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Cloud Security

The Cloud: Are there security issues

The Cloud: Are there security issues?   For many, the idea of offloading their data to another physical/virtual location can seem like a security risk. It seems counter intuitive that moving data away from “ home” is safer. But is that really true? Any server stored at your location is probably more physically vulnerable than…

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How the cloud saves smaller firms money

 How the cloud saves smaller firms money   OK. You pay someone to store all of your data in the cloud, as opposed to keeping it on your own server and backing it up. And you pay on an ongoing basis. How is that possibly going to be cheaper than just making a one-time investment…

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Data Regulation

Data regulation and our business: You are probably regulated these laws

Data regulation and our business: You are probably regulated these laws   Small firms are probably aware that there are laws regulating the handling of data, but they probably assume that these apply only to larger firms and that they are too small to have any data that is worthwhile or protected under state/provincial or…

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A security hack doesn’t have to mean the end of your company

A security hack doesn’t have to mean the end of your company   Statistics are showing that each year over 50% of small firms are victims of a cyber attack or data breach. Why does this matter? Most smaller firms have not prepared business continuity plans to keep their IT infrastructure going in the event…

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Don’t steal… It isn’t nice and makes you vulnerable to security hacks

Don’t steal… It isn’t nice and makes you vulnerable to security hacks   Don’t steal. It isn’t nice. And… it make you extremely vulnerable you security hacks if you “steal” software packages. Smaller firms often will use unlicensed software packages to save money. This is especially true if they only need a program for a…

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Cybercrime: In-house protection that only YOU can provide

Cybercrime: In-house protection that only YOU can provide   From the political world to the corporate, all we hear about is hacking, hacking, hacking. Everyone gets hacked, data is stolen, etc. So, the cry goes up for better security protections for everyone’s data. Firewalls, virus software, etc., etc., etc.   Want to know one of…

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VOIP Technology

VoIP: A money saving solution for your company’s technology backbone

VoIP: A money saving solution for your company’s technology backbone   When small business managers think about their IT infrastructure, they think about their employee’s mobile devices, cabling, Wi-Fi, laptops, a printer, and Internet connectivity. These are the basics of their IT infrastructure. However, there is one other aspect of a modern corporate IT infrastructure…

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SAFETY PUP SAYS Update

SAFETY PUP SAYS…. Update    One thing smaller firms and individuals are often reluctant to do is download updates to their operating systems and individual apps and programs. Why? Well, because it takes time and you have to reboot the device. Other reasons are a fear that the newest update will have a bug and…

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Ransomware

With Ransomware, The ONLY Cure Is Prevention

With Ransomware, The ONLY Cure Is Prevention   It just keeps showing up in the news. Ransomware seems to just not come to an end. If you haven’t heard, ransomware is a particularly nasty virus that freezes access to your data and then demands a ransom, usually in bitcoin. The worst thing about it is…

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Business Trade Shows Part III: After the Event

So, you made it back home from the show. You’re exhausted and work has backed up in your absence. Here is where the entire investment in the show can go down the drain. Follow-up is critical. Every one of those prospects need to have follow-up. Lots of it. One contact isn’t going to be enough.…

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