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.

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.

Utilizing a Remote Workforce? How Are You Protecting Your Computers and Networks Outside of Your Office?

Utilizing a Remote Workforce? How Are You Protecting Your Computers and Networks Outside of Your Office?

Let's talk about Computer and Network Privacy. Do you know if your computers and networks are strongly defended? Do you have a Firewall, AntiVirus, and AntiSpam? Do you know what tools your business uses for these? Do you know if they routinely updated, maintained, and tested for quality?

If the answer is no or you're not sure because an internal IT person or outsourced IT Guy or IT Support company manages it for you, let us help you answer these questions.

The Best Thing Businesses Can Do To Prevent The Leading Cause of Malware Infections

The Best Thing Businesses Can Do To Prevent The Leading Cause of Malware Infections

Do you know how to spot a phishing email and are you training your employees on this as well? Why, we ask? Because email phishing is still the #1 cause of malware infections for small businesses.

According to the Wombat 2018 State of the Phish report, 92.4 percent of malware is delivered via email, 76 percent of organizations say they experienced phishing attacks and 49 percent of successful phishing attacks resulting in malware infections.

5 Ways To Better Passwords and Safer Accounts

5 Ways To Better Passwords and Safer Accounts

If your information or credentials have been hacked and you use the same password for multiple personal and business accounts, you and your small business are at high risk for a security breach. Don't worry, here's our EASY 5 Step Plan to Better, Safer Passwords which also means a safer business with less risk for cybersecurity threats.

Featured in Small Business Monthly: Cybersecurity is a Huge Issue for Businesses

Featured in Small Business Monthly: Cybersecurity is a Huge Issue for Businesses

As seen in the February 2019 edition of The Small Business Monthly, Jamie Lembeck a Cybersecurity advocate for The Purple Guys is featured in their Cybersecurity expert panel offering education to small and mid-sized business owners regarding the rise in security threats small business owners face.

Featured in Thinking Bigger: A Breach Is Just the Beginning. Make It the End by Monitoring the Dark Web

Featured in Thinking Bigger: A Breach Is Just the Beginning. Make It the End by Monitoring the Dark Web

This article was originally featured on Thinking Bigger Business Media 
Hacking used to have one major barrier to entry: talent. Unfortunately, the dark web has enabled individuals with nothing more than a bad attitude and a small amount of spare cash to buy sophisticated hacking tools.

How a Credit Freeze Can Lock Cyber Criminals Out in the Cold

How a Credit Freeze Can Lock Cyber Criminals Out in the Cold

You already know that your business is always at risk of a data security breach, and you’ve taken all appropriate precautions. Your personal information is as vulnerable, if not more so. If either your business or your personal accounts are hacked, it can wreak havoc on your finances in both realms.