Archive for January, 2018

Tip of the Week: The Internet of Things Poses Threats to Your Organization’s Network

Posted January 31, 2018 by
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the central parts of connectivity in a tech-centric world. Despite the incredible convenience that these devices offer to users, they come with considerable security risks that absolutely need to be kept in mind. We’re going to discuss some of the ways you can keep the IoT…

Perpetrators of Three Major Cyber Crimes Have Pled Guilty

Posted January 29, 2018 by
Every so often, it’s nice to hear about when the good guys win and cybercriminals get their comeuppance. Three such cybercriminals have entered guilty pleas to charges related to major cybersecurity events. Mirai Mirai was a malware strain that creates a botnet out of enslaved Internet of Things (IoT) devices. By leveraging the resources of…

Upgrading Your Technology? Be Careful of What You Do with the Old

Posted January 26, 2018 by
Take a moment to look around and take in the amount of technology surrounding you. How often do you think this technology is replaced, and what do you think happens to the old tech? There needs to be more thought and effort put into its disposal than just throwing out a hard drive that no…

Tip of the Week: Filters and Labels Help Organize Your Gmail Inbox

Posted January 24, 2018 by
Gmail is an excellent tool for business use, even more than many business owners may realize. Did you know that it even has the capability to keep itself organized? For today’s tip, we’ll go over how to use filters and labels to keep your Gmail inbox organized and easy to use. An Intro to Labels…

Four Major Benefits of Business Intelligence

Posted January 22, 2018 by
Utilizing the data that you have acquired is a process that is referred to as business intelligence. Regardless of your business’ size, business intelligence solutions can deliver definite benefits. We’ll review a few of these benefits here. Business Intelligence answers business questions With the right tools, you can extract and analyze raw data in real-time…

Unpaid Invoices Were an $825 Billion Problem Last Year

Posted January 19, 2018 by
Businesses exist to make money. Regardless of what that money is intended for, be it to sustain someone’s lifestyle or to bankroll a cause, a business will cease to be without an incoming cash flow. Unfortunately, unpaid invoices can make that cash flow stutter and slow to a trickle, and many businesses experience this problem…

Tip of the Week: A Secure 2018 Relies on Powerful Passwords

Posted January 17, 2018 by
Password security is one of the most important parts of using an online account. It seems that the average user runs into the paradox of password security by using either complex, hard-to-remember passwords, or simple and less-secure passwords that put their accounts at risk. Even if the user is aware of the benefits that come…

ALERT: Meltdown/Spectre Hardware Vulnerability Requires Action

Posted January 15, 2018 by
Just a few months after finding themselves in a firmware fiasco, Intel is making news for all the wrong reasons. This issue had the potential to affect the CPU of a device, causing a severe dip in the performance of the device. In a blog post by a user going by the name Python Sweetness,…

Personalities are Key to Successful Networking

Posted January 12, 2018 by
Almost everyone has, at one time, worked with someone with whom their personality clashed, whether they did not get along or just didn’t work effectively together. While this is a perfectly natural phenomenon of both nature and nurturing, it is best to put personal differences aside when forming a professional relationship with a coworker. This…

Tip of the Week: 5 Handy Android Shortcuts

Posted January 10, 2018 by
With business becoming more and more mobile, there is a greater need for the devices we use to offer features that allow the user to boost efficiency and avoid downtime. It just so happens that Android devices come with a few little-known ways to accomplish these goals. For this week’s tip, we’ll go over a…

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