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Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Nearly everyone uses Google in some way or another. The search engine is, by far, the most common way people get answers and find content online. The margins aren’t even close, either. Currently, Google handles about 90% of search queries, while the second and third place goes to Yahoo and Bing, who share just below 5% of the search market share.

Google curates the search results on the fly based on a lot of variables including where you are located, what kind of device you are on, and your online surfing habits. This means Google is collecting a lot of information about how we use the web to give us a better experience. Let’s look at how you can control what Google knows about you to better protect your privacy.

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Arizona IT Security Tip of the Week: Taking Your Password Practices to the Next Level

Arizona IT Security Tip of the Week: Taking Your Password Practices to the Next Level

Passwords… can be annoying, if we’re being honest. They are, however, also incredibly important to your business’ overall security strategy. We’ve all heard the suggestions on how to create secure passwords. As it turns out, there is more to modern security then that. Let’s explore a few options to help you create useful passwords, and take a look why passwords are only the beginning. 

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Arizona IT Security Firm MyTek's Wrap Up of the Biggest Security Breaches of 2019

Arizona IT Security Firm MyTek's Wrap Up of the Biggest Security Breaches of 2019

Cybersecurity is becoming a massive issue for every organization including IT security for small businesses, due to the immense amount of data breaches that take place regularly. Businesses of all types are looking at strategies to protect their sensitive customer and employee data from hackers, malware, and any other potential danger. The problem is it’s not always as simple as just implementing cybersecurity software. Arizona IT security firm MyTek can help you make sense of IT security options a solution for your business to protect your data and assets. 

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Automation Plays a Critical Role in Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Group

Automation Plays a Critical Role in Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Group

Automation is sometimes misconceived as a troublesome or unreliable addition to business. It’s not about replacing people with machines, it’s about getting more done with the people you have. Having an attitude that doubts technology and believes nothing can replace human processing can quickly put you at a disadvantage compared to your competitors.

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Getting to Know Technology: Fiber Optics

Getting to Know Technology: Fiber Optics

As hokey as it sounds, the Internet almost transcends other pieces of technology. While estimating the economic impact of the Internet is a formidable feat, Cisco came up with 19 trillion dollars - 21 percent of all the money in the world. So, with access to a resource this valuable, it’s silly not to make the most of it.

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It’s Shopping Season, But Let’s Be Safe! Tips from Phoenix IT Security Experts

It’s Shopping Season, But Let’s Be Safe! Tips from Phoenix IT Security Experts

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the gift-giving holidays rapidly approaching us (can you believe 2019 is almost over? I feel like I just stopped writing 2018 on my checks!), it’s time to take a look at how we can be as safe as possible while shopping on the Internet.

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Which Email Platform is Better for You, Outlook or Gmail? Phoenix Managed IT Company Helps You Wade Through Your Choices

Which Email Platform is Better for You, Outlook or Gmail? Phoenix Managed IT Company Helps You Wade Through Your Choices

Email remains an incredibly useful tool in the business setting, assisting with a wide variety of communication needs. However, in order to make the most of your emails, you need to have an email client that permits you to do so. Here, MyTek, a Phoenix managed IT services firm, pits two major email clients against each other to see which one offers the features that best suit your business and its needs.

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Is 2FA Worth the Trouble? Learn More from Phoenix IT Security Consultants

Is 2FA Worth the Trouble? Learn More from Phoenix IT Security Consultants

I want to start this article out by admitting that there are a lot of active threats out there these days. There are hackers--hacking collectives, actually--that’s whole purpose is to infiltrate businesses and steal data, money, and most often, the trust people have in their technology. One way to help keep your stuff secure is by relying on two-factor authentication. 

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Some Hackers Promote Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Consulting Group

Some Hackers Promote Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Consulting Group

Most people have acquired much of their familiarity with what a hacker is through the mixed representation seen in pop culture today… but does this impression match up to a hacker in real life? Popular entertainment unfortunately doesn’t differentiate between different hacker types and their motivations very well, so that’s what we’ll handle here.

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You Probably Aren’t Getting the Most Out of Office 365 Says Phoenix IT Services Firm

You Probably Aren’t Getting the Most Out of Office 365 Says Phoenix IT Services Firm

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who works on a computer who hasn’t used at least one of the applications in Microsoft Office. Office has been a staple for professionals, students, and home users for decades. Over the last few years, Microsoft has reinvented how businesses can collaboratively use Office 365 to improve productivity, security, and adhere to compliances. Here Phoenix IT services firm MyTek shares how to get the most out of yoru Office 365. 

