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Surviving the COVID Work From Home Shift

Survival Stories: The COVID Work From Home Shift

By The Aeko Tech | October 8, 2020

Which small businesses were impacted less by the COVID work from home shift in March 2020? And what made them more resilient? Aeko Technologies CEO Brian Rodgers discussed this and other IT insights on The 360 View Podcast. Get highlights…

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The End of Microsoft Office 2010

The End Is Near Here for Microsoft Office 2010

By Brian Rodgers | October 5, 2020

If your business is still running some Microsoft 2010 software, the end is here. Microsoft will no longer support Office 2010 as of October 13, 2020 and is ending support for SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 after April 13,…

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SIM Hijacking

Not Able To Text or Make Calls? It Could be SIM Hijacking

By The Aeko Tech | September 24, 2020

If your phone suddenly loses the ability to place calls or send and receive texts, you may be victim of a cyber crime. Whether you call it SIM hijacking, SIM jacking (simjacking) or SIM swapping, it’s on the rise. And…

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Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication: Your Best Defense Against Social Engineering

By The Aeko Tech | September 17, 2020

Social engineering and multi-factor authentication may sound like terms from a dystopian novel, but they’re actually what’s bad and good in the world of cyber security. Bad News: Social Engineering  Social engineering is the practice of tricking people into taking…

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Prevent A Data Breach Like In Cooke County

Preventing A Data Breach: What Businesses Should Learn From Cooke County, TX

By Brian Rodgers | September 10, 2020

The thing about the Cooke County, Texas, cyber attack is that it was a ransomware attack AND a data breach. In fact, these two things go hand in hand more often than not. Understanding that is key to creating the…

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Ransomware Prevention In 2020

Don’t Be That Guy: Ransomware Prevention In 2020

By The Aeko Tech | September 3, 2020

The recent cyber attack on Garmin highlights the severity of ransomware. It’s also bewildering: After all, there’s just no excuse for being victimized by a ransomware attack anymore. Here are the critical elements of today’s ransomware prevention. End-user Training  Many…

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In-house or Outsourced IT Services

In-house or Outsourced IT Services? That’s Easy

By Brian Rodgers | August 27, 2020

Small business owners see life through dollar-sign glasses. They just can’t help envisioning money spent everywhere they look in their companies. Money is always top of mind, especially when deciding between in-house or outsourced IT services.  Spoiler alert: There really…

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How to Spot a Phishing Email

How to Spot a Phishing Email

By The Aeko Tech | August 15, 2020

Can You Spot a Phishing Email? If you know what to look for, phishing emails are easy to spot. Even though phishing scams are always evolving, knowing just the basics can help you with identifying potentially malicious emails. Scammers use…

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Aeko Technologies Launches New Website

Announcement: Aeko Technologies Launches New Website

By The Aeko Tech | August 3, 2020

Announcement: Aeko Technologies Launches New Website to Help More Dallas Fort Worth Companies Leverage Technology and Take Flight Fort Worth, TX (August 7, 2020) – We are pleased to launch our new Aeko Technologies website to better serve our current…

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It’s easy to feel lost when it comes to IT. Conflicting information or overwhelming jargon can add to the confusion. The Cleared-for-Takeoff Blog is our way of sharing news and developments that guide you in the right direction. Watch this space for relevant updates on business tech, disaster recovery, scams, ransomware attacks and cyber security.  

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