Strategic Network Consulting Blog

Obscure Tool Can Boost PC Performance

Vista was never the most popular version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, gaining only modest adoption rates before giving way to Windows 7. However, some elements of the spurned OS were actually quite good and were propagated through Windows versions

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Vigilance, Education Key to Thwarting Wire Transfer Fraud

Successful cybercrimes often involve stealthy networks of international criminals using advanced technology to carry out sophisticated attacks. However, a recent wave of social engineering scams involving fraudulent wire transfers is stunning in its simplicity. Check Point security researchers have reported

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Going Beyond the Basics with Managed Services

You probably know all the obvious reasons for enlisting a managed services provider (MSP) to oversee your IT environment. MSPs not only fix things when they break, but also identify potential problems and correct them before there is a failure.

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Take the Long View on Managed Services Providers

The “break-fix” approach once was the standard model for acquiring IT support. When a company needed computer repairs, network tuning, printer support or any other form of tech-related service, they engaged a solution provider on a straightforward fee-for-service basis and

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IT Innovation Requires Underlying Consistency and Efficiency

Technological advances continually redefine how businesses get things done, but innovation doesn’t occur without strong underlying currents of consistency and efficiency. Organizations with inconsistent processes and unpredictable goals waste valuable time, money and manpower reinventing the wheel. Managed services providers

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Business Continuity Plans Don’t Have to be Costly or Complex

Businesses of all sizes require a current, tested business continuity (BC) plan that outlines how they will respond to a major disruption. However, smaller organizations often lack the time, expertise and budget to create and administer such a plan in-house.

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Would You Fall for These Phishing Emails?

Email has been the No. 1 vector for malware and cyberattacks since 2014, according to Osterman Research. Phishing emails are more effective than simply placing traps on the web and hoping that people will stumble over them. Instead, attackers craft

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Are Consumer-Grade File-Sharing Services Putting Your Data at Risk?

It has always been difficult to keep documents up-to-date and ensure that everyone on your team has the right version. When many employees are working remotely and sharing documents via mobile devices, the problem only becomes more acute. Cloud-based file-sharing

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Network Security Is an Inside Job

It’s late on a Friday afternoon, but you’d really like to finish up that important project you’ve been assigned. Being the dutiful, conscientious and hard-working employee you are, you simply email the important documents to your personal email address so

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Windows 10 Migration Should Be in Your Plans

Upgrading an operating system is a stressful experience for most people. There’s typically a transitional period in which we must get accustomed to new features and interfaces. Tasks that had become second nature may require new processes and actions. Compatibility

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