Windows 10 Update: What You Need to Know

Whether you use your Windows 10 PC for work, gaming, or a little bit of both, everyone seemed pretty excited about the October 2018 update. With that said, the first week of updates came with some challenges. As many of you may already be aware, in the initial days of the update rollout, some larger than expected bugs were discovered ...

Microsoft Collaboration Software Platforms: SharePoint vs. OneDrive

At first glance, SharePoint and OneDrive seem to have similar functionalities, which can make it difficult for business owners to decide which collaboration software tool is right for their business. And while they do have many things in common, they definitely aren’t the same. To better understand the differences, let’s first start with a clearer understanding of each software’s intended ...

Cloud Security – The Pros & Cons of Honeytokens

Do you have business data stored in the cloud? In today’s online environment, the answer is likely yes.  And while cloud computing has transformed the ease with which businesses can store, access and share data, files, and documents via the internet, this has also made the cloud a place where hackers lurk. After all, proprietary business data and customer data ...

Disaster Recovery: Facts & Fiction

There are lots of myths floating around about disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, and if you’re not careful to get the facts, you might find yourself with permanent losses when a crisis occurs, even if you think you have a disaster recovery plan in place. To help you understand what’s fact and what’s fiction, our team of IT security ...

3 Technology Challenges for the Modern Nonprofit

Digital advances have certainly transformed the nonprofit landscape, but with that evolution comes an increased need for organizations to understand, anticipate, and prepare for technology-related challenges. However, in a world where many nonprofits are increasingly trying to achieve more mission-driven initiatives with fewer resources, making technology updates a priority can be a difficult sell to board members and leadership. Here ...

A Basic Understanding of Internet Security and Privacy Laws in the U.S.

If your business has an online presence – even a relatively small one – it may be wise to familiarize yourself with some of the numerous cybersecurity laws in the U.S. (and around the world, if you’re doing business globally) that cover internet, data security, and privacy. Here, we’ll focus on laws in the United States, but if your website ...

Understanding Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Manufacturing

While technological advances have certainly had a profound impact on industrial and manufacturing companies, few factories and plants have kept up with best practices to prevent a cyber-attack. For far too long, this sector has not considered itself a valuable target for cybercriminals, as they don’t usually handle any significant volume of credit card transactions nor are they known for ...

The Future of Cloud Computing – A Hybrid Approach

By now, you’re probably familiar with the cloud. And it’s likely you already use the cloud – for storage, file sharing or other third-party applications – even if you don’t realize it. But as increasingly more SMBs look to move to cloud computing services intentionally, it is essential to understand what options exist and what the best long-term solution is ...

Advantages & Risks of Unified Communications for SMBs

Technology inherently comes with advantages and risks, and the benefits of secure unified communications (UC) are undeniable. Compared to alternative communications platforms, UC boasts superior reliability, expanded options for mobility, integrated data, on-demand collaboration tools, affordability and on-demand scalability. However, UC also presents some unique security challenges because it brings together numerous communications technologies, such as VoIP, video, chat, and ...