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May 26, 2022 Password Report

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In this episode of Teco Tuesday, we discuss what the ideal economic model for small business should really look like.

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Dec 10, 2019 Are You Phishing Bait?

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Apr 19, 2019 Our Company Secret

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Mar 22, 2019 IT Mistakes To Avoid

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Mar 5, 2019 A Trusted Source

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Feb 25, 2019 Think Before You Click

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Lauren Groff doesn’t mind talking about his competitive advantage, or giving away his industries secrets. Well, why not?

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The Japanese government is attempting to hack into their own citizens' devices. Now what?

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Jan 30, 2019 Value Creation

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Take precaution when it comes to new connective devices. Remember, the more connected devices you have, the more treats you are leaving out for hackers to snack on.

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Jan 2, 2019 Captain Obvious

In this episode of Tech Tuesday, Lauren Groff discusses the importances of getting what you deserve out of your IT support.

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Dec 4, 2018 Employee Education

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The well-known Mariott admits to purchasing an already hacked hotel and here's what happened!

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Nov 24, 2018 Implementing IT

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Did you know that unsubscribing from an email doesn't prevent you from receiving other spam emails, it actually opens up the door further. Here is why!

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In this episode of Tech Tuesday, Lauren Groff is joined by Bob Penland of TruMethods to discuss the importances of strategic direction in IT.

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Oct 26, 2018 Taxes and Trade

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Oct 23, 2018 IT Meetings

In this episode of Tech Tuesday, Lauren Groff discusses the importances of going into great detail when it comes to topics based around IT.

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Oct 20, 2018 Thank You, Clients

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Oct 17, 2018 Spending Limits

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In this episode of Tech Tuesday, Lauren Groff discusses the most important metric for you to know about your businesses IT.

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You might as well replace that “s” in cybersecurity with a $ based on what we’ve seen out there. Here's why!

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Check out these 5 tips to protect your business without breaking the bank. You won't want to skip over this!

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Groff NetWorks has seen a spike in old yet effective phishing methods, but with a new technical twist. Here's what you need to know!

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Jul 24, 2018 No Net Neutrality

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May 4, 2018 Encrypted Email Signs

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Apr 9, 2018 Core Data Security

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Jan 15, 2018 The Future of Security

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Sep 19, 2017 New NYSDFS Policies

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Jul 6, 2017 “The Cloud” Talk

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May 5, 2017 12 Years Ago: Today

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Apr 25, 2017 IT for Small Business

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Mar 26, 2017 Forget IT Support

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Apr 20, 2015 When IT Makes You Mad

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Mar 16, 2015 Sneak Peek

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If you’re one of those people who believe that Macs are impervious to virus attacks, it may be time to rethink that belief: A new threat to Mac...

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Apr 28, 2011 Japan’s Lesson

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If you are running a company or a business of your own, you might be asking yourself, “Do I need Managed Services? Is it really worth it considering...

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In Office 2010, the locations of some features are different, and if you’ve recently upgraded you might be wondering where you can add signatures to your emails. Here...

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Most backup solutions available these days certainly do a good job of backing up your data. However, all backup solutions are not the same, and careful assessment is...

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Start Menu Search is one of the best features in modern Windows versions, but in Windows 7, it can only be used to search for programs and files...

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Beware! Someone maybe stealing money from you where you least expect it – your bank! According to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, online criminals have been getting...

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Among a host of power management options available in Windows 7, sleep mode is a convenient way to save power and reduce wear and tear on your computer’s...

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In the wrong hands, a stolen laptop can compromise your personal security and the security of your business, not to mention the actual loss of the data. This...

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Nov 15, 2010 Printers 101

These days, printers have become more than just, well, printers. There are many features and factors to consider in your purchase to make sure the printer you buy...

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The Windows Disk Cleanup Wizard will delete your temporary files, but only if they are over a week old. Here is a tip that shows you how to...

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One of the more subtle ways hackers use to get malware into your system is through programs that are not up-to-date. This is why it is essential that...

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Some companies have suffered significant data loss because they discovered the errors too late. Put a Business Continuity Plan in place before you experience a major data loss...

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Finding delicate control with your optical mouse difficult? Does the arrow pointer keep jumping all over the place? Well, here’s a tip that will help. Read more.

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It’s common knowledge these days that social networking websites such as the hugely popular Twitter can be used not only as an online socializing medium, but also as...

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You may know how to add multiple files to one zip file, but do you know how create individual zip archives for each file automatically? Read more.

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Your passwords hold the keys to most – if not all – of your online presence, so keeping them secure is paramount. In the same way that keys...

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Documentation and assessment of your IT needs might expose the fact that your IT environment is not as efficient as you thought it would be. This may explain...

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When your computer keyboard starts looking dirty, yellowish, or some keys are not working properly, it may be time to learn how to clean it properly. Read more....

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Losing a smartphone these days means a lot more than just losing the hardware - it can spell a potentially dangerous threat to your business if the wrong...

