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Protecting Your Cloud Data

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According to a 2016 study , around 95% of businesses worldwide are using at least one cloud service. And whilst there are many services that the cloud provides, the most often use for the cloud is to store business data. Security experts note that storing data in the cloud is relatively safe, but businesses should […]

When’s The Right Time for a Tech Update?

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It’s not uncommon for a small or midsized business to have a limited tech budget. It’s also not uncommon for those businesses to continue using old devices for as long as possible. But there comes a time where old or outdated tech is a burden and impacts negatively on business operations. Here’s four signs it’s […]

Is your business spending too much on cloud?

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The stats are in, and cloud is proving a winner. According to RightScale’s 2018 “State of the Cloud” report, 96% of businesses have embraced at least one cloud based service. And whilst many businesses took up the cloud as a way of reducing costs, some analysts have found that companies overspend on cloud services by […]

To Pay Or Not To Pay A Hackers’ Ransom?

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Back in December of 2017 In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, a county government employee was tricked by an email phishing scam. As a result, 48 servers had their data infected by LockCrypt ransomware. The attack paralysed numerous crucial services, including the county’s tax, finance, deed, and social services. The cybercriminals wanted a ransom of $23,000 […]

3 Security Issues Businesses Must Watch Out For In 2018

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2017 was the year that data breaches and ransomware hogged the spotlight. And in 2018, they’re likely to continue to cause concern for business worldwide. But if you’re thinking of redeveloping your security strategies, these types of attacks aren’t the only ones you need to consider. The experts out there have made some alarming predictions […]

Time Saving Mouse Tricks For Your Web Browser

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That wheel is great for scrolling up and down a web page, inside a window, or even through a word document. But that wheel can be used inside your web browser in other ways too. Depending on the version of Windows you are running and the type of mouse you are using, there can be […]

To Insource or Outsource? What’s Your Employee’s Time Worth?

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A majority of small to medium businesses have tasks that don’t require the hiring of an employee to complete them. One-time projects are a good example of this. But is it a good idea to have those tasks performed by the staff you already have? Or is better to outsource that kind of thing? We’d […]

Why you need to learn more about Remote-Access VPNs

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Businesses nowadays have employees work as they travel, work from home, or use their own devices for work. That’s why it’s important to provide them with a secure, reliable way to connect to your IT systems. One way to achieve this is with a remote-access virtual private network (VPN). But there’s a few things to […]

Top Five 2018 IT Budget trends

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Knowing how other businesses are allocating their IT budgets might provide you with valuable insights when creating your own. That’s what Spiceworks and Tech Pro Research both believed when they released reports that explored if businesses are planning to increase or decrease their IT budgets for 2018, and how they’re planning to spend those dollars. […]