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Mr. Holmes is responsible for the structure, strategy and execution of Omega Technical Solutions’ team. He also has an extensive background in designing, engineering, and securing Enterprise and Data Center networks.

The 16 Most Common Network Insecurities and the Fixes

The 16 Most Common Network Insecurities and the Fixes

For modern businesses, network security should be a priority. Understanding exactly how many ways a network can be vulnerable is a key component to ensuring the security of your network. What follows is a sampling of 16 different vulnerabilities your business may unwittingly suffer from, and how to resolve them.

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It Pays to Outsource Your IT

It Pays to Outsource Your IT

Technology can be fickle at times. When it’s not working properly, it can hold your business back from reaching its maximum potential. Therefore, in order to maximize your bottom line, it becomes common sense to ensure that your technology is in proper working order at all times. The problem lies in the fact that you may not necessarily specialize in technology management, and don’t have the time or budget to perform maintenance yourself. What’s the SMB to do?

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Millions of Today’s IoT Devices Will Be in Tomorrow's Trash Heap

Millions of Today’s IoT Devices Will Be in Tomorrow's Trash Heap

Make no mistake; the Internet of Things is, depending on who you ask, already here, or soon to be on its way. More devices than ever before are connecting to the Internet, which has many security professionals up in arms to protect their networks. Yet, even if the Internet of Things is here, how long can we realistically expect most of these devices to stick around for?

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The Top 3 Threats Eliminated By Backing Up Your Data

The Top 3 Threats Eliminated By Backing Up Your Data

Businesses these days practically need to expect disaster, as even the most careful and calculated security practices could result in a data disaster. Some businesses don’t fear for their data enough, and this leads them to neglect planning for threats such as hackers, natural disasters, and user error. As the business owner, you need to stay informed about how best to handle these situations.

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NSA-Developed Malware Used in Third-Party Hack

NSA-Developed Malware Used in Third-Party Hack

Have you ever wondered what happens when hackers gain access to state-developed malware tools? Well, now you don’t have to; a type of malware called Double Pulsar, that has been utilized in the past by the NSA, was bundled with a Chinese hacking tool and used to carry out attacks on Hong Kong and Belgium in 2016. Needless to say, this threat is unnerving.

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Tip of the Week: Simple Changes You Can Make to Make Work Easier

Tip of the Week: Simple Changes You Can Make to Make Work Easier

Waking up and going to work is the inevitable reality for billions of people, and sometimes people have a hard time acclimating to a new job. If that job is an office, there are some particular issues you will have to confront in order to get the most out of your time at work. Today, we look at five simple things you can do to make your life easier inside your office.

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Google Docs Working on Office Support

Google Docs Working on Office Support

Businesses are expected to make a choice regarding which solutions they will utilize. Typically they choose between Google’s or Microsoft’s productivity solutions. The unfortunate side of the choice is that they are often used exclusively, meaning there was little interoperability between the two. Nowadays, however, Google is moving to allow users to edit Microsoft Office files in Google Docs.

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Even Cities Aren’t Immune to Ransomware

Even Cities Aren’t Immune to Ransomware

Ransomware hasn’t let up. It is important to understand that any organization, of any kind, is a potential target of a ransomware attack - and yes, this includes municipalities. In fact, since 2013, over 170 government systems at the county, city, or state levels have been attacked.

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Tip of the Week: Overcoming the Hurdles of New Solutions

Tip of the Week: Overcoming the Hurdles of New Solutions

As you have likely realized, the technology solutions that power your business today aren’t going to be effective forever. This means that you will at some point need to upgrade this technology - but this isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Here, we offer a few tips to help you make it over some of the hurdles that a change to your technology can bring.

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Protect Your Data Using These Three Methods

Protect Your Data Using These Three Methods

With so much on the line for businesses that deal with sensitive information, security needs to be considered a top priority. Unfortunately, one solution that works for every threat out there doesn’t exist. The right combination of enterprise-level security solutions can help your business secure its important data.

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How to Restore Data You Didn’t Mean to Delete

How to Restore Data You Didn’t Mean to Delete

Whoops! Didn’t mean to delete that, did you? We’ve all found ourselves having accidentally deleted something important. Below, we’ll review how - with any luck - you might be able to restore this data.

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4 Ways to Tell if You’re Dealing with a Software Bug Infestation

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Since the inception of software, there have always been software bugs. These nuisances can cause major problems for businesses, especially in numbers. You might think that years upon years of technological developments have eradicated the threats from the world, but that's not necessarily the case.

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Tip of the Week: 4 Gmail-Connected Apps

Tip of the Week: 4 Gmail-Connected Apps

Gmail is a widely used email client for both individuals and businesses, and as such, it’s a valuable tool that helps them get the most out of the workday. Gmail provides an incredible amount of space to store, archive, and sync messages with other email providers, but the biggest draw by far is its third-party integration tools. Today we’ll take a look at four of the best Gmail integrations that your organization can take advantage of.

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Sharpen Your Focus with an IT Roadmap and Reorganization

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With so many new trends popping up in today's technology industry, it's only natural that a change of pace, or even a change in strategy, be considered by any business hoping to take advantage of what the world has to offer. Your company needs to adapt to change if it hopes to be successful in the future business world.

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Managing Your Cloud Costs

Managing Your Cloud Costs

Cloud computing has taken the business world by storm. It wasn’t so long ago that businesses had to pay in-house technicians good money to design, research, and purchase all the hardware needed to run an onsite server. This is an expensive endeavor, and for a small business may not always be at the top of a list of priorities. Today, cloud computing can solve that problem (and many more), but if you don’t closely manage your cloud costs, it can end up wasting capital. Today, we will look at cloud computing’s tendency for organizations to go overboard on their cloud offerings.

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Proactive IT Monitoring Pays for Itself

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Every business has some sort of management tasks that requires foresight, and staying up on them can keep headache-inducing situations from constantly causing downtime and costing you time; and, make no mistake, time is money. Being more proactive not only provides sound strategies, it can really mitigate the amount of problems you have to deal with. As we describe what it means to be proactive, and how that strategy will almost always help you save money, consider how you are implementing a proactive approach to your business.

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Many Businesses Are Moving to a Hybrid System

Many Businesses Are Moving to a Hybrid System

Cloud computing provides a great deal of benefits for many businesses due to its constant availability, pricing structure, and its penchant for being the most easily scalable computing platform. It offers a lot of options that can help an organization control its computing costs when they are constantly fluctuating the amount of resources they need.

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Security Threats and Defensive Measures You Can Take

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Network security for small businesses is far from simple. There are countless threats out there that want to see your business fall, and it only takes one to see this come to fruition. Unless you take action now to protect your organization, you risk the future of your business. But what is it that businesses need to protect from, and what measures are out there that can accomplish this feat?

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Tip of the Week: 5 Handy OneNote Features

Tip of the Week: 5 Handy OneNote Features

On the surface, Microsoft OneNote seems to be a pretty basic program - it’s just a quick place to jot notes, right? In actuality, OneNote offers functions far beyond that of a digital scratchpad. For this week’s tip, we’ll review some of these functions.

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Who Should Regulate Wearables?

Who Should Regulate Wearables?

Wearable technology, or “wearables”, have been around for decades, technically first becoming popular with Pulsar’s Calculator Wristwatch in the 1970s. Since then, our wearables have become much more capable, accumulating detailed profiles on us as we use them. This begs the question… who is in charge of regulating them?

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