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7 IT Security Tips for Protecting Remote Workers

How businesses can improve their IT security while their employees work remotely. With each year, IT security for businesses becomes more complex as new security threats emerge and new technologies adapt to combat them. However, these threats don’t just come from new malware, viruses or exploitable software vulnerabilities. They also come from changes in human […]
3 Things Your IT Should Do to Adapt in an Evolving Business Climate

3 Things Your IT Should Do to Adapt in an Evolving Business Climate

The economy looks uncertain and businesses are looking for ways to adapt to this new outlook. We can help. As states begin to reopen and businesses adjust to changes in demand, many are looking for ways to better prepare themselves for the unpredictable path ahead. This is a critical period for organizations around the country, […]
Need Video Conferencing? Try Microsoft Teams.

Need Video Conferencing? Try Microsoft Teams.

6 reasons your business should be using Microsoft Teams for Online Meetings Since the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to make an abrupt shift to working from home, offices around the country—and around the globe—have been seeking a secure, reliable, user-friendly platform for video conferencing. The irony is that, for many of them, the […]
How to Transition to a “Remote Ready” Office Environment

How to Transition to a “Remote Ready” Office Environment

As offices around the country scramble to become fully remote, here are steps you can take to set your organization up to be an effective remote workplace. Not so long ago, having a full remote office was the hallmark of startups and Silicon Valley powerhouses. For the average business, having remote workers was considered optional […]
5 Things Your Business Needs to Know about CMMC

5 Things Your Business Needs to Know about CMMC

What does the DOD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification mean for your business? As of this year, the DOD is rolling out a new certification standard for contractors, with the aim of tightening cybersecurity protocols and reducing vulnerabilities to possible cyberattacks. While various other regulations in the past have included cybersecurity components, the Cybersecurity Maturity […]
Tax Security and Data Privacy Tips for Businesses

Tax Security and Data Privacy Tips for Businesses

The IRS has created a “Taxes-Security-Together” checklist to help accountants and tax preparers stay compliant. Should your business follow suit? It’s tax season, which means businesses around the country are pulling together their financial documents and submitting statements to their accountants. These documents are rich in sensitive information that can be exploited by identity thieves […]
6 Benefits of Proactive IT Lifecycle Management

6 Benefits of Proactive IT Lifecycle Management

Effective IT lifecycle management can help your business plan for the future. No purchase lasts forever—especially when it comes to IT. As technology continues to evolve, both the underlying hardware systems and the user-facing software applications need to be regularly upgraded if they are to keep up. However, the timing of these upgrades is hard […]
Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Reaching End of Life

Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Reaching End of Life

Are you still running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008? As of January 14, 2020, both Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 will reach the end of their support cycle. Microsoft will cease to provide critical updates to two widely utilized computer operating systems: Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 after mid-January, 2020. If you have […]