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Omega Technical Solutions has been serving the Haymarket area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How Does a Firewall Help Protect Your Business?

How Does a Firewall Help Protect Your Business?

Firewalls are stalwarts in network security. They serve as a protective barrier between trusted internal networks and potentially hazardous external ones, such as the vast expanse of the Internet. Essentially, they act as vigilant gatekeepers, scrutinizing each packet of data attempting to traverse their domain. Let’s briefly discuss the diverse types of firewalls and their pivotal roles.

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Six Tips to Improve Organizational Inventory Management

Six Tips to Improve Organizational Inventory Management

Keeping track of your organization’s technology can actually be more difficult than you may think. First of all, most businesses aren’t that worried about their technology as long as it works as designed. Secondly, technology tends to move in and out of an organization pretty fast. In this month’s newsletter, we are going to go into some steps you need to take to get a handle on your technology inventory.

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Are You Prepared to Make the Most of Your Business’ Opportunities?

Are You Prepared to Make the Most of Your Business’ Opportunities?

When businesses start operations, they require a stroke of luck to realize their growth ambitions. With numerous businesses folding shortly after launching, seizing available opportunities becomes critical. In this month’s newsletter, we’ll explore strategies for businesses to better leverage these opportunities.

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Getting the Most Out of a Remote Workforce

Getting the Most Out of a Remote Workforce

The work landscape has changed quite a bit in a short period of time. Nearly 13% of American workers work from home full-time, while over 27% more work remotely part-time. With nearly two-fifths of workers working from home at least part-time, understanding what technology is behind this new normal and how to meet your business needs is critical. 

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If Your Backup Isn’t Automated, It Isn’t Worth It

If Your Backup Isn’t Automated, It Isn’t Worth It

You don’t want to take chances with something as important as your data backup. In the past, businesses would use tape backups performed manually at specific intervals to back up their data to physical drives for storage. However, tape backup has largely become obsolete compared to modern solutions like automated backup and disaster recovery (BDR).

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Three Types of Software Every Business Should Consider

Three Types of Software Every Business Should Consider

Software plays a crucial role in every business, regardless of its nature. Whether you rely on a CRM system, a point-of-sale solution, or more intricate software profiles, understanding key aspects of modern software is essential for maximizing its potential. Here are three vital insights into modern software.

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The VPN Has Become an Essential Tool

The VPN Has Become an Essential Tool

Remote workers face a significant challenge in ensuring data security. While safeguarding data stored within the company's internal network is feasible, protecting data accessed by employees outside the office presents different obstacles. How can businesses protect sensitive resources from unauthorized access?

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Hardware Prices Continue to Climb

Hardware Prices Continue to Climb

If you've been in the market for upgrading your hardware, be it a new graphics card, CPU, or even a laptop, you might have experienced something alarming: soaring prices. The once-stable cost of computer hardware has been inflated recently, leaving consumers frustrated that they can't find the hardware they are looking for at reasonable prices. Let's briefly go into what's causing this unprecedented spike in hardware prices and how we can help you navigate through it.

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Endpoint Security is Remarkably Important for Your Business

Endpoint Security is Remarkably Important for Your Business

We all know that it’s important to protect your business’ infrastructure from threats of all kinds. Sometimes when we’re reading about discourse surrounding network security, you’ll see the word “endpoint.” Do you know how important it is to protect all endpoints? That’s what we want to explore with today’s article.

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Cybersecurity Training Doesn’t Have to Be Annoying

Cybersecurity Training Doesn’t Have to Be Annoying

Navigating cybersecurity training can prove daunting for individuals across various organizations. Nevertheless, it remains an imperative task. Identifying the root causes of this reluctance enables organizations to fine-tune their training initiatives for greater engagement and efficacy. This article explores four prevalent reasons why employees may harbor an aversion to cybersecurity training.

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Are You Using Augmented Reality?

Are You Using Augmented Reality?

