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20 hours ago
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Have you been thinking about getting cybersecurity insurance for your business? Here are the top insurance firms to consider.

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Have you been thinking about getting cybersecurity insurance for your business? Here are the top insurance firms to consider.
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2 days ago
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Annual cybersecurity training for employees just isn't cutting it. Find out what you should do instead to beef up the human element of data security.

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Annual cybersecurity training for employees just isnt cutting it. Find out what you should do instead to beef up the human element of data security.
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3 days ago
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Have you been having trouble getting ChatGPT or Copilot to give you what you want? Logitech released a free AI prompt builder that could help.

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Have you been having trouble getting ChatGPT or Copilot to give you what you want? Logitech released a free AI prompt builder that could help.
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4 days ago
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A new smart home device standard is coming to help your systems play better across brands. Learn what Matter is and why it matters.

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A new smart home device standard is coming to help your systems play better across brands. Learn what Matter is and why it matters. 
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5 days ago
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GoDaddy asked small business owners about generative AI. Learn what they said and why some think AI will save them $4,000 a year.

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GoDaddy asked small business owners about generative AI. Learn what they said and why some think AI will save them $4,000 a year. 
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6 days ago
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The Akira cybercrime group was created barely a year ago, yet its ransomware has extracted nearly $42 million from victims. Cybersecurity agencies are banding together to stop them.

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The Akira cybercrime group was created barely a year ago, yet its ransomware has extracted nearly $42 million from victims. Cybersecurity agencies are banding together to stop them.
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/cybersecurity-agencies-unite-against-akira-ransomware-threat/ar-AA1njpQO
7 days ago
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Is Amazon Prime Video slowly disappearing? This may indicate a shift in the entire streaming landscape.

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Is Amazon Prime Video slowly disappearing? This may indicate a shift in the entire streaming landscape.
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1 week ago
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Aches and pains from repetitive mouse movement are a fact of life in offices. Find some relief with these top ergonomic wrist rests.

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Aches and pains from repetitive mouse movement are a fact of life in offices. Find some relief with these top ergonomic wrist rests.
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1 week ago
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Planning an ocean vacation in the future? Here's some of the new technology you might just see on your cruise ship.

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Planning an ocean vacation in the future? Heres some of the new technology you might just see on your cruise ship.
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1 week ago
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Are you outgrowing your business technology too soon? Here are some tips on ensuring your tech scales as your company grows.

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Are you outgrowing your business technology too soon? Here are some tips on ensuring your tech scales as your company grows.
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2 weeks ago
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Looking to smarten up your home or office? Here are the hottest smart home trends of 2024.

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Looking to smarten up your home or office? Here are the hottest smart home trends of 2024.
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2 weeks ago
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Have you logged into Slack and then had to spend 20 minutes reading conversations you missed? The app's new AI assistant can summarize discussions for you, plus a whole lot more!

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Have you logged into Slack and then had to spend 20 minutes reading conversations you missed? The apps new AI assistant can summarize discussions for you, plus a whole lot more!
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https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/artificial-intelligence/slacks-ai-rolling-out-all-paid-users-9278069/
2 weeks ago
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These smart assistive devices are helping to improve the lives of people living with disabilities.

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These smart assistive devices are helping to improve the lives of people living with disabilities. 
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2 weeks ago
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Could your small business use a productivity boost? Here are ways that smaller companies are using technology for automation.

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Could your small business use a productivity boost? Here are ways that smaller companies are using technology for automation. 
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2 weeks ago
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Checkout-free technology has come to Aldi grocery stores. Could you start skipping checkout lines soon?

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Checkout-free technology has come to Aldi grocery stores. Could you start skipping checkout lines soon? 
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iPhone Running Slow? Speed It up with One of These Tips

Let’s face it, iPhones are amazing devices. But even the sleekest, most powerful iPhone can succumb to the dreaded slowdown. Apps take forever to load and scrolling feels sluggish. Pretty soon, simple tasks become frustrating ordeals.If your iPhone has gone from speedy sidekick to sluggish snail, don’t despair! We are sharing some easy tips to […]

Is Your Business Losing Money Because Employees Can’t Use Tech?

