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Google Assistant, Facebook Data, and the GDPR

Posted by Angel Martinez on May 17, 2018 4:41:36 PM

This Week in Technology

Google Assistant Gets 6 New Voices!

Last week Google announced they are adding some new voices to their Google Assistant enabled devices. If you're looking for fresh sounds from your Google Home, Android phone or tablet (with Android Marshmallow or later), or your Chromebook, you're in luck! You now have access to 6 distinct voices: 3 male and 3 female.

These new voices are already live and ready to be used by your Google devices. Click the link below for a walk-through of setting up your brand new voice!

Here's How to Set up These New Voices on Your Device

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Topics: IT News & Updates, Tips and Tricks

Ransomware: Protecting Your Business Against the Threats You Can’t See

Posted by Angel Martinez on Apr 16, 2018 2:49:13 PM

Ransomware may pose the biggest cybersecurity threat to your business in 2018. Here’s how to protect your data - and your liquid assets - from getting nabbed for a ransom. 

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Topics: Ransomware

What Factors Are Driving the End User Managed Services Decision?

Posted by Angel Martinez on Apr 9, 2018 8:54:00 AM

Technology has upended every industry from Airbnb’s disruption of hotels to Bitcoin’s impact on currency. This rapid escalation combined with technology’s increasing availability means everyone has access to powerful tools that didn’t even exist five years ago.

While access to high-impact technology can help any business grow, managing that technology requires both a level of skill and a budget beyond the reach of an enterprise-level business. That’s why more and more companies are turning to end-user managed services.

What other factors are driving the end user managed services decision?

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Topics: Managed IT, Outsourcing Your IT Department

Reported Ransomware Attack on the City of Atlanta, GA

Posted by Angel Martinez on Apr 6, 2018 2:26:52 PM

On March 22, 2018 the City of Atlanta reported a ransomware attack—SAMSAM—from hackers requesting $51,000. Ransomware is a malware attack that prohibits access to computer files that can take down an entire company infrastructure and prevent access to important files and systems. For example, six days after the City of Atlanta attack police and municipal court employees are having to fill out paperwork by hand on paper, residents are unable to pay water bills and parking tickets online too.

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Topics: Ransomware

Benefits of Using a Document Management System

Posted by Angel Martinez on Mar 28, 2018 9:16:09 AM

Learn how to securely share and manage company data without spending a fortune.

Overview

According to Techopedia, “document management is the process of storing, locating, updating, and sharing data for the purpose of workflow progression and business outcomes. Centralized sharing and data storage within specific servers help organizations access information efficiently and effectively, along with securing protected data. Programs and servers are used in the process of document management. Important metadata is centralized, as opposed to decentralized or difficult to locate.” Document Management Systems (DMS) have become more popular recently. As businesses migrate IT infrastructure to the cloud it is a natural progression to use a DMS. Most DMS are hosted in the cloud and provide access from anywhere. Examples include: Box, Dropbox, and eDocs. Continuing reading to learn why your business should use a DMS.

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Topics: Data Backup, eDocs, Data Mangement

Selling the Idea of Managed IT Services to Your CFO

Posted by Angel Martinez on Mar 23, 2018 3:59:00 PM

You may have decided that managed IT services are the way to go, but selling the idea to your CFO can be the first hurdle toward making it happen. Here are eight tips for getting your company’s finance team as excited about outsourced IT as you are.

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Topics: Managed IT, Outsourcing Your IT Department

Making the Shift from an IT Staff to Managed Services

Posted by Angel Martinez on Mar 16, 2018 3:58:00 PM

IT managed services can increase up-time, reduce costs, and give your business access to advanced technology solutions. These services can also connect you with  greater expertise than you may be able to nurture in house. In most cases, IT services providers offer monthly managed services plans instead of the traditional break-fix model.

That’s why the IT managed services trend is ramping up. According to Clutch, 69% of small and medium businesses hire an IT services provider, and 39% of those with a provider plan to increase their spending.

For an established enterprise, an outsourced IT team can either supplement or replace an internal IT department. In either case, making the shift from an IT staff to managed services can be challenging.

To simplify the process, try these six steps:

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Topics: Managed IT, Outsourcing Your IT Department, IT Support

The Worst Password Mistakes That Compromise Security

Posted by Angel Martinez on Feb 15, 2018 4:01:55 PM

Choosing a weak or commonly used password invites hackers to help themselves to your business’ data. More than 80% of hacks involve a password breach. So while password selection may not be at the cutting edge of cybersecurity, it’s your first line of defense.

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What Do You Do If Your Company Is Being Held Hostage By Ransomware?

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Jan 16, 2018 2:17:30 PM

It’s Monday morning, and your project is due the next day. You switch on your computer to find a message that your system is encrypted until you pay the required fee.

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8 Incredibly Useful Hidden Features For Office 365

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Dec 4, 2017 8:30:00 AM

If you or your team uses Office 365, we want to let you in on eight hidden features that can maximize your work, plus save you time and money. 

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Topics: Office 365