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User Workflow Automation—Extracting Efficiency

Efficient employees are valuable assets to your company. When employees are efficient, projects get completed on time, clients are satisfied, and your company realizes increased profits. However, having efficient employees doesn’t happen automatically. No matter how good an employee is at their job, they’ll fail without the right systems in place.
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6 Steps for Disaster Preparedness for Your Business

We keep a close eye on hurricanes here on the southeast coast of the United States. Uncertainty over whether storms are going to make U.S. landfall at category 5 or category 4 can lead to panic among many residents of our region. But in other parts of the country (and across the world), people have their own kinds of natural disasters to contend with as well.

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[MUST READ] POPULAR PC MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE CLEANER COMPROMISED BY HACKERS

Users of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile devices got a nasty shock this morning when Piriform, the company which makes the CCleaner tool, revealed in a blog post that certain versions of the software had been compromised by hackers — and that malicious, data-harvesting software had piggybacked on its installer program.

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[Hurricane Irma] Follow Us on Twitter for Important Updates

Our team is proactively checking in with clients today ahead of the storm to ensure you are prepared. Please reach out to us if you have any additional concerns, or if we can be of any assistance leading up to and after the event.

 

We will be updating our Twitter feed throughout the event for updates related to infrastructure, power, Internet and general status. After the storm passes, we will be reaching out to customers with status checks on individual networks and next-steps.

Follow us: https://twitter.com/bluetowne

Get in touch: 843.352.0130 x203 or info@bluetowne.com

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Tech Quick Tips: 4 Ways to Increase Your Laptop Battery Life and Charge

1. Keep the Vents Clear

Never ever sit your laptop on a couch cushion, or on a mattress, or anything soft that hinders airflow through the little slot on the bottom and sides of your machine. Those vents can suck up dust and debris, clogging up the fans and causing your laptop to work harder. And, the harder the machine works, the more battery power it is going to require. If you hear a loud buzzing (like a fan spinning really fast), or your laptop base is so hot you could cook an egg on it, chances are you should consider moving to a tabletop or hard surface to work on.

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What is the Financial Impact of a Ransomware Attack?

The reason for ransomware’s popularity boils down to one thing: economics. Without the proper defenses, cybercriminals can extort hundreds – sometimes thousands – of dollars from SMBs by encrypting valuable data and demanding a ransom be paid to restore the data. Below, see the rise in the average ransom amount by year (in US dollars).

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