Shiny new tech can be exciting! It promises increased efficiency, happier employees, and a competitive edge. It’s also necessary to stay competitive in today’s technology-driven business world. But that promise can turn into a financial nightmare if you neglect two important things. These are employee training and change management. You can end up losing money […]

10 Easy Steps to Building a Culture of Cyber Awareness

Cyberattacks are a constant threat in today’s digital world. Phishing emails, malware downloads, and data breaches. They can cripple businesses and devastate personal lives. Employee error is the reason many threats get introduced to a business network. A lack of cybersecurity awareness is generally the culprit. People don’t know any better, so they accidentally click […]

What Were the Coolest Consumer Products Showcased at CES 2024?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was an exciting one this year. It left us with a mind-blowing glimpse into the future of technology. CES 2024 showcased a smorgasbord of cutting-edge gadgets. Including transparent TVs and robot pet buddies. These gadgets promise to revolutionize our homes and the way we interact with the world. With […]

Smart Tips for Building a Smart Home on a Budget

Imagine a world where your lights turn on automatically as you walk in the door. Your coffee starts brewing before you even crawl out of bed. A simple voice command adjusts the temperature to your perfect setting. This is no longer just something out of a sci-fi movie. Today’s smart technology seamlessly integrates with your […]

Guide to Improving Your Company’s Data Management

Data is the lifeblood of modern businesses. It fuels insights, drives decision-making, and ultimately shapes your company’s success. But in today’s information age, data can quickly become overwhelming. Scattered spreadsheets, siloed databases, and inconsistent formatting. All these create a data management nightmare. This hinders your ability to leverage this valuable asset. Let this guide serve […]

Don’t Risk It! Why You Shouldn’t Skip Vulnerability Assessments

Cyber threats are a perpetual reality for business owners. Hackers are constantly innovating. They devise new ways to exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks. For businesses of all sizes, a proactive approach to cybersecurity is essential. One of the most crucial elements of this approach is regular vulnerability assessments. A vulnerability assessment is a […]

7 Common Pitfalls When Adopting Zero Trust Security

Zero Trust security is rapidly transforming the cybersecurity landscape. It moves away from traditional perimeter-based security models. In this approach, every connection attempt is continuously verified before granting resource access. 56% of global organizations say adopting Zero Trust is a “Top” or “High” priority. This approach offers significant security advantages. But the transition process presents […]

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Leverage Copilot for Microsoft 365

What are some of the key differentiators that can propel small businesses forward? They include efficiency, productivity, and innovation. Microsoft has expanded the availability of one of its most dynamic tools to SMBs. A tool that can be a real game-changer for growth. Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a powerful new addition to the M365 […]

Introducing the New Microsoft Planner (Everything You Need to Know)

Calendars, task lists, and project planning are important business tools. Many people use Microsoft’s apps to power these processes. Including Planner, Microsoft To Do, and Project for the web. These tools help keep processes on track and enable task accountability. But they’re separate apps. Switching between apps can be cumbersome. It adds more complexity to […]

How to Properly Deploy IoT on a Business Network

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. It’s rapidly transforming industries and reshaping how businesses operate. IoT is a blanket term to describe smart devices that are internet enabled. One example is smart sensors monitoring production lines. Connected thermostats optimizing energy consumption is another. Experts project the number of connected devices […]

Here Are 5 Data Security Trends to Prepare for in 2024

With cyber threats evolving at an alarming pace, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. It’s a must for safeguarding sensitive information. Data security threats are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent. The landscape must change to keep up. In 2024, we can expect exciting developments alongside persistent challenges. Over 70% of business professionals say their […]

Beware of Deepfakes! Learn How to Spot the Different Types

Have you ever seen a video of your favorite celebrity saying something outrageous? Then later, you find out it was completely fabricated? Or perhaps you’ve received an urgent email seemingly from your boss. But something felt off. Welcome to the world of deepfakes. This is a rapidly evolving technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI). It […]

10 Most Common Smart Home Issues (and How to Fix Them)

Back when you were a kid, living in a “smart home” probably sounded futuristic. Something out of Back to the Future II or The Jetsons. Well, we don’t yet have flying cars, but we do have video telephones as well as smart refrigerators and voice-activated lights. But even the most advanced technology can have analog […]

What Is Microsoft Security Copilot? Should You Use It?

It can be challenging to keep up with the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape. Companies need to process large amounts of data. As well as respond to incidents quickly and effectively. Managing an organization’s security posture is complex. That’s where Microsoft Security Copilot comes in. Microsoft Security Copilot is a generative AI-powered security solution. It provides […]

Smart Tactics to Reduce Cloud Waste at Your Business

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate. It offers scalability, flexibility, and cost-efficiency. But cloud services also come with a downside: cloud waste. Cloud waste is the unnecessary spending of resources and money on cloud services. These services are often not fully utilized or optimized. About 32% of cloud spending is wasted. This can […]

9 Signs That Your Smart Home Device Has Been Hacked

Smart home devices are becoming more popular and convenient. But they also pose some serious security risks. Hackers can target these devices to access your personal information. As well as spy on your activities or cause damage to your home. Often the dangers of smart home devices fall under the radar. Seventy-five percent of people […]

