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Microsoft

5 Ways to Leverage Microsoft 365’s New AI Innovations

Microsoft 365 has a powerful suite of cloud-based productivity tools. They can help you work smarter and faster. Microsoft has consistently been at the forefront of innovation. M365 was one of the very first all-in-one cloud tools, introduced as Office 365 in 2013. Now, Microsoft and its business tools are [...]

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Productivity

9 Tips for Setting Up AI Rules for Your Staff

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool. It can enhance the productivity, efficiency, and creativity of your staff. But AI also comes [...]

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Cybersecurity

Gamers Beware! Hackers are Targeting You.

Gamers haven’t really been the focus of cybersecurity for a long time. You mostly hear about attacks on businesses. Or stolen personal [...]

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Business

How Small Businesses Can Approach Workforce Technology Modernization

Technology plays a pivotal role in driving efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. For small businesses, workforce technology modernization is both an opportunity and [...]

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Cybersecurity

Need to Show the Tangible Value of Cybersecurity? Here’s How

You cannot overstate the importance of cybersecurity. Especially in an era dominated by digital advancements. Businesses and organizations are increasingly reliant on technology to drive operations. This makes them more susceptible to cyber threats. 66% of small businesses are concerned about cybersecurity risk. Forty-seven percent lack the understanding to protect [...]

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Cybersecurity

Top Data Breaches of 2023: Numbers Hit an All-Time High

The battle against cyber threats is an ongoing challenge. Unfortunately, 2023 has proven to be a watershed year for data breaches. Data compromises have surged to an all-time high in the U.S. This is based on data from the first 9 months of the year. Meaning that numbers will only [...]

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Cybersecurity

How Could Your Business Be Impacted by the New SEC Cybersecurity Requirements?

Cybersecurity has become paramount for businesses across the globe. As technology advances, so do the threats. Recognizing this, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced new rules. They revolve around cybersecurity. These new requirements are set to significantly impact businesses. These rules are a response to the growing [...]

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Microsoft

How Can You Leverage the New MS Teams Payment App?

Are you a small business owner or a freelancer who offers services online? If so, you might be wondering how to get paid by your customers in a fast and convenient way. You might have tried different payment platforms. But they often require you to switch between different apps or [...]

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Cybersecurity

Beware of These 2024 Emerging Technology Threats

The global cost of a data breach last year was USD $4.45 million. This is an increase of 15% over three years. As we step into 2024, it’s crucial to be aware of emerging technology threats. Ones that could potentially disrupt and harm your business. Technology is evolving at a [...]

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Productivity

14 Helpful Tips for New Year Digital Decluttering

These days, our lives are intricately woven into the digital fabric. From emails to photos, documents to apps, our devices store tons of information. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the sight of an endless inbox or app library. As the new year begins, it’s the perfect time for a [...]

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Productivity

11 Ways to Responsibly Get Rid of E-Waste at Your Home or Office

In our tech-driven world, electronic devices have become indispensable. But with constant upgrades, what happens to the old gadgets? They tend to pile up and eat up storage space. But you can’t just throw them in the trash. E-waste poses a significant environmental threat if not disposed of responsibly. E-waste [...]

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New Technology

7 Transformative Technology Trends Changing the Way We Work

Technology is reshaping the world of work at an unprecedented pace. From artificial intelligence to web3, from the metaverse to the hybrid work model. We are witnessing a series of technological revolutions. They are transforming how we communicate, collaborate, create, and innovate. Let’s explore some of the most impactful technology [...]

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How to Organize Your Cybersecurity Strategy into Left and Right of Boom

In the pulsating digital landscape, every click and keystroke echoes through cyberspace. The battle for [...]

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Coolest Smart Gadgets at Europe’s Biggest Tech Trade Show (IFA)

Every year, tech enthusiasts eagerly anticipate Europe’s most prominent technology trade show. It’s the Internationale [...]

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Choose Wisely: What Smart Home Tech Should You Adopt and Avoid?

In the age of smart living, our homes are becoming increasingly intelligent. They’re designed to [...]

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9 Smart Ways for Small Businesses to Incorporate Generative AI

There is no escaping the relentless march of AI. Software companies are rapidly incorporating it [...]

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7 Helpful Features Rolled Out in the Fall Windows 11 Update

In a world where technology constantly evolves, Microsoft stands at the forefront. It continues to [...]

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Why You Need to Understand “Secure by Design” Cybersecurity Practices

Cybersecurity has become a critical foundation upon which many aspects of business rely. Whether you’re [...]

