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Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

By The Aeko Tech | December 17, 2020

Finding interesting, workplace-appropriate gifts can be challenging. So here’s an idea: Give the gift of better cyber security! After all, what better way to show your team how much you value cyber security? Portable Power Banks They not only keep you charged and ready to go (while you’re away from the office), power banks also…

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Office Closed, Services Open

No Interruption in IT Support for the Holidays

By The Aeko Tech | December 10, 2020

As many businesses do this time of year, the Aeko Technologies will close its office December 24  and 25 and January 1 for the holidays. But don’t worry, there will be no interruptions in your IT support for the holidays when the office is closed. Contact us as you always do for your IT support…

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IT Support for Small Business: When to Consider an MSP for your SMB

By Brian Rodgers | November 18, 2020

As a small business owner, your time should be focused on delivering products and services, improving customer satisfaction and growing your business opportunities. But as businesses grow, those growing pains can leave many leaders spending more and more time on tech fires and security hurdles. If this is happening to you, it might be time…

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Recycle Computers in Dallas Fort Worth

Purge Your Electronics Graveyard: Recycle Computers in Dallas Fort Worth

By Brian Rodgers | November 12, 2020

Most businesses have one—an office, desk, file cabinet or even a corner in the supply closet where outdated computers and gadgets are laid to rest. Maybe you’re concerned you might need info on them someday. Or maybe no one feels confident in how and where to dispose of them safely. Or it just might be…

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Information Security vs Cyber Security

Information Security vs Cyber Security

By The Aeko Tech | November 6, 2020

Small businesses need to focus a little less on cyber security alone and look more at information security. This was one of many IT insights that Aeko Technologies CEO Brian  Rodgers recently shared in an interview on The 360 View Podcast. Here are some excerpts from that interview. What Is Information Security? Information security is…

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Password Management Guide for Business

Super Simple Password Management Guide for the Office (and Beyond)

By Brian Rodgers | October 29, 2020

Gone are the days when a good password alone gave you cybersecurity. But if your password is weak, overused or contains personal data, the best cybersecurity system in the world can’t help you. That’s why we’ve put together this password management guide. Use it for yourself, share it with your teams or even create a…

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Cyber Security Management In Layers

Bulletproof Your Cyber Security Management by Layering Services

By Brian Rodgers | October 22, 2020

Businesses are getting hit hard these days with messaging about cyber security tools and services. But it’s important to remember that good cyber security management is a lot like a bulletproof vest: It works because of the layers. A bulletproof vest isn’t just made of thick Kevlar. It has multiple layers of Kevlar and other…

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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 from the podcast or watch it for yourself. The Calm Before the COVID Work Shift…

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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, 2021. But don’t panic.  You’re Not Alone Business leaders are sometimes surprised to hear that…

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