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5 Ways to Extend Your Phone’s Battery

Posted by Darrell Karp | October 16, 2018

In our busy lives, we aren’t always near an outlet and don’t always have a phone charger ready. If our phones die, we risk missing out on important notifications and being unable to easily communicate with others. So what strategies can we use to extend our battery life?

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Is Your Business Ready for Business-Grade Wi-Fi?

Posted by Alex Jordan | October 8, 2018

As companies grow, there becomes a tipping point where business-grade is necessary. So how do you know if your business is ready for business-grade Wi-Fi? Ask yourself these questions to find out.

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Struggling with Email Overload?

Posted by Spencer Pous | October 2, 2018

At this point, it feels like you’re wasting your entire day dealing with those incoming messages. You can quickly become overloaded with emails. So how can we deal with this overload?

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Is A Slow Network Getting in The Way of Your Business?

Posted by Spencer Pous | September 24, 2018

Depending on your IT setup files can pour over the network with the ferocity of a fire hose, or trickle between machines as if dripping through a drinking straw.  Poor network speeds are often a critical bottleneck that slows down the entire IT system.

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How to Securely Dispose of Old Computers

Posted by Alex Jordan | September 18, 2018

A 2016 experiment proved just how dangerous the situation can be when they bought 200 used hard drives and found 67% held unwiped, unencrypted sensitive data, including sales projection spreadsheets, CRM records, and product inventories.

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4 Ways to Avoid IT Downtime

Posted by Darrell Karp | September 12, 2018

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The Best Way to Buy New Computers

Posted by Alex Jordan | September 3, 2018

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It’s Official: Your Business NEEDS to Use HTTPS

Posted by Spencer Pous | August 24, 2018

As of July 2018, Google will mark your page as insecure unless you’re using https. Without https protection, someone with access to your internet connection, whether from digital eavesdropping or hacking, could intercept the information.

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Can Private Browsing Protect You Online?

Posted by Spencer Pous | August 15, 2018

Maintaining your privacy while using the internet has become more challenging over the years. While it’s almost impossible to enjoy the internet and leave zero digital footprints, there are things you can do to hide your online activities – some more effective than others.

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6 Clear Reasons to Switch Your Application to Cloud

Posted by Darrell Karp | August 7, 2018

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5 Tech Travel Tips You Can Use

Posted by Spencer Pous | August 2, 2018

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How to Get the Right Tech for Your New Business

Posted by Darrell Karp | July 23, 2018

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Should You Pay for a Ransomware Attack?

Posted by Spencer Pous | July 9, 2018

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Why Your Business Needs Unified Threat Management

Posted by Darrell Karp | July 3, 2018

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Should You Let an Amateur Loose on Your Network

Posted by Alex Jordan | June 26, 2018

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The True & Unexpected Costs Of Being Hacked

Posted by Darrell Karp | June 4, 2018

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Why Do Computers Break?

Posted by Alex Jordan | May 29, 2018

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How Refurbished Computers Save You A Bunch (And Get You A Better System)

Posted by Darrell Karp | May 15, 2018

There’s one hot tip these people know: a refurb is NOT the same as used. You’re right to avoid those 2nd hand computers you see on Craigslist or Gumtree because there’s a reason that person is selling it!

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11 Reasons To Upgrade To Office 365 Today

Posted by Spencer Pous | May 11, 2018

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3 Internet Habits To Keep Kids Smart and Safe

Posted by Spencer Pous | May 7, 2018

How can you make the internet a safer place for your children? It’s a common concern as all parents want their kids to be protected and happy whenever they go online.

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The Importance Of Backup & Disaster Recovery Plans For Small Businesses

Posted by Darrell Karp | May 4, 2018

Data loss is risky and expensive for small businesses, with downtime costing an average of $9,000 per minute. Many small businesses do not think ahead for data recovery and this makes them an easier target for cyber-attacks.

