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Data backup solutions for your business

Any business owner worth their salt knows the value of data to business. This is why it’s bizarre that many business owners don’t have a proper data backup strategy in place. Organizations of all sizes need to take a proactive approach to backing up their data, and there are several solutions they can implement to

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Security

Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

We’ve gotten so caught up discussing ransomware prevention with our clients that we’ve neglected to mention that several strains have already been defeated. In fact, there’s a decent chance you can actually decrypt all your data for free. Make sure to check these free resources before responding to a cyberattacker’s demands. The state of ransomware

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Virtualization

Virtualization myths and why you shouldn’t believe them

The intricacies of business technology are not the easiest to understand. Complicated explanations usually lead to misunderstandings, and this is especially true for virtualization. Here are four myths you may have heard about virtualization that you shouldn’t take as facts. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume that the more

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Business

How robust dashboards help your business

A dashboard is a business intelligence tool that displays metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for organizations. Dashboards give you an overall view of your business. Here are some uses of dashboards in real-life business situations. Marketing insights An organization’s marketing department typically analyzes a significant amount of data from various channels. Whether the purpose

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Virtualization

3 Things to think about when virtualizing your IT system

Specialized IT hardware such as servers, routers, and the like can be quite expensive, but their virtualized software counterparts are way more affordable and are faster to deploy, too. As of this writing, though, it takes specialists to successfully implement these on IT systems. To give you a better idea, here are three considerations they

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Business

7 Video content types you should know

Video content can be a great addition to your post-click landing page. It’s also a nice way to get more out of your marketing campaign efforts. In fact, it has become increasingly important as customers expect brands and businesses to bo present on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social platforms. So what types of video

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Social Media

Boost your online presence in 4 easy ways

What do customers think of your company? Are they happy with your products? Do you have a good image online? If not, these easy tips will help you reach more customers in no time at all. Read this article to learn more. Be seen on search results In his book on online reputation management, Tyler

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Security

Tips and tricks to prevent watering hole attacks

Hackers are getting creative nowadays with their illicit activities, which means the onus is on computer users to take steps to protect their computers. The first step to staying ahead of the game is by learning more about cyberattacks. Here are some pointers to help you deal with oneway criminals steal data: watering hole attacks.

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Virtualization

Watch out for these 3 virtualization mistakes

“Prevention is better than cure,” says the scholar Desiderious Erasmus and it speaks true not only in the medical field but also in technology. To avoid having a problematic storage virtualization system, here are three common mistakes to watch out for. Poorly structured storage from the get go Within a virtualized data storage framework, information

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Business

Use data analytics to manage backups

The amount of data that the average business manages is unprecedented. And with that shift comes an unavoidable challenge: Deciding which files and records are most important to business continuity. However, with a little creative thinking and implementation, you can ensure the security of your most critical data. An excess of information Nowadays, too much

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Security

Distributed spam distraction used for illegal activities

Usually, when victims find out their account has been hacked or hijacked, serious damage has already been done. But there’s a new illegal activity that cybercriminals are employing — and it’s done in plain sight. Distributed spam distraction involves sending thousands of spam email, and they do more than cause distractions. Understanding DSD Distributed spam

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