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Can the new tax laws help your business?

Darren McBride was at Thursday’s presentation, learning how to maximize savings as the country transitions into the new tax era.  The owner of Sierra Computer Group says his business will see immediate gains. “The overall, over the next couple of years, lower tax rate puts more money back in the business, which let’s us buy more inventory and hire more people,” McBride said. “It’s going to save me several thousand …Read More

Can my small business afford amazing IT?

We are a small business ourselves and one thing I hear from potential customers, or friends and family is: Can we afford good IT? Isn’t it expensive to hire an IT person? The reality is that it’s not as cost prohibitive as you would think. Especially, when the work being done is enhancing the performance of your network, extending the lifespan of your PC’s, server and any other office equipment. …Read More

Three reasons to switch to Office 365

1.Price Microsoft has a pretty heavy price tag for the new Office Home and Business 2016, starting out at $229.99 for one product key code. Why pay that for one user when Office 365 plans start at $5 per month? Small businesses can get access to Outlook Email with Calendars, Online conferencing, Skype, file storage and sharing with One drive, in addition to essential Office productivity applications for just $5 …Read More

Look out for Locky

Look out for Locky, the newest member of the ransomware family. It has only emerged in the past few weeks but has already proved to be much more devastating than its predecessors. The main difference between Locky and the other variants of ransomware is that can see un-mapped networked drives. Files encrypted by Locky don’t change the ownership of the files, but the help files created will have the proper …Read More

Ten IT questions to keep your business safe

It can be tough to narrow down all the security risks on a network. So we’ve complied a list of our favorite questions to gauge a networks stability and security level. What do you currently use for backup and disaster recovery. What is the password complexity, how often is it changed, and lockout policy on your network?  How is your end user education regarding use of email, rogue websites, viruses …Read More

Windows 10: Should you upgrade?

Windows 10 is set to launch the end of July and many have already reserved their upgrade to install Windows 10. There are several exciting new features like your personal assistant, Cortona, and the new Edge internet browser. Before upgrading, you should first look at how it will affect the functionality of your computer and whether the programs you use will work with Windows 10. An important thing to consider is that you …Read More

Why does your business need a server?

Many small business owners think they do not need a server. Investing in a server may not seem necessary, but the benefits gained far outweigh the cost. In most cases, a server is not just beneficial but necessary for business. Increased file/network security, centralized backup, virus management, centralized data storage/shared resources, and increased reliability are just some of the reasons you need a server in place and how it will be …Read More

Cyber Attack Protection

With each hacking breach, it becomes more apparent how important cyber attack protection is. The most recent being, one of the largest bank breaches known, with up to $1 billion stolen. A security company, Kaspersky Lab, discovered the spying program that gives the hacker group means to eavesdrop on a bulk of the world’s computers. Once the spying program is installed on a user’s computer, the program can not be …Read More

Microsoft’s Hacker Vulnerability Patch

Microsoft’s hacker vulnerability patch was released for a flaw found in Windows Server 2003 to 2012, Windows 7 and 8. This patch mends the bug which allowed hackers to take complete control of devices that connect to an Active Directory domain. The bug allows hackers to be able to install applications and create new user accounts. Home users do not have to be concerned with this vulnerability however business whose …Read More