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Don’t Pay That Ransom

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks Most of us know about computer hacking, computer viruses, and computer malware. But, did you know about a new threat that is soaring against company computer systems called ransomware? Ransomware happens when a cybercriminal, or gang of criminals targets your business. Once they have successfull

How Today’s Role Management Tools Can Automate Identity Management

Automated role management tools can support account management, password management, compliance and identity management all in one user-friendly solution. Business role management involves the creation and maintenance of definitions to manage user permissions related to internal software applications and other resources. Secure, effective role mana

Wisdom Wednesday: Twelve Shortcuts Saving Maximum Time Using Microsoft Outlook

The latest version of Microsoft Outlook is designed to be a personal information manager, not just email. Learn the shortcut tricks and a user can become a power communicator very quickly.   While many wish there might be another choice, it is unlikely that Microsoft Outlook as a user interface is going to go away anytime soon in the workplac

Weekly Tech Tip: Make backup copies of important business data and information

Regularly backup the data on all computers. Critical data includes word processing documents, electronic spreadsheets, databases, financial files, human resources files, and accounts receivable/payable files. Backup data automatically if possible, or at least weekly, and store the copies either offsite or on the cloud.

Wisdom Wednesday: Out Of Office In Microsoft Outlook

How Do I Set My Out Of Office In Microsoft Outlook To Only Send From One Date To Another? In Outlook, click on File, Info then select Automatic Replies (Out of Office). Click on Send Automatic Replies and check the Only send during this time range check box. Specify a start and end time for the reply to activate and deactivate using the Start time

The Implications of Office 365’s Dominance and Slack’s Increasing Rise for Small Businesses

Knowing which productivity apps are right for your small business and your employees is tough, but looking at what your peer companies can provide a good starting point. From established companies like Microsoft and its Office 365 suite to upstarts experiencing rapid growth like Slack, productivity apps that purport to help small businesses work sm

Uh-Oh, Tax Time Titillates Scammers and Phishers

There is now a new twist to W2 from phishing scams that begins with requesting tax information, now, criminals are also stealing directly from the companies who they scammed for W2 information in the first place. The old saying – “The only things you can be sure of is death and taxes” – needs to be amended. The new saying is

5 Ways to Make Your National Pizza Day Celebration Memorable

Some Twists on Traditional Pizza Day Celebrations to Make the Event Memorable and Meaningful Pizza Day is happening on February 9. Most businesses already know how to celebrate — have an in-house pizza party during the lunch hour in support of the spirit of the day. Many offices also opt to visit a local pizzeria after their business day has

The Importance of Adequate Cyber Security and How To Achieve It on a Budget

When large data breaches take place, involving tens of thousands of records in a chain like Target, it makes the news. But when a local boutique for women is successfully attacked few hear about, but the pain is there, and the impact so severe a local store may close forever. The odds of a cyber-attack are as good, if not better, to happen to a sm

Organizational Structure: The True IT Problem That Needs To Be Solved

IT departments need to become business consultants if they are to overcome many of the typical challenges faced by organizations in a technology driven world. Across the globe, IT departments are working diligently to increase their organization’s cyber security protocols, defenses, and infrastructure, all the while resolving everyday wo