How to Test Your Backups

Regularly backing up your business’s files and computer systems is crucial, but it is just as important to test those backups at least once a year. You do not want to find out that your backup images or files are corrupt and thus useless when you are trying to recover from a natural disaster or cyberattack. But how do you …

Cybercriminals Now Using Legitimate PayPal Emails in Scam

PayPal scams are nothing new. What is new is that cybercriminals have started using legitimate PayPal services to perpetrate those cyberattacks. In July 2016, cybercriminals sent legitimate PayPal emails to PayPal members in an effort to scam them out of $100 USD as well as infect their computers with malware. How the Scam Worked To carry out the scam, cybercriminals …

5 Ways Technology Can Save Money for Your Business in 2017

The year 2017 is approaching fast. That means it is time to plan your business strategies and budget for the upcoming year. Besides developing strategies to improve profits, you can look for ways to reduce costs. Here are five ways you can use technology to save money: 1. Upgrade Your Computers and Other IT Assets It might seem contradictory, but …

How to Build a Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster can strike at any moment, and its effects can be devastating to businesses. The UK’s Department of Trade and Industry estimates that 70% of businesses that suffer a major data loss go out of business within a year. With such consequences, it’s critical to have a solid disaster recovery plan in place in case the worst should happen. A …

How to Share Files and Folders in OneDrive

Many businesses are taking advantage of Microsoft’s OneDrive accounts to store and protect their data in the cloud. Businesses can do more than just store their files and folders, though. They can also share files and folders with employees, giving those individuals the ability to edit the items if desired. The Ways You Can Share Files and Folders There are …

3 Easy Ways to Cut IT Costs

You know your IT department is crucial to your company’s success, but let’s face it — businesses are always looking for ways to save money. So, how can you cut IT costs without cutting the technology services your company relies on? Reducing IT costs doesn’t have to lead to reductions in IT productivity and effectiveness. Here are three simple ways …

How to Archive Emails in Outlook 2016

If your emails were compiled into a book, would it be the size of War and Peace? Just like lugging around a hardcover version of War and Peace would be burdensome, having thousands of emails can bog you and Outlook 2016 down. One way to reduce mailbox clutter is to delete old emails. If that is not an option, you …

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 …

9 Signs That an Email Might Be a Phishing Scam

Phishing attacks are still a weapon of choice for cybercriminals. The most common way they carry out phishing attacks is through email messages. In email phishing scams, digital con-artists use a convincing pretense to lure you into performing an action — usually opening an attachment or clicking a link. Doing so can lead to malware being installed on your computer …