No Room in Your Budget for Important Software?

These Free Alternatives Can Help You Out.   When startups and small businesses consider the software they need to protect customer data and facilitate business operations, they often run into the problem of cost. There are a lot of great free software and services out there that can help you gather and share data, grow into new areas, and treat

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Wisdom Wednesday: Update Your Apple Devices

As smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices become a more essential part of our lives with each passing day, the same must become true in terms of mobile security. Viruses don’t just affect desktop and laptop computers – with millions upon millions of iPhone and Android devices in the wild, it makes sense that eventually the attention of h

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Baton Rouge Managed Services Company Help Local Companies Grow

You need a provider you can count on. Here's when to switch. Managed services and their providers are growing more local and increasingly more friendly for small and growing companies. That's good news! Unfortunately, the bad news is that the quick growth of managed services has led to a rise in providers that don't have a good grasp on customer s

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Who’s Snooping on Your Online Business Transactions?

Did you know that cyber criminals can break into your banking information in just 36 hours? And, that they can be gone with your money and all your personal details before you even know it? A journalist group in the UK hired some ethical hackers and gave them the challenge to hack into one of their banking accounts.  They wanted to see how long

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Are your Employees Putting your Business at Risk?

What’s your ransomware and phishing risk? If you have employees, you won’t know, unless you test your team to see exactly how they react when faced with a suspicious emai or voicemail.   Ransomware and malware make headlines every day, with massive data losses and high costs. Everyone from the FBI to the IRS issue regular warnings to both indi

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Lifelong Learning is Our Competitive Advantage in the Automation Age, Here’s Why

Our focus on lifelong learning ensures your business stays ahead; learn how automation is impacting jobs and why education matters so much in a variety of industries, from finance to healthcare.   New innovations are changing the way brands in all verticals do business, taking a lifelong learning approach to technology can help organizations and

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Puryear IT Makes List of Top 100 Small Business Managed Service Providers Worldwide

The team of Baton Rouge Information Technology Services experts at Puryear IT is thrilled to announce that they have been recognized as one of the top 100 small-business managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Earlier this month, Puryear IT was honored to have been featured on Penton Technology’s 2017 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition and now, the

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How Harley Davidson Used Predictive Analytics to Boost Sales in New York

Harley-Davidson managed to turn their fortunes around by making use of predictive analytics. Here is a detailed analysis of how they made it work.   Asaf Jacobi was selling one or two Harley-Davidson motorcycles a week at his New York dealership. One day during winter, he decided to take a walk in Riverside Park and came upon OR Shani, the CEO of

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How Harley Davidson Used Predictive Analytics to Boost Sales in New York

Harley-Davidson managed to turn their fortunes around by making use of predictive analytics. Here is a detailed analysis of how they made it work.   Asaf Jacobi was selling one or two Harley-Davidson motorcycles a week at his New York dealership. One day during winter, he decided to take a walk in Riverside Park and came upon Or Shani, the CEO o

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Learn Firsthand how an Ethical Hacker Takes Down Avaya Servers

Incorrectly hardening servers are one of the biggest challenges in cyber security. Watch from the driver’s seat to see what (ethical!) hackers are looking for so you can protect against vulnerabilities. Security experts on both sides of the house recognize that bringing up a new server improperly can create a wide open door for cybercriminals, b

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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 goal of Office 365 developers is not only to make better productivity applications, but they also want to allow for a more collaborative experience among users. To a

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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 Russian strain is known as Petya or Petrwrap, and it has been advancing on a scale comparable to the recent WannaCry ransomware infection. However, unlike WannaCry, thi

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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 think. How far back? How does 1864 sound? Spam in 1864 you say? Yes, in the form of a telegraph, advertising a local dentistry actually. The Telegraph was so much new

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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 a term that is used to refer to a group of services offered to a business that may not have its own IT department. The process can include project management, techno

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Baton Rouge Computer Services Company Ranks In Top 501 Globally

Puryear IT Proud to Be Featured on Global List of Top Technology Companies Baton Rouge Computer Services Company, Puryear IT is thrilled to announce that they have been named to Penton Technology’s 2017 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition at a global ranking of 405! The MSPmentor 501 Global Edition is a distinguished list and report that identifies th

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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 guide will show you just how it’s done. Copy the Screen for Posts Traditionally, the “Print Screen” option is the quickest way to take an easy screenshot that y

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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 recent appearance of the “WannaCry” ransomware cyber attacks, the vulnerability of the 30-year old SMB1 protocol was finally laid bare. Through the use of an exploit

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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 amounts of information, communication, and entertainment, which is funneled through the Internet daily. How often are you part of this stream and how often is your Interne

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