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The performance of a Wi-Fi home network greatly depends on signal strength of the wireless router or wireless access point. To position your wireless equipment for optimal network...

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Clear Cloud is a safe, effective, and simple way to check your browsing habits and keep your computer clean. It’s a simple, straightforward approach to getting better security...

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Microsoft sales for Windows XP ceased on October 22, 2010, and support for the old OS will continue only until 2014. If you’ve been using Microsoft XP for...

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Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader are probably the most used document editing / viewing applications out there, and documents and PDF files can be used to introduce viruses...

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More entrepreneurs these days are using Managed Services for their businesses. Why? Because it’s a good investment that’s sure to help increase a company’s revenue. These days businesses...

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Using your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone as a modem for Internet access on your laptop is great in a pinch when there’s no Wi-Fi service available or your regular...

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Just when we thought we’ve seen it all in the social networking scene, along comes Foursquare, a new social networking app that brings things closer to home -...

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SD cards can be tricky little gadgets. They sit in our cameras and cell phones, just waiting for us to take the picture of a lifetime. . .at...

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Refilled ink cartridges may seem to be a cheaper alternative, but careful analysis will show that it actually costs more. Throughout recent months, we’ve seen more and more...

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Your small business can benefit from tools that track location and position GPS has lately become a near ubiquitous feature in many mobile devices such as car accessories...

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If you have ever asked how to change the default background color of the Calendar in Outlook 2007, read on. Read more .

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One technique scammers use to bully users into downloading malware is to launch repeated popup attacks prompting users to download their “antivirus” solution. It’s important to stay safe...

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If your PDF prints larger or smaller than you want, use Page Scaling to print at the size you’d prefer. Use Tiling to print banners and other large...

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Erratic by nature, disasters (natural or man-made) can happen anywhere at any time, and often with little or no warning at all. Planning ahead is imperative to ensure...

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As the social networking phenomenon continues to grow, not only for personal use but for business purposes as well, business email staple MS Outlook now allows for integration...

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You can shut down, restart or log off from Windows 7 or Vista in a few quick steps - without going through the Start Menu or using any...

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The United States Homeland Security Department’s National Cyber Security Awareness Campaign Challenge was a huge success, with more than 80 security proposals submitted with the goal of increasing...

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CRM service providers are beginning to realize the value of social networking and are beginning to integrate similar features into their services. With the popularity of social networking...

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When you find yourself performing a task or series of tasks repeatedly Excel spreadsheets, save time by creating a macro to do the work for you. Read more...

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VoIP is now within reach for everyone - including small businesses. The same network that handles the flow of data such as web access and email can also...

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JavaScript is a very popular programming language used in many websites, making your web experience more dynamic and interactive. However, hackers can exploit JavaScript and use it to...

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Several printing options in PowerPoint 2007 let you print slides, speaker notes, presentation outline, and audience handouts. Here are tips on how to use them. Read more.

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Utilizing IT Managed Services allows entrepreneurs to concentrate on their company’s core competencies, resulting in an increase in productivity which translates to increased revenue. The term Managed Services...

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If you work while traveling, you can always use a longer battery life. It makes little sense to lug your laptop around if it’s constantly out of power....

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Internal social networks help when you need to cascade and disseminate information within the company, but you also need the right policies and management to use these networks...

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A new threat to computer security has been discovered in which tab browsing vulnerabilities are exploited to fool users into divulging passwords and other sensitive information. Dubbed as...

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Since paper is relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the price of ink, you may think more about conserving ink. But conserving paper too is great for the...

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Security firm Symantec has uncovered a scheme to extort website owners for money or face the possibility of a DDoS attack. Security firm Symantec recently uncovered a scheme...

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Skype, Tokbox, and Oovoo are three online video conferencing services that have recently targeted business enterprises with business-friendly features. Many businesses these days are realizing the value of...

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The mouse is a primary way of interacting with the computer, so smooth and responsive functioning is a must. Here are some tips for trouble-free mousing. Read more...

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Campaign to trick users into installing fake antivirus software gaining ground. Beware: a massive email campaign is underway to trick users into opening an HTML file attachment that...

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Data is important to any business, and losing it can spell disaster, which is why it is important to always have backups of your files and information. Let’s...

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When saving a file in Windows 7 you can select a library to save it in – but because libraries aren’t real locations, the file is stored to...

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Growth of mobile fueling increased interest in mobile sites. A new survey conducted by Adobe, a leader in software for the design and publishing industry, reveals great interest...

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Two new viruses have been discovered to infiltrate systems through removable drives. USB flash drives have become indispensable to almost everyone who uses a computer. It’s a quick...

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A UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, is one of the essential components your IT system should have so you can continue working even during power interruptions. Keeping productivity...

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Jump Lists are lists of recently opened items, such as files, folders, or websites, organized by the program that you used to open them. You can also pin...

