Steven Ferguson

Happy Labor Day

To make the most out of what we hope will be a gorgeous long weekend, we will be closing our office for the day on Monday, September 2nd. And as always, we’ll have technicians on call for all of our managed IT services clients, and you’ll be able to reach us by calling our office […]

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10 Questions Every Company Should Ask Before Outsourcing IT Services

Ten questions to ask while considering outsourcing your IT services to a provider.   Many companies are outsourcing their IT functions due to convenience and budgetary constraints. Small- and medium-size businesses can focus their hiring of staff for their core business, and hire an IT consultant for their expertise and efficiency. However, even with the […]

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Why is Effective Business Continuity Management Important?

Why is Effective Business Continuity Management Important? Business continuity management (BCM) denotes how organizations plan for and respond to risks. Mission-critical functions must continue to run after disruptions such as bad weather or hackers. A business continuity plan documents how your organization will continue to operate after a natural or man-made disaster, severe market conditions […]

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Capital One Data Breach

Recently, news broke about the latest large-scale data breach to hit a major organization. Capital One Bank has announced that millions of customers across the US and Canada have had their personal information compromised in one of the biggest breaches to ever happen to a financial services company. This brief video courtesy of News24 discusses the […]

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The Price of Getting Hacked

Depending on the scope of the attack, the cost of getting hacked can be in the hundreds of thousands or more. Here’s what you need to know.  When it comes to cyberattacks, all too often the bad guys win. Hackers have targeted local governments, airports, banks, and businesses, stealing usernames, passwords, and sensitive private data. […]

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The Complete Guide to Managing Popular Extensions Successfully

Protect Yourself from Potential Attacks Via Chrome Extensions Learn two simple ways to set the privacy and activity settings for each Google Chrome extension on your browser and steps the company is taking to protect users. Google’s Chrome web browser is a popular choice for businesses the world over. Managing the extensions gives you more […]

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Companies Held Responsible for Tech Security

Major Fines for IT Data Breaches Outdated machines, software or employee practices can lead to major security problems. These big companies faced painful fines for their IT mistakes. As companies increase their online activity, data collection and eCommerce, the stakes will continue to rise. Companies that are lax, poorly prepared or sloppy are facing disastrous […]

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Clearing Up The Cloud – Have You Harnessed Its Strategic Advantages?

The cloud may still feel like a new technology – but in reality, it’s been around for more than 10 years now. Does that make you feel old? Let’s be clear about something – the cloud is here to stay. In recent years you may have still heard the occasional “industry insider” suggest that the […]

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8 Essential Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services

8 Essential Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services Technology moves fast and furiously. In this modern world, you need IT services for your business to run as smoothly as possible. The last thing any well-run company wants is for their IT issues to trip up working conditions so your employees are frustrated, and not being […]

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Online Excel Training: Tips & Techniques For Managing Workbooks

Organization Shouldn’t Be Complicated Out of all of Microsoft’s Office programs, Excel is one of the most universally used. What started out as a fairly basic spreadsheet program has evolved into a must-have business tool. However, the more you use Excel, the more data your workbooks will accumulate. Keeping these workbooks organized and easy to […]

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