By now, you've likely encountered the concept of augmented reality, especially if you're a sports enthusiast watching games on TV. Those seemingly routine lines on the field during a crucial 4th and 1 situation? That's augmented reality (AR) at work, enhancing the visual experience with informative overlays.

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Artificial Intelligence is Seeing Rapid Usage

Artificial Intelligence is Seeing Rapid Usage

AI is a marvel of modern civilization—at least, that’s the narrative surrounding this quickly innovative technology. It is reshaping industries, building more efficiency throughout society, and opening up new opportunities for businesses of all types and sizes. This month, we’ll examine some of the factors that have led to AI's fast-paced evolution and how it is shifting the way people think about business technology.

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Don’t Underestimate What Digital Signage Can Do for Your Business’ Messages

Don’t Underestimate What Digital Signage Can Do for Your Business’ Messages

Customer expectations have shifted quite a bit over the past couple of years, and one thing they notice now is how information is broadcast. Embracing digital signage can offer numerous advantages that traditional signs simply cannot match. If you're contemplating the integration of a digital signage strategy into your business, here are several compelling reasons to consider it.

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World Backup Day Presents an Important Reminder

World Backup Day Presents an Important Reminder

Each year, on March 31st, World Backup Day serves as a dedicated reminder, bringing attention to the critical role of regular data backups in ensuring the seamless flow of information. While this awareness day effectively highlights a fundamental best practice, we strongly emphasize the need for an ongoing commitment to the continuous maintenance and safeguarding of backups, extending far beyond the limitations of a single day.

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Paying Attention to Your Business’ Communications Can Have Major Benefits

Paying Attention to Your Business’ Communications Can Have Major Benefits

Your business communications platform needs to work at every level of your organization, but sometimes the underlying technologies get a tad bit antiquated and your strategy needs revision. Rebuilding your communications isn’t easy, but it isn’t impossible either. Here are four tips to help you enhance your communication strategies.

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Three Main Keys to Mobile Device Management

Three Main Keys to Mobile Device Management

As mobile technology becomes ingrained in daily life, businesses must confront the fact that it is a whole new thing that has to be managed. Over 85 percent of the global population is actively using smartphones, and that means that with the benefits, there is also the substantial risk of cyberthreats targeting these devices. Let’s take a look at how mobile devices can be an untapped resource for your business. 

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CRM Options that Meet the Size of Your Business

CRM Options that Meet the Size of Your Business

Maintaining positive customer relationships is an extremely important consideration for every business. One of the best tools any business can use is the customer relationship management (CRM) platform. While most CRMs have similar features, some come with more advancements; and higher costs. Today, we will get into what type of CRM you should consider for each level of business.

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Five Ways to Optimize Your Organization’s Password Management

Five Ways to Optimize Your Organization’s Password Management

Digital access relies on passwords as keys, but they are often neglected and left unprotected by users. Unfortunately, not everyone takes the necessary precautions to safeguard their passwords, and the prevalence of online scams surpasses that of physical pickpocketing.

Effective password management is imperative for businesses to uphold the security of online accounts and sensitive data. Here are five strategies to optimize password management:

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Increase the Safety of Your Data with BDR

Increase the Safety of Your Data with BDR

Ensuring the safety and security of digital data is a key component to sustaining a smooth functioning business. In light of the increasing reliance on digital information, the implementation of robust Data Backup and Disaster Recovery strategies have become more important than ever. This month, we aim to discuss key components of an effective disaster recovery strategy, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding business data backups.

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This Malware is Impersonating Popular Business Software

This Malware is Impersonating Popular Business Software

Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to trick users and businesses into falling for their traps. With cyberthreats on the rise, and online risks becoming more detrimental to businesses, it’s definitely something that all businesses need to have protections in place for.

A new attack involves ransomware being disguised as some of the most prominent business-related software tools.

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Cybersecurity attacks happen when you least expect it, and data is often more susceptible to a cyberattack while it’s moving from one individual to another. This is what is commonly known as a man-in-the-middle attack, or MitM. Essentially,...

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