Tech trends and news relevant to small and midsize businesses.

Windows 7 End of Life (EOL) Update

Wed, Apr, 10, 2019 @ 16:04 PM

As end-of-life approaches for Windows 7, users are finally beginning to migrate en masse to Windows 10.

On January 20, 2020, Microsoft will officially cease support for its venerable Windows 7 operating system. This means the end of patches and...

Online Shopping While at Work, Do's and Don'ts

Thu, Dec, 06, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

Today, we are talking about the best practices for employers and employees for shopping while at work. While it's not the best case scenario for employers an estimated 60% of workers will be skimming shopping sites for Christmas goodies.

Backdoors in Your Everyday Systems

Thu, Nov, 15, 2018 @ 13:11 PM

Today we're exploring backdoors, not the type you call the kids home for dinner. The backdoors in your everyday routers and devices you find in your office and home. What can be done about them, and how to keep yourself safe from hackers in this...

What's the Big Deal with YubiKey?

Wed, Aug, 08, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

Google recently made big headlines when it announced that it has eliminated phishing attacks within its organization. That’s no small feat, considering that Google has tens of thousands of employee accounts to secure, and has already lived...

Why Should Your Business Bother With Automation?

Thu, Jul, 19, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

“Automation” is a buzzword that’s been around for a long time, but even so, there are plenty of organizations that still do things the old-fashioned way. Some tasks certainly benefit from the human touch, but many others can be completed better...

Ghost Users: A Scary Risk to Your Network Security

Wed, Jun, 27, 2018 @ 13:06 PM

 

Does your company know exactly how many user accounts are active and accessible on your network?  Are they all current and categorized?  If not, you could be vulnerable to the host of security risks that come from 'ghost user' accounts. These...

Factors that Determine the Cost of Small Business IT Systems

Fri, May, 04, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

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Why You Should Use Cloud-Based Applications

Wed, Feb, 28, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

Not much more than a decade ago, the world of software was a very different place. Before we all had laptops, smartphones and tablets, we had big honking beige boxes under our desks. Of course, the box on its own wasn’t useful, so we filled it...