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News & Tips

Cyber Crime and Security for SMBs

    Did you know the illicit trading of personal data was worth $3.88 billion last year? Cybercrime is a growing industry known for its innovation. It goes far beyond the image many of us have of some hacker kid in his basement. Many who engage in this activity are professionals and work in large

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Government regulations

     Any business that stores customer payment information must comply with a number of state and federal regulations. The legal, healthcare, and financial sectors have a number of laws tailored specifically for them (such as HIPAA or CISPA). If you run almost any kind of professional practice or agency you probably have very specific

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Higher goals get dragged down by Tech: The NPO story

    If you are a smaller Not-for-Profit, it is likely that your organization has been driven from its inception by individuals strongly motivated with a passion for their cause or humanitarian goal. As a result, it is also possible that the leadership has little interest in developing the administrative technology infrastructure that is necessary

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Password basics people still ignore

    You can have all the locks on your data center and have all the network security available, but nothing will keep your data safe if your employees are careless with passwords.    Change Passwords – Most security experts recommend that companies change out all passwords every 30 to 90 days. Require passwords that

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Benefits of Using VoIP Technology

    Benefits of Using VoIP Technology   More and more businesses are implementing Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP technology because of its versatility, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. With new developments in this technology, the scope of its applications is widening. It is becoming more than just voice communications technology. That is why businesses of

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BYOD: Why is This Concept So Attractive to Employees?

    BYOD: Why is This Concept So Attractive to Employees?   Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, to work was an idea a few years ago that is becoming a reality very fast. To use your personal smartphone, tablet or laptop for work seems increasingly natural. Employees are embracing this concept without any serious

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VoIP: A New Dimension in Communication for SMBs

    VoIP: A New Dimension in Communication for SMBs   Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP is about a decade old technology that is gaining popularity among individual subscribers and businesses. In conventional systems, phone calls are made using telephones or handsets that are connected by phone cables. These calls are routed using the

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SMBs: It is Hackers v. You – Don’t Let Them Score

    SMBs: It is Hackers v. You – Don’t Let Them Score   Selling stolen IDs and other personal data is a lucrative trade for hackers. They are always looking for sources where vital information is stored. As a small to midsize business you store your client’s personal information, collected from different sources, on

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Business Disaster: What Threatens Small Businesses the Most?

    Business Disaster: What Threatens Small Businesses the Most?  There are many threats to the integrity of a small business, and not all of them are as dramatic as a cyberattack or a hurricane. Every small business needs to do a risk assessment to determine all the threats that exist that could bring harm.

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Data Protection and Bring Your Own Device to Work

Data Protection and Bring Your Own Device to Work   BYOD refers to a firm’s policy of allowing employees to use their own personal phones, tablets and laptops for all their work applications.This is a pretty common policy, and it has many benefits, but it brings along risks. How are you addressing these risks?  

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