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November 21st, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We are happy to announce that has a great new look - and lots of  amazing content.This site revision is long overdue.In fact, I have tried to assign the revision to a few different people over the years. This time, I asked Kara on my staff to take on the task - and she - Read More
November 15th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
   The out of band management system bundled on almost all Intel processors has become a hot target for attackers in recent years. This is because it runs alongside the main processor and has virtually unrestricted access to all the hardware in the machine. As long as the machine has - Read More
November 15th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Researchers at Bitdefender have found a vulnerability in Amazon’s Ring Video Doorbell which allows an attacker with proximity to the device to intercept the Wi-Fi credentials of the network it operates on, which could lead to further attacks to devices on the network. The - Read More
November 14th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I started posting to the SMB Community Podcast in July of 2012. Check it out today at of today, we have posted 231 episodes. I don't know if it's the oldest, but it's certain one of the longest-running podcasts in our industry.Recent topics include:Andrew Lassise - A - Read More
November 13th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Amazon Alexa and Google Home are listening. It’s likely you are aware of the security and privacy concerns as well as their mitigations. It’s the price we pay for the technology we want. Unfortunately, there is another attack vector recently exposed by researchers at - Read More
November 13th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Multinational software company Adobe has suffered a data leak that exposed the account information of an estimated 7.5 million customers, according to security researcher Bob Diachenko. Those affected were subscribers to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service which provides users - Read More
November 13th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Press release from The ASCII Group:-----The ASCII Group Announces Keynote Speakers and Content for 2020 IT Success Summit SeriesBethesda, Maryland – November 13, 2019 – The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, VARs and solution providers, is - Read More
November 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Next 5-Week Course - 100% NewTaught By: Lori Hardtke, MSP and Peer Advisor.- Five Tuesdays - November 19 - December 17, 2019- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificRegister NowYou hear it all the time, you need to work "on" your business not "in" your business. You need to hire staff and delegate in - Read More
November 8th, 2019 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
In today’s competitive economic environment, with historically low unemployment and high demand for qualified talent, it can be a challenge to motivate and retain good employees. While you may be unable to keep up with competitive salaries, bonuses and other cash - Read More
November 6th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Automate your social media marketing. Presented by Karl W. Palachuk.Click for DetailsI create about 125,000 social media touch points every month. How is that possible? I’ll show you exactly what I do. Join me live!There are three pieces to a successful scheduling and automation process. I - Read More