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A guide to effective email security for small businesses

Because email is a ubiquitous business communication tool, it’s not surprising that it’s the medium by which most security breaches occur. Since the email of even large corporations with substantial cyber-armor can be hacked, it seems that small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will be more powerless against online criminals.

How to make the most out of your Time Machine

If you’re a Mac user, you probably know that macOS has a built-in feature called Time Machine. This backup application is used to keep an up-to-date copy of all the files on your Mac. What’s unique about it is that it captures exactly what was on your Mac any day in the past, making it […]

How to keep your data safe and secure

Data security and privacy should be every small business owner’s top priority in this day when cybercriminals are on the loose. The good news is you don’t have to be a tech genius to make it happen. Here are practical ways to shield your company from cyberattacks.  Cover your webcam If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, […]

What does the lifespan of a business phone system look like?

Although digital communication tools let businesses connect with customers and other stakeholders in an efficient manner, telephones are still used to communicate with important business stakeholders. And for many organizations, determining whether to use internet phones or legacy systems remains a concern. To help you decide, here’s a short guide on business phones and their […]

The risk within: Why you should be offering cybersecurity awareness training for employees

If you ask your staff to define terms such as “phishing,” “spoofed websites,” and “data breach,” how confident are you that they’ll all be able to do so correctly? And if you have an ethical hacker send a pseudo-malicious email across the entire company, how many employees would actually report it to your IT department?

You might be wondering what it means to score yourself low for either one of those questions.

Tweak your mindset to achieve success on the cloud

The cloud is not like some magic beans that’ll sprout sky-high stalks overnight and lead you to a castle full of riches. Don’t be misled by shiny words such as “increased productivity” and “collaboration” — your organization won’t realize these benefits unless everyone actually puts in the work to make the cloud work. If you want to use the cloud successfully, you might have to change your mind about a thing or two before you migrate to the cloud.

Smartphone browsers now support biometrics

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Lite support web-based biometric authentication. The leading mobile browsers now allow users to sign in to online profiles through fingerprint scanners, facial recognition, and the like. What’s more, online biometric authentication through these browsers requires no additional software. Authenticate your profile on your mobile device Chrome OS, Windows, MacOS, Linux, […]

Why dashboards are vital to your business

People are visual creatures, which means we interpret visual data better than written words. That’s why most businesses turn to dashboards as a business intelligence tool to present data in a way that’s easy to understand. Dashboards have become a critical part of the analytics process. Here are some common uses of dashboards across various […]

Is your Windows 10 update slow? Here’s what to do

All Windows 10 updates come with security fixes, exciting new features, and other assorted improvements, so it’s critical that you install them as soon as they become available. Unfortunately, downloading the necessary files can take ages if you don’t know how to optimize everything. Why do updates take so long to install? Windows 10 updates […]

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