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World-class insights from Gross Mendelsohn's technology consultants for executives, IT managers, and everyone in between.

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The Quick, Easy Steps You Can Take To Fight a Cyber-Criminal Like A Superhero

What do you do when you find someone doing something illegal on the internet? There’s no superhero seeking out cyber criminals on your behalf and sending them off to the police department. You can call the police if you’ve experienced a substantial cyber-crime like a major ransomware hack or identity theft. However, the run-of-the-mill cyber-criminal can steal from you and get away with it for a long time before ever getting caught. You might be surprised to know that there are several effective online tools to report a cyber-criminal. Let’s look at some common cyber-crimes, how to spot them, and what to do about them.

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ERP and CRM Systems

5 Rules To Follow When Creating A Tax Compliance Strategy

More and more CFOs, controllers, and finance and accounting professionals realize that a tax compliance strategy is a critical factor in achieving growth and efficiency goals. In fact, finance leaders who take the initiative to improve how their company manages sales and use tax are typically able to: Reduce the time, effort, costs, and resources required to manage sales tax compliance Improve the accuracy of applying tax or exemptions to all transactions Grow the business without putting it at risk or missing out on revenue opportunities Create a better buying experience for customers Minimize exposure from audits and reducing the likelihood of errors Check out this whitepaper from Avalara, or read on to discover the five rules of thumb every CFO, controller, and finance and accounting professional should weigh in on when creating a sales tax strategy...

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6 Shockingly Effortless Ways To Keep Up On Cyber Security That Even Your Grandma Can Do

With the number of cyber threats targeting your business, cyber security should always be top of mind. With hackers changing their methods so frequently, how can you keep up? Even though cyber attacks are getting more sophisticated, there are a few shockingly effortless ways to keep up on cyber security. In fact, even your grandma can handle these cyber security tactics.

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Home Cyber Security

Is A Hacker Hiding Within Your Smart Home Devices?

As businesses put more funds into cyber security at the office, hackers have redirected their efforts to easier targets: you, your family and your home.   Cyber threats don’t look the same way they used to. The rule of thumb used to be installing virus protection on your computer, or getting a virus-protected Mac to ward off cyber threats. If you think your firewall will protect you, or that your Mac can’t get a virus, here’s the scary truth: you could already be compromised.   Here’s the rub when it comes to cyber threats at home and what you need to do to prevent you and your family from becoming a target.

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Construction & Real Estate  |  Healthcare  |  Manufacturing & Distribution  |  Networking  |  Nonprofit  |  Service Businesses

5 Questions Our Help Desk Gets And How We Answer Them

There are a few recurring IT issues that plague even the most savvy computer users. We’re dedicating this blog post to those users who are diligent when it comes to technology and cyber security, but need a quick fix to get out of a common problem. We’re revealing the five most common questions our help desk gets, and how we address them for clients.

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Business Intelligence and Reporting

8 Fundamental KPIs Your Financial Pros Need In Their Business Intelligence Dashboard

Why doesn’t your banking dashboard show your daily calorie count? Sure, you might like to know how many calories you’ve consumed so far, but that’s better suited for your health and fitness apps rather than your online bank account’s home screen. The same principles apply to your business intelligence dashboard. We are constantly distracted by incoming emails, new information from various departments, and perhaps your chatty officemate. Your business intelligence dashboard should be a distraction-free interface that focuses only on the information that’s relevant to you. Using tools like Sage Enterprise Intelligence, you can set up specific key performance indicators (KPIs) to appear on your dashboard, which will help you with your day-to-day tasks.

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