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  • Top 5 Questions About EMV Chip Cards Answered

    EMV use in the US has finally taken over. We are behind many countries in adoption, but we're getting close to catching up. Almost every POS system now has a chip reader, although they aren't all functional yet. There has been a huge merchant and customer learning curve, but we're getting the hang of it. Lots of people don't know much about that little chip on their credit card. Here a...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 5 days ago

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  • Fake Emails to Ignore to Protect Your Cybersecurity

    Hackers can be very clever, there's no doubt. They prey on uninformed email and internet users in the hopes of getting their malware into your network. Savvy users can spot the majority of spam emails and pop-ups pretty easily. But, sometimes we all get tricked. Here is a sample of the most recent email scams we've seen.

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 5 days ago

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  • 4 Key Benefits of Remote Server Monitoring

    As your business grows, it becomes harder to stay involved and active in every aspect of your operations. The functions that generate the most income will get the most attention. Unfortunately, if you neglect to monitor certain aspects of your business, like your server and network performance, they can fail unexpectedly and drain that income. Remote server monitoring is a smart way to...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • EMV Adoption Leads to Surge in E-Commerce Fraud

    EMV chip cards and readers were only introduced in the US in October of 2015. Yet, you already have chip cards in your wallet and use them daily. You also know, all too well, the growing pains associated with introducing this new POS technology. It has been plagued by slow processing and a slow learning curve on behalf of the users, both retailer and consumer. But, the EMV chip is doin...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • The Key to Preventing Costly Network Downtime

    The phrase "downtime" should bring one image to mind: a pile of money burning to ash. That's what network downtime does to your profits, destroys them. It's difficult to fully grasp the total cost of downtime because it's so muliti-faceted. In 2015, downtime was estimated to cost US businesses $700 Billion, that's with a B. Billion. It costs you in income, employee productivity, custom...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 3 weeks ago

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • It's Your Fault That Employees Are Largest Data Security Threat

    Security breaches are becoming more of a promise than a threat. It is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. According to the Identity Theft Resource report, there have already been 300+ breaches that involved a total of over 1.3 million records in 2017. Last year they reported 980 breaches, meaning we are on track to exceed last years totals.  These are just the numbers on the rep...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Do These BEFORE Getting Online with a New PC to Keep Data Secure

    Getting a new PC or laptop is a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing in that you get a clean slate, a fresh start. None of the old junk cluttering up your shiny new hard drive. It works at its absolute best. The curse comes when you realize nothing is set up the way you're used to and you have to figure out how to fix it all. Most of the work is based on your subjective opinion... twe...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • What Are Managed Print Services and Why Do I Need Them?

    The business owner is notorious for being a "jack of all trades". When you decide to start a business, you may not feel comfortable outsourcing tasks that you can handle yourself. But, as business grows, demands on the owner grow as well. It starts to become necessary to hand off some of the everyday maintenance tasks in favor of tasks that require your expertise. That's just smart bus...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The High Cost of Mobility: Why Laptop Repair Costs More

    It has been proven again and again, enabling a mobile workforce can be a boom to the success of all types of businesses. Business owners see increased productivity, efficiency, and employee satisfaction (and thus higher retention). All of these add up to cost savings. However, the lifeblood of a mobile workforce is the laptop and the key function of them is that they can go anywhere. T...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • 4 Best Practices for Server Documentation

    Servers are complex pieces of machinery that very few people in a business generally understand. Because of this, it's critical to have thorough server documentation in the event of an emergency. If a problem occurs with your server, you want to be able to act quickly and a well-organized manual is critical to reducing recovery time.

  • Staff Must Be Included In HIPAA Risk Assessment, Not Just EHR

    With the proliferation of mobile and cloud computing, data security threats are a constant state of things, especially in health care. Cloud storage of electronic health records (EHR) has helped to improve quality and efficiency of care by allowing all of your doctors and specialists to seamlessly access your records and medical history. It has also increased the importance of proper H...

  • Does Cloud Computing Violate HIPAA Compliance?

    Every day more businesses are shifting some or all of their operations to the cloud, but what if your business requires HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ) compliance? Is using a cloud service provider (CSP) off the table for you because you're now transmitting data outside your walls? 

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • [Infographic] The Beastly IT Security Threats - A MUST READ

    Data and IT Security are at the forefront of everyone's concerns these days. The news is overrun with headlines about breaches of corporations that you'd imagine would have tremendous security measures in place, but still fall victim to cyberattack. Then there are the cautionary tales of identity theft you hear from friends and co-workers. We need the interconnectivity of the internet ...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • 5 Keys for DIY SMB Server Room Setup Success

    With all the network security threats and potential government monitoring discussed in the news today, some business owners may prefer to take on their own computing management. Whether you have a small in-house IT staff or you alone represent the entirety of your IT team, setting up a server room is no easy task. Here are six tips to take into account as you consider installing your o...

  • Don't Just Pitch Your Old Computer, Protect Your Data Security

    There is a never ending, revolving door of new technology these days. In with the new and out with the old happens a lot quicker than it used to when it comes to IT hardware. When you get a new PC, do you just throw the old one in the trash? Absolutely not. It's bad for the environment and it's bad for your data security. Here is a quick list of what you should do when upgrading your c...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • How Do You Know if the Cloud is Right for You?

    Let's begin with this false statement, "Moving your IT functions to the cloud may not be right for you." I say it's false because moving to the cloud is inevitable. But, by adding one little word, we can make this statement true. "Moving your IT functions to the cloud may not be right for you, yet." Fail to plan for it and you'll get left in the dust. I don't just mean some application...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • 4 Reasons You Need Managed IT Services in 2017

    Maybe you've overlooked managed services in the past because you weren't ready... ready to pay someone to do what you felt you could... ready to outsource control of critical business functions... ready to trust anyone other than yourself to protect your business. But, now that you're running full-steam ahead with your 2017 plans, you realize something's gotta give. Here are four ways ...

