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6 Common IT Problems All Small Businesses Face (And How To Fix Them)

IT struggles are a very real (and very frustrating) problem for many businesses. But, good news: many of these problems can be resolved relatively easily if you know what to look for. Check out 6 of the most common computer and IT issues every small business faces and what you can do to fix them […]

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8 Cyber Security Tips Your Employees Need to Practice in the Workplace

Apr 23, 2019
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Incidents of cyber crime are escalating at an alarming rate. It is estimated that the global cost of cyber crime will top $2 trillion in 2019. And it’s not just large companies and government institutions cyber criminals are after. In fact, it is small business that have become the favourite target of cyber criminals. According […]

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How To Hire The Right IT Professional For Your Business

Aug 15, 2018
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As your company grows, there is no doubt you will need a dedicated IT professional to oversee and manage your technology – the lifeblood of any modern enterprise. In today’s ever-changing landscape, your data remains your most valued commodity, so hiring the right IT personnel to safeguard this data, avoid crippling downtime, and keep your […]

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We have had repeated reports on Netflix iOS apps not working on iOS devices in business networks since the last app update. This turned out to also be a problem in my own home network, where I found a relatively simple workaround: We use dnsmasq as our recursive DNS server in our home network. I […]

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How The Onion's Google Apps Was Hacked and How to Prevent it From Happening to You

A couple of weeks ago, a satirical online publication, The Onion, had their Google Apps and Twitter account hacked. They could have simply acknowledged the attack and insisted measures were being taken to prevent it from happening again, but they took the time to describe exactly HOW they were hacked and how others can prevent […]

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Etiquette You Need to Consider When Having Online Meetings

These days, we often attend online meetings, whether it be on Skype, Mumble, GoToMeeting, or otherwise. While we enjoy the convenience, we are painfully aware of certain online meeting etiquette that others don’t seem to be aware of, and it affects the quality of the meeting for everyone else.

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Free Social Media Policy Tool for your business

Does your business have a Social Media Policy? If not, you may want to take a quick look at PolicyTool.net, created by rtraction and David Canton, a technology lawyer and e-legal blogger. In addition to the free Social Media tool, a very affordable Privacy Policy tool is also available. All you need to do is […]

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How to Make Your Passwords More Secure

Apr 2, 2013
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The pursuit of better passwords is a constant uphill battle that we continually educate clients about. One of the biggest obstacles is that we’re all human, and we’re habitual by nature, so if we don’t train ourselves to use more secure passwords, we often find ourselves using insecure passwords instead because they are easy to […]

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How to Secure Your iPhone or Android Device

We often hear of the benefits of using smartphones, such as the apps, features, and capabilities that keep us connected, but we often encounter people who haven’t taken the proper steps to secure their smartphones. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your device isn’t tampered with.

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Computer Not Turning On After a Power Surge or Brownout? Try this!

Apr 1, 2013
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From time to time I get calls stating that when someone tries to turn on their computer, the ‘green’ light comes on, they can hear the fan, but nothing happens. Here’s a possible solution before calling a Nerd.

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