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WannaCry Randsomware Virus: What You Need To Know

WannaCry Randsomware Virus: What You Need To Know

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As we’re sure many of you have heard, a particularly nasty randsomware attack dubbed ‘WannaCry’ has infected hundreds of thousands of computers over the past few days. These randsomware viruses infect your computer and lock your files until you pay money to have them released. A more detailed account of this virus can be found on this BGR article: http://bgr.com/2017/05/15/wanna-cry-ransomware-virus-windows-wannacry-explainer/
Microsoft has recently released several patches in response to this virus, and has even released emergency patches for the long abandoned Windows XP, Server 2003, and Windows 8.
We urge all of our customers to go onto their computers and manually check for and install all available updates to ensure they’re protected against WannaCry.
If you’re one of our managed business clients: you don’t have to do anything, we’ve automatically applied all of these patches for you!
If you’re not one of our managed business clients: you’ll need to manually check for and apply all updates on every server and workstation you have in your office immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, feel free to give our technicians a call at (410) 846-4700.
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What You Need to Know About Upgrading to Windows 10

What You Need to Know About Upgrading to Windows 10

It’s been over two years since Microsoft stopped providing Windows XP with security updates and patches. The Windows operating system was known as one of the most popular Windows operating systems ever. Both businesses and consumers were affected by this major update, being forced to migrate to more recent operating systems in order to stay secure. Thankfully, an upgrade to Windows 10 isn’t nearly as difficult as one from XP to Windows 7, largely because of the hardware costs involved.

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Tip of the Week: How to Take a Picture of a Document With Your Android Device and Turn it Into a PDF

Tip of the Week: How to Take a Picture of a Document With Your Android Device and Turn it Into a PDF

Like many of Google’s productivity applications, Google Drive is available on both iOS and Android mobile devices. One of the neat features that users of Android can take advantage of is the ability to scan a PDF and store it in Drive, all by taking a picture of the document. Plus, if it has text on it which was created by a computer, you can use Drive’s search function to find it at a later date.

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Taking a Vacation From Your Technology While On Vacation Can Actually Make Things Worse

Taking a Vacation From Your Technology While On Vacation Can Actually Make Things Worse

Everyone loves a good vacation, especially if you have the good fortune of having a reliable staff on-hand that can handle the administration of your office while you’re away. Although, it might be tempting to just cut yourself off from technology and enjoy your time off, doing so might cause problems down the line that could easily be prevented by simply checking your email or calling home-base once in a while.

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Now I Get it: Breaking Down Cloud Computing

Now I Get it: Breaking Down Cloud Computing

The cloud is deeply-seated in the way that the modern business handles its day-to-day operations. It’s great for managing access to critical data and applications, making it vastly easier for businesses to optimize operations. With so many great technology innovations revolving around the cloud, how does your business plan on implementing the cloud in 2016?

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