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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 [...]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Mobile Security

Mobile Security October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  All month long we'll be providing you with resources to keep you and your business safe from hackers, malware, ransomware and the dark web.  Today's resource comes from the Department of Homeland Security.  Each October they celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with their Stop. Think. Connect. campaign.  Below is a link to a fantastic Mobile Security Tip Card from the Department of Homeland Security.  This outstanding resource provides you with the [...]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  All month long we'll be providing you with resources to keep you and your business safe from hackers, malware, ransomware and the dark web.  Today's resource comes from the Department of Homeland Security.  Each October they celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with their Stop. Think. Connect. campaign.  Below is a link to a fantastic Small Business Tip Card from the Department of Homeland Security with simple things you can do [...]

Print Environment Security – Why You Need to Include It In Your Cybersecurity Strategy

With the ongoing occurrences of cybercrimes and the various news cycle that follows them, businesses are aware of the threats out there .  While many businesses have security in place for their computers, networks and servers, they often overlook a growing threat to their information technology environment - print environment security.   A recent survey  indicated that approximately 60 percent of the businesses interviewed had experienced a security breach involving their printers.  Hackers and cybercriminals are aware that printers pose a [...]

Disaster Recovery: Are You Ready?

If your business was a victim of a flood, would you be able to recover quickly?  What about a fire?  How about a ransomware attack?  All of these are potential disasters for a business, but with a solid disaster recovery plan in place, most businesses could survive.  According to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, three out of four businesses are at risk of being unprepared for a disaster.  With reported losses from disasters ranging from a few thousand dollars to [...]