Computer Down? You Need it Now. Now What?

 What to do when your computer is down and you need it now  Ever met someone who responds to computer downtime with applause or relief? Neither have we. When a computer goes down, the individual inevitably needs it fixed fast. Yet, depending on your repair model, it could take longer than you hope. This article compares break-fix to manag...
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The Unexpected Benefits of Password Managers

 The Unexpected Benefits of Password Managers The main advantage of a password manager is obvious to anyone with more than one account online (i.e. everyone); instead of remembering all 100 usernames and passwords, the password manager auto-fills them. It's a boon. But it's not the only reason to use a password manager. This article shares sev...
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Tech Tips for Small Business Owners in 2022

A new year is a chance for a fresh beginning. To that end, try these tech tips for small business owners to kick 2022 off right. First, launch a successful new year for your business by going mobile. Agility is one of the key differentiators of a small business. Be more flexible than larger competitors by taking full advantage of cloud computing. U...
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To Delete or Archive Email, That Is the Question

An email inbox can get overwhelming. It's estimated we send 306 billion emails daily; not you personally, of course, although it may feel that way. So, you have to develop strategies to corral the communications, one of which is deciding whether to delete or archive an email. This primer will help. First, let's consider the drawbacks to having all ...
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6 Top Tech Small Business New Year Resolutions

As the new year approaches (already?), it is a good time to take stock and plan some small business resolutions. Join the millions around the world determined to make the best of January's fresh start. Try these suggestions for top IT resolutions to better your business.   #1 Embrace digital transformation The business world is going digi...
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The New PC TuneUp

How exciting! You got a new computer for Christmas. It's sleek, shiny, and so much faster than what you had before. That's great, but it doesn't mean you should leave it untouched. This article shares several steps you might take to secure your data and keep that new device in tip-top shape. First things first. Before even logging into personal ema...
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Prepare Your IT for the Holiday Season

We all know about the Grinch who ruins Christmas for Whoville. Don't cast IT as the Grinch of this holiday season. Prepare your technology and systems to reduce downtime risk. You'll avoid disrupting your customers' holiday season or employees' seasonal fun. Update and upgrade IT Expecting an uptick in online shopping for the holidays? Apply system...
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How MSPs Enhance Employee Engagement & Retention

Struggling to hire new staff? Working hard to engage and retain your current workforce? Your managed service provider (MSP) can help. Our latest ebook explores several ways an MSP enhances employee engagement and retention, including: Keeping technology current Supporting flexibility Enhancing professional development Freeing employees up for more ...
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Don’t Get Reeled in by Christmas Phishing Attacks

We expect the holiday season to be a time of good cheer, and peace and goodwill to all, right? Except cyberattackers didn't get the memo. They are more likely to attack businesses with phishing attempts during the holidays. Prevent issues by knowing what to expect. Cybercrime research shows the season "dramatically impacts" the volume of phishing a...
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Stay Safe Shopping Online This Festive Season

Retail research tells us that over 75% of people are shopping online each month, and, with the holiday season upon us, you're likely to be one of them. But don't let the appeal of convenience distract you from the need to stay safe when shopping online. The number of digital buyers is steadily climbing. In 2020, according to Statista, more than two...
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Why You Might Wait to Upgrade to Windows 11

Microsoft is rolling out the next iteration of its operating system, Windows 11. Of course, new = better, right? But, when it comes to Windows 11, you may want to consider waiting. Here's why. Typically, software updates are something to install as a matter of course. The manufacturer, after all, is delivering the latest and greatest in its upgrade...
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What an MSP Does and Doesn’t Do

Managed service providers (MSPs) pride themselves on high levels of support. Yet, there are some things we can do and others we can't. Laundry and grocery shopping come to mind for the latter. But, more seriously, this article will explain what an MSP does and doesn't do. Your business faces many challenges today. You're managing budget and employe...
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How to Choose Home Computer Repair

 It's upsetting when a home computer breaks down: "My whole life is on there!" Then, you have to trust someone to take care of your device. It's a lot to ask, and that's why we're sharing these five tips to help you feel better about your choice of repair person. #1 Avoid the Big Brands The big-box stores have name recognition, which may make ...
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How to Expedite Your IT Support Request

When your technology isn't working, you want a fix right now. Whether it's an inability to connect to your network or to open an important presentation file, you're quickly frustrated by the need to file an IT support request. You can't wait! We get it, so allow us to share some tips to help you get faster IT support.Whether you're working with an ...
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Quick Tip No. 84

 Don't always trust what you read online. It is possible for anyone to create a website on the Internet and it could be for malicious intentions. For example, a website could be created to help spread fear, lies, malware or to scam people.
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Quick Tip No. 83

 To minimize all windows only, press Windows + D.
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Quick Tip No. 82

Protect your computer against malware, spyware, and viruses by installing an antivirus program onto the computer at least have Windows Defender running on the computer if your running a newer version of windows. Also having a malware protection program is also a good method of protecting your computer against malware and spyware...
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Quick Tip No. 81

 There are lots of different shortcut keys that can be used with Internet browsers. Press Alt+D or Ctrl+L to move the cursor into the address bar.
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Quick Tip No. 80.

 Press CTRL+H in your web browser to quickly open your history bar
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Don't let your thinking about IT hold business back.

For small and midsized businesses, the most important thing is that information technology does what they need when they need it. After that, they don't spend much time on IT. Yet, the setup and settle approach can undermine business growth. Are you holding your business back with these approaches to business technology? Thinking "it works" is good...
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