MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 days ago

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  • The Benefits of Laptop Docks and At-Desk Peripherals

    With a little bit of effort, your staff can reap all the benefits of a laptop, and many of the perks of a desktop, with a little bit of planning and some additional hardware. It’s a common perception that laptops lead in portability, while desktops specialize in expandability. But improvements in peripheral device connection standards including USB 3.0, eSATA, […] The post The Benefits of Laptop D...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Mac- and Linux-Based Malware Targets Biomedical Industry

    The malware infection, discovered in late January, that’s been hiding out on Mac and Linux devices for more than two years doesn’t mean the security floodgates are open, but it is a reminder that these devices aren’t invincible. Apple is calling this new malware “Fruitfly,” and it’s being used to target biomedical research. While not targeted for Linux devices, the malware […] The post Mac- and Li...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Network-Attached Storage: Data Backup and Transfer Options for Small Businesses

    Network-Attached Storage (NAS) servers are a great asset for small businesses managing data. For the uninitiated, NAS is essentially a streamlined server designed specifically for sharing files between devices. Because of their simplified nature, NAS devices are typically easier to use and substantially more cost-effective than full-fledged servers. While most NAS solutions are space-efficient sta...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • 8 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Office Computers

    When it comes to your office computers, a little bit of spring cleaning goes a long way. Sure, it can seem tedious. But think of it like preventative maintenance on a vehicle: In the best-case scenario, you’ll never know all the breakdowns you avoided. Keeping your office computers clean and healthy minimizes your risk of downtime and […] The post 8 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Office Computers a...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Getting a Clean Start: Managing Windows Startup Programs

    It’s quite common that, over time, Windows systems accumulate a laundry list of programs that load when a user signs in. While generally benign, most of these “startup” programs are unlikely to actually benefit the user—so the computer ends up doing a whole lot of work for no reason. Fortunately, it’s very easy for someone with a […] The post Getting a Clean Start: Managing Windows Startup Program...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Digital Sticky Notes: A Time-Saver for Your Entire Team

    It’s a familiar sighting in the workplace: the employee with half a dozen sticky notes attached to their computer monitor. While not the most confidential or elegant solution, these employees are on to something. Fortunately, technology has stepped in to embrace this practice and increase productivity through digital sticky notes. Teaching your staff how to use […] The post Digital Sticky Notes: A...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Breathing New Life into Middle-Aged Computers

    Your employees’ computers may not be up to speed anymore after two or three years of use, but in many cases your staff can upgrade or tune up these devices to keep pace with work demands. Upgrades can often be purchased and installed for under $100 a system, offering an inexpensive way to extend the […] The post Breathing New Life into Middle-Aged Computers appeared first on Blog.

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Using Snap and Split-Screen Modes for Increased Productivity

    Multi-tasking wizards have a secret: Modern operating systems offer a handy technique for managing multiple windows while maximizing available screen space, significantly increasing productivity. Depending on the OS, this feature may be referred to as “snapping” or “split-screen mode.” The concept, however, remains the same: Users can quickly dock windows on both sides of their screen using simple...

  • An Expert’s Guide to Avoiding Phishing Scams

    Unlike most IT security threats, phishing scams attack the human element instead of the machine element. Phishing scams try to bait a person into exposing confidential information by posing as a legitimate, reputable source, typically by email or phone. Most often, the culprits seek users’ account login details, credit card numbers, social security numbers, and […] The post An Expert’s Guide to Av...

  • Virtual Reality: What does It Mean for Your Business?

    Depending on your industry, modern virtual reality (VR) devices could offer impressive options to improve productivity. The video game industry, for one, has been a major player in pushing VR technology. Despite a handful of flops like Nintendo’s 1995 release “Virtual Boy,” products like the “Oculus Rift” are finally pushing viable VR technology into mainstream […] The post Virtual Reality: What d...

  • Boost Productivity and Security with Google’s Cloud Applications

    For anyone unfamiliar with the Google Applications platform, Google Docs et al. are a Cloud-based spin on mainstay office suite programs that can help your staff work better together. With a zero-dollar price tag (compared with Microsoft Office’s hefty annual subscription fees) and the potential to boost both productivity and IT security, Google Docs shines as a collaboration tool. For many types ...

  • Looking Forward: Cloud Services Costs and Opportunities

    If your small-to-medium business (SMB) isn’t looking at ways to increase productivity through Cloud services, you could be missing out on exciting opportunities. But while the Cloud offers countless opportunities for business expansion, it can also taking up an ever-increasing share of your company’s IT budget. Overall IT budgets may not be growing, but Cloud expenses are; industry shifts […] The ...

  • A Primer on Phishing Attacks

    Phishing attacks are a dangerous and devastating method hackers use to steal personal information and accounts—primarily by striking the user instead of the machine. According to the APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report, the first quarter of 2016 saw an explosive 250 percent increase in phishing attacks, meaning both the industry and individuals should be increasingly […] The post A Primer on Phis...

  • The End of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Device Explosions Trigger Full Recalls

    In a rare move, Samsung fully recalled and discontinued production on its previously well-reviewed Galaxy Note 7 model following several verified cases of the devices catching fire. This unexpected turn of events has left a vacuum in the large smartphone and phablet product space. Businesses often rely on these devices to increase productivity on the […] The post The End of the Samsung Galaxy Note...

  • Antivirus Software: When One Is Better Than Two

    If your company’s antivirus software is letting you down, you should think twice before installing a second one on a computer: It may actually make things worse. Multiple antivirus programs working in conjunction on the same device is not a case of “the sum is greater than the parts” but rather “less is more.” With […] The post Antivirus Software: When One Is Better Than Two appeared first on Blog...

  • Hack of 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Reminds Industry to Increase Security Measures

    In September 2016, half a billion Yahoo account users received the bad news that their names, email addresses, phone numbers, and security questions were potentially stolen in a 2014 hack. According to CNET, the Yahoo hack is the largest data breach in history. In the wake of a major hack like this one, the only […] The post Hack of 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Reminds Industry to Increase Security ...

  • The Benefits of Backups

    Even seasoned IT pros have made the mistake of not backing up a device—and panicked after losing countless important files because the device failed. We may know better, yes, but that doesn’t mean we’re perfect. On the flip side, we’ve all breathed a sigh of relief when a recent backup of our computer or smartphone […] The post The Benefits of Backups appeared first on Blog.

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Overloaded, Weak Signals: Alleviating Common Wi-Fi Bottlenecks

    If your staff is complaining about slow Internet access at your office, it’s time to consider how well the Wi-Fi network is configured. Slow Wi-Fi is best known, after all, for transforming an otherwise ideal work environment into a slow-boiling pot of aggravation. To increase productivity (and decrease stress), minimize your SMB network’s load times […] The post Overloaded, Weak Signals: Alleviat...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • IoT Devices to Make Your Office More Efficient

    IoT devices have incredible potential to make your office more efficient. Previously we’ve discussed the caveats IoT devices bring to the workplace a few times, but today we’re going to focus on how these devices can increase productivity. It’s easy to fall back on the old mentality “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”—but many […] The post IoT Devices to Make Your Office More Efficient appeared firs...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Water-Resistant Smartphones Are Here: What You Need to Know

    Water-resistance probably isn’t on the feature checklist for your employee smartphones—but judging by how many of these devices meet an untimely end via liquid damage, it should be. It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that dropping the device is the number one cause of smartphone damage at 30 percent; however, liquid damage makes up […] The post Water-Resistant Smartphones Are Here: What You Ne...

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

MPA Networks, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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