Redundancy Is The Key To Keeping Your Business Data Safe

A reliable data backup system is your business’ best defence against data loss. However, not all types of backups are able to protect your business against all kinds of data loss. Many companies believe that just by having an onsite backup in place, they have all of their bases covered. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Onsite bac

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A Brief Guide To The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Accountants must ensure that their IT infrastructures are SOX compliance if they want to pass the required third-party audit. Accountants who work with publicly owned companies should be familiar with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). In light of the financial scandals of the late 1990s and early 2000s, this law is designed to ensure that investors hav

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How To Prepare For Upcoming 2017 LinkedIn Changes

Industry experts recommend taking a few simple precautionary measures to protect valuable LinkedIn data before upcoming changes are made to the networking platform. LinkedIn has avid users in the slight panic as they prepare for the “soon to come” changes that the popular networking site has promised for 2017. Given their track record f

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Even More Reasons to Outsource Your Baton Rouge IT Support with a Top-Level Company

By now, we’ve all seen the reports and statistics on the benefits of outsourcing IT services. There are the Top 10 reasons for using a managed IT services company to streamline IT processes and become a more profitable entity. And, of course, you must have solid, highly-responsive, 24/7 IT support in Baton Rouge (or anywhere) if any of it is goin

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Your Business’ Greatest Cyber Security Flaw Is A Surprisingly Human One

With cyber security breaches making headlines on an almost daily basis, it’s no wonder that it’s become an important area of focus for business owners. And while stepping up a firewall and antimalware software and adding additional protections such as two-factor authentication and data encryption are all critical when it comes to protec

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Ransomworms: Not Your Average Bug

You likely know about ransomware but do you know about ransomworms? Ransomware is one of the most common ways that hackers are using these days to infiltrate companies and make a profit. It has been very profitable for them but now security experts see the next phase of hackers uses a different method: ransomworms. It is still a way for hackers to

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Healthcare Cyberattack Report: The 10 Worst Data Breaches of 2016

Data breaches are a constant threat in healthcare. Here are ten of the biggest breaches reported last year. Data breaches are a constant threat in healthcare. Even the possibility of a leak of personal health information requires action. The organization responsible has to report the breach to the Office of Civil Rights and notify the people who co

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OFFICE 365 vs. Office 2016: What to Expect from Office 365

Office 2016 users may wish to upgrade to Office 365. The features and cost savings it offers can be an excellent reason to make the switch. Small businesses currently using older editions of Microsoft Office may want to take a closer look at the latest products available from the company. Microsoft 365 is perhaps one of the most versatile applicati

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Heat Up Your Human Firewall With Security Awareness

You may have already had a network firewall to fend off malicious entry. How well-trained are your gatekeepers; i.e., your human firewall? This article highlights some things you can do to make sure your system users can recognize intrusion dangers from other sources like email and malicious links. This article highlights some things you can do to

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Great Low Cost Tools to Help Grow Your Business

Puryear IT's latest webinar took a look at a ton of exciting and inexpensive programs, applications, and websites designed to help businesses boost productivity and efficiency, and make the most of the time and resources available to them. These tools fall into eight different categories, broken down as follows. Accounting - As a business owner,

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Email Complies With HIPAA

Keeping your emails compliant with HIPAA regulations can be challenging, but it is essential if you want to avoid a hefty fine. If you work in the healthcare sector, all of your online communications are governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This ordinance was put in place to help safeguard patients’ pro

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Top Strategic Technology Trends of 2017

Technology advances show no sign of slowing down. 2017 will be no different and we have highlighted some of the top trends you can expect this coming year. Technology has started to become an aspect of life for many people. It is a part of almost everything that we do on a daily basis. Every year there are new advances in technology that integrate

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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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What Are The Negative Affects Of Malware?

As malware attacks continue to increase in frequency, businesses must take proactive steps to protect their enterprise data from theft or ransom. IT security experts have revealed that there were over one million web attacks against individuals 365 days in 2015. Unfortunately the number of attacks didn’t slow down in 2016, which means that bu

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Weekly Tech Tip: Require employees to use strong passwords and to change them often

Consider implementing multifactor authentication that requires additional information beyond a password to gain entry. Check with your vendors that handle sensitive data, especially financial institutions, to see if they offer multifactor authentication for your account.

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Introducing the New OneDrive Admin Center

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 from is the new OneDrive Admin Center. While this has not yet rolled out to all users, it will be available soon. The preview is available to First Release customers c

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Should You Really Pay with Your Phone?

Technology has made pretty much everything easier, even paying for items. Although it is easier to pay with your phone, is it really smart to do it? How nice is it that technology has advanced so much that you do not even have to get your wallet out to pay anymore? Technology has made many aspects of our lives easier than we ever though possible bu

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

Best wishes for a happy holiday season and our sincere thanks for your loyalty and goodwill throughout the year.

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The Impact Donald Trump has Already had on Compliance Programs

Donald Trump has been busy meeting with people and appointing individuals to his team. Is he focusing on compliance? Donald Trump has not even taken office yet and changes have already started. People are speculating about what the next changes are going to be and how it will impact their jobs, daily, life, and more. One of those areas that has alr

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Why IT Security Management Is Essential For All Business Sizes

It doesn’t matter if you’re a mom and pop one or two-person operation, small to mid-sized business, or large corporation – diligent IT security management is a must. This seems like an obvious statement, in light of the huge increase in ransomware attacks, email fraud and phishing schemes, and other cyber exploits, but it can’t be overstate

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