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Digital Grande Don’t Be Like These 14 Million US Businesses and Ignore Data Security If you run a small business, you might consider yourself a small target of hacking attacks. It might make sense to think of it in this way, but this actually is not advisable to think of it in this way. According to a recent survey by CNBC and SurveyMonkey, only two percent of small businesses see cyber attacks as anything worth worrying about. This leads us to the next question… are you one of them?
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 13 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Natural disasters business Natural Disasters Can Have a Major Impact on Business A recent surge of hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and floods have crippled major cities and devastated entire regions all over the world. In the aftermath of these events, business owners are faced with a few glaring truths - one of which is the undeniable vulnerability of their business’ future in the event of a disaster. Most of the major news outlets are reporting this figure: according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of small businesses never recover from a disaster. Despite all the literature and precautionary tales surrounding these catastrophic events, there are still an overwhelming amount of businesses that choose not to prepare for a disaster until it's too late.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 12 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Technology Management Remote Maintenance Makes Technology Management So Much Easier “The good old days” usually refer to times long past, where things were more simple. Businesses a few decades ago didn’t have much complex technology in their office, but nowadays organizations have multiple server units and plenty of workstations--all of which need more maintenance than ever before. What’s the best way for your organization to approach IT maintenance?
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 11 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Project Management Useful Tips for Project Management If you’ve ever managed a major IT project, you’re probably well acquainted with Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Every project is going to have some rough patches. The key to overcoming these challenges lays not with the execution of the plan, but with the preparation. Here are four things to consider when you’re planning your next long-term IT project.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 10 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Data Breaches Should Companies Be Punished for Data Breaches? We’ve all seen and heard about companies and government departments that have experienced major security and data loss events. Once the event is made public, there is a media frenzy of coverage disclosing answers to questions like: Were your records compromised? How can you protect nonpublic information in the future? What should you do if you are a victim? However, as the media focus moves to another topic, the breach becomes yesterday’s news - and there is very little coverage of what repercussions and penalties those entities that were breached faced - if any.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 09 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Artificial Intelligence What Effect Could Artificial Intelligence Have On Your Business? Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more accessible to businesses of all sizes. In fact, it is swiftly becoming apparent that businesses that aren’t actively considering how to leverage AI in their processes are doing themselves a disservice.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 06 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
smartphone oreo Tip of the Week: The Only Feature Android Oreo Is Missing Is the Cream Filling Category: TechnologyThe latest version of Android, Oreo (version 8.0), was released earlier this year. Has your phone received the update to it yet? Either way, you’ll want to know what features it has, including how it can help you get more done. Here are five of the many new additions offered by this update to Android Oreo operating system.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 05 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
data security 3 Ways To Improve Your Business’ Data SecurityData security, always an important topic, has been made even more urgent by the Equifax data breach and the fact that 143 million users had their personal information stolen after entrusting it (or not) to Equifax. You need to consider what would happen if your business were on the receiving end of a data breach, and prepare to handle this truly unpleasant circumstance.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 04 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Disaster Recovery udpate Disaster Recovery Info for Central Florida Medical Practices after Hurricane Irma Rebuilding is going on all around us as we Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma. And the recovery of your medical practice contributes greatly to the good of our Central Florida community’s economy, as well as people’s livelihood.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 03 October 2017 CompuTech City Blog
VPN Security Equifax Freeze PINs Aren’t As Secure As They Could Be The Equifax data breach has been a considerable issue for countless individuals, exposing sensitive information that could lead to identity theft and so much more. In response to this breach, some experts are recommending that consumers go as far as freezing their credit lines because of the potential for breaches. Well, it all comes down to a PIN--something that can be easily guessed by a hacker under the right circumstances.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 29 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
VPN Security Tip of the Week: How to Find the Best VPN for Your Privacy With all of the talk about the FCC and Net Neutrality in the recent news, a lot of computer users are concerned about the amount of privacy afforded them by their Internet service providers--and rightfully so. Regardless of whether the net neutrality ruling was justified (hint: it wasn’t), users are finding that they have to take their privacy into their own hands. The easiest way to do so is with a Virtual Private Network.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 28 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Charity scams Charity Scams Are Very Real. Here’s How To Dodge Them Dealing with disasters are a part of doing business. You know how difficult it is to recover from a devastating flood or storm. While businesses tend to suffer from these situations, countless individuals suffer every time a natural disaster hits. Just take a look at the United States in recent weeks. Even though you may want to donate to people suffering from hurricanes, there are illegitimate charities out there that want to make a quick buck off of your generosity.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 27 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Adware Lawsuit Adware Lawsuit Between Lenovo And FTC Settled About two and a half years ago, Lenovo was brought under fire for manufacturing products that had adware preinstalled on them. This malware, a variant called Superfish, was installed on up to 750,000 Lenovo devices, and the company--eager to put this incident behind them--still refuses to admit fault, despite paying reparations and other fees as a result. Superfish allowed access to sensitive information and a root certificate, which could be used to access encrypted data on the same network. All in all, it was a rather embarrassing and dangerous scenario for Lenovo, and it comes with its fair share of consequences.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 25 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Ransomware Is Exploding Tip of the Week: Ransomware Is Exploding. Is Your Business Ready For The Blast? When it comes to Internet threats, ransomware is the one that causes the most fear, especially for small and medium-sized businesses, as it should. According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report, ransomware is growing at a yearly rate of 350%. It’s time to make sure that you’re doing what you can to stop your business from becoming another ransomware statistic. Here’s five very good tips that will help you avoid becoming a victim of the next big ransomware attack!
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 22 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Mobile Computing Scam SMiShing: A New Mobile Computing Scam Chances are, you’ve heard of phishing before--emails that promise some benefit or prize if you only click on the included link, that actually only results in trouble for you and your data. Unfortunately, as technology has embraced mobility, so have phishing attempts. This is why you must also be aware of SMiShing scams.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 21 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
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