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IT Solutions: The Top 6 Benefits to Managed Services

Why should you outsource your IT services? Here are the top six benefits to choosing managed services for all of your IT needs. You’ve always made protecting your business and getting as much done in a workday as you can a huge priority.  But lately?  It seems like your IT issues are causing you stress, eating into your productivity, and most of all, eating into your business’s profits.  You know that it’s time for a change. Thinking about making the switch to outsourced managed IT services, but want to understand why it’s really worth......

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How Can a Bring Your Own Device Policy Protect Your Small Business?

The BYOD movement isn’t just for corporations. Discover how a bring your own device policy can help you protect your company’s sensitive data. Eighty percent of new small businesses fail. Is yours at risk of failure due to data breaches? If you don’t have a “bring your own device policy” set, it could be. With BYOD, you either allow or require employees to bring their own devices for use at work. This can help reduce the costs of the equipment and increase productivity by allowing employees to use devices they’re familiar with. But......

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New Year, New Website Design Trends. Here Are 7 Trends To Watch For in 2019.

With the new year comes new website design trends. Is your website ready for the changing demands of your customers? Read this for 7 trends to watch out for in 2019! Is your website ready for the roaring 20s? It’s hard to believe we’re already in 2019, and before you know it, it will be 2020. The future of web design is already here. You may be looking to step up your website’s game in the new year. But with so many options to consider, where do you even begin? Start with......

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Playing Catch-Up: How Does the Cloud Work and What Exactly Is It?

Do you feel left behind when people talk about the cloud? How does the cloud work? What is it? We’re answering those questions in this post. With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day on earth, we’re filling up servers faster than we could ever have imagined. With all of this data, there’s an increased need for access, leading companies to wonder “how does the cloud work?” and how it can work for them. If you’re new to the idea of storing and accessing data from remote locations worldwide, you need to get......

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How to Implement a Ransomware Backup Strategy

Modern businesses are managed almost entirety through software, web services, and digital files. We all rely on a stack of software technology and stored data to handle day-to-day business tasks. Disaster recovery is your protection if something goes wrong. If a ransomware virus takes your computer’s encryption hostage, the right ransomware backup strategy can have your team back online with everything you need to conduct business as usual. Here is how to backup your data. 1. Version Control Backups Version control is something many project development and collaboration software products will like. These backups......

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How to Protect Your Computer Systems From Ransomware

How to Protect Your Computer Systems From Ransomware Are you concerned about the safety of the information stored on your computer? Whether you use your computer for pleasure, work, or both, it can be susceptible to ransomware. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that ransomware damages will surpass $11.5 billion by 2019. This annual figure represents the global impact caused by this dangerous software. This threat means you must place an emphasis on the security of your computer system. But, what can you do to guard your system against the threat of these attacks? Read on......

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Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? Is it important?

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? Is it important? You have probably heard us mention this a time or two, “Your website isn’t mobile friendly.” We aren’t making it up! Let’s face it – people are using their mobile devices now more than ever. This isn’t just among the younger generations, everywhere you look people are using their mobile phones and tablets for banking, shopping, emailing, etc. A study in 2016, put the estimate at 69% of the worlds population as having a mobile phone. That’s insane! It’s no wonder Google and other......

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Social Wifi – The Ultimate Marketing Tool for Retail Shops

Social Wifi – The Ultimate Marketing Tool for Retail Shops The challenge all small businesses face is always the same – Marketing – growing your business. Once you’ve spent a healthy marketing budget to bring in customers, you want to do everything you can to keep those customers coming back. Easier said than done right? Queue Social Wifi! What is Social Wifi? How is it useful? And how can I get it? These are all important questions that we will discuss here. What is Social Wifi? We’ve all seen the power of......

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Ransomware – What is it and How to Protect Yourself

Ransomware – What is it and How to Protect Yourself Perhaps you have heard of Ransomware. It’s quite popular in recent years. Popular – not in a good way. What is Ransomware? Ransomware another virus or malware that will slowly encrypt your files and/or cripple your computer to the point of being useless until you pay a ‘ransom’ to get access again. The scary thing about ransomware is that you often don’t know you are infected until it’s too late, and all of your files are encrypted. All of your priceless photos, videos,......

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ShellShock Bash Vulnerability

RemarkableTek’s Status All servers within RemarkableTek’s infrastructure have been patched as of last week. What we know: There is a critical vulnerability that affects the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash), used in many *nix based operating systems. The vulnerability relates to how environment variables are processed and allows for Remote Code Execution, allowing an unauthenticated attacker to run commands on vulnerable systems. Web servers should be considered high priorities for patching. Security researchers are actively investigating the issue, and are highlighting the ease with which it can be exploited. The detail: This......

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