Top 5 IT Security Best Practices

The medical, legal, and accounting industries are well known for taking the privacy of their clients seriously. However, this issue is important for nearly every type of business. In light of several recent cyber attacks, IT security has been highlighted as a vital component of any successful organization. With that in mind, here are several…

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3 Security Issues to Consider When Using Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is almost everywhere nowadays. Coffee shops, libraries and even airports have installed hotspots to feed the growing demand for ubiquitous Wi-Fi. While convenient to use, there are hidden security risks you should know about. 1. Packet Sniffing Remember, the Wi-Fi you’re connecting to is shared with others which substantially increases your risk of…

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4 New Features in Apple OS X Yosemite

Apple OS X Yosemite is coming soon, and it’s a free upgrade for Mac users. It runs on any Mac manufactured since 2007. Here are four new features to look forward to this fall. 1. New Layout and Design Just like fashion, operating system design elements go in and out of style. The latest designs…

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10 Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts That Can Save You Time

Keyboard shortcuts may seem unnecessary, but they can actually save you tons of time. Here are some useful shortcuts to help you out with your day-to-day tasks. Command+Option+Control+Media Eject (⏏) Power down your Mac with the “Command+Option+Control+Media Eject” shortcut. Have unsaved documents? Don’t worry, OS X will prompt you on whether or not you want…

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5 New Features in Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 Update 1 is now available for free to everyone running the Windows 8 operating system. At its launch, Windows 8 proved to be a controversial operating system, largely because of its bias towards tablets and touchscreen interfaces. The previous upgrade to Windows 8.1 made strides in the right direction to address consumer concerns,…

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5 Signs Your Hard Drive is About to Fail

Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive there is always a chance the device will fail. Regardless of the type of drive, your computer usually will show subtle signs of a pending disk failure. Paying attention to these signs can save you from unexpectedly losing the data stored on your drive. 1. Intermittent…

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5 Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is coming soon. Is your office prepared? Follow these steps to weather the storm. 1. Keep an Off-Site List of Contacts You probably have thousands of customers and vendors. Keeping an offsite contact list will allow you to stay in touch with them and keep your business running during downtime. This list should…

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5 Reasons Your IT Manager Shouldn’t Worry About an Outside MSP

Before companies bring in an MSP to deal with various IT needs, they often consider many factors. These include cost, benefit to productivity, and impact on organizational efficiency. What’s rarely looked at is how the current IT manager feels about the situation. An IT manager may experience a combination of fear, dread, and panic. They…

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