BYOD? What’s it all about?

Heard of BYOD, or “bring your own device”, to work before? More and more companies are letting or even asking their employees to bring their phones or laptops to work. There are obvious benefits, but also dangers that may not be as obvious. Read on to find out what they are.

4 Free Tools for Productivity

While there are a lot of free tools, applications, and software available on the Internet, it can be a chore sorting out the good from the bad. To make things easier for you, here are a few handy tools you can use to boost productivity while saving on costs.

Thai Floods Cause HD Shortage

A hard drive shortage threatens to impact the worldwide computing industry due to the floods in Thailand. The majority of the world’s hard drive factories are located in Thailand and are struggling to recover pre-flood production levels.

In the same way the massive earthquake and tsunami damaged Japan’s electronics industry, the flood crisis in Thailand is causing concern for companies that require hard drives for production.

Internal Social Network Management

Some companies have decided to tap into the phenomenon of social networking to create similar networks within their own organizations. While this can do wonders with the way every member of the business communicates with each other, it’s important to have proper and specific rules that pertain to its use.

Passwords that Put You at Risk

If you are in the habit of using passwords like ‘password’, ‘qwerty’ or ‘123456’, you may be helping hackers and online thieves steal your data. Security experts have compiled a list of the 25 most common passwords – passwords that you should avoid.

Trend Micro’s 4 Million Bot Bust

A joint operation between the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), authorities in Estonia, and IT security firm Trend Micro recently put down a massive bot network that victimized an estimated 4-5 million users around the globe.

Four million is a big number – which makes four million bots, in security terms, a staggering and frightening number as well.

Security Policy for Personal Devices: A Must

With mobile devices becoming more accessible, many are finding it more comfortable and more productive to use these devices not only for personal purposes, but also for work. This may seem to be a good thing initially, but it also means that you have less control over the way these devices access your IT system.

Small Firms Need Security Too

Despite the real threat of hacking and online thievery, a lot of small businesses do not consider themselves affected by it, says a report by While dependent on their computer systems for data storage, few realize that all it takes is one breach to destroy a cultivated relationship with clients and the company’s own financial status.

Are You Being Scammed on Facebook?

While Facebook may be an invaluable tool for businesses to expand their company reach and marketing strategies, it is also important to note that with Facebook’s popularity comes the larger risk of encountering scams designed to collect personal information and/or phish for important data.

Why Choose Managed Services?

If you’re a small or medium-sized business that’s still hesitant about Managed Services, you’re missing out on a lot. Some of the advantages of using Managed Services include better control of costs and a more comprehensive and up-to-date IT system that’s dependable, stable and allows you to comply with regulatory compliances.