Posts tagged cloud
Managed Antivirus vs Free Antivirus: Get The Best Protection For Your Home Or Business

Many computer repair shops and remote tech support firms install free antivirus software on client's computers that don't have one installed after a tune up or a virus removal. In fact Windows 10 actually has built in virus protection. But are the free options really adequate for protecting your computer? I am finding that this is not the case, I used to install free antivirus too but I stopped doing that and started offering a managed antivirus. In this post, I will explain why I did this and why it provides better protection for your home or office computers.

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The Best Way To Manage Your Photos

As a computer consultant I see lots of ways that people manage their files and photos and honestly, some of them are better than others. I've seen some people take pictures with their iPhones and back them up to iCloud, some taking photos with a regular digital camera and either putting a memory card in their computer or directly connecting the camera to their computers and just storing them in a folder somewhere on their computers. I feel the best photo management solution is one in which you have an unlimited amount of cloud storage where photos are backed up and are accessible and manageable on any device. The methods I just mentioned just don't seem to fit the bill in all of those areas. There is only one solution that I feel is the best that checks all those boxes for me and that is Google Photos!

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The Importance Of Backing Up

Many people don't backup their computers and they should. You don't know how valuable your personal or business data is until you've lost it. Backing up can be really easy on the wallet and painless to actually do and it's worth it to protect your files. Find out why and how you should backup in this post.

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What is 2-Factor Authentication and Why You Should Use It

In this post I want to talk about a powerful yet underused tool that you can use to increase the protection of your online accounts and the data you store on them. It's called 2-Factor Authentication. It's not available for most websites that you have a username and password for but it is for some of the most popular ones. This is something you should enable if you store sensitive data on online accounts that support this feature.

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The Importance of Computer Security

A little over a week ago I gave a presentation for the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce Bite Size Business series of business seminars. My topic was about computer and data security for small businesses. I spent about an hour talking about all the horors of malware and how it can disrupt or even destroy your business, how to prevent malware from infecting your computer, and securing your online accounts that might have business data on it (because who doesn't in the era of the cloud nowadays).

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