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Managed Services Enable Employees to Focus on Meaningful Work

Take note, bosses: What American office workers really want is more meaningful work and less time spent on mundane tasks that sap time, energy and productivity. In a recent survey conducted by ServiceNow, 61 percent of workers said they would…

Is Your Social Media Activity Putting You and Your Employer at Risk?

Social media can be a blessing when you use it responsibly and a curse when you don’t. On the positive side, social media allows you to build and maintain relationships, both personal and professional. On the negative side, social media can…

How Steganography Helps Hackers Hide Attacks

Remember using invisible ink as a kid to share top secret messages with your friends? Apparently, hackers remember, too, and they’re using a similar technique to hide malware. The recent VeryMal malvertising campaign, which popped up in major…

The Clock is Ticking for Windows 7 Users

Although it is only months away from essentially becoming dead technology, the Windows 7 desktop operating system remains remarkably popular. In fact, usage actually increased slightly in January. The risks associated with it are also increasing,…

New Study Reveals a Dramatic Increase in Endpoint Cyberattacks

Ponemon Institute’s 2018 State of Endpoint Security Risk report shows that most organizations’ endpoints have been hacked and the cost of a breach is going through the roof. Although endpoint security problems are no secret, the outlook…
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The Cloud Cost Management Problem and How Managed Services Can Help

The cloud has the potential to reduce costs in a number of ways, but many organizations are allowing poor cost management to eat into those savings, according to research from Softchoice. In fact, 57 percent of survey respondents said their…

User Engagement Is Key to IT Project Success

We live in a technology-driven world. According to a recent Brookings Institute report, more than 70 percent of U.S. jobs now require at least mid-level technology competence. However, integrating new technology into an organization remains…

Don’t Be Duped by ‘Scareware’

One of the top cybersecurity threats to arise in recent months isn’t technically malware but “scareware” targeting Apple Mac devices. It is distributed primarily via phishing emails that try to convince victims that their systems are…

Why Email Encryption Is a Must, and What an Effective Solution Looks Like

If data is indeed the lifeblood of any organization, then there is no greater risk than having sensitive data accessed or stolen by unauthorized users, particularly those with malicious intent. Most organizations focus on protecting data that’s…

Office 365 Phishing Attacks Are on the Rise. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Phishing attacks are as old as email. Remember getting emails saying that a sultan from a country you never heard of wanted to transfer $10 million to you if you would only provide your bank account number? The old attacks were almost comical…