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Optimize your phones by sidestepping these VoIP issues

When a technology that promises to cut the expense of your old technology in half is released on the market, it certainly can raise some eyebrows. We all know, when a deal sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So when it comes to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and its claims of […]

A look at Office Delve

Microsoft Office 365 is constantly gaining popularity with small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). This means the amount of data created by Office 365 is growing, posing some challenges in tracking connections and information. This is where the Office Delve feature comes in handy. What is Office Delve? Office Delve is a cloud-based data visualization tool […]

Web hosting defined

Every business, regardless of size and industry, needs to have an online presence these days. To publish your own website, you’ll need a web host. Here’s a quick overview of what a web host is and the two most common types of hosting. What is a web host? A web host sells or leases memory […]

Your Company’s Worst Nightmare Is A Cyber Hacker’s Dream Come True

By Hodgson Consulting & Solutions | July 18, 2019

Breach Alert:

According to cyware.com, Arlington County suffered a data breach that included an intrusion into its payroll system. (July, 2019) “Arlington County Department of Technology Services and the Arlington County Police Department launched a review and determined a phishing attack to be the reason behind the intrusion.

From the Justice System To Big Business, Hackers Aren’t Afraid To Attack On All Levels

Breach Alert:

Earlier this month officials confirmed that “at least a portion of the digital information systems for Georgia’s court system ha[d] been taken offline by a ransomware attack after a note was found requesting contact.” (www.11alive.com, 2019) The exact extent of the damage created from this ransomware attack is not clear. However, it was powerful enough to shutdown the website for Georgia’s Administrative Office of the Courts and Judicial Council of Georgia.

Use data analytics to manage backups

The amount of data that the average business manages is unprecedented. And with that shift comes an unavoidable challenge: Deciding which files and records are most important to business continuity. However, with a little creative thinking and implementation, you can ensure the security of your most critical data. An excess of information Nowadays, too much […]

Clean your desktop to optimize your PC

Have your computers slowed down? As a business owner, you rely on your PC to get work done and keep productivity up. But a cluttered desktop can lead to lagging systems. Here are simple fixes to get you back on track. 1. Before you begin, do a bit of recon Before you go about deleting […]

Distributed spam distraction used for illegal activities

Usually, when victims find out their account has been hacked or hijacked, serious damage has already been done. But there’s a new illegal activity that cybercriminals are employing — and it’s done in plain sight. Distributed spam distraction involves sending thousands of spam email, and they do more than cause distractions. Understanding DSD Distributed spam […]

Advantages and costs of virtualization

Many businesses find virtualization to be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing new hardware. Previously, it was necessary to allocate a new server for new applications. Now, virtual servers can run multiple operating systems and applications, eliminating hardware costs and optimizing software deployment and data backup. Find out if virtualizing your IT infrastructure is right for […]

Ask these 3 questions about your servers

While you’re still alive and kicking, your heart should never skip a beat. It’s the same with your servers. They’re always working, ensuring your business stays operational even if you don’t pay attention to them. However, business owners tend to overlook their servers as most times it is a simple case of being out of […]