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ITech Insights: Cryptolocker What is it, How to protect against it…
We are proud to announce that PICS ITech has been named one of the top 501 Managed Service Providers in the world again this year! This is our third consecutive year of being voted among the world's best and we are deeply honored. Of course, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all your support, so we would like to express our gratitude to all of you - thank you so much.
PICS Announces an all new version of their flagship product DocLib
For us mere mortals a virus is one of the most frustrating and debilitating things that can happen to our computers, while for most IT professionals they're nothing more than just a minor annoyance. In the past few weeks however a new threat has come to light that has even the most seasoned of IT pro's quaking in their boots, Cryptolocker, and in this weeks ITech Insights we're going to tell you all about it, some steps you can take to avoid getting it, and most importantly some ways to protect all that stuff in your digital life that you'd be lost without.
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DocLib is an Enterprise Document Management Solution designed for small and medium sized businesses looking to streamline their business processes, increase productivity and ultimately do more with less people. This is a common theme in many departments today where productivity improvement is now expected without adding headcount. DocLib achieves this by replacing inefficient, manual, paper based processes with automated steps that create transactions in your business systems without any human action required! Join the PICS team as we demonstrate the power of DocLib and show you how to improve the productivity in your department.
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|Mac Malware finds a new way to attack|
MacOS has a reputation for being one of the most secure operating systems. But in 2016, its susceptibility to malware grew by an astounding 744% according to one security report. Recently, a new strain of malware was found to infiltrate Macs by bypassing all of its security features. Despite having one of the highest price points in the market, Macs’ reputation for being the safest computers remains untarnished, but will the new malware change that?
How the new malware attacks Macs
The new strain of malware targeted at Macs is called OSX/Dok, which was first discovered in April 2017. OSX/Dok infiltrates Macs through phishing attacks, whereby users receive a suspicious email with a zip file attachment. Like all phishing attacks, it contains a message that tricks the recipient into opening the attachment purportedly about tax returns.
Mayhem ensues once the malware is in the system, gains administrator privileges, takes over encrypted communications, changes network settings, and performs other system tweaks that put the users at its mercy.
|Office 365 gets new security tools|
Security is, by far, the biggest issue concerning most businesses today. Although safeguards like firewalls and antivirus software are necessary, they’re no longer sufficient in dealing with increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. Today, companies require multiple layers of security to steer clear of cyberattacks and compliance woes. To help companies with this process, Microsoft has released threat intelligence, advanced threat protection, and data governance features.
|Boost your SMB’s social media presence|
Many small- and medium-sized businesses utilize some type of social media or content marketing strategy. But since your competitors are possibly using similar platforms, you have to constantly find new ways to make your company stand out. Here are some tips to leverage the power of social media and content marketing to your business’s advantage:
|Do ugly websites really cost you money?|
eCommerce websites take longer to create than regular websites. That’s because finding the right plugins and fine-tuning other components such as the blog page takes a lot of time. Only when you’re certain that everything’s in place should you go live with your website. Until then, take the time to double-check everything; the last thing you want is a messy website riddled with errors. Ensure customers have a positive first impression with these key indicators:
|Tips on prolonging laptop battery life|
Certain laptop brands have longer battery lives than others. But, there are power-saving techniques that help preserve battery power regardless of brand. Laptops are most useful to businesses with remote work policies, and if you spend the majority of your working hours on one, these tips on prolonging your its battery life will come in handy.