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Is Your IT Professional Also a Trusted Business Advisor? They Should Be!

Avatar On: March, 17th 2014 | Under: Computer Networking, Global Newsletter, Industry News: This Week in IT, Managed Services, Technology & Tools


As a business owner, one of the best moves you can make is to outsource your IT services to a professional provider. When it comes to outsourcing your IT service needs, there are a wide range of service options that involve varying levels of management responsibilities and costs. An IT professional can provide service for a single specific task such as help desk support or managing network security.

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Keep Your Business Data Safe on Mobile Devices

Avatar On: March, 5th 2014 | Under: Computer Networking, Managed Services, Technology & Tools


According to CompTIA’s Second Annual Trends in Enterprise Mobility study for 2013, 64 percent of businesses support a BYOD policy. The trend continues as employees demand to use their personal mobile devices for their job. Businesses take on a higher risk of data exposure to malware and theft in a BYOD environment. Knowing how to protect your company data on these devices reduces the risk of a costly event that compromises your data, and damages your business.

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The Final Countdown to Microsoft’s April 8th Deadline

Avatar On: February, 20th 2014 | Under: Computer Networking, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


In 2002, Microsoft presented its official Support Lifecycle Policy that was based on detailed customer feedback. The predictability of support services was cited as a very important issue for Microsoft’s customers. Microsoft responded accordingly by alerting customers years in advance that the XP operating system and Windows 2003 have an “end of life” date scheduled for April 8, 2014.

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Stay on the Alert for Technical Support Scams

Avatar On: October, 16th 2013 | Under: Computer Networking, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


In August, our blog featured a story about one of the most lucrative cybercriminal scams of the past year. This con game involves fraudulent phone calls from cybercriminals posing as Microsoft tech support representatives. A fraudulent tech support representative calls to alert you that your computer has a virus.

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DON’T FORGET: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Avatar On: October, 2nd 2013 | Under: Computer Networking, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Cyber security begins with a simple message that everyone using the Internet should consider:

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

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The Top Seven Reasons to Consider Outsourced It Support

Avatar On: July, 22nd 2013 | Under: Computer Networking, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Managed Services


Outsourced IT support services are becoming increasingly popular for both large corporations and small-medium sized business.  Outsourced IT support typically includes some combination of the following services:  web development and hosting; data storage via cloud services; application and software development; database development and management;  application support and management; telecommunications; security; social media management; help desk services and technical support.  Business owners see the value in outsourcing as a way to remain competitive by having access to the latest technology and skilled IT professionals while also watching the bottom-line.

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How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Your Business

Avatar On: February, 21st 2013 | Under: Cloud Computing, Computer Networking, Technology & Tools


More than ever, business owners need to squeeze even more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. Many small businesses see cloud computing as a way to access advanced technologies that were previously affordable only for larger companies. A recent survey conducted by CompTIA, a nonprofit IT industry trade association, stated that more than half of micro businesses (one to nine employees) and small businesses (ten to ninety-nine employees) use cloud-based business productivity applications.

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Computer Security 101

Avatar On: May, 26th 2011 | Under: Computer Networking


Ensuring that your personal computer is safe from intruders is one of the most important things you can do for your personal safety. You wouldn’t think twice about securing your home, so why would you second guess securing your computer?

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Top 10 Network Security Threats

Avatar On: March, 14th 2011 | Under: Computer Networking


With cyber threats more common than ever, there have to be certain ways around the disasters some of us are forced to encounter. One researcher at Fortinet, a network security software provider, offered his observations on the top 10 threats that can harm networks from the inside and ways to combat them.

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How Home Networking Works

Avatar On: February, 24th 2011 | Under: Computer Networking, How To: Technology 101, Technology & Tools


Once viewed as an excessive technological need, home networking is becoming more and more common. Why? Because home networking is now cheaper than ever, and the uses for them are now clearer than ever.

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