Author Archives: BWS Marketing
Author Archives: BWS Marketing
As mass-produced electronic devices grow increasingly more affordable, it has become common for people to replace their phones, computers, and TVs whenever the latest model comes out. While having access to the latest technology is exciting, it also creates a great deal of electronic waste (also called e-waste). For many of us, old devices litter our closets and garages because we simply do not know what to do with them. Unfortunately, a large quantity of this e-waste ends up in landfills. Continue Reading
Today, every business uses networked computers and handles data. Therefore, data recovery has become a necessity. To recover lost data, you need backups. To keep your backups current, they must be taken regularly. To make use of backups, you need a ready-to-implement recovery plan. This has created the backup and recovery suite now seen as a mandatory part of your tech stack. Continue Reading
Choosing the right phone system for your business is an important decision for any business owner or CTO. Your phone system not only connects your team desk-to-desk, it also defines your possible workflow by shaping how employees contact each other – and how customers can contact your team. Riding the cutting edge of business communication is VOIP, or Voice Over Internet Protocol, the software solution to business phones. Continue Reading
What happens when the power goes out in your office or, worse, if a power surge occurs in your office circuits? Most offices are far less prepared for the risks of failed electrical safety than they realize. This is because we tend to assume our office and home electrical systems are absolutely safe. After all, they must be to pass code during the building and maintenance process, right? Continue Reading
While the internet provides businesses of all sizes with amazing tools that allows them to market to, and connect with, a wider customer base than ever before, increased digital activity also presents unique risks to business owners. With businesses storing more data digitally than ever, this can put business owner’s at great risk should they suffer a data breach, and contrary to popular belief, data breaches are a real threat to small businesses. Continue Reading
If hackers are so good at computers, why is phishing the dominant type of hack today?
Modern professionals often find themselves wondering at this question when reading tech news or discarding the third obvious phishing email in a week.
For most people, the idea of a “hacker” starts with someone who is good at computers and – for their own criminal reasons – chooses to misuse that ability to crack into other’s servers and steal from them. Hackers are, in concept, supposed to be like the second-story jewel thieves of the modern data world. Except that most of them aren’t. Continue Reading
Christmas has always been a time of gifting loved ones with something they really need and will love to use. In the last few decades, that means tech. We gift laptops, phones, tablets, and the latest craze in smart home devices. We gift remote-control toys, light sculptures, and DIY robot kits. Everything that’s not a computer or a phone comes with its own mobile app. Christmas has become a tech holiday in many families, with loved ones in every generation enjoying new tech on the big day. Continue Reading
In the realm of cybersecurity, it is well-known that human error is now the leading cause of security breaches. In fact, more than 90% of data breaches are now the result of human mistakes and scams that directly target professionals – not their firewalls. Part of this is that technical cybersecurity has become so advanced that it’s more worthwhile for hackers to target people instead of software defenses. Firewalls, encryption, virus scanning, and network monitoring all make a whole lot of work for hackers who want to get in the old-fashioned way. Continue Reading
The holiday season is often a joyous time of year as it allows us to spend time with those we love most. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year in which scammers are most active as they devise new ways to cheat and steal, often using complex phishing campaigns through which they trick people into giving them their personal information. Every year, unsuspecting businesses fall prey to these scammers, which can not only be costly, Continue Reading
Scammers have always been a despicable, creative bunch. They will try any lie that will trick someone into giving money, sharing private information, or clicking something malware infected. Once, scams were simple. You know what to do if a person on the street asks to “hold” a dollar. We know how to shrug off a scammy telemarketer call, and we know how to ignore emails that hawk romantic prowess. In many cases, our phones and email filters help filter these scams for us because they’re so predictable. Continue Reading