Author Archives: Austin

Can Your Business Survive A Disaster?

Disasters. They do happen — it’s only a matter of ‘when’. While most businesses acknowledge it, surveys show that only one in four companies worldwide have adequate protection in the event of a major disruption. We’re not talking about insurance here, but a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan that could save you thousands of dollars in […]

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Secure your business with these IT policies

Employees are one of your biggest security holes. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, and this is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. So what can you do to prevent it? Well at the very least you need to include policies in your employee […]

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Windows 10 privacy protection tips

It takes seconds to infiltrate and obtain private information. And while it’s unlikely that Microsoft will cause your business financial ruin with their data collection, the fact is that Windows 10 gathers a ridiculous amount of private information from users. So here are some tips that will enhance your privacy when using the operating system. […]

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Tips to use Office 365 more productively

A paintbrush can create the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. An airplane can bring passengers to exotic locations anywhere on the planet. And stone, deftly placed can produce wonders such as the Pyramids or Angkor Wat. But what do the paintbrush, airplane and stone all have in common? Without the wisdom of the painter, […]

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Password Hashing and Salting

These days, it’s not so much a question of whether you’ll get hacked as when. More likely than not, at some point during the life of your organization, a hacker will gain access to your password database. If that happens, how much do you need to panic? That depends on how your passwords are stored. […]

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How Often Should I Make New Backups?

You’re probably familiar with the concept that backups are important. Everyone company that has a website, or corporate email, or digital sales records, or a blog, needs to have backups. If you have something important stored digitally, the in-use copy should not be the only copy. But do you know how often you need to […]

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Beat Password Crackers with Two-Factor Authentication

The fight for bigger and better passwords can seem as futile as it is neverending. If hackers can’t guess your password, you probably can’t remember it, either. For the latest in IT Security you can use something other than a password to let your users log in to your website or app. Two-factor authentication puts […]

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To Wire or Not to Wire

To Wire or Not to Wire… When it comes to keeping your company connected to the web you’ve got two options: a wired network that uses Ethernet cords or a wireless network that relies on radio frequencies to broadcast the Internet. There are pros and cons to each: Wired Pros: Wired network are faster, more reliable, […]

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How to Tell the Three Signs You Need a Managed Service Provider

When you are a business owner or manager, you have a great many duties and responsibilities that rest on your shoulders. Because you are in charge of your business, you may feel as if you cannot possibly let any of the daily business operations be managed by an outside company. However, sometimes getting IT support […]

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