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Know your Tech: Molded Patch Cables

If you’re familiar with setting up an IT network, you may have heard the term, "patch cable," thrown around. Patch cables are essential for organizing and connecting every part of your IT infrastructure. Understanding patch cables can be a little bit confusing, and...

Financial Cybersecurity

By Mary Grlic Protecting your financial information is important, especially when a lot of banking, investing, and transactions are done online. We often trust financial institutions when it comes to money – but how do we know our finances are truly safe? Having...

Why your Organization Must Conduct an Annual Risk Assessment

By Mary Grlic Technology makes our life so much easier. From accessing our emails anywhere to finding the nearest gas station using our mobile phone, technology is an essential. However this convenience may come with a cost. There are a lot of risks associated with...

Google’s Hybrid Work Study

Google’s Hybrid Work Study

Following the spike of Covid-19, remote and hybrid work has become more common. Before the pandemic, only about 6% of employees worked primarily from home. At the height of Covid-19 in May 2020, more than one third of employed people worked remotely. Now employers are...

Data Backups and Destruction

By Mary Grlic Wiping your hard drive disk (HDD) is the most effective way to ensure all your data, files, documents, and personal information are secure before putting your hard drive to rest. Deleting applications or files from your device will not be enough, as this...

Pharming and Keeping your Business Safe

By Mary Grlic Phishing and pharming are the two most common types of cyber crime, making up just about 33% of cyber crime attacks in the USA (2020). In 2021, over 50 financial institutions were victims of a pharming attack against customers in the United States,...

Time to Recycle Old Routers

By Mary Grlic Ever thought about how old your router is? How do you know if a wireless router is bad? According to cybersecurity company Kaspersky, 73% of users never thought about upgrading or securing their router. Maybe it does not seem like a big deal, but in...

How to Encrypt Emails with Google

By Mary Grlic What does Encryption Mean? Encryption is a way of scrambling data so that only authorized users can understand and access the information. Technically, encryption involves translating human “plaintext” to incomprehensible code known as ciphertext. The...

Protecting The Manufacturing Industry Against Ransomware

By Mary Grlic Did you know that the manufacturing industry has become the #1 target for cyberattacks, according to an IBM report? Manufacturing is becoming a huge target for ransomware attacks. Increasing cybersecurity is becoming a huge priority for these...

Cybersecurity and Keeping your Network Safe

By Mary Grlic Think about all of the ways you keep your home and the belongings inside of your home safe. Perhaps you have a pair of diamond earrings that you keep in a locked jewelry box. When you leave the room, you lock the door. After leaving the house, you lock...

Welcome to your new phone system

Welcome and congratulations on the purchase of an Allworx phone system. We have designed this page to help you become acquainted with the phone system's features and phone capabilities, so that the transition from the old to the new is as smooth as possible. The links...