World Backup Day

March 31 is World Backup Day. I find it a bit ironic that it is the day before April Fools since it could be said that you are a fool if you are not backing up your data. What is World Backup Day? World Backup Day is a global reminder to keep your data safe…

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Coronavirus concerns and your technology

Over the last couple of weeks, concern and attention have grown tremendously about the coronavirus. From the extremes of the world is going to end as we know it, to this is going to fade away as the weather warms up, information about COVID19 is everywhere. So what is my IT company going to tell…

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January 28 is Data Privacy Day

What is Data Privacy Day? There is a day for everything.  Did you