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Why an MSP Matters for Your Business

Technology is an integral part of any business today, and that includes the small or medium-sized business. Managing all of your business technology can become overwhelming and quite near impossible, which is why technology as a service is a necessity [...]

October 17th, 2018|Managed IT, Tech Tips|

What is HTTPS and Why Do I Need to Know?

Last week, there was a lot of coverage on Chrome's decision to use an alert warning of "not secure" to users on sights that are http, not https. What is https, and how does it differ from http? Https is [...]

August 2nd, 2018|Tech Tips|

7 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Technology

Spring cleaning your technology should be on your checklist for both security and efficiency. Just as we clean and organize other areas of our lives, our technology needs attention, too. Here are 7 helpful tips for your technology clean-up. Clean [...]

May 8th, 2018|Tech Tips|

How Safe are you and your Data on Facebook?

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately regarding cyber security and how safe your data is. A whistleblower revealed that the political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, harvested 87 million Facebook profiles to understand voter behavior in the 2016 [...]

April 16th, 2018|Tech Tips|

Microsoft Teams vs Skype – A Few Facts

Many of our customers ask us about Microsoft Teams, since Microsoft announced last September that it was phasing out using Skype for business in favor of a full integration of Teams as its core communications platform for the enterprise. Since [...]

April 9th, 2018|Tech Tips|

The Future of Ransomware and Bitcoin

Bitcoin, the currency used in ransomware attacks, has been in the news a lot lately, fluctuating in its value and increasing in its popularity. This is part of the reason why hackers are starting to move on to other means [...]

February 5th, 2018|Tech Tips|

The State of Ransomware and Cybersecurity in Small to Medium-sized Businesses

The end of the year is a good time to review the state of your business' cyber security. 2017 has been a tough year for companies inundated with ransomware attacks. Malwarebytes sponsored a report conducted by Osterman Research in June [...]

December 5th, 2017|Tech Tips|

Holiday Tech Gifts 2017

Every year, we bring you some of the newest and best tech gifts for everyone on your list. Some are newer versions of products we have written about in previous years. Enjoy them all and happy shopping  There are a [...]

December 5th, 2017|Tech Tips, Uncategorized|

6 Tips for Holiday Cyber Shopping

This holiday season is the most vulnerable time for cyber crimes to occur, especially when cyber shopping or shopping online. Here are some tips to ensure that you remain safe from cyber attacks. Many phishing emails will look like shopping [...]

December 4th, 2017|Tech Tips|

Locky Ransomware Just Won’t Go Away

We have written blog posts in the last year or so on the Locky ransomware that devastated many businesses. We, too, saw the devastation that this malware could cause when clients approached us to help retrieve crucial files and get [...]

October 26th, 2017|Tech Tips|

7 Steps to Avoid a Botnet and Ensure Your Cyber Security

Do you know the difference between a botnet and ransomware, malware or other cyber crimes? October is cyber security awareness month, and there is no better time to review your cyber security policies and stay informed on the latest trends. [...]

October 5th, 2017|Tech Tips|

Your IT in Hurricane Season and Other Disasters

  This year's very active hurricane season is a good reminder to revisit the Backup Disaster Recovery Plan you have in place for your business and to consult with your IT Managed Services Provider or IT consultant to confirm that [...]

September 21st, 2017|Tech Tips|

Summer Travel Tech Tips

It's that time of year again when many people are traveling, and usually their tech devices are traveling with them. Here is a list of good advice to remember when you are traveling with your laptops and mobile devices this [...]

July 27th, 2017|Tech Tips|

How Managed Services Fulfills the Needs of SMBs

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 [...]

October 5th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Here We Go Again: Ransomware and What You Should Know

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 [...]

August 31st, 2016|Tech Tips|

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

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 [...]

July 5th, 2016|Book Review|

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

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, [...]

July 5th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Summer 2016 – Travel 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 [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Tech Tips|

Last Minute Tech Gifts for Dads

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 [...]

June 14th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Technology and Employees: 7 Tips when an Employee Leaves

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 [...]

April 14th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Spring Book Recommendations

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 [...]

April 9th, 2016|Book Review|

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

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 [...]

March 31st, 2016|Tech Tips|

Cyber Crimes: What the SMB needs to know

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 [...]

March 15th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Not Again! Locky: The Newest and Meanest Ransomware

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 [...]

February 25th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Viruses and your IT: The Importance of Education

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 [...]

January 26th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Watching the Storm, Watching your IT

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, [...]

January 21st, 2016|Tech Tips|

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

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 [...]

January 13th, 2016|Tech Tips|

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

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 [...]

December 7th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Tech Gifts for the Holidays

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. [...]

December 7th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Upgrading Your Hard Drive to SSD Technology

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 [...]

December 2nd, 2015|Tech Tips|