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Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 days ago

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  • Getting Greedy: Ransomware Hackers are Asking for Way More Money

    If fiscal reasons have stopped you from securing your network against ransomware thus far, you may want to reconsider your strategy. Not only are attacks still becoming more and more prevalent, but the developers of ransomware have lowered the price of admission for aspiring cyber criminals. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to […] The post Getting Greedy: Ransomware Hackers are Askin...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 days ago

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  • Get the Most Out of Google Maps With These 4 Tips

    Cartography has always served as an exciting and specialized field for knowledgeable scribes. Today, the entire planet has been mapped and apps like Google Maps allow anyone with a smartphone to have the world at their fingertips. Consequently, you can effectively be a cartographer of sorts, just by knowing how to best use Google Maps. […] The post Get the Most Out of Google Maps With These 4 Tips...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 days ago

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  • Here’s How to Make the Internet Far Less Distracting for Your Team

    The average office worker needs to access the Internet in order to do their job. What they don’t need to access is cat videos, memes, social media, online games, and malware-ridden websites. How can a business owner clamp down on Internet activity in their office? By equipping their network with a content filtering solution, of […] The post Here’s How to Make the Internet Far Less Distracting for ...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • 4 Enterprise-Level Security Solutions in One Convenient Package

    How big a role does security play in your business’s network management? If it takes a secondary role more in favor of operations, you might want to reconsider why this is the case. After all, your organization’s critical assets–namely sensitive data like employee information, payment credentials, and usernames or passwords–all hold immense risk for exploitation […] The post 4 Enterprise-Level Sec...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • How Software License Mismanagement Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

    Whenever you install software on your computer, you agree to certain terms put in place by the developer or vendor. Even free software, such as Google Chrome and Firefox, have terms that the end-user opts into during installation. One of the most important terms business owners need to be aware of are those that pertain […] The post How Software License Mismanagement Can Hurt Your Bottom Line appe...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Threats to Your Data Come From All Sides

    Just over a third (36 percent) of businesses don’t back up business data at all, and apparently this number isn’t keeping some IT providers up at night (not the case for us). Your businesses’ data is precious, irreplaceable, and extremely expensive to lose. Let’s talk about how delicate and dangerous it is to not have […] The post Threats to Your Data Come From All Sides appeared first on ActiveCo...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • The Cloud Revolution: We’ve Seen This Before

    As technologies emerge and trends change, organizations face massive paradigm shifts involving the tools and methods they use to conduct business. Right now, we’re in the middle of one of the most significant shifts in decades; more and more businesses are relying on cloud computing. The Basics Cloud computing is a very broad term describing […] The post The Cloud Revolution: We’ve Seen This Befor...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Equipping Employees to Resolve Their PC Issues Has Never Been Easier

    It’s a far too common scene in businesses: an employee is working on an important project when their workstation starts acting up. Flustered, they call in the IT department, but they won’t be able to make it up to them for an hour at least. So, what’s a worker to do? Just sit there and […] The post Equipping Employees to Resolve Their PC Issues Has Never Been Easier appeared first on ActiveCo Tech...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • How to Ditch Your Traditional Phone Line and Save on Expenses

    When it comes to a business being successful, it’s only natural to eliminate any wasted expenses and focus on those that can serve multiple purposes. Many businesses are very good at doing this, but they overlook a great opportunity to cut costs through the consolidation of their telephony system. While at first glance, a telephone […] The post How to Ditch Your Traditional Phone Line and Save on ...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 3 Tips to Get the Most From Your Data Backup

    Business owners require ubiquitous access to certain information stored on their organization’s infrastructure. Thus, there’s an immediate need to safeguard this data from any sort of impending destruction. We’ll discuss ways that you can prevent the worst when it seems like your data will fall victim to a loss incident. Here are three of the […] The post 3 Tips to Get the Most From Your Data Back...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Why it’s Important to Monitor Your Event Logs

    Do you understand what the event logs of your network are, and how they keep your organization secure? If not, you could be ignoring one of the most basic components of network security. Event logs are important for spotting significant issues on a workstation or laptop. What are Event Logs? Event logs keep track of […] The post Why it’s Important to Monitor Your Event Logs appeared first on Activ...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Give Office 365 a Try

    It can be stressful to select the right technology for your business. To take some of this pressure off of your shoulders, we’d like to make a suggestion–look into Microsoft Office 365. It could be just the solution you need to make several of your responsibilities easier. Office 365 for Business is a subscription-based Software […] The post 4 Reasons Why You Should Give Office 365 a Try appeared ...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Scenarios Every Business Continuity Plan Should Cover

