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You’re hard at work on your computer or device and a message suddenly pops up saying, “a software update is available”. You’re busy, so you click “cancel” instead of “install”, thinking you’ll get to it later, but you never do. Sound familiar?

The truth is it’s easy to skip software updates because they can take up a few minutes of our time, and may not seem that important. But this is a mistake that keeps the door open for hackers to access your private information, putting you at risk for identity theft, loss of money, credit, and more.

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Here Are Some Tips To Help You Stay In Control of Your Domain.

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We see it far too often.  We begin working with a client and need to access their domain name, and the fun begins.  The domain is registered with one service provider, the primary name server (what routes all internet, web, email traffic on the internet) points to another provider and the website and/or email are hosted somewhere else.  And the worst part is, the client has no idea how or where anything is registered, no account credentials, etc.

Your domain name is extremely valuable and businesses should take management of their domains seriously.  This means understanding, or at least having an idea, of how their domain is setup, but most importantly, have any and all credentials on file to access their domain and any related services such as email and website.

Most web developers want to control everything for a domain in their web hosting control panel.  While there is technically nothing wrong with this, and it may be useful at times, it is not ideal.

Here is what we recommend:

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Office365 has become the common platform for cloud hosted email.  There are several different subscriptions that your company can use that will provide different features and benefits.  Most companies only use a fraction of the available services and features that come with their subscription.

In this article, we are going to present 5 ways to maximize your investment with Office365.

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One of the most common questions we get asked is “What is a good computer to buy?”  That is a loaded question and varies greatly depending on what the computer will be used for.   Most people also seem to get confused with certain hardware components in terms of what the component does, as well as looking at systems side by side where they seem similar but the price varies greatly.  We have created a guide that will help you choose the right type of computer for your business.

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You always hear stories every single year about a residential homes or small businesses being visited by what seems to be a utility worker. They knock on the door, with a smile on their face, and dressed at what seems to be “official”. As warm as the gesture may feel, a slight sense of worry tends to linger as they ask you questions and a request to step into the office and conduct their routines. “Workers” for your internet provider will ask you for permission to access your servers, or your utility providers looking to observe your circuit breakers and entering restricted rooms.

 

Do you remember when your parents told you to “never trust strangers”?

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Mobile technology has come a long way in a relatively short space of time. In less than 30 years we’ve moved away from big, brick-like cellular phones and a nascent internet to a world of super-slim and powerful smartphones, tablets and convertible laptops that are able to transmit and store data, as well as hook up the internet, with a simple tap.

While these devices offer us increased internet connectivity and day-to-day convenience, they also carry considerable security risks. In this feature we take a look the reasons behind the growing threat of mobile-related cyber-crime.

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When your computer is accessible through an internet connection or Wi-Fi network, it is susceptible to attack. However, you can restrict outside access to your computer—and the information on it—with a firewall.

What do firewalls do?

Firewalls provide protection against outside cyber attackers by shielding your computer or network from malicious or unnecessary network traffic. Firewalls can also prevent malicious software from accessing a computer or network via the internet. Firewalls can be configured to block data from certain locations (i.e., computer network addresses), applications, or ports while allowing relevant and necessary data through. (See our solution page on our website for more information.)

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