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Do You Know What Your Employees Are Doing Online?

May 22, 2022 Neeshal Desai

Do You Know What Your Employees Are Doing Online? If You Don’t, You’re At Risk! The Internet and e-mail have become indispensable tools for business, but many companies are finding employees are using these tools as much or more for personal activities than job-related tasks. In fact, many business owners have recognized that unrestricted use of the Internet by employees has the potential to drain, rather than enhance productivity and, at worst, can even have dire legal consequences. A Two Pronged Approach To reduce the risk and minimize non-productive activities, business owners are utilizing a two pronged approach: (1) Implementing…

5 Smart Tips To Know Before Moving Your Data To A Cloud-Based Application

March 13, 2022 Neeshal Desai

Cloud computing is all the rage these days, and while some companies are moving their whole IT infrastructure to the cloud, many others are choosing to streamline their businesses by moving individual business applications. If you are considering moving any of your company’s software applications “to the cloud,” make sure to consider these 5 tips BEFORE pulling the trigger: 1. Back It Up! - Migrating data to any new location is a mess, and anything can (and usually does) go wrong. Therefore, make sure you have good, recent backup copies of everything before you make the move. 2. Maintain An…

Do You “Love” Spending Money On Servers, Backup Devices And IT Upgrades? (If Not, Maybe It’s Time To Move To The Cloud)

February 13, 2022 Neeshal Desai

As hurtful as it feels to us, we know that no one likes spending money on IT. Sure, we all want our laptops, e-mail and applications secure, running fast and readily available 24/7/365, but your friends aren’t going to visit your office and oooh and ahhhh over your new server, and it certainly won’t provide you hours of entertainment or bragging rights at your next high school reunion. So the question is, how can you get the tools you need to work without spending an arm and a leg? More and more businesses are choosing to move their network to…

Are You A “Sitting Duck”?

January 13, 2022 Neeshal Desai

Small businesses are under attack. Right now, extremely dangerous and well-funded cybercrime rings in China, Russia and the Ukraine are using sophisticated software systems to hack into thousands of small businesses to steal credit cards and client information, and swindle money directly out of your bank account. Some are even being funded by their own government to attack small, virtually defenseless businesses. Don’t think you’re in danger because you’re “small” and not a big target like a Target or Home Depot? Think again. 82,000 NEW malware threats are being released every single day and HALF of the cyber-attacks occurring are…

5 Easy Things You Should Do To Protect Your Business Now

October 24, 2021 Neeshal Desai

1. Review Your Business Insurance Carefully. Most businesses carry some type of general liability insurance that would pay them if their building and the things in it were damaged. However, many businesses do not have enough coverage to replace all the computer equipment and devices, desks, art, supplies and other things they’ve accumulated over the years that are housed in their office. Make sure you review your policy every year and keep in mind new additions and assets you’ve accumulated during that year. 2. Consider Cloud Computing. One of the biggest advantages of cloud computing is that your data and…

Skimp On Data Protection And Pay The Price

July 14, 2021 Neeshal Desai

We’ve said it time and again: Today’s cybercriminals are using more advanced technology than ever. And those malicious tools are becoming even more sophisticated at a breakneck pace. To top it all off, new software developments are enabling these criminals to cast wider and wider nets, targeting businesses that, before, would have flown under their radar. Companies small and large, of every type, are being infiltrated by vicious cyber-attacks across the world each and every day. Even knowing this, business owners are tempted to cut costs and corners. When you’ve never had a breach, data security can seem like a…

Natural Disasters Can Destroy, But Your Data Is Safe If It’s In The Cloud

May 28, 2021 Neeshal Desai

This past hurricane season has brought some of the most harrowing, widespread destruction the southeastern United States has ever been forced to weather. But, despite the enormous, tragic cost of these natural disasters, the people of these communities persevere. In the wake of widespread wind damage and flooding, communities have banded together. Thousands of volunteers and neighbors are working as one to rebuild and find the way forward. There is no doubt, however, that the havoc wreaked by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will produce aftershocks that will echo through affected areas for decades. To anyone who turtled up in their…

If You Think Your Business Is Too Small To Be Hacked…Then You’re Probably A Cybercriminal’s No. 1 Target!

April 25, 2021 Neeshal Desai

In a world of rampant cybercrime, hackers thrive on the blind faith of their targets. Despite high-profile digital security breaches showing up in the news nearly every week, most people assume they’re safe from attack. The thinking goes that while Fortune 500 corporations like J.P. Morgan, Sony, Tesco Bank, and Target have lost millions of dollars of data breaches in recent years, my business is far too small to justify a hacker’s attention… right? Wrong. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. According to StaySafeOnline.org, attacks on small businesses now account for over 70% of data breaches, a number that appears…

4 Must-Have, Low-Risk Cloud Solutions

March 1, 2021 Neeshal Desai

Let’s face it, your business has more competition than ever. And they’ll eat you alive if you fall behind in today’s technology “arms race.” Maybe your network needs greater security. Or you haven’t yet taken advantage of new cloud-based apps that help your team get more done in less time. Today, the action is in the cloud. And if you don’t know what’s out there, it’s just that much easier for competitors to pull ahead. To help you stay on top, here’s a quick survey of four ways to put the cloud in your corner, along with examples of each.…

4 E-mails You Should NEVER Open

January 25, 2021 Neeshal Desai

No matter how “bomb-proof” we make your network, you and your employees can still invite a hacker in if you click on a link or open an attachment in an e-mail sent by a cybercriminal. Some spam is obvious (can you say, “Viagra at a discount”?) but others are VERY cleverly designed to sneak past all the filters and trick the recipient into opening the door. Known as a “phishing” e-mail, this still is the #1 way hackers circumvent firewalls, filters and antivirus, so it’s critical that you and your employees know how to spot a threatening e-mail. Here are…

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