5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2024 You Should Plan For

Cybersecurity is a constantly evolving field. There are new threats, technologies, and opportunities emerging every year. As we enter 2024, organizations need to be aware of current and future cyber threats. Businesses of all sizes and sectors should plan accordingly. Staying ahead of the curve is paramount to safeguarding digital assets. Significant changes are coming […]

Workspaces, a VPN & More – Learn the Newest Microsoft Edge Features

Microsoft Edge continues to redefine user experiences. This is due to Microsoft’s commitment to innovation. The latest updates bring a host of features. These are designed to enhance productivity, security, and browsing satisfaction. Chrome may have been number one for years. But Edge has been steadily gaining popularity. It is now the third most popular […]

These 7 AI Trends Are Sweeping the Cybersecurity Realm

Relentless digital innovation has defined the last few years. The symbiotic relationship between AI and cybersecurity has become pivotal especially when it comes to safeguarding sensitive information and digital assets. As cyber threats evolve in complexity, AI has emerged as a formidable ally. It empowers organizations with advanced tools and techniques. Helping them to stay […]

Online Security: Addressing the Dangers of Browser Extensions

Browser extensions have become as common as mobile apps. People tend to download many and use few. There are over 176,000 browser extensions available on Google Chrome alone. These extensions offer users extra functionalities and customization options. While browser extensions enhance the browsing experience, they also pose a danger which can mean significant risks to […]

How Small Businesses Are Unlocking Growth With Generative AI

Staying ahead in business often means embracing cutting-edge technologies. New tools can unlock new avenues for growth especially for small businesses. SMBs are often looking for affordable ways to gain a competitive advantage. One such transformative force is Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI). This is a technology that goes beyond automation and the AI we used […]

Examples of How a Data Breach Can Cost Your Business for Years

In the digital age, data is the lifeblood of businesses. It fuels operations, decision-making, and customer interactions. But there is a dark underbelly of this data-centric landscape. It’s the persistent threat of data breaches. The repercussions of a data breach extend far beyond the immediate aftermath. They often haunt businesses for years. Only 51% of […]

Are Your Smart Home Devices Spying On You? (Experts Say, Yes!)

The integration of smart home devices has become synonymous with modern living. They offer convenience, efficiency, and connectivity at our fingertips. But a recent study has raised concerns about the darker side of these smart gadgets. It suggests that our beloved smart home devices may be spying on us. It’s natural these days to invite […]

5 Ways to Leverage Microsoft 365’s New AI Innovations

Microsoft 365 has a powerful suite of cloud-based productivity tools. They can help you work smarter and faster. Microsoft has consistently been at the forefront of innovation. M365 was one of the very first all-in-one cloud tools, introduced as Office 365 in 2013. Now, Microsoft and its business tools are at the leading edge of […]

9 Tips for Setting Up AI Rules for Your Staff

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool. It can enhance the productivity, efficiency, and creativity of your staff. But AI also comes with some challenges and risks. Businesses need to address and manage these to use AI effectively. Establishing clear and ethical guidelines, or “AI rules,” for staff interaction is essential. Otherwise, you may not […]

Gamers Beware! Hackers are Targeting You.

Gamers haven’t really been the focus of cybersecurity for a long time. You mostly hear about attacks on businesses. Or stolen personal data due to phishing attacks. But gamers are not safe from hackers targeting them. As cyberattacks continue to escalate, gamers have become prime hacking targets. Malicious actors seek to exploit vulnerabilities in the […]

How Small Businesses Can Approach Workforce Technology Modernization

Technology plays a pivotal role in driving efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. For small businesses, workforce technology modernization is both an opportunity and a challenge. Embracing modern technology can empower small businesses. It can help them thrive in a digital era. Yet many of them don’t keep up with modernization. For example, over 30% of small […]

Need to Show the Tangible Value of Cybersecurity? Here’s How

You cannot overstate the importance of cybersecurity. Especially in an era dominated by digital advancements. Businesses and organizations are increasingly reliant on technology to drive operations. This makes them more susceptible to cyber threats. 66% of small businesses are concerned about cybersecurity risk. Forty-seven percent lack the understanding to protect themselves. This leaves them vulnerable […]

Top Data Breaches of 2023: Numbers Hit an All-Time High

The battle against cyber threats is an ongoing challenge. Unfortunately, 2023 has proven to be a watershed year for data breaches. Data compromises have surged to an all-time high in the U.S. This is based on data from the first 9 months of the year. Meaning that numbers will only end up higher for the […]

How Could Your Business Be Impacted by the New SEC Cybersecurity Requirements?

