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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16 Mar 2015

A Look at the Upcoming Google Inbox

The Google Inbox is the new app that redefines email in an innovative way, unlike anything that has happened in the recent years. It augments Gmail for mobile with assist, reminders, flight information, tasks, and attached photos as well. Google Inbox does not replace Gmail; it works with these Gmail accounts and acts as an add-on feature that highlights the incoming emails that the user considers important. Google naturally concludes what users may find important while allowing them to also tell the Inbox service what their viewing priorities are. Users can also set the frequency of such emails.

Let’s look at a few benefits of the app and all the challenges that it will have to face. read more

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11 Mar 2015

7 Great Tips for Online Security

Every time you connect to the internet, you automatically become exposed to a number of cyber threats. Hackers can embezzle your passwords or credit card numbers, tax records or even disable you PC entirely. In this way, the victim will face a great amount of loss and have in so many reported events.

There are tips you can follow to protect yourself against all malicious cyber attacks. read more

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