6 Common Data Security Beliefs That Just Aren’t True

When it comes to security, misinformation can be dangerous. You might think that your data is safe based on what you have read on the Internet, heard from colleagues, or simply assumed, but in reality, your data might be at risk. Only when you know the facts can you take the appropriate security measures. To help you sort fact from …

5 Ways That Automation Can Save You Time

Using applications to automate routine tasks is more efficient than using manual tools. Yet most companies rely on manual tools, according to a ServiceNow survey. Eighty percent of the 915 surveyed managers reported that their companies still use manual tools and that those tools cause significant delays. On average, the managers said they spend two days every week using them …

5 Ways Your Employees Might Be Putting Your Business at Risk

Employees can be your most valuable asset — and your biggest security nightmare. Sometimes, they engage in risky behaviors without even realizing they are doing so. Taking work home, for example, might seem innocent enough, but it can put holes in your security defenses. Here are five ways that your employees might be putting your business’s computer systems and data …

5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Life Easier

Managed services providers (MSPs) are lifesavers for business owners and executives to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers. As the industry trade group CompTIA noted in a March 2015 report, over 70% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) used a third-party IT company …

How Using E-Signatures Can Help Your Business

Governments around the world recognize electronic signatures (e-signatures) as a legal way to sign a document. For example, e-signatures have the same legal standing as physical signatures in the United States, thanks to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000. Many people think that e-signatures and digital signatures refer to the same thing. However, that is …

Devious Tricks That Cybercriminals Use to Scam Businesses

Cybercriminals have stolen $3.1 billion from businesses since January 2015 — not with high-tech ransomware or stealthy spyware, but rather with low-tech emails. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) refers to these attacks as Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Since January 2015, more than 22,000 businesses worldwide (including businesses in all 50 U.S. states) have reported falling victim to …

10 Ways to Make Your iPhone Battery Last Longer

Apple iPhones have been around since 2007. Each year has brought better graphics, more features, and an ever-growing number of available apps. Although these advancements are generally a good thing, they can take a toll on battery life. Here are 10 ways you can conserve battery power on iPhones running iOS 7 or later: 1. Turn Down the Brightness of …

Save Time Writing Emails with Outlook’s Quick Parts

Do you often search through emails you have sent, looking for something you wrote so that you can copy and paste it into a new email? If so, you might want to take advantage of the Quick Parts feature in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and later versions. It lets you save commonly used text and images in a gallery so that …

The Private Cloud: What It Is and Whether It Is Right for Your Business

As a business professional, you are likely familiar with public clouds such as Office 365, Google Apps, Dropbox, and Amazon Web Services. But are you as familiar with private clouds? If you answered "No", you are not alone. Many people do not know much about them. It does not help that there is a great deal of confusing and sometimes …