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You’ve successfully upgraded to Windows 10. Now what?

With the end of support for Windows 7, your business should have already upgraded all its systems to the Windows 10 operating system (OS). But what comes after installing this new OS? Your in-house IT staff or managed IT services provider (MSP) should accomplish these tasks immediately after installation.

Implementing a BYOD policy for your company

As of April 2019, 39% of companies in the United States have implemented a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for their employees. A BYOD policy allows your workers to connect their personal devices to your company’s resources to assist them with their tasks.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Update

The Department of Defense under the Secretary of State has recently created the new CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) program. This program was begun in response to the high amount of government contractors with access to CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information) who have not achieved DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) compliance.

Lessons learned from 2019 cyberattacks

Despite the ongoing efforts to educate businesses and users about cyberattacks, many still fall victim to such attacks. 2019 saw businesses and entities from different sectors be devastated by hacks, and this trend is expected to rise in 2020. Here's are some of the biggest cybersecurity issues of 2019, and what we can learn from them.

Windows 10 tricks for a more productive new year

Just like 2020, the end of support for Windows 7 is fast approaching and many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are making the transition to Windows 10. For some, using this new operating system (OS) may seem scary at first, but what they need to understand is that Windows 10 is faster and more efficient compared to Windows 7. This OS comes with a variety of features that can help you and your employees be more productive in the coming year.

New year’s resolutions business owners must commit to for a profitable 2020

With 2019 coming to a close, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are starting to craft their new year's resolutions for 2020. The new year will allow you to address issues in your business that you never got around to doing. This may include taking advantage of the newest technology trends, focusing more on your customers’ needs, or finding ways to make your employees more productive.

Why moving from Windows 7 to 10 before the new year is a must for your business

Is your business still running on Windows 7? If so, you should be aware that in a few months Windows 7 will officially come to an end. By January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, and security patches for Windows 7.

If you continue using Windows 7 for your business, you’re putting your company at risk because without security updates and any form of network support, the chances of your computers being hacked significantly rises.

Moving on from Windows 7: What are your options?

November 13th, 2019

When Windows 7 reaches its end of support date on January 14, 2020, all technical support, software updates, and security patches will no longer be available for the operating system (OS). This means that any device running on Windows 7 will become vulnerable to cyberthreats such as malware, phishing, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, among others.

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