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The Latest On Ransomware Attacks

A recent NYTimes article explored the rise of ransomware attacks in cities across the US. The article noted that this summer has had a debilitating effect on many cities in the US due to cyber attacks, specifically ransomware attacks, where data [...]

August 28th, 2019|Tech Tips|

Summer Travel Tech Tips

Summer is the most traveled time of the year, and it is highly likely that you will be traveling with your mobile devices, tablets and possibly laptops. We always advise to be aware of security for your devices, and this [...]

July 15th, 2019|Tech Tips|

Latest Malware Trends: How an MSP Can Help Safeguard Your Business

It is difficult to keep up with malware trends, since hackers keep re-inventing modes of attack. The bottom line is that malware is not going away, and attention paid to the latest trends and methods of security are critical to [...]

June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Internet Outages? What is 768K Day and How to Prepare

There is some chatter on the internet right now predicting "768K Day," which would be similar to the 512K Day of August 12, 2014, that caused outages all over the world and billions in damage. The predicted 768K day is [...]

April 30th, 2019|Managed IT, Tech Tips|

Tips for Protecting Your Privacy from Hackers and Avoiding Email Phishing Scams

We have written many blog posts on the dangers of cyber hackers and cyber scams. The subject takes up a large percentage of what we post, because it is the most critical topic regarding the protection of our clients' security. [...]

April 8th, 2019|Tech Tips|

Ten Reasons Why an SMB Should Look to Managed Services for its IT

In an ever evolving and complicated world of technology, here are ten reasons to look for an MSP in 2019: An MSP provides businesses with the ease of best practices put in place. Your business can stay on top of [...]

March 13th, 2019|Managed IT, Tech Tips|

Technology Trends in Business for 2019

BizTech recently published two articles on tech trends in store for SMBs and cybersecurity threats that will most likely surface in 2019. We are including here a summary of those articles along with additional information on what 2019 might bring for [...]

January 23rd, 2019|Managed IT, Tech Tips|

Holiday Tech Gifts

Here is our annual holiday tech gift selection for 2018. We hope you find these suggestions useful when shopping for everyone from your favorite tech geek to the person who has everything. Also remember to stay safe when shopping online [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Tech Tips|

The Latest in Ransomware: SamSam

One of the most prominent forms of ransomware in 2018 has been the SamSam ransomware. Most of the attacks have been in the United States, but some have surfaced in Europe, especially Portugal. This ransomware, like all cyber attacks, has [...]

November 29th, 2018|Tech Tips|

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|

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|