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Threats to the security of your organization cannot only come from malware, hacks, and network attacks, but also in more subtle ways. One such method is called “social...

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Need to quickly find out what day it would be 45 days from now without counting squares on a calendar? Want to know how many days until a...

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Hidden IT costs can be stifling your company and you just don’t know it. It’s important to assess what those costs are and find a way to help...

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Before you entrust your sensitive data to a “cloud” service provider, make sure you weigh the risks with the benefits. “ Cloud computing ,” largely synonymous with Internet-based...

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To see images the way they are intended to be seen, calibrate your monitor so that what you see is what you get. Here’s how. Read more ....

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Running an environment-friendly business may seem like too much of a hassle, but in truth, you can save money. There’s been a lot of buzz about environmental issues...

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Scanners are the critical link between the non-digital and the digital world. Any picture or document can be turned into a digital format with a scanner. When looking...

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Despite the clear trend towards greater adoption of mobile devices by businesses and consumers, a new study finds that many businesses are not taking full advantage of the...

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The continued exploit of many vulnerable applications that have been fixed by vendors for over a year highlight the need to keep software updated with the latest versions...

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Mozilla implements new initiatives to ensure the security of its browser to fix the main security holes, and this brings Firefox’s latest version to 3.6.7 The Mozilla foundation,...

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With mobile devices becoming a staple in business dealings these days, it’s high time companies enact policies for mobiles that will not only help them cut costs, but...

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Barely a month after a Google engineer disclosed a critical vulnerability in Windows XP, hackers have taken launched an attack on vulnerable machines. On June 10, a Google...

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The recent fever over the FIFA World Cup made unsuspecting victims an easy target for malware makers, spammes, and scammers using the sport as a means to spread...

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Implementing a client-server network and maintaining it with Managed Services can help small to medium-sized businesses prevent data loss events, which lead 43 percent of such businesses to...

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Are you getting a “USB device not recognized” error for a USB mouse, keyboard, or other USB device? Already tried normal fixes, such as uninstalling and reinstalling the...

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Work no longer has to be a place your employees go at a certain time. Learn what technologies can enable your employees to get more done from any...

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Client-server networks can help employees perform 20 percent more revenue-producing tasks. For small to medium businesses that may not be able to afford a dedicated IT staff, outsourcing...

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Do you want to lock and password-protect your important folders in Windows 7 or Vista? If you have multiple accounts including one with administrator privileges in Windows 7...

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The near ubiquity of WiFi hotspots nowadays has led to great advances in access and convenience for many. It’s also a great boon for “road warriors” who do...

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A critical vulnerability in Windows XP has been revealed that involves the Windows and Help support center, a Web-based feature providing technical support information to end users. The...

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A recent report , released by Osterman Research and sponsored by software vendor Commtouch, reports that the incidents of outbound spam is getting worse. The research firm interviewed...

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USB flash drives have become a popular choice for people needing a convenient, portable, and cheap storage device for their data. Unfortunately, as the use of these devices...

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It’s not uncommon for many small and medium-sized companies to use file sharing and peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms as a means to share information and data – especially when...

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Managed Services provide enterprise-level IT capabilities without a large initial capital investment for a predictable monthly fee—which can be appealing to small and medium-sized businesses such as yours....

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Of course we’ve all heard of the saying “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” And really, to some degree, that saying holds true. When it comes to...

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Web-worker Daily shares some useful tips on how to improve your efficiency using dual monitors with your computer. Both Mac OS and Windows support dual monitors, and you...

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Business impact analysis is an often misunderstood component of your business continuity plan—but it doesn’t have to be. First, let’s review business continuity planning, which is simply the...

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Want to get rid of that annoying white box that appears around your logo when you place it in PowerPoint? ZDNet’s Techguide shares a useful tip on how...

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Online security website OneITSecurity recently interviewed Charlie Miller, second-year Pwn2Own contest champion, and he shared several interesting insights on browser security – especially with the use of Adobe’s...

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If you travel for business, chances are you need to connect to the Internet while on the road. Here are some tips to help: Set up wireless access....

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The average computer and Internet user manages over a dozen passwords for various websites. You probably have passwords for your computer, your company email, your personal online email...

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There are few (if any) people who’ll tell you that technology has reached its limit. On the contrary, technology continues to grow every day, leaving information technology companies...

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There are plenty of general tips at various websites and blogs for air travelers, but few address travelling with your laptop and gadgets in tow. The following advice...

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Industry analyst IDC predicts that the global economic recession will have a dramatic impact on small and mid-sized companies. But that doesn’t means these companies will stop spending...

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As networks and devices become increasingly complex, more and more things can go wrong. As a result, disaster recovery plans have also become more complex. Is yours good...

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It seems that even the most innocuous machines in the workplace can serve as a security threat to companies. According to this report from CBS News, many office...

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You can create a keyboard shortcut for your favorite websites using Internet Explorer. Read more http://www.computerhope.com/tips/tip1.htm

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Inc.com posted five business uses for your digital frame, including using it as a presentation tool at tradeshows or as an ice breaker before a meeting. Read more...

