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Posts by Dennis Bourn

Mischievous Malware

Unfortunately, malware is not a foreign term, in fact it’s pretty well known to anyone that uses a computer. There are several types of malware, as well as mediums in which you may receive it. So, before you click on that link for the free cruise you won, think about all of the personal data…

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What is the True Cost of an Hour of Downtime for Your Business?

Businesspeople in a meeting discussing the potential loss of revenue due to downtime

Contrary to what many perceive, up to 80% of startup businesses make it past their first year. But a few years after that, keeping the company afloat becomes an uphill task. According to Forbes, only 45.5% of the remaining businesses survive.  The number one culprit to blame for the catastrophic deaths of most businesses is downtime.…

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How to Spot A Phishing Attack

How to Spot A Phishing Attack Would you know if you were the subject of a phishing attack? Many people claim that they’d be able to tell right away if they received an email from an illegitimate source. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be 1.5 million new phishing websites every month. A 65% increase in…

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What Is Phishing & How Are Hackers Using It?

What Is Phishing & How Are Hackers Using It? While the number of people falling for sending personal information to the crown prince of Nigeria in hopes of receiving his promised wealth and riches seems to be dropping, phishing remains a major issue. In fact, the number of phishing campaigns pursued by hackers around the…

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What is Managed Services

Managed services is a term that makes absolutely no sense—unless you’re in the IT industry. So, for those of us who don’t know what it means or why it’s important, let’s get right to it. Managed services is fully outsourced IT that takes care of all the headaches you normally associate with technology. Basically, if…

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How Much Time Do Your Employees Waste?

How Much Time Do Your Employees Waste? Very few employees can honestly say they spend the entirety of their workday actually working. Whether it’s the 15 minutes you spend making your coffee in the morning or the 10 minutes catching up on Facebook after lunch, the occasional work break is inevitable. A recent study showed…

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Conserving Bandwidth without Inciting Mutiny

Conserving Bandwidth without Inciting Mutiny In the past two blogs, we’ve covered two of the biggest productivity crushers in your office: bandwidth hogs and time wasters. Today, we’ll move on to fixing the problem, conserving bandwidth so that your employees can get down to business. Forewarning: this will be a bit of a tricky topic…

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