cost of cyberattacks

As a small business, you know the risks. You know the risks of what might happen should someone get food poisoning in your restaurant or injure themselves using a product you manufacturer. But do you know the true cost of cyberattacks on your small business?

If an outside threat was to make its way onto your network and begin pulling critical information, what would that cost you? Do you have a ballpark estimate? Probably not. Don’t worry, though; you’re not alone. Most small businesses are in a similar situation as you. That doesn’t mean you should sit on your hands and just find out when you find out. Here’s what you need to know about the cost of cyberattacks. (more…)

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why is my computer running so slow

There’s nothing like opening up the box of a brand new computer. It comes out shiny and sleek. It feels smaller than whatever you were using in the past, and when you turn it on, it feels almost instant. It’s truly amazing how brand new technology can put the old tech to shame. And yet, after a few months, you start to see cracks in the armor. It’s no longer running as quickly as it did fresh out the box. It takes a few moments longer to load a website, or it takes a couple of added seconds to finish booting up when starting it. You may not realize it’s doing this until one day, it is painfully slow, and you’re not even sure why. (more…)

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Microsoft excel tips and tricks

Love them or hate them, spreadsheets can make life easier. Microsoft Excel remains the go-to spreadsheet application, plus it is the most powerful. The things you can do with the software you simply can’t do anywhere else. Plus, if you’re part of the Microsoft Office ecosystem you already have the program. (more…)

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Microsoft word tips

You’ve probably been using Microsoft Word for longer than you can remember. It’s the staple word processing software, and while there are other options now out there, all of these options need to play nicely with the Word format. It’s an industry standard and is used by businesses across the globe. (more…)

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gmail tips and tricks

Oh, Google. The company has its fingers in just about everything. From giving you turn-by-turn directions to turning on your home light bulb, Google is involved in nearly everything. This includes your email. Gmail is, without a doubt, one of the easiest and cleanest email platforms out there. It uses the basic Google approach of clean and simple is better. In many ways, it is. The white backdrop allows information to load faster, and it has one of the best spam filters out there. It also automatically organizes your emails into primary, social, and promotions, so you don’t have to. (more…)

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