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A paperless office is one of the simplest ways a company can minimize clutter and mess, and also help contribute to making business operations more green and environment...

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Hackers are employing increasingly sophisticated techniques to scam users into downloading malicious software. For instance, today’s hackers and malware authors have begun using so-called “doorway pages” – web...

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Consider this:  according to research by technology analyst group Gartner , beyond 2010 end users, not the IT department, will be responsible for 50 percent of business IT...

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Viruses and other forms of malware can wreak untold havoc in your computer systems, which causes productivity loss and problems that affect the service you deliver to your...

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If you’re like most small or medium-sized businesses, you’ve become increasingly dependent on IT—and you want your IT to provide the functionality and security that large enterprises enjoy....

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It’s simple: Businesses that suffer data losses usually fail as a result. That’s according to a study by the Department for Trade and Industry, which found that 70...

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Money is tight and hard to come by, and a lot of companies are looking to cut costs and sacrifice the non-essentials. For many, taking off a chunk...

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Anticipation for Apple’s iPad, the company’s entry into the nascent “ tablet PC ” market, has been building especially since it hits retail stores this April. While early...

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The new Windows 7 taskbar allows you to dock items to the taskbar, combining the features of both the normal taskbar as well as Quick Launch. But what...

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The single most visible change in Windows 7 is the new “dock style” taskbar, which shows icons instead of buttons, with all application windows combined within a single...

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A survey conducted by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group or MAAWG reveals that a almost half of computer users in North America and Western Europe not only open...

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Do you use the the Energizer DUO USB battery charger? If so, you’ll be interested to know that the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) has warned...

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As we begin to store more and more of our data on the Internet and in the “Cloud,” the threat of that data being accessed and used by...

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McAfee posted on its blog recently news about e-mail purportedly coming from Facebook urging recipients to open an attachment to get their new password on the site. Unfortunately...

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Mar 26, 2010 Beware of Ransomware!

Users beware of ransomware : malicious software that extorts money from users in exchange for freeing the user’s computer or data. One particularly nasty version was recently discovered...

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Hold on to your mobile devices: IDC predicts 20.9% growth in smartphone sales from 2009 through 2013. Symbian and Research In Motion (RIM) remain the market leaders, but...

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You can’t have a disaster recovery plan until you first have a good backup solution. Is your backup solution good—or just good enough? The traditional backup process is...

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Finding a way to easily access recently used files, folders, and websites was annoying to some in previous versions of Windows.  In Windows 7, the new Jump List...

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It’s March again, and many hoops fans are once again in a frenzy – creating fantasy basketball drafts, watching streamed basketball games, and researching basketball trends, rumors, and...

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A cool feature in Windows 7 Media Center is the ability to listen to local FM radio. But what if you don’t have a tuner card that supports...

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In today’s tough market environment, many small and medium businesses are turning to Managed Services. But is the up-front cost worth it? We say yes—and think you’ll agree...

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Businesses are constantly changing. Is your disaster recovery plan changing, too? It should be. Every company can experience a business-altering event at any time:  floods, explosions, accidents, computer...

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Spanish authorities report that they have arrested the masterminds behind a string of online criminal activities using the botnet dubbed Mariposa. Mariposa is the original name of a commercially...

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SaaS has several characteristics that set it apart from other services: SaaS allows the access and use of commercially available software through a remote, network, or internet connection....

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Microsoft recently released a number of security bulletins and patches addressing vulnerabilities in Windows and Office that are of high risk to users. It’s widely believed that many...

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A malicious piece of software making the rounds of news websites this week is believed to be behind the compromise of over 75,000 systems in over 2,500 international...

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For businesses of all types and size, managing data online is critical to the smooth operation of a website. However, incorporating data collection programs can be time consuming,...

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If you suspect that you’ve responded to a phishing scam with personal or financial information or entered this information into a fake Web site, take these steps to...

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Phishing, pronounced “fishing,” is a type of online identity theft that uses e-mail and fraudulent Web sites that are designed to steal your personal data or information such...

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The growing reach and power of the internet has changed the way people do business, with more and more web-based services popping up. One of these is SaaS....

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Most small and medium businesses can’t afford the luxury of a qualified IT administrator, let alone an entire IT department. If you’re in this position, how do you...

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In a report by security firm Websense , an alarming rise in the growth of malicious websites was identified in 2009 as compared to 2008 – almost 225...

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Mozilla , the organization behind the popular Firefox browser disclosed that two add-ons available for download on its website were vectors for Trojans that could compromise users’ computers....

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With the start of a new year, businesses commonly implement changes and launch new initiatives that have ramifications for your IT environment. Ignore them at your own peril....

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Much has been said about the launch of Apple’s long awaited, new mobile device . Called the Apple iPad, the device promises to boost sales of a new...

