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3 Statistics to Help Shape Your Business’ Cybersecurity

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We know it’s not pleasant to think about your organization succumbing to a cybersecurity attack, but it’s a very realistic event that you have to be prepared for. Let’s take a look at the statistics and how exactly they are not in your business’ favor.

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Some Microsoft Tools will Soon Feature AI Capabilities

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Artificial intelligence has become a popular topic to discuss in the business world, and like just about any current technology trend, you know Microsoft has to hop on the bandwagon with its own solution. Microsoft’s new AI-powered image generation tools will be integrated into many of their applications moving forward.

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Computerware launches new website!

Computerware is proud to announce the launch of our new website at ww.cwit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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What Happens When a Raven Goes Phishing?

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What if Edgar Allan Poe wrote “The Raven” during the information age?

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Modern Businesses Should Focus on These Communication Features

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Businesses have a lot on their plates, especially lately, but one aspect of running a company that you absolutely should not ignore is communications. In fact, we might argue that communications is second only to security these days, considering the current state of many offices around the world. Let’s take a look at some aspects of your business’ communications infrastructure.

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Tip of the Week: Archive Your Emails Inside Microsoft Outlook

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How often do you find yourself with a full inbox, but you don’t want to delete the messages for fear there is something important in them? You could spend time digging through your inbox every time to find the important message, or you could archive them so you can find them later. Microsoft Outlook has a built-in archival feature that you can use.

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Backup Grows in Importance as Data Loss Becomes More Likely

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You never think that anything terrible is going to happen to your business. This is why a lot of business owners won’t have protections in place for their organization’s data. Unfortunately, there are a lot of different things that can happen that can really hinder your business’ ability to operate. Let’s take a look at some of the things that you need to consider when it comes to data protection.

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Keep Access Secure with a Router Password Repository

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If you have ever forgotten your wireless router’s password, then you know that a factory reset might be imminent—assuming of course that you have changed your password in the first place (which you should have). For situations like these where you want to avoid a factory reset, you can use this router password repository to find your default credentials.

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What Small Businesses Need to Focus on in Terms of Data Management

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Modern businesses are undergoing digitization at an impressive rate, but many still haven’t grasped the benefits of this digitization. In short, the average business that underwent these shifts suddenly had double the data at their disposal to use and manage. If you feel as though you haven’t done so, here are a few business areas that properly using your business’ data can significantly improve.

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Understanding How You Get Malware will Help You Avoid It

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Malware has plagued anyone using technology for a long time, and while security has certainly gone a long way toward protecting users from malware, so too have the threats grown more powerful and dangerous—especially for businesses. Let’s take a look at some common ways individuals might find themselves with a malware problem.

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What Makes a Collaboration Tool Any Good?

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Collaboration is central to your business’ productivity, and without a good collaboration tool, your efforts will surely suffer. But what goes into a great collaboration tool, and how can you make the most of it? Let’s discuss some of the shortcomings that businesses experience with their collaboration software and how you can avoid making the same mistakes.

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No Code Tools Are Making Development Easier

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It’s often the case that the demand for new software outstrips the stock of available coders, a trend that has led to many businesses looking to adopt what are called “no code” tools to help them build the software they need. Let’s take a look at these no code tools and how they can help businesses stay ahead of the game.

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Tip of the Week: Set Your Homepage(s) in Chrome

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We all have our favorite websites that we access all the time. Google Chrome makes it easy to set your favorite to the Home button in the browser window, allowing you to quickly make it back to your home page with a single click. Sure, you could just add a new bookmark and click that, but it’s just not the same as clicking on the Home button.

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4 Tips to Apply to Your Video Conferencing

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Video conferencing is an essential communication tool for modern businesses and their team members. As such, we wanted to share some tips that can help everyone involved, from the conferencing veteran to the remote work newbie. Here are four.

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The No More Ransom Initiative is Helping Organizations Deal with Ransomware

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Ransomware is an incredibly potent threat that has ravaged the cybersecurity landscape for several years now. Many users who get struck by ransomware feel like they have no choice but to pay the ransom, but others have banded together to create a community of resilience in the face of such a threat. Thanks to the efforts of one particular agency, victims of malware can enjoy access to malware removal tools for free.

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USB Drives Carry a Lot of Business Risk in a Tiny Package

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There’s nothing more intriguing than finding a random USB drive while cleaning up your office or while out and about. You might feel the urge to plug it in and discover its contents, but we are here to tell you that this is often a bad idea—particularly if the drive is unfamiliar to you. Unlike cloud storage, which is quite transparent, you don’t know what’s on a USB drive until you plug it in, and it’s often too late by the time this happens.

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Basic Errors Have Made Hundreds of Applications a Risk to Data

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Earlier this year, it became known that almost 2,000 mobile applications suffered from some type of security threat, thus putting a lot of sensitive data on the line. Let’s examine how you can ensure that your business doesn’t suffer from mobile app security issues.

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Declining PC Shipments Suggest New Business Computing Models

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Building a company’s computing infrastructure is a costly and time-consuming process. Sure, you can purchase new servers; or workstations in bulk, but overall it takes some time to get everything set up and running just how you need it to. PC manufacturers are shipping fewer computers than ever before and that may have an impact on your business’ ability to get the technology it needs when it needs it. Let’s take a look. 

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Tip of the Week: Creating an Event in Google Calendar

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When you receive countless meeting invites or time-sensitive reminders on a day-to-day basis, it’s easy to forget a thing or two here and there. If you get an email, wouldn’t it be better to just make the event right from your inbox so your calendar can remind you about it when the time comes? Google Calendar and Gmail have this functionality built right in.

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The Zeppelin Group is Making Us Ramble On About Ransomware

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We apologize for the pun, but we couldn’t help ourselves.

When you go about your business and attempt to onboard a new client or implement a new tool for your company, you spend time getting to know what your business is doing and why. Well, a newly formed ransomware group will spend up to two weeks mapping your network before launching its attacks, making it a potent threat actor that you should keep an eye out for on your business network.

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