Are you using any of these MS products; Small Business Server (SBS) 2011, Exchange 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 or Office 2010? Probably you are using some of them if not all. The bad news is they are going out of extended support in early 2020.
Companies across the globe are increasingly falling prey to a form of cyber attack that involves them receiving an invoice that is realistic enough that most employees think it is genuine. This is a digital take on an old fashioned scam that involved bills being mailed or faxed through.
You arrive at home and the door unlocks because it knows who you are, sensing the key in your pocket. The lights switch themselves on and your favorite music begins to stream gently through the living area. It’s already the perfect temperature, and as you head for the fridge, you notice an alert on the screen congratulating you on meeting your exercise goal today and suggesting a tasty snack.
The countdown is on for Windows Vista users. On 11th April 2017, Microsoft will cease all support and security patching, just like they did with previous Windows versions. Naturally, you’re rather attached to your current operating system and not exactly leaping for joy at this news!
The best way to avoid a computer virus is by using common sense, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be safe from attack. Even the most careful user can find themselves infected in an instant and spreading the virus faster than a sneeze in flu season. It’s why antivirus software is still the first package we install on all systems – because you never know when you’ll be attacked. But should you choose free or paid antivirus?
Before buying a computer for work, it’s important to consider whether your best bet is to get a consumer model or one built specifically for business use.
You’ve probably seen business computers with the same brand name that you have at home, but that’s where the similarities end. Investing in the right system now will pay off long term, saving you time, money and a whole lot of frustration. Here’s what you need to know to make the best choice for your business and budget.
You may not be storing military secrets or running a billion-pound empire, but your business is still an attractive target for hackers. You need a firewall – a guard standing at the door of your network to stop the bad guys from getting in while still letting your staff come and go without interruption.
The message is clear: email is king. Many clients and customers choose to communicate primarily by email and as you know, it gives a fantastic ROI in your marketing strategy…unless you’re using a free email like Hotmail, Gmail, or even your internet provider. If that’s the case, you’re losing business each and every day.Continue reading Why You Should Never Use A Free Email Address For Your Business