Author: Jenni

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Sep 14, 2018

Does Your Business Need Standardized Email Signatures?

Standardized email signatures are valuable.  They convey more about your company than you may realize.  We’ve all heard the saying, “Consistency is key.”  Email signatures aren’t any different.  Having your communication ducks in a row can set you apart from the competition. What Standardized Email Signatures Do Indicate you value professionalism, which is sometimes lost […]

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Sep 06, 2018

Quick Email Spam Test | How to Approach a Suspicious Email

Phishing attacks are one of the most frequent ways malicious hackers gain access to confidential information and subsequently, entire business networks.  It’s far easier to trick you into sharing your credentials than it is to hack through servers and firewalls.  In the past, emails with infected attachments were a large problem.  Now, the most common […]

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Aug 28, 2018

Windows 7 End-of-Life Coming Soon

Windows 7 launched in late 2009 with a 10-year commitment from Microsoft to provide product support for the operating system. The end of this support commitment is fast approaching, with an official end-of-life date set at January 14, 2020.   What End-Of-Life Means What does it mean if your computer runs on Windows 7 after that […]

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Aug 23, 2018

Safety Net Spotlight: Proactive Network Administrator

You’ve likely heard the term Network Administrator or Net Admin.  A less common role is that of the Proactive Network Administrator (PNA).  Tyson Acosta explains the difference well, it’s about “finding something is wrong before it becomes a problem.”  PNAs focus on addressing things proactively to prevent them from causing frustration or inconvenience for the […]

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Aug 08, 2018

Hotel Wi-Fi: Should I Use It? – 7 Things to Know

Free hotel Wi-Fi. It’s an amenity most of us “click” as required in a hotel search. But should it be? Safety Net’s own Certified Ethical Hacker, Jeff Mertz, says absolutely not! 2 Reasons Not to Use Hotel Wi-Fi Often, hotels don’t own or support their wireless networks. Wi-Fi service is generally brought in and managed […]

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Jul 27, 2018

Adobe Acrobat – A Comparison of 3 Versions

Our Support Services team fields a lot of calls from Your Net Managed Service clients who need help installing Adobe Acrobat.  It comes as a surprise to many that there are different versions of Acrobat with different functionalities. No Frills, Free Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program that allows you […]

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Jul 18, 2018

7 Things to Remove from Your Network ASAP

Everyone wants a network that is less vulnerable to cyberattacks and that functions at an optimal level.  To achieve both of those goals, we recommend removing these items from any machine on your company network: Windows XP – Microsoft stopped supporting the Windows XP operating system (OS) in 2014. It’s hard to believe that as […]

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Jul 13, 2018

6 Password Security Tips to Protect Against Email Extortion Scam

A clever new email scam that has arisen in the last few days claims to have hacked into your machine and recorded you on a webcam.  The sender of the message references an actual password you recognize, offering support to their scare tactic.  In some cases, it will be a password you used a long […]

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May 17, 2018

How to Choose an MSP: 3 Considerations

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) offer optimal IT management for many small and mid-sized business throughout Michigan. The best MSP will work side-by-side with you to get to know your day-to-day business operations, the technology challenges you face, and your priorities for future growth and success. They’ll leverage their technology expertise to refine and support an […]

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