Risks financial firms face

2015Feb29_Security_CTTP’s stands for threats and tactics, techniques and procedures, the number of which has been gradually increasing since 2015. The financial services sector has long been the target for cyber criminals, where they apply a myriad of techniques ranging from social-engineering to credential-stealing malware.

Tips to speed up your WordPress website

2016Feb25_Web_CWe’ve all experienced the frustration of a slow loading website. While ten years ago, you would just have to grin and bear it as a site loaded with all the urgency of a sloth, today’s Internet surfers are much more impatient. Most expect at least a three second load time, while some won’t settle for less than two.

Tips to use Office 365 more productively

2016Feb24_Office365_CA paintbrush can create the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. An airplane can bring passengers to exotic locations anywhere on the planet. And stone, deftly placed can produce wonders such as the Pyramids or Angkor Wat. But what do the paintbrush, airplane and stone all have in common? Without the wisdom of the painter, pilot or architect, they are nothing more than tools and materials.

Erik’s Editorial Corner

The question on my mind at the moment is when does feedback cross over into telling someone how to do their job?

I am a big believer in open communication and all of the effort that goes into it. I think it is a big factor in determining if a relationship -- personal or business -- flourishes or flounders.

Windows 10 privacy protection tips

2016Feb18_MicrosoftWindowsNewsAndTips_CIt takes seconds to infiltrate and obtain private information. And while it’s unlikely that Microsoft will cause your business financial ruin with their data collection, the fact is that Windows 10 gathers a ridiculous amount of private information from users.

4 steps to enhance your online image

2016Feb18_MicrosoftWindowsNewsAndTips_CThe term ‘image’ is no longer associated with just pictures or paintings. In this modern day and age, image extends to how one perceives your business in reality and online. You can’t simply hit F5 and refresh an image you aren’t comfortable with.

How scary is the new Mac scareware?

2016Feb16_AppleMacOS_CIf you wanted a classic example of how malware evolves, the new scareware discovered on Mac in the past few weeks is a perfect example. The way it attempts to fool users is unlike almost any of its predecessors. In other words, it’s very convincing.

Become better with these productivity tips

2016Feb15_Productivity_CWe live in the age of distraction. If it’s not the hundredth urgent email in your inbox that blows your focus, maybe it’s your IT staff pounding on your door with another technology emergency. Whatever the circumstance, you may be tired of looking in the mirror only to see bags under your eyes from too many late nights at the office.

LinkedIn tips for the SMB

2016Feb12_BusinessValue_CAs a small business owner, you may be a bit perplexed how to gain the most value out of LinkedIn. You may have already spent countless hours trying to leverage the platform with little success. So what are you doing wrong? And how can you make the most out of your time on the platform? Here are a few tactics any SMB can follow to gain more value from LinkedIn.

Know LinkedIn’s purpose

Simply put, LinkedIn is not a content marketing platform.