How to choose the best MSP

August 31st, 2020

Business owners are increasingly realizing the importance of adopting efficient, flexible, and cost-effective IT systems. But as customers’ expectations rise, IT becomes far too complex and demanding for businesses to manage alone. This is why many companies outsource their IT needs to a managed IT services provider (MSP).
MSPs defined
MSPs are companies composed of specialists from various IT fields.

The threat of distributed spam distraction

August 26th, 2020

You wouldn’t think that cybercriminals would carry out their nefarious schemes in plain sight — except that they do and you’ve probably already fallen victim to them. Learn all about a scheme called distributed spam distraction (DSD) and how malicious actors are using it to steal valuable information from their victims.

Using “Together Mode” in Microsoft Teams

August 25th, 2020

Video meeting fatigue is a thing. Together mode is a new option in the Microsoft Teams meeting experience that uses AI segmentation technology to digitally place participants in a shared background. The view makes it feel like you’re sitting in the same room, which reduces background distractions, makes it easier to pick up on faces, body language and non-verbal cues, and makes back and forth conversation feel more natural.

Its OK To Lie…On Security Questions

August 24th, 2020

There’s no doubt that our online identities are continuously
under attack.  The proof is the trillion dollars in profits that
cybercriminals will make this year alone. 

You might say, “But, I have strong passwords, so I’m safe!”.  Even with complex and unique passwords for every account (most people don’t bother to create unique passwords), there’s a good chance that some of your accounts have been compromised and are available on the Dark Web.

5 Ways to optimize your new laptop

August 19th, 2020

So you’ve just unboxed your brand new laptop — what do you do next? Before you start using it to surf the internet or finish your tasks for the day, take these steps to optimize its performance and ensure it meets your needs.
1. Update your laptop’s operating system
One of the first things you should do before using your laptop is to update its operating system (OS). Assuming you did not purchase the laptop when it was first released, it will still be running an older OS. Because important patches and fixes are released with each new update, you must install the latest ones to ensure your laptop doesn’t have vulnerabilities that malicious third parties can exploit.

Avoid Embarrassment & Master Video Meetings

August 19th, 2020

Let’s face it, most of us weren’t very comfortable on video meetings prior to the pandemic.  I know personally I would keep my camera turned off, and mute myself whenever I wasn’t speaking.  Now that we’re a few months in, and most meetings are virtual and include video, I’ve become a lot more comfortable being on camera.

Use Gmail with ease with these 5 tips

August 14th, 2020

Gmail’s email management interface is a crowd favorite, owing to its pleasant aesthetics and intuitive design. But did you know that you can still take your Gmail experience up a notch? Try the following tricks.
Undo Send
In the fast-paced world of business, mistakes happen.

Ignore these outdated disaster recovery myths

August 12th, 2020

Disaster recovery (DR) used to be an expensive solution that relied predominantly on tape backups. Today, cloud computing has dramatically changed the DR landscape, affording even small- and medium-sized businesses cheaper and more reliable DR solutions.

It’s time to rethink your password strategy

August 7th, 2020

In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Recently, however, the institute reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are for creating strong passwords.