Cybersecurity has become paramount for businesses across the globe. As technology advances, so do the threats. Recognizing this, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced new rules. They revolve around cybersecurity. These new requirements are set to significantly impact businesses. These rules are a response to the growing sophistication of cyber threats. As […]

How Can You Leverage the New MS Teams Payment App?

Are you a small business owner or a freelancer who offers services online? If so, you might be wondering how to get paid by your customers in a fast and convenient way. You might have tried different payment platforms. But they often require you to switch between different apps or websites. This can be time-consuming […]

Beware of These 2024 Emerging Technology Threats

The global cost of a data breach last year was USD $4.45 million. This is an increase of 15% over three years. As we step into 2024, it’s crucial to be aware of emerging technology threats. Ones that could potentially disrupt and harm your business. Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. It’s bringing new […]

14 Helpful Tips for New Year Digital Decluttering

These days, our lives are intricately woven into the digital fabric. From emails to photos, documents to apps, our devices store tons of information. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the sight of an endless inbox or app library. As the new year begins, it’s the perfect time for a digital declutter. A clean and […]

11 Ways to Responsibly Get Rid of E-Waste at Your Home or Office

In our tech-driven world, electronic devices have become indispensable. But with constant upgrades, what happens to the old gadgets? They tend to pile up and eat up storage space. But you can’t just throw them in the trash. E-waste poses a significant environmental threat if not disposed of responsibly. E-waste is a term that refers […]

7 Transformative Technology Trends Changing the Way We Work

Technology is reshaping the world of work at an unprecedented pace. From artificial intelligence to web3, from the metaverse to the hybrid work model. We are witnessing a series of technological revolutions. They are transforming how we communicate, collaborate, create, and innovate. Let’s explore some of the most impactful technology trends that are changing the […]

What Is the Most Secure Way to Share Passwords with Employees?

Breached or stolen passwords are the bane of any organization’s cybersecurity. Passwords cause over 80% of data breaches. Hackers get in using stolen, weak, or reused (and easily breached) passwords. But passwords are a part of life. Technologies like biometrics or passkeys haven’t yet replaced them. We use them for websites, apps, and more. So, […]

How to Organize Your Cybersecurity Strategy into Left and Right of Boom

In the pulsating digital landscape, every click and keystroke echoes through cyberspace. The battle for data security rages on. Businesses stand as both guardians and targets. Unseen adversaries covet their digital assets. To navigate this treacherous terrain takes a two-pronged approach. Businesses must arm themselves with a sophisticated arsenal of cybersecurity strategies. On one side, […]

Coolest Smart Gadgets at Europe’s Biggest Tech Trade Show (IFA)

Every year, tech enthusiasts eagerly anticipate Europe’s most prominent technology trade show. It’s the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, or simply IFA. This is a showcase of the latest and greatest innovations in consumer electronics. The show includes everything from cutting-edge smartphones to futuristic smart home gadgets. IFA never fails to impress. Let’s take a closer look […]

Choose Wisely: What Smart Home Tech Should You Adopt and Avoid?

In the age of smart living, our homes are becoming increasingly intelligent. They’re designed to cater to our every need. Smart gadgets are transforming how we turn on the lights, home security, and more. They even help us feed our pets from afar. But with the rapid evolution of this technology, it’s crucial to make […]

9 Smart Ways for Small Businesses to Incorporate Generative AI

There is no escaping the relentless march of AI. Software companies are rapidly incorporating it into many business tools. This includes tools like Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and others. Many people are still concerned about where AI will go. But there is no denying that it makes certain work more efficient. It can generate custom images […]

7 Helpful Features Rolled Out in the Fall Windows 11 Update

In a world where technology constantly evolves, Microsoft stands at the forefront. It continues to pioneer innovations. Innovations that transform how we interact with our digital universe. The fall Windows 11 update is a testament to Microsoft’s commitment to excellence. It’s more than just an upgrade. It’s a leap into the future of computing. Microsoft […]

Why You Need to Understand “Secure by Design” Cybersecurity Practices

Cybersecurity has become a critical foundation upon which many aspects of business rely. Whether you’re a large enterprise or small business, network security is a must. Cyberattacks can have long-term consequences. The frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks continue to increase. In 2022, IoT malware attacks saw a sobering 87% increase. Attack volume is also ramping […]

What Is Microsoft Sales Copilot & What Does It Do?

The use of AI-driven processes is exploding. Every time you turn around, software has gotten more intelligent. Harnessing the power of AI and machine learning is crucial for staying competitive. Microsoft is a pioneer in the tech industry and this new AI era. It continues to lead the way with innovative solutions designed to empower […]

Watch Out for Ransomware Pretending to Be a Windows Update!

