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Remote Work Cyber Security Management

Managing Remote Work Cyber Security and the New Hybrid Workplace

By Brian Rodgers | November 18, 2021

COVID-19 changed a lot of things in our lives, including our working environment. Many of us worked remotely from our homes because of it. New hybrid workplaces have sprung up, with some employees working in the office, others working remotely and still others doing a mix of both. Hybrid and remote work environments need new…

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Make IT Infrastructure Purchases Now for 2021 Tax Benefits

Don’t Miss 2021 Tax Benefits for IT Infrastructure Purchases

By The Aeko Tech | November 3, 2021

Thinking about purchasing new equipment for your IT infrastructure? Don’t just think about it, do it and do it fast or you may miss out on a great IRS tax benefit for 2021. The Internal Revenue Service’s Section 179 tax benefit applies to new equipment purchased before the end of the year AND put into…

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Social Engineering

Social Media Security: Avoid This Social Engineering Ploy

By Brian Rodgers | October 21, 2021

Social media security is about far more than protecting your password. It’s about being aware and careful about what information you share online. Consider this innocent post found recently on Facebook: Isn’t this a nice sentiment? If you’re a pet lover and have lost one, you’ll probably comment without thinking. Look at all these people…

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Cloud Security

MYTH OR FACT: Is Cloud Security “Built In?”

By Brian Rodgers | October 7, 2021

Too often, businesses using a cloud service assume that because it’s in the cloud, their data is automatically backed up and secure. As a managed service provider, we see companies all the time that believed this myth, finding out only after a cyber attack or other disaster that their data wasn’t protected.  The confusion comes…

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Dark Web Monitoring

What Is the Dark Web? The Importance of Dark Web Monitoring

By The Aeko Tech | September 30, 2021

When it comes to the cyber security of your business, you can’t afford to ignore the dark web. Sure, it sounds like a comic book villain, but the dangers are very real—even if not everything you think you know about the dark web is true. Read on to learn about the dark web and the…

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VoIP for Business

VoIP for Business and the Benefits of Managed Voice

By The Aeko Tech | September 23, 2021

Managed voice is not your dad’s VoIP (voice over internet protocol). Gone are the jittery lines, garbled voices and dropped calls. Advances in technology have made VoIP calls a clear, reliable and cost-effective solution for small and medium sized businesses—as long as they are configured and maintained correctly. That last part is where managed service…

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Moving to Microsoft Teams

Is Moving to Microsoft Teams the Right Move for Your Business?

By The Aeko Tech | September 9, 2021

Moving doesn’t have to send chills up your spine—at least if you are moving to Microsoft Teams. As a managed service provider, we see firsthand the difference that this collaboration tool can make for businesses. And the transition doesn’t have to be as painful as you might think. Why Make the Move to Microsoft Teams?…

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IT Support Services Company

What the Heck Does an IT Support Services Company Do Anyway?

By The Aeko Tech | August 19, 2021

When it comes to IT support, there is no shortage of confusing terminology. But whether companies are calling themselves a managed service provider or an IT support services company, the root service is the same: supporting your company’s network, infrastructure and other technology needs. It sounds simple enough. But anyone who has tried to manage…

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Cyber Security Insurance

Cyber Insurance: How to Improve Your Cyber Security Measures

By The Aeko Tech | August 5, 2021

While Aeko doesn’t provide cyber security insurance policies, we do offer managed IT and cybersecurity services for local Fort Worth businesses and professional organizations. Part of those services is educating business owners about all the things they need to protect their business continuity, which includes cyber insurance. It seems like there’s an insurance policy for…

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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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