How to Turn a Security Risk into a Security Solution

How to Turn a Security Risk into a Security Solution

Let’s face it; the office isn’t the most engaging place at all times. Repetitive tasks can make attention to detail difficult to maintain. While this might throw a wrench into operational plans, it’s not the end of the world. A major threat like ransomware, on the other hand, could be a business-ender. When a lack of engagement meets security issues, you create a whole other monster that could strike your business when you least expect it.

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How to Order the Items on Your To-Do List

How to Order the Items on Your To-Do List

Being in business today means that you have a lot on your plate, it’s as simple as that. Yet, with so many tasks piling up, it can be challenging to prioritize them all so you can figure out where to start. Below, we go over some strategies you can use to make sense out of all the tasks you have on your day and reach a point of productivity.

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5 Unexpected Consequences of BYOD

Everyone's got one, and they're bringing them to work. The mobile device revolution is certainly not going anywhere anytime soon. Now it's extremely easy to access social media logins, bank account information, order pizza, and make major life decisions at your fingertips. There are certainly advantages to your employees bringing their own devices to work (BYOD), but business owners need to be aware of the risks before allowing BYOD in the office. Here are five unexpected consequences of integrating a BYOD culture in your office.

 
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Sleep Better To a Rhythm

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? While there may be many sleep solutions available out there such as ergonomic pillows, medications, or sleep apnea mask that help you breathe, a new study has found that your brain may be the culprit. The University of Tubingen, in Germany, found that syncing sounds, while you sleep, to the rhythmic pulse of brainwaves helps people sleep.

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Meet Officer Active Directory, The Traffic Cop for Your Network

The purpose of setting up a computer network is to allow multiple users the ability to access the same files and programs. With all the different people accessing the same information on your server, it can make for some pretty gnarly network traffic. Giving people up-to-date permissions with different levels of access is the job of the Active Directory.

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Whose Job is it to Update Your PC?

There is a big difference between someone who knows how to use a computer vs. someone who knows a computer. PCs have been designed to be used intuitively, but when it comes down to it, they are still complicated machinery that requires technical training, because of this, it's best to leave PC maintenance to the pros.

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The History of Social Networking

The late Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens once famously stated that the "internet is not something that you can just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes." This infamous statement was made at a time of exponential growth of the internet. Little did he know that only a handful of years later, the internet would develop into that big truck where virtually anything could be dumped.

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X-cellent Productivity Advice from Goal X-pert Jerry Seinfeld

"There are only 2 types of computers in the world: Those that waste your precious time and those that waste your precious time faster"-Jerry Seinfeld. Believe it or not, Mr. Seinfeld is a bit of a time management expert; he has devised a time-saving productivity method that is simple, effective, and does not require a time-wasting computer.

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Tip: Manage Passwords Stored in your Web Browser

While it's convenient to have your web browser store passwords, you need to keep in mind that anyone who accesses your computer can retrieve your saved passwords. This risk is very real if you share workstations or laptops with others. We will show you how to adjust the settings on each of your web browsers in order to keep your passwords safe.

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Boost PC Performance with these 3 Actions

A well-used PC may not run as fast as it used to. There are dozens of procedures you can try that will speed up a slow computer. Some procedures, like tinkering with the hardware or reinstalling your OS, can be intrusive and a lot of work. Before trying something drastic, you may first want to try these three simple actions to boost PC performance.

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Know These 5 Email Threats Before Opening your Next Message

Deleting spam is easy. "New iPad $10," deleted. "You are pre-approved for $5,000!" deleted. "Re: Singles Ready to Mingle" deleted. "This little blue pill..." deleted. The con here is so obvious it is almost silly. Sometimes dangerous spam messages are a little more subtle, we want to share with you ways to spot these threats and delete them for good.

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The Great Paperless Office Challenge

The dream of a paperless office has been a popular idea going back almost 100 years with the advent of the microfilm machine. To help out those unfamiliar with microfilm, picture a big arcade cabinet, but instead of Street Fighter, there is the gripping action of reading projected documents. Thankfully, paperless technology has come a long way.

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Health for the Office

Do you work in an office and sit in front of a desk all day? Chances are, you have experienced back pain or tight shoulders. Maybe you get headaches from staring at the computer all day. Well today we will discuss some tips on how to reduce the negative effects that office work can have on your body. Working these tips into your day can have a dramatic effect on your mental and physical health and you will feel all the better for it.

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The BYOD Revolution

Today, your employees are more and more technologically empowered. With the consumer electronics market teaming with amazing gadgets and high-end devices, cool tech is no longer reserved for fancy geek toys. With employees bringing in their own smartphones and tablets, mobile security becomes a big concern for small businesses.

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The BYOD Revolution

Today, your employees are more and more technologically empowered. With the consumer electronics market teaming with amazing gadgets and high-end devices, cool tech is no longer reserved for fancy geek toys. With employees bringing in their own smartphones and tablets, mobile security becomes a big concern for small businesses.

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Your Company Social Media Policy Part 1

Social media has revolutionized the way people communicate online. Social media is where discussions are had and information is shared. Over the past few years, the world has seen a remarkable shift in the way people socialize and it is not going away.

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Do Employees Work Better from Home?

Technology today makes it easy for businesses to let employees work from home. Offering secure remote access gives employees the flexibility to work on the road, at events, or from home as if they were at their desks in the office. Is this good for small businesses?

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Customer Advocate

I thought I coined that term till I looked it up and found that it is pretty widely used. It's common use is to describe a customer service agent who goes the extra mile to fix problems for customers after a purchase. Ok, that is a great position but not what I was thinking. When I deemed myself a customer advocate, I didn't view it in this way. I take pride in being a customer advocate and here is how I personally define it:

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