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Morgan Stanley has just released the Mobile Internet Report , which estimates that within five years, more users will access the Internet via mobile devices than desktop PCs....

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For many people, learning begins by understanding the basic principles that drive a certain concept. Whether in technology or science or society, the world is filled with so...

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Security firm Imperva recently released a warning to users of popular social networking website RockYou indicating that their accounts and passwords may have been compromised. According to the...

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Early January, Google released a report detailing attacks on its infrastructure which it claimed to have originated from China. In the wake of its announcement, another report came...

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RealNetworks , developers of RealPlayer, a popular real-time streaming media player, recently released an advisory about vulnerabilities that when exploited could trigger remote code execution attacks. The firm...

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR QuickBooks Customers: Intuit is receiving reports of individuals receiving fraudulent emails from QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online. The two separate emails ask customers to either download...

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When you want to thank loyal customers and reconnect with friends, greeting cards offer a great way to reinforce the personal link between you and them. Using Microsoft...

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Typically, reminders are associated with tasks and deadlines. However, reminders are versatile and can be used with calendar items, e-mail messages, and contacts as well as tasks. Learn...

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With more and more people and organizations accessing the Internet, and as the potential uses of the web grows, the way business is done is naturally evolving as...

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Managed IT services are the technology solution of choice for large businesses, but many small and medium businesses remain resistant to considering this approach. Below are five reasons...

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Small and medium-sized companies sometimes think that disaster planning is only for larger corporations, but recent changes in technology make such planning affordable for almost all business sizes....

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The prevailing bad weather in the United States and Europe has caused varying degrees of production delays in all sorts of industries and business. In circumstances like these,...

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You expect your computer to work when you turn it on. The last thing you want is to waste valuable time trying to get your email running or...

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Trusteer , a security solutions vendor, recently released the results of their study which shows how successful phishing attacks are, how many users respond to phishing attacks, and...

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Quoting research from various industry analysts, Microsoft warned that users who install unlicensed or counterfeit software on their PCs are 73% more likely to suffer data loss or...

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In Microsoft Word, you can use mail merge to create a batch of envelopes when you want to use envelopes to send a mass mailing to your address...

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A PowerPoint photo album is a presentation that you can create to display your personal or business photographs. You can add effects that include attention-grabbing slide transitions ,...

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A new report by security vendor Cenzic shares research indicating that security flaws found in Web applications continue to grow and should be a major concern for many...

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Microsoft Office Publisher makes it easy to produce effective business cards, whether you create your own design or use one of the Publisher designs. You can use color...

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Microsoft Office Access 2007 makes it easy to gather data from people who are located anywhere on the globe, such as members of your sales team, survey participants,...

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New research from the Ponemom Institute and Lumension , shows that a majority of firms are struggling to secure data as users quickly adopt new and emerging technologies...

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Entrepreneur Magazine ‘s Scott Steinberg shares in his online column Top Ten reasons why Small Businesses should use Windows 7 . Among them: lower system requirements than Vista,...

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If you are using an automated clearing house (ACH) system to manage your funds, then you had better be extra careful. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has...

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The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and  Symantec recently released the results of a survey they did as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month to assess the...

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If you have decided to use Social Networking technologies for your business in your marketing, public relations, employee relations, or any other initiative, congratulations – it’s a good...

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Highly respected technology writer Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal calls Windows 7, “A Windows to Help You Forget” – and with good cause. We all remember...

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The recent release of Windows 7 has seen much more good than bad – which cannot be said for its predecessor, Windows Vista. Even in the early stages...

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If you’re excited about upgrading to Windows 7 , you’re not alone. Reactions are coming in from people who have tried the new operating system and so far,...

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You can customize the way that Microsoft Office Excel 2007 starts by adding switches and parameters to the startup command. For example, you can prevent the startup screen...

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When you use Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to deliver your presentation, you can circle, underline, draw arrows, or make other marks on the slides to emphasize a point...

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Hotmail, Microsoft’s free online email service, finds itself in hot water when 10,000 email accounts usernames and passwords were recently discovered posted in a code-sharing website. BBC News...

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Twitter , the microblogging service used by CNN , Oprah and none other than President Obama seems to have taken the world by storm, and is fast becoming...

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With many people using the same computers, printers, copiers, and telephones every day, there are a myriad of diseases that can be caught at work if you’re not...

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These days it seems like everybody is talking about “social networking” and using websites such as MySpace , Facebook , and Twitter . But exactly what is social...

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Social Networking websites are usually associated with consumer services such as MySpace and Facebook . But did you know that there are literally dozens of social networking websites...

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From the heavyset computing devices of Charles Babbage to today’s simple novelty items, electronic devices and gadgets have become smaller, more functional, and more integrated into our daily...

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A recently released a report entitled “Voice of IT: State of SMB IT”, detailing  purchasing, technology usage, and IT staffing trends among small and medium businesses worldwide. The report...

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In a previous post, we pointed out how just browsing the web these days can possibly infect your PC with malware . To show how dangerous surfing can...

