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How to Pick the Proper Phone Solution for Your Business

Considering how long we’ve had access to the basic technology, telephones (and proper telephone etiquette while using them) haven’t changed all that much on the surface. What has changed is how the technology fundamentally works, and the options that are available for businesses. Here, we’ll g ...

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When Your Microwave Talks Back, There is Bound to Be Problems

If you find your “smart” dishwasher or oven starts turning on & off, your washer/dryer lights flashing, or your webcam enabled vacuum chasing you around the house…You probably have a poltergeist! No…totally kidding….but you might be a victim of a hacker. There are vulnerabilities in ...

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Easy Actions for Optimal IT

Running a business can be a fulfilling and rewarding endeavor, but on the same token, the technology that is needed for it to run can quickly become a stressful obstacle to struggle with. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take that allow you to minimize these moments and prevent them fr ...

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Why is Email Encryption Important?

Encryption can be an invaluable tool for your company, especially where your email communications are concerned. Here, we’ll go over a few of the benefits you can see by adopting it - but first, we’ll briefly go over what encryption is. What is Encryption? Looking at the word itself and brea ...

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4 Microsoft Word Tips to Save Your Job

The term “Johnny-on-the-spot” is one that most people are familiar with. It means when a person is ready to impulsively act on the opportunities presented for them. Sometimes in business, things tend to move too fast for even the most experienced and thoughtful managers to be out in front of. On ...

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How to Foster Better Business Relationships

“Even the Lone Ranger didn’t do it alone.” - Harvey MacKay In business, there’s a good argument to be made that the most important capital is your social capital. In other words, your relationships with those around you hold quite a bit of value. Below, we’ll review some ways to form po ...

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Is Your Business Utilizing IT Services Properly?

Do you know what an IT provider is really capable of doing for your business and its technology? Chances are, it’s likely more than you think. Below, we’ll review a few benefits that any IT resource worth their salt is capable of providing to a business like yours, and call it this week’s tip! ...

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Commuter Friendly Features on Google Maps

Maps are one of those very basic technologies that are always improving, starting as lines scratched into the ground and now living in our phones and giving us exponentially larger amounts of data. One of the first examples you may think of is Google Maps, which just got a few impressive updates tha ...

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Fileless Ransomware is More Dangerous Than Ever

By now everyone knows about ransomware, the dastardly strand of malware that encrypts data (or the drives it’s stored on) and sends the user a message demanding payment in a certain amount of time before the data is deleted forever. To add a little more menace to an already stressful situation, th ...

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Were you aware? Now you are. Don’t be frightened. We know it can be scary. We are here to explain what you can do to protect yourself from scary things like phishing attacks, Ransomware and other online scams as well as Cybersecurity at home, in t ...

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