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Registering Your New Domain Is Easy with Our Tool

Registering your company’s domain is the crucial first step toward setting up a new website. But choosing a domain provider can be confusing. That’s why Now IT Connects offers domain registration right on our website. Get up and running in just a few easy steps. 1. Come Up with a Great Name The best name...

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Despite Uncertainty, You Should Still Plan Now for 2021

2020 has been a challenging year, and the one thing we can all rely on is that life is unpredictable. But uncertainty is no reason to forgo 2021 planning. Your business will still need to maintain or update its hardware and software and be protected against cyber threats. Now is the perfect time to start...

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Keeping Your Employee Email Safe

Email is one of the most powerful tools you have to stay connected to your team and customers. But because it is so essential to doing business, email is a very popular target for hackers and other bad actors. Here are a few email security tips from the Now IT Connects experts. Which ones will...

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Cloud-Based Spam Filtering with Now IT Connects

Malware and ransomware attacks are big business for bad actors. Dozens of high-profile ransomware attacks have already occurred this year. It’s more important than ever to understand this cyber threat and protect your network with cloud-based spam filtering. Understanding Email Spam Threats The most common and troublesome email spam threat in 2020 has been ransomware,...

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Disaster Planning for Your Business’s Network

Time management guru Alan Lakein once said, “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” While the Now IT Connects team hopes that you never experience a network disaster at your business, chances are that you’ll have to respond to something unexpected at some point. Putting...

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Network Monitoring Keeps Your Business Safe: A Guest Post by Secure Net Pros

Cyber criminals never take a break, and neither should your network security. Keeping your business’s technology infrastructure safe is a ‘round the clock job. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. Here’s how network monitoring keeps your business and your data safe. It's Tough to Monitor Your Network Yourself Unresolved security threats can cause...

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3 IT Books for Your Summer Reading List

Need some summer reading while you’re out on the boat or up at the cabin? The Now IT Connects team is here for you! Crack open one of these tech books this summer. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity...

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The Now IT Connects Office Gets a Make-Over

This spring, the Now IT Connects office got a fresh, new look! A few upgrades transformed our office and gave the Now It Connects team a place to collaborate while updating the design and improving sustainability. New Flooring and Paint Provide a Fresh Foundation It’s amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint and...

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Building with Your IT Needs in Mind

The COVID-19 pandemic will permanently change the way we all work. The health and safety of your employees is vitally important. But so is the ability to stay connected, especially when a portion of your workforce is working remotely. Here are a few ways you can design your workspace with your IT needs in mind....

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Recovering after an IT Disaster

You spill coffee all over your laptop keyboard, and now it refuses to boot up. You log onto your computer to find your files are corrupted and unusable. Worse, you power up your computer only to get a black screen with a message that your computer has been taken ransom. All of your data is...

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Give Your Business an IT Disaster Recovery Check-Up

These last few months have been tough, and the last thing anyone needs is another crisis on their hands. It’s impossible to know when an IT disaster may strike, but you can minimize the stress and the damage with a disaster recovery plan and experienced IT pros on your side. Disaster Recovery Basics IT disasters...

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The Four Fundamentals of Network Security: A Guest Post by Secure Net Pros

Whether your team is onsite or working remotely, the security of your network is an ongoing concern. Here are the four fundamentals of network security that all organizations should implement to protect their networks. 1. Assess Cyber Risk Stronger network security starts with a comprehensive cyber risk assessment. It is impossible to prioritize and address...

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