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A recent study by the Kelsey Group reveals that more small and midsized businesses are using digital media, specially the Internet, to promote or advertise their business. Their...

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Organized criminals believed to be based in Eastern Europe are robbing small to midsized US businesses of millions of dollars via an elaborate scheme aided by malicious software...

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As a result of the past year’s economic climate, many small and medium-size businesses have increased their efforts to mitigate risks and lower costs—and more and more are...

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Virtualization is generating a lot of buzz in IT circles these days because it promises to dramatically change the way many companies manage and operate their IT infrastructure....

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Carpal tunnel syndrome and eyestrain are two of the most common conditions that affect habitual computer users. Whether or not these conditions pose serious health risks remains a...

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Another reason to keep your computer malware free: cyber-pirates raided several businesses as well as a school in recent attacks through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network. The...

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Entrepreneur magazine columnist Gail Goodman offers an insightful look into email marketing and its relevance in today’s social network marketing -crazy world. She argues that despite the rise...

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A new report by PandaLabs , Panda Security’ s malware analysis and detection laboratory, examines the proliferation of so-called “rogueware” – malicious software that attempts to convince people...

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Microsoft recently announced the availability of the Release Candidate for Windows XP Mode . According to Microsoft, this release was specifically designed to ease the migration path for...

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Microsoft recently announced that Windows 7 will include a feature to allow instant upgrades from lower editions of Windows 7 to a higher edition (i.e., from Starter to...

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Information Week has posted a helpful guide to assist those planning to upgrade to the upcoming release of Microsoft Windows 7 on their existing Windows XP machine. Long...

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From annoying to destructive, malware is a bane to any computer system and the person who uses it. The benevolent Wikipedia defines malware (short for malicious software) as:...

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If you enable your employees to work where and when they like, at any hour of any day, you’ll likely see big gains in productivity. With traditional network...

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At the recently concluded Microsoft World Wide Partners Conference , the company gave partners a preview of upcoming features in Microsoft Office 2010 that could be very useful...

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New research suggests that small and midsized businesses are struggling to keep up with securing their IT applications and infrastructure. The IT Effectiveness Index report , or ITEI,...

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The internet makes a great number of tasks more convenient for many people, especially in the area of communication. The power of the internet allows millions of people...

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While software companies have made significant progress in protecting customers from malicious online threats, these threats continue to evolve, and now a new player has entered the game:...

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The web is indeed becoming a dangerous place. These days, your PC could become infected with malware or vulnerable to a hacker attack just by innocently browsing a...

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For many small and medium-sized businesses, the cost of maintaining an old PC may be more expensive than upgrading to a new one. This insight comes from a...

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Microsoft has finally announced the pricing for the much anticipated new version of its flagship product, Microsoft Windows , expected to go on sale this October. Users will...

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Outlook is surely one of Microsoft’s most popular products, widely recognized as a standard application alongside Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Bundled inside Microsoft Office, Outlook is the personal...

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In today’s challenging economic times, many small businesses like yours are reluctant to spend money. However, a modest investment in network maintenance can ultimately improve your profitability and...

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Data breaches are costing companies more than ever, according to a recent study—and smaller companies may be most at risk. Data losses, which can result from theft or...

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Is it time for you to consider a server for your business? This question was raised recently by Rhonda Abrams, a writer for USA TODAY’s Small Business section....

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Last July 4th and 5th, a massive denial-of-service attack was launched against several government and commercial websites in the United States and South Korea. According to security researchers,...

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Excited about Windows 7 but unsure if you want to replace your existing Vista installation? Worried about potential compatibility and driver problems with the Windows 7 beta or...

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Market research organization Techaisle recently released a study forecasting that SMBs worldwide will purchase 1.1 million Netbooks in 2009, jumping to 3.5 million units in 2010. Between 22...

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When most people want to purchase a new computer or upgrade their current one, they focus on finding a CPU with the quickest speed, the most computing cores,...

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Surprise, surprise! According to Forrester Research , an analyst firm, small businesses buy and use software differently than their larger brethren. More than 2,200 IT executives and technology...

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New research from security firm Secunia reveals that the average PC user has over a dozen insecure applications on his or her computer. They found that the typical...

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PDF stands for Portable Document Format , a file format that originated in print publishing as a tool for proofing print jobs before sending them to the printer....

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As if the scare from the Swine Flu virus were not enough, some opportunistic and malicious hackers have started spreading a computer virus with emails of the same...

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Cyber-Ark Software, a security solutions company, recently released a survey showing that as much as 35 percent of people within an organization (that’s one out of three) admit...

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What are the key technology lessons that small and mid-sized businesses can learn from large enterprises? Be proactive. Be prepared. Take security concerns seriously. Always watch for ways...

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Rumors abound that we may soon see Microsoft’s Office suite on mobile devices. Some people are speculating that it may even be made available to the (gasp!) Apple...