Imagine you’re working away on your PC and see a Windows update prompt. Instead of ignoring it, you take action. After all, you want to keep your device safe. But when you install what you think is a legitimate update, you’re infected with ransomware. That’s the nightmare caused by an emerging cybersecurity threat. Cybercriminals are […]

These 18 Sustainable Tech Habits Are a Win for Your Bottom Line

In today’s world, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a necessity. Businesses around the globe are increasingly embracing eco-friendly practices. This isn’t only for the positive impact on the environment. It’s also for the benefits they can bring to the bottom line. Sustainable technology habits are not only about reducing your carbon footprint. They’re also […]

How to Keep Your Smart Home from Turning Against You

Smart homes have become a ubiquitous part of modern living. It doesn’t even seem unusual anymore to tell your refrigerator to add milk to the digital grocery list. Smart homes offer unparalleled convenience and efficiency. You can control your lights and thermostat with a smartphone app. And have a virtual assistant like Alexa at your […]

10 Biggest Cybersecurity Mistakes of Small Companies

Cybercriminals can launch very sophisticated attacks. But it’s often lax cybersecurity practices that enable most breaches. This is especially true when it comes to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Small business owners often don’t prioritize cybersecurity measures. They may be just fully focused on growing the company. They think they have a lower data breach […]

What Is SaaS Ransomware & How Can You Defend Against It?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has revolutionized the way businesses operate. It offers convenience, scalability, and efficiency. No more dragging software from one device to another. Everyone can collaborate easily in the cloud. But alongside its benefits, SaaS brings with it potential threats. When software and data are online, they’re more vulnerable to attacks. One of the latest […]

Should Your Business Upgrade to the New Microsoft Intune Suite?

Endpoint management has changed a lot over the last two decades. There was a time when companies housed all endpoints in the same place. This made managing them simpler. But it held offices back from being mobile and flexible. Today’s office can include endpoints around the globe. Remote teams can work from anywhere. And people […]

Handy Tips to Optimize a Dual-Monitor Setup for the Best Experience

Two monitors are often better than one when it comes to getting things done efficiently. A dual-monitor setup can significantly enhance your productivity. This is true whether you’re a gamer, a creative professional, or an office wiz who loves to multitask. A study by Jon Peddie Research found that dual displays can increase productivity by […]

9 Reasons to Use Airplane Mode Even If You’re Not Traveling

Most people are familiar with their device’s Airplane Mode. You’ve probably used it when jetting off to exotic locations. But did you know that it’s not just for globetrotters? That’s right! Airplane Mode isn’t only for flying; it can be a handy feature for your everyday life. Here are some top reasons why you should […]

What Should You Expect in the New iOS 17?

Apple’s iOS updates have always been eagerly anticipated. iPhone and iPad users around the world get excited to see what their devices can do next. The newest major upcoming release will be for iOS 17. This fall, Apple is set to introduce a host of exciting new features and improvements. iOS 17 promises to deliver […]

These Technologies Can Help You Run Your Small Business Better

Running a small business can be challenging. But advancements in technology have opened a world of opportunities. Small business owners can use digital tools to streamline operations. As well as improve efficiency, and boost productivity. From innovative software to cutting-edge hardware, there are a lot of tools to choose from. The right technology can help […]

IT Management

In today’s dynamic and hyper-connected world, Information Technology (IT) management jobs have become a hotbed of opportunities. From managing digital infrastructures to protecting critical information systems from cyber-attacks, IT managers carry the heavy responsibility of ensuring seamless business continuity. If you’re intrigued by this field, you might be asking questions like, “What are some IT […]

Cyber Security

Do you feel a rush of adrenaline when you envision yourself as a digital knight fighting off hackers and protecting sensitive data? This thrill, my friends, relates to Cyber Security. But what is cyber security? Simply put, it embodies practices designed to protect networks, devices, software, and data from attacks, damage, or unauthorized access. Now, […]

These 5 Small Business Tech Trends Can Fuel Your Growth

In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, small businesses have more opportunities than ever. Many of these call for leveraging technology to their advantage. Embracing the right tech trends can help businesses compete. It enables them to streamline operations, enhance customer experiences, and fuel growth. But it can be confusing knowing which routes to take. Most small […]

Learn How to Spot Fake LinkedIn Sales Bots

LinkedIn has become an invaluable platform for professionals. People use it to connect, network, and explore business opportunities. But with its growing popularity have come some red flags. There has been an increase in the presence of fake LinkedIn sales bots. These bots impersonate real users and attempt to scam unsuspecting individuals. This is one […]

Have You Tried Out Microsoft Designer Yet? (Get the Scoop Here)

As technology continues to advance, so does the landscape of design tools. Microsoft has been a company at the forefront of business apps. Microsoft 365 began with about seven apps. It now offers new users access to over 20. One of the newest ones added is Microsoft Designer. This quick-and-easy design tool has caught the […]

6 Reasons Access Management Has Become a Critical Part of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become paramount for businesses and individuals alike. Cyber threats abound, and data breaches and malware attacks are costly. Attacks come from all sectors, including the cloud tools you use every day. The average employee uses 36 cloud-based services daily. Managing access to sensitive data and resources has become crucial. It’s a vital piece […]

What is Zero-Click Malware? How Do You Fight It?

