Both businesses and individuals across dozens of countries are scrambling to fix their computer systems after a ransomware, named WannaCry, caused major disruptions earlier this month. Like most ransomware, WannaCry encrypts files and demands a Bitcoin payment for their release. What’s worse, more WannaCry variants will likely be developed in the near future, according to […]
Virtualization is a great way to save money and increase the efficiency of your existing IT hardware, but how exactly do you implement a virtualization solution? There are several vendors that provide software solutions, but there’s one almost everyone has already worked with: Microsoft. In its latest operating system release there are a few ways […]
With a quick Google search, numerous VoIP distributors instantly appear. The problem is knowing whether they will meet your business’s needs. To attract consumers, these professionals throw around superlatives such as ‘the best’ or ‘world-class’ — but that doesn’t always mean they are. Before committing to a distributor, here are some things you should take […]
Did you know that the applications you use learn something new about you every day? If you’re using any of the G Suite applications, their machine learning algorithms — a set of mechanisms that study usage patterns — derive data based on your work patterns and frequently used files, and then make sensible suggestions accordingly. […]
The post below is a copy of an email I sent to clients and friends updating them on Wannacry. It's posted here to verify authenticity.
Early Saturday morning you received an urgent update from me regarding the WannaCry threat. I wanted to take a moment and provide you with a further update and some clarification.
In case you haven't heard, WannaCry, has been running rampant. WannaCry is a crypto worm. A self replicating virus that runs through your network, encrypting your files. To get your files back, you have to pay a ransom within 7 days, or your files are deleted.
Microsoft has commercially released new products and upgrades that will secure company information. The threat intelligence and data governance features are designed for businesses that adhere to strict regulatory guidelines and need an extra layer of protection against cyberattacks. Here’s a detailed look at what these additions can do for your business. Threat Intelligence Threat […]
Updates to the Windows operating system have a controversial reputation. On the one hand, Microsoft issues them frequently to combat cybersecurity risks and introduce new features. On the other hand, the update frequency and requirements leave some users feeling like it’s impossible to keep up. The most recent announcement from Microsoft is working to address […]
To truly make an impression on consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses are pulling out all the stops. Standing out from your competitors could increase your chances of earning revenue. Many SMBs are now turning to social media and content marketing strategies to gain a competitive edge. Stay one step ahead of the rest with these […]
Good things come to those who wait, and this is especially true for small- and medium-sized businesses that plan on creating an eCommerce website. According to Vistaprint’s study on 1,800 consumers, 42 percent of respondents are “very unlikely” to buy from unprofessional or ugly websites. Go through your site and ensure everything is in order. […]