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  • Clicking Fake Links, The Horror Behind It!

    When it comes to using the internet, you know how things can go wrong. We all like to think that our online activities are safe and protected. However, the reality is that hacking methods are increasingly creative to get people to clicking fake links. As such, today, we're here to draw attention…
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  • Spot Fake Links In Your Emails

    Opening unknown links can be a risk factor for your business and staff. As a result, more and more business owners have incorporated fake link prevention strategies into their security training. We’ve come up with a few tips to help ensure that your staff members have the critical information on how to spot fake links. This training can help prevent hackers…
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  • Are you at Risk of Losing Data?

    In past blogs, we've talked about some of the more common cybersecurity threats. But how dangerous is the web, and how much risk of losing data do you have?      Today we'll talk about a few of the most widespread threats that need your full attention.     Windows 7…
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  • 8 Biggest Security Threats to Small Businesses

    We still see the same scene in horror movies: the main character runs into the house, slams the door, locks the deadbolt, and sighs in relief — but the killer still sneaks up and attacks them from behind!   If you own a small business, you might find yourself in a…
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  • Data Breach- Are you on a Hackers Watchlist?

    As we know, multiple businesses log, record, and save our personal information in their databases. They tell us the data is safe. However, technology is constantly expanding, and with new technology comes new ways of hacking into seemingly secure data. Outdated devices, human error, the latest computer malware, and theft…
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  • Are you Happy with Your IT Support?

    When it comes to finding the right MSP, be cautious. Many Managed Service Providers pride themselves on the permissions to play services: the very basics of IT support, SPAM filters, and 24/7 monitoring. In all reality, these are things that a good IT Service Company should do in their sleep.…
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  • Is the One-man Band Approach Music to Your Ears?

    Clarinets have a beautiful sound and range, but when you listen to a clarinet play by itself for three hours, you realize that there's a reason why they're usually just one part of an entire orchestra. Your business may find itself in a similar situation with your IT provider. Unless…
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  • Working Against Each Other: Break vs. Fix

    When you were a kid, did you have a bicycle? I'm sure you can recall the thrill of zooming away from home, feeling the wind in your face with the freedom of personal mobility. But all that freedom ended when you got a flat tire. If you were handy, you…
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  • Managed Services: Don’t Get Nickel and Dimed

    As a business owner, you need to decide what level of IT support is right for you. Small businesses frequently operate under the "break-fix" model. Break-fix is exactly what it sounds like: you run your business until something breaks, then you pay an IT support company to fix it. Large…
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  • Why is Disaster Data Recovery Important For Business?

    What does disaster data recovery mean? This term describes the method businesses use to regain access to stored information after a disruptive event. Any event, like a cyberattack, ransomware, a natural disaster, or even something new like the Covid-19 pandemic. When data is lost, businesses can employ a variety of methods for their disaster data recovery plan. How does disaster data recovery…
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  • Microsoft Announces New Windows Operating System: Windows 11

    In the summer of 2015, Microsoft announced the release of what was supposed to be the last installation of Windows - Windows 10. However, apparently even the best laid plans go awry, and Microsoft has announced the release of the new and reimagined Windows 11. Complete with design changes, new…
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  • Why Vendor Management?

    As you have read in our previous blog posts, the vendors we use and our relationships with them are critical to our success as a company. Vendors can drive new growth and help us achieve profit goals and revenue gains. They are central to many activities and processes in our…
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  • Develop Your Vendor Relationships

    For SMBs that want to take their business to the next level, you need help from your vendor partners. Unless you have this help, your business might not reach its potential. We all know vendor partnerships are key to strategic growth and longevity. Therefore, we need to become actively involved…
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  • Billions of Passwords Leaked on Dark Web

    In what could be the largest data breach in recorded history, a database of 8.7 billion passwords has been discovered on the Dark Web. These passwords have been stolen from multiple databases and collected on a hacker forum under the name RockYou2021. Since only 4.7 billion users use the internet…
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  • Are You Getting Nickel-And-Dimed By Your Vendors?

    Are you getting ‘nickel-and-dimed’ by your vendors? This is a great phrase that you’ll hear concerning charges for extra services within a larger service or purchase. According to Grammarist.com, the phrase ‘nickel-and-dimed’ has been around since the 19th century. Originally, it meant small amounts of money. It wasn’t until the…
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  • Your Vendors: How To Manage Them

    When a Business relationship with vendors is good, it can form a strong and strategic partnership that strengthens and develops your business. Many businesses don't have the capability or skills that are needed to build marketing and sales in their business plans. Vendors can support businesses in this area. Vendors…
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  • Remote Working in Today’s World

    This is the final blog post in our series of four on the topic of remote and hybrid working. In it, we’ll summarize what we’ve talked about in the previous three blogs and finish with a quiz so you can see how much you’ve taken in.  The start of the…
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  • Solving the Challenges of the Hybrid Workforce

    In our last blog, we mentioned how companies have adapted their workflow amid the pandemic. We now expect that this new hybrid practice, where employees mix home working with office working, is here to stay. To put a figure on it, the Institute of Directors carried out a study, which…
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  • Hybrid Workforce: Understanding Nuances and Pitfalls

    Hybrid Workforce: Understanding Nuances and Pitfalls Since Coronavirus turned things on their head, businesses across the globe have responded well to enforcing remote working. And now, things are on the move again. Businesses are trying to decide how things will look in a post-Covid world. Many workers and businesses don’t see a…
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  • The Benefits of Using an MSP

    Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a majority of companies have had to make the switch to working remotely to protect employees. This happened quickly when the pandemic was new, and we were told to enforce social distancing. We had to adapt to the acceptance and implementation of becoming…
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  • Cloud Workforce Security

    When it comes to working remotely, making use of the most up-to-date and high-quality cloud infrastructure and cloud computing services is very important. Cloud computing offers a number of options for business profitability, and a huge improvement for the ability to work remotely. However, you must have the right cybersecurity…
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  • Computing in the Cloud

    Keeping your business network safe and secure is essential. Virtual offices and cloud services can be smart ways to keep your data safe. However, many people do not understand the benefits that investing in virtual offices can have. Today we will be looking at what confidential computing is and how…
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  • Password Theft – How Protected Is Your Business?

    Security has been a concern with the internet since its inception. Anyone who remembers the early days of the internet will remember how easy it was to cause fairly significant trouble. Employees left passwords in plain sight. There wasn't anything in the way of certificates, computer identification, or anything else…
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  • Biggest Hacks in 2020

    Worldwide losses from cybercrime skyrocketed to nearly $1 trillion in 2020. That’s more than the net worth of most countries. Run a quick search and you’ll be surprised at how many hacks occur every week. Modern security is the best it has ever been. Unfortunately, hackers are motivated to be…
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  • New Windows Update Causes Crashes

    Windows has pushed out yet another update, but this latest update is causing problems. Version KB5000802 (March 2021) has gone wrong, causing the infamous "blue screen of death" repeatedly for multiple users who have downloaded the latest update. This error is especially related to the use of printers. Users reported…
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Are your computers always crashing when you need them the most?
 
Does your internet go down right before important meetings?
Or are you concerned that hackers may be stealing your company data?
 

At Wise Computer Solutions, we understand that you don’t have time to deal with equipment failures and constant technology problems. When your computers and network run smoothly, your employees are more efficient - and your profit margin grows.

 

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