5 Things Your IT Guy Doesn’t Want You to Know

We’re not asking if your IT guy is “really nice” or “funny” or “pleasant to have in the office”. We’re asking: do they properly support your business? Do they get the job DONE? 

We’re on a mission to not only do a fantastic job for our clients but also help prospective clients recognize when they’re not getting the IT support they need (and deserve). 

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Checklist: 7 Steps to Take Your CPA Firm Paperless

While most CPA firms report satisfaction after the decision to go paperless, it can often be a daunting task that many firms avoid because of the hassle. In light of new COVID-19 work from home regulations, and a shift towards remote work and remote access to information, many firms are deciding to pull the trigger on going paperless.

Beginning of the End for Microsoft Windows 10 32-bit Processor Support

Microsoft just released their Minimum Hardware Requirements, which states that Windows 10 version 2004 will no longer include 32-bit builds for OEM distribution. Before you assume you’re paying the same price for a lesser product, understand the key words here are “for OEM distribution”; essentially, manufacturers will only receive and be able to distribute 64-bit Windows 10 builds starting with the latest version of Windows.

New Trend: Popular Websites Port Scanning You Without Prompt

We’ve recently learned about a new and intrusive trend where several well-known websites port scan your computer without prompt just by visiting them. The original article is linked here. 
What’s port scanning?
First of all, a port scanner is an application designed to probe a server or host for open ports, which are often used by attackers to identify network services running on a host and to exploit vulnerabilities.

New York’s SHIELD Act Affects Your Arizona Business: Here’s Why

Arizona businesses should be aware of a recent act initiated in New York that looks to change the way companies approach security practices nationwide. The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, also known as the SHIELD Act, broadens the scope of consumer privacy and places requirements on protecting personal data for organizations that collect information on residents.

Three Stages of IT Maturity in Small Businesses

Over the years we’ve observed a lot of different takes on small businesses using IT. With over 30 million businesses of 500 employees or less, there’s a lot of variety.

With that being said, there are clearly different stages of what we’ve coined “IT Maturity Stages”. As small businesses increase in employee headcount and revenue, you’d hope their IT Maturity Stage would also increase to accommodate increased complexity, risks, and demand.