collaboration

3 Best Practices in Using Collaboration Apps

8/31/17

Collaboration tools have helped companies expand well beyond the four walls of their office, giving employees free rein to work anywhere and promoting the idea of a virtual workforce. But what companies gain in expanded reach and productivity increases they can sometimes lose in personal...

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New IRS Ransomware Scam

8/30/17

All of us mildly panic when the IRS comes a calling-unless they are offering a refund. No one (other than a CPA) likes a tax audit, even if our finances are squeaky clean. Unfortunately, hackers are now exploiting our fear of having the government comb through our accounts, or on the other hand,...

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cloud based communications

How SMBs Can Benefit from Cloud Communications

8/29/17

Today’s business environment is much different from 20 or even 10 years ago. Employees are more productive and expect more from their business tools, while companies run a tighter, more streamlined work environment. As a result, every tool is utilized to its fullest capabilities, with little room...

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hidden traffic

Why Your Network Security Needs to Decrypt Traffic to Stop Hidden Threats

8/25/17

Most of your web sessions are likely now encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) encryption, or HTTPS. This is because there is a huge trend in the industry today that wants to move towards an all-encrypted Internet to achieve two key objectives: • Make it more...

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Hackers Using Ransomware

Hackers Using Ransomware to Target Medical Industry

8/24/17

Hackers Using Ransomware to Target Medical Industry The threat of Ransomware grows daily for today's business owners. Risking your company's data without secure protection is a losing bet. But many folks still want to cover their ears and pretend this isn't a real conversation in the SMB...

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Cloud Communications

5 Ways Cloud Communications can Improve Customer Relationships

8/22/17

Your company prides itself on its stellar customer service. Whether its onboarding new customers or addressing an issue a current customer may be having, your employees understand the importance of making—and keeping—customers satisfied. But the tools you use to interact with your customers...

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stop ransomware

What Can You Do to Stop Ransomware?

8/17/17

Ransomware Running Rampant This summer, two catastrophic ransomware attacks--WannaCry and NotPetya bombarded corporations across the globe. As the ransomware threat continues to magnify its reach, it's imperative to learn how you can protect against ransomware. Ransomware Protection...

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Tech Trends

Tech Trends to Watch for in Fall 2017

8/16/17

Smart machines are getting smarter, and a new IT reality has dawned. The machines are rising. Artificial intelligence (AI) has proven it’ll be no fun at a party, having taken down the world’s best player at the difficult strategy game Go. If that makes you anxious, good news: virtual reality...

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SMB Communications

3 Ways to Achieve Enterprise-Grade Collaboration at an SMB Price Point

8/15/17

Every business, regardless of size or focus, relies on its communications system. Without a reliable phone system, the critical interaction between employee and customer can’t happen, which means your business won’t grow and thrive. Just as important is how well your communications system...

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email skeptic

Why You Need to be an Email Skeptic

8/09/17

You can learn a lot from Facebook. Maybe too much--which is why being an email skeptic these days is a good idea. A security researcher decided to see how hard it would be to create a targeted phishing attack on a total stranger. He went to Facebook and found a guy he did not know personally and...

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