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5 Business continuity threats to watch out for

Prior to the pandemic, many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) were busy running their day-to-day operations and didn't put much thought into being ready to handle future downturns. However, the impact of COVID-19 stressed the importance of being prepared for disasters and highlighted the need for business continuity planning.

Security best practices for BYOD policies

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies give employees the flexibility to use devices they are comfortable with while allowing businesses to reduce hardware spending. However, BYOD also carries plenty of security risks. Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices wherever they go. This means there’s a higher chance of devices, […]

6 Ways to save energy with your PC

It may be difficult to save energy when you use your PC every day. In fact, a complete desktop computer setup (i.e., one that includes an internet modem, a pair of loudspeakers, and a printer) that is on for eight hours a day consumes 600 kWh per year. But don’t worry, you can use the […]

What you need to know about spam filters

Email systems are widely used for business communication and collaboration. The problem is that they are often flooded with junk mail, otherwise known as spam. In fact, about 85% of the global daily email traffic is spam — that’s 122.3 billion messages per day!

Spam is commonly just a nuisance, mostly containing harmless ads and promotions.

How Workplace Analytics improves your team’s productivity

Microsoft Workplace Analytics is a cloud-based service that allows organizations to assess employee performance using data gathered from Office 365. This enables business leaders to identify inefficiencies in how tasks are carried out, and then come up with a strategy for eliminating these in order to increase productivity. How does Workplace Analytics work? A paid […]

Learn why you should only visit HTTPS sites

Everyone uses the internet daily for a variety of reasons: to work, shop, or communicate with other people. Browsing the internet has become so commonplace that we often forget to check whether the websites we visit are safe. Let this serve as a reminder: a website can be deemed safe if the website’s URL has […]

Should your business still leverage the public cloud?

In 2020, public cloud usage spiked as many businesses needed it to stay operational in the midst of the stay-at-home orders put in place in Charlotte, North Carolina. But after more than a year of using a public cloud platform, some companies are evaluating whether they should continue doing so or switch to private or hybrid clouds.

7 Steps to making your data hurricane-proof

Hurricanes are a common occurrence in many parts of the United States. Not only do they destroy property and endanger lives, but they can also disrupt your business’s operations. In this blog, we offer tips on how you can ensure fast access to your data following a disaster and immediately get back to business. Determine […]

Ways to safeguard your company’s data

Some of the most well-known companies in the world, including Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Adobe, and eBay, have been victims of cyberattacks. While major corporations like these are high-profile targets for hackers, small- and medium-sized businesses are not exempt from data breaches. And because it may be difficult or impossible to undo any damage caused […]