New Microsoft Edge features that will make you want to switch browsers

August 10th, 2020

The latest iteration of Windows’s default web browser was built from the ground up using the same code as Google Chrome. It’s a similar yet entirely different browser that offers faster loading times, improved security and support, and better compatibility with websites and extensions, among other outstanding features. Here’s what else you can look forward […]

It’s time to rethink your password strategy

August 7th, 2020

In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Recently, however, the institute reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are for creating strong passwords. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people […]

Are you HIPAA-compliant? 4 Things to look into

August 6th, 2020

Medical records are extremely private and their exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects this information and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more control over their care. Healthcare practices must […]

Windows 7 Security Warning: FBI Warns of Security Threat

August 6th, 2020

As of January 14th 2020, Microsoft has discontinued support of Windows 7. This end of support allows Windows 7 to continue to operate on machines, but Microsoft will no longer implement security patches. This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, put out a warning addressing security risks for those continuing to use Windows 7.

The FBI announced that cyber criminals are now targeting Windows 7 machines because they are more vulnerable without the necessary security patches provided by Microsoft.

Center for Computer Resources Ranked Among World’s Best 101 SMB Managed Service Providers

August 6th, 2020

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August 3rd, 2020: Center for Computer Resources, CCR, has been named as one of the world’s best SMB managed service providers on the new annual Channel Futures SMB Hot 101 rankings for 2020.

Winners were ranked on a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to how long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency.

Obsolete firmware poses security risks

August 3rd, 2020

Are you still hanging on to your old work computers since they “still work fine”? While they may still help you get the job done, their outdated firmware can make you vulnerable to security risks that can lead to major problems. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into […]

Here’s how 5G will transform VoIP for the better

July 31st, 2020

VoIP improved dramatically when telecoms shifted from 3G to 4G — and businesses are in for a treat once 5G is rolled out. Mobile VoIP VoIP calls rely heavily on sufficient download and upload speeds. For example, when mobile VoIP users on 4G networks are limited to 12 Mbps upload and 2 Mbps download speeds, […]

5 Tips to work smarter in Outlook

July 29th, 2020

Microsoft Outlook comes with a raft of features that make managing your busy schedule and boosting your productivity easier. If you find Outlook’s myriad capabilities a little overwhelming, don’t worry — these tips and tricks will have you using Outlook like a pro in no time. Organize your inbox Is your Outlook inbox getting a […]

When Cyber Hackers Attack: Garmin Fitness Outage

July 29th, 2020

The are no rules, restrictions, or regulations when it comes to a Ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks can happen to any company, regardless of their size. Last week, we saw one of the biggest fitness tracking companies, Garmin, face a ransomware attack that resulted in a multiple day outage.

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