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Setting Up Your Work from Home Tech

Setting Up Your Work from Home Tech

​You’ve been told to stay put and work from home. You’re looking around your home or apartment and thinking, “uhm, work where?” You’ve never set up a home office. Here’s help getting you organized to go online and get things done working remotely. The first things...

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Take IT off Your Plate with an MSP Partnership

Take IT off Your Plate with an MSP Partnership

Let’s be realistic. You don’t care about information technology (IT). Or, you do, but only so far as it supports you getting the things you care about done. You’d rather not think about IT at all. Many businesses are that way. That’s fine by us. We care enough about...

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Is Your Business’s IT Ready for the Coronavirus?

Is Your Business’s IT Ready for the Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus is spreading as fast as feared. Business must be ready for the worst. One priority? Protecting the health of employees. Preparing the way for remote working is one top recommendation. News of the virus, which the WHO is now calling COVID-19, has...

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Need a Second Opinion? IT Support for Your Home

Need a Second Opinion? IT Support for Your Home

The majority of homes today have at least one computer, and that’s unlikely to be the full extent of the technology. Everyone has a smartphone, and there may be streaming devices, modems, routers, or printers, and – we’re guessing here – lots and lots of power cords!...

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“Have you tried turning it off and on?”

“Have you tried turning it off and on?”

There’s one solution to tech problems that everyone knows: turning the device off and then back on again. This go-to move is a bit of a joke in the IT industry. Who needs help-desk support if you can find a power switch? Surprisingly, this approach actually does solve...

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What’s Causing Your Bandwidth Woes?

What’s Causing Your Bandwidth Woes?

Every time employees send or receive data online they need bandwidth. Like time and money, bandwidth is a scarce resource in many offices. After all, computers and digital devices rely on bandwidth to complete tasks online. Bandwidth is the amount of information that...

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The Advantages of Ad Blocking

The Advantages of Ad Blocking

Unless you’re in the advertising business, you probably try to avoid ads. You pay extra to stream ad-free content online. You leave the room if you are actually watching live TV shows with ads. You filter spam out of your inbox. You immediately click out of ads on the...

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The Trouble With Trusting Your Online Friends

The Trouble With Trusting Your Online Friends

Trust is the foundation of a good relationship – you trust friends to be loyal, sincere, and honest. But when you blindly trust online friends, you could be opening yourself up to cyberattack. When you hear about a big data breach on the news, you may think you don’t...

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What is a Firewall, and Why Does It Matter?

What is a Firewall, and Why Does It Matter?

Hearing “firewall” in the context of computing can be confusing. How does a tall, blazing fire separating rescue teams from people trapped apply to computers? Well, imagine the rescue team using heavy blasts of water to save the day. A hacker is as motivated to get at...

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Why Your Business Needs Managed Services Security

Why Your Business Needs Managed Services Security

Locking your front door after a burglar has already ransacked your house doesn’t do much, and the same is true of cybersecurity. With the help of a managed service provider, you can stay ahead of security threats with well-tested, leading-edge technologies....

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