We recently had a client call into our office to ask us “Do you know how to protect your parents from Cyber Attacks and Computer Viruses?” Oh boy. This is a topic we are unfortunately all to familiar with . In addition to the regular computer viruses we can all be vulnerable to; many elderly are also being victimized by computer hackers. When it comes to Cyber Attacks the elderly are paying a big financial price. How To Protect Your Parents from Cyber Attacks and Computer Viruses Gone Phishing. Have a conversation with your parents about what Email Phishing is. … Continue reading →
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Code Blue Computing, an IT support firm headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado is encouraging users to celebrate World Password Day by changing their passwords and becoming informed about the importance of strong passwords in the digital age we now live in. “With the ever increasing number of data breaches it has becoming more important to be vigilant with the passwords that we are using on our devices and our applications,” stated Code Blue VP of Technology William Morgan. To date, the most commonly used passwords are 123456 and the word password. Simple Ways to Keep Yourself Secure: Don’t use one word … Continue reading →
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Passwords. Do you sometimes feel like passwords are the bane of your existence? Let’s see what do we have our Windows password, the one for Quickbooks, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Facebook, Online Banking, iTunes…. Here is the deal. Cyber Threats are growing every single day. As much as we hate having all these passwords. It is one of the things that protects us. When you find a good password, don’t use if for every single application that you use. There are people out there with very sophisticated programs working to gain access to your data. Once someone is able to assume your … Continue reading →
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Why Should Small Business Owners Care about Computer and Network Security? This is a big one. The world has changed significantly over the last few years. We are experiencing advancements with technology the likes of which we have never seen before. Hackers are constantly finding new ways to exploit our vulnerabilities as business owners. Not that long ago, when one technology came out we would really have time to assimilate to it before the next great thing came along. This is no longer that case. Innovation and changes in technology are coming at rapid speed. While these innovations can … Continue reading →
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Time for Outsourcing Your I.T. Support? As small business owners we are always juggling what needs to be done, when, and what the real cost to your organization will be. Most of us went into business because we were really good at a particular task, once we are in business for ourselves we discover that we have inherited the responsibility for a bunch of tasks that we are neither experience at or for that matter any good at. 7 Things that Will Make You Get Real About Outsourcing Your I.T. Support. Cyber Security. We see more businesses than we should … Continue reading →
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How to Setup Telecommuting for Your Employees. How to setup telecommuting for your employees is something that a lot of employers are looking to provide ; however, there are many that are still fighting the wave. Not offering telecommuting as a benefit for their employees may be costing them more than it is gaining them. In a recent survey, 36% of employees indicated they would forego a raise for the benefit of telecommuting. Additionally, 70% of employees said the ability to telecommute would fall between moderately important and extremely important when choosing their next job. Many times the push back … Continue reading →
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Code Blue Computing Named Best Computer Repair in 8 Metro Denver Cities by Colorado Community Media. Code Blue Computing was named the best computer repair in Arvada, Centennial, Englewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Northglenn, Parker, and Westminster by the readers of Colorado Community Media’s local community newspapers. The awards are part of Colorado Community Media’s “Best of the Best” program which recognizes outstanding businesses throughout Metro Denver. Code Blue Computing was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the Computer Shop/Repair Category. 2016 Best of the Best in the Computer Store/Computer Repair Category for: Arvada, Centennial, Englewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Northglenn, … Continue reading →
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What Do You Need to Do When Moving Your Office? The good news, your business is expanding, you have outgrown your space and it is time for a new larger office space. The bad news, your business is expanding…….and you are moving your office. Much like when we move our homes, the thought of moving our office can be a stressful time. If you take the time to plan out the move in advance it will go smoothly and you will experience fewer headaches. What do you need to do when moving your office? Plan. Plan. Plan. Start your … Continue reading →
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Ransomware virus attacks have seen a dramatic increase in Denver over the last few weeks and I suspect that this is true no matter what part of the country that you are in. As an I.T. Consulting firm we unfortunately hear more times than we would like from business owners after the fact. We would prefer to put a proactive plan in place for businesses on the front end and save our clients a lot of headaches. Ransomware virus attacks first came on the scene a few years back with a Trojan virus by the name of Cryptolocker. Typically, a … Continue reading →
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Small Business Tech Support is a big question mark for many business owners. While many business owners like the idea of keeping a full-time I.T. person on staff in theory; the reality many times looks different. A strong I.T. generalist will require a salary in the range of $60,000 to $90,000 plus benefits in the Metro Denver Area. Most businesses can’t even consider bringing an I.T. person in-house until they hit 30-50 employees. If you are a micro to small business owner looking for small business tech support what should you do? A View from Above. Take a realistic look … Continue reading →
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