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Online Security

Online Security Doesn't Have to be Difficult

The internet can be a dangerous place. However, taking steps to keep you, and your online accounts, safe doesn't have to be difficult. In this post we lay out some thoughts on onine security and include some tips to create strong, secure passwords, dicuss options for password managers, review 2 Factor Authentication and Single Sing On, discuss identity management and more...

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Outsourced IT Research

Outsourced IT Do's and Don'ts

Partnering with a company to provide IT services is a big decision. As a business, you need to ensure you're making the right decision when you talk to companies as everyone seems to do things a little differently. Here are some things to do, and some things to avoid, when doing your research and looking for a company to outsource IT services...

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Gmail interface

No Free Rides

Third-parties who tie into free email services such as Gmail, Yahoo! and others can, and DO, read your email. This should come as no big surprise, but here's why having your own email server, running on your own hardware, makes a great deal of sense for business owners...

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Business vs Consumer Networking

As a business owner, it seems like a simple task: get the network set up at your office. You've already had an ISP come out and get your office wired and the modem set up. So, the next step is buying a router and getting your network set up and ready for your co-workers. After all, you did all this at home and things work great, so how difficult could it be?...

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Why We Considered Deleting Facebook

Facebook is under criticism yet again for their disregard of user data and privacy, and this time, people are taking notice. We recently learned that in 2014, researchers from Cambridge Analytica created a Facebook app for a personality quiz, which gathered participation from over 270,000 users. However, due to Facebook's loose restrictions, this third-party app was able to collect private data from those that opted to participate in the survey AND their friend...

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