Memorial Day – Reflecting On Sacrifice

Memorial Day has been observed on the final Monday in May each year since 1971, but this occasion traces its roots back much farther in our country’s history. Originally known as Decoration Day, this day was first established during the Civil War in 1862 and was marked by loved ones decorating the graves of those who gave their lives serving in t

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Wisdom Wednesday: Master Snapchat In Your Business

When it comes to social media marketing, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are no longer enough. Get an edge over your competition by mastering Snapchat now! Since all but taking over online communication, social media has become a viable business tool as well. Social media is easy and affordable to use, and it allows access to vast numbers of potenti

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How the Internet of Things is Helping Factories Reduce Costs and Enhance Processes

The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technology offers manufacturing plants the data necessary to improve organizational processes and increase profitability. Leaders of enterprises spanning every industry are continuously looking for ways to improve organizational processes, reduce spending, deliver quality goods and services, and increase prof

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Facebook Ads Manager Basics

Facebook Ads Manager is child’s play once you get accustomed to the interface. Spend a lot of time trying out each tool to make the most of your Facebook marketing campaigns. Facebook Ads and Excel easily sound like a match made in heaven. What could be easier than tracking your ads via a convenient Excel spreadsheet? Using this tool along with

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Is Your IT Support Team Up to the WannaCry Challenge?

Unless you have been totally disconnected from the world the last few days, you have heard about the WannaCry ransomware attack that has been spreading around the world. This attack is being dubbed by some as the precursor to a larger, more focused attack once the extent of the vulnerability is revealed. Those primarily affected are running unsupp

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Communicating Tips for Offsite Workers

Develop the perfect set of communication skills for dealing with offsite workers. With both onsite and remote team members on the same page, productivity levels will surge.   Most companies are now hiring employees located around the globe. The advantage of hiring remote contractors are ample—they allow businesses to widen their net to attract

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Wisdom Wednesday: The Hidden Costs Of Malware

Ransomware is malware that either freezes your computer or locks it so you cannot access data and programs that your company normally uses. The criminal that is holding your system hostage, demands a ransom that is usually paid in Bitcoin. Imagine opening your business one morning, turning your computer on and reading a message that says something

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It’s Not Even Close to Over… Wanna Cry?

In case you have been living in a cave the past three days… Wanna Cry is a ransomware that spreads like wildfire by leveraging a Windows SMB exploit to remotely access and infect computers running on unpatched or unsupported versions of Windows. It infects the targeted computer then moves on to others on the network and those it can find on the o

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HoeflerText Malware: How to Stay Savvy in the Internet Jungle

Mozilla Firefox users, the HoeflerText malware is back and this time, it’s targeting you. Several months ago, Google Chrome users were the target of a vicious malware scam. When visiting a targeted website, an official looking Chrome message popped up indicating: “The ‘HoeflerText’ font wasn’t found. The web page you are trying to load i

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Still Using 1995 Internet Technologies

The internet has changed over the years, but people remain the same. See what’s different, what’s similar and how the past can define the future. There’s a famous clip from The Today Show in 1994 where the hosts try to figure out what the internet is. Millennials watch it and giggle as the stars puzzle over seemingly simple concepts like ema

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Wisdom Wednesday: 4 Features to Send Your Business Website to the Top of Google’s Rankings

Because Google always changes the algorithm that it uses to determine search engine rankings, your business’ website needs to stay on top of the current key features that can help move it to the top of Google’s search results. Many companies approach search engine optimization as a one-time challenge; once you have set up your company’s webs

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Tips For Drafting A Comprehensive HIPAA Business Associate Agreement

Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) are an important part of HIPAA compliance for your practice. These contracts should clearly outline a Business Associate’s responsibilities regarding your PHI and can pose a serious liability risk if the BAA isn’t negotiated effectively. Any outside entity or individual that is charged with receiving, mainta

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What We Learned Researching The Implementation Of A Health Information Exchange

A Health Information Exchange provides access to valuable and timely information that emergency department physicians need to deliver better care. Emergency departments are notoriously busy places that can often see their efficiency dip as staff attempts to maintain the quality of care for patients. However, these two goals don’t have to be mutu

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What Business Professionals Need To Know About April’s Microsoft Office Update

Microsoft’s April releases include new apps and updates to old favorites Several major updates to Office 365 were published in April. The worldwide rollout of Outlook Customer Manager and the introduction of Microsoft To-Do are particularly good news. Outlook Customer Manager Outlook Customer Manager was first introduced in November to Office 36

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20 Years of Viruses, Bugs and Computer Scams

There are viruses that can be implanted on a computer in 2017, and lie in wait until a network becomes vulnerable before attacking. Unfortunately, viruses have come a long way from 20 years ago. The term virus was coined early on in computer history, but it’s every bit as relevant today as it was then. Just like biological viruses adapt to Purel

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Hurricane Season is Upon Us: How to Safeguard Your Business Properly

With hurricane season just around the corner, business owners must start taking steps to minimize property damage, as well as downtime.  Consider taking the following steps to ensure you’re in the best possible position to counteract hurricane damage. Hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, is just around the corner.  Alth

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May the Fourth Be With You on Password Day!

Become a force to be reckoned with this May the Fourth with a strong password that works behind the scenes of your accounts. May the fourth is quickly approaching. This exciting day marks a time when the world’s attention turns to celebrating an iconic movie series that has generated a following spanning more than 30 years. On May 4th, the world

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The Worst Password Mistakes that Compromise Security

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opRMrEfAIiI&w=560&h=349]Broadcasting your password on national television may be the easiest way to invite hackers, but common password mistakes make it almost as easy for your data security to be compromised. Password safety may not be one of the most interesting topics in the realm of cybersecurity, but ha

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Wisdom Wednesday: How to Avoid Computer System Infection

Criminals want your company’s financial data, customer lists including credit card information, intellectual property, and anything else they can sell. Cyber crime is a huge endeavor with severe consequences for organizations that are victimized. Criminals want your company’s financial data, customer lists including credit card information, in

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Comparing Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams vs. Slack

Microsoft recently released Microsoft Teams, billing it as a direct competitor to Slack for organizations seeking a cost-effective collaboration tool. How do the two platforms compare? No matter the size of your team, and whether they work in the office or off-site, collaboration tools are a necessity for so many projects today. With G Suite, Redb

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