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With the continuous proliferation of data and its increasing importance to business, it has become critical to implement measures to safeguard it. One such measure is to make...

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Small businesses will get a helping hand with some key expenses under President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus plan, signed into law on February 17. Around $282 billion of...

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In today’s tough economic environment, converting your most promising prospects into customers and your current customers into loyal patrons is more important than ever. Whether your business is...

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Jun 16, 2009 The Scoop on Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 will be in stores October 22, but surprisingly few details of its features have been released. Thankfully, Ed Bott, a ZDNet blogger, researched it for...

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Google announced the release of a new Local Business Center feature called Search Dashboard that promises to help small businesses gain insight into how visitors came across their...

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While the internet is a vast resource for all sorts of information, data, and other useful thingamajigs, there are aspects of it that aren’t so desirable. Viruses, for...

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Do you frequently struggle with creating PDF documents, sending large files through email, and converting various file types from one to another? If so, you may have found...

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Last April 14, Microsoft officially announced the end of mainstream support for Windows XP , seven years after XP originally shipped. Non-security patches, fixes, and updates are no longer...

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Research recently released by antivirus vendors Mcafee and Panda suggest that searching for certain key words on Internet search engines can prove dangerous.Hackers and malware authors have become...

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A new study, “ Understanding Growth Priorities of Small and Medium-sized Businesses ” conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by services company Verio, finds that 83...

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Apparently, the well known adage “All work and no play make Johnny a dull boy” isn’t just some excuse to be laid back and take a break from...

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Tech-savvy criminals have thought of with a new way of scamming us out of our money. In a twist to “ phishing ” (when spoofed websites are used...

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Security company Websense released a survey of of 1,300 IT professionals worldwide revealing that although social media or the use of “Web 2.0″ technologies such as blogs ,...

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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), technology that lets you make and receive phone calls over the Internet, may have started out as a novelty, but it’s quickly becoming...

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3 Reasons 2 Screens are Better than 1 Increasing your employees’ online workspace by expanding it across two or more monitors can significantly improve productivity with minimal cost...

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It’s All in the ‘How’ Have you ever wondered how to fix a leaking pipe or a broken light? Or how to check your car’s coolant or radiator...

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Are you avoiding instant messaging (IM) for fear that it will distract your employees and cut productivity? In fact, the opposite may be true. What is IM? IM...

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May 28, 2009 Go Green!

These days there’s a lot of buzz about “ going green ” – helping preserve the environment, conserving energy, and looking for sustainable ways to grow the economy....

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Last May 14th, reports indicated that hackers had launched a phising attack on Facebook ‘s 200 million users, successfully stealing passwords from some. The hackers set up websites...

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While everyone is worried about security threats outside the  company’s firewall such as hackers, viruses, and worms, research suggests that the greatest risk may come from none other...

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Instant Messaging , or IM, can be a boon for any business because it saves time, improves efficiency, and even enables greater employee/customer intimacy. IM allows real-time communication...

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Research conducted by SIS International Research and sponsored by Siemens found that small and midsized businesses (SMBs) with 100 employees could be leaking a staggering $524,569 annually as...

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Microsoft recently announced the release of the newest service pack to Microsoft Office 2007 , and has finished work on the second service pack update to Windows Vista...

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The past couple of weeks, a new malicious and particularly virulent worm known as Downadup, also more popularly known as Conficker has started to infect millions of PCs....

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Looking for a website or online resource for Security Tips and Best Practices? Check out the Federal Trade Commission ‘s (FTC) OnGuardOnline program , which the FTC began...

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Social Media such as Blogs, Micro-blogs, Wikis, and Social Networks are not only helping many people communicate and connect, but are also powerful tools for business as well....

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April fool’s day came and went, but so far the much feared attack from Conflicker never materialized, leaving security researchers to ponder what’s next for the notorious Internet...

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Never before have startup entrepreneurs and small business owners had access to so much marketing advice and tools as we have today on the Web.  There are hundreds...

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PC World posts a nice overview of the highly infectious Conflicker Worm. The Worm is dangerous as it uses several methods of attack. Once one computer in a...

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Janet Attard of The Business Know-How Blog posts 18 tips for small businesses considering outsourcing. She offers insight on how to get the best possible results from outsourced...

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Microsoft announced that is has granted system builders a “flexible” delivery date of Windows XP licenses to customers beyond the official phase-out deadline of January 31, 2009. PC...

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Lately, we have been hearing about how quickly the Conficker Worm is spreading. News sources have pegged the number of infections in the neighborhood of 3.5 million computers....

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In 2009, IT experts predict more malware and other attacks on company networks coming from mobile devices, social networks, and faster Internet connections, among other trends. IT experts...

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Whether the economy is up or down, no matter what is happening in the world, most small business owner’s work hard anyway. It’s never been easy to start...

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We all want to minimize costs – both planned and unexpected – but not at the expense of keeping systems and essential equipment running smoothly. Small businesses without...

