9 Ways to Defend Your Company Against Phishing Attacks

In sport, there’s fishing and there’s catching, but in the world of phishing there is only catching. That is, catching unsuspecting individuals in a web of deceptive emails, gaining their trust and prompting them to give away private information.

What makes phishing so difficult to stop is that it is a crafty, low-tech scheme that relies on people’s trusting nature.

2015 Family Owned Business Awards – We Won!

Dave and I are truly honored and humbled to receive this award. We combined our companies nearly a year ago, and we’re really beginning to realize the benefits. Together, with the support, dedication, and hard work of our now even larger team, the best is yet to come!

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Lync is now Skype for Business

Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011, and just this month replaced Lync, it's popular instant messaging suite, with "Skype for Business." It has a new look and feel, along with some nice new features. The new Skype for Business essentially merges the best of Skype and Lync and makes an already great productivity tool even better.

NetEffect Announces Selection For The MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Eighth Annual Report Identifies World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers

(LAS VEGAS) - NetEffect, a privately held, full-service provider of computer and information technology support and consulting services for businesses, today announced that it has been selected to Penton Technology’s eighth annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). NetEffect was listed in the Global Top 500 and the National Top 200.

MSPmentor, produced by Penton Technology, is the ultimate guide to managed services.

Security in the Cloud

Security in the cloud is a hot topic. The Sony hack, the Anthem data breach, and the compromise of Target’s point-of-sale systems have led many professionals in the industry to warn we are on the verge of a cyber-terrorism era. This means it’s more important than ever for businesses to be aware of data security.

Applications in the Cloud

Before cloud computing became commonplace, software had to be individually installed on workstations, and each workstation would need to go through a manual update whenever fixes and improvements were available. Even immediately after the rise cloud computing, companies making use of cloud infrastructure still needed to devote large budgets to creating web servers and database servers to host applications.

Cloud Backups

Planning is crucial to ensure the long term success of your business. Regardless of the type of business you own or manage, it's important to have a clear business plan, technology plan and disaster recovery plan in place. Routine backups are a critical component of the third, and there are many different ways to perform them.

Why Email in the Cloud is the Best Choice for Your Business

Email in the cloud, stored in a remote location and provided to you and your employees over the Internet, is a smart decision for most companies of all sizes. Hosted email has distinct advantages over running your own email servers because it’s scalable, can be implemented quickly, and there is very rarely any downtime.

Cloud Based Computing

Cloud computing, or sometimes simply called “the cloud” is a term you’ve surely heard. But what exactly is the cloud and how does it relate to your business? Here’s a quick cheat-sheet to help you understand “the cloud” and put it into business context.