    What would you do if your business were suddenly struck by something which threatened its very existence? Do you have a plan to make sure that your business survives well past the expiration date assigned by natural disasters, hardware failure, user error, or hacking attacks? One of the most important parts of running a business […] The post Scenarios Every Business Continuity Plan Should Cover ap...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Overwhelmed With Email? Try These 3 Helpful Tips

    Email is a central part of any functional modern office, but if you aren’t proactive in keeping your inbox under control, you could be wasting time on unnecessary messages or spam. If you want to get the most out of your workday, it’s imperative that you take back control of your business email inbox. Here […] The post Overwhelmed With Email? Try These 3 Helpful Tips appeared first on ActiveCo Tec...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Was Your Smartphone Infected Before You Opened the Box?

    Do you use your smartphone for business purposes? You may be one of many unfortunate souls who were gifted with malware before you even opened the packaging. Though most take extreme measures to keep your business’s devices from contracting the odd virus or malware…. what if all of your efforts are for nothing? What can […] The post Was Your Smartphone Infected Before You Opened the Box? appeared ...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 4 Hands-on Future Technologies

    It’s fascinating to keep an eye on the latest technological developments, and the excitement really builds when concepts once deemed farfetched make their way onto the marketplace. Here are four technologies that we’re super excited to get our hands on! Virtual Reality Pretty soon it will be commonplace to see people wearing giant goggles on […] The post 4 Hands-on Future Technologies appeared fir...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • 8 Essential Questions to Ask of Your IT Provider

    When was the last time that your organization had an unexpected technology expense blast your IT budget out of the sky? Surprise issues that you don’t plan for could potentially derail your budget for months, or even years, depending on the severity of it. Having a clear idea of what your IT service plan covers […] The post 8 Essential Questions to Ask of Your IT Provider appeared first on ActiveC...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Catfishing Targets the Unsuspecting Social Media User

    The worst kind of scammers are the ones that play with our hearts. “Catfish” is a term derived from a documentary of the same name. In it, the lead character falls in love with a scammer pretending to be someone else (younger, attractive and desirable). He ends the film using the analogy of how cod […] The post Catfishing Targets the Unsuspecting Social Media User appeared first on ActiveCo Techno...

  • 4 Ways the Cloud Enhances How You Do Business

    When it comes to using technology to improve your business, it’s hard to beat the benefits that cloud computing provides. The cloud can help to boost your functionality in a variety of ways. As a result, cloud technologies have seen explosive adoption rates–and it’s no wonder, when you consider what the cloud is capable of, […] The post 4 Ways the Cloud Enhances How You Do Business appeared first ...

  • How to Break the Cycle of Your Technology Breaking Down

    Too many businesses suffer due to issues with their information technology. The IT department, that is supposed to be innovating, is just too swamped down solving immediate technical problems to do so. However, if left unchecked, having an IT management deficit could swiftly create larger problems throughout your organization.No technology is stagnant. Either it improves, […] The post How to Break...

  • Want the Best IT Support? You Need Exceptional Availability

    When your technology breaks down, can you rely on your IT provider to be there in a moment’s notice? What if you need someone to talk you through a troubleshooting procedure? During the weekday you expect them to be available, but what if you’re burning the candle at both ends over a weekend to finish […] The post Want the Best IT Support? You Need Exceptional Availability appeared first on Active...

  • Be Deliberate About Cybersecurity and Avoid the Worst Attacks of the Web

    They say that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and matters of cyber security are no exception. Threats will often follow trends, and so by reviewing what has happened in the past, we may be able to glean some insight into what will be important in the future.If 2016 was […] The post Be Deliberate About Cybersecurity and Avoid the Worst Attacks of the Web appeared first o...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Amazon Outage Powers Down the Internet

    Websites and apps were down today due to an outage at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Companies affected include Netflix, Reddit, Slack, Pinterest and probably multiple sites you tried visiting today! Even Amazon themselves were unable to report the problem to themselves properly. An AWS conference was on, as well, showing off the new S3 dashboard […] The post Amazon Outage Powers Down the Internet app...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • Why Managed IT Services are a Perfect Fit for Growing Businesses

    A small business is just as susceptible to the many problems that face large enterprises, and the dangers only multiply with the more technology you implement in the office. The larger your network gets, the more difficult data distribution and storage becomes. The more employees you work with, the more devices that will appear in […] The post Why Managed IT Services are a Perfect Fit for Growing ...

