeal—you do not need to maintain a full-time IT staff, or at least as many IT employees, which...

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Celebrate World Backup Day on March 31st

When Was Your Last Backup? Data backups are a critical part of protecting the information and files you cannot afford to lose. And yet, many people have bad backup habits – or no backup habits at all.     March 31st is World Backup Day – a perfect opportunity for you...

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What Exactly Does A Managed IT Services Company Provide?

Running a business requires a great deal of focused attention. Unfortunately, when your technology team is spending a great deal of time dealing with login problems, software licensing, cybersecurity and more, it doesn’t leave a lot of time for growth activities and...

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Is Your IT Company Offering vCIO Services?

If your IT department is like many in the U.S., you are struggling with day-to-day operations — leaving very little time for strategic thinking about your business. Even if the time was available, would your team have the expertise and skillsets necessary to create a...

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What Is Windows Lite?

Is Windows Lite Microsoft’s Answer to Google’s Chrome OS? Microsoft is working on a new operating system — Lite — with a different look that’s designed for the casual computer user while targeting Google’s Chrome OS   Windows Lite is the oft-rumored, highly...

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Cybersecurity Basics For Small Businesses

Small businesses are at considerable risk of cyberattack. With fewer staff resources available to maintain and monitor networks and fewer defenses in place, small businesses are an attractive target for hackers and other criminals. The risks of a cyberattack are...

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Microsoft Excel Training [Free Online Course]

Microsoft Excel Training   Excel is one of the most versatile and most useful programs in the Microsoft Office suite. It’s also one of the trickiest to master without a little help from someone who understands the ins and outs of Excel. Join us for a special...

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Set Reminders to Stay on Track with Important Tasks

  Raise your hand if you’re one of the millions of Americans who are overworked and don’t have enough hours in the day — isn’t that everyone? When you do manage to get into the groove of getting something done, it’s easy to forget everything else in the work or play....

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Are You Prepared For The End Of Windows 7?

Living in a technology era that sees device upgrades and new products on what seems like an almost weekly basis, it’s difficult to imagine that Windows 7 has remained in play since its release in 2009. According to Net Market Share’s December 2018 data, 40.86 percent...

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Windows 7 Support Is Ending

  Did you know? Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020. Beginning this April, Microsoft will start displaying pop-ups on all Windows 7 computers alerting the users that their support for Windows 7 will be ending. Don’t be alarmed.  Microsoft also...

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[VIDEO] What Is The Cloud?

  While you hear the term frequently and see the images of puffy whiteness illustrating the concept, you may still be wondering, “What is the cloud?” Despite being a standard technology solution for many years, it’s still a good time to understand the basics of what...

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New Whaling Schemes: CEO Fraud Continues to Grow

In previous years, the first clue that your corporate email has been compromised would be a poorly-spelled and grammatically incorrect email message asking you to send thousands of dollars overseas. While annoying, it was pretty easy to train staff members to see...

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Effects of A Data Breach on Small Business

The information that no business owner or technology director wants to hear: there’s been a data breach. These chilling words can put your brain into overdrive, trying to triage the problem before you even know the full extent of the problem. What will be the impact...

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13 Effects That You Can Apply to the Apple Messages App

Back in 2018, Apple once again upgraded the iMessage app to include new messaging effects. Apple added these effects to enhance the messaging experience for iOS users. There are 13 different effects that you can use to add an attractive feature to your messages when...

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Instagram Users: Fake Copyright Infringement Notices

There’s a new scam targeting highly-trafficked Instagram accounts, and anyone with several thousand followers on their account — including businesses and clients — are fair game to the fraudsters. The scheme masquerades as a false claim of copyright infringement,...

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Bill Gates Reveals Top 5 Healthcare Technologies for 2019

After literally changing the world through technology, what does a retired billionaire Microsoft co-founder do for an encore? If his name is Bill Gates, he changes the world yet again. This time, Gates is exploring advanced cutting-edge technology to find healthcare...

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Why Is ITSM Important For Local Business?

With today’s businesses moving a large portion of their information technology operations to the cloud, having holistic IT services management is more important than ever before. Making this shift provides organizations with an unprecedented level of flexibility, and...

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Reduce Travel Costs & Expenses With Video Calling Apps

Endless airline terminals. Overpriced airport food. Overly-close seating on packed planes. What’s there to love about business travel? Sure, there are some road warriors who appreciate never having to clean a room or make a bed as they spend all their time in hotels,...

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Your Guide To Microsoft’s End Of Support

In an ideal world, you’d never have any technical issues, and you’d never have to call Microsoft technical support. Everything should work perfectly, without bugs, slowdowns, crashes, or corruptions. Of course, technical issues are inevitable, and when you experience...

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Review Your Calendar Monthly For Better Perspective

  Life is extremely busy with people scheduling every moment of their day while still looking back and wondering where their month has gone. It’s all too easy to find yourself reviewing a 6-month plan only to find that you are seriously off-course. Focusing one day...

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Cloud Computing For Lawyers (2019 Introductory Guide)

Attorneys have unique needs for the storage of information while needing to access data on clients and cases from remote locations. That’s why cloud computing has become such a popular option for lawyers. However, the value of cloud computing needs to be tempered with...

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5 Cybersecurity Tips For Employees

Imagine waking up one day only to realize that the company you work for has been hacked. Your files are missing, bank accounts are hijacked, and sensitive information is on the loose. Although this sounds like a rare situation, it has become more prevalent in this day...

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Severe Ransomware Attack Hits Global Firm

Norsk Hydro just got hit with a major ransomware attack that took down their entire worldwide network. It happened this morning, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, and we wanted to share this with you. They experienced widespread system outages. This has been such a disaster...

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Reduce Travel Costs & Expense With Video Calling Apps

Endless airline terminals. Overpriced airport food. Overly-close seating on packed planes. What’s there to love about business travel? Sure, there are some road warriors who appreciate never having to clean a room or make a bed as they spend all their time in hotels,...

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New Threat Advisory: TrickBot (Warnings/Recommendations)

TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a handle on it, TrickBot releases new modules that advance its capabilities. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organization from TrickBot. Don’t Get Tricked By TrickBot TrickBot is up to its tricks...

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What Is A Business Continuity Plan?

Creating a business continuity plan is one of the most important things a company can do. Business continuity ensures that your business is back up and running after a critical disruption, such as a natural disaster or cyberattack. What Is Business Continuity?...

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Healthcare Fines For Breaches Are Increasing

Healthcare was a lucrative target for hackers in 2018. Cybercriminals are getting more creative despite better awareness among healthcare organizations. And fines for breaches of patient information are increasing. What more can you do to ensure your patient data is...

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Windows Server 2008 End of Support (Questions and Answers)

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end — and on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will be stopping mainstream service for their highly popular Windows 2008 Server. If you are one of the millions of organizations who are still using this secure and highly stable...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day This Sunday

March 17th is one of our favorite days of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. For some, it’s a day to celebrate centuries of rich culture and Irish heritage, and for others, an opportunity to have a pint or two with friends.   However you’ll be spending this St. Paddy’s,...

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Top New Additions To Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 has rolled out an impressive array of new features that business owners will appreciate. These range from handy mobile-to-PC interactions to intuitive, behind-the-scenes IT integrations to keep a business running smoothly. Here are some of the...

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