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How To Excel At Excel: 6 Easy Excel Shortcuts To Make Your Life Easier

  • August 9, 2018

6 excel shortcuts to make life easierHow To Excel At Excel: 6 Easy Excel Shortcuts To Make Life Easier

Excel: The stomping ground for tracking metrics, building equations and navigating through the moving parts of a business and seeing what’s working and what’s not working. It’s a cornerstone tool for business. Here’s a compilation of 6 Easy Excel shortcuts and overlooked features to make your life easier. 

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Bandwidth Snatchers…Modern Day Wifi Pirates: Who Are They And How Can You Protect Yourself?

  • July 10, 2018

How To Tell If Someone Is Hacking Your WifiWe’ve all seen the cheesy identity theft commercials with the guy in the black tracksuit (or in this case, an intimidating cable knit sweater!)– ski mask on, mischievously peering over a keyboard like he’s about to steal some family jewels, but what about these bandwidth snatchers? What does that even mean, what do they want, and how do you protect yourself from these modern day Wi-Fi pirates?

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Phishing Email Scams May Cost North Carolina Business Owners Triple Damages

  • June 27, 2018

BankruptcyPhishing emails, we’ve been pounding this topic religiously these past few weeks, covering this topic in our Webinar Recap: How To Avoid Falling Victim To An Email Phishing Scam.

If you’re just joining us around this whole Phishing epidemic, and you’re not entirely sure what Phishing means, to quote an earlier article What Your Staff needs To Know About Phishing:   

Phishing is the security industry’s term for trick emails. Someone is wanting to trick you into giving them data, information or access to something they can exploit. Think of them as email con artists.

So we’ve read the “Beware” and “Don’t Take The Bait!” signs, and herein lies the point: failure to heed such warnings, protect yourself, educate your employees and create email protocol that protects your business can become especially costly for North Carolina employers.

According to a recent feral court decision around a recent case, Curry et al. v. Schletter Inc., an employee who is tricked into sharing personal information in response to a phishing e-mail can be seen as committing an intentional disclosure under North Carolina’s Identity Theft Protection Act. As a result, the employer could face triple damages for the employee’s mistake.

Wait what, say that again?

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Megan Fox, Your Flight Status, And Traverse City: 12 Cool Ways to Boost Productivity With Windows’ Virtual Assistant Cortana

  • June 7, 2018

12 Ways to Boost Productivity using Cortana, Windows' Virtual AssistantThe adage “Time is Money” is never so relevant than when it comes to navigating through your Windows operating system to knock out your business’s week’s to-do list and boost productivity. Consider this: Let’s say you spend 5-8 seconds browsing through a menu to pull up a calendar, move appointments that have rescheduled, or using your pesky URL search bar to google irrelevant facts about celebrities, the average user spends 15-25 minutes a week on inefficient productivity processes within their Windows devices.

Our solution? Save those precious wrists, fingers from carpal tunnel, and eyes from strain and fatigue; use Cortana!

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5 Overlooked Security Considerations For Remote Workers

  • May 31, 2018

There’s never been more freedom and autonomy in the workforce than today. However, with all this freedom comes great responsibility and security tops the list when working remotely.

Hackers love easy targets and when you extend the corporate network by working remotely or taking work devices into public spaces you are unknowingly inviting someone to take a peek.

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Improve Smartphone Data Storage

  • May 24, 2018

It’s happened to all of us. The smartphone notification none of us want to see: not enough storage. By the time that pop up shows on your phone, it’s no longer a friendly reminder to clear out data; it’s a block and preventative measure stopping you from downloading anything else. And it usually happens at the moment you need your phone the most – capturing a photo or trying to record video of a moment you know you’ll never get to recreate.

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6 Tech Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

  • May 22, 2018

We all love technology and the growing number of gadgets being developed. With each device created, our lives becomes more connected and a bit easier. As a technology company, we figured we should give you a window in to some…

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The Smart Way to Toss Old Devices

  • May 8, 2018

We all have them. Old devices sitting around in our garages or storage areas, in drawers and boxes, causing clutter. Many times, we hesitate to get rid of old devices because of the amount of information now stored in digital form.

But Toss them we must!  In these cases; follow some simple rules to ensure your sensitive data is disposed of properly.

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Security Breach Horror Stories

  • May 3, 2018

Data breaches used to be big news but lately they come at such a regular and rapid pace it is hard to tell one from another.  Here’s a look at the top Security Breach Horror Stories:

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