Tech Tips

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

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

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 [...]

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

April 8th, 2019|Tech Tips|

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. [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Technology Trends in Business for 2019

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

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 [...]

Holiday Tech Gifts

December 3rd, 2018|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

The Latest in Ransomware: SamSam

November 29th, 2018|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Why an MSP Matters for Your Business

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

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 [...]

What is HTTPS and Why Do I Need to Know?

August 2nd, 2018|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

7 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Technology

May 8th, 2018|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

How Safe are you and your Data on Facebook?

April 16th, 2018|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Microsoft Teams vs Skype – A Few Facts

April 9th, 2018|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

The Future of Ransomware and Bitcoin

February 5th, 2018|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

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

December 5th, 2017|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Holiday Tech Gifts 2017

December 5th, 2017|Tech Tips, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

6 Tips for Holiday Cyber Shopping

December 4th, 2017|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Locky Ransomware Just Won’t Go Away

October 26th, 2017|Tech Tips|

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 [...]

7 Steps to Avoid a Botnet and Ensure Your Cyber Security

October 5th, 2017|Tech Tips|

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. [...]

Your IT in Hurricane Season and Other Disasters

September 21st, 2017|Tech Tips|

  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 [...]

Summer Travel Tech Tips

July 27th, 2017|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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]