Hope for the best, plan for the worst. It’s an old saying that’s as true in business as it is anywhere else. However, when it comes to IT we see a lot more companies hoping than planning. With that in mind, we wanted to share a story about Managed Services that might help you put a price tag on the protection it offers.
Banner ads are the wallpaper of the internet and, like wallpaper, they can hide some pretty terrible things. Lately they’ve been used to spread malvertising, which is a type of security threat involving hackers hijacking advertising space on websites and using it to spread malware. It’s growing rapidly and we wanted to make you aware of it.
There’s a lot of stuff on the internet and you don’t need – or want – to see it all. Web content filtering is the first line of defense for your network and your sanity. If you’ve got the capabilities you should turn it on ASAP. You’ll see an almost immediate drop in downtime and, if done right, a spike in productivity.
In August spam accounted for 67.2% percent of all email traffic. That means there are two Nigerian princes out there for every legitimate email you receive. It also means you’ll never completely escape the scourge of spam, but there are a few easy ways to keep it to a minimum.
The cloud promises to be a home for all your music, movies, pictures, documents, hopes, dreams and darkest fears. What they don’t tell you is that you’ve only got so much space out there before you need to start paying for it. There are also a lot of different cloud storage options and each one has advantages and disadvantages.
You probably don’t spend much time thinking about email. Oh, you spend plenty of time reading it and de-cluttering your inbox, but you may not even realize that you’ve got several different options for actually sending, receiving and syncing email. Those options include POP, IMAP and Hosted Exchange, so we’re going to explain what they are, how they work and which is the best choice for your business.
The best things in life may be free but, more often than not, you get what you pay for. That’s especially true when dealing with software and, as the Heartbleed bug showed us, there can be significant costs involved with using free software. And we’re not even talking about piracy – which has its own set of dangers.
Do you dread opening Outlook after a meeting? Have you turned off email notifications on your phone? Do you avoid the canned meat aisle in the grocery store because you can’t stand to look at Spam? These are all signs that you need to de-clutter your inbox and, since it’s spring cleaning season anyway, we’re going to share some tools and tactics.