Author: Jason

Will That Click Cost You Thousands? Ransomware has undeniably been the biggest security threat of 2016. No-one was safe. Hackers targeted everyone and everything, including home PCs – and they were astoundingly successful – earning themselves upwards of $846million from US reported incidents alone. Business is booming for hackers, with thousands of attacks each day bringing in an average of $640...

Why You Should Never Use A Free Email Address For Your Business The message is clear: email is king. Many clients and customers choose to communicate primarily by email and as you know, it gives a fantastic ROI in your marketing strategy…unless you’re using a free email like Hotmail, Gmail, or even your internet provider. If that’s the case, you’re losing...

Why Do Computers Slow Down Over Time? Remember the awe you felt when you turned on your new computer and it loaded in a flash? Your computer was the envy of your friends and you weren’t afraid to bathe in that glory. Button on, ready to go, those were the days! After a year or two though, it doesn’t seem to be...

[caption id="attachment_2712" align="alignright" width="300"] 11 Reasons To Upgrade to Office 365[/caption] 11 Reasons To Upgrade to Office 365 With Office 365, it seems common sense has finally prevailed, giving business the changes they actually want. It’s still Office, and your staff will still know exactly how to work it, but they’ll get so much more done. 1. The whole Mac/Windows drama is over Office...

[caption id="attachment_2711" align="alignright" width="300"] How To Protect Your Children While They’re Online[/caption] How To Protect Your Children Online Now that the school holidays have finally started, children have all the time in the world to spend with their best friend: Technology. Waking early to sneak in a couple hours of Minecraft, Roblox, YouTube or Xbox…grabbing their ‘educational’ iPad and Facetiming a friend…sending emails...

[caption id="attachment_2714" align="alignright" width="300"] Should you really click that upgrade?[/caption] Should You REALLY Click That Upgrade? That pop up just won't leave. It’s been hounding you to upgrade your software and clearly, it has zero intention of giving you a moment's rest. That software wants to be upgraded and it wants it now. With a grudging sigh, you click and let it upgrade...

[caption id="attachment_2713" align="alignright" width="300"] Staying Safe using Social Media[/caption] So how do you balance being social with staying safe? People happily share their private information online, building robust libraries that can easily become a one-stop goldmine for fraudsters. It’s not exactly the intention everyone has when they sign up, as the whole point of Facebook is to share your life with your friends. It...

“Downtime costs money.” That’s no secret, but it doesn’t quite capture the whole experience…you arrive to work in the morning, grab your coffee knowing you’ve got a hectic day ahead, and are ready to dive in. For some reason the computer can’t access the database and neither can anyone else’s. You restart the server while fielding calls left, right and center, but...

Every employee shares one inescapable flaw that is putting your business at risk. They’re human. 59% of data breaches can be traced back to something an employee did (or didn’t do), which invited a cyber-attack. The scam goes like this: To lock hackers out, build security awareness and respect into your company culture, so that maintaining digital security becomes as routine as making coffee. Use...

There’s one thing all teens can do better than adults – and it’s not Snapchat. They’ve become experts at quickly locating information on the internet. That’s Google Fu, the ability to use search engines to whip up answers and research faster than a contestant on a radio quiz. Level 1 Mastery: Tell It What You Need Google is smart and can understand “conversational...