In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity threats continue to evolve. They pose significant risks to individuals and organizations alike. One such threat gaining prominence is zero-click malware. This insidious form of malware requires no user interaction. It can silently compromise devices and networks. One example of this type of attack happened due to a missed call. […]

Top 7 Cybersecurity Risks of Remote Work & How to Address Them

Remote work has become increasingly popular in recent times. It provides flexibility and convenience for employees. Additionally, telecommuting reduces office costs for employers. Many also cite productivity benefits due to fewer distractions. Research shows a 56% reduction in unproductive time when working at home vs. the office. But there are some drawbacks to working outside […]

Have You Tried Microsoft Universal Print? (Learn What It Can Do for You)

In today’s digital workplace, printing remains an essential function. This is true for just about all businesses. But keeping up with your print infrastructure can be a time-consuming task. One printer down can mean work comes to a standstill. Another issue is keeping up with all those printer drivers. If firmware updates aren’t done, vulnerabilities […]

Handy Checklist for Handling Technology Safely During a Home or Office Move

Moving can be a chaotic and stressful time. Especially when it comes to handling your valuable technology. Whether you’re relocating your home or office, it’s essential to take extra care. Both with fragile items and when packing and moving your devices and other tech items. To help you navigate this process smoothly, we’ve put together […]

Do You Still Believe in These Common Tech Myths?

In today’s digital age, technology plays a significant role in our lives. But along with the rapid advancements and innovations, several myths have persisted. Is it okay to leave your smartphone charging overnight? Do Macs get viruses? And what about those 5G towers? What’s going on with those? Common tech myths can often lead to […]

7 Advantages of Adopting a Defense-in-Depth Cybersecurity Strategy

Cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent. In 2022, ransomware attacks jumped by 93%. The introduction of ChatGPT will only increase the potential damage of cyber-attacks. Protecting sensitive data and systems requires a comprehensive approach. One that goes beyond a single security solution. This is where a defense-in-depth cybersecurity strategy comes into play. In […]

Learn How Microsoft 365 Copilot Is Going to Transform M365 Apps

Advanced AI is a new buzzword in cloud computing. The launch of tools like ChatGPT and Bard have made big waves. Developers are now racing to introduce the next level of features to apps. Features that do part of your work for you. Such as writing emails or making follow-up checklists based on contact data. […]

Is Your Online Shopping App Invading Your Privacy?

Online shopping has become a common activity for many people. It’s convenient, easy, and allows us to buy items from the comfort of our homes. But with the rise of online shopping, there are concerns about privacy and security. Not all shopping apps are created equally. Often people get excited and install an app without […]

How to Use Threat Modeling to Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk

As cyber threats continue to increase, businesses must take proactive steps. They need to protect their sensitive data and assets from cybercriminals. Threats to data security are persistent and they come from many different places. Today’s offices are digitally sophisticated. Just about every activity relies on some type of technology and data sharing. Hackers can […]

Business Email Compromise Jumped 81% Last Year! Learn How to Fight It

In recent years, electronic mail (email for short) has become an essential part of our daily lives. Many people use it for various purposes, including business transactions. With the increasing dependence on digital technology, cybercrime has grown. A significant cyber threat facing businesses today is Business Email Compromise (BEC). Why is it important to pay […]

10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Ready for the Unexpected

What would you do if your business suffered a ransomware attack tomorrow? Do you have a contingency plan in case of a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake? The unexpected can happen anytime, and small businesses can get hit particularly hard. Small businesses are the backbone of many economies. They are critical for job creation, innovation, and […]

9 NSA Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network

In today’s world, technology is ubiquitous, and connectivity is a must. Securing your home network has become more critical than ever. A secure home network is essential for protecting your personal data from hackers. From phishing to smishing (SMS phishing), it’s getting harder to avoid a breach. Individuals often have fewer safeguards in place at […]

What Is Push-Bombing & How Can You Prevent It?

