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Alex Saltman

Ransomware - What it is and Why a Business Always Needs Backup

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With all the positive advancements in information technology, the growth of cyber crime has been a notable drawback. Cyber crime refers to committing theft or any other criminal act through the use of computers or any other tech gadget. In the past five years, Ransomware has been a major source of cyber crime activities. Ransomware is a malicious software that does not allow you to access your files if it takes over your computer. The creator of the software demands ransom (as the name suggests) from the victim, if they want to gain access to their files again. The payments are normally made in non-traceable transactions through a cryptocurrency (normally Bitcoin) to ensure the attacker’s safety. The victims get so confused and scared that they immediately agree to pay the amounts without considering if the hacker will grant them access or will not do it again. The hacker prevents you...
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Alex Saltman

Email Phishing - What Information You Should Never Give to Anyone

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Have you ever received an email that does not look familiar or looks suspicious? Be wary of it, as it might be malware or any other form of cyber-attack, also commonly known as a phishing attack. If you ever come across any such email, that asks you to log in somewhere, the only logical thing to do is DO NOT LOGIN! The term ‘phishing’ comes from ‘fishing,’ only that in this case the victim is the “phish” and the hacker is the ‘phisherman’. It may (generally) ask you to allow access to an application or attachment sent in the email. And, if you follow the attacker’s instructions whether intentionally or unintentionally, you might get into serious trouble. The hacker can do anything, ranging from something less harmful like installing a simple virus in your system that handicaps certain applications, to attacking your computer with something as dangerous as ransomware. Ransomware...
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Alex Saltman

Choosing the Right Tech for Your Business

Choosing the Right Tech for Your Business
We all rely on tech to help run our business, and it’s great when it’s running smoothly, but it can be horrible and expensive when it isn’t. Hiring the right tech company to look after your technology will keep your systems functioning effortlessly, and can make the difference between just surviving and powering ahead in full growth mode! What to look for: A good IT firm will start by having a consultant sit down with your leadership team to listen and learn all about your business before recommending anything. They should provide unlimited computer support to you and your staff for a fixed monthly fee. A technology strategy plan will be offered and created for your business, with at least one year planned. Every business is different and has different technological needs. A custom tech solution is part of every successful business. Experience! Hire an IT company that has experience...
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Angie Saltman

The Technology You Need, an Affordable IT Solution You Can Depend On

The Technology You Need, an Affordable IT Solution You Can Depend On
You know you need technology to run your business, but you don’t know where to start, or don’t have the time or money to do it. You're not techy and your company is behind in the technology realm. Just getting your office printer, or your email to work is a challenge. Investing in technology, learning new software, getting new computers and a network means learning new processes and it seems terrifying. It doesn’t have to be, it can be simple when you hire the right IT team to help take your business to the next level! The days of keeping customer information in paper phone books, and invoicing by paper are long gone. You need technology to get things done, to keep your client information safe, and to get systemized. Before investing in the latest-and-greatest gadget that promises to turn you into a computer whiz and make your business the...
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Alex Saltman

Microsoft Office 365 is the right choice for your business

Microsoft Office 365 is the right choice for your business
Modernize your business You’ve got big plans. That’s why you need technology that can grow alongside with you, offering power, agility, and protection, all the while giving you the freedom to work how you and your team work best. ModernBiz: Making technology a business advantage With Microsoft and Office 365, you can choose your own path to becoming a modern business with flexible, complete, and trusted solutions. Office 365 offers a range of opportunities to reduce costs, embrace the cloud, and use powerful business-ready tools across desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Everything you need to get your job done is in front of you and accessible from wherever the day takes you. And because it’s Microsoft, you gain peace of mind knowing that everything works together seamlessly and provides the security you need to protect your business. ModernBiz gives you the ability to: Grow efficiently with Office 365. Take advantage...
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