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How Do You Know When It’s Time To Upgrade Your Servers

Aging servers are a huge risk to company profitability and productivity. If you don’t proactively upgrade your servers regularly, you may find that you face unplanned downtime because your server breaks down out of the blue. It costs you time and money to fix a broken server and that downtime eats away at your profit margin. In fact, it can cost about $5,600 per minute according to estimates! 

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VoIP was still considered a “different” type of business phone system five or six years ago. It wasn’t the norm. However, the pandemic changed that way of thinking. Now internet-based phone systems aren’t simply the norm. They are mandatory for business continuity.

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Is Poor Network Performance Hurting Employee Productivity

Did you know that 65% of employees say they have experienced their video calls cut out, freeze or drop completely because of a weak internet connection? At the end of the day, time is money. Poor network performance can really hinder your business’ output and negatively impact the bottom line due to the loss in employee productivity.

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Endpoints make up much of a company’s network and IT infrastructure. This is a collection of computers, mobile devices, servers and smart gadgets as well as other IoT devices that all connect to the company network.

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The Advantages Of Using A Password Manager

Passwords are an essential and foundational aspect of business cybersecurity. These hashed phrases of letters and numbers are vital to securing company data. If they fall into the wrong hands, they can put your business at risk of data protection and compliance failures. This is why a password manager is a good idea.

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One of the most difficult types of attacks to detect are insider threats. An “insider” would be anyone that has legitimate access to your company network and data. This would be via a login or other authorized connection.

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Mobile Malware Attacks Have Increased by 500%. Learn How to Protect Devices

The previous years have seen an increase in cyberattacks that is projected to continue over time. Is your mobile phone adequately secured or is it at risk for a mobile malware attack? Users may be more vulnerable to cybercrime attacks and data breaches if they only use their mobile devices for browsing and other daily activities.

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Digital footprints cover today's modern workplace. Employees begin making these from the moment that they are hired. They get a company email address and application logins. They may even update their LinkedIn page to connect to your company. The problems don't occur until the offboarding process happens.

When an employee leaves a company, there is a process that needs to happen. This is the process of “decoupling” the employee from the company’s technology assets. This digital offboarding is vital to cybersecurity.

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7 Tips for Safer IP Security Camera Setup to Reduce Hacking Risks

Modern video surveillance systems contain a number of critical components including IP (Internet Protocol) cameras. IP surveillance cameras (that transmit and receive information through a computing network and via the internet) offer organizations a range of advantages over analog closed-circuit cameras. They can watch and manage their video security system remotely and store video footage in the cloud to allow for significant cost savings.

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The holiday shopping season is taking off. This means that scammers have also revved up their engines. They are primed and ready to take advantage of all those online transactions.

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