Cloud technology is where majority of businesses are turning to store their data these days, and it makes sense why. With easier access, lower storage costs and a platform for sharing information globally, there are advantages to be had to…
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Your network connects your business to the outside world, whether that’s partners, customers, stakeholders or prospects. It also stores a majority – if not all – of your company data – public or private. The data you’ve got stored is…
There’s a new vulnerability threat and it’s going after Wi-Fi networks. You’ve likely heard mention of it in the news – KRACK – but here’s your look at everything you need to know about the attack, those who are most…
There is a new Locky variant ransomware attack that is hitting at a steady rate of 2 million attacks an hour. Hackers are using 8,000 different versions of a widespread virus script, according to researchers from Barracuda Networks Inc. There were 20 million of these attacks within the first 24 hours after it was launched Tuesday morning. The magnitude of this attack is significant – growing rapidly and proving to be highly
destructive. The target: businesses or institutional
groups in the US and Canada.
Security threats come in all shapes and sizes but none slip through the cracks like phishing. Phishers bait their hooks, usually in the form of a seemingly legitimate file or link, and cast their rods out, waiting for victims to bite. Their bait is commonly spread via email, making it difficult for security software to filter them out. Because email has rapidly become one of the most common forms of business communication, it’s important for your staff to be well-informed on the latest phishing campaigns. Our CEO discovered a new
link-bait tacticthat you might want to notify your staff about.
IT service providers are known for trying to upsell, oversell, overcommit and underdeliver. Decisions are made out of reactive necessity rather than proactive thought leadership. You wish you could rely on internal staff but your business is growing and your IT department is overwhelmed. How do you find a technology provider who you can trust to help you reach your goals? You search for an IT partner.
Think about how much time is spent emailing via the email app on your phone or tablet. Email is important and universally applied, serving as a writing environment that offers document and task management tools. The navigation options and integration with contacts and calendars improve organization and collaboration in business. Due to the amount of time people spend writing in business, a similar unified system makes sense for word
processing, right? Well, yes. Let’s explore some integrated
apps for writing, storing documents, and managing tasks that
will improve organization and productivity.
For many years, small businesses were an unlikely target for a sophisticated cyber attack. Having a relatively unknown brand and fewer financial resources worked in your favor to deter hackers. That has now changed. Hackers have shifted their focus due to the strong security defenses larger companies have acquired, which make it difficult for them to penetrate systems. As
a result, they are now targeting the most vulnerable companies – SMBs.
As far as essential bookkeeping for small business is concerned, Quickbooks Online (QBO) is the tool to use. But are you using it to its full potential? Even if you’re a pro, you may be missing critical tips and tricks that can save you hours each month balancing the books and attending to routine matters. Here are 5 QBO hacks and how-to’s that will make you more productive: