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The Threat of Malware Continues to Grow

Feb 12, 2019 12:13:08 PM / by Hannah Benge posted in Data Loss, Hackers, Computers, Small Business, Money, Theft, Alert

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5 Steps To A Successful Desktop Deployment

Jan 17, 2019 9:55:54 AM / by Hannah Benge

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At Verve, we have gotten very good at desktop/laptop deployments and have learned that there are 5 keys to success:

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Tip of the Week: Creating Canned Responses in Gmail

May 16, 2018 10:43:00 AM / by Chad Sublet posted in Communication, Tip of the week, Email

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If you’re like most business users, you rely on email quite a bit to stay apprised of what is going on, as do most of the people you are likely in communication with. As such, you most likely understand that, while most emails require some kind of response or confirmation of receipt, not all of these messages require a heartfelt message. This is where Gmail’s Canned Responses come in handy.

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Technology Addiction is a Very Real, Very Scary Thing

May 14, 2018 7:45:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Technology, Internet, Addiction

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Technology has become essential to workplace functionality and personal productivity, but while the long hours spent glued to our tech during the workday are a necessity, the time we spend at home with our personal devices is definitely voluntary. However, more and more people - children especially - are finding it harder to let their devices power down.

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Is Your Cloud Solution Actually a Money Pit?

May 11, 2018 7:42:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Cloud, Saving Money, Hosted Solutions

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The cloud has proven to be an extremely useful tool for the modern business. Not only does it provide anywhere-anytime access to applications, processing, storage, et al; it also delivers those products as a service, allowing you to budget for recurring costs rather than major upfront ones. This provides your organization with functional, supported, and secure computing environments that eliminate a lot of the support costs that traditional computing environments require. It sounds like a perfect scenario for small and large businesses alike, but things aren’t always what they seem, as a lot of cloud users have found that they have incurred several hidden costs by using cloud platforms. Today, we take a look at these hidden costs.

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Tech Term: Computer Forensics, Defined

May 9, 2018 7:40:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Law Enforcement, Cybercrime, Tech Term

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Pop culture gives us an impression of what cyber investigations look like. Official-looking people, in impeccable suits, typing away at terminals and analyzing the data scrolling past them on their heads-up displays. In reality, computer forensics (as they are actually called) are a little less dramatic, and much more serious. For today’s tech term, we’ll dig into the field of computer forensics.

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Monitoring and Automation Make for a More Secure System

May 7, 2018 7:38:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Managed IT Services, Automation, Security

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Information technology, in many ways, is a necessary evil. Sure, modern businesses more or less require it to remain competitive, but it also opens up your business to a multitude of threats. Maintaining your security is made much easier with automated monitoring tools. Today, we’ll discuss how to use these tools to protect your business.

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What Star Wars can Teach About Mentorship

May 4, 2018 7:34:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Business Management, Thought Leadership, Collaboration

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The Star Wars saga has many recurring themes - the struggle between desire and destiny, good and evil, impulse and discipline. However, a theme that particularly stands out throughout the series is the examination of the relationship between student and teacher. This theme is similar to the relationship that an IT provider should strive to have with their clients.

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Tip of the Week: Working from Google Home

May 2, 2018 7:33:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Tip of the week, Google

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It is no secret that Google can serve a great utility in the office through its many services and applications. However, have you ever considered how the Google Assistant can, well, assist you through devices like your smartphone and the assorted smart speakers that Google has produced? For today’s tip, we’ll review how some of the features of the Google Assistant can lend you a hand in the professional environment.

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These 3 Industries are Being Fundamentally Changed by Smart Technology

Apr 30, 2018 8:24:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Connectivity, Internet of Things, Smart Tech

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Smart technology has seen explosive growth in recent years, leading to an uptick in startups popping up to capitalize on smart tech and the innovative ways it can be leveraged. With demand for such devices increasing exponentially, it’s little wonder that many industries are diving into this technology. Today, we’ll discuss three of them.

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