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How MSPs help you stay ahead of security threats

Operators of ransomware have doubled their efforts on attacks by removing data before it’s able to be encrypted at all. This new avenue allows ransomware operators to demand payment or else they will sell or publish the data online. In other cases, ransomware attacks are targeting backup files. Your disaster recovery choices are restricted if …

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How Successful Companies Back Up Their Data

In order for businesses to continue, they need to be able to handle any situation that the world throws at them. In light of security breaches, hacking, and cyber attacks, data backup has played a crucial part. The environment for cyber crimes has developed to a point that a backup on a single desktop, laptop, …

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What is VoIP and How Does it Work?

Short for Voice over Internet Protocol, this kind of tech launched on the internet in 1995 and has changed the very way that we communicate with people. From beginners to seasoned business leaders, it’s crucial today to get an understanding of this technology, how it works, and how businesses can use it. What is VoIP? …

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How often should you audit your cyber security & who should do it?

Adopting cyber security measures for any business is a good thing. However, many companies assume that once these systems are in place, everything is fine. Cybersecurity isn’t a one and done deal, rather it demands consistent improvements. And one way to test the cybersecurity measures is through regular audits. Cybersecurity audits are complex, time-consuming, and …

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Is Antivirus necessary for my small business?

Without question, every small business owner knows that everything in their business is a priority. With a limited budget, small businesses need to ensure they’re getting the most results. Security isn’t always a top concern for many. Businesses today rely heavily on several digital components. If a computer or network gets compromised and businesses can’t …

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What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering is the technique involving manipulating people into giving away confidential information. Passwords to sites, banking information, credit card numbers, personally identifiable information. Anything goes. The types of information criminals are looking for can vary of course, along with the techniques that are used to tricking people. Regardless, it all falls back to something …

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The Pandemic’s Effect on Semiconductor Supply and the IT Industry

Even though COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the effects of the pandemic on the global supply chain still linger. Before the pandemic, ordering a laptop was simple as it would arrive at its destination within a day or two after ordering. Due to supply chain issues and a shortage of semiconductors (also called chips) this …

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Are Project Management Tools Only for Project Managers?

In the project management world, it’s easy to think that this only applies to project managers. However, using that blanket statement means depriving yourself of some very helpful tools and understanding more about project management and reaping its benefits. Below are the basics of project management tools and how they’re not just for project managers. …

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What is Automation and Machine Learning?

Automation and machine learning have been responsible for a great deal of innovation and development over the years. It’s ultimately culminated in something called automated machine learning, or AutoML. It represents a fundamental shift in how organizations of any size today approach both machine learning and data science. Below, you’ll learn what it’s all about …

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