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Online fax services are becoming extremely popular with business owners. There are several reasons why Internet or online faxing has found favor with the business sector. Mainly because...

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Brand building is indeed a journey. Branding is all about how your product or service is perceived by customers and potential customers. A brand marketer attempts to manipulate...

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One of the key characteristics of Web 2.0 is participation, collaboration and moderation through the use of web applications. Web 2.0 sites derive their power from the human...

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For the past few months I’ve been using a variety of wireless, blue tooth headsets, with my cell phone. The latest head set I’m using does not have...

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Virus Attack: What to Do on Zero Day

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As a kid I used to write messages with lemon juice and when the juice dried I had a secret message (or so I thought) that was viewable...

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When an economic downturn starts to hurt, small businesses often hunker down and cut costs. But new technology solutions may be necessary for survival and growth—and they may...

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When you have to lay off staff, software-as-a-service can often make up the difference, especially in sales and marketing. Every business wants a hot niche, and Starr Tincup...

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When you first opened your Smartphone and took it right from the fresh, “new smelling” box (or from the plastic sandwich bag from the friend you bought it...

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More business people are taking to the road these days, armed with all the tools they need to do their work — PDAs, laptops, etc. So it pays...

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When the toner runs out of the printer in your office do you run to change it or do you cringe, shaking at your desk, just hoping some...

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There comes a point when gadgets detract from meetings. Or does there? Companies are coming up with different strategies to manage technology in the meeting room. Read more...

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Businesses need to use the economic crisis as a time to reassess their IT needs and options. Server virtualization, consolidation, and energy costs are a good place to...

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When an economic downturn starts to hurt, small businesses often hunker down and cut costs. But new technology solutions may be necessary for survival and growth—and they may...

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When an economic downturn starts to hurt, small businesses often hunker down and cut costs. But new technology solutions may be necessary for survival and growth—and they may...

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While the internet essentially puts the entire world right outside your storefront door, there are challenges to selling abroad – from shipping to understanding local customs and preferences....

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Welcome to microblogging, a new form of Internet communication that has interesting business possibilities. Twitter started as a personal service, where members answered the question “What are you...

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Whether it’s to clinch a sale, show off a new product or discuss a potential acquisition, the digital projector is major part of everyday corporate work. Welcome to...

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What will the financial crisis mean to your business’ IT budget? Will there be pressure to make existing IT systems go farther? On the other hand, is this...

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In 2009, have a “tech audit” with your consultant and let her review your day to day business processes and see how technology can help. Read the story...

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What are the new technologies that stand to change the way you do business in 2009 and beyond? Here are at 10 to consider. Read the story on...

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Wireless networks have moved to the small business arena, helping offices spread Internet connectivity and mobility at a low cost, but bringing security concerns. Unauthorized access points can...

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A variety of software and services — from Lojack to GadgetTrak — are designed to help recover a lost or stolen notebook computer. These products have become more...

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Notebook computer vendors are now more aggressively pushing to have you buy a mobile wireless card that’s built into your computer. Nothing to lose, nothing to break –...

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You’ve probably had this experience: Your printer tells you it’s time to change the cartridge, but you dismiss the message and keep printing. Days or weeks later, you’re...

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As a busy small business owner, you may not have had time to learn much about social networks. Or, you may think that social networking is just a...

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A one-dollar reduction in the after-tax cost of research and development creates an additional dollar of new spending in the short term and two dollars of additional spending...

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It’s almost impossible to find a company today that does not have a website that provides at least information about the company and ways to make contact. This...

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Reading this article will help you understand just what an Intranet is and how it can help your company be more organized and your teams more productive. And...

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Reading this article will help you understand the pros and cons of internal IT Staff or external IT Consultants. In today’s world you’d be hard pressed to find...

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Reading this article will help you take control of email by reducing unwanted email and making your email time more productive. If you’ve never experienced the feeling of...

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Why you should care… Email is perhaps the most important productivity tool available – yet its potential as a time waster is well known. It’s essential that you...

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Reading this article will give you an overview of tools and technologies that will help you and your teams collaborate effectively and productively. Collaboration and teamwork can make...

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Simple Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Themselves from Cyber Crime “When the World Wide Web launched almost 20 years ago, it generated a lot of buzz about...

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“There are some steps that small business owners should take today that will help them tomorrow when it comes to understanding and deploying technology. It seems so obvious...

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“Microsoft has announced new server software that it said provides small and medium businesses with enterprise-quality capabilities while helping them to save money, increase productivity and grow their...

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“Lower costs and ease of use mean companies of any size can create their own intranets. Here’s how to get the most from this technology. Seven years ago,...

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Microsoft Dynamics is committed to helping credit-approved customers gain access to capital and invest in their businesses even in uncertain times. REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 13, 2008 —...

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Solutions designed to help small and midsize businesses save money and compete in a global marketplace. REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 12, 2008 — As part of Microsoft Corp.’s...

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