What’s the Difference Between AWS and Azure?

What's the Difference Between AWS and Azure?

Since the pandemic, most companies have realized that they need to be operating their business processes in the cloud. Cloud infrastructure reduces costs, because services are purchased “as needed,” and ensures that apps and data are available to employees no matter where they’re working. In 2021, the number of employees working from home permanently is […]

6 Critical Reasons Your Company Needs to Have a Plan for Ransomware in Place

6 Critical Reasons Your Company Needs to Have a Plan for Ransomware in Place

If it seems like ransomware has been getting worse lately, it’s not your imagination. The two recent high-profile attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS (Pilgrim’s Pride, Swift, etc.) were stark reminders of just how devasting an attack can be. In early May, Colonial Pipeline was hit with a ransomware attack and had to shut down […]

Unlock Reams of Helpful Data by Learning Excel Data Types

Unlock Reams of Helpful Data by Learning Excel Data Types

There’s a lot of work that businesses do that’s driven by facts, figures, and information.  For example, if you’re a contractor, you may need to know statistics about things like soil quality and terrain. If you work in the medical field, you may have to regularly look up IDC-9 or 10 codes. For restaurants or […]

Why Every Employee Workstation Should Be Using 2 Monitors

Why Every Employee Workstation Should Be Using 2 Monitors

Improving productivity is a key driver of many technology solution purchases. Companies seek to optimize employee time and performance to reduce waste. Approximately 36% of companies plan to spend money to improve IT operations and system performance post-COVID-19, and 44% plan to accelerate their digital transformation. The challenge for many companies is balancing the cost […]

Why Component Shortages Could Make Your Next Computer Purchase Take Longer

Why Component Shortages Could Make Your Next Computer Purchase Take Longer

The pandemic had impacted a lot of things in various supply chains. Most people remember when the pandemic first began how stores suddenly emptied and basic necessities like toilet paper were being rationed. Another shortage that has taken a little longer to show up has to do with computer parts. Most manufacturers had a certain […]

Should Our Company Have a Network Just for IoT Devices?

Should Our Company Have a Network Just for IoT Devices?

Just like “the Cloud,” the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from an alien concept for many small businesses to an integral part of their operations. New smart gadgets are being added to company networks at a rapid pace. From IoT sensors and security cameras to wireless printers and locks, internet-connected devices are becoming a […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Big Microsoft Exchange Hack

Here's What You Need to Know About the Big Microsoft Exchange Hack

The last 12 months have seen a major increase in cyberattacks, with the FBI reporting a 400% increase in cybercrime reports last spring. The pandemic was seen as a big opportunity by criminals and phishing scammers to take advantage of COVID fears and disruption. So far, 2021 doesn’t look to be any better, and cybersecurity teams are going to […]

Online Password Keepers & How They Work

Online Password Keepers & How They Work

One problem that’s been around ever since the very first password was needed to log into a website has been the use of easy-to-hack passwords. The average person has to juggle 70-80 different passwords between home and work logins, and trying to remember all those passwords, much less strong passwords for each, is pretty much impossible. So, […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hide Your Wireless Access Point / Router In a Closet

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Hide Your Wireless Access Point / Router In a Closet

One of the common appliances in a home or office in today’s world is a wireless access point (AP) or wireless router. Not having a wireless internet connection is seen as an anomaly these days, and for businesses, being online is an absolute necessity. If you want to bring everyone out from their rooms or […]