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3 Essential Steps Before You Fire An Employee

Posted by Spencer Pous | May 1, 2018

Your employees need access to your various business accounts so they can do their job, but what happens to those passwords when you fire them? Nobody likes to think of firing their employees, or why you’d need to, but nonetheless, it’s a responsibility every business owner must face at some point.

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4 Advantages Of Managed IT Over In-House IT

Posted by Darrell Karp | April 24, 2018

It’s tempting to hire an in-house IT technician to take care of your network and set them up with a cozy office just down the hall, but is it the right decision for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re always on the lookout for ways to save money while improving results.

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Hidden Advantages Of Managed IT Services For Computer Repair

Posted by Alex Jordan | April 19, 2018

Sooner or later it happens to everyone. The screen goes black, the PC refuses to boot, or you get the dreaded blue screen of death. If you are in a business that doesn’t have a dedicated IT department you find yourself going straight to Google to find a solution.

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Improve Your Small Business Cyber Security With These Tips

Posted by Spencer Pous | April 13, 2018
Improve your small business cyber security

A recent study by Manta revealed that well over 80% of small business owners do not think their businesses are at risk of being hacked. On the contrary, one in two small businesses experiences a cyber attack at some point. Setting up your small business cybersecurity is crucial.

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What Is The Future Of VoIP?

Posted by Darrell Karp | April 5, 2018

In 2018 VoIP will have been on the market for over 20 years, but this technology has yet to reach its full potential or the apex of its popularity. As we reach this auspicious anniversary, let’s take the opportunity to look into the future and see what we can expect from VoIP over the next 20 years.

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Tech Headaches IT Outsourcing Can Prevent

Posted by Spencer Pous | March 26, 2018

As your company grows and its technology requirements expand, the scalability of your existing IT solutions becomes a serious point of concern. With outsourced IT management services and cloud computing solutions in place, growth isn’t nearly as daunting from a tech perspective.

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Why Hire A Managed IT Services Firm?

Posted by Alex Jordan | March 21, 2018
Why Hire A Managed IT Services Firm

Lots of companies today are opting for managed IT services for various reasons. With managed IT services, the IT infrastructure is maintained by another company, and you only pay for what you use.

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Cybersecurity And The Cloud: What You Need To Know

Posted by Darrell Karp | March 14, 2018
Cybersecurity And The Cloud: What You Need To Know

Hackers will use deceit to insidiously access your information through any means possible. If you are working in the cloud and not asking the IT companies you hire about cybersecurity, you run the risk of releasing customer and proprietary business information to those who mean harm.

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The Benefits Of VoIP For Every Business Traveler

Posted by Alex Jordan | March 8, 2018
The Benefits Of VoIP For Every Business Traveler

Traveling for business is sometimes overwhelming, particularly when you’re paying pricey phone service in other countries to communicate with clients. And with traditional phone service, you can’t tell for sure when you’ll lose service and stay unconnected for hours or even days before getting back on track.

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Data Integration Benefits Of VoIP Essential For Every Business

Posted by Spencer Pous | March 1, 2018
Data Integration Benefits Of VoIP Essential For Every Business

Looking for a suitable way to streamline operations and customer/client satisfaction and also accelerate business growth? Data integration or switching to a hosted VoIP service is all you need to get started and supercharge your business in ways you never imagined.

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11 Top Tips To Prevent A Ransomware Attack

Posted by Darrell Karp | February 20, 2018
11 Top Tips To Prevent A Ransomware Attack

Ransomware has in recent years become one of the biggest security threats on the internet. You could turn on your computer one morning and find a message informing you that your computer has been locked and you have to pay a certain amount of money to get the decryption key.

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Scam Alert! What Do You Do Now?

Posted by Spencer Pous | February 12, 2018

A pop-up on your computer appears to come from a reputable company like Microsoft, but the pop-ups usually come from a third party. If you do fall for the lie and call the number on the pop-up, you could most likely be told you are speaking to tech support and that there is something wrong with your computer and they need to remotely access it.