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What Is Microsoft Sales Copilot & What Does It Do?

The use of AI-driven processes is exploding. Every time you turn around, software has gotten [...]

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Watch Out for Ransomware Pretending to Be a Windows Update!

Imagine you’re working away on your PC and see a Windows update prompt. Instead of [...]

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These 18 Sustainable Tech Habits Are a Win for Your Bottom Line

In today’s world, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a necessity. Businesses around the globe [...]

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How to Keep Your Smart Home from Turning Against You

Smart homes have become a ubiquitous part of modern living. It doesn’t even seem unusual [...]

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10 Biggest Cybersecurity Mistakes of Small Companies

Cybercriminals can launch very sophisticated attacks. But it’s often lax cybersecurity practices that enable most [...]

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What Is SaaS Ransomware & How Can You Defend Against It?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has revolutionized the way businesses operate. It offers convenience, scalability, and efficiency. No [...]

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Should Your Business Upgrade to the New Microsoft Intune Suite?

Endpoint management has changed a lot over the last two decades. There was a time [...]

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Handy Tips to Optimize a Dual-Monitor Setup for the Best Experience

Two monitors are often better than one when it comes to getting things done efficiently. [...]

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Does Your Business Have Any “Cybersecurity Skeletons” in the Closet?”

Let’s dive into a topic that might give you the chills—cybersecurity skeletons in the closet. [...]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Strengthening Your Team’s Defense with Essential Cyber Hygiene

As technology continues to advance, so does the need for heightened awareness. As well as [...]

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9 Reasons to Use Airplane Mode Even If You’re Not Traveling

Most people are familiar with their device’s Airplane Mode. You’ve probably used it when jetting [...]

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What Should You Expect in the New iOS 17?

Apple’s iOS updates have always been eagerly anticipated. iPhone and iPad users around the world [...]

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These Technologies Can Help You Run Your Small Business Better

Running a small business can be challenging. But advancements in technology have opened a world [...]

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These 5 Small Business Tech Trends Can Fuel Your Growth

In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, small businesses have more opportunities than ever. Many of these [...]

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Learn How to Spot Fake LinkedIn Sales Bots

LinkedIn has become an invaluable platform for professionals. People use it to connect, network, and [...]

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Have You Tried Out Microsoft Designer Yet? (Get the Scoop Here)

As technology continues to advance, so does the landscape of design tools. Microsoft has been [...]

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6 Reasons Access Management Has Become a Critical Part of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become paramount for businesses and individuals alike. Cyber threats abound, and data breaches [...]

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What is Zero-Click Malware? How Do You Fight It?

In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity threats continue to evolve. They pose significant risks to individuals [...]

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Top 7 Cybersecurity Risks of Remote Work & How to Address Them

Remote work has become increasingly popular in recent times. It provides flexibility and convenience for [...]

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Have You Tried Microsoft Universal Print? (Learn What It Can Do for You)

In today’s digital workplace, printing remains an essential function. This is true for just about [...]

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Handy Checklist for Handling Technology Safely During a Home or Office Move

Moving can be a chaotic and stressful time. Especially when it comes to handling your [...]

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Do You Still Believe in These Common Tech Myths?

In today’s digital age, technology plays a significant role in our lives. But along with [...]

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7 Advantages of Adopting a Defense-in-Depth Cybersecurity Strategy

Cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent. In 2022, ransomware attacks jumped by 93%. [...]

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Learn How Microsoft 365 Copilot Is Going to Transform M365 Apps

Advanced AI is a new buzzword in cloud computing. The launch of tools like ChatGPT [...]

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Is Your Online Shopping App Invading Your Privacy?

Online shopping has become a common activity for many people. It’s convenient, easy, and allows [...]

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How to Use Threat Modeling to Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk

As cyber threats continue to increase, businesses must take proactive steps. They need to protect [...]

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Business Email Compromise Jumped 81% Last Year! Learn How to Fight It

In recent years, electronic mail (email for short) has become an essential part of our [...]

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10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Ready for the Unexpected

What would you do if your business suffered a ransomware attack tomorrow? Do you have [...]

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9 NSA Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network

In today’s world, technology is ubiquitous, and connectivity is a must. Securing your home network [...]

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What Is Push-Bombing & How Can You Prevent It?

Cloud account takeover has become a major problem for organizations. Think about how much work [...]

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Is It Time to Ditch the Passwords for More Secure Passkeys?

