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Should I Consider an Upgrade from Office 365 to Microsoft 365? (Everything You Need to Know!)

Should I Consider an Upgrade from Office 365 to Microsoft 365? (Everything You Need to Know!)

Today’s offices are powered by technology, which means the software choices you make can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Pick the wrong applications, and your team could b …

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Lock Down Your Logins with These 4 Solid Password Management Tips

Lock Down Your Logins with These 4 Solid Password Management Tips

All it takes is one weak password to become the victim of a data breach. While most people realize the importance of strong passwords, many still fall into bad password habits that …

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Cloud Applications are Secure and Won't Put You at Risk of a Breach

5 Ways to Ensure Your Cloud Applications are Secure and Won’t Put You at Risk of a Breach

There’s no denying that cloud-based applications are taking over in offices around the world due to their ability to break the chains of “one software-one computer” and enable …

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Faster, Better, More Secure Wi-Fi is Coming! Learn All About the New 6th Gen Routers

If you’re like a lot of small businesses, the number of internet-connected devices depending upon your wireless router has increased significantly over the last decade. (more&hell …

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How Can I Get the Most from My VoIP Phone System? (Tips & Tricks)

There was a time when most business owners shied away from VoIP phone systems, but with multiple advancements in internet speed and cloud computing technology, VoIP quality has improved …

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3 Powerful Ways to Protect Your Company from Ransomware

3 Powerful Ways to Protect Your Company from Ransomware

Ransomware continues to be a major threat to businesses around the world. In the first quarter of 2019 alone, ransomware attacks increased by 195%. And hackers don’t only target l …

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How Can I See If My Personal Details are for Sale on the Dark Web?

In the digital age, personal information has become currency. Credit card details, login credentials, social security numbers… they’re all for sale in a shady marketplace that c …

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How Can I Secure Staff Mobile Devices to Protect My Business?

Smartphones have gone way beyond use for just phone calls and texts. They’ve become mini-computers we keep in our pockets and more of a company’s work is now being handled by mo …

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5 Productive Ways Your Small Business Can Benefit from OneDrive for Business

Digital files are being created at a breakneck pace in today’s technology-driven world and keeping up with them all can be challenging for any small business. How can you securely …

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4 Reasons Workstation Disk Encryption is Key to Good Data Security

4 Reasons Workstation Disk Encryption is Key to Good Data Security

Data security has become one of the top priorities of both small businesses and enterprise corporations. For reasons of both regulatory compliance and avoiding the crippling costs o …

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Why Attachment & URL Sandboxing are Vital for Keeping Your Office Protected from Today’s Threats

The cyberattacks of the last few years have evolved to being much more sophisticated than they were just 5 or 10 years ago. Many of them use unknown malware to try to breach gateway …

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Windows 7 End of Life is Looming! How to Properly Prepare Your Business

All good operating systems must come to an end, and the time is nearly here for the popular Windows 7. It remained the most used Window operating system (OS) for many years, far out …

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7 Ways Sophos Outranks Other Cybersecurity Solutions on the Market

Today’s cybersecurity solutions are complex and multi-layered. They have to handle virus and malware control, end point security, email and phishing protection, web security, and …

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Why are Small Businesses Moving to Proofpoint Essentials for Superior Email Security? (Facts & Features)

Why are Small Businesses Moving to Proofpoint Essentials for Superior Email Security? (Facts & Features)

Email is one of the most popular modes of entry for hackers. It offers a way to get directly in front of millions of people with the click of a mouse. And a cleverly disguised email …

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7 Critical Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Fresno IT Service

7 Critical Questions to Ask Before You Hire an IT Service in Fresno

Keeping technology running smoothly has become one of the most important necessities of a healthy and growing business. With just about every operation in today’s office supported …

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Top 4 Data Security Threats to Your Business and How to Avoid Them

Top 4 Data Security Threats to Your Business and How to Avoid Them

There used to be a time when a filing cabinet lock and key were all anyone needed to protect their company’s sensitive files. But since the evolution of computers, paper files hav …

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Simplify & Strengthen Your Data Security with a Proven Unified Approach

Simplify & Strengthen Your Data Security with a Proven Unified Approach

Data security is made up of multiple moving parts, including protecting network traffic, preventing email phishing attacks, and safeguarding endpoint devices (computers, tablets, sm …

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2019 Trends in Business Technology That You Need to Know About to Get Ahead of Your Competition

