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Please be aware of Covid-19 Phishing attempts

We have seen a marked increase in the number of phishing attempts as people are dealing with the impact that COVID-19 is having on our lives. Unfortunately these cyber-criminals are very active, trying to take advantage of the situation.

Specifically we have seen email phishing attempts around the following topics:

Why your SMB needs a business continuity plan (BCP)

Multiple things can disrupt the operations of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), such as natural disasters or cyberattacks. This can lead to lost revenue, or in some extreme cases, business closure. But having a concrete business continuity plan (BCP) in place will help your business recover quickly after a disaster. What is a BCP? A […]

New Windows 10 update: Things you need to know

The Windows 10 update will roll out on May 26–28, 2020 and will bring about a fresher look for the world’s most popular operating system. Aside from updates to Windows 10’s interface, here are some functionality improvements you can expect. The update — named Windows 10 20H1/Windows 10 version 2004 — will feature some performance-enhancing […]

Multifactor authentication (MFA) myths you need to dispel in your organization

If thieves steal your car keys, they practically steal your ride. In a similar way, if a hacker gets hold of your login credentials, they can access your account at any time, undetected. There are two ways to stop this from happening. First, you can change your password before it is accessed by the hacker — but this requires your awareness of your compromised credentials in the first place.

How to protect your business printers from hackers

Organizations spend resources on keeping their technology and devices secure, but they often overlook one crucial piece of hardware: printers. Printers, just like computers and Wi-Fi networks, can be an entry point for hackers and a gateway to your business’s sensitive information. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your printers secure. What makes […]

How to troubleshoot common printer problems

Printers are one of the most frustrating computer hardware to fix. They will often display an error message that tells you little about how to solve the issue. But by being aware of some of the most common printer problems and how to troubleshoot them, you can fix the issues and stay productive. Paper jams […]

Why you should consider softphones over desk phones

Desk phones that sit in the office are quickly becoming obsolete as many employees work off-site. Instead of traditional telephony systems, forward-thinking businesses are using softphones for most, if not all, of their communications. If your company hasn’t already done so, here are five compelling reasons why you need to start using softphones. Anytime, anywhere […]

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365: New features, same price

Microsoft recently launched its new slate of consumer service plans: Microsoft 365 (M365) Personal and Family. This will replace Office 365 (O365) Home and Personal, signaling the shift of the company’s consumer bundles from just a set of tools to powerful solutions that help you manage both work and life. But Microsoft isn’t simply rebranding […]

COVID-19 and the cloud: Staying connected while apart

The term “viral” has taken its original meaning, thanks to the novel coronavirus infecting millions and killing thousands of people all over the world. As it rages on, we can see how cloud computing is helping us push through these trying times. Cloud computing helps buoy economies For many people, being forced to stay at […]

5 Tips to keep your business afloat during the COVID-19 crisis

Businesses across the globe have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have been forced to close their doors, some only temporarily, but countless others for good. With experts saying there’s no guarantee of a rapid economic recovery, it’s important that you reassess and redefine your business strategy and buckle down for more storms […]

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