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2019 IT Budgeting Trends

Its that time of year again. If you haven’t already approved your  2019 IT budget, it is definitely time to start. The Research by Gartner, Harvey Nash/KPMG, Spiceworks, and Tech Pro Research provide several interesting insights into companies’ IT budgets and priorities in 2019.   IT Spending on the Rise Gartner is predicting that overall IT […]

Find Out Whether You Are a Data Breach Victim in a Minute or Less

Mozilla has introduced Firefox Monitor, a free tool that you can use to see if your email address has been compromised in any data breaches. Discover how simple it is to use this tool. Firefox Monitor is a  free tool that checks to see whether an email address has been compromised in any publicly known […]

Save Time When Working in Gmail Single-Key Shortcuts

Emailing is a common method of communication in businesses — and Gmail is popular among small and mid-sized businesses, especially since the free version is full-featured. If you use Gmail and you receive numerous emails each day, you can use several keyboard shortcuts to save time when going through your messages. Even better, these shortcuts […]

4 Misconceptions about Tech Support Scams

Tech support scams are common and costly. In 2017 alone, around 11,000 victims filed complaints with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). They reported losing nearly $15 million, which represents an 86% increase in losses compared to 2016. Even though tech support scams are common, there are many misconceptions about them. Knowing the truth can help […]

3 Insights That Can Help Companies Cultivate a Highly Collaborative Workforce

Collaboration in the workplace is not a new concept. For years, employees have been sharing ideas and working together to complete projects, solve problems, drive innovation, and ultimately achieve business goals. While the concept of collaboration has not changed much over the years, the tools used for collaborating have been steadily increasing in sophistication and […]

US Data Breach Victims Can Now Request Credit Freezes for Free

Data breaches are common nowadays in the United States. Victims of this type of cyberattack are at risk of identity theft, especially if the stolen data includes their social security numbers, as was the case in the massive Equifax data breach in 2017. Cybercriminals like to use this information to open new financial accounts (e.g., […]

How to Get Rid of the Line That Pops Up When Typing Multiple Hyphens in a Microsoft Word File

Adding a horizontal line is easy in Microsoft Word. You just need to type three or more consecutive hyphens and press Enter. Word will then convert the hyphens into a horizontal line that runs across the page. You can also add other types of horizontal lines the same way. For example, you can use equal […]

1 Out of Every 101 Emails Is Sent by a Hacker

Most businesses receive hundreds of emails each day. This means, there is a good chance some of them have been sent by hackers. After analyzing more than 500 million emails sent in the first half of 2018, FireEye researchers found that 1 out of every 101 emails sent is malicious. Spam is not included in this count. […]

Are Your Employees a Security Liability or a Security Asset?

The actions of careless and uninformed employees are a leading cause of serious IT security breaches, second only to malware attacks, according to a study by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Even when a security incident is caused by malware, employees’ actions are often a contributing factor. These study findings point to the need for IT […]

Chrome Notifications Are Now Appearing in Windows 10’s Action Center

If you are running version 68 of the Google Chrome web browser on a Windows 10 computer, you might notice a change in how Chrome is delivering notifications, such as meeting reminders. Instead of using its own custom notification box, Chrome is displaying these announcements in Windows 10’s Action Center. Windows 10 users have been […]