07 Mar 2018

Still Using GMail or Hotmail? You Could be Putting Your Business at Risk

When setting up your business email, many people turn to Hotmail or GMail for a free and easy solution. Putting your trust in large companies may seem like the soundest option, as it would appear they have rigorous security systems in place.

However, many businesses have learned the hard way that placing their important information in the care of these companies can be costlier than they ever expected. Just ask over one billion Yahoo users who were affected by a major data breach in 2013, causing their accounts to be hacked and personal information to be exposed. If you are still using one of these companies to host your business email, here are three important reasons to reconsider.

Professionalism

What is most striking about using a middle-company to host your email address is the unprofessional impression it leaves on potential clients. For example, people will likely reach out to Will at will@willscompany.com rather than will_123@hotmail.com. Your emails may even be automatically sent to the trash as free addresses are sometimes regarded as spam. Something as simple as a clean, uncomplicated email address can have an enormous impact on customer retention.

Encryption

Unbeknownst to millions of daily users, email services such as GMail are un-encrypted and vulnerable. Cyber-attacks occur too frequently to not have your email account safeguarded. Encryption works by jumbling messages so they appear unreadable to those who are not authorized to receive them. This helps protect personal information shared between staff and clients.

Support

Free service providers curb costs by offering zero quality technical support to users. When your email goes down (as it often does with these services), your business is left stranded for an unknown amount of time as you wait for one of your most vital forms of communication to be restored.

Choosing a large company as your email provider can mean gambling with your business’s security. Choosing a reliable host for your business email ensures a professional image, exceptional protection and competent support from a team that has your best interest in mind. Contact our experts to find out how we can help!

 

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23 Feb 2018
09 Feb 2018

Why updating your plugins should be done with care

You don’t have to be a tech expert to add functionality, security and new features to your WordPress website. Plugins are pieces of software that, for the most part, can easily be added and updated. However, adding and updating your plugins can cause complications. Find out why it is important to update your plugins with care to avoid potentially breaking your website.

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26 Jan 2018

Onsite, bench or remote services? What it all means and how to decide what’s right for you

There is a range of technology solutions out there for your business. Sorting through the lingo and understanding what ones truly meets your needs is an important first step in taking advantage of these solutions. Let’s break down the differences between onsite, bench and remote services so you can be assured you’re getting the most from your IT support!

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12 Jan 2018
27 Dec 2017

How is VoIP Different from Regular Telephone Service?

Decades ago, the technological landscape for businesses looked very different. There were landline phones, clunky pieces of computer equipment and an overabundance of wires that connected everything. Nowadays, office technologies have become a lot more sleek and streamlined. This immense change has brought about better quality services such as VoIP.

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13 Dec 2017

How to Stay Safe in the Face of Scarab Ransomware Attacks

A new breed of vicious spam emails has been unleashed upon the world wide web. The campaign known as Scarab ransomware was first noticed by security experts on November 23, 2017 and reached 12.5 million email addresses in the first four hours of its release. read more

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06 Dec 2017
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18 Oct 2017

WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal. Which CMS is Preferred Among Web Developers and Designers?

A Look at Different CMS’

There are plenty of content management systems (CMS) providing cool features, a great design, ease-of-use and security for your content. But which one do the experts prefer? We took a closer look at three of the most popular CMS sites to get a deeper understanding of their triumphs and shortcomings.

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