Cloud account takeover has become a major problem for organizations. Think about how much work your company does that requires a username and password. Employees end up having to log into many different systems or cloud apps. Hackers use various methods to get those login credentials. The goal is to gain access to business data […]

Is It Time to Ditch the Passwords for More Secure Passkeys?

Passwords are the most used method of authentication, but they are also one of the weakest. Passwords are often easy to guess or steal. Also, many people use the same password across several accounts. This makes them vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The sheer volume of passwords that people need to remember is large. This leads to […]

How to Create Insightful Dashboards in Microsoft Power BI

Data visualization is a powerful tool for communicating complex data. It presents it in a simple, easily understandable format. But it is not enough to simply create a graph or chart and call it a day. To truly make use of information, it is important to create insightful reports. Reports that effectively communicate the story […]

6 Immediate Steps You Should Take If Your Netflix Account is Hacked

Netflix is one of the most popular and well-known streaming services. It has nearly 231 million subscribers around the world. It has been growing steadily for almost a decade. The platform has become an essential part of many people’s daily entertainment routines. They fire up their devices, log in, and pick right back up on […]

What Is App Fatigue & Why Is It a Security Issue?

The number of apps and web tools that employees use on a regular basis continues to increase. Most departments have about 40-60 different digital tools that they use. 71% of employees feel they use so many apps that it makes work more complex. Many of the apps that we use every day have various alerts. […]

These Everyday Objects Can Lead to Identity Theft

You wouldn’t think a child’s toy could lead to a breach of your personal data. But this happens all the time. What about your trash can sitting outside? Is it a treasure trove for an identity thief trolling the neighborhood at night? Many everyday objects can lead to identity theft. They often get overlooked because […]

How to Use the New Virtual Appointments in Microsoft Teams

Scheduling appointments is a common activity. Salespeople often set up virtual appointments to answer questions about a product. Software companies allow people to schedule live demos. Telehealth therapists allow clients to book video sessions. Those are just a few examples of some groups that are going to love a new Microsoft Teams feature. Virtual Appointments […]

Check Out the Coolest Tech from CES 2023

At the beginning of each year, a group of global innovators meets. They introduce and show off breakthrough technologies. It’s done at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is typically held each January in the U.S. This year, over 3,200 exhibitors from 173 countries showed off the future. Giving us a glimpse of what could […]

7 Customer-Facing Technologies to Give You an Advantage

Customers look for convenience. In today’s world that means technology that makes their life easier. From webforms to POS systems, you need to keep the customer experience in mind in all you do. When people aren’t happy with their experience interacting with a company, they leave. And their experience might not have anything to do […]

6 Things You Should Do to Handle Data Privacy Updates

Once data began going digital, authorities realized a need to protect it. Thus, the creation of data privacy rules and regulations to address cyber threats. Many organizations have one or more data privacy policies they need to meet. Those in the U.S. healthcare industry and their service partners need to comply with HIPAA. Anyone collecting […]

Windows 8.1 Just Lost All Support. Here’s What You Need to Know

Companies both large and small share this one cybersecurity problem. They have computers that are still running older operating systems. Staff might use these devices only occasionally. Or the company may be running customized software that won’t run on newer OS versions. The problem is that when the OS becomes outdated, the system is open […]

Microsoft Forms: One of the Handiest Freebies in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is one of the most popular cloud platforms in the world, with about 345 million paid seats. Microsoft cloud tools numbers were up 32% in Q3 2022 compared to the previous year. One of the reasons for its continued growth is the suite of cloud tools offered in the service. Users get a […]

Data Backup Is Not Enough, You Also Need Data Protection

The need to back up data has been around since floppy disks. Data loss happens due to viruses, hard drive crashes, and other mishaps. Most people using any type of technology have experienced data loss at least once. There are about 140,000 hard drive crashes in the US weekly. Every five years, 20% of SMBs […]

8 Reasons Every Company Is Now a Technology Company

Whether you sell shoes or run an accounting firm, you need some type of technology to operate. Today’s companies aren’t just in the business of selling their own goods and services anymore. They also must master various types of digital tools. These include software, payment systems, computers, Wi-Fi networks, mobile devices, and more. Companies also […]

6 Steps to Effective Vulnerability Management for Your Technology

Technology vulnerabilities are an unfortunate side effect of innovation. When software companies push new updates, there are often weaknesses in the code. Hackers exploit these. Software makers then address the vulnerabilities with a security patch. The cycle continues with each new software or hardware update. It’s estimated that about 93% of corporate networks are susceptible […]

Is That Really a Text from Your CEO… or Is It a Scam?

