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The Most Common Computer Viruses and How You Can Avoid Them

Viruses account for 57% of all computer threats. While virtually all computing devices are susceptible to malware and other invaders, Microsoft programs are especially vulnerable because of their popularity. Viruses typically spread through email...

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Viruses account for 57% of all computer threats. While virtually all computing devices are susceptible to malware and other invaders, Microsoft programs are especially vulnerable because of their popularity. Viruses typically spread through email or executable programs that allow them to replicate, destroying data and rendering files unusable. Quality network monitoring services detect system problems early so you can intervene before they become major hurdles. Knowing about the most common computer viruses and how to avoid them will help you take a proactive, rather than a reactive approach.

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Feb 13, 2017 in backups, IT tips, IT Back Up

Three Major Steps to Ensure Your IT Back Up Plan Is Effective

Your IT back up plan is an essential part of your business. No matter what industry you serve, the majority of your data (and work) is within your IT network. If you don't have a well thought out back up plan, you're leaving yourself open to...

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Your IT back up plan is an essential part of your business. No matter what industry you serve, the majority of your data (and work) is within your IT network. If you don't have a well thought out back up plan, you're leaving yourself open to losing precious information that you can't recover. Your IT needs in today's world are extensive. Many smaller businesses focus primarily on threats of a data breach and the continuity of the current system and software. Back up plans sometimes fall to the wayside or are not well planned in advance. You may back up at regular intervals, but have you thought about how often is optimal for your type of business? Have you considered how long your system will be down if you need to backup to a previous point? Have you thought about the amount of data that might be lost in a back up process? And do you have a plan to retrieve data?

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Business Technology 101: What You Need To Know If You're A "Technology Dummy"

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

As a business leader, you don't need to be a expert in everything related to business; however, you can't afford to bury your head in the sand...

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"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

As a business leader, you don't need to be a expert in everything related to business; however, you can't afford to bury your head in the sand regarding technology. Business thrives on innovation, and innovation thrives on technology, making it nearly impossible to separate business from tech. Yet, what happens when email is about as far as you've ventured into the world of tech?

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Oct 04, 2010 in IT tips, IT Tips & Tricks, Passwords

It’s the Little Things: Password Policies

Passwords are everywhere. Most of us have a whole list of passwords we use for everything from checking Facebook to logging in at work. Having a plethora of passwords is certainly not a bad thing. However, the ubiquitous nature of passwords has...

Passwords are everywhere. Most of us have a whole list of passwords we use for everything from checking Facebook to logging in at work. Having a plethora of passwords is certainly not a bad thing. However, the ubiquitous nature of passwords has made us a little callous to them. We never change them. We make them easy, so we won’t forget. Our dog, our kids, even our own name. One report said the most common password was 123456 (followed by a close second of 12345)!

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