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Distributed spam distraction hides illegal activities

As annoying as spam email is, it’s usually pretty harmless. But hackers have been using a method called distributed spam distraction (DSD) where spam email is used to carry out illegal activities. Learn more about DSD and how you can safeguard your systems against it. What is DSD? DSD is a type of attack wherein […]

Welcome Brendan Walsh, Information Security Director

August 20th, 2020

Greetings! My name is Brendan Walsh and I joined the Simplex-IT team on July 27th,2020 as an Information Security Director. Having known Bob Coppedge most of my professional career made joining an easy decision, and everyone I have met has been most welcoming.

Get the most out of your new laptop with these tips

Laptops are prized for their small size, manageable weight, and handiness, but they don’t lag behind desktop computers in terms of performance either. Higher-end laptops, in particular, are just as capable of handling heavy apps and complex tasks as their bulkier desktop counterparts. If you want to bring out your portable machine’s potential and get […]

Optimize your phones by fixing these VoIP issues

When a technology that promises to halve your current expenses sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So when it comes to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and its claims of radically reducing phone costs, what’s the catch? Here are some issues you need to watch out for. Any of these VoIP issues […]

Gmail hacks for busy workers

Gmail is a staple for businesses nowadays; all stakeholders, from investors to clients to suppliers, use Gmail to manage their email. But despite its ubiquity, many users — especially smaller enterprises — can stand to improve their Gmail experience. The following tips can make your Gmail usage faster, simpler, and better for your needs. Undo […]

3 Disaster recovery myths, debunked

With advancements in cloud computing, disaster recovery (DR) has become more efficient and affordable than ever. But many business owners still cling to some DR myths that can safely be disregarded. Here are three of those myths, and the sooner you stop believing them, the better. Myth 1: Tape backups are the best DR solution […]

Cleveland Small Business Expo on August 14, 2020

August 10th, 2020

Cleveland Small Business Expo on August 14th

With so many conferences being cancelled lately, have you attended any of the virtual conferences that are taking place? We have, and somewhat to our surprise, they are very good. So we’re doing something very exciting.

Reasons you should switch to the new Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has just leveled the playing field for web browsers by bringing major changes to Microsoft Edge. The internet browser’s stunning new features help users stay organized and save time as well as protect their online data and identity. If you haven’t tried the upgraded browser yet, now is a great time to check it […]

Your password may not be secure — update it now

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) once said that a good password consisted of three things: upper- and lowercase letter, numbers, and symbols. However, the NIST recently reversed its stance on good passwords. Here’s why and what they are now recommending. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to create […]