Business owners may not yet be aware that having a dual monitor configuration for staff can improve business productivity by up to 45%, making basic business tasks more efficient.
To Tablet, or not to Tablet?
In the last 24 months, we have seen a huge increase in releases of tablets. These next-generation mobile devices have no doubt helped with our digital lifestyle but several questions should be considered:
Regardless of their size, many small businesses still need to meet strict compliance regulations, such as PCI and HIPAA. In addition to any special requirements, there are a few security technologies every small business should have in place.
Here are our four security must-haves.
Firewall – It sounds passé, but firewalls are still the de facto solution for minimum security. Small businesses are no exception. We frequently see vendors attempting to coax small business owners into boxes bigger than they need, with full redundancy and licensing. As expected, most small business owners will balk at the price tags that hang off these shiny new boxes. The truth is, for bandwidths typical in smaller organizations, a small ASIC-based firewall even with gateway services (e.g. anti-virus, anti-spyware, IDS or IPS) can be found for an affordable price. Even if it’s not tweaked to perfection, having some firewall solution is better than none. And no organization should rely on their Internet provider for this security.
This Tech Tip addresses some frequently asked questions about how to safeguard your computer data on a personal and business level. First, it makes sense to designate one or two specific folders on your computer as the main folder for confidential file back-ups for several reasons.
To most business owners who have spent years or decades and thousands of dollars
Time-Saving Tech Tips for Your Keyboard!
You're going to love these tips! Check out some cool typing and keyboard shortcuts – some simple time-saving tricks you may not be aware of:
I'm sure you've heard the old saying “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!" This is the perfect motto for IT safety this holiday season. Take a look at the below example of an email "Phishing Scam".
You received a message that says "You won $1 million dollars!", problem is you got it from an online lottery that you’ve never heard of. No matter how tempting it seems, do not respond to a message that asks you to send money or personal information.
When it comes to your company's tech support, it's important to weight the pros and cons of doing it in-house versus outsourcing it. It's completely understandable – you're going to be investing a good chunk of money into this project and you want to be sure the benefits are long term and you're getting the most for your money.
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