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7 Reasons Why Your Business Network Keeps Slowing Down

Your company depends on its network for everything from email and other internet services to your most business-critical applications. When that network begins to slow down, it can have a significant impact on your ability to carry out vital business functions, and ultimately, on your bottom line.

If it seems that your network is slower than it used to be, that’s a situation that merits immediate attention to identify the problem and correct it. Continue Reading

Windows 7 End of Life: What to Do If You Missed the Deadline

Eleven years ago in 2009, Microsoft released the operating system Windows 7. It was stable, functional, and compatible with software. In other words, everything a business computer system needs. Naturally, businesses build their software and internal tech stacks on computers that ran  Windows 7. And not just when it was new.

As newer versions of Windows were tried and cycled through, Windows 7 remained a reliable fallback. Many people built installations on Windows 7 when there were newer alternatives because of the stability. However, part of that stability was the fact that Microsoft has been supporting Windows 7 installations for the last decade. They have been providing performance and security patches to keep Windows 7 systems functional. Continue Reading

What Causes Social Engineering Hacks to Succeed?

Today, hacks and malware are everywhere. There is no tech stack a business can build that will be completely safe from the risk of hackers. Part of the reason for this is the social engineering trend. While your firewalls and network monitoring may be secure, your network must connect to the outside for the purpose of communication and data access. And through communication, hackers can gain access by manipulating employees. Emails, chat messages, and phone calls among other communication methods can all be used to socially engineer an employee into allowing malware or a live hacker to connect with your network. Continue Reading