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3 Signs you need to upgrade your hardware

3 Signs you need to upgrade your hardware

August, 2019 | Foster Charles

Sooner or later, your hardware will become obsolete. Aging hardware poses a variety of direct and indirect costs that can chip away at cash flow and productivity, often without your knowledge. [...]

Business software stacks: How do I choose the best for my business?

Business software stacks: How do I choose the best for my business?

August, 2019 | Foster Charles

Not all software companies offer innovative solutions when it comes to platforms. Nowadays, choosing the right technologies and tools, such as the right software stack, is an important part of the [...]

Windows 7 end of life preparation guide checklist

Windows 7 end of life preparation guide checklist

August, 2019 | Foster Charles

As a business owner or IT manager, you should seriously think about transitioning to Windows 10 because on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will officially end all technical support for Windows 7. This [...]

What the Windows 7 end of life means for businesses

What the Windows 7 end of life means for businesses

July, 2019 | Foster Charles

What will happen on January 14, 2020?

All good things come to an end - even Windows 7

All good things come to an end - even Windows 7

July, 2019 | Foster Charles

Windows 7 officially launched in July of 2009, but only made a commitment to provide 10 years of product service. Ten years has come and gone, and now Windows 7 has reached its end. Microsoft has [...]

Pulling the welcome mat out from under hackers: 5 biggest benefits of penetration testing

Pulling the welcome mat out from under hackers: 5 biggest benefits of penetration testing

July, 2019 | Foster Charles

You have to hand it to hackers. Every day, they seem to get smarter and more adept at infiltrating business networks.

How to test for network vulnerabilities in 5 critical steps

How to test for network vulnerabilities in 5 critical steps

July, 2019 | Foster Charles

Losing a few thousand dollars in a ransomware event might represent nothing more than a rounding error to large enterprises, but that same few thousand can be devastating to an individual. In [...]

How to Foil Cybervillains: A Capsule Summary of Cybersecurity Assessments

How to Foil Cybervillains: A Capsule Summary of Cybersecurity Assessments

June, 2019 | Foster Charles

What are the leading types of cybersecurity assessments? And why do they matter?

Learn these top six cybersecurity mistakes - and how to stop making them.

Learn these top six cybersecurity mistakes - and how to stop making them.

June, 2019 | Foster Charles

Maybe it’s the faceless nature of cybercrime that has countless companies back on their heels. Perhaps executives con themselves into believing that their cybersecurity is just fine, thank you. [...]

How to Go Solution Shopping: Top 5 questions when reviewing an MSP

How to Go Solution Shopping: Top 5 questions when reviewing an MSP

May, 2019 | Foster Charles

Creating an ideal IT environment, one that simultaneously helps fulfill your core proposition and supports the growth of your business, cannot happen without solid planning.

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