Balancing Freedom and Security

Security experts are predicting a rise in the use of personal gadgets to access company data – which means that you will have less control over what kind of data goes in and out of your IT system. The best way to rectify this is by having a concrete and comprehensive IT policy that secures [...]

Security: For Businesses Big AND Small

A survey by StaySafeOnline.org shows some disturbing results – that a large number of small business, while largely dependent on their computer systems, do not see themselves as threatened by hackers and online thieves. This results in a significant percentage of them having poor or mediocre security. StaySafeOnline.org, a website of the National Cyber Security [...]

Beware of Facebook Scams

As the worldwide use of Facebook continues to grow, more and more scams are appearing on the popular social networking website. Using promos, "interesting" links and all other sorts of strategies to trap you, a grain of salt is always needed when dealing with things outside of what Facebook offers. As more and more people [...]

5 Benefits of Managed Services

With IT's ever-changing and ever evolving demands, it's important that businesses, especially those with fewer resources, be able to keep themselves up to date – and there's no better, more efficient, and more cost-effective solution than Managed Services. Many large businesses prefer the use of Managed Services to meet their IT needs, but many smaller [...]

Why LinkedIn is Good For Business

With social networks like Facebook and Twitter on the rise, businesses must be able to utilize them to their advantage. One social network, LinkedIn, offers unique benefits since it is specifically targeted toward professionals and businesses. Among the many social networks on the World Wide Web today, one stands out from the pack: LinkedIn. It [...]

Is Your Online Banking Safe?

With more and more businesses using online banking for its convenience and ease, more and more hackers and cyber-thieves are also making it their mission to infiltrate and manipulate these transactions for their benefit. More than ever, it is important for businesses to ensure that they have the proper security protocols in place to prevent [...]

Small Companies Make Bigger Targets

Studies and news reports are showing a marked increase in the number of small and medium-sized businesses that are being targeted by hackers. One major reason for this is their general lack of security systems, making them very vulnerable to theft. In physics, there's a concept called 'the path of least resistance'. The meaning is [...]

Windows 7 and 2008 R2: Does It Matter?

With Microsoft's move to transition users to the newer Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 platforms through XP support discontinuation announcements, it may be high time to start thinking of an upgrade – and how you can execute it efficiently and cost effectively. One of the standard expectations when using technology is the inevitable need [...]

Is the Windows Desktop PC a Dinosaur?

Will the Windows Desktop PC become extinct? Is it going the way of the dinosaur? Are we seeing the beginning of an era in which a new wave of devices and operating systems will dominate the computing world? Read on and weigh in with your thoughts. Last year, Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, proclaimed [...]