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Never Permit Tech Support to Access your Computer

A company had a problem with their bank’s remote deposit software. They called technical support, and the bank’s software support person announced, “First, I need to connect to your computer to see what is going on.” Fortunately, the company’s team member told the bank’s technical support person,

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When You Buy New Wi-Fi devices, be Sure they Support Wi-Fi Version 6

Wi-Fi technology is always changing. When you buy new Wi-Fi equipment, be sure to ask if there is a Wi-Fi version 6 option available. You will increase speed, security, and help futureproof your investment. Wi-Fi version 6 will become the new standard for several reasons:

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Easily Lock the Data on USB Drives

People sometimes lose or misplace USB memory sticks, SD Cards, and other external storage media. Help protect your data from prying eyes and cyber thieves: Encrypt your drive in 3 easy steps…

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Reduce Your Risk of a Workplace Shooter

It happens too often: An employer terminates an employee, and then the employee comes back to shoot their supervisors. There is a simple way to reduce the likelihood…

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Use Windows 7 with Windows 8’s Benefits

As businesses transition to Windows 8, they don’t want to train their user in Windows 8. Here is a short 90 second video that shows the secret about how you can give Windows 7 all the great new stability, security, and speed that Windows 8 has to offer.

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