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7 Pros and Cons of Working from Home Long-Term

You’ve no doubt noticed that working from home has several advantages, but, as with anything, there are also a few downsides as well. During the current pandemic, both sides of the equation have likely surfaced at one point or another. Depending on your work style and your actual job responsibilities, you may love working from home or hate it, so we’ve detailed seven pros and seven cons of working from your home office, dining room or—let’s admit it—your couch.
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

In-House vs. Outsourced IT Support: What Does Your SMB Need?

When it comes to maintaining productivity in your business, you need available, effective IT support. But should that support come from an internal IT team, or should you partner with an outsourced IT support company for your SMB?
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Topics: Outsourced IT

How Does a Dark Web Scan Work? And Why You Want One Regularly

You know that regular monitoring and maintenance of your data and systems is important for optimal performance uptime, but you might not realize that continuous scanning, particularly Dark Web scans, can mean the difference between getting breached and preventing one.
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning

7 Things for Sale on the Dark Web Right Now

There are thousands upon thousands of items sold on the dark web daily, and we’ve detailed seven of them in the post below.
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Why Should Your Accounting Firm Invest in IT Security?

All businesses should prioritize IT security investments—especially accounting firms. You play a pivotal role in the lives of those businesses and clients, which is why your accounting company is a top target for cyber criminals.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security, Technology Planning

How Can a Managed IT Service Provider Help Local Government?

Keeping up with evolving demands is a key part of helping your community thrive. Digital transformation has aided numerous local government agencies in the past few years, with solutions as simple as public WiFi access around parks and swimming pools, improving communication between institutions, and more. However, someone needs to manage digital transformation, and if your local government is already busy servicing parks, emergency services, courts, transportation or public works, how can you ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Outsourced IT, IT Support

How Do Hackers Use Social Media Profiling?

Staying in touch with family and friends, surfing through the latest batch of memes, or even interacting with our favorite brands—social media is ubiquitous in the world today. It’s all about sharing, and, well, socializing. While social media does have a good purpose, there are, unsurprisingly, threat actors who use all that shared information for nefarious purposes.
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Topics: Security Threats

Microsoft Announces Windows 11: Here’s What You Can Expect, and When

On June 24, 2021, Microsoft announced the next generation of their operating system (OS), Windows 11. If you haven’t already watched the announcement (which you can do below), we’ve provided a quick rundown of what you can expect from the newest version of Windows—and when you can expect to get your hands on the latest update.
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Is Your Phone Saying You have “Weak Security?" Here’s What it Means...

Has your mobile device alerted you to “weak security” recently? The latest update patches from Apple and Android will now show an alert for weak security if your router or modem is using an outdated network security key.
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Topics: Security Threats, Alert

5 Reasons Why Your Employees Need Professional Headsets

When our company first switched to remote work, it was a bit of an adjustment. I had to get used to sharing the dining room of a one-bedroom apartment as an office with my fiancé. When we had meetings, we didn’t want to interrupt the other’s workflow, so headphones were necessary. For a time, I settled for the subpar voice and sound quality of a simple pair of earbuds. And, those earbuds sufficed, for a time. But then the sound started cutting out. So, I had to find a different pair, and the ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, The Workplace