Passwords are the most used method of authentication, but they are also one of the [...]

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How to Create Insightful Dashboards in Microsoft Power BI

Data visualization is a powerful tool for communicating complex data. It presents it in a [...]

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Best Ways to Use ChatGPT at Your Business (Without Things Getting Out of Hand)

It’s hard to turn around online these days without running into ChatGPT. Both Bing and [...]

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7 Smart Ways to Secure Your Wireless Printer & Keep Your Home Network Safe

Many people worry about someone hacking their computer. But they’re not really thinking about their [...]

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6 Immediate Steps You Should Take If Your Netflix Account is Hacked

Netflix is one of the most popular and well-known streaming services. It has nearly 231 [...]

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What Is App Fatigue & Why Is It a Security Issue?

The number of apps and web tools that employees use on a regular basis continues [...]

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These Everyday Objects Can Lead to Identity Theft

You wouldn’t think a child’s toy could lead to a breach of your personal data. [...]

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How to Use the New Virtual Appointments in Microsoft Teams

Scheduling appointments is a common activity. Salespeople often set up virtual appointments to answer questions [...]

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Check Out the Coolest Tech from CES 2023

At the beginning of each year, a group of global innovators meets. They introduce and [...]

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7 Customer-Facing Technologies to Give You an Advantage

Customers look for convenience. In today’s world that means technology that makes their life easier. [...]

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6 Things You Should Do to Handle Data Privacy Updates

Once data began going digital, authorities realized a need to protect it. Thus, the creation [...]

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Windows 8.1 Just Lost All Support. Here’s What You Need to Know

Companies both large and small share this one cybersecurity problem. They have computers that are [...]

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Why You Need to Think Twice Before Using Lensa AI & Other Self-Portrait Apps

It’s a common theme. You begin seeing these amazing CGI images of your friends on [...]

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Microsoft Forms: One of the Handiest Freebies in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is one of the most popular cloud platforms in the world, with about [...]

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Data Backup Is Not Enough, You Also Need Data Protection

The need to back up data has been around since floppy disks. Data loss happens [...]

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8 Reasons Every Company Is Now a Technology Company

Whether you sell shoes or run an accounting firm, you need some type of technology [...]

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6 Steps to Effective Vulnerability Management for Your Technology

Technology vulnerabilities are an unfortunate side effect of innovation. When software companies push new updates, [...]

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Is That Really a Text from Your CEO… or Is It a Scam?

Imagine you’re going about your day when suddenly you receive a text from the CEO. [...]

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6 Ways to Prevent Misconfiguration (the Main Cause of Cloud Breaches)

Misconfiguration of cloud solutions is often overlooked when companies plan cybersecurity strategies. Cloud apps are [...]

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The Pros & Cons of Tracking Your Employees’ Every Digital Movement

Since the pandemic, employers around the world have needed to change. They’ve had to shift [...]

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Smart Tips to Stop Money From Being Stolen Through Online Banking

There are a lot of things that have changed since the invention of the internet. [...]

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Cool Windows 11 Features That May Make You Love This OS

Microsoft released the Windows 11 operating system (OS) over a year ago. It was largely [...]

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4 Proven Ways to Mitigate the Costs of a Data Breach

No business wants to suffer a data breach. But unfortunately, in today’s environment, it’s difficult [...]

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Mobile Malware Has Increased 500% – What Should You Do?

Cybersecurity researchers uncovered an alarming mobile statistic. During the first few months of 2022, mobile [...]

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How Is the Metaverse Going to Change Business?

The new buzzword around town is “metaverse.” But what does that actually mean for businesses? [...]

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Have You Had Data Exposed in One of These Recent Data Breaches

There’s a reason that browsers like Edge have added breached password notifications. Data breaches are [...]

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2023 Trends in Data Privacy That Could Impact Your Compliance

Data privacy has been a growing requirement ever since the internet age began. So much [...]

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8 Tech Checks to Make Before You Travel

Our technology inevitably comes with us when we travel. Most of us won’t even travel [...]

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Maximize Your Business Potential: 7 Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT Services

Outsourcing your IT services has become a popular trend among small and large businesses alike. [...]

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7 Most Exciting App Announcements at Microsoft Ignite 2022

If you follow Microsoft products, then you may know about Microsoft Ignite. Held annually, it [...]

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What’s Changing in the Cybersecurity Insurance Market?

Cybersecurity insurance is still a pretty new concept for many SMBs. It was initially introduced [...]

