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IT Untangled: 1 in 5 Businesses Are Affected By Cybercrime, Are You Next?

One in five small businesses are affected by cybercrime each year. – The National Cyber Security Alliance.

Let that sink in. One in five. That is some serious risk. While companies like Target and Sony have the financial support to get them through this kind of scandal, do you?

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5 Steps to Create and Execute a Business Technology Plan

As an owner or business executive, have you ever contemplated your business objectives and come to realize that your technology is in the way of your plans?

Have you had a great idea about improving business operations or productivity and found out that you just don’t have the right computer systems, or that it will cost a ton of money to upgrade? Would you like to know what the new trends are and how they could benefit you?

Technology planning helps answer the above questions and many more that you may not think to ask. The primary goal of a technology plan is to support your business plan objectives and to keep productivity and compliance issues front and center.

Here are the five steps to creating and executing a successful strategic technology plan.

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Tech Alert: Macs and Malware, Crypto Ransomware Is on Your Tracks

Will macOS and iOS be able to handle the malware specifically targeted at Mac in 2017?

Apple is known to have some of the best built-in security protections on the market. But like everything, there are limitations to what it can protect you from.

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Tech Trends: The Cloud – The New Norm For Businesses?

The Cloud is a huge part of business today. You’d be hard pressed to find a company, big or small, that doesn’t use some form of cloud computing.

In layman’s terms, “the Cloud” means that you’re accessing information by Internet connection. This usually means that your IT equipment or applications live in a data center instead of your office. The equipment is generally managed and maintained by a third-party.

What’s cool for businesses is the Cloud easily grows with your company. It can be a great choice for a lot of things.

Here are the trends we’re seeing.

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IT Untangled: What is Managed IT Services, or Outsourced IT Services?

The term “managed services” gets thrown around a lot these days. Many providers in varying industries – from HVAC to uniform services – have some sort of “managed” product. Not surprisingly, the IT industry has a managed service as well. This article helps define what managed IT services is. 

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Is March Madness Slowing Your Business Down?

It’s that time of year again – the annual NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship known as March Madness began March 14, 2017. College basketball fans will be filling out their brackets, watching games online, researching their teams, tracking game updates, and much more.

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Five Common Businesses Mistakes That Increase IT Costs

Information technology (IT) is the foundation of operations for many companies. It can propel the organization to a new level when utilized effectively. On the other hand, if IT isn’t managed properly, it can quickly become an expensive anchor to growth.

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Tech Alert: Are You Making These BIG IT Security Mistakes?

If you think cyber-attacks only happen to big businesses, think again. Over the past 5 years, the rate of attacks on small and midsized businesses has nearly doubled. Your IT is your foundation.  And the security of it is even more significant.

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Tech Alert: Cyber Attacks On The Rise

Hackers were real show-stoppers in 2016. Globally, data breaches and technology disruptions were sweeping everyone.

Today, cyber attackers use things outside of the normal social media and websites to hack you. They’re using things like artificial intelligence and smart infrastructure or devices. The Internet of Things (IoT), although amazing for advancements, also leaves us very vulnerable.

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IT Untangled: Does Your Work Phone Need Antivirus?

Does your smartphone have a virus? Would you know how to determine if it did? There are security vulnerabilities on your phone just like on your desktop or laptop. These vulnerabilities are likely to double if you use your work smartphone for sensitive information. Think email accounts, transactions, or accounts receivable. If any or all of that is linked to your phone without the proper security precautions, you might as well post your bank account number and pin on Facebook.

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