Category: Useful Tips

Jan 07, 2019

We Can Handle Phishing. Can You?

Due to an increase in phishing attempts, you may have recently been contacted by your credit card company, bank, or credit union warning you not to click on links in emails that appear to be from them.  Phishing (fake email) messages can be made to look very real.  Unfortunately, following the instructions in these messages […]

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Dec 14, 2018

Intentional Technology for Startups

This article originally appeared in the December 2018 edition of the Traverse City Business News. I’ve been there. There are probably only a couple of you and only so many hours in a week. I vividly remember watching Saturday parades go down Front Street from the window upstairs, our baby boy napping in his Pack […]

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Dec 10, 2018

4 Ways an IT Managed Service Provider Reduces Stress and Increases Productivity

Imagine a life where you don’t lose sleep over IT problems at the office.  You work on strategic goals without the interruption of multiple IT support requests or an issue with your network.  You spend more time with your family and friends, doing the things you love. That world doesn’t have to exist only in […]

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Nov 26, 2018

Disposable USB Thumb Drives

“That’s right, disposable USB drives, a.k.a. thumb drives.” “Wait, isn’t that environmentally un-friendly?” “Yes. So is throwing away latex gloves in hospitals, but aren’t we glad they do?” “Wouldn’t this cost money?” “A lot less than a security breach!” It amazes me how many organizations, especially hotels and conference centers, still instruct people to bring […]

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dashboard data reporting
Nov 13, 2018

How to Choose a Data Reporting Solution

Everyone can appreciate a report that is clear, concise, and comprehensive.  Finding a data reporting platform that can generate that report and meet all of the organization’s criteria can be a challenge. Decide on “Wants” for your Data Reporting Solution Once the need for a new data reporting solution was established, two of our experts, […]

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Sep 27, 2018

Safety Net Introduces Text for Support

There are times when reaching out for IT support via traditional methods can be a challenge.  At Safety Net, we always look for innovative ways to serve our clients.  Text for Support seemed like a logical step after launching Live Chat a while back.  The two tools offer a lot of the same functionality and efficiencies, […]

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standardize
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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hotel wi-fi
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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