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Is your PC being used for cryptojacking?

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Monero are secure and potentially worth thousands of dollars, so naturally, hackers are looking for opportunities to mine them. They are using malicious tactics to obtain cryptocurrency, and they’re doing it with something called cryptojacking. Is your PC safe, or is it being used for cryptojacking? Find out now. Surge […]

Cybercriminals target healthcare data

Medical facilities depend on healthcare systems, whether through data entry software, prescription management, or electronic medical records. Sadly, many healthcare providers don’t know how easy it is for cybercriminals to break into their networks and steal their data. One reason why there are cyberattacks is digitization. Converting paper medical data records to electronic files has […]

5 Ways Office 365 migrations fail

Office 365, the cloud-based version of Office, is one of the most popular software suites used by small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today. With an ever-increasing number of companies migrating to this solution, it’s not surprising that many others are considering making the move. However, there’s always a chance of migration failure. Learn how to […]

Four questions to answer before virtualizing

For decades, business owners believed that servers, data centers, and IT staff were necessary to operate. No one could imagine a workplace without these important tools. This explains why virtualization took a while to take off. To understand its benefits, here are four things to consider.  Studies have shown that over 70% of IT budgets […]

Warning signs your computer has malware

With the rise of eCommerce and online banking, cybercrime has evolved. Like criminals who pull smash-and-grab jobs, they go where the money is. However, unlike bank robbers, cybercriminals do their best to avoid detection by letting malware do the work for them. Viruses and ransomware sneak into PCs to quietly steal passwords, financial credentials, and […]

Enjoy an improved laptop experience

Did you just get the newest MacBook Pro? Or the Lenovo Yoga 920? Either would be very exciting, but before you start showing off your new purchase, there are five steps you should take to make your laptop experience even more enjoyable and long-lasting. 1. Update your laptop’s operating system One of the first things […]

Five design tips to improve your website

It’s not enough for small businesses to have a beautiful-looking website these days. Small business owners must also adopt web design trends that not only attract more visitors but ultimately increase sales. Consider the following web design ideas to achieve just that. Scrolling Scrolling is a convenient method to navigate a website. Instead of clicking […]

The vulnerabilities of hypervisors

The efficiency of hypervisors against cyberattacks has earned them a reputation as a reliable and robust software application. But the persistence of hackers who never run out of creative ways to breach systems keeps IT experts on their toes. You should know the vulnerabilities of hypervisors so you can defend them properly and keep hackers […]

A new generation steps up to lead Greeley’s Connecting Point

GREELEY — Connecting Point has evolved several times in the roughly 35 years since Ted Warner founded the Greeley-based IT firm, morphing from computer retailer to a network integrator to managed services provider. This year, the company is going through another evolutionary stage — but this time it’s not the business strategy that’s changing but the leadership.

Should you monitor your employees online?

To monitor your employees, or not to monitor them, that is the topic of this blog post. If you’ve ever considered checking in on your staff’s online activities, you may have hesitated about whether or not it’s the right decision. We’ve listed the pros and cons of monitoring your employees, and some tips to make […]

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