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What Cybersecurity Attack Trends Should You Watch Out for in 2023?

The new year has just begun and it’s a time of renewal as we plan [...]

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Don’t Set Yourself Up to Fail: Tips for Safer Home Security Setups

The global home security market has been growing by leaps and bounds. By 2026, experts [...]

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Align Your Team to Company Targets with Microsoft Viva Goals

You often hear the words “digital transformation” and “collaboration.” But what do they actually mean? [...]

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7 VoIP Setup Tips for a More Productive Office

The global pandemic put a big emphasis on the need to run a business from [...]

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5 Ways to Balance User Productivity with Solid Authentication Protocols

One constant struggle in offices is the balance between productivity and security. If you give [...]

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What to Include in a Year-end Technology Infrastructure Review

When the year is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to plan for [...]

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What Are the Advantages of Implementing Conditional Access?

It seems that nearly as long as passwords have been around, they’ve been a major [...]

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Tips for Overcoming Barriers to a Smooth BYOD Program

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a concept that took hold after the invention of [...]

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Simple Setup Checklist for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a lot of things. It’s a video conferencing tool, a team messaging [...]

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7 Things to Consider When Getting a New Computer to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

Have you ever bought a new computer and then had buyer’s remorse a few months [...]

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7 Apps That Can Help You Improve Customer Experience in 2023

Paying attention to your customer experience directly impacts your bottom line. Companies that are “customer-centric” [...]

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What Are the Most Helpful VoIP Features for Small Businesses?

Just five or six years ago, VoIP was still considered a “different” type of business [...]

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Simple Guide to Follow for Better Endpoint Protection

Endpoints make up much of a company’s network and IT infrastructure. This is a collection [...]

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Insider Threats Are Getting More Dangerous! Here’s How to Stop Them

One of the most difficult types of attacks to detect are those performed by insiders. [...]

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Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft Viva Sales

Data entry can be a real drag for salespeople. The time they spend on administrative [...]

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Checklist for Better Digital Offboarding of Employees

Digital footprints cover today’s modern workplace. Employees begin making these the moment they’re hired. They [...]

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9 Urgent Security Tips for Online Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season is taking off. This means that scammers have also revved up [...]

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7 Pro Tips for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is the most popular of all major office productivity software. It has 48.8% [...]

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What Is Microsoft Defender for Individuals & What Does It Do?

When you hear about Microsoft adding security apps to M365, it’s often the business versions. [...]

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The Biggest Vulnerabilities that Hackers are Feasting on Right Now

Software vulnerabilities are an unfortunate part of working with technology. A developer puts out a [...]

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Small Businesses Are Attacked by Hackers 3x More than Larger Ones

Have you felt more secure from cyberattacks because you have a smaller business? Maybe you [...]

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Internet Explorer Has Lost All Support (What You Need to Know)

After being the main entry to the internet in the late 1990s and early 2000s, [...]

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5 Mistakes Companies Are Making in the Digital Workplace

The pandemic has been a reality that companies around the world have shared. It required [...]

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You Need to Watch Out for Reply-Chain Phishing Attacks

Phishing. It seems you can’t read an article on cybersecurity without it coming up. That’s [...]

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What Should You Do to Reduce Risk When Your Mobile Device Goes Missing?

Few things invoke instant panic like a missing smartphone or laptop. These devices hold a [...]

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Microsoft Productivity Score Overview

Productivity can be challenging to track, no matter where employees are working. How do you [...]

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Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Shared Cloud Storage Organized

Cloud file storage revolutionized the way we handle documents. No more having to email files [...]

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6 Important IT Policies Any Size Company Should Implement

Many small businesses make the mistake of skipping policies. They feel that things don’t need [...]

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6 Discontinued Technology Tools You Should Not Be Using Any Longer

One constant about technology is that it changes rapidly. Tools that were once staples, like [...]

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How Using the SLAM Method Can Improve Phishing Detection

There is a reason why phishing is usually at the top of the list for [...]

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Did You Just Receive a Text from Yourself? Learn What Smishing Scams to Expect

How many text messages from companies do you receive today as compared to about two [...]

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How Often Do You Need to Train Employees on Cybersecurity Awareness?

You’ve completed your annual phishing training. This includes teaching employees how to spot phishing emails. [...]

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Home Security: Why You Should Put IoT Devices on a Guest Wi-Fi Network

The number of internet-connected devices in homes has been growing. It’s increased exponentially over the [...]

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