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Tip of the Week: Three Best Practices for Project Management from Phoenix IT Company

Tip of the Week: Three Best Practices for Project Management from Phoenix IT Company

Any project that your business undertakes will have its success defined by the particular goals you have set for it. This means that each project will be different, its own concerns and considerations coming into play. However, when it comes to managing these projects, most of them benefit from largely the same practices. For this week’s tip, we’re reviewing three that every project should incorporate.

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Phoenix IT Consulting Firm Shares How VoIP Can Save Your Business Money

Phoenix IT Consulting Firm Shares How VoIP Can Save Your Business Money

It isn’t exactly a secret that small and medium-sized businesses appreciate any opportunity to reduce the amount of money they have to spend to successfully operate. One means that businesses of all sizes have used to do so has been VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephony. Here, we’ll explore just how VoIP solutions are friendlier to a business’ budget with insight from Phoenix IT Consulting firm MyTek. 

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A Backup Protects Your Business: Phoenix IT Services Firm Shares Why this IT Security Step is Fundamental

A Backup Protects Your Business: Phoenix IT Services Firm Shares Why this IT Security Step is Fundamental

Data has effectively become another currency - and just like any other currency, some is much more valuable than others. This is especially the case where your business’ data is concerned, and why it is so crucial that you keep it safe. In today's blog, Phoenix IT services firm MyTek shares why it's so critical to backup your data regularly. 

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Making Sense of Facebook’s Privacy Settings: Phoenix IT Consulting Firm Weighs In

Making Sense of Facebook’s Privacy Settings: Phoenix IT Consulting Firm Weighs In

We’ve been talking about Facebook quite a bit on our blog, and for good reason - we’re all concerned with our privacy, and Facebook has been notoriously front-and-center when it comes to Internet privacy. In this post we will break down Facebook’s privacy settings to help you gain control over your personal identity and IT security while using the social network.

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Take Control Over Your Facebook Security Settings and 2FA: Phoenix IT Consulting Firm Weighs In

Take Control Over Your Facebook Security Settings and 2FA: Phoenix IT Consulting Firm Weighs In

Whether you love, hate, or are just indifferent about Facebook (no judgement here), it’s worth configuring and locking down your account to control what others can see about you. In fact, protecting your privacy on Facebook is an important part of overall IT security for your personal identity. 

Facebook is front and center when it comes to privacy-related issues worldwide, so in this blog we are going to discuss how you can take control of your personal information. This post will also serve as an excellent starting point for anyone who doesn’t understand 2-factor authentication.

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How To Get Control Over Your Facebook

How To Get Control Over Your Facebook

For many, Facebook is a huge part of daily life, whether you want to think of it that way or not. There are more than two billion active users. That means if you pluck any 4 random human beings from anywhere in the world, at least one of them likely logged into Facebook today. 

It’s important to know that you still have control over your information, so in today’s blog we’re going to talk about a few ways you can take control over your online identity on the world’s largest social network.

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Four IT Security Policies to Keep Your Business More Secure from Phoenix IT Consulting Firm

Four IT Security Policies to Keep Your Business More Secure from Phoenix IT Consulting Firm

Did you know that, of all the vulnerabilities your business has to cyberthreats, your employees are one of the riskiest to your IT security, simply due to their exposure to your business technology? If your business isn’t secure, it will become incredibly more difficult to serve your clientele. For today’s tip, we’re breaking down a few ways that you and your employees can positively contribute to your business’ IT security.

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What Value Does IT Support Offer? Finally, Procurement

What Value Does IT Support Offer? Finally, Procurement

The information technology solutions that are out there for businesses to utilize are constantly improving. While these improvements are beneficial to your operational abilities, you do need to make sure you are staying up to date. This is where a managed service provider like Phoenix IT support provider MyTek can help. Here, in the final part of our series exploring the value of managed services, we’re considering procurement assistance.

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Part 3: What Value Do Managed Services Offer? Phoenix IT Services Firm Weighs In

Part 3: What Value Do Managed Services Offer? Phoenix IT Services Firm Weighs In

Data is of key importance to many modern businesses, and with the help of a managed service provider, it can become even more useful. Here, as we continue our series on the value that a managed service provider can offer you, we’ll focus on the ways that data can be harnessed to your business’ advantage. Learn more from MyTek, a Phoenix IT services firm. 

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Part 2: What Value Do Managed Services Offer? Phoenix IT Services Firm Weighs In

Part 2: What Value Do Managed Services Offer? Phoenix IT Services Firm Weighs In

Sometimes, your business may have a need that requires you to bring in an external resource, including assistance with the technology it leverages. Here, in the second part of our series, we’ll see how a managed service provider can act as a consultant for your various business needs. Learn more from Phoenix IT services firm MyTek. 

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