Scam Of The Week: Dell TechSupport Service Tag Hack

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This is a real one. A number of people using Dell PCs have been contacted by scammers claiming to be Dell Tech Support who actually had specific data that only Dell could have had. We’re talking the customer service tag number, a support number printed on a sticker on every Dell computer. I have used Dell machines for 20 years … Read More

Preparing your Business with a Disaster Recovery Plan

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Disaster can strike at any time and in any place. That’s why we can’t emphasis enough the importance of having a disaster recovery plan in place before the inevitable happens. Whether it’s a natural disaster, like a blizzard, flood, hurricane or if the power goes out for an extended period of time. In either situation, the reality is that your business could shut … Read More

Tips for Preparing Your 2016 IT Budget

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While some small businesses do not bother with budgets, they can be quite useful. Besides helping you manage costs, a budget can highlight areas where you might need to invest more resources. It can also keep you on track in meeting your financial goals. Here are a few tips that can help you prepare an effective IT budget for 2016: 1. … Read More

6 Reasons to Use Remote Monitoring to Keep an Eye on Your Systems

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Many IT service providers use remote monitoring tools to gather information and send reports about their clients’ computer systems. Almost anything can be monitored, from routers and firewalls to virus detection and email services. Here are five benefits of using remote monitoring to keep an eye on your systems: 1. Reduce the Chances of Downtime In order to operate smoothly, … Read More

3 IT Areas Where Your Business Might Need Help

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Outsourcing operations to IT service providers is common among small and midsize businesses (SMBs), according to a CompTIA survey. More than 70 percent of the 500 SMBs participating in the survey said that they use an outside IT firm at least occasionally. Most often, the SMBs hire the IT service providers to troubleshoot computer and network problems as well as … Read More