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Tip of the Week: Identifying Your Virtualization Needs

Virtualization has opened a world of opportunity for businesses seeking a more flexible business computing system, rather than a disparate and occasionally wasteful collection of computing components. For this week’s tip, we’ll walk through the process of adopting virtualization and what that wi ...

Where Did HR Come From?

The Human Resources department is now a critical part of any workplace’s success, but there are most likely misconceptions about this department’s mission. Where did the idea of Human Resources come from, and how can technology be leveraged to assist in their duties? HR’s Origin Story To bett ...

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Tech Term: Troubleshooting

People use computers for almost everything nowadays. However, when they don’t work as intended it can be endlessly frustrating. Whether you have hardware that isn’t properly connecting, or you have software that isn’t responding the way it normally does, many times before you call for assistan ...

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Why Does Everything Have A Touchscreen?

Touchscreen technology has changed the way that a lot of people access popular devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and even laptops. Children that grow up in the modern world are so accustomed to using touchscreen technology that any monitor or screen that doesn’t have touchscreen features is s ...

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Evil Twin Attack – A WiFi Threat Lurking in Your Neighborhood

WiFi is everywhere nowadays. How do you know if the WiFi network you are on is safe and secure? The truth is it is very hard to tell whether a network is secured when you are connecting to it in a coffee shop, hotel, airport or even your neighbor’s house. Wireless networks have been subjected t ...

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Tip of the Week: 5 Basic Computer Security Tactics

Every so often, it can be good to get back to basics for a bit of review. That’s why we’re going over five ways that you can improve your security through basic best practices for this week’s tip! 1. Keep Your Computer Protected, Inside… Your device, whether it’s a workstation or somet ...

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2018 Public and Private Cybersecurity Hacks So Far

Each day tens of thousands of people from all over the world are hacked. Not just sent run-of-the-mill phishing emails, but legitimately hacked. This has made the cybersecurity industry grow at a rate only surpassed by the Internet of Things (which ironically may be one of the largest threats to ...

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Best & Worst Virtual Assistants

The virtual assistant has become a commonly-known feature of most technology around today. While many people might first associate them with their mobile devices, virtual assistants have been appearing in more and more technologies. What assistants are out there today, and what capabilities do they ...

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Will AI Give Hackers the Upper Hand?

Artificial intelligence has been making waves in the world of cybersecurity, as machine learning could potentially make the solutions we have today smarter and better at their intended jobs. However, artificial intelligence has also appeared on the other side of cybersecurity, as cybercriminals have ...

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