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Better ransomware protection with Windows 10

By Chris Butler / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

In 2018, ransomware was the biggest malware threat to businesses worldwide. Experts say it’s not likely to go away soon. But thanks to Windows 10’s beefed-up security features, you can easily secure your business from the dangers of ransomware. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you to list certain documents and folders as “protected.” Only…

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Should you monitor your employees online?

By Chris Butler / April 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

To monitor your employees, or not to monitor them, that is the topic of this blog post. If you’ve ever considered checking in on your staff’s online activities, you may have hesitated about whether or not it’s the right decision. We’ve listed the pros and cons of monitoring your employees, and some tips to make…

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Protect your Mac from malware

By Chris Butler / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Viruses and malware creators are out to attack anyone and everyone within their reach — including Mac users. Despite Apple’s insulated macOS layouts, cybercriminals are finding ways to identify and exploit vulnerabilities. Viruses that affect Macs There are four general virus types that hit Apple products, and their effects can range from merely annoying to…

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Small company IT hardware checklist

By Chris Butler / April 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

The IT hardware issues your business experienced in previous years should, ideally, be a thing of the past. Although some minor issues may remain, they can be avoided by taking care of your computer hardware. The following checklist can help you better manage your hardware. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe your monitor with…

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Add minutes to your day with email automation

By Chris Butler / April 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

How many routine emails would you say your sales and marketing teams send every day? If it isn’t that much, is that because you don’t have the manpower to accomplish mass outreach campaigns? If that’s the case, email automation is the perfect solution to staying in touch with customers and prospects economically. What is email…

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Virtualization: Best practices for newbies

By Chris Butler / March 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Investing in virtualization will allow a business to enjoy better IT management and huge cost savings. However, virtualization’s deployment process is not a walk in the park. If you’re a virtualization newbie, you need to plan carefully and implement the following best practices. Conduct an assessment Evaluating your IT environment is an important step in…

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Boost productivity with these Outlook tips

By Chris Butler / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Microsoft’s development team continues to improve and update its Outlook email application, which means some users have a hard time keeping up with the new and exciting features that show up. If you want to stay updated on the latest productivity-boosting tricks, this article is for you. Clean Up your inbox No matter how meticulously…

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SQL Server 2008 to reach end of support soon

By Chris Butler / March 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

If your website or databases are still on SQL Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, consider yourselves warned: Microsoft is ending support for these platforms in July 2019. You must make haste to migrate to Azure and avoid the risks of having no publisher support. What’s the big deal with losing publisher support in…

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Cybersecurity and managed IT services

By Chris Butler / March 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

The saying that every company is a technology company is undeniably true, with today’s enterprises unable to function without digital hearts, veins, and arteries. This system, however, comes with a price: a daily onslaught of hacking and other cyberthreats. As such, expertise and robust solutions in cybersecurity are no longer the privilege and luxury of…

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Get your new MacBook up and running

By Chris Butler / March 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Just bought a new MacBook? Can’t wait to start using it? Get it up and running — and make the most out of your shiny new toy — by making these important changes to your MacBook’s settings. Check for updates From time to time, Apple releases updates to macOS. If the tech giant has released…

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