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Hurricane Season’s Disaster Recovery Plan Checklist

Hurricane season officially started in June and lasts through the end of November. It pays to be cautious and ensure your disaster recovery plan is comprehensive and functioning properly. If your business is in the southeastern U.S. or along the eastern seaboard, you can't afford not to hurricane-proof your disaster recovery plan.

3 Easy ways to protect your business data

Most business owners are too busy running their respective offices to be concerned about optimized security settings and other technical matters. To spare them the agony of deciphering IT jargon, here are three easy ways to prevent data theft.  Cover your webcam If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, former FBI Director James Comey, and National Security […]

Change old modes of thinking when migrating to the cloud

Not every business owner who migrates to the cloud achieves great results. As much as the service is touted with words like “freedom,” “productivity,” and “collaboration,” realizing the full benefits of the cloud is not a given. So if you’re thinking about transitioning to the cloud, how can you ensure you optimize the technology for your business? Well, it all starts with your attitude before migration. Here are some mental shifts you should make before getting started.

Mobile phone biometrics enhances security

Constantly using passwords on a smartphone can be a pain, not to mention a high security risk. Luckily, popular mobile browsers like Chrome and Firefox Lite are now supporting biometrics for authentication to make logging in to social media, email, and online shopping accounts easier and more secure. Here’s what you need to know about […]

How robust dashboards help your business

A dashboard is a business intelligence tool that displays metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for organizations. Dashboards give you an overall view of your business. Here are some uses of dashboards in real-life business situations. Marketing insights An organization’s marketing department typically analyzes a significant amount of data from various channels. Whether the purpose […]

Safeguarding your social media from hackers

Social media phishing is on the rise. Facebook is one of the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing attacks. Hackers now employ more sophisticated tactics, so you must strengthen your privacy settings to keep them away. Lock screens exist for a reason Lock all your computing devices as soon as you stop using them. This […]

4 ways to delete your smartphone data

Smartphones hold sensitive data such as financial information, confidential emails, and contact details that you wouldn’t want falling into the wrong hands. To wipe data from your old phone, do the following: 1. Encrypt your Android phone Ensure that strangers don’t have access to your private data by encrypting it to make it unreadable. Newer […]

3 Things to think about when virtualizing your IT system

Specialized IT hardware such as servers, routers, and the like can be quite expensive, but their virtualized software counterparts are way more affordable and are faster to deploy, too. As of this writing, though, it takes specialists to successfully implement these on IT systems. To give you a better idea, here are three considerations they […]

Why jailbreaking your iPad is a bad idea

The big idea behind jailbreaking an iPad is to go around the restrictions Apple imposes on how you can use and control your device. Jailbreaking your iPad can be a rewarding experience, as it boosts your device’s functionality in many ways. However, it does have some serious disadvantages that you should consider before you decide to […]