Computers can do a million things – when they’re working. But when they break, a million different things could be wrong. When you call your IT support person to fix your computer, half the battle is figuring out exactly what the problem is to begin with. Only then can the technician fix the issue.
People store an enormous amount of information online. The average American has over 130 online accounts – and that number is quickly rising! Unfortunately, too many people use poor password practices, or link accounts together, which puts all their online data at risk. In response, many services are turning to two-factor or two-step authentication to help safeguard your online accounts.
More than 120 billion business emails are sent and received every day. Email remains one of the most important tools your business has to communicate with your customers. So you want to make sure you have a reliable email service with a professional email address. There are a ton of options out there for business email. You’ve probably heard a lot of terms like POP3, IMAP, Exchange, webmail, and more. We’ll help you sort through the technical jargon to understand your choices and figure out what type of email is best for your business.
Happy 2018! A new year means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions – not only for your personal life, but for your business too. If you’re like most businesses, you’re aiming to grow and prosper in the New Year. To do that, you need your technology and IT systems to support your goals. So we’ve helped put together a list of IT Resolutions that will help make 2018 your business’s best year yet!
We all know time = money. So for businesses, the more time employees spend not working or working unproductively, the more money you’re losing. Especially during the winter, businesses face significant obstacles to productivity. The holidays make work/life balance tough, winter storms keep employees home, and the flu runs rampant. What’s the answer to these winter woes? Telecommuting.
‘Tis the season… we want to be jolly, but unfortunately, hackers and scammers want to take advantage of our holiday habits. The holidays are one of the most notorious times of year for cybercrime, because hackers know that we’re spending money and we’re preoccupied. Keep your holidays merry and bright by shopping safe this holiday season. Here are a few tips you should know:
Every day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. That includes a huge amount of personal information not only about ourselves, but about our customers. With so much data out there, it’s more important than ever to safeguard the information you gather about your customers. Allowing your customers’ private information to fall into the wrong hands damages your reputation and erodes customer confidence. Even worse, it can result in lost sales and even legal action against your company.
“Password” is not a secure password. That may seem like the most obvious statement in the world. Yet for some strange reason, “password” is still the 8th most popular password choice. The recent study from Keeper Security revealed other gems like “123456” and “querty” on their Top 25 list of the most popular (and most hacked) passwords.
Your business files are the gears that keep your organization moving. In order for your business to run smoothly, you need easy and organized access to all of your files, whenever and wherever you require. That’s why so many businesses are looking toward cloud storage solutions.
Good security comes from good planning, so you need to carefully consider how to handle customer information in order to be successful. It’s your responsibility to make your customers feel safe and let them know that they can trust you. A large part of that is keeping your own computer systems safe. Because if you can’t protect your software, how can you protect sensitive customer information?