  • The Most Popular Domains Make the Biggest Targets for Email Spoofing

    Let’s say that you receive an email from a software vendor, say, Microsoft. When you are contacted by a major company like this, do you automatically assume that it’s secure, or are you skeptical that it’s a scam? Ordinarily, it might not seem like a big issue, but all it takes is one click on […] The post The Most Popular Domains Make the Biggest Targets for Email Spoofing appeared first on Activ...

  • The 6 Most Common Technology Issues Faced By SMBs

    While news sources might lead the layman to believe that most issues facing the typical SMB come from cyber criminals lurking online, the reality is far less dramatic. However, this misconception makes these issues no less serious, and still things to prepare for. Let’s review some of the most common causes of technological issues in […] The post The 6 Most Common Technology Issues Faced By SMBs a...

  • 4 New Technologies that Can Revolutionize Your Business

    New technology paves the way for businesses to leverage their resources in exciting ways. Of course, it’s impossible to take advantage of these benefits if you don’t even know these new technologies exist. Therefore, to help you achieve an edge over your competition, consider how these four new technologies can enhance your business model. Smart […] The post 4 New Technologies that Can Revolutioni...

  • 5 Easy Ways to Clean Your Computer Today

    We’d like to remind business owners that every day is a valuable opportunity to make sure that you’re taking good care of one of your greatest assets: your computers! Let’s go over some of the best ways that you can optimize the performance of your office PCs. Remove Unused Applications How much money does your […] The post 5 Easy Ways to Clean Your Computer Today appeared first on ActiveCo Techno...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • ActiveCo’s Enhanced Security Suite

    Our Clients Network Security Is Our #1 Priority Changing technology threats put all company’s data at risk. At ActiveCo, we keep our clients protected by pursuing solutions against these growing threats. As a managed service provider, we view your security as our top priority. This increase in cyber attacks requires extra layers of security to […] The post ActiveCo’s Enhanced Security Suite appear...

  • A Look Back at 2016’s Biggest Cyber Security Stories

    2016 saw many notorious data breaches, along with developments in malware and other threats to security. It’s always helpful to reflect on these developments so that the knowledge can be used in the future to aid in developing new strategies for taking on the latest threats. How will your business learn from the mistakes of […] The post A Look Back at 2016’s Biggest Cyber Security Stories appeared...

  • Collecting Data is Easy, Using it to Benefit Your Business is the Challenge

    Okay, you’ve got the information…now what? Big data is a trend that’s gaining traction in the business environment. By taking a close look at the data that you collect, and identifying trends, you can potentially predict how your business can perform, and how your clients will respond to your products or services. Yet, there are […] The post Collecting Data is Easy, Using it to Benefit Your Busine...

  • How Much Time Do Your Employees Waste on Social Media?

    Social media is a phenomenon that has invaded the business world in more ways than one. While it might be a great way to endorse your brand and communicate with your local prospects, it can be a huge distraction for your in-house workers. A new study by communications agency, We Are Flint, claims that 84 […] The post How Much Time Do Your Employees Waste on Social Media? appeared first on ActiveCo...

  • 3 Ways Managed IT Can Benefit Any Business

    Your business relies on technology to keep operations moving, but your technology relies on you to stay functional. While many small businesses will choose to forsake an in-house IT department in favor of a self-service model, this is a costly maintenance practice that could put your IT in jeopardy. Instead, your organization should invest in […] The post 3 Ways Managed IT Can Benefit Any Business...

  • 4 Ways a Unified Threat Management Can Help Your Business

    The online business environment is a dangerous place, especially with threats such as viruses, malware, and worse, all hiding in plain sight. Organizations need to take advantage of comprehensive security solutions that can cover all modes of attack, but finding an affordable enterprise-level solution can be challenging for SMBs. Thankfully, a Unified Threat Management (UTM) […] The post 4 Ways a ...

  • Want to Go Mobile? Make Sure Your Device Management Software Has These 3 Features

    Now that mobile devices have taken over the workplace, you need to consider the security of your business’s data more than ever before. You need to think about which devices access certain data, as well as what they do with that data. In particular, you need to make sure that only your employees can access […] The post Want to Go Mobile? Make Sure Your Device Management Software Has These 3 Featur...

