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Email Security Best Practices for Small Businesses

2 min read | May 17, 2016

2016 has been quite the year for hackers. Hospitals, insurance firms and even federal government agencies are all recent victims of data security breaches that have called our nation’s cyber defense into serious question. But as we progress into the latter half of the year, the threats persist; most recently in the form of 272.3…

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Surviving A Ransomware Attack

3 min read | Apr 19, 2016

Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD is ground zero of a recent malware attack which targeted numerous MedStar hospitals around the country. The criminals at the helm of the intrusion have demanded 45 bitcoins, or $18,500, in exchange for the key to unlock the infected data. But MedStar is not the only business entity vulnerable…

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White House To Hire First-Ever U.S. Chief Information Security Officer

2 min read | Mar 3, 2016

In the wake of the OPM data breach that garnered national attention, the White House has taken bold strides to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity. Armed with the tools provided in the recently-passed Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the Federal Government now has the resources to truly impact our digital safety. So what’s the President’s first big…

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2016 Managed IT services: 4 benefits and 3 stats

1 min read | Feb 4, 2016

Why Invest in Managed IT Services? Managed IT services have evolved at a rapid pace over the past few years. As the digital era has sped up and given rise to the mobile revolution, IT departments have struggled to keep up – until now. Cue managed service providers (MSPs), designed for the modern company and the…

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2016 Cyber Security: A 4-Step Battle Plan For Small Businesses

4 min read | Jan 13, 2016

As 2015 came to a close, we forecasted the importance of cyber security in the new year. Well, 2016 is here, and as we predicted, online security has been all the talk. In the aftermath of a government hack and a health insurance data breach, there is no doubt loads of trial and error in…

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State of the IT Industry: 2015 Year in Review

3 min read | Dec 14, 2015

State of the IT Industry: 2015 Year In Review It’s been another turbulent, fast-paced year for the Information Technology industry, and 2016 is sure to see just as many, if not more, technology innovations – perhaps at an even faster tempo. However, before we ring in the New Year, Benton Technology Solutions wants to pause…

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5 Impactful IT Trends to Watch in 2016

3 min read | Nov 18, 2015

The science of information technology has come a long way over the past few years. We’ve seen clunky, energy-guzzling hardware transform into virtual servers capable of housing unlimited networks. We’ve graduated from severely limited amounts of data to an Internet of Things consisting of and fueled by an infinite quantity of user-generated information. We’ve seen…

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How Office 2016 is Lighting a Spark for Small Businesses

1 min read | Oct 23, 2015

Microsoft Office 2016 is the latest Office update and is now available for Windows 7 and up. There are a variety of new features and capabilities, but the groundwork of this software launch is secure, practical collaboration – and it’s breathing new life into the small business world. How Office 2016 Benefits Small Businesses Microsoft…

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Top 5 Advantages of Hosted PBX Solutions

2 min read | Sep 15, 2015

Hosted PBX (Private Branch Exchange) is a comprehensive collection of mobile technologies that allows for the transmission of voice communications and other multimedia capabilities across Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Recognized by small and medium-size business owners for its low-cost and efficiency, your PBX system is operated entirely by your VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) provider,…

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How Outdated Software Harms Your Network Security

2 min read | Aug 28, 2015

Your company’s IT is a lifeline. Allocated across a variety of computers and IT devices, it houses privileged information crucial to your operation’s security and success. But an outdated system exposes your network to serious risks that can harm your business. Why is updating your network so vital? Threats to your network security aren’t always…

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