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Traverse City businesses need enhanced security to protect their customers
November 6, 2018

We at ACS recently had our credit card stolen. Everyone knows that this is a hassle, but for us it’s a costly hassle. This card is primarily used to pay recurring payments to close to a dozen vendors. This means that when the card is stolen it takes hours of staff time to setup our payments with our vendors. What is interesting about this situation is that we had the card stolen shortly after doing something we rarely do, using the card at a local vendor.

What is the Cloud: A Simple Analogy
November 5, 2018

You use the cloud and don't even know it.

Run your Business, not an IT Company
October 31, 2018

You went into business because you have an interest and expertise in some particular product or service.

Outsourcing? Really. Its OK: How it can save time and money
October 26, 2018

Almost by definition, small business owners and entrepreneurs cringe at the concept of outsourcing.

Why Small Businesses Shouldn't Avoid Making Disaster Recovery Plans.
October 17, 2018

Entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially ones that are fairly new, often don't think about making plans to recover in case of a disaster.

Preventing Online Fraud—Always Verify Information Requests
October 12, 2018

In Traverse City, and Northern Michigan, we live in a very trusting culture. For most of us, the idea of impersonating someone for fraud or financial gain isn’t something that would enter our wildest dreams. However, in the rest of the world, impersonation is a strong tool that can be used to defraud you. 

Disaster Recovery Plans: Do You Have One?
October 11, 2018

Disaster recovery and business continuity plans are issues that almost all small businesses fail to think about.

Heads in the Sand—Owning a Mac, a PC, an iPhone, or an Android does NOT Make You SAFE from Online Attackers.
October 3, 2018

No computer or device is perfect. No company gets its security 100% right. If you deal in important data, you had better take steps to protect it. Antivirus, patching, security training, and solid cloud backup are all important tools to protecting your business. Cyber attacks happen all the time and on many fronts.  

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