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Life as a High Value Phishing Target

Life as a High Value Phishing Target

If you’re a business owner, manager, finance person, or have any sort of purchasing power, you’re a high value target for cyber-criminals.  
You also may be described as one of three things:

A whale (hackers try to “spear” you)
Aery attacked person (VAP)
A high-value target (HVT).  

The effectiveness of phishing is indisputable.

5 Questions to Ask Before Transitioning to a Software Vendor’s Cloud Platform

5 Questions to Ask Before Transitioning to a Software Vendor’s Cloud Platform

Introduction
While software vendors typically provide a dose of value-add service to your business, it’s important to spend the time up front to understand their cloud offerings and weigh the Pros and Cons before you sign a long term agreement.

It’s highly likely you’re already on a well vetted cloud platform already -- such as Office 365 or G Suite for email.

Picking the Right Approach to IT Maintenance Windows

Picking the Right Approach to IT Maintenance Windows

Planning to perform IT maintenance within your business? This blog breaks down some common terms and how you can best prepare your business for minimal interruption, most efficient results, and for the right budget.
First off, a maintenance window is a period of time designated in advance where IT personnel are able to take down IT resources for the purpose of maintaining a healthy and predictable IT environment.

Tariffs and Your IT Budget

Tariffs and Your IT Budget

You’ve likely heard about the the tariffs on goods from China in the news.  US consumers and business are already seeing the effects. The exact structure of these tariffs are complicated and will likely shift over time.
 
To summarize:

Prices on some computer/server components (hard drives, RAM, etc.

Don’t Let Your Website Developer Touch DNS

Don’t Let Your Website Developer Touch DNS

 
Here’s a free tip that will save hours or even days of email and remote access downtime for your business.
 
First, you’re probably wondering,  what is DNS anyway?
The Domain Name Services (DNS) is a service used to convert a computer’s host name into an IP address.

Office 365 updates to make your life easier

Office 365 updates to make your life easier

In the software industry, continuous improvement is the name of the customer retention game. The behemoth Microsoft constantly churns out Office 365 enhancements, many of which are powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Here are some of the new and upcoming ones most likely to be useful in your business. Office Write and draw with digital […]

It’s time to rethink your password

It’s time to rethink your password

In 2003, a manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authored a document on password best practices for businesses, federal agencies, and academic institutions. More recently, however, the institute has reversed its stance. Find out why and what great passwords are made of. The problem The issue isn’t necessarily that the NIST […]

Keep your mobile devices safe with these tips

Keep your mobile devices safe with these tips

More businesses are now allowing their employees to use mobile devices to increase productivity and profitability. But smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable to hacking as desktops and laptops. Worse, employees may be exposing their mobile devices unwittingly to cybercriminals. Here are some helpful tips to keep your devices safe. Ensure mobile OS is […]