2019 Trends in Business Technology That You Need to Know About to Get Ahead of Your Competition

Technology seems to evolve at an ever-accelerating pace each year. While it can be challenging to keep up, the good news is that each evolution offers more value to businesses in bo …

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4 Exciting Ways Virtualization Can Positively Transform Your Business

4 Exciting Ways Virtualization Can Positively Transform Your Business

Today’s office is much more mobile than before due to a combination of cloud technologies and new mobile devices like tablets and tablet/laptop hybrids. Being mobile allows you to …

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Mobile Management and Your Business

It’s no secret that technology has revolutionized the way that we do business. From buying groceries to building a house, there are more options than ever before to find the perfe …

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Section 179 and Your Business: Important Things You Should Know

Running a business can be a difficult endeavor for a variety of reasons, not the last of which is the financial investment required. The popular saying that you have to spend money …

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Thinking about Using Cloud Storage? Consider These 5 Things First! (Risks & Benefits)

Thinking about Using Cloud Storage? Consider These 5 Things First! (Risks & Benefits)

Cloud storage options are everywhere you look, Google Drive, OneDrive, Evernote (just to name a few), but is storing your data in the cloud the best option for your business? (more& …

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Which Business Email is Best for You? Pros & Cons of Office 365 vs On-Premises Microsoft Exchange Server

Which Business Email is Best for You? Pros & Cons of Office 365 vs On-Premises Microsoft Exchange Server

Decisions about technology are some of the most impactful for any size business. Should you host applications on your own server that you control, or should you go with cloud-based …

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How to Tell the Difference Between “Just Good” and “Awesome!” IT Services

Having solid and reliable IT services for your company’s technology infrastructure isn’t just important these days, it’s a crucial part of your growth and success. (more&helli …

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Which Technologies Can Help CPA Firms Be More Successful?

While many industries use similar technology for things like word processing or cloud backups, if you’re not also using custom IT tools that match what you do every day, you could …

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Stop the #1 Method for Cyberattacks: 7 Tips for Identifying Phishing Emails

Stop the #1 Method for Cyberattacks: 7 Tips for Identifying Phishing Emails

It happens all the time… you get an email that looks like it’s from a legitimate company, asking you to do something urgently. It may give you a link to sign into a website to v …

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Awesome Examples of How Microsoft Teams Can Transform Your Workflow

Awesome Examples of How Microsoft Teams Can Transform Your Workflow

The 21st century office is all about collaboration and communication. Mobile devices and improved internet speeds have made it easy to work from just about anywhere. You may have a sa …

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Should You Make the Switch to VoIP Phones for Your Business? Pros and Cons of Internet-based Phones

Should You Make the Switch to VoIP Phones for Your Business? Pros and Cons of Internet-based Phones

If you’ve been looking over company expenses for places to save money, most likely your phone bill is one of the target areas if you’re still on a landline-based system. Today …

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Everything You Need to Know About Offsite Backups and How They Work

Everything You Need to Know About Offsite Backups and How They Work

Anyone that’s lost valuable files due to a computer crash, system update gone wrong, or natural disaster, understands the importance of having a good backup and recovery plan. (more&h …

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5 Powerful Advantages of Mobile Device Management for Your Business

5 Powerful Advantages of Mobile Device Management for Your Business

Businesses already had enough work just keeping up with their company’s desktop computers, but now with the growing use of mobile devices, smart phones and tablets have become a busin …

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Learn to Use Multi-Factor Authentication to Protect Your Office 365 Account from Hackers

Login passwords are like the lock on your office front door. They protect you from break-in, theft, and misuse of your company’s data. That data includes everything from payroll a …

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7 Vital Components of System Monitoring and Why It’s Critical to Your Business!

When it comes to computers, servers, and networks, you don’t want to take a “no news is good news” approach. Too often, people get busy with their day to day tasks, relying on …

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How to Get the Best Protection from Ransomware (The Secret is in the Layers)

Ransomware and other cyberthreats have become an unfortunate part of life for businesses. Ensuring your network is protected against them is no longer a “maybe” it’s a “must …

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Are you backing up your data?

