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Getting Smart with Data Disasters

We’ve all been there. You’re in the midst of crafting an important document for that Monday morning meeting and — blip — the power goes out. All that work, lost. Next step, you scramble your thoughts together from the past hour of work you forgot to save. Thanks to auto-save and battery protection, you’ve only lost an extra hour of work and only a few strands of hair you’ve ripped out in frustration. What if your work never came back? Or even worse, what if all your data on your computer was corrupt and possibly useless? That’s what it’s like to experience a server failure due to power irregularity — information corruption to the company database.

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Networking

How the War on HTTP Can Affect Your Business

We live in a world where consumers are wary about internet security, and rightfully so. Consumers trust certain websites and if there’s any suspicion of a scam or virus, they’ll close it and run for the hills. Web browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are stepping up their game when it comes to security. They’re essentially declaring a war on the standard HTTP websites. If your website isn’t secured and stamped as HTTPS, it could cause your business major problems.

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Construction  |  Networking

Is Your Construction Company’s Software Ready for the Cloud?

When selecting accounting or project management software for your construction company, there’s a lot you have to consider. It can be difficult to figure out the right package that suits your needs. How do you choose the right one? If you’re looking for something to simplify and expedite the daily processes in your construction company, we recommend looking at accounting systems that also have project management capabilities. Some popular software options can even offer both. Once you identify the software that’s best for your company, you’ll need to decide whether you’re going to purchase or lease it, and where “it will live.” Let’s look at three typical options and the upsides of each.

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Construction  |  Healthcare  |  Manufacturing and Distribution  |  Networking  |  Nonprofit  |  Service Businesses

What Are Managed Services?

In the IT world, managed services are when you carve out the pieces of your business's infrastructure that you don’t have the expertise to manage on your own and have them supported by an outside vendor. You hear about this anytime you look for IT support. Many IT providers offer their expansive services at a flat monthly fee. But what happens when the fee is not in line with the service promised or received?

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Networking

Why Scareware Isn't So Scary

The scene is you at your computer, ordering another item off a random search on a site you have not been to before. You have up-to-date antivirus software and security patches installed. Then it happens, a pop-up that states “Your computer is infected with the Armageddon virus! Please call (866) 555-1234 and we will remove it and restore your files.” 

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Networking

How Free Pizza Can Hold Your Networking System Hostage – A Case Study

[Please note that no end users were harmed in this experiment.] Pizza. It’s cheesy and delicious, but it can be dangerous to your company data. Huh? Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates: 5 Clicks Away From an Attack That’s right. We were the victims of a free pizza scam — but rest easy. Our own lead network security professional was 100% behind it. If you’ve read You Are The #1 Threat To Your Business’ Network Security, you understand how your employees put you at risk for a massive network attack. That’s why we conducted a top secret phishing test on our entire staff to see just how well our 100+ person team would respond. Let's find out.

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