Best IT Practices to Prepare for a Hurricane/Tropical Storm

After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, if a Houston business owner did not have a hurricane preparedness plan then, they do now… or should have one now!  However, many business owners are still lacking a plan to protect their business’ IT infrastructure and business data.  As a benefit, here are some best practices and an IT Checklist [...]

Ransomware Attacks Grow with Better Hacker Tools

Ransomware Attacks Grow with Better Hacker Tools As little as a few years ago the tools in use were only dreamed about in deploying and loading the ransomware "cannons".  But with the availability of sophisticated hacker tools, especially the ransomware tools on the dark net, anyone can deploy a ransomware attack.  Businesses today need a [...]

Fastest VPNs of 2019 – Our top 5 for speed

A VPN’s primary purpose is to ensure privacy and security online, but no one wants to compromise speed. High speed is always a top priority for those shopping for a VPN service, and many providers have laid claim to the title of the world’s fastest VPN. All VPNs slow down your internet to some degree, [...]

The ultimate data driven antivirus comparison

Using independent antivirus lab test results and website review scores, we charted and compared top AV tools based on multiple points, including overall protection, system performance, false positives, price, and more. There are currently dozens of antivirus tools available on the market. Big name options such as Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, and AVG typically get the [...]

Apple appears to have blocked GrayKey iPhone hacking tool Apple and two companies that have worked to enable iPhone de-encryption continue their back-and-forth efforts.

Apple has apparently been able to permanently block de-encryption technology from a mysterious Atlanta-based company whose blackbox device was embraced by government agencies to bypass iPhone passcodes.

Make 2018 your year of taking password security more seriously

The popularity of passwords as a means of authentication is still not waning, so advice on how to opt for passwords that are hard to guess and crack is always timely Choosing passwords For one, avoid the most often used passwords. SplashData’s most recent list of the top 100 worst passwords (of the past year) [...]

Best Cloud Backup Services for Businesses

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7 Tips to Improve Data Backup and Ensure Business Continuity

Improving backup and continuity is frequently listed as a top five priority for IT organizations, but for many organizations, backup and recovery processes need to improve a lot, not just incrementally. Today, enterprises often run backup tools, and rely on business continuity processes, designed for older platforms developed before elastic clouds, near-ubiquitous virtualized workloads, or [...]

IT buyer’s guide to business laptops

Business-friendly notebooks come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Here's help picking the laptops best suited to your organization’s various employees. With hundreds of business-oriented laptops to choose from — everything from sleek ultralight tablets to huge portable workstations — picking the right ones to outfit your company’s workforce can make finding a needle in [...]

Prioritizing Your Security – Where Do You Begin?

There are two key trends happening in today’s networks the c-suite executives need to be paying close attention to. The first is that IT teams are struggling to keep up with digital transformation demands, including the move to multi-cloud infrastructures and services, the rapid adoption of IoT networks and devices, BYOD and a highly mobile [...]

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