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Introducing…Dropbox’s Next Attempt To Secure Your Data

Introducing…Dropbox’s Next Attempt To Secure Your Data

Dropbox’s New Mobile Two-Factor Authentication Is a Step in The Right Direction—Or Is It? Cybersecurity is a massive concern in today’s world of hackers and malware—And cloud-based storage platforms are certainly not immune to attack. While two-factor authentication is prevalent in a variety of spaces, Dropbox only recently rolled out an update to their mobile […]

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Flying Without A Laptop Is Now Possible

Flying Without A Laptop Is Now Possible

With Windows, You Can Forget Flying with Your Laptop.   Flying is tough enough without having to lug your laptop onboard with you. Windows to Go can help you lighten your load! 9/11 changed a lot in the U.S. Over fifteen years later, the attack it is still shaping national and international security decisions. Airplane […]

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Don’t Mess with Scammers.  

Don’t Mess with Scammers.  

Just because you know that an email is a phishing attempt, doesn’t make it safe for you to play along. Discover the dangers of engaging scammers online.   Most of us find phishing emails in our inbox each month—Some of them are so outrageous that they make us laugh out loud. How many times have […]

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The Power of Predictive Analytics  

The Power of Predictive Analytics  

Predictive analytics may not tell your future, but using it can increase your company’s fortunes.   Each time you buy something online, you’re providing more than just your name, address and credit card number. Websites collect a vast treasure trove of valuable information about you, even if you never make a purchase. The information a […]

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Tech Tuesday: BitLocker Keeps Windows Secure.

Tech Tuesday: BitLocker Keeps Windows Secure.

The Prevalence of Cybercrime Cybercrime is the fastest growing economic crime throughout the world, with countries such as the US and UK seeing double-digit growth every year. Preventing criminals from taking control of your digital assets is essential. This requires diligent risk assessments, robust compliance policies, and standardized procedures designed to limit the potential of […]

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Is Your “Just Okay” Technology a Ticking Time Bomb?

Is Your “Just Okay” Technology a Ticking Time Bomb?

Technology should never be “just okay” — it’s a key factor in the success of your business. Why focus on the status quo when you could be supercharging growth?   If you had an opportunity to make your organization 25-50% more efficient, would you take it or simply say “Nah, no need. We’re okay for […]

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Ransomware + Failed Backups = A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Ransomware + Failed Backups = A Disaster Waiting to Happen

To say that cyberattacks are dangerous to the health and success of a small business is something of an understatement. According to one study, an incredible 60% of all small businesses close their doors within just six months of a successful cyberattack taking place. The attack itself can cause an initial shock, but the consequences of […]

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Skype and BMW Bring Productivity to Your Daily Commute

Skype and BMW Bring Productivity to Your Daily Commute

You spend a lot of time commuting—Don’t let this time go to waste! Skype and BMW want to help you be more productive while driving.   How much time do you spend behind the wheel each year? If you’re like the average American, you drive an incredible 290 hours annually! This is almost seven, 40-hour work weeks! […]

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The Best Marketing Lessons U.S. Presidents Have Ever Taught Us

The Best Marketing Lessons U.S. Presidents Have Ever Taught Us

The Presidents have a lot of lessons to teach about PR and branding. Here are some of our favorite historical examples. U.S. Presidents have been managing their own brands long before the internet, or Twitter, or even the concept of marketing your brand existed. And dealing with the issues of an entire country can often […]

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How to Use LinkedIn as a Powerful Branding Tool

How to Use LinkedIn as a Powerful Branding Tool

LinkedIn can be a powerful engagement and SEO tool — if you use it correctly. For B2B companies and growing businesses looking to expand their reach, LinkedIn is an often-underutilized platform: It’s not just about networking – it has tremendous brand-building potential. When making more complex decisions about purchasing products and services, buyers turn to […]

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How Small Businesses Are Shifting IT Services Locally, and Why it Works

How Small Businesses Are Shifting IT Services Locally, and Why it Works

Boutique corporate outsourcing is on the rise: Here’s why that’s great news for small local companies. There’s an important, growing trend in the outsourcing industry: A move toward outsourcing locally by partnering with local firms that are specifically looking to support small and expanding businesses in the same community. This tends to make people feel […]

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Distinguish Your Accounting Firm from the Competition through Cloud-Based Technology

Distinguish Your Accounting Firm from the Competition through Cloud-Based Technology

Pitching your accounting firm to clients doesn’t have to be boring. You can radically adjust your accounting firm’s image through new cloud-based technologies. Let’s face it: it’s difficult to make an accounting firm exciting. At best you can usually hope for “stable and trustworthy.” But when differentiating yourself from the competition, you really want a […]

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