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How Managed Services Fulfills the Needs of SMBs

October 5th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Many small and medium-sized businesses often overlook or underestimate the need for investing in IT. Today, it is a necessity in successfully running any business. Unfortunately, things can and do often go wrong with technology, which can disrupt or damage [...]

Here We Go Again: Ransomware and What You Should Know

August 31st, 2016|Tech Tips|

We have written numerous posts on our blog about ransomware and, unfortunately, must continue to do so, due to the devastating effects that ransomware continues to have on many businesses, and we are seeing it more and more. It really [...]

Summer Reading: Books on Technology, Business, and the Future

July 5th, 2016|Book Review|

While these books are not light-hearted beach reads, they are exciting for anyone interested in the future. What better time to explore the future of technology and business, and what that means for us, than on vacation. Give yourself time [...]

What to do for your Tech this Summer: Upgrade Your OS!

July 5th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Summer is a good time to relax, but it can also be a good time to evaluate your tech and consider improvements. One thing that is often overlooked, because we are too busy to take the time to do it, [...]

Summer 2016 – Travel Tech Tips

June 23rd, 2016|Tech Tips|

It's that time of year again when many of us are looking forward to getting away for a while. Whether to a sandy beach or a foreign country, your technology will likely be traveling with you. We hope that you [...]

Last Minute Tech Gifts for Dads

June 14th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Father's Day is almost here, and if you are like a lot of us, you may be a little late in finding a gift. Don't worry. We have you covered with a range of tech gifts that are sure to [...]

Technology and Employees: 7 Tips when an Employee Leaves

April 14th, 2016|Tech Tips|

When an employee terminates employment with your organization or company, certain procedures are part of the exiting process. It is imperative to have steps in place to ensure that your IT is secure and all of the employee's ties to [...]

Spring Book Recommendations

April 9th, 2016|Book Review|

Last week, Terry Gross of NPR, conducted an interview with Dan Lyons, the author of a new book called Disrupted: My Midsadventures in the Start-Up Bubble. The interview was entertaining and thought-provoking, but it also contained intrigue into the world of [...]

10 Tips For Your Internet Safety: How to Stay Secure While Browsing the Internet

March 31st, 2016|Tech Tips|

We have written numerous blog posts on Internet safety, but the ever-increasing amount of cyber attacks and malicious ransomware require that we keep you up to date on how to keep you and your business or organization safe. Ransomware is [...]

Cyber Crimes: What the SMB needs to know

March 15th, 2016|Tech Tips|

It was recently reported that a California hospital (The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles) was hit by a ransomware virus and forced to pay hackers $17,000 in bitcoins (the currency used in cyber attacks, where companies or individuals [...]

Not Again! Locky: The Newest and Meanest Ransomware

February 25th, 2016|Tech Tips|

There have been many reports in 2016 of devastating malware, but the most recent, called Locky, could be the scariest yet. It may have a silly name, but it is a seriously threatening ransomware. Like similar ransomware viruses we have [...]

Viruses and your IT: The Importance of Education

January 26th, 2016|Tech Tips|

This month, we wrote a blog post on Ransomware 32, a ransom virus that is similar to the Cryptolocker Virus. We have also seen the Le Chiffre virus infecting businesses. We have had many customers and potential customers seek our help [...]

Watching the Storm, Watching your IT

January 21st, 2016|Tech Tips|

With today's Nor'easter going into Friday, please be aware that there could once again be power outages and internet outages that could impact your daily business activity. Email services could be affected due to power outages along the northeast corridor, [...]

Just When You Thought You Were Safe – The Newest Ransomware of 2016

January 13th, 2016|Tech Tips|

The New Year has barely begun, and we already have a new ransomware, known as Ransom32, very similar to the Cryptolocker virus and just as devastating. What makes this ransomware unique is that it is the first JavaScript ransomware that [...]

Holiday Book Gifts – For the Techie and Entrepreneur in All of Us

December 7th, 2015|Tech Tips|

1.  Thing Explainer - Randall Monroe Monroe is the author of last year's popular What If? and the science-oriented question and answer blog of the same name. After building robots at NASA, he went on to author the popular webcomic xkcd. Monroe [...]

