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Blog Posts by Bill Walter

Bill, our lead networking guru, loves showing clients how technology can be worked into their existing processes to improve efficiency. His expertise includes high level planning for internal and external networks, research and selection of hardware and software products, and hands-on installation and configuration of networks. Normally a pretty easygoing guy, Bill thinks there should be a law against wearing a Bluetooth headset when it’s not in use.

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7 Signs Your Business’s Technology Tools Are Outdated

There’s the old saying that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While there is some merit to that philosophy, it doesn’t hold true with technology. When your business relies on all sorts of technology tools for efficiency, productivity, customer service, and so much more, IT is not something to ignore or skimp on. The truth is, there are subtle (and no-so-subtle) signs that your IT system might be failing, or worse, jeopardizing your business’s cyber security. While we certainly don’t advocate for spending money on unnecessary technology, there are some clear indicators that point to a need to upgrade your IT system. The technology in your business is outdated if …

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3 Glaring Signs Your IT Provider Is A Deadbeat (And How To Break Up With Them)

The honeymoon stage is always right after signing the managed services agreement. Your tech questions get answered quickly and you’re happy with your IT provider’s service. Then, an occasional call or email goes unanswered. And then one day, you realize your calls and emails aren’t ever returned, leaving you wondering, “What do we do now?” Surprisingly, this happens more often than you would expect. If you’ve ever been ghosted by your technology provider, you know how much it can cramp your style. Here are a few signs you’re dealing with a deadbeat technology provider, and how you can cut the cord before things get worse.

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4 Disturbing Ways Hackers Are Taking Advantage Of Your Cyber Monday Shopping Spree

We know when Cyber Monday hits, you’ll be hunting for the best deal. What you may not know is that hackers are also looking for the best deal, and it’s coming from your wallet.

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How IT Firms Celebrate National Cyber Security Month (HINT: It’s Not As Crazy As You Think)

In case you haven’t heard, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Every year the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance team up to raise awareness about cyber security concerns. This year, they’re appealing to end users to step up their game.

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4-Point Checklist For Protecting Your Organization From Emerging Cyber Threats

Cyber security breaches are happening everywhere. The international Petya/WannaCry attack on outdated Windows systems, the SAMSAM attack on the City of Atlanta, and even the widespread Docusign Desperado phishing threat have gotten a lot of media attention. When a new threat is announced, what steps do you and your team take to avoid becoming the next victim?

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Construction & Real Estate  |  Networking

The #1 Reason Your Construction Company May Be Hacked This Year

According to the 2018 Maryland Construction Industry Survey, only two out of ten contractors said their computer system had been hacked, infiltrated by a virus or otherwise compromised during the last year. That’s good news, right? We’re not so sure.

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