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6 Office 365 Power Moves to Improve Your Customer Support

6 Office 365 Power Moves to Improve Your Customer Support

Office 365 is now used by over half the offices on the planet. This isn’t surprising since the standards – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook – have been a mainstay in offices since personal business computers first came on the scene in the 1990s. But,...

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Building a Strong Cloud Platform_ Cloud Architecture 101

Building a Strong Cloud Platform_ Cloud Architecture 101

Today’s world is one that increasingly moves within the digital realm. It should come as no surprise, then, that the business landscape is adapting to work with these needs rather than against them. From virtual work spaces to online knowledge bases, cloud...

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5 Quick Tips to Strengthen Your IT Security

5 Quick Tips to Strengthen Your IT Security

It’s easy to put information online – perhaps a bit too easy. From social media to work commitments, it sometimes feels like we spend more of our lives online than off. It’s important to note, however, that this doesn’t mean your information is safe or...

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6 Best Cloud-Based Apps for Small Business

6 Best Cloud-Based Apps for Small Business

When it comes to software for small businesses, there are numerous choices. Older programs that are locally based on your hard drive are quickly being replaced by any number of cloud-based options that both replace older program functions and add many more...

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Are you backing up correctly?

Are you backing up correctly?

Businesses run the risk of losing huge amounts of data every day purely because ‘backing up’ is stuck at the bottom of their to-do list. While consistent back-ups are important, the method of backups will determine the efficiency and its effectiveness....

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Top 5 Cloud Advantages for Small Businesses

Top 5 Cloud Advantages for Small Businesses

Cloud technology has created a revolution for Small Businesses. It has changed the way one stores, shares and backup data. While ‘the cloud’ is often hard to describe and understand because it’s neither in the sky or in a single location, there’s no...

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IT versus Business Productivity

IT versus Business Productivity

Be honest with yourself. How much time and productivity did you and your business lose on computer or technology problems over the last 12 months? It would be relatively safe to bet on the fact that even routine maintenance had a bigger impact than you...

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Is your business ready to move to the cloud?

Is your business ready to move to the cloud?

For many Small Businesses, moving to the Cloud seems to be a natural step in business growth, no thanks to the numerous and continually growing benefits. With more applications, many of which are web and mobile ready, employees are familiar with the use of...

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What is the Cloud

What is the Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about the Cloud and Cloud Computing has been the buzzword for quite some time. But what actually is the cloud? Do you understand it? Do you use it? Should you? Should your business? At its core, Cloud Computing is about storing...

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Could Your Business Survive a Disaster?

Could Your Business Survive a Disaster?

With the increasing threats of fires, freak thunderstorms and cyber terrorism echoing for a number of years, it is certainly not a case of "IF" a disaster will strike your business, but rather, its a question of "WHEN". When that happens, is your business...

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Keep Up-To-Date By Outsourcing

Keep Up-To-Date By Outsourcing

Updating your business software is one of your best protections against IT Security breaches and cyber-attacks, but actually going through and running the updates is a task that often gets overlooked. Either they take too long, they pop up at inconvenient...

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Protecting Your Customer Data – The Basics

Protecting Your Customer Data – The Basics

As cyber-attacks continue to make headlines and unlawful access to customer data rises, one might think that it must be a daunting task to minimize these risks and exposure. However, like with any threat, it is important to get the basics right. Here are...

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Firewalls – Purchase and Deploy – But is it enough?

Firewalls – Purchase and Deploy – But is it enough?

Firewalls are a well-known security essential and recently, business owners have been catching on as big fans. But did you know that a firewall alone is not enough to keep your business safe? Imagine the scenario of building a fence around your house to...

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5 Ways Managed IT Services Can Grow Your Business

5 Ways Managed IT Services Can Grow Your Business

Managed IT Service Providers (MSPs) help businesses take a proactive approach to managing their technology without the expense of hiring an in-house IT team. Your MSP is essentially a collection of niche technology experts working behind the scenes to keep...

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FLAWED – We Won’t Charge If We Can’t Fix It

FLAWED – We Won’t Charge If We Can’t Fix It

This morning, we received a promotional email promoting IT services with the following statement in color and in bold. "We won't charge if we can't fix it" That's great. Business owners won't have to pay anything if the provider in question does not solve...

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Meltdown and Spectre – What is it in simple terms!

Meltdown and Spectre – What is it in simple terms!

The recent discoveries of new vulnerabilities on the computer chips that power most of our computers have left practitioners scrambling to come up with solutions. Unfortunately, as these vulnerabilities occur at the chip (hardware) level, these are more difficult to...

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7 Bonuses for Small Business in Office 365

7 Bonuses for Small Business in Office 365

You've seen all the ads for Office 365. They're popping up on your desktop, your employees are sending you meaningful looks, and clearly, it's not going away. You've probably even jumped online to see what all the fuss is about. But is Office 365 a...

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware: What you need to know

Bad Rabbit Ransomware: What you need to know

On 24 Oct 2017, a large ransomware outbreak central to Russia and the Ukraine, spreading to parts of Turkey and Germany, has been reported in the media. Dubbed "Bad Rabbit", it is reportedly a new Petya-like targeted ransomware attack against corporate networks,...

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The KRACK WiFi Vulnerability: How to stay safe

The KRACK WiFi Vulnerability: How to stay safe

An open source report has confirmed a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol, which is used to secure most modern WiFi networks. This vulnerability has been named "Key Reinstallation Attacks" or KRACK . Without going into the technical details as how the...

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Cyber Security – Ways to Travel Safe for Business

Cyber Security – Ways to Travel Safe for Business

With current IT advancements, working from anywhere is now as simple as accessing the internet on your device. Owners, managers and employees are embracing the flexibility of working while traveling, making it the new global norm. While you were in the...

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Quick Security Tips To Help Keep Your Business Safe

Quick Security Tips To Help Keep Your Business Safe

Every employee shares one inescapable flaw that is putting your business at risk - They are human. 59% of data breaches can be traced back to something an employee did (or did not do), which invited a cyber-attack. To lock hackers out, build...

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Boost Your Email Impact With These Smart Strategies

Boost Your Email Impact With These Smart Strategies

Most small businesses rely on email as their preferred form of communication. Either internally or externally to clients, customers and suppliers, email is the go-to format we cannot do without. Our obsession with it is no surprise – it’s quick, simple and...

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143 million Customers Exposed in Financial Data Breach

143 million Customers Exposed in Financial Data Breach

Credit reporting company Equifax has just revealed that its databases were hacked in a large-scale breach affecting millions across the US, UK & Canada. While no hacking event is ever good news, some are easier to ignore than others but unfortunately...

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Why Managed IT Services Will Save You More Money

Why Managed IT Services Will Save You More Money

“Downtime costs money.” That’s no secret, but it doesn’t quite capture the whole experience. Imagine the following: You arrive at work in the morning, grab your cup of coffee and are ready to dive in for what is going to be a long tiring day. But ... for...

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Running Out of Password Options? Password Exhaustion?

Running Out of Password Options? Password Exhaustion?

You are not alone! Most people use the same password everywhere – home, work, Gmail, Facebook... even for banking. Considering how many passwords we are expected to remember and use on a daily basis, password exhaustion is a very real thing. It is no...

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5 Red Flags of Phishing Emails: Think Before You Click

5 Red Flags of Phishing Emails: Think Before You Click

A single click can be the difference between maintaining data security and suffering massive financial losses. From the moment just one employee takes the bait in a phishing email, your business is vulnerable to data breaches and extensive downtime....

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