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What is layered network security, and why does it matter?

In a medieval castle, the first line of defense was typically a moat. And if attackers managed to get past the moat, they’d still have high walls to contend with. Inside the castle was a keep, a fortification barricaded behind stone walls and iron portcullises that was the most secure part of the estate.

Warning signs your computer has malware

With the rise of eCommerce and online banking, cybercrime has evolved. Like criminals who pull smash-and-grab jobs, they go where the money is. However, unlike bank robbers, cybercriminals do their best to avoid detection by letting malware do the work for them. Viruses and ransomware sneak into PCs to quietly steal passwords, financial credentials, and […]

Enjoy an improved laptop experience

Did you just get the newest MacBook Pro? Or the Lenovo Yoga 920? Either would be very exciting, but before you start showing off your new purchase, there are five steps you should take to make your laptop experience even more enjoyable and long-lasting. 1. Update your laptop’s operating system One of the first things […]

Five design tips to improve your website

It’s not enough for small businesses to have a beautiful-looking website these days. Small business owners must also adopt web design trends that not only attract more visitors but ultimately increase sales. Consider the following web design ideas to achieve just that. Scrolling Scrolling is a convenient method to navigate a website. Instead of clicking […]

Understanding the lingo: A glossary of common business IT terms

Confused by the barrage of IT acronyms and technical jargon? Let’s speak in plain language to better understand the role of modern technology in business IT. Here are some of the most common terms you’ll come across when evaluating technology solutions and vendors:

Asset management
In the technology sector, asset management refers to the methodology for managing every IT system used in the business.

Keep your business alive with BCP

Power outages, disasters, and other disruptions are inevitable. Thousands of businesses around the globe are affected by them every year, with lost profits ranging into the millions, if not billions. So how can your business protect itself and stay open when the unexpected strikes? Here is a standard business continuity plan (BCP) your company can […]

Are you wasting your O365 subscription?

Even if the subscription model is making more companies look like slow money drains, subscribing to Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 is well worth the investment. Office apps and the files you create with them are accessible wherever there’s an internet connection, but that is actually the bare minimum that O365 offers. If you go for […]

Should you monitor your employees online?

To monitor your employees, or not to monitor them, that is the topic of this blog post. If you’ve ever considered checking in on your staff’s online activities, you may have hesitated about whether or not it’s the right decision. We’ve listed the pros and cons of monitoring your employees, and some tips to make […]

Stand out on social media: Tips for SMBs

Many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) know that making an impression on consumers isn’t easy. That’s why they develop in-house marketing teams or hire experts to make sure their online presence pops. These social media and content marketing strategies may be just what you need to stand out. Create buyer personas Social media data is […]

Small company IT hardware checklist

The IT hardware issues your business experienced in previous years should, ideally, be a thing of the past. Although some minor issues may remain, they can be avoided by taking care of your computer hardware. The following checklist can help you better manage your hardware. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe your monitor with […]

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