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No Fear Everyday Network Security Protects VoIP Networks, Too

  No Fear Everyday Network Security Protects VoIP Networks, Too If your company is implementing voice over IP (VoIP) technology, it’s making huge strides toward lower telecommunications costs. However, you may be concerned about security risks that crop up when your voice and data networks converge. If hackers break into your VoIP network, they now can access more than just your sensitive company information and network data. They are also privy to all your employees’ conversations. But have no fear. Protecting your company from VoIP security threats is really no different than protecting it from everyday network concerns. With the

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New Backup & Recovery Options for SMBs

New Backup & Recovery Options for SMBs Small to mid-sized businesses can always benefit from any IT enhancement that will save both time and money. Unfortunately, many SMBs are not able to get the benefits from IT that they need, chiefly due to lack of resources and expertise. For that reason, many SMBs are exploring the Software-as-a-Service options that are now available – these options cost less and are run by experts. Capabilities that are delivered via the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model (sometimes called “online services”) are provided to end users over the Web, rather than software that is installed and

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You Say “Mice,” I Say “Mouses”

You Say “Mice,” I Say “Mouses” If you have three computers, do you have three “mice” or three “mouses”? The answer will likely depend on your personal preference. When the term “mouse” was coined for the “small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display” (Merriam-Webster), the plural of the word was often “mouses.” No one seems to know exactly why. Perhaps the word “mice” was simply too rodent-like and carried too negative a connotation. An Internet search will reveal that arguments exist for both terms, and, with popular usage being

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8 Tips for Launching a Company Intranet

8 Tips for Launching a Company Intranet By Jeff Wuorio Reprinted with permission from the Microsoft Small Business Center Many small-business owners get it when it comes to the influence and reach of the Internet. But what they may not fully appreciate is how that medium can be used exclusively within their own business. Planning and programming an intranet — an internal Web site restricted to those within your company — can prove a boon to communication, project management and a host of other responsibilities. But using it effectively means more than building it, plugging it in, and letting it

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How To Keep Spam at Bay

How To Keep Spam at Bay Gone are the days when your inbox contained only emails that were of relevance to you and your business. According to a study by the Federal Trade Commission, 77% of email recipients spend approximately 10 minutes per day dealing with spam. What does that mean in terms of lost productivity? For argument’s sake, if one of your employees earns $25 per hour, then 10 minutes is worth $4.16, totaling upwards of $83 per month—just for one employee. Multiply that figure for all your employees for the entire year and it’s clear that spam has

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Is VoIP Right for Your Business?

Is VoIP Right for Your Business? More and more businesses tired of racking up high telecommunications bills are turning to the Internet for their phone service. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services enable businesses to conduct calls across the same network to access the Internet and get email – and at a fraction of the cost of traditional voice networks. However, VoIP developers have been focused on quality and reliability versus security. Therefore, if you choose to adopt VoIP, it is up to you to take the proper steps to secure it. Background and benefits The technology behind VoIP has

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Protect Your Business from Instant Messaging Threats

Protect Your Business from Instant Messaging Threats Learn about Instant Messaging (IM) threats and what you can do to protect your working environment. Instant messaging (IM) programs facilitate real-time, text-based communication between two or more users who are using the same messaging program. Though IM first gained popularity as a social interaction tool, it has made its way into the business environment, as well. According to a recent IMlogic Threat Center report, there are now 393 million global users of instant messaging. Because IM was initially developed for social chats, security was not a priority. Now that IM use is

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Installing Server Software

Installing Server Software Watch Where You Step What”s not to love? All you need do is buy your company one of those nice boxes of software that promises to help you make more money and, then, plop it on the server . It”s just like installing software on your home machine, right? Actually, no. If you indiscriminately plop, you could really screw up your server. A server isn”t as forgiving as a desktop computer. You need to do a little leg work or hand it over to someone who knows how to plop properly. Follow YOUR COMPANY”S suggestions below and

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How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Mind

How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Mind reprinted with permission from the HP Small Business Center Finding a good work-life balance is difficult in many professions, but the business field is one that is particularly associated with long hours, unusual schedules, and a general inability to leave work at the office. The volatile and demanding nature of the job leaves many professionals wanting to reduce their work commitments to make more time for their personal lives. If you’re one of those overworked souls, here are a few ways to avoid burnout and restore sanity to your work schedule.

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How to Control Spam

How To Control Spam Introduction As the volume of spam escalates and spammers continue to become more technologically savvy, keeping spam out of inboxes is a growing challenge. Small and mid-sized businesses are relying on email more than ever, but many are unequipped to deal with spam. IT administrators at many SMBs are dealing with these seemingly competing tasks: Safeguard business from email threats Preserve free flow of vital email from legitimate sources Do this with as little administration as possible Options for SMBs The changing threat landscape, coupled with the lack of IT staff and funds can make stopping

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eMazzanti Technologies | Technology Newsletter | Hoboken, NJ – New York, NY | May 2012

 ■ eMazzanti Wins Slot in SMB Nation Top 150 ■ Stimulate Your Business ■ What is HaaS? ■ Where in the World is eMazzanti? ■ Arnold Bogaards from Microsoft and eMazzanti Technologies ■ eMazzanti Rocks! ■ Opportunities ■ 3 Ways to Thrive in an Uncertain Economic Upturn ■ Are You Prepared? ■ Make the Best Even Better Three Ways to Thrive in an Uncertain Economic Upturn reprinted with permission from the HP Enterprise Center Signs of a possible upturn are reenergizing businesses. However, this recession isn’t ending in a sharp economic upturn. “We know that the fall has stopped, but