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Destroying your electronic media

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The risks of not properly destroying electronic media, such as computer hard drives, video and audio tapes, etc. can include identity theft, possible HIPAA violations, loss of business reputation and client trust,  and more. Without destruction of these items that are filled with personal and company data, information could be sent to unintended recipients. Individuals, as well as businesses, have confidential information which they don’t want ending up in the wrong hands. Destroying electronic ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach

Outsmart cybercriminals with Windows 10

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2016 has seem some major data breaches. From 700 Snapchat employees having their personal information stolen in March, to Yahoo announcing in September that a hacker stole information from over 500 million accounts, cybercriminal activity is only growing. In fact, the average cost of data breaches per incident amounts to a shocking $3.5 million! Security vendors are indeed doing their best to keep up with new, more advanced threats, however adoption of changes by businesses needs to be ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

How to Attract Millennial Talent to Your SMB This Year

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Of the United States workforce, 56 million fall under the category of millennial.  That makes them one of the largest generational groups your business should be looking to hire. To find millennial talent, you need to look carefully at what they want most out of their career, including:  A need to grow A sense of purpose A coach or mentor-like relationship with their direct superior In addition to these intrinsic requirements, millennials also highly value a typical benefits package that ...
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Topics: The Workplace

End unproductive meetings

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According to Inc.com, we spend more than $37 billion dollars every year on unproductive meetings. In fact, the majority of meetings are considered to be unproductive failures. Stop wasting your time, money, energy, and resources. Help your business by learning three causes of failed meetings and tips to increase productivity.
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Topics: The Workplace

Growing your business with virtual reality

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Growing your business with virtual reality Imagine the day that businesses can step into the virtual reality (VR) world. Surgery centers being able to visualize operations, trucking companies being able to train employees without a vehicle, and furniture companies allowing consumers to visualize the placement of items in their home before buying. You no longer need to imagine that day – we’re here! From the healthcare field to farm equipment manufacturers, businesses are incorporating virtual ...
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Topics: Trends

Why are Cyber Criminals More Likely to Target Small to Midsize Businesses?

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As a small to midsize business (SMB), cybercriminals would never take interest in our organization, right? – Wrong! In recent years, smaller businesses have become the focal point of hackers' interests. In fact, just last year it was reported that 43% of worldwide cyber attacks were against small businesses with less than 250 employees. These attacks usually involve hack attacks, ransomware, denial of service attack, or CEO fraud. With fewer day-to-day operations and smaller pay offs than ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach

Quick Tip: Take and Save All Your Notes in One Place with Microsoft OneNote

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Organize your notes with Microsoft OneNote! OneNote is a digital note taking application that allows you to take notes in a free form or more organized manner, all depending on your style!   Notes taken here can easily be located, reorganized, printed and shared between users. Using OneNote, you can to add drawings, screen clippings, audio clips and even handwritten notes using a stylus.   Plus, all the notes you save in OneNote can be found on any device, making them more accessible and ...
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Topics: Staff Training

How to Organize Your Outlook Inbox with Search Folders

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Save time searching for emails by creating custom search folders that include specific criteria!   Isolating messages with key phrases or peoples’ names can save the time and hassle of searching. Search folders continually gather messages using your specified criteria, and now you can view all of these messages in one place, even if they are filed in various folders.   For example, if your folder seeks messages regarding a person, topic or specific email (whether they are from that person or ...
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Topics: Staff Training

BEC fraud: The threat you can't afford to ignore

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Business E-mail Compromise (BEC), commonly known as “CEO fraud,” is a rapidly increasing concern affecting companies’ financial and data security today. What exactly is BEC? It has been defined as a scam that targets businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly use wire transfer payments. Scammers skillfully gain access to and impersonate company executives, attorneys, or suppliers through e-mails to fraudulently authorize the transfer of company funds. Payments ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Data Breach