Facebook Failed to Secure Passwords — Are Your Company Passwords Secure?

Facebook is making headlines — again — with yet another revelation of privacy failure. A recent security audit found that, since 2012, hundreds of millions of user passwords have been stored in a plaintext format, exposing them to the view of more than 20,000 of the social media giant’s employees.

3 Red Flags to Watch for When Vetting IT Support Companies

If you’re a small business, you don’t have the budget to hire full-time employees to handle security, maintenance, and employee support. And as cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated and prevalent, it’s safer and more cost-effective to outsource your IT support.

How Business Owners Can Protect Their Employees From Being an April Fool Every Day

Unless you live under a rock, almost everyone knows to be extra cautious on April Fools’ Day. Still, though, many of us fall as prey to a prank every year. With over 4.3 billion users in March of 2019 alone, the internet is an unlimited library for creative prank planning, making it more challenging to see a mischievous trick coming at you until you're already an April Fool.

How an Outsourced IT Partner Can Make You a More Effective Leader

For small businesses that aren’t tech companies, finding the resources and talent to manage your IT systems can be a daunting challenge. As the leader of a small business or a growing startup, the majority of your time, energy, and capital is most likely invested in building and maintaining your core business functions.

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The Purple Guys IT Support rated Best in Customer Service 2 Years in a Row

The Purple Guys are still with rosy cheeks! Our Kansas City and St. Louis IT Support teams are more than honored to be recognized for our dedicated, responsive, and reliable customer support services that are continuing to help businesses grow and achieve their goals by keeping their systems protected and their people productive.

What to Outsource to an IT Support Company

Unless it’s your area of expertise, you probably lump everything that happens in your business on any tech device including computers, printers, phones, etc. into a single arena: IT. But that’s not entirely accurate. So what, exactly, is IT? What does it mean to outsource your IT support, and what services will the support company provide?

An IT support company can make sure that your platform is secure, remotely accessible, and efficient, remotely managing your IT infrastructure as well as your end-user systems, and some offer more services.

What Do You Do After a Cyber Disaster Strikes?

Cybersecurity is a crucial investment for any business, one that can make a difference between being easy prey for hackers and staying safer for longer. However, high-profile data breaches at tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo show that any company’s security can be compromised, no matter how much they invest in cyber protection.

A Year of Massive Security Breaches – Who Was Hit in 2018 and How It Affects You

This year, some of the most popular companies faced massive security breaches, affecting millions of users and exposing private and financial information. This data was either acquired for malicious use by the hacker themselves or sold off to the highest bidding cyber-criminal organizations.

Feel Weird Paying Your IT Support Company by the Hour? You’re Not Alone.

Do you know exactly what your IT support will cost each month? Why not?

If your IT support company is like most, your bills can vary month to month, sometimes by thousands of dollars. This is because most IT support companies bill hourly for many of their services.

How to Train Your Team Against Phishing Attacks

Hackers are experts at their craft and always on the lookout for innovative ways to breach a network and extract private information. They cleverly mimic the company's own sites, for instance when hackers built an exact copy of a large local hospital's website.

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