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Why You Should Not Run Multiple Antivirus Products Concurrently

Posted by Alex Jordan | February 5, 2018
Why You Shouldn’t Run Multiple Full Antivirus Products Concurrently

You have probably heard that you should never run two antivirus programs at the same time. But you have no idea why you should not, right? You ask yourself whether it is sound advice based on technical reasoning or whether it is only a pathetic marketing attempt by antivirus companies to discourage you from installing competitor’s products on your computer.

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3 Qualities of Great Managed IT Services

Posted by Spencer Pous | January 30, 2018

Technology continues to grow and evolve, and it does so at a very rapid pace. This means that tech support also has to grow and expand, and one of the forefronts of that is managed IT services. Many companies are looking to establish a consistent form of IT support instead of simply calling in a tech member when something needs fixing.

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VoIP System Requirements Checklist

Posted by Darrell Karp | January 22, 2018
VoIP System Requirements Checklist

You have almost certainly considered switching from traditional phone lines to Voice over protocol phone systems, and you most likely have a few questions about the shift and installation process. Here are the things you need to know about VoIP installation.

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3 Clear Signs It’s Time To Update Your Business Phone System

Posted by Spencer Pous | January 15, 2018
3 Clear Signs It’s Time To Update Your Business Phone System

No matter what kind of business you run, you understand that if you want to thrive, you need a business that can evolve and change with the times. It’s no secret that the world has changed the way it communicates. For that reason, the evolution of communication means that the gadgets used should evolve too.

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Top Ways To Prevent VoIP System Attacks

Posted by Darrell Karp | January 7, 2018
Top Ways To Prevent VoIP System Attacks

Security concerns are no longer an issue faced by large enterprises. Small to mid-sized companies also need to remain conscious of security practices. For instance, if your company is using Unified Communications or VoIP, you’re probably susceptible to attacks.

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Why Many Businesses Are Switching to VoIP

Posted by Alex Jordan | January 2, 2018
Why Many Businesses Are Switching to VoIP

VoIP lets users communicate over their internet connections instead of phone lines. This means that they are able to get the same services that come with traditional telecommunication without the high cost. On top of that, there are many benefits that are unique to VoIP that make communicating easier and more streamlined.

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A Look Through The Eyes Of A Phisher

Posted by Darrell Karp | December 19, 2017
A Look Through The Eyes Of A Phisher

Phishing, confidence scams, and all types of political and corporate trickery can come at a high price. No matter how sophisticated your security systems are, the human component can undo many of your business’ protective plans. To understand how these seemingly basic security breaches happen to vital professionals and officers of top businesses.

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Is Your Business Protected From Malware?

Posted by Spencer Pous | December 12, 2017
Is Your Business Protected From Malware

Malware, short for “malicious software,” is a term to describe a wide variety of software that is destructive or intrusive to a computer or network. Common forms include viruses and worms, Trojan horses, spyware, and ransomware. Viruses and worms spread themselves over networks and may cause destruction for its own sake, often deleting files or wasting computer power to send spam.

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Is VoIP Right For Your Business?

Posted by Alex Jordan | December 4, 2017
Is VoIP Right For Your Business

VoIP stands for Voice Over IP (Internet Protocol); it offers all the same functions as a traditional phone system, but uses the infrastructure of your internet connection to transfer the data, and can thus offer powerful new features as well a seamless integration with the rest of your IT system.

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5 Ways to Improve your Business’s Cybersecurity

Posted by Spencer Pous | November 28, 2017
Cyber Security in Destin and Fort Walton Beach

If you run a business, you probably worry about your cybersecurity. Hackers can have a huge and negative effect on your company that can impact your profitability and the trust your customers place in you. High-profile data breaches of massive companies demonstrate the negative impact that a cybersecurity breach can have on your firm.

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Cyber Monday: Are You Protected?

Posted by Darrell Karp | November 18, 2017
Cyber Monday: Are You Protected

Anticipation is growing as the year heads toward its crescendo: the holiday season that ushers in the new year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains are already appearing during retail’s busiest season, and while this activity may not be exciting for many, for businesses without proper cybersecurity, it can spell true disaster in often overlooked areas.

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