Windows 10 Fake Update

Another day, another cyberattack making the news and potentially infecting our monitored workstations.

With the newest legitimate Windows 10 updates hitting desktops and laptops, evil minds are looking to capitalize in the form of prompting consumers to download infected “updates.” This new ransomware threat was discovered by top researchers at SpiderLabs, and they were able to determine that the update in question is being delivered via an attachment hitting inboxes. (more…)

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As small businesses begin to grow and expand, so do their technology requirements. Growing companies often find that they save time and money by partnering with a Managed IT Services provider. Managed Services enable you to supplement or exchange your current IT staff and infrastructure by partnering with a dedicated IT company to take care of your system, servers, computers, and all of your technology needs.

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Small business owners are going to experience the highest of highs and lowest of lows throughout their career journey. When it comes to certain small business pain points there are a few that are a frequent thread amongst most company owners.

For many small business owners, one of the greatest pain points is managing your company’s IT needs and demands. From combatting turnover to sudden information losses, demands on your IT team are large, which is one of the reasons why it’s a pain point uniquely difficult for small business owners. It’s also why many small business owners are turning to managed IT services, as they serve as your IT department without you having to manage it all on your own.

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Back in the day, the one thing a company knew when it came to IT Services was “Break/Fix”. When something breaks, and only when something breaks, then you fix it. This was how it worked, and for many businesses, this is still how it works.

While this is what many businesses have come to know as the norm, this is a very dangerous game to play.

When it comes to your technology and your productivity, you and your team want things to work at all hours of the day. You don’t want to endlessly go through a cycle of Break/Fix, Break/Fix, BreakFix. This process only leads to downtime, lost opportunities and more unneeded stress. (more…)

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end of windows 7 support

Microsoft recently announced it will be pulling the plug and end Windows 7 support come January 14, 2020. The operating system did have a good run, as it received a full decade worth of updates from the software giant. However, in order to fully devote itself to Windows 10 and newer operating systems, Microsoft decided it needed to move on from 7. If you currently run Windows 7 this very much will affect you and you’ll need to know all the ins and outs of what is changing, what to expect, and when you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 10.

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