Keep Your Business Data Safe on Mobile Devices

According to CompTIA’s Second Annual Trends in Enterprise Mobility study for 2013, 64 percent of businesses support a BYOD policy. The trend continues as employees demand to use their personal mobile devices for their job. Businesses take on a higher risk of data exposure to malware and theft in a BYOD environment. Knowing how to protect your company data on these devices reduces the risk of a costly event that compromises your data, and damages your business. Read more

The Final Countdown to Microsoft’s April 8th Deadline

In 2002, Microsoft presented its official Support Lifecycle Policy that was based on detailed customer feedback. The predictability of support services was cited as a very important issue for Microsoft’s customers. Microsoft responded accordingly by alerting customers years in advance that the XP operating system and Windows 2003 have an “end of life” date scheduled for April 8, 2014. Read more

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Stay on the Alert for Technical Support Scams

In August, our blog featured a story about one of the most lucrative cybercriminal scams of the past year. This con game involves fraudulent phone calls from cybercriminals posing as Microsoft tech support representatives. A fraudulent tech support representative calls to alert you that your computer has a virus. Read more

DON’T FORGET: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Cyber security begins with a simple message that everyone using the Internet should consider:

STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Read more

The Top Seven Reasons to Consider Outsourced It Support

Outsourced IT support services are becoming increasingly popular for both large corporations and small-medium sized business.  Outsourced IT support typically includes some combination of the following services:  web development and hosting; data storage via cloud services; application and software development; database development and management;  application support and management; telecommunications; security; social media management; help desk services and technical support.  Business owners see the value in outsourcing as a way to remain competitive by having access to the latest technology and skilled IT professionals while also watching the bottom-line. Read more

How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Your Business

More than ever, business owners need to squeeze even more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. Many small businesses see cloud computing as a way to access advanced technologies that were previously affordable only for larger companies. A recent survey conducted by CompTIA, a nonprofit IT industry trade association, stated that more than half of micro businesses (one to nine employees) and small businesses (ten to ninety-nine employees) use cloud-based business productivity applications. Read more

Computer Security 101

Ensuring that your personal computer is safe from intruders is one of the most important things you can do for your personal safety. You wouldn’t think twice about securing your home, so why would you second guess securing your computer? Read more

Top 10 Network Security Threats

With cyber threats more common than ever, there have to be certain ways around the disasters some of us are forced to encounter. One researcher at Fortinet, a network security software provider, offered his observations on the top 10 threats that can harm networks from the inside and ways to combat them. Read more

How Home Networking Works

Once viewed as an excessive technological need, home networking is becoming more and more common. Why? Because home networking is now cheaper than ever, and the uses for them are now clearer than ever. Read more