Tech Gifts for the Holidays

December 7th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Here it is - Our annual recommendations of holiday tech gifts. Whether for business, home or pleasure, these gifts should be at the top of your list. 1.  The Apple Watch - No surprise that this smartwatch makes the list. [...]

Upgrading Your Hard Drive to SSD Technology

December 2nd, 2015|Tech Tips|

Until recently, most businesses have had no other choice than using the traditional HDD hard drive for file storage for their laptops, desktops, etc. Solid State Drive (SSD) was first introduced on ultrabooks, but it is now a choice for [...]

Updates on the Cryptolocker Virus and More: How to Protect Your Business

November 10th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Over a year ago, we wrote a blog post on the infamous Cryptolocker Virus and how to take precautions against it. Since then, the virus and others have morphed and continue to wreak havoc on businesses. We have seen the [...]

Fall Book Recommendations

October 7th, 2015|Book Review|

Cooler weather evokes thoughts of warming up by the fire, maybe with a good book. Here are a couple of book recommendations that would be interesting to the businessperson or entrepreneur. The Startup Playbook: Secrets Of The Fastest Growing Startups From [...]

Is Your Business Cyber Secure? 7 Steps to Keep Your Business Cyber Safe

September 28th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Here are some steps that your business should take in ensuring cyber safety: Change default passwords regularly. Use a proper password policy, such as having your employees select a good password with a comination of words, numbers and proper nouns [...]

Is Your Company’s Technology Ready For The Pope?

September 21st, 2015|Tech Tips|

Is Your Company's Technology Ready For The Pope? - Going on More Than A Prayer: How To Ensure Your Business Technology Can Deal With Major Events Since, Waytek is a Managed Services Provider for the technology of SMBs in the [...]

Tablets and Laptops: Their Future in Business

July 30th, 2015|Tech Tips|

There is an on-going argument in the blogosphere and other media on the future of PCs and laptops versus tablets and smartphones in business. Trending thoughts seem to put tablets and smartphones in the forefront for the future. Back in [...]

Five Books to Read this Summer

June 22nd, 2015|Book Review|

In scanning recommended summer reading this year, we came across a good group of books to read while on the beach, in an airplane or under a tree in your back yard. Most of the five books we are recommending, [...]

Summer Travel Tech Tips

June 18th, 2015|Tech Tips|

While the main goal of summer travel and vacation is to unwind and unplug, most of us still need to be in touch at some level. So, give yourself designated time to be free of technology on vacation and when [...]

Pogue’s Basics

April 25th, 2015|Book Review|

This book could end up being the tech bible you keep nearby to answer those tech questions that come up and the frustrations you encounter when you are using your devices. It is called Pogue's Basics and is written by David [...]

8 Tips For Keeping Your SMB Cyber Secure in 2015

April 7th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Each year brings incredible innovations in technology, but with those innovations come more sophisticated threats to your business' security. Here are steps to keep in mind when assessing your IT security. These are tips we often share with our customers. [...]

Every Business Is A Technology Business

March 23rd, 2015|Tech Tips|

If you read the Wall Street Journal, you may have noticed that it changed the section formerly called "Marketplace" to "Business and Technology." Why would the publication do this? The answer was in the first line of the article Feb. 16, [...]

iPad and iPhone Tech Tips

March 11th, 2015|Tech Tips|

The Wall Street Journal, along with other publications has taken a closer look recently at tips for using the iPhone and iPad. This blog and the next will focus on useful tips for your business and home use. We will [...]

Falling for Phones and Phablets!

March 10th, 2015|Tech Tips|

It's Going to Be a Mobile Fall! Fall is here and a hot topic in the tech world is the buzz around new smartphones recently released, along with a new "phablet," the combination of a phone and tablet, which we [...]

Working Wirelessly: Keeping Your Company Safe

January 22nd, 2015|Tech Tips|

A recent article in reminded small businesses of the steps to take to ensure security for the company and its employees when working remotely. At Waytek, we often like to remind our Managed Services customers of the measures they, too [...]