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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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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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Tech Alert: Are Outsourced IT Services Safe?

Outsourcing IT tasks has gained a lot of popularity for small-to-medium sized businesses in recent years. But how safe is it?

We are going to dedicate this Tech Alert piece to myth busting all the “unsafe” rumors you’ve heard and really give IT to you straight.

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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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3 Tips To Reduce The Amount Of Spam That Makes It To Your Inbox

According to Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group, a division of Cisco Systems, 86 percent of emails sent worldwide are unwelcome junk mail, or spam. Not only is spam annoying, it can also be dangerous if you or one of your employees accidentally succumb to one of their schemes.

With the prevalence of spam today, not only do you need the right technology in place to keep it under control, you also need to educate your users on how to reduce the amount of spam that you may unintentionally be inviting in.

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Pioneer Browser Is On The Way Out

It’s the end of an era – Microsoft is moving to retire Internet Explorer.

If you have purchased a Windows computer in the past 20 years, chances are that you have used Microsoft Internet Explorer, which is the browser that ships with Windows and is pre-installed. Some users will install an alternative browser, but many don’t have a need to venture from the default.

If you are one of millions of Internet Explorer users for your browser based tasks – from browsing Facebook and paying your bills, to accessing cloud-based business applications – a recent Microsoft change should be brought to your attention.

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Video Tip: 3 Tips on Email Etiquette

Ever wonder if what you typed came across the right way to the recipient?

Check out this 90-second video tip from Kelsey, one of Accent’s Client Service Coordinators, with 3 tips on communicating effectively (and politely) through a digital medium.

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Video Tip: 3 Tips To Secure Your Mobile Devices

Want to make sure your smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are as secure as possible?

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Video Tip: What To Do BEFORE You Upgrade To Windows 10

July 29th was an exciting day in the technology world! It's the day Microsoft is released their latest operating system, Windows 10.

You may be tempted to upgrade to Windows 10 immediately (especially if you're one of the qualifying users of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 who is being offered a free upgrade)...but what should you do BEFORE you make the switch?

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