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Monetizing Wi-Fi: Attract Guests and Increase Profits

[fa icon="calendar'] December 3, 2019 / by Dylan Borden posted in Tech Tips, Wi-Fi

Let’s get right to it. If you want your hotel to be considered remotely modern, you need to offer your guests free Wi-Fi, but don’t let the word “free” dissuade you because your guests are not the only ones who stand to benefit. We are going to explore some of the ways hotels, and those in the hospitality industry, can monetize their Wi-Fi with a tiered network, splash pages, and more!

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How 'End of Life' Can Help a Business

[fa icon="calendar'] September 5, 2019 / by Communications posted in Tech Tips, IT Roadmap, Virtual CIO

“End of life” may sound a little overdramatic and Microsoft’s 2008 Server going 'end of life' certainly isn’t life or death but if your business runs this popular Microsoft server you will want to mark January 14th, 2020 on your calendar. The 2008 server will officially go 'end of support' which poses both problems and opportunities to businesses employing these servers. We will explore the risks associated with keeping a legacy server, upgrade options, and the benefits your business will realize by upgrading.

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

[fa icon="calendar'] October 15, 2018 / by Communications posted in Tech Tips, Cyber Security

Educate your employees so that your company does not become one of the statistics below:

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Security Alert: Your Website Might Display This Warning Starting July 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] June 28, 2018 / by Communications posted in Tech Tips


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Security Event vs. Security Incident  

[fa icon="calendar'] April 5, 2018 / by Communications posted in Tech Tips, Cyber Security

Data Privacy and Security

Security ‘events’ and security ‘incidents’ happen every day in all businesses. What’s the distinction between the two? An ‘event’ is a broad term that describes anything that has significance for system hardware or software, the level of risk associated with the event determines whether or not it is classified as an incident.

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Does your IT Person Need Back-up too?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 29, 2017 / by Communications posted in Local I.T., Tech Tips, Virtual CIO

Every company needs strong back-up and disaster recovery plans to protect their data and productivity but what about a ‘back-up’ plan for your IT guy or gal? Do you have an overworked IT person who is working on projects requiring concentration yet constantly being interrupted with pleas for help when co-workers have lost files, cannot log in or are unable to make their computer talk to the printer?

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