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Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Got Your Sparklers Handy? The Fourth of July falls on a Thursday this year, but we aren’t letting the fact that it’s a weekday stop us from celebrating.     Of course, just because it’s a holiday, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to make do without us. You’ll be able to reach us at (703) 288-9767 if any technical issues arise, and our on-call technicians will be more than happy to resolve thos...

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Why Security Awareness Training Makes Sense for Your Small Business

Your small business needs a cybersecurity strategy, but beyond that, it also needs security awareness training. These two areas are not one and the same. There are important, distinct differences. The Importance of a Cyber Security Strategy First, let’s talk about cybersecurity in general. By now you likely understand the importance of cybersecurity for your small business. If not, here’s a b...

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Microsoft SharePoint: Questions & Answers

SharePoint is a key part of the Microsoft Office user experience. But as is often the case, maybe you’ve just stuck with the Microsoft apps you already know, and haven’t bothered to explore the others. If you want to learn just what SharePoint is and what you can do with it, keep reading. Are you missing out on Microsoft SharePoint? Unlike Word, Excel, and Outlook, SharePoint isn't a longsta...

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Should Your Business Outsource IT Operations?

There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished, and that goes double for small business owners. When you’re top dog in charge, every small problem or frustration heads your way. Technology support is one of the key complaints from staff members, especially when there are problems with slow network connections or aging computers. You need your staff members to be co...

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How To Remove Microsoft Office Metadata?

This article covers the definition of metadata and how to view, manage and delete it in Microsoft applications. What is Metadata? Metadata is information about your data. It contains facts that can’t be disputed, the same way data does. Here is an example from Microsoft Word. Let’s say you’re writing a letter to a co-worker. The letter consists of characters that form words and sentences. T...

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What Can A Business Impact Analysis Do For Your Organization?

When a company functions at a high level, productivity and profitability appear seamless. But it’s also incumbent on decision-makers to understand the potential ramifications for business disruption. Without a working knowledge of how a breakdown in one area of an operation impacts the other moving parts, viable solutions remain out of reach. Determined industry leaders take proactive measures ...

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Tech Competence and Attorneys: New Changes You Need To Know About

If you are a lawyer or if you are hiring a lawyer, technology competence, often shortened to tech competence, is a term that you should be aware of. Recently, changes have been recommended in regards to tech competence and attorneys. Here is everything that you need to know about this topic. What is Tech Competence? Lawyers have always had a duty to be competent in the areas of law they practice....

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The #1 Security Threat to Local Small Businesses

There are many types of risk in business: the risk that a new competitor will come on the market and steal market share, the risk that top staff members will jump ship for a better offer . . . but are you considering the significant risk that is associated with a cyber attack? A recent report by IBM shows that more than 77 percent of companies don’t have a cybersecurity response plan in place, ...

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What Is Technology Competence

According to the LawSites blog, as of this writing, there are 36 states that have adopted the ABA’s updated Model Rule 1.1, which states that lawyers should maintain technology competence. The rule is purposefully vague to allow for the constant changes in technology that the legal industry is encountering. Unfortunately, the vagueness can create some anxiety for lawyers who want to meet the re...

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How to Make Calls with Amazon Alexa

  Did you know you can use just about any Amazon Echo device to make phone calls for free? You can do the same in the Alexa app on iOS or Android, whether or not you have an Echo device. You can also call others in your contacts on their Echo devices instead of their phones. These services can be convenient, and they are real money savers for people paying per minute for their cell or landline...

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