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Don’t fall for distributed spam distraction

One of the most frustrating things about using email is seeing dozens of spam messages every day. Fortunately, they’re just minor annoyances that are easy to remove from your inbox. However, hackers have developed a way to make spam much more insidious. Here’s what you need to know about modern spam attacks. Understanding DSD Distributed […]

Enhance your new laptop in 5 steps

Laptops may not be the most powerful computers, but the benefits they provide are undisputable. For one thing, they deliver a similar user experience to your huge desktop PC, but much more conveniently and affordably. But before you reap their many benefits, learn five precautionary steps you should take before using them. 1. Update your […]

Surprising Reasons Why Upgrading to Windows 10 Is So Important

After the debacle that was Windows 8, many businesses have been slow to upgrade to Windows 10. That’s why Windows 7 continues to dominate business computing, despite being eight years old. Microsoft is already scaling back support for Windows 7 and will cease all updates in 2020.

While the fears of upgrading to Windows 10 might be understandable, they’re unfounded.

Virtual DR for ransomware protection

The massive success of ransomware like WannaCry and Petya have spurred other cybercriminals to develop their own ransomware and sell it on the black market. This means we can expect more ransomware attacks in the future. To prepare your business, you need virtualized disaster recovery solutions. Here’s why. Virtual DR Virtual DR solutions allow you […]

Microsoft unveils 4 search features for Bing

Thanks to a recent update from Microsoft’s Bing search engine, finding answers to your questions is no longer an issue of phrasing or syntax. Read on for more information about the four latest upgrades. Validating answers using many websites Before the recent update, Bing would answer questions based on what it found on a single […]

How to Protect Your Business from an IT Disaster if You’re an IT Novice

Did you know that more than half of all data breaches are down to human error? At the same time, reducing the chances of human error ranks alarmingly low on the list of business priorities. So, how do you go about transforming that weakest link in your IT security strategy into your first and most effective line of defense in the ongoing battle against hackers?

Protecting your business from disaster, whether in the form of a natural catastrophe or a data breach, broadly comes down to two main factors – implementing the right technology and providing adequate training to your employees.

Groups, Yammer, and Teams defined

While most Office 365 apps serve a unique purpose, tools like Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams can all be used to communicate and collaborate with coworkers. However, there are subtle differences in the way they can be used, and today we’ll break it down for you. Outlook Groups With Outlook Groups, every member gets […]

Enlist IT help when installing CPU updates

When it comes to security updates, time is usually of the essence. The longer you wait to install a fix from a vendor, the higher the risk of being compromised. But in the cases of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, you might be better off waiting until a more reliable patch is released. Let’s review […]

3 simple and easy cyber-security tips!

Data security and privacy should be a top priority in this age of constant and downright dangerous cyber attacks. However, in your quest for ultimate security, don’t forget to implement these non-technical steps to shield your business’s IT resources. Cover up your webcam There must be some credibility to doing this if Facebook founder, Mark […]

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

According to security researchers, a bulk of the world’s computer processors have gaping flaws. The flaws, grouped under the term ‘Spectre,’ affect many critical systems including web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. Here’s a quick rundown of these major vulnerabilities and what you can do to secure them. What is Spectre? To […]