  • Make the Most of Your Shadow... Shadow IT That Is

    Today, shadows are very front of mind. Unfortunately, Punxsutawney Phil saw his, meaning six more weeks of winter. But there's another shadow that we'll be seeing a lot more of in 2017... Shadow IT. Shadow IT refers to IT systems and solutions that are managed outside of the IT department in an enterprise, and often without their knowledge. It includes file sharing apps (like Dropbox),...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Is Your Data Security Budget a Waste of Money?

    When you look at your total IT budget, how much is dedicated to data security? Have you increased that budget in the last couple of years? Most companies have in response to the growing number of cybersecurity threats that have cropped up in the last few years. More threats should be fought - and won - with a bigger budget, right? Not really.

  • Data Security Tip: January 28th is National Data Privacy Day

    In a very interconnected world, it's imperative that we remember to safeguard our data security. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the organization that heads Cyber Security Awareness month each October, has been leading an effort to raise awareness to this issue since 2011, but the history of it goes back to 1981.

  • 5 Reasons You Need Contract Maintenance for Your Hardware

    When we buy new electronics, we're faced with the decision: Do I buy the extended warranty or insurance plan? Plenty of people immediately think, "This is where they're trying to trick me." I get it. That extra expense wasn't what you intended to pay out of the gate. And it's possible you'll never need it, and then it feels like you've wasted money. No one likes wasting money. You may ...

  • Tips on Telling Your Clients You're Moving Your Office

    Making the decision to move your company is the first step in a very long and complicated process. It takes careful planning and organization to eliminate downtime and minimize impact on your business operations. Any time you are closed, you are losing money, and no one wants to do that! One of the crucial tasks involved with moving is being sure you make it as simple as possible for y...

  • Ransomware: To Pay or Not To Pay?

    We've talked a lot about ransomware in the last year. Frankly, the whole world has been talking about it as it becomes one of the leading global cybersecurity threats. The biggest problem with this type of malware is the urgency it creates. Because of an impending threat of data loss and being locked out of your own machine, you feel the need to act immediately. So the question becomes...

  • Digital Forensics Is the New Cybersecurity CSI

    You've certainly heard the term 'cybersecurity' plenty in the last year. Between the high profile cyber attacks on big box retailers to the newsworthy ransomware attacks on hospitals, if you haven't heard it, you must be intentionally living off the grid, and we don't blame you. Getting in front of cybersecurity issues is front of mind as we enter the new year. But, breaches can occur ...

  • Stay On Point with Proper Point-of-Sale System Maintenance

    All types of businesses use Point-of-Sale systems, but each uses them a little differently. Where an automotive repair shop may just have a single, fixed terminal, a popular restaurant may have several fixed terminals as well as a series of handheld units that are constantly on the move. No matter what type of system you have, it's crucial to protect your investment and keep it running...

  • Cybersecurity Tip: Voice-Activated Smart Hubs Are Listening

    Did you get an Amazon Echo or Google Home for Christmas? They may be really nifty gadgets that make hands-free operation fun, but they're listening to more than just your music requests. These devices have become increasingly popular for their ability to make to-do lists, play music, turn electric appliances on and off, and provide weather and traffic updates after a simple voice comma...

  • Is 2017 the Year to Replace Your Server?

    Every IT Manager will need to face this costly decision at some point in their careers. Some see the warning signs and put in the due diligence to research their options. Some see the warning signs but wait to take action until there is a critical failure. Some are blind-sided and have to act on the fly. Being unprepared can lead to lost data and huge expenses. So how do you know if yo...

  • New Year's Resolution: Grow Your Business with Managed Services

    As we get ready to enter 2017, we think ahead to our plans for the new year. If you're a business owner, you are hoping and planning for growth. But how do you find time to focus on the where, when, why and how to get that growth happening? You need to free up some of your time so you can focus on the business you excel at. A great way to find that time is by outsourcing some of the ti...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 6 months ago

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Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Data Backup and Recovery Best Practices for SMBs

    The amount of digital data that small and medium-sized businesses must process and store continues to increase exponentially, and the need for proper backup and recovery procedures is more pronounced than ever. In order to avoid expensive downtime and ruinous data loss in the event of an emergency, take some time to review your data backup procedures and ensure that they aren’t a weak ...

  • Tired of Juggling? More Businesses Shift to Managed Services

    'Managed Services' as a term is often confused with the much aligned term 'outsourcing'. We're not talking about shifting your operations overseas just to cut costs or firing your trained, in-house staff for cheap labor. We're talking about hiring a specialist to help manage the many moving pieces of your IT infrastructure so you can stay focused on the big picture of running your busi...

Great Lakes Computer Corporation

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • Smartphone Malware Infections Rapidly Rising - Protect Your Network

    You've heard about the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) revolution in the work place. It certainly has its benefits. We are on our smartphones at home and at work and use them everywhere else we go. It makes life so easy! All of our work and our play all in the palm of our hands. But there's major trouble that can result from interconnected smartphone use in the office. A NetworkWorld blog...

  • Google Amps Up Internet Security For Everyone

    There are lots of ways that hackers can get to you. They can find you on public wifi, access data through your smartphones, and send you infected emails. But the easiest route they can take is the internet, via simple web surfing. With one click of a mouse, you can end up on an infected site unknowingly, giving cyber criminals a back door to your data. But Google is trying to help. Her...

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