Disk Encryption Protects Your Personal Computers

Always wanted to feel like a secret agent? Well, here’s your chance! Did you know you can encrypt your hard drive to protect the data on your computer? This is a good way to secure your information, whether at home…

Get Your IT Ready for Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping will have a new look this year. Many retailers are closing their brick-and-mortar doors for Black Friday, and the big “doorbuster” sales are moving online. With the busiest shopping period of the year going virtual, there’s going to…

Need Home IT Help? Try Residential Managed Services

Maybe you used to be able to troubleshoot your own technology, or had a tech-savvy family member or friend who could help out in a pinch. But now that home computing has become more essential, you may be feeling overwhelmed.…

Do More with Microsoft Forms

There are millions of Microsoft 365 users globally. Businesses rely on the software to power email, drive productivity, and connect to colleagues. Forms is another great tool for users of Microsoft 365. In April 2020, Office 365 became Microsoft 365.…

5 Reasons to Choose Managed Print Services

This is the digital age, and no matter your industry, it’s safe to say there has been digital transformation. Yet there’s still a need for printers and paper copies, and it might be time for you to partner with a…

Want to Be Anonymous Online? Incognito v. VPN

Maybe you want to be a little mysterious, but more likely you want to protect your privacy when browsing online. You don’t want cybercriminals seeing what you’re doing, or marketers knowing where you go online and what you search for.…

Local Business v. Big Box Computer Repair

Your computer is down for the count. You’ve tried the perennial favorite – turning it off and back on again – but somehow, your tech magic has not worked this time! You need help, and you want it fast. The…

WHY IT PROFESSIONALS ARE TERRIFIED OF RANSOMWARE

If you want to scare someone who works in IT, start talking to them about ransomware. There are few things as scary for IT professionals as the prospect of their systems locking up with hackers demanding money to return things back…

Why You Need Both Software and Hardware Firewalls

A firewall sounds like a pretty intense thing – unless you’re an action-movie stuntman. Yet when it comes to internet security, you may not have as much firewall protection as you need. Many internet security products bundle antivirus and firewall…

Getting the Most out of Microsoft 365 – Book it!

Accountants, dog groomers, and physiotherapists didn’t get into business to manage bookings. You want to be working on the thing you enjoy doing, not fussing with phone calls and emails, trying to schedule times for clients to come in. That’s…

6 Reasons to Replace Your ISP Email

When you sign up for an internet service, the provider will hook you up with an email address, too. Your internet service provider (ISP) wants to keep you connected to them. But this convenient email address isn’t always the best…

What to Do about Slow Internet in the Home Office

A few months ago we thought working from home would be temporary: a couple of weeks of remote work was going to help corral this coronavirus thing, and we’d get back to usual. Now we know better, and the things…

Recovery Test Your Data Backups

Most businesses are aware of the need for data backup. Without it, they risk losing important files in the event of a hard drive failure or cyberattack. Yet having a backup in place isn’t enough: it’s important also to test…

Invest Now in Your Top Tech Priorities

The global economy is in a slump. But believe it or not, now could be a good time to invest in technology priorities. You may already have streamlined processes. You had certain technology tools and systems in place to get…

4 Advantages of Consolidating Your Tech

Technology is the lifeblood of business today, and you likely have a lot of it. But you may have accumulated software and hardware as you grew. Now, you have a hodgepodge of technologies never designed to work together. Consolidation can…

Protect Your Home from Technology Fire Risk

You love your technology and probably have a lot of it at home. You might not think of computers, smartphones, printers, or routers as a fire risk, but they can do real damage. Microwaves, laundry machines, and air conditioners are…

How to Avoid Online Job Search Scams

Cybercrooks are disturbing people. Consider job-search scams. With the world economy reeling, bad actors are capitalizing on people’s desperation. They’re targeting those looking for work. There are steps you can take to filter out illegitimate opportunities. Cybercriminals like to be…

Protecting Your Customers and Your Business Too

Security and privacy are at the very top of our priorities when considering business IT. Major data leaks are in mainstream news on a near-daily basis and hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of customers are impacted every time they…