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FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Cheat Sheet: Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

It’s no secret that keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to do things faster. But with the wide variety available, it’s hard to remember all the different shortcuts. Memorizing which shortcuts do which functions can be a little daunting at...

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FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Meet the IT Team – Chris

Welcome to our first installment of Meet the IT Team! Joining the blog this week is Chris Garrett, who has been with the MRW Systems’ IT team for over 7 years. This past year, Chris has been receiving a lot...

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FEBRUARY 6, 2018

10 Rules for Stronger Passwords

Passwords are the most critical components of using the internet today. Hackers try to guess passwords to gain access to personal information. Hackers can then use your personal information to harm you – to steal your money, steal your identity,...

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JANUARY 30, 2018

How to Tell if an Email is Fake

The best defense against phishing attacks is to block fake emails before they reach your inbox by using a spam filter. But unfortunately, some phishing emails will make it to the inbox even with protection. Here are 5 tips on...

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JANUARY 23, 2018

TechTip: Organizing Apps in iOS

Are you guilty of spending a minute or two hunting down an app on your iPhone? Don’t worry you aren’t alone! Organizing apps in iOS can be a nightmare. With thousands of apps at our fingertips, it can be difficult...

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JANUARY 16, 2018

The Big Tech Trends of 2018

As an IT company, it’s our job to research new technologies and trends. As technologies advance, general tech trends have the capacity to change how we live and interact with each other. So, what will the biggest tech trends of 2018...

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JANUARY 11, 2018

MSP and MSSP: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a MSP and MSSP? It’s a little confusing, right? Managed Service Provider (MSP) Let’s start with what is Managed Service Provider (MSP): The main objective of a MSP is to deliver network, application, system, and IT...

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JANUARY 9, 2018

So, What’s Next? Meltdown and Spectre

Last week, news surfaced that modern processors have two fatal flaws called Meltdown and Spectre. These two major flaws in computer processors could allow for cybercriminals to steal passwords and sensitive data. They are no joke. If your computer has...

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JANUARY 5, 2018

Watch out! Meltdown and Spectre

There are new bugs affecting nearly every computer and device. Their names are Meltdown and Spectre. Have you heard the news stories yet? This week, there has been an avalanche of reports of massive security issues surrounding bugs. Here’s what you...

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JANUARY 4, 2018

What is Network Continuity?

So, what exactly is Network Continuity? Let’s start with what a network is: Today’s businesses rely on technology now more than ever before. At the heart of a business’s technology is the network, which enables internal and external communication. Think...

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JANUARY 2, 2018

Our Top Office 365 Applications

There are many different parts and pieces that make up Microsoft Office 365. Getting a handle on all of the moving pieces and jargon can be a challenging task. If you are thinking about purchasing an Office 365 subscription, you...

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DECEMBER 21, 2017

How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware, where a hacker locks up your files and holds them for ransom until you pay a fee, has become the largest cyber threat to individuals and businesses alike over the past couple of years. In the first three months...

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DECEMBER 21, 2017

5 Myths Uncovered about Cyber Security

Cyber security is a huge topic in 2017. Over the last 25 years, one of the most valuable things I’ve learned is that one of the greatest weapons we have to prevent cyber-attacks is our own education. There are many...

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DECEMBER 19, 2017

MRW Systems Holiday Guide

T’is the season to ask: What makes a perfect gadget gift? These days technology is in everything and it’s truly improving our way of life. The market is filled with so many wonderful options! But when it comes to finding...

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DECEMBER 6, 2017

10 Things that should be on Your Network Disaster Survival List

In order to remain in business, stay competitive, and keep yourself and your company safe from a data loss disaster, there is a fairly standardized checklist that should be followed if you expect to survive the oft-treacherous contemporary conditions of...

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NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Communicating Tips for Offsite Workers

Most companies are now hiring employees located around the globe. The advantage of hiring remote contractors are ample—they allow businesses to widen their net to attract skilled employees and permit more flexibility in scheduling. As long as you put forth...

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NOVEMBER 1, 2017

How IT Pros Avoid Phishing Scams

Falling for a phishing scam can be no only embarrassing, but a true danger to your organization and confidential information. Anyone who uses the Internet must know how deal with them. The frightening fact is that while nearly 10 percent...

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OCTOBER 30, 2017

4 Emails You Should Never Open

Cybercrime is an ever-present threat to modern businesses. Without up-to-date and varied IT security measures, successful hacks can compromise your customers’ and employees’ sensitive data and harm your systems, resulting in costly downtime, and worse. Email is the primary tool...

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OCTOBER 15, 2017

Don’t Get Tripped Up by The Cloud’s Pitfalls

Many businesses rely on cloud computing to support strategic innovation and cost-control requirements. But if you do, it’s essential that you find the right partner to walk you through the potential pitfalls. I realize that cloud computing is all the...

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