Companies lose tons of data every day simply because they haven't backed it up. You may be too busy to think about it, but it really is important. So what are the easiest ways to backu …

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How to Choose a Tech Support Company

How to Choose a Tech Support Company

Unity IT has made choosing a tech support company easy because we offer all of the services you'll need. But we encourage you to do your research. Here are some criteria on how to choos …

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How to Choose a Fresno IT Company

Unity IT has made choosing a Fresno IT company easy because we offer all of the services you'll need. But we encourage you to do your research. Here are some criteria on how to choose a …

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Managed IT Service Trends for 2018

As a managed IT service provider, it's important to keep up with the current managed IT service trends for 2018 in order to know what marketing to focus on. Here are the top managed IT …

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Why You Should Care About Application Logs?

As technology continues to drive innovation on the business landscape, many business owners are feeling the pressure to become just a little more tech savvy. Between Cloud computing and …

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Dangerous New Ransomware Identified

We are issuing a warning to businesses to be on the lookout for the “GlobeImposter” or “Fake Globe” ransomware virus, which is once again making headlines. This variant of the …

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When’s the Last Time You Checked on Your Domain Name?

For today’s business owners, web presence is everything. Making an impact online is how most modern businesses generate leads and make an impact on their target markets. A big part of …

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Are You in the Know About the National Cybersecurity Framework?

Mandated by Presidents Obama and Trump alongside the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST), The Cybersecurity Framework is required for all Federal organizations and is bec …

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Windows 10 Creators Update is Your Company’s New Best Friend

The Windows 10 Creators update is in full swing and business owners have been soaking in the benefits. The update has been available since April and so far, it is living up to the hype. …

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Help Employees Understand Cyber Threats  

Companies can combat a lack of employee awareness about cyber-attacks by offering regular, consistent training, communication, and awareness. A recent study by Wombat Security Techno …

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Why Every Business Should Consider Outsourcing IT Services

There’s no denying that today information is more accessible and easier to obtain than ever before.  From the internet, tablets, smartphones, and even your laptop information is ever …

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Malicious Misuse:  Learning from the DocuSign Breach  

How to prevent suffering from malicious misuse of your data – a risk revealed by the recent breach at DocuSign, where hackers impersonated the electronic document company to distribut …

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Saving Content to Read Later

:Using an App that Actually Helps You Read that Article Later Saving articles to read later is something we do; we save.  But reading the articles we save isn’t something we do as o …

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Cybersecurity Tips for Non-Profits

Is Your Charitable Organization at Risk? If tomorrow’s headlines read your non-profit organization’s data and donor info was breached, what would be the ramifications?  Are you ta …

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How to Keep Kids Safe Online

The Internet has the potential to cause harm to your children and teens, but there aren’t rules and restrictions governing it like we have with other things in our society.  The Inte …

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When Law Firms Should Switch to Managed Services 

Technology is ever-changing, and law firms need it to run a business.  But, a lot of things can go wrong, such as security breaches and forgotten passwords.  Some law firms have a sma …

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The Benefits of Managed Services for Law Firms  

In response to the ever-increasing cyber threats on law firms, “companies are demanding a level of security.  Pressure from clients is causing firms to invest and focus on cyber risk …

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How Non-Profits Manage to Make Profits With Managed Services

Non-Profit Managed IT Services & Support The primary function of a non-profit should be to fulfill its goal, not worry about IT. Learn how non-profits can use managed services to maximi …

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Happy Cyber Security Month Everyone!

October is Cyber Security Safety Month—How To Keep Your Business Secure Online. Threats Continue to Increase.  Unless You Take Specific Steps, Your Business Is in Jeopardy. Staying …

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How IT Managed Services Solve Nonprofit Budgeting Woes  

Maintaining your nonprofit’s strategic mission focus is critical and often requires next-generation technology to an executive on objectives. IT managed services providers offer excep …

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Privacy Levels to Pricing: What You Need to Know About Buying a VPN  

Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, provide you with an added layer of security for your business systems and sensitive data. Learn how to find the right VPN solution for your unique nee …

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Are You Using the Latest Features in Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams introduces more features for educators, Skype users, freelancers, and more! Make sure you’re taking advantage of them for your business. Microsoft Teams is a social …

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WARNING: Researchers Detect LinkedIn-Based Phishing Scam

Phishing scams like this one are more common than ever – without the right cybersecurity services in Fresno, your business will be left vulnerable. You and I know that effective comm …

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The Top New Ways Technology and Fundraising are Working Together for Nonprofits

Nonprofits need tech solutions that work: Here’s how the market is helping out. Technology and NPOs have always had an interesting relationship: Nonprofits tend to be less impressed …

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Do Hackers Have Your Info? — Probably.

