This year started off with a bang in regards to cyber attacks. No one was immune and the probability is that these types of attacks on businesses are going to become more frequent in coming years. This is just one of the cons of advancing technology however there’s no need to panic. Although cyber attacks will most likely become more sophisticated and frequent, the steps you can take to mitigate these attacks are fairly simple and effective. You just have to make sure to implement them now.
In the business world, keeping data safe and available at all times is of the utmost importance. However, there can be controversy over whether it’s better to manage your data on-site or offsite. Although there are pros and cons to both options and it can depend on the industry your business is in, there are distinct benefits to onsite data management.
Anytime there’s a major overhaul of an operating system fear and panic ensue and Microsoft’s OS upgrade to Windows 10 was no different. Many feared another inception of Microsoft’s much hated Windows 8. However, now just over 2 years later many are realizing that Windows 10 is actually quite good on many levels. If you’re one of those that are still holding out on upgrading to the latest version of Windows because you’re still not sure if it’s right for you, here are some of the features that are part of Windows 10 that just might help you make the jump. (more…)
Two-Step Verification (also known as Two-Factor Authentication) is a way to increase security on everything from your cellphone to your bank account to your website and more. It is most likely something you have probably started to encounter on a fairly regular basis. However, you, like many people, may be hesitant to use it because you are not really sure how it works and why you need it. So let us lift the veil of mystery for you and explain more about this security feature that you should be using everywhere.
Technology plays a large part in almost every aspect of business and pleasure in the world today. Those that do not have access to the latest and greatest are seen to be in a state similar to starvation by those that do. While it seems ridiculous when described in that manner, if you take a step back and look at all of the recent human achievements made possible by technological advancements, it may not seem so far fetched. Advancements in tech have allowed for the eradication of diseases and the ability for companies to manufacture clothing in bulk for a fraction of what it used to cost. It has allowed for the automation of tedious tasks and made managing daily activities as simple as a few clicks on your computer or even a swipe on a smartphone.
Computers and software are a major investment, so it is easy for businesses to fall into the trap of trying to squeeze as much life out of their systems as possible before spending money on upgrades. Below are some signs that you’ve stopped saving money and are instead costing your business money – in time, lost data, efficiency, and security.
It’s undeniable that the progression of computers has created unlimited possibilities for all types of businesses. The computer network allows for easy communication, a shared work environment between employees, and protected data storage. With these unlimited possibilities also come unlimited risk. (more…)
Data loss occurs can occur in a variety of ways — from the mundane striking of the wrong key at the wrong moment to a cataclysmic weather event – but the results are almost always catastrophic from the loss of irreplaceable family photographs to destruction of valuable company financial reports.
However it occurs and whatever is lost, the good news is that most data is recoverable. (more…)
Last week’s news of Anthem’s data breach, which compromised the social security numbers of over 80 million people, has many business owners wondering if and how they can protect their own company data from hackers. Since the breach occurred after hackers accessed the credentials of at least five employees, it’s clear that there are some lessons to be learned from the attack. (more…)
Confusion about computer viruses is almost as prevalent as the viruses themselves. With this in mind, here are some common myths about computer viruses that need to be debunked once and for all. (more…)