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Security Alert: New Link-Bait Phishing Tactic

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.

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Is Your Business Prepared to Handle Hurricane Irma?

Less than a week after Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas and Louisiana, causing at least 60 deaths and billions of dollars in damages, Hurricane Irma appears ready to make U.S. history. Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane and is expected to hit Florida with a direct impact. Irma’s maximum sustained winds should decrease as the hurricane moves northward. But don’t let your guard down as Irma will still pose a major threat of storm surge, damaging winds and rainfall flooding. Are you
ready for the blow?
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What to Look For in a Technology Partner

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.

 

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Best Writing Apps for Business On Your iPhone or iPad

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.

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Why SMBs are the Perfect Target for Hackers

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.

 

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5 QuickBooks Online Hacks and How-To’s

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:

 

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Top 5 Recruiting Software Solutions for Small Businesses in 2017

Given the challenges and constraints that limit SMBs, it’s not easy to compete for the industry’s much sought young professionals. Fortunately, with a little help from technology, the hiring process can become both easier and more effective for everyone. Recruitment software is able to perform the tedious tasks that have made recruiting and onboarding impersonal and transactional. This enables you to focus on the human aspect of working
with candidates.

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Warning Shot Fired: Healthcare Cybersecurity in Critical Condition

The healthcare industry is now one of the top three industries cyber attackers are targeting. No matter what type of facility you work in – a hospital, clinic, medical center, health insurance company, or one that provides business or clinical services for health care – the data you store is worth millions of dollars on the dark web. Attackers can hold a hospital hostage, freeze operations and disrupt critical medical processes until they get what they want. A recent breach with a global impact showed
us just how unprepared the healthcare industry is.

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Advances in Technology Cause Shift in the Nature of Legal Work

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What once was a seller’s market has now clearly become a buyer’s market, and the effects of that change are significant. With the freedom to utilize services outside of their traditional firm, clients are demanding more value for services received. Is your firm adapting to this shift in the legal relationship dynamic to meet the needs of 21st century customers?

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Top 10 Apps for the Construction Industry

Learn what makes each of these construction apps #1 in addressing problem areas for construction workers and how they are able to revolutionize communication, collaboration, and profitability for you and your crew. With the ability to accomplish everything from bidding to time tracking to calculations and measurements, these technologies will help you do your job better.

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