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  • Security Alert: A Bad Day for USB Users

    by K Logan | Aug 26, 2014
    A new threat was unveiled at the recent Black Hat 2014 security conference in Las Vegas. The exploit can invade your network using common USB devices, a highly ubiquitous tool with a fatal flaw. They aptly named this vulnerability “Bad USB”.
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  • 6 Things You Need in Your IT Security Policy

    by K Logan | Aug 21, 2014
    With the right language, your security policy can mitigate threats and reduce the impact of any breaches that do happen. The result is a boost in productivity, a reduction in network downtime, and the ability to provide reassurance to customers that their personal and financial information is safe in your hands. Here are 6 essential things your IT security policy needs to address.
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  • What is Spear Phishing?

    by K Logan | Aug 21, 2014
    Traditionally, phishing attacks were sent en masse. In response to protective measures, some cyber criminals have changed their tactics to a more targeted approach – spear phishing.
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  • Why Businesses are Moving to Cloud

    by K Logan | Aug 14, 2014
    By the year 2017, 91 percent of businesses are projected to have integrated the cloud into their organization.When you lay out the benefits to businesses, it is clear to see why so many organizations are expected to transition to cloud in the next three years: competitive advantage. Cloud computing is taking the business world by storm, and it shows no sign of letting up.
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  • 7 Hidden Costs of Printing

    by K Logan | Aug 04, 2014
    Printers are a ubiquitous presence in nearly every business. Despite their frequent use, they are often forgotten when companies strategize about how to save costs. That's because most people don’t think about how much money toner costs or how the placement of printers impacts their cost. For many managers, these costs are all seemingly inevitable, and not worth the effort to get under control. Unfortunately, unmanaged print costs can account for thousands of wasted dollars.
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  • 4 Ways a Scanner Can Improve Your Business

    by K Logan | Jul 22, 2014
    Although businesses rely more heavily on technology, many of them are missing some of the ways that standard office equipment can improve productivity and reduce paper-intensive processes. Scanners as part of Multifunction printers (MFPs) or copiers allow for a seamless flow of information from the constant streams of digital and paper coming through the office.
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  • 3 Things to Consider before Creating an IT Security Policy

    by K Logan | Jul 18, 2014
    According to Symantec, digital security threats have risen by 300 percent for small and medium businesses between 2011 and 2012. Yet 66 percent of SMBs are not concerned about IT threats. Companies need solid security policies to help protect their assets. Here is what you should consider before you create your IT security policy.
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  • 4 Ways Going Green Can Save Your Business Money

    by K Logan | May 07, 2014
    With the recent release of the climate change report, it is clear that we should all take as many actions as we can to lower our impact on the environment. While going “green” is often associated with a big bill, the majority of these practices are common sense ways to cut back on costs around the office as well.
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  • Implementing a paperless environment

    by K Logan | Apr 22, 2014
    Going paperless is a bit of a misnomer. It doesn't mean eradicating all paper in the office, despite the name, and it isn't just about saving trees - though that is a nice benefit. . With a single 4-drawer cabinet eating up 9 square feet and $1,500 annually, any amount of file conversion is a benefit to the company.
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  • Heartbleed: Understanding Your Risk

    by K Logan | Apr 18, 2014
    The Heartbleed Bug has been all over the media in the past week, but a lot of myths and uncertainties still surround the bug. Here is everything you need to know about the bug, how it works, what it affects and what you can do about it.
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  • The Risks of Staying with Windows XP in a Post-XP World

    by K Logan | Apr 08, 2014
    After today, April 8th, people still using Microsoft's Windows XP Operating System will be facing tremendous risks.
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  • 5 Cyber security Myths with Dire Consequences

    by K Logan | Mar 19, 2014
    Attacks on secure networks are not a matter of if, they are a matter of when. Companies deal with data breaches every day, yet many managers and businesses manage their networks while clinging to myths. The result is that these myths leave companies vulnerable without realizing their own vulnerability, leading to dire consequences.
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  • Is Your Company Prepared for Anything?

    by K Logan | Mar 06, 2014
    Winter is not the only threat to business productivity and operations. Around the calendar, companies face a number of contingencies that can impede business operations. Having a business continuity plan in place is vital to weathering the unforeseeable. Here's how.
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  • 5 Reasons VoIP is the New Black

    by K Logan | Feb 24, 2014
    Is VoIP as Essential to an Office as Black is to a Wardrobe? Yes. Here are 5 Excellent Reasons Why.
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  • 4 Reasons Businesses Haven't Gone Paperless

    by K Logan | Feb 06, 2014
    Why have so many businesses still not made the switch to paperless operations? Here are some of the most common reasons, and how to get around them.
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  • ROI of a Unified Communications Investment

    by T Luciotti | Jan 24, 2014
    UC gives you customized communication time management tools. These tools structure employee communications to be more productive by allowing you and your staff to focus on what is important by automatically prioritizing communications and reducing interruptions; in turn, increasing your ROI. In a nutshell, UC brings an automated communications management process to your business communications that improves your company productivity.
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  • Milner, Inc. Awards Two Atlanta Nonprofits With Technology Makeovers

    by T Luciotti | Jan 21, 2014
    Milner, Inc., a technology services company and Atlanta’s largest independent provider of office solutions, completed the technology makeover for Wellspring Living, the (16-plus) winner and Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption (15-under) winner of the Technology JumpStart Your Nonprofit contest which ran from Jan - March of this year.
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  • Top 5 Technology Trends for 2014

    by T Luciotti | Jan 03, 2014
    Everything we know is wrong. Predicting technology trends is like target practice using a flying bee. Technology is changing at such a rapid rate that “everything” we know seems to change on a daily basis for at least one technology segment.
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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Teleworking: A Franklin Analysis

    by T Luciotti | Nov 26, 2013
    There are many studies that show telecommuting as being valuable to a company and their employees. A lot has been written about the advantages of telework, yet most of the disadvantages have been downplayed.
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  • Hype or Reality: Security Warnings for Users of Microsoft XP and Office 2003

    by T Luciotti | Nov 11, 2013
    Earlier this month, Microsoft said that users who refuse to update their systems before the April 8, 2014 cut-off point for Windows XP will be more vulnerable to hacking attempts.
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