Technology Tips to Bridge the Distance for Remote Workers

Employees in today’s workforce are increasingly likely to work from home, from hotel rooms or even from a table in the corner coffee shop. In fact, 43 percent of the workforce works remotely at least some of the time. Hiring remote workers offers benefits, from cost savings to increased creativity and employee retention. But the distances also bring challenges. Collaboration and communication across time zones can prove tricky. Likewise, building company culture with an increasingly remote workforce requires new approaches. Fortunately, technology offers solutions. Cloud-Powered Teams Cloud-based document management systems empower team members to easily and securely access shared documents from…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Wallet from Cryptojacking

In his 1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue, Francis Grose defines pickpocketing as, “The newest and most dexterous way [to steal], which is, to thrust the fingers straight, stiff, open, and very quick, into the pocket, and so closing them, hook what can be held between them.” Since many of Grose’s readers were new to city life, the idea that thieves could be so crafty was surprising. Today, we’re well aware of that fact, prompting thieves to find new ways to catch us off guard—and take off with our hard-earned cash. To help you protect yourself, here’s the scoop on…

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Passwords Are Still the First Step in Data Security: Here’s How to Secure Yours

Whether they come to your organization as consumers or clients, students or patients, people expect you to keep their personally identifiable (and often highly sensitive) information safe. To meet this expectation, you might turn to cutting-edge encryption tools and pseudonymization methods. But countless organizations overlook the most obvious place to start when it comes to protecting data: passwords. To help you take this pivotal first step toward optimal data security and to protect your organization from mistakes and breaches from within, here a few robust password guidelines you can follow. Create and implement a password policy Simply, a password policy…

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Is it Spring Yet? How to Survive a Late Season Winter Storm

Just when you think it’s safe to go outside and grab some rays, along comes another winter storm. This year’s fourth Nor’easter on the first day of spring makes winter-weary individuals and business leaders want to just ignore it. Regardless of our hopes for spring, precautions are still in order whenever weather experts forecast winter storms. We recommend everyone heed the warnings from the National Weather Service and please stay safe through any storm. And to protect your business, we advise that you take steps to verify the integrity of your business continuity hardware such as surge protectors and UPS…

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Meltdown and Spectre: 2018’s Newest Security Threat

By: Almi Dumi Chief Information Security Officer at eMazzanti Technologies Meltdown and Spectre are the latest cyber security threats that is making the news! Not sure how these threats may affect you? Wondering what you need to do to protect yourself and your business? eMazzanti Technologies has been working tirelessly with our partners and hardware vendors to ensure that our client base has taken the appropriate steps to protect their data. Below we have given you a helpful summary of what these threats are and what steps have been taken thus far to mediate the vulnerabilities: The Difference between Meltdown…

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5 Tips to Protect Computers from Summer Heat and Storms

Ah, the dog days of summer! Sweat drips down your back as you commute to work. And afternoon storms promise both spectacular lightning and annoying power outages. That same heat that drags you down can interrupt your business if you don’t take steps to protect computers from summer heat and storms. Slower processing and unexplained crashes may signal that your systems are suffering in the heat. Power surges and outages caused by summer storms can also wreak havoc on your electronics. Fortunately, with a few simple steps you can protect vital computer systems. Location, location, location Any real estate agent…

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How to Select an SMB Consultant – 25 Questions to Ask

How to Select an SMB IT Consultant 25 Questions to ask about: The Relationship Reputation Experience Value Service Competence Retail Technology The Relationship Are you happy with your current IT services company or resource? Ask yourself this simple question at the beginning of a search for an outsourced IT resource or if you’re working with an internal IT department or team where a “build or buy” decision is under consideration. Don’t fix what’s not broken, but if you’re the slightest bit unhappy or concerned about how IT support works inside your company, here are a few more questions that will…

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How Microsoft Surface Can Transform Your Small Business

With the number of technological tools available to entrepreneurs and business managers today, running a small business has never been easier. The Microsoft Surface range is an invaluable tool for small business owners: using the latest technology to boost your organization’s productivity and make your day-to-day operations smoother than ever. The Surface range features several different options, each catering to a different type of organization and different aspects of business management. But don’t worry—every device connects seamlessly to external components like printers, speakers, and monitors. The variety of different options is exciting, but can be difficult to navigate. Depending on…

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Prepare Now for Windows 7 End of Support

Two years after Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7, NetMarketShare reports that almost 50% of desktop computers worldwide still use the popular operating system. With Windows 7 end of support quickly approaching, businesses need to forestall costly security and compliance issues and plan for the future by upgrading to Windows 10. Microsoft will continue to offer extended support for Windows 7 only until January 14, 2020. This means that Microsoft will provide patches for security threats. However, the company will offer no service packs, no new features, and no fixes for bugs that do not present a security risk….

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Synchronizing Bookmarks (Firefox)

The above program “BookmarkSync” works well with Internet Explorer but has some issues with Firefox. A good program to use for the Firefox browser is called Xmarks (www.xmarks.com). Xmarks supports Firefox 3, Internet Explorer 7 or 8, or Safari on the MAC OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Download xmarks client and then sign up to create a profile (FREE). Run through the setup wizard to establish a baseline of your bookmarks and it will sync up to their servers. Then install the client software onto the other computer (home) and follow the wizard steps and…

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