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January 28 Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day 2019

Cooperative Systems joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the global efforts to support Data Privacy Day (DPD) by becoming a 2019 champion! This is an internationally recognized effort made each year on January 28. It is intended to empower people to protect their digital footprint, highlighting and escalating the protection of data and…

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6 Ways For Employees To Be More Productive Using Technology

Can you imagine if your team could get twice as much done in a single day? Technology can be so much more than just a distraction! It truly offers a world of useful tools and ways for helping to boost productivity in the workplace. Whether it be improved care of customers or patients, or remote…

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IT Readiness During Holidays And Breaks

Everybody deserves a break once in a while – no exceptions! After working hard day after day it is important and necessary. During the holidays or any time you or members of your team take some deserved time off, good cheer or relaxation can go out the window in a moment if your business suffers…

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Not Happy With Your Current IT Vendor? Ask These 8 Question Before Firing Them

Posted: 11/27/2018 in: Management, Top Lists

As your business grows and you add workstations, connected devices, other network components it’s a slow fade to when IT issues become the norm as you start to experience performance issues with hardware or software. Let’s say you’re a small office and don’t have a million dollars for an IT budget or to hire full-time…

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Should I Upgrade My Microsoft Office Version or Subscribe to Office 365?

Posted: 11/14/2018 in: Business Planning, Cloud, Management, Productivity

“Should I upgrade my Microsoft Office version or subscribe to Office 365?” This is a question we get asked often when we meet with our clients.  “Should our company subscribe to Office 365, or should we just keep purchasing Office licenses every few years?” The high-level answer is this: If your business model or industry…

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5 Important Reasons To Outsource Your IT Security

Cybersecurity threats against businesses like yours have grown exponentially in size and sophistication in recent years. It’s clear that no business is completely safe. As a matter of fact, Inc.com states that even as of 2017 almost 50 percent of businesses had experienced some sort of cybersecurity attack. Protecting your hardware, software, and technology assets,…

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Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Do you know every web application your employees are using? There is a high probability that your workforce is utilizing many devices and applications without explicit approval. Collectively, these programs and devices are called Shadow IT. Shadow IT is essentially any application employees download or IT service they sign up for without vetting by your…

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Top 3 Reasons Why A Third-Party IT Assessment Is A Good Investment For Your Business

How can you make smart decisions for your company without all the information to do so? A third-party IT assessment, or technology assessment, is an evaluation from a source outside of your company that gives you a full picture of your current technology disposition. On top of this, it will hone in on any events…

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Is It Time For A Network Assessment?

When was the last time your business underwent a network assessment? As a business decision-maker, there are many moving parts to keep track of, and IT monitoring can easily fall through the cracks until something breaks. This approach can lead to unexpected expenses and business downtime. With a network assessment, you can anticipate and plan…

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Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are a serious threat to any size business. For a small business, a ransomware attack can even result in the company going out of business. Last year, ransomware was found to be the most prevalent form of malware connected to company data breaches; cybersecurity provider Malwarebytes cited a staggering 90 percent increase in…

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