3 Simple Steps to Protect Your Small Business From Cyberattacks

3 Simple Steps to Protect Your Small Business From Cyberattacks

When it comes to protecting your business from a cyberattack, you might be the biggest liability. That’s because if you’re like most small business owners, you probably don’t think you’re a target.

Unfortunately, your safety from risk is an illusion.

Happy Father’s Day from The Purple Guys IT Support – Nerd Dad Jokes

Happy Father’s Day from The Purple Guys IT Support – Nerd Dad Jokes

We hope you'll have a great time celebrating your favorite fathers this upcoming weekend. Feel free to share one of the techy dad jokes we've prepared for you and yours! Enjoy!

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

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

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

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

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 “March” on Bugs… and we’re not talking about insects

The “March” on Bugs… and we’re not talking about insects

"To Server and Protect"
As the middle of March approaches, there is a not-as-well-known holiday that The Purple Guys find worthy of a grand celebration that pairs well with wine and Cheers! The month of March is widely known for green because of Ireland’s St. Patrick, but have you heard about Finland’s St. Urho?

Finland’s Patron Saint Urho is famous for fighting off grasshoppers who were destroying the nation’s grape crop and therefore threatening their beloved wine production.

3 Steps for Minimizing Damage After a Data Breach

3 Steps for Minimizing Damage After a Data Breach

Any business that handles consumer data is a potential target for hackers, but small businesses are especially vulnerable. When customers willingly hand over sensitive personal information, they’re showing they trust you to keep that data safe. A breach quickly erodes that trust.

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

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.

Do You Know What To Do if Your Business Caught a Ransomware Virus Today?

Do You Know What To Do if Your Business Caught a Ransomware Virus Today?

Let's talk about your business data (financial, business, operations, employee, and customer data + intellectual property, etc.). What would happen to your business if one of your employees caught a ransomware virus and not only they but your entire company became locked out of all of your data today, halting all business operations?

How much downtime, frustration, and financial burden would that cost your company? On average, small businesses lose around $8,500 per hour when down due to a ransomware attack (Source: Datto). However, there are several ways to avoid a cybersecurity attack to your business.