Author: Jenni

Aug 16, 2019

Business Continuity Plan: Can Your Company Survive a Disaster?

No business owner expects their company to face a debilitating crisis.  Most successful businesses are led by optimistic people who are confident in their ability to overcome problems.  But when disaster strikes, optimism just isn’t enough.  Trying to figure out a recovery plan after you’re already in crisis mode isn’t going to do the trick, either.  Enter […]

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Aug 09, 2019

When Should we Hire a CIO?

Before you can decide it’s time to hire a Chief Information Officer (CIO), you will want to have a thorough understanding of the role they’ll play in your organization and what benefits they’ll provide the company. What is a CIO? A CIO is a businessperson – an outstanding communicator with financial awareness, strategic thinking skills, […]

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Aug 02, 2019

Phishing Attacks: The #1 Reason We Say “Don’t Click Links”

Phishing attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication.  This is an update of a blog originally posted in 2015.  Included in the update are some examples of phishing messages sent to Safety Net team members. What is Phishing? Phishing is an email attack attempting to trick you into either opening an attachment that contains a […]

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Jul 19, 2019

Tablets for Business – An Update

When we originally published a blog about tablets in early 2014, about one third of adults in the U.S. owned at least one tablet. In the five years since, that number has increased to 52%. According to Statista.com, annual sales revenues top 12 billion dollars in the United States alone – one of the world’s […]

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Jun 28, 2019

Simplify Scheduling with Calendly

How many back-and-forth emails or voicemails does it take you to set up an appointment? In my experience, I can comfortably say an average of three or four. Wouldn’t it be nice to send one email and have a confirmed meeting time automatically added to your calendar? We’re always interested in streamlining our processes – […]

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May 15, 2019

3 Free Ways to Answer your MS Office “How do I…” Questions

Since its release in 1990, Microsoft Office has evolved into a suite of programs or apps that work together to offer maximum productivity.  From holding virtual meetings in Teams, to creating a complex spreadsheet in Excel, to sharing documents and information of all sorts on SharePoint – Office has a little bit of something for […]

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Apr 19, 2019

Can my Social Security Number be Suspended?

Recently, our friends at KnowBe4 warned us of robocall scams saying your Social Security Number is suspended.  Here’s what they had to say: “Be on the lookout for a popular robocall scam that is tricking people into believing their Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended. The robocall tells you to call the number provided […]

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Mar 08, 2019

Vulnerability Exposed – Urgent Update of Chrome Browser Required

A security vulnerability has been identified in the Google Chrome application. To put it simply, hackers can use a little hole Chrome’s software left open to gain access to your computer.  Our security engineers have deemed the risk serious enough to justify asking everyone who has Chrome installed on their computer to take action, ideally no […]

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Mar 08, 2019

How are “You’ve Been Naughty” Emails Getting to my Inbox?

For several months now, hackers have been sending emails that might make some people nervous. They claim to have compromising images or video of you that they’ll distribute if you don’t send a bitcoin payment within a specified time frame. Some include reference to a password you would recognize, which lends to some sense of […]

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Mar 05, 2019

Partner Spotlight: The TM Group

We’re thrilled to introduce the Partner Spotlight to highlight fantastic Safety Net partners!  We work with some great businesses and would like to introduce you to them.  We’ll try to shine a light on products or services that could benefit your organization, and other educational and interesting facts about these organizations doing great things. “Large […]

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