The Aftermath of the Equifax Hack Do you have a credit report in the US? Then there’s a good chance your private information is now in the hands of hackers. Find out what you need to …

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Do You Know What Your Children Are Doing When They’re Online?

The only thing more essential than online privacy protection, in general, are the laws, rules, and regulations designed to protect the most vulnerable among us: our children. Here’s w …

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Cloud Solutions Fresno Businesses Trust

Cloud computing has made our daily work processes so much simpler.  No longer are employees tied to an office desk to keep up with critical paperwork and messages.  The cloud has equi …

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Is WordPress Secure?  

WordPress is a great content management system for personal use, but is it safe for businesses? When small-business owners come together, there are often heated discussions about which …

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WARNING: IRS / FBI Themed Ransomware Phishing Attack

The IRS is warning of a new ransomware threat that is targeting businesses throughout the United States. On August 28th, 2017, the IRS sent out a bulletin advising people to beware of a …

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Employers Listen Up: Social Media Risks You May Not Know

As an employer, it’s essential that you understand the responsibility you have when managing your employees’ social media use. How should you regulate the social media activities of …

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Introducing: The Very Best IT Consulting in Fresno

Make sure your technology is always adding real value to your business and improving how you operate with IT Consulting in Fresno from Unity IT. We know that most business owners and m …

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We Heard A Rumor About A New IT Services Company…

We heard a rumor about a new IT services company coming to Fresno. Have you heard it, too? New businesses open up all the time, and just like how you keep tabs on businesses in your …

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6 Big Website Mistakes You’ve Probably Made

That Are Costing Your Business Money. Have you fallen prey to these common website mistakes— Ones that will alienate your customers and deplete your revenue? If you tried to save mon …

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Data Theft and Its Impact on Your Business  

The full cost of a data breach can be enormous: Here’s what’s at stake when it comes to hacking.   IT service and security companies always warn their clients about just how bad a …

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Website Tip: How to Turn Browsers into Buyers—Six Tips

Are you frustrated by low website conversion numbers? Maybe it’s not your product or service. You may just need to rethink your website.   Even though your website is generating a s …

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In Search Of Computer Services In Fresno?

Unity IT offers a full range of technology and computer support for Fresno businesses. Great technology and technical support is something that every single business needs, regardl …

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Do These Cybersecurity Myths Hold Up to Scrutiny?

To stay safe in terms of cyber security, you must separate fact from fiction. Hacking and forms of cyber crime are nothing new. However, one recent study reveals the problem is far more …

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The Benefits of Structured Cabling for Your Business

 How much do you know about your company’s IT network? What type of cabling system do you use?  When was the last time you upgraded your network cabling? These are questions any …

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Have You Found the Best Managed IT Services In Fresno Yet?

Managed Services are a set of best practices, processes, and tools that, when combined with technical knowledge and proper facilitation, delivers an ideal result for businesses. Put …

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Bring Your Marketing to the Next Level. Some Great Email Tools to Try.

Email marketing is far from dead. In fact, it’s seen increased success in recent years. Both prospects and marketers find it to be one of the most flexible, useful channels for stayin …

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Should You Consider Hosted VoIP To Replace Your Business’ Current Phone Service?  

Are you tired of the high cost of using a traditional business phone system? You can save money while still getting the same quality with a VoIP System for your business.   Over half …

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Getting The Best IT Services in Fresno

Finding out who offers outsourced IT services in Fresno -- and who among them is the best -- isn't a simple task. There’s no decision more crucial to your business than who you're …

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Skype and BMW Bring Productivity to Your Daily Commute

You spend a lot of time commuting—Don’t let this time go to waste! Skype and BMW want to help you be more productive while driving.   How much time do you spend behind the wheel ea …

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Your Modern Company Needs These Timesheet Advances for Managing Schedules

Today’s timesheets are adaptable digital tools: Here are the features that can make them truly useful. Are your timecards still languishing in the last century? Do you have troubles w …

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Are You Calling Tech Support on Behalf of Your Company?

Here Are a Few Smart Communication Tips.  Talking to vendor tech support doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are the top things to keep in mind.  Organizations’ relationships wi …

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How Nonprofits Can Use a Managed Services Provider to Meet Their Goals

Data solutions can bring needed change to NPOs: Here’s why a managed services provider is the answer. One of the most annoying things for nonprofit organizations is finding that thei …

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Looking For The Best IT Support in Fresno?

