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7 Tips for Safe Internet Browsing

You use the Internet every day without even thinking about it – for fun and for work. But are you practicing safe Internet use while you browse? Following these seven safe browsing tips can help you avoid malware, spyware, viruses, and scams. Avoid questionable websites You can find spyware and other types of malware all…
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6 Tips for Safe Social Media Use

From Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and LinkedIn – and beyond – we each spend a little time (or a lot of time) on social media every day. How safe is your social media behavior? Follow these six tips to make social media fun and safe. Know your social media. How much do you really…
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Think your small business is too small to be hacked? Think again.

Many small business owners make the mistake of thinking that they’re too small to be on a hacker’s radar. And they couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, according to Symantec, cyberattacks on small businesses rose 300 percent in 2012 over the previous year. Why are small businesses so attractive? While attacks on the big guys…
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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Computers? How to Know

One of the biggest assets your business will invest in is technology like computers, printers, mobile devices, servers, and more. And while these assets can last for several years, they will eventually need to be upgraded or replaced. How do you know when the time is right? Ask yourself these questions: Is technology affecting productivity?…
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Social Media Privacy: Focus on Twitter

Fast paced and always interesting, it’s no wonder many people are drawn to Twitter. You can say a lot in 140 characters, and it’s a quick way to share what you think and what you’re doing. Oh, and a lot of celebrities and brands hang out there, too. While Twitter has managed to avoid many…
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6 Small Business Tech Myths – Busted!

Is your small business immune to hackers? Do you need a full-time IT staff? We’re busting small business technology myths this week to prove you can’t believe everything you see or read. Myth 1: My small business needs a full-time IT person or staff. Unless you have a large business and a big network of…
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Is Your Business Ready for Disaster?

Imagine the worst thing that could happen to your business. Now imagine if that thing happened right now. Are you ready? Most small businesses aren’t prepared for natural and man-made disasters, and that lack of preparation could be the difference between staying in business and closing your doors. Now, we’re not trying to scare you,…
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Why You Should Choose an Online Backup Solution for Your Business

Disaster can strike your business at any moment: Are you ready? It could be a hacker or virus, corrupted files and disks, or extreme weather. How do you recover your data and files? At PNSolutions, we strongly recommend you invest in an online backup solution – also called cloud backup – for your business. You…
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My antivirus has expired – is that bad?

The antivirus software on your computer has expired, and the company is asking for money to renew your subscription. Is it a problem that your antivirus has expired? The short answer is, “Yes!” Antivirus is an essential piece of software that protects your computer – or computers and network, if you’re a business – from…
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Filing your taxes online? How to keep your information safe

Whether you’re doing it yourself or paying a professional, filing your taxes electronically is the fastest – and easiest – way to pay Uncle Sam his due. But there’s a reason security experts call this time of year “Christmas for hackers” – so much sensitive personal information is flying around the Internet, and those who…
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