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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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How Technology Improvements Can Fuel Sales Growth

In today’s fiercely competitive, technology-fueled world, there is one thing that businesses must provide their customers to survive: a great customer experience.

This cyclical process begins with the sales cycle, follows through post-sale support, and then repeats itself when the customer is ready to buy again. It involves selling more, fulfilling orders faster, and offering the best customer service.

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Types of Outsourced IT Support Services: Which Model is Best for Your Business?

Whether your company has 15 employees or 50,000, it is imperative that your technology consistently works how it’s supposed to. You need a clear vision of where technology is going in your business, and you need to get rid of roadblocks that are holding the company back from achieving its goals.

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End of Windows Server 2003 and Release of Windows 10

There are two big things in the business technology world coming up in July – one you’ll need to act on immediately if it affects you and one that you should hold off on. I’m talking about Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14 and releasing its latest operating system, Windows 10, on July 29.

Let’s start with Windows Server 2003 end-of-life and how that will impact businesses that continue to run it.

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7 Most Common Technology Problems for Small Businesses

Information technology is critical to operations for most companies and has the power to catapult growth when utilized effectively. Conversely, if things aren't going well with IT, powerful business tools can quickly become frustrating and expensive roadblocks to achieving business objectives.

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5 Remarkably Simple IT Security Tips

As a business owner or executive, you’re probably investing in some high-tech IT security measures to keep your company’s data safe and out of the wrong hands.

What about the simple, low-tech security steps?

Unfortunately, sometimes people overlook the simple things they can to do to mitigate the risk of someone getting hold of something that they shouldn’t.

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Top Six Business Technology Problems to Solve This Year

The New Year is right around the corner – have you made your resolutions yet? In addition to the usual personal resolutions, such as eating healthy and spending more time with family, I encourage business owners and managers to add a few business resolutions to their list.

Information technology is critical to operations for most companies and has the power to stop, or at least disrupt, business if things aren’t going well. When utilized properly, information technology can give companies a strategic advantage and help them accomplish their business goals and objectives.

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Using Microsoft Outlook Rules to Increase Productivity

Email is an incredible tool for business communication, but do you ever feel like it’s a distraction that’s hurting your productivity?

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Take a Step Back and Create Your IT Plan For The Future

For the past 18 months or so, the focus of most IT conversations with business owners and executives has been around phasing Windows XP out of their organization.

As many of you know, Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP in early April. This means that any machines running XP will not receive the latest security updates, leaving businesses in a vulnerable position.

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How to Pick a New Business Phone System

In today’s competitive business world, having a reliable, stable phone system can provide a competitive advantage and can be critical to your business’ operations. Even though it may seem like email has taken over, phones are still one of the major avenues of business communication.

The amount of choices available these days for business phone systems can be overwhelming, so here are a few things to consider that may help you narrow it down.

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