  • Ransomware Now Attacking Smart TVs

    We’ve spoken on ransomware and cybersecurity almost to no end for a reason, it’s happening constantly and you’re either being protected or you’re not. On Christmas Day, 2016, one family was the first to receive an attack on their Android Smart TV!  After trying to download tv-watching app, Darren Cauthon‘s television set was locked and […] The post Ransomware Now Attacking Smart TVs appeared first...

  • Many Smart Devices Have Dumbed-Down Security Protocols

    In both the home and the business, security cameras are becoming more and more commonplace as a means of preserving security. However, some malware can turn these devices, and others, into cyber security threats. In October 2016, the Mirai malware made headlines for doing just that. Utilized in the attack on Dyn, a company that hosts, […] The post Many Smart Devices Have Dumbed-Down Security Proto...

  • Why You Should Be Cautious About How You Share Files

    The cloud lets your business share files easily and efficiently, but regardless of how useful this feature is, you need to make sure that your team understands how and why they’re given access to certain files. Giving the freedom to share files is great, but it can quickly become a hindrance when you have inexperienced […] The post Why You Should Be Cautious About How You Share Files appeared firs...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • How to Download All Your Google Account Content in One Fell Swoop

    An active Google user will inevitably accumulate a stockpile of photos and videos via their account’s Google Photos app. For this week’s tip, we’ll show you how to download all of this media to a local device. There’s a host of reasons why you would want to do this. Two common reasons are; backing up […] The post How to Download All Your Google Account Content in One Fell Swoop appeared first on A...

  • When IT Implementation Goes Wrong, Focus on End-Users First

    Often times, people can get distracted by flashy new features, and with technology, this happens more than anywhere else. Since IT grows at such an abnormally fast rate, end-users can be left in the dust if you’re not intentionally trying to keep them in the loop. In fact, it’s highly recommended that you implement IT […] The post When IT Implementation Goes Wrong, Focus on End-Users First appeare...

  • Is IT Innovation Driving, or Hindering, Your Business’s Growth?

    Technology can be a constant pain point for businesses of all kinds. Due to the ever-evolving nature of technology solutions, it’s tempting to cave in and purchase the latest and greatest innovations in the industry. Yet, does your business have the time to do so, let alone the budget? Progress can be stymied by a […] The post Is IT Innovation Driving, or Hindering, Your Business’s Growth? appeare...

  • How Much Money Does Your Business Waste on Slow Computers?

    Have you ever been forced to use a slow computer out of necessity? This is a practice that tries more than just your patience; it can also put a drain on productivity, and in turn, your business’s profits. Therefore, we’d like to ask you a very important question: can your business really afford to deal […] The post How Much Money Does Your Business Waste on Slow Computers? appeared first on Activ...

  • Why You Should Be Skeptical of USB Devices

    USB technology is widely used and you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization that doesn’t utilize USB devices in some way, shape, or form. However, these devices often harbor unexpected threats that could put the security of your entire infrastructure in jeopardy. All it takes is one infected device to compromise your network. Do you […] The post Why You Should Be Skeptical of USB Devices appea...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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  • Shining Light on the Mysterious Dark Web

    During your time in the business world, you may have heard about the Dark Web. It’s a place that’s filled with illegal activity, with some of the most notable being online marketplaces where credentials and personal records can be sold to the highest bidder. However, there’s much more to the Dark Web than meets the […] The post Shining Light on the Mysterious Dark Web appeared first on ActiveCo Te...

  • Boost Productivity With These 3 Automation Apps

    Today’s fast-paced work environment demands multitasking and juggling various projects at once. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great technologies designed to make workloads more manageable. If you’ve not yet looked into utilizing automation apps for your business, you may be surprised to learn how they can improve efficiency. To summarize, automation apps are used to […] The post Boost Productivity ...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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  • Can an Emoji Smiley Face Bring Down Your Network?

    Technology grows more mobile with each passing moment, and emojis have popped up in places that nobody could have dreamt of. In particular, business communications have experienced a surge of emojis, but how (and why) is this the case? Aren’t emojis unprofessional? Shouldn’t they have no place in the business world? Well, let’s explore this […] The post Can an Emoji Smiley Face Bring Down Your Net...

  • Evil Genius Combined Pyramid Scheme With Ransomware

    The ransomware machine keeps moving forward, despite significant opposition. In particular, the ransomware tag-team duo of Petya and Mischa have steamrolled most attempts to block them from accessing critical systems, always finding ways to outsmart security professionals. Now, these ransomwares have adopted a Ransomware as a Service model, which has made significant changes to the […] The post Ev...

ActiveCo Computer Solutions

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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