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Thinking Of Moving Your Business To Google’s G Suite?

G Suite Logo“Can I just move all my stuff to G Suite? I’ve heard its free.”

That’s a question I hear often, but the answer is more complicated than you would think.

While G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) may be the perfect fit for some businesses, it is a huge mistake for others (regardless of the cost). And in many cases, businesses don’t figure this out until they have been tortured by their “Google Suite Authorized Reseller” for a few months.

From an IT perspective, here are some points to consider when evaluating whether or not G Suite is a smart move for your business.

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Limit Risk With Secure File Sharing

Sharing Files On Mobile DevicesSecure file sharing is an essential part of keeping your business safe. We’ve always known security is important, but with the increased volume of connected devices and personal devices entering the workplace, it’s faster and easier to share company information. The ease and convenience of accessible data is great, but protective measures still need to be in place surrounding what’s coming in and what’s going out of company walls.

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Protect Your Business This Holiday Season

Holiday CybersecurityThe holidays are almost here and you can probably already feel the excitement in the air. But before you make a run for it and celebrate with family and friends, follow these steps to make sure your business is protected from cybersecurity attacks from naughty hackers this holiday season.

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Is Your Business HIPAA Compliant?

HIPAAAs the national security standard for protecting patient health information, HIPAA stands as a safeguard for medical information. But Christopher Fuller of TechRepublic.com was recently quoted to say:

“The biggest challenge presented by HIPAA is to accurately and consistently protect individuals’ privacy without crippling business.”

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Is Your Remote Workforce Setup For Success?

Freelance WorkerHistorically, the idea of working remotely was a rarity. Everyone was expected to be ‘in the office’ and at their desks. But today, a remote workforce is becoming commonplace.

Many years ago, our firm had an account manager get married and relocate to Chicago. She was such a great asset and had demonstrated her value and work ethic so completely while in our office, it was a no-brainer to accommodate a remote-worker scenario. Since then, the technology has changed almost as dramatically as the acceptability of this approach.

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Working Smarter With Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is still the leading email tool of businesses today. And because it integrates so much –email, calendar, tasks, address book – it’s often the place where employees can spend significant parts of their work day.

Recent studies have reported that email consumes 28 percent of employee time on the job. Easily a productivity killer, email can be the place where employees get trapped and bogged down each day.

But if you know how to effectively use Microsoft Outlook, it can be a powerful productivity tool; it’s just a matter of understanding its full capabilities. It’s time we rethink the way businesses use Outlook.

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Four Tips For A Smarter, More Secure Network

locked_computerYour 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 the lifeline of your business operations and must be safeguarded. The protection of your data isn’t a nice-to-have, rather it’s a fundamental requirement for organizational health.

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New Locky Ransomware Attack Affecting Millions

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.

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There’s Something Phishy Going On

I have warned about phishers before but you can never stress the need to be cautious. Phishing attempts are becoming more sophisticated and targeted, and with 97% of people unable to identify a phishing email, your business may be at risk.

Our CEO received this phishy email below yesterday – but how did he know it was fake? Let’s take a look at the images below and go over some tips for spotting a phishing email.

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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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