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3 Ways to Protect Your Staff from Spoofed Email

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Blog, Email, Security

As emailing continues to become a predominate part of our everyday business activities, cyber security is more crucial than ever. The wonders of technology and the Internet provide businesses with a platform to coordinate internally, connect with clients, manage inventory, and much more. At the same time, this instant access to a number of sensitive materials such as credit card information, client data, and confidential business data becomes a point of vulnerability.   From viruses and hackers to phishing scams and spoofed emails, it is imperative that every business employs certain measures to guard against cyber attacks and patch vulnerabilities wherever possible. Here are three ways to protect your staff from spoofed emails.   Education   The Internet is ever-present and it is tightly woven through every business operation these days, from the executive level to the administrative support staff. Unless you have rigorous access policies in place, it is likely every employee and perhaps even contractors, interns, and other related partners have access to sensitive data. With this in mind, it’s alarming how little education or training there is regarding cyber security for most organizations. According to PWC, nearly half of all businesses (47%) have no security awareness or training programs in place. Basic concepts such as password...

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Office 365 vs Google: Which is Better for Business?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Blog, Cloud Services, Email, Office 365

When it comes to deciding on a cloud-based email provider, small-to-medium sized businesses have two primary choices – Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365. After talking with SMB owners or technology decision makers, we’ve found that many have pledged their allegiance to Google and don’t want to hear a pitch for Microsoft. Many are adamant that they have everything they need in the core offerings of Google Apps – Gmail, Docs/Drive, Hangouts and Sites. While these are undoubtedly solid offerings, they are more than individual products. How about comparing Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 in regard to the collective experience as a whole? By looking at the sum of their respective parts, many may find that Google Apps is actually limiting them to a degree. Here are a few examples of why: Pricing – Google has a one-size fits all approach to pricing. This approach is contradictory to the biggest selling point of Cloud technology, which is to pay for what you use, just like your electric or gas utility bills. By comparison, Microsoft lets users pay for only what they need. Sounds pretty good right? Google Drive Lacks Efficiency with MS Office Files – While the Google Drive cloud storage app is fairly adept at handling native...

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Outlook: 5 Ways to Increase Your Email Productivity

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog, Email, Outlook, Productivity

Ever get into the habit of constantly checking distracting email notifications when you should be spending your time being productive at your actual job? Feel like you have ADHD when you’re online or checking your emails? Well, I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone… While writing this article, I was interrupted by 15 emails. I will note that only 2 of those emails were actually of importance to my position. The other 13 were spam from websites where I have provided my contact information, spam from marketers or sales people looking to help my company be more successful, and spam… err friendly emails from coworkers/friends trying to kill time at their own positions (shh, don’t tell my boss!). I’ll also mention that those 15 emails were only from my work email. Don’t even get me started on my personal email on my phone. According to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the average person spends approximately 28 percent of their work week reading, deleting, sorting and sending emails. If you take the average work week of 40 hours, that’s 11.2 hours/week or 2.24 hours/day. To put this in perspective for you: if you were to binge-watch the complete first season of “Suits”, that is still less time...

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