Imagine you’re going about your day when suddenly you receive a text from the CEO. The head of the company is asking for your help. They’re out doing customer visits and someone else dropped the ball in providing gift cards. The CEO needs you to buy six $200 gift cards and text the information right […]

Top 10 Reasons To Use YubiKeys and 2FA

As the world becomes increasingly digital, protecting our online identity and sensitive information is becoming more important than ever. Two-factor authentication (2FA) has become a popular way to add an extra layer of security to our online accounts, and YubiKeys have emerged as one of the most reliable 2FA solutions available today. In this post, […]

6 Ways to Prevent Misconfiguration (the Main Cause of Cloud Breaches)

Misconfiguration of cloud solutions is often overlooked when companies plan cybersecurity strategies. Cloud apps are typically quick and easy to sign up for. The user often assumes that they don’t need to worry about security because it’s handled. This is an incorrect assumption because cloud security is a shared model. The provider of the solution […]

The Pros & Cons of Tracking Your Employees’ Every Digital Movement

Since the pandemic, employers around the world have needed to change. They’ve had to shift how their employees operate. Remote work is very much here to stay. Organizations and employees can both benefit from the work-from-home and hybrid work revolution. Cost savings is a driver for supporting remote work. Employee morale and productivity also can […]

Cool Windows 11 Features That May Make You Love This OS

Microsoft released the Windows 11 operating system (OS) over a year ago. It was largely well-received as stable and user-friendly. The OS is not a large departure from the Windows 10 experience. But it does offer a lot of enhancements over the older environment. Yet with several improvements and a free upgrade for Windows 10 […]

4 Proven Ways to Mitigate the Costs of a Data Breach

No business wants to suffer a data breach. But unfortunately, in today’s environment, it’s difficult to completely avoid them. Approximately 83% of organizations have experienced more than one data breach. (IBM Security 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report) These breaches hurt businesses in many ways. First, there is the immediate cost of remediating the […]

Have You Had Data Exposed in One of These Recent Data Breaches

There’s a reason that browsers like Edge have added breached password notifications. Data breaches are an unfortunate part of life. And can have costly consequences for individuals. Hackers can steal identities and compromise bank accounts, just to name a couple. Cybercriminals breach about 4,800 websites every month with form jacking code. It has become all […]

How Is the Metaverse Going to Change Business?

The new buzzword around town is “metaverse.” But what does that actually mean for businesses? Is it just something that social media companies need to be concerned about? According to people like Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, the metaverse is coming. He stated that “Life without AR will soon be unthinkable.” Whether that’s a short-term or […]

Mobile Malware Has Increased 500% – What Should You Do?

Cybersecurity researchers uncovered an alarming mobile statistic. During the first few months of 2022, mobile malware attacks surged by 500%. This is alarming both in scale and because many people aren’t yet protecting smartphones. For years, mobile phones have become more powerful. They now do many of the same functions as a computer – just […]

Align Your Team to Company Targets with Microsoft Viva Goals

What Is Microsoft Viva? Microsoft Viva is a line of employee experience applications. These connect to the Microsoft 365 platform, and especially Microsoft Teams. The apps act as add-ons that can build on your organization’s digital capabilities. There are currently seven apps within the Microsoft Viva line: • Viva Topics: Allows organizations to harness knowledge […]

Don’t Set Yourself Up to Fail: Tips for Safer Home Security Setups

https://thetechnologypress.com/dont-set-yourself-up-to-fail-tips-for-safer-home-security-setups/ The global home security market has been growing by leaps and bounds. By 2026, experts expect the market to expand at a rate of 20.1%. This is on top of an expected increase of 21.6% from 2021 to 2022. From Ring doorbell cams to entire home security systems, consumers want these solutions. Watching your […]

What’s Changing in the Cybersecurity Insurance Market?

Cybersecurity insurance is still a pretty new concept for many SMBs. It was initially introduced in the 1990s to provide coverage for large enterprises. It covered things like data processing errors and online media. Since that time, the policies for this type of liability coverage have changed. Today’s cyber insurance policies cover the typical costs […]

What Cybersecurity Attack Trends Should You Watch Out for in 2023?

https://thetechnologypress.com/what-cybersecurity-attack-trends-should-you-watch-out-for-in-2023/ The new year has just begun and it’s a time of renewal as we plan for the possibilities to come in 2023. It’s also a time when you need to plan for resiliency in the face of ever-present cyberattacks. Sixty-eight percent of surveyed business leaders feel that cybersecurity risks are getting worse. They have […]

6 Reasons Profitable Companies Hire SD Tech

Technology is the livelihood for any business of the 21st Century.  In today’s world, cutting edge technology is required to reach new customers and keep current customers engaged. Many companies rely heavily on this technology to automate their business and when working properly, it can increase productivity and profit margins.  But when technology isn’t running efficiently, it can […]
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