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February 7, 2018

To kick off the new year, we’re happy to announce that Network Alliance has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type I audit. The AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) created its Service Organization Control [SOC] reporting framework as a way to provide independent evaluations of a service provider’s defined operational and compliance functions. We know clients trust us with confidential i...

February 7, 2018

Today (Monday, February 12) is a national holiday. Not as exciting as National Pancake Day (FYI, it’s March 4, 2018), but it serves a purpose. It’s National Clean Out Your Computer Day! Your computer is a lot like your car or, for that matter, your body. Routine maintenance keeps it running at its peak. Set aside a few minutes right now to do a little digital cleanup on your eCAP desktop and then move on to your local computer. Here are a few tips from our...

January 23, 2018

The New Year’s holiday has passed. Now it’s time for cold weather, dark days, and filing taxes. Sounds like fun, right? Well, we have another grim thing to remind you about. Thieves will do anything for money. Not exactly shocking news, but your taxes are an easy target for criminals. You can file online in just minutes using your address and social security number, which means that, with the right information, a stranger can, too.

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December 4, 2017

Cyber criminals know you’re busy during the holiday season. Things tend to get hectic with all the get-togethers and gift giving at the end of the year. Thieves want to take advantage of that distraction to steal your money, data, and identity. Here are five fairly simple proactive measures you can take to protect yourself this holiday season.

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November 17, 2017

Network Alliance, Inc. (Network Alliance), a leading IT management solutions provider, announces today that its Hosted VoIP services, a key element of the company’s offerings, are continuing to grow in capability and robustness.

Largely viewed as one of the most prevalent and most popular technologies of our time, VoIP services are a mainstay of the business and technological realms. Network Alliance’s recent VoIP services’ growth reflects the increased numbers of small and mid-sized...

November 14, 2017

Years ago, everybody in the know was using Firefox. That changed fairly quickly when Google released their faster and smoother Chrome browser around 2008. Today, Mozilla is looking to gain back all of those users they lost to Google with the release of their new browser, Firefox Quantum

According to Mozilla’s own benchmark tests, the browser is twice as fast as the last Firefox release, and uses 30%...

October 26, 2017

Amazon announced a new service for its $99/year Prime members yesterday. It’s called Amazon Key, and opinions about it are all over the board. The service allows your postal worker to “get your Amazon packages securely delivered just inside your front door.” That’s right, with this service, Amazon has the keys to your house. Starting at $250 for the cheapest package, you get a...

October 12, 2017
There’s a new iPhone scam showing up all over the world. Scammers are after your Apple ID. Any time iPhones are targeted, millions of people are going to have their data breached. This is nothing new, do you know what scammers would give for your Apple ID password? Talk about a goldmine. This time, though, the threat looks so real, someone you know is probably going to fall for it.
 
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October 10, 2017
 
Yes, IT departments get a bad rap. We’re sometimes viewed as dorky guys who live in the basement, rarely see the light of day, drink Mountain Dew, and avoid social interaction whenever possible. Of course, this isn’t true, at least not at Network Alliance. We’re normal people who will fix your IT issues and talk to you in language you’ll understand while we’re doing it.
 
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October 3, 2017

If you work with any important data (and isn’t it all important?), you should use multi-factor authentication. There’s something deeply concerning about accessing your company’s valuable files by typing “PASSWORD123”(and, FWIW, IT guys lose sleep when the CEO uses his birthdate as his laptop passwor...

 
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