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Your Money or Your Files: Don't Get Trapped by Ransomware
Ransomware — malware that encrypts your data and won't let you access it until you pay a ransom — has grown into one of the biggest and fastest-spreading cyber security threats around, costing its victims an estimated $1 billion or more in 2016. And unlike targeted threats aimed at the deep pockets of giant corporations, ransomware is a crime of opportunity that's actually more likely to affect small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Here's what you need to know to protect yourself.
The iPhone 7: Upgrade or Wait?
Apple's tightly integrated ecosystem of hardware, software, and services has made the iPhone a winner since it was first introduced in 2007. But should you upgrade to the iPhone 7 that came out in September, or should you wait until next year? Xantrion's Manager of Client Services, Darren Nyberg has some thoughts.
Three Ways to Get More from Office 365
Last month, we started talking about getting more value out of Microsoft Office 365 in your business if you are already using it, by using Skype for Business. This month we want to talk about getting more value out of Microsoft Office 365 in your business if you are already using it, by using OneDrive for Business and Mobile Apps.
Getting Extra Value from Microsoft Office 365: Skype for Business
If you've already started using Microsoft Office 365 in your business, you've been enjoying all the familiar features of Office, made better with the extra functionality, availability, and security that the cloud enables. That alone is worth the cost of the subscription. If you want to get even more value out of it, Xantrion recommends additional applications, such as Skype for Business, that are included in the Office 365 bundle. They offer services the SMB needs at no additional cost, and their deep integration with the other parts of Office 365 make them more usable as well as easier to administer and secure.

Why IT Best Practices are Imperative for Supporting a Mobile Work Force
As illustrated by our medical device company case study, gone are the days when employees only worked out of an office and wielded a simple set of tools to get work done. In today’s world of anytime, anywhere work, employees use whatever device is most convenient, whether it is a desktop at home, a laptop at work, a tablet in a client meeting, or a smartphone everywhere.
Protect Yourself from Extortion and Online Theft
Social media is a convenient way to stay in touch with far-flung family and friends. Security questions are a convenient way to reset necessary passwords in a pinch. But convenience always comes with a price, and you might be paying for yours, literally, by giving criminals easy access to your bank account or credit cards. Let's talk about what you're doing wrong — and how you can fix it.
What You Need to Know About Office 365 Today
Q: My company wants to use a cloud-based office productivity suite. Why should we use Microsoft Office 365?

A: Simple: Office 365 has evolved into a mature suite of productivity apps that are tightly integrated with the on premise version of Office, allowing your employees to work and collaborate across the two without interruption or confusion.

Ransomware Infections Are Through The Roof: What Should you do?
The quick money to be made in ransomware scams appears to be driving furious innovation in the cybercrime world. A recent Trend Micro report stated that some scammers have begun using macros and scripts, professional-looking phishing pages, and a computer’s master boot record to get victims to activate the malware on their systems.
Protect Your Network: Give Employees Secure File Sharing
As the workforce becomes more mobile, your employees need to be able to do their jobs as easily on the go as they do at a desk. In fact, they expect nothing less. How do you make sure they're using workplace technology that improves their efficiency, productivity, and collaboration without sacrificing security?
Building a Foundation for Maximum Data Security
Cybersecurity used to be primarily a concern for IT departments at large companies to tackle through technology — but that's no longer true. Today, even small companies need to worry about the ramifications and repercussions of cybercrime.

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