3 Daily Habits to Start the New Year off Right

2021 is coming to a close, which means it’s time to start thinking about your goals for next year. As a professional, you’re constantly being pulled in multiple different directions. Family, work, and personal tasks can pile up. As soon as one thing is crossed off the list, another needs your attention! Because of this constant back and forth, it’s …

6 Security Tips for Small Businesses

No business is too small to be targeted by cybercriminals. The shift to work-from-home environments combined with the constantly evolving nature of malware means that small and medium businesses (SMBs) seem to have a target on their backs. There’s never been a better time to strengthen your company’s security than now. Although, there’s never been a BAD time to make …

All About Windows 11

Microsoft’s newest update, Windows 11, was launched and released on October 5th. Are you wondering what exactly this new version of Windows has in store for us all? There are a LOT of new features that have been introduced with the Windows 11 rollout. Some of these include updates to Microsoft Teams, visual and functional changes to the Start menu, …

Managed Networking for Businesses

Many small businesses are totally dependent on their networks to conduct business operations — and why wouldn’t they be? The convenience of processing transactions, communicating with customers, and running general business operations from the comfort of your desk makes a business internet network a must! Since businesses are so dependent on their connections, when network and Internet access is lost, …

Should Your Company Outsource IT?

IT service providers deliver the technical expertise small businesses need at a much lower cost than hiring IT staff. They can recommend, install, and manage technology according to business’ objectives and core competencies and ensure that critical data is safe. That’s why nearly 70% of U.S. small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) work with an IT service provider for some …

How to Write the Perfect Email

Take a look at the unread emails in your inbox and make note of your course of action. Which emails do you immediately delete without opening? Open, but not scroll through entirely before deciding to delete? On the opposite end, which emails catch your attention, and do you click through the links contained within? Did the subject lines entice you, …

July Ransomware Attacks

Over the 4th of July weekend, anywhere from 800 to 1,500 businesses around the world were affected by a ransomware attack that centered on the U.S. technology firm Kaseya. The Florida-based company’s CEO said in an interview that it would be difficult to estimate the impact of the July attack because most of the targets hit were the customers of Kaseya’s customers. …

Compliance is a Team Effort

With all the rules and regulations surrounding the compliance alphabet soup in play today, it will take more than one person to bring your company in line. We’ve laid out the multiple roles needed to up your compliance game, especially when it comes to HIPAA, PCI, and GDPR! Horrible house guests, we’ve all had them. Whether it’s that annoying family …

June 2021 Data Breach — 8 Billion Passwords Leaked

What appears to be the largest collection of passwords of all time was recently leaked on a forum popular with hackers. A user of the forum uploaded an enormous 100GB TXT file containing nearly 8.4 billion passwords. It is assumed that these passwords are a compilation from previous large scale data leaks and breaches, now combined into one single document. …

Cloud Etiquette

Horrible house guests, we’ve all had them. Whether it’s that annoying family member that overstays their welcome, or that old college buddy that leaves beer cans and potato chip crumbs all over your couch. If you thought that was bad etiquette, you’ve yet to see the worst… Imagine coming into the office and finding that your current work has gone …