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Promoting Collaboration with better tech.

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There’s no doubting Microsoft’s Surface range is distinctively different in the current saturated market of portable tech. The Surface Pro is not only feature-packed and versatile, it’s also engaging to use as a meeting tool or a conference tool. So versatile in fact, the Surface series is right at home helping you collaborate over a […]

Approximately Half a Million Routers infected with “VPNFilter” Malware

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Because they connect directly to the internet, routers make for easy targets. Accessing them takes little effort, and a majority of domestic or entry-level routers don’t include any protection against malware. Because updating a routers’ firmware takes a bit of tech-savvy, known vulnerabilities are often left un-patched by users. And it’s because of these few […]

Our first impressions of Microsoft Teams

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Over the coming months I’ll be writing a few short articles about our experience in adopting and adapting MS Teams into our business. This month, I’ll explain how we work with it in the context of a chat client. But MS Teams is so much more than that, which is why I want to cover […]

The benefits of outsourcing your business IT support

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Communications are a vital art of any business, and these days the majority of them reply on your IT running efficiently without any downtime. Hiring permanent staff can be a costly overhead, whereas the simple outsourcing of your business IT support could reap significant savings. Let’s take a look at the benefits. Increased savings When […]

An IT System That Meets Your Expectations, In 7 Steps

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Each time a business implements a new IT system, that system is expected to efficiently perform the role it was designed for. However, unless that implementation is well thought out, planned properly, and executed carefully, the gap between what your business expected and what reality has delivered could be huge. Here’s 7 tips that will […]

Protect Your IT Assets With These 8 Policies

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Writing IT policies isn’t fun, but it’s necessary. The best way to ensure a company’s IT resources are used appropriately and productively is to document requirements and expectations, and the consequences of policy violations. Given the amount of different policies out there, putting them all into one document would be enough to scare even the […]

Ransomware strikes again. Beware of SamSam.

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March 22, 2018 is a date many city workers and citizens of Atlanta, Georgia, won’t be forgetting anytime soon. On that day ransomware shut down numerous city services and government offices. The culprit was a ransomware variant known as SamSam. But this wasn’t the first time that SamSam had struck. In February, it forced the Colorado Department […]

Why is Business Continuity Solutions Important?

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Businesses face all types of pressure throughout the day. Many companies rely on technology and depend on supply chains to ensure the business is up and running. This can cause significant risks to companies if they do not have business continuity solutions in place. Providing the company is aware of these possible risks and can […]

Tips For Creating A “Best Practice” Incident Response Plan

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According to security researchers, 2017 was a seriously bad year for data breaches. In the first 9 months there were 3,800 reported breaches, exposing around 7 billion records. And there’s no signs of that pace slowing down anytime soon. That suggests for 2018, one of the best ideas you can implement for your business, is an […]

Information On The Spectre/Meltdown Security Vulnerability

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Information On The Spectre/Meltdown Security Vulnerability   You’ve most likely heard the names “Spectre” or “Meltdown” used to describe a serious security flaw that primarily affects any computer running an Intel based CPU (chip). We’d like to bring you up to date on what Intellect IT has been doing to help address and protect our […]