When it comes to technology, the holiday season is possibly the best time of the year! It’s a wonderful time to share with family, but it’s also a great time to show gratitude towards a business partner or co-worker with a tech-related gift—and upgrade your own business technology as well. From virtual reality and artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT) and managed IT services, here we present a 2017 holiday-tech buying guide—for your personal and professional lives.
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Cyber Monday is the perfect time for hackers to go shopping too! Keep yourself safe by keeping a lookout for the hottest scams of this holiday season:
- Incredible offers for free mobile phones and tablets. Outlandish deals and huge discounts are the latest things that the bad guys are doing to get your attention – and your identity.
- Email or text messages from shipping company’s (like UPS or FedEx) stating they have a package for you, all they need is you to provide your personal information. But just think about that for a moment: shipping company’s don’t need your personal information to deliver a package! They may need a signature, but that’s usually it.
Keep yourself and your identity safe this holiday season – slow down and think before you click!
If you are unsure about the validity of an offer or an email, then your best bet is to ignore it. If you need to verify if an email, text or website is legitimate, first ask for help from your IT service partner.
Happy holidays from the IND team!
Today’s technology enables a lot of automation – 24/7 network monitoring and updates, alerts and Cloud backup. Unfortunately, one of the most crucial, yet often neglected, pieces of automated IT management is the backup.
Cloud and virtual technologies are starting to come of age, both from a capability and cost perspective. Virtual desktops – also known as desktop as a service (DaaS) – is a standardized computing environment that is accessible from almost any computer.
Virtual desktops allow a company’s employees to access their software systems and files in a standardized environment. VDI servers can live either in your office or in the Cloud – but today most companies use virtual desktops from large providers/data center like Microsoft or Amazon.
Virtual desktop clients are available for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and the nifty little credit card-sized Raspberry Pi.
Some companies can benefit from using virtual desktops; generally speaking these are technically diverse companies or those with a mobile workforce.
You may think your IT support and consulting firm has implemented proper security protocols for your company’s computing systems, but the days of just setting up a firewall and installing anti-virus software are gone. Much more needs to be done these days to protect your business from the ever-increasing number of cyber security threats.
Unfortunately, most IT firms are overlook the critical measures that they should be taking to protect your business – which can have a huge financial impact on you.
Here are the five most common cyber security mistakes that we’ve seen other IT firms in the New Jersey area make. If you are concerned that your business may not be as protected as it should be, contact us for a cyber security assessment:
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