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QR code scams: How they work and how to safeguard against them

QR codes are increasingly being used by cybercriminals in QR code scams and attacks. “Invented in the 1990s, QR codes surged during the pandemic. They offered a way for people to access information and conduct activities in a touchless way. Insider Intelligence reports US smartphone users scanning a QR code will increase from 83.4 million […]

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Cybercrime Marketing: Why your Business is their Focus

Cybercrime has grown to become the world’s third-largest economy after the US and China, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Based on data from Cybersecurity Ventures, it is projected to cost the world $8 trillion in 2023 and $10.5 trillion by 2025. So, it’s not surprising that Cybercrime Marketing has evolved as rampantly as

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Phishing Market Growth Shows No Signs of Slowing

Let’s start with a small trip down memory lane.  Back in 2018, only half of all phishing sites spent money to purchase a security certificate so their site displayed a padlock, an icon used in the web browser’s search bar to determine a website’s legitimacy, according to Krebs on Security. That was nearly 5 years

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How to Ensure Your IT Services Don’t Become Outdated

Being a small company has many positives.  Flexibility, creativity, and entrepreneurial excitement are common pluses for sure. But there are also many challenges unique to a small business. When it comes to IT, the challenges for many small businesses come from places and people that often surprise.

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The Top 7 Reasons Why You’ll Want To Outsource Your IT Support To Us:

1. We Respond Within 13 Minutes Or Less. The average amount of time it takes for one of our clients to get on the phone with a technician who can start working on resolving your problem is 13 minutes. We know you’re busy and have made a sincere commitment to making sure your computer problems

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The IT-Squad: Assessing the Value of IT Managed Services

With the technology landscape in constant flux, IT professionals often find themselves wearing a variety of different hats. Whether you have an in-house IT department or contract the work out to an IT managed services firm, a critical step in understanding the ROI of your technology services is to assess the value of each “hat”

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3 Questions to Ask Your IT Consultant about Data Backup

The world of business data backup is changing fast. Just a few years ago, the standard backup procedure involved regularly storing backup data on tapes. Leading firms sent those tapes to an off-site location so data could be retrieved even if the office building itself was destroyed. My, what a difference the cloud makes. Nowadays,

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IT Consultants Lead the Way to Making Smarter Technology Purchases

Oftentimes, employees who provide IT maintenance are expected to supply strategy, as well. Many companies rely on their in-house IT staff to suggest new technologies, which is rarely the best approach. In-house IT employees often lack the perspective required to select the best solutions for the business.

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