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He’s probably young & textbook hipster. He last showered when Windows 7 was released. He’s rushed, frazzled and impatient. He fixes one thing and ten other things break. He drinks coffee or Red Bulls. He’s not unfriendly. But he’s not a salesman. You pay him by the hour or maybe you have a monthly contract with him. You need him. He makes sure your systems keep running so your business can keep running.

This is the type of tech that you must ask these 3 questions:

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By now, most of us are aware of ransomware and what it is.  Hopefully, you don’t have first hand experience of a ransomware infection, but if you do, you know just how bad it is. 

Historically, ransomware has been a tool for cyber criminals to extort money from you to unlock your data.  When a system is infected with ransomware, all of the files get encrypted (locked) so that you can no longer access those files and the bad guys hold the key to unlock those files for a ransom.  If you have a good backup, you can recover your data without paying the bad guys, but if there is no backup or your recovery time to restore from backup will take a long time (days), then you might be forced into paying the ransom to the bad guys to get the keys to your data.

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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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Ready for the Holidays? 

When you’re traveling and your phone is about to die, most travelers will take a charge wherever they can find it. But, a new report from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office warns against using public USB power charging stations because of “juice jacking

Juice jacking is a scam that can drain important information from your phone while you use a public USB port to charge.

Criminals can load malware onto the charging stations, rip out the real USB ports and replace them with their own infected ports or leave infected cables at the stations. When people use these ports, their phone will charge and their private information will be leaked to scammers. Through these scams, criminals can access information like personal passwords, bank accounts or entire backups of your phone.

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