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Tech Alert: Dell vs HP Servers: Which Brand is Best?

The epic battle of the brands is plagued with brand favoritism and personal feelings.

And yes, Dell and HP have risen to the top of the technology manufacturer food chain based on good reviews and quality product – but brand names are really nothing more than a sticker attached to a product.

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Ask an IT Guy: Do Small Businesses Need a Firewall?

Your first line of defense should always be the strongest. In a world where cybercrime has a “break in where you can” mentality, layered security is the only way to keep you safe.

The Great Wall of China's purpose was to defend against invaders. Your firewall protects you from the attacks of hackers. Think of it as your personal Great Wall.

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Accent Computer Solutions Ranked Top IT Company in Inland Empire

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading IT service and support provider in Southern California, announced today that it has been named to Penton’s Technology’s global MSPmentor 501 list for the fifth year in a row. 

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Tech Minute: The Best Way to Stop Employees from Clicking on Phishing Scams [Case Study]

In a world where cybercrime is a daily threat, but concerns for it are often set aside for things like convenience or cost – how do you stay safe?

Luckily your IT professional has established security features like firewalls, antivirus, and other protections that keep you safe. However, a simple click can unravel that safety in a split-second.

Scams also known as “phishing,” ask for permission to run on your computer and if that permission is granted no amount of firewalls or antivirus can save you.

As cybercrime ups the ante, what is your game plan?

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Tech Alert: How to Get Faster Computer Help When You’re Having Problems

There is nothing more frustrating than things not working as they should. When 90% of our lives are automated, even 5 minutes of struggle seems like an eternity.

Automation rules the world around us. How would youremember EVERY meeting if your calendar notifications stopped working? Or worse imagine that your email doesn’t automatically download new mail, and you have to manually refresh it. And while these things might seem tribal, a split second without email can lead to a full-blown panic.

When a problem arises, even something as simple as a password change, you want help quickly.

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Ask an IT Guy: I Have the Best Business Antivirus – I’m Secure, Right?

With the number of security threats going around today, business executives have security on their minds.

While most don’t argue about the need for antivirus, (yes, I’m looking at you Mac users), does having the best business antivirus solution mean you’re protected from all IT security threats?

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Accent Computer Solutions Named a Top IT Support Provider to Financial Services Companies

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading Southern California information technology (IT) consulting and cloud services provider, announced today that it has been named to After Nines Inc.’s ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list.

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Tech Alert: Top 5 Types of Email Scams Employees Keep Falling For

How many different kinds of shoes do you own? Think about it. Dress shoes, sneakers, boots, flip-flops, etc., there are so many types of shoes for different occasions.

Similarly, there are many types of email scams that hackers run to steal your information.

And while a scam is a scam, much like a shoe is a shoe, the difference is in the approach. We have reached a critical point in scamming where the wheel is turning at a much faster and more focused rate.

Educating your employees on the kinds of scams and their purpose(s) can go a long way in a strong united defense for your company.

Considering the fact that companies can be down for hours or sometimes DAYS following one wrong click, the stakes are much too high to ignore scamming styles any longer. 

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Tech Trends: How to Avoid the Growing Number of Email Scams

One thing is for sure in IT security: hackers aren’t reinventing the wheel, but they’re definitely giving it a new spin. Post WatchGuard Partner Summit, our team came back with some staggering stats. Did you know email scams make up around 60% of the phishing, ransomware, and malware infecting businesses today?

Hackers have become so good that they can trick even the most tech savvy computer user. There is little standing between your business’ system and a massive attack, so what can you do?

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How to Defend Against the Next WannaCry Ransomware Attack

By now you’ve likely heard about the massive ransomware attack that plagued companies worldwide in May, called WannaCry (a.k.a. WannaCrypt, Wanna Decryptor or WCry).

WannaCry is a type of virus known as ransomware. WannaCry targeted Windows computers that were missing certain patches, or security updates. This virus got to those vulnerable computers through the Internet, or by users interacting with malicious emails. If successful, the malware encrypted files and asked for a ransom in cyber currency, Bitcoin, for the decryption key. It would also install a back door that must be removed after encryption.

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