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Tip of the Week: Three Ways to Promote Operational Efficiency

Tip of the Week: Three Ways to Promote Operational Efficiency

Revenue is a key component of any business, crucial to the continued success and efficacy of it. However, in order to sustain an incoming revenue stream, a business needs to be able to operate efficiently enough to support it. In this week’s tip, we’ll review a few ways that you can build this efficiency in your own operations to assist your efforts to build a prosperous business.

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Prioritize the Protection of Your Google Account

Prioritize the Protection of Your Google Account

Chances are you have a Google account, whether it’s for business or personal use. It’s more accessible today than ever before and provides a solid way to gain access to several important features and accounts. Considering how much can be done with a Google account, users forget that they can put their security and personal data at risk. Here are some ways that your Google account is at risk, as well as what you can do to fix it.

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The Top 5 Smartphones For You Heading Into 2019

The Top 5 Smartphones For You Heading Into 2019

With the smartphone market losing ground for the first time in its short history, many of the manufacturers you’ve come to know are either non-factors in the current market, or don’t even produce smartphones anymore. With new demand growing every year, new manufacturers such as OnePlus and Xiaomi are primed to fall in line behind Samsung and Apple.

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Tip of the Week: Password Protecting a Word Document

Tip of the Week: Password Protecting a Word Document

All Documents Aren’t Created Equally

If you have a document with a cartoon for the office fridge and another holding the coordinates to the lost city of El Dorado, one page suddenly has considerably more value than the other. This is common with documents in a business setting, and depending on the business, many of these documents can be basic text files. With the popularity of the Microsoft Office there’s also a fair chance that the go-to word processing software in your office is Microsoft Word.

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Newspapers Across the United States are the Latest to be Hit by Malware

Newspapers Across the United States are the Latest to be Hit by Malware

Over the weekend, a form of ransomware hit major US news outlets, labeled as “Ryuk”, and is causing major disruptions to their printing schedules and affecting the published information. Tribune publishing detected malware on its servers on Friday which had spread through the company’s network for multiple newspapers that shared Tribune’s platform. Ryuk was recognized due to the corrupted files with a signature extension “.ryk.” The news outlets in questions include well-known names such as the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, and San Diego Union-Tribune.

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