Harness the power of the best IT support in Fresno by partnering with Unity IT. A healthy business grows and develops, and that's what an IT support company should help its clients ach …

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Transform Your Business With The Right Technologies

There are three types of technologies that every business needs if they want to transform, grow, and achieve new levels of success.   Technology has been at the forefront of business d …

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The Biggest Technology Challenges Faced by the Accounting Industry

Technology is changing nearly every industry, but few as significantly as the accounting field. Here’s what you need to know about staying in business. Accounting firms have always ha …

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The Future of Digital Security is in Prevention

Many businesses cannot survive a data attack: Here’s how to focus on the latest effect prevention. Don’t get us wrong, disaster recovery is and will be an important part of securit …

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Where Danger Lurks: Keeping Kids Safe Online

The world is a more dangerous place for kids than ever before in history. Here is how to keep your kids safe online.   Kids spend an average of nine hours a day online, using social m …

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The Four Most Important Things Every Accounting Firm Should Know about Cyber Security

Discover four tried and proven ways to keep your company’s computer systems and data safe and secure from cyber-criminals A high standard of cybersecurity can mean the difference betw …

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BREAKING NEWS – New Worldwide Ransomware Outbreak Reported

Reports have begun to pour in regarding a new ransomware infection currently wreaking havoc in Russia, Ukraine, France, Spain, and several other countries. This highly sophisticated Rus …

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How Will the True Essence of Digital Transformation Impact Your Company?

Digital transformation – is your business ready? Do you have a solid grasp of the true essence of the process? If not, it’s not too late – learn more here: Digital transformation, …

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Step by Step Guidelines for Handling a Cyberattack at a Medical Facility

The four most important things a medical institution needs to do in the event of a hacking Unfortunately, cyber attacks on healthcare facilities are all too common. Such attacks grew b …

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From Telegraphs to USENET and How to Protect Yourself from Spam

When someone thinks of spam they typically think of unsolicited bulk commercial email they receive in their inbox. However, the concept of spam started a little earlier than you might t …

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How Technology Has Transformed Canada 150 Years since its Inception

July 1, 2017 will mark 150 years since Confederation in Canada. Since that time, a lot has happened, especially in regards to the business environment. Today, it is undoubtedly much eas …

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Amazon’s New Deal Will Change Your Food Buying Experience Forever

Amazon has decided to dabble into the grocery industry with its purchase of Whole Foods. For those in the groceries business, Amazon is about to become your biggest worry. Amazon.com r …

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Computer Support in Fresno

Who Can Guarantee Computer Support in Fresno That Meets the Strictest Industry Standards? 

Unity IT certainly can! We have the right level of collective expertise, qualifications and client dedication that meets those standards (such as those of the ITI), and which allows us …

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It’s Time To Break Up With Break/Fix

Are you wasting money with Break/Fix IT services, like so many other businesses today? There’s a better way: Managed Services. Having the right tech is no longer a choice when it com …

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Understand the GDPR Compliance Requirements

GDPR regulations for Europe go into effect very soon, but is your organization ready for the rigor required by these standards? Recent cyber attacks have technology leaders throughout …

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What Companies Need to Know About Technology Management  

Technology Management has become an important aspect of doing business today. Here are a few details about what it entails, and why a business may need it.   Technology management is …

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The Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing holds many promises for big and small businesses. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of adopting cloud computing. Today, the internet is one of the biggest drive …

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Windows 10 Finally Creates a Solution for Ransomware

Windows recently revealed that their latest version of Widows 10 is immune to ransomware. They also made updates to earlier versions of their OS to protect them. When the WannaCry Rans …

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Wisdom Wednesday: Taking and Printing Screenshots on Windows 10

Need a fast Windows screenshot? We’ll show you how to do it! Do you need to take a quick Windows screenshot for work or fun, but can’t figure out how to do it? Don’t worry: Our gu …

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Security Risks of Using Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi can be quite dangerous. Here is a detailed list of the most common risks of using it and how to mitigate them. June is the Official National Candy Month. Thus, it is only …

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How Will Proposed Trump Budget Cuts Affect Healthcare Data Privacy And Security?

The Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts could directly impact the government’s ability to protect healthcare data privacy and security. The Trump administration has activel …

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Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based work hub destined to change the way you communicate with team members. Follow these tips and tricks to make the most of your Office 365 experience. The …

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Held Hostage: Properly Handling Ransomware Attacks

Unless you happen to be a cyber criminal, ransomware is bad news. So for the rest of us who might have a run in with a cyber criminal who uses ransomware as a method for extortion, it …

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Are Voice Message Notification Emails The Latest Ransomware Delivery Vessel?

Ransomware attacks are now being delivered via voice message notification emails to unsuspecting victims. A June 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report revealed that an avera …

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Improving healthcare EHR cybersecurity with IT

Cyber attacks against healthcare organizations are on the rise: this white paper offers proven ways to protect your organization and patients from ransomware attacks and other types of …

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Are Your Workstations A Part Of Your Disaster Recovery Planning?

When the topic of disaster recovery comes up, most of the time the kinds of scenarios that come to mind are monsoons and hurricanes - events that create complete chaos, with power and o …

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Want The Best IT Consulting Services in Fresno?

Make sure your technology is always adding real value to your business and improving how you operate with Fresno IT Consulting services from Unity IT. We know that most business owners …

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Microsoft’s Advice on How Business IT Professionals Can Disable SMB 1 Insecurities

This white paper details what additional steps IT pros need to take to safeguard their networks and systems and why they should leave the newer versions of SMBs alone.   With the rece …

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Cyber Security is Front and Center As Connected Cars Become More Commonplace

With more vehicles with connected features on the roads every day, cyber security has never been more important to drivers. Learn how to protect your connected car from hackers and othe …

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The Top 10 Advantages to Working with an External IT Service Company

An external IT services company may be exactly what small and growing businesses need: Here’s why. Partnering with an external IT services companies brings plenty of benefits, especi …

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Where Can I Find the Right IT Services in Fresno to Fit My Operations and Budget?  

You can find it with Unity IT, your partner in prosperity who can handle all your IT management! We understand that you need a Fresno IT services company that understands the entire sci …

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Google’s Chrome Set to Introduce Ad Blocker in 2018

In an effort to reduce the intrusive and annoying nature of such ads, Google has announced that their new browser version will feature an automatic ad blocker. Consider the vast amount …

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This Malware Downloader Can Infect Your PC Without Even a Single Click

A discussion of a particularly nasty strain of malware downloader and what you need to know to keep yourself, your business and your employees protected.   Conventional wisdom tells u …

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Wisdom Wednesday: Taking and Printing Screenshots on Windows 10

Need a fast Windows screenshot? We’ll show you how to do it! Do you need to take a quick Windows screenshot for work or fun, but can’t figure out how to do it? Don’t worry: Our gu …

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Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based work hub destined to change the way you communicate with team members. Follow these tips and tricks to make the most of your Office 365 experience. The …

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What Microsoft’s OneDrive and SharePoint Summer Updates Mean

Technology is an essential part of the modern business in large part due to the way that it helps bring people together. Since the beginning, Microsoft solutions like OneDrive and Share …

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Celebrate Being a Geek!

June 13th is the Day to Celebrate Being a Geek! When you hear the word “geek” what image does your brain conjure up? If you’re like some people, this might be a bespectacled yo …

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Driverless Cars– Utopian Dream or Dystopian Nightmare?

For many people, the vision of a world of driverless cars represents a commuter’s utopia, and for good reason. Commuting is costly, not only in terms of time and money but in terms of …

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Phishing and Spear Phishing Scams

Don’t Get Caught in Their Nets. What is Phishing? Phishing is tech language for fishing over the Internet for confidential business and personal information such as credit card number …

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Happy Superman Day Everyone!

Superman Day Is a Perfect Time To Start Your Journey To Becoming Your Own Information Technology Superhero You don’t have to rely on an outside savior to fix your IT emergencies. Pre …

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Yammer Now Supports More Content Than Ever: Here’s What the Social App Can Do

Yammer’s social capabilities now support a number of content formats: Here’s why that matters for your business. Yammer has gone through some important changes in 2017 as Microsoft …

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Superman Day Is The Perfect Time To Start Your Journey To Becoming Your Own Information Technology Superhero

You don’t have to rely on an outside savior to fix your IT emergencies. Prepare your organization for contingencies with these helpful IT security tips. Duck into a phone booth (if y …

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13 Tips for Keeping Your Computer in Tip-Top Shape

Let’s examine some of the most likely computer issues and quick tips for combatting these problems. I sure do love it when my computer bogs down and slows my workflow, so I can’t m …

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6 Ways that AI Systems Can Help Your Business Make More Money

AI does more than just help with security: Here’s how it can make you more revenue too! Artificial intelligence still seems a little…unreal, doesn’t it? Yet you would be hard-pre …

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Don’t Be A Victim Of Fake Malware Protection Apps On The Google Play Store

Don’t be fooled by the fake apps popping up on the Google Play store that falsely claim to protect you from ransomware. Recently, many Android device users were confronted with a bar …

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How Much Should Your Business Be Spending on Digital Upgrades This Year?

Take a look at how companies are shaping their IT budgets, and what their biggest expenses are. A very common question among businesses is, “How much should I be spending on digital …

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Wisdom Wednesday: Taking and Printing Screenshots on Windows 10

Need a fast Windows screenshot? We’ll show you how to do it! Do you need to take a quick Windows screenshot for work or fun, but can’t figure out how to do it? Don’t worry: Our gu …

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Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based work hub destined to change the way you communicate with team members. Follow these tips and tricks to make the most of your Office 365 experience. The …

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Becoming a master communicator in the workplace will improve overall performance and efficiency of your team members. Excellent communication skills take time to develop but can be a le …

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A talented sales team can perform well, but if they harness the power of data they can beat the competition by forming strategies that have the insights of data to back them up. At one …

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Ransomware creates a nightmare scenario for every business it targets. It results in lost access to critical systems and data, prolonged downtime, lost productivity, and lost profits. A …

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As part of our Earth Day 2017 celebrations, we’re putting together some great tips to help your business lessen the impact your operations have on the environment. From physical r …

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As you may already know, Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day. To mark the occasion, we’re sharing some helpful tips on going green with your technology. Dialing down the impact your …

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On April 22nd, more than 193 countries will celebrate Earth Day. Multiplied thousands of events will be put on across the globe to promote environmental awareness and action. These even …

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When the livelihood of your business depends on data stored in your computer network, you just cannot afford to leave anything to chance. Data preservation and the ability to retrieve i …

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Moving your IT infrastructure doesn’t have to be a massive headache if you get professional help. Relocating to a new office space is an exciting prospect, but if the though …

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Save Money, Time & Get the Hosted Solutions Your Business Needs to Succeed.

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While it’s understandable that consumers might feel skeptical adopting cloud technology, their fears are often based on myths and misperception. Let’s take a look at some of …

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Companies of all sizes are able to benefit from technology as a data-driven prescription for improvement in productivity. If you talk to many business professionals, there is a consens …

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Effective use of computer technology can help your business cut costs and increase profits. Are you taking full advantage of it? Information technology may not be the sexiest part of y …

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Considering virtualization or a new server approach? Microsoft’s RDS offering is more valuable than ever! Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), once known as Terminal Services …

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When it comes to social media marketing, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are no longer enough. Get an edge over your competition by mastering Snapchat now! Since all but taking over onli …

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Malware attack seeks to disable user systems by targeting Microsoft Office vulnerability Microsoft Office users are on edge after being made aware of a new threat that has been targeti …

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All Microsoft users need to be aware of a new threat that has been targeting fully-patched systems using a zero-day attack. This attack installs malware through an Office vulnerability. …

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With Focused Inbox, Outlook is improving upon its email organization software, allowing your company to organize its messages more efficiently. From sending formal company letters to m …

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Peripherals that attach to your system are most likely never patched with security updates. So, your printer or thumb drive may make your system a wide-open gateway to the network. Nea …

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Microsoft Office 365 is a trusted solution for businesses of all sizes, but some professionals are hesitant to relinquish their data. See why security isn’t the problem when it co …

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A look at why businesses need more than a cloud to backup their information. Regardless of the size of your business, regularly backing up your system is essential to keeping your comp …

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The seriousness of employee theft should lead us to examine what we have been doing and what more we can do How big is the problem? We can’t do everything ourselves, so we need t …

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An overview of not just why managed services are important, but why they’re an essential part of the future of nearly every business you can think of. Regardless of the industry …

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The latest social media market research highlights the importance of understanding why each generation uses the various platforms. Once the first advertisement and business profile wer …

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Changes to the way certain versions of Outlook connect to the Exchange server have the potential to disrupt email connectivity, and small businesses need to be aware of how these update …

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Internet security breaches occur continuously, but most don’t have effects as far-reaching as those of the so-called Cloudbleed disaster. A Google researcher recently discovered a …

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Free Ransomware Decryption Tools to Get Your Business Back on Track Free ransomware decryption tools are essential for removing malware from your computer and allowing your system to wo …

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With network automation simplifying the networking process, fewer network engineers are needed to provide the same level of support as before. If you are a network engineer, it’s …

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Relying on the pervasiveness of auto-fill, hackers have developed a new phishing technique that uses this standard browser feature and which could put your business’ data security …

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It seems clear that an experienced MSP can help cut costs for small and medium-sized businesses. Each day, business is inundated with proposals for new technology. Some are great, and y …

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How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks Most of us know about computer hacking, computer viruses, and computer malware. But, did you know about a new threat that is soaring …

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Businesses of all sizes and types are facing an increased threat of costly ransomware attacks, as illustrated by a recent series of attacks on an Austrian luxury hotel. In the past few …

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Your Chrome browser has many settings to protect your privacy and keep advertisers from viewing your browsing history. Google’s Chrome web browser is popular for many reasons. It& …

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Automated role management tools can support account management, password management, compliance and identity management all in one user-friendly solution. Business role management invol …

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The increased adoption of chip cards has fraudsters moving online, but businesses are fighting back with improved online security. Security is one of the biggest concerns of our IT clie …

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Managed service providers and small and medium-sized business’ have a synergistic relationship that offers business the ability to multiply their IT service capabilities at an aff …

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Cyber attacks are on the rise and there are a number of steps your company can take to reduce risk and mitigate success of an attack. Many experts in the IT industry believe that by 202 …

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By streamlining your processes and removing redundancies across departments, your healthcare organization can make compliance less costly and more effective. Ensuring that your firm is …

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The number of security issues and malware risks that your company must contend with continues to grow every year, but one of the most potentially devastating threats that your business …

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When a business’ computer needs outgrow the space at your location, your business has two choices: Choice 1- build a new data center; Choice 2 – lease space at a data center …

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Dentists face unique regulatory challenges concerning how they handle patient health information (PHI) and Patient Financial Information (PFI). PHI is subject to HIPAA regulations, PFI …

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Think you’ve got your email solutions all figured out? See why you may be leaving money (and time) on the table if you haven’t considered a cloud email solution. With the a …

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A recent wave of malware attacks orchestrated by a cybercriminal group demonstrates how quickly malware can evolve to test even the best data security defense systems. One difficulty in …

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As the threat of cyber attacks and cyber risk continues to increase, I foresee CFOs across the world learning, adapting and building competency to successfully address this critical cha …

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The lifeblood of a data center is the power it has and the power available for expansion – without electric power, a data center is useless. The data center that is just opening looks …

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Through the NIST’s updated cybersecurity guide, small businesses can develop the metrics, terms, supply chains, and purchases necessary to stay safe New developments in cybersecu …

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The market for IT contractors in 2017 remains strong if the candidate has the right skill set and the ability to handle the challenges of freelancing. As we move into the first quarter …

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It’s important to keep in mind today the fact that heartless con artists use social engineering tactics to trick people looking for love. The FBI’s Internet Crime Compl …

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Consider implementing multifactor authentication that requires additional information beyond a password to gain entry. Check with your vendors that handle sensitive data, especially fin …

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Every day, businesses and individuals send over 205 billion emails all over the world. Though many of these messages contain valuable information, a significant portion of them are sp …

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Microsoft’s cybersecurity practices provide a model for small businesses, allowing them to minimize the risk of attack or theft. From data breaches to system slowdowns to denia …

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Regularly backup the data on all computers. Critical data includes word processing documents, electronic spreadsheets, databases, financial files, human resources files, and accounts re …

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The OneDrive Admin Center preview was just released. This is what you need to know. There are so many great changes happening to OneDrive and the most recent one that you can benefit fr …

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Wisdom Wednesday: Out Of Office In Microsoft Outlook

How Do I Set My Out Of Office In Microsoft Outlook To Only Send From One Date To Another? In Outlook, click on File, Info then select Automatic Replies (Out of Office). Click on Send Au …

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Happy New Year Everyone!

Wow, 2016 is done already!  Where did the time go?  We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone as safe and happy new year this weekend.  See you all in 2017. …

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