Data Security

Copier Security Risk – What Your Need To Know

We hear every day about data breaches and security, and your business likely discusses it on a regular basis.  You deal with critical and sensitive information including customer credit cards, private medical records, client contact information or even banking account and routing numbers.  This information lives on your network, your computers and even on paper in your business.  If you're printing, copying and scanning this stuff, it lives on your copier too.  While most businesses at least have taken measures to [...]

End of Life for Windows 7- How to Prepare For Your Business

End of Life for Windows 7 What does End of Life for Windows 7, coming January 14, 2020, mean for your business? In the technology world, End of Life means the end of support for either a piece of hardware or a software program by the creator.  The product will continue to work, but the developer will no longer be providing any fixes for security flaws or bugs, nor will their be any improvements made on the product.  You [...]

What Data Is Stored On Your Copier Hard Drive?

Copier Hard Drive Security People often think of their computers, phones and tablets when they consider where their data is stored.  So much of our daily work relies heavily on our ability to stay connected, and this is especially the case when it comes to running your business networks and utilizing office technology like copiers and printers.  While these tools can help you work more efficiently, increase productivity and reduce business costs, they can also be a huge source [...]

Six Things To Know Before Buying Your Next Office Copier

Six Things To Know Before Buying Your Next Copier When it's time for your business to purchase or lease your next office copier, you'll likely do a whole bunch of research on it.  You'll look for the best value, the copier speed, any awards the copier may have won and some good product reviews.  Those are all fantastic things to take into consideration.  But here are six often overlooked things to take into consideration as you do that research. [...]

Signs Your Organization Needs A Document Management Solution

Messy Filing Cabinet If your business is like most, you still rely on paper documents in your day-to-day operations.  However, many companies are reaping the benefits of converting these paper documents into digital files and working with them electronically through a document management solution.  Are paper documents bogging down your business' workflows and processes, while hampering your regulatory compliance?  To determine whether now is the right time for your organization to implement a document management solution, here are some [...]

Data Breach Dangers Continue To Threaten Your Business

Data Breach Dangers Data breach dangers are now the reality for businesses! Over the last 30 days, approximately 20 large data breaches have affected people across the United States.  Guesstimates put the number affected number of people at anywhere from 100 million to upwards of 1 BILLION.  Even at a conservative estimate of 250 million, that means one in eight people in the world could have been affected by one or more of these data breaches. While Marriott [...]

Big Data Breaches at Big Companies Are Dangerous To Your Business

Data Breaches and Dark Web Monitoring In the last two weeks, three large corporations have been victims of data breaches.  Just days before Black Friday began, Amazon revealed that an internal technical error breached the names and email addresses of an unknown number of customers.  On November 29th, Dunkin Donuts announced that their DD Perks Program experienced a data breach that gave out DD Perks Users usernames, passwords and emails.  Finally on November 30th, Marriott announced that its [...]

Windows 7 End of Life – Why You Should Start Prepping Now

Windows 7 End of Life As the clock ticks down to the end of extended support for Windows 7, businesses around the world are having to take a long look at their IT environments.  Windows 7 still retains the largest share of the operating system market in the business world.  Despite being nearly nine years old, 40.88% of all computers are still running Windows 7, the largest share of any operating system on the market.  The gap between [...]

Managed IT vs. Break/Fix – What’s Best For Your Business?

Managed IT vs. Break/Fix Managed IT vs. Break/Fix is a question many small and mid-size businesses deal with on a regular basis. All organizations need to make decisions to increase organizational productivity, but also reduce costs whenever possible. When it comes to unexpected issues caused by IT maintenance, is your business prepared to deal with them immediately?  Having preventative maintenance and effective disaster avoidance strategies may add expenses to your budget that you hadn't considered, but have you [...]

Dark Web Monitoring – How to Protect Your Business

Dark Web Monitoring Nearly everyone had heard about the Dark Web, and there is a lot of scare tactics out there regarding it.  The Dark Web is a part of the internet where criminals can roam free, and much illegal activity takes place there.  It is important for you to understand what the dark web is and how it can impact your business. Dark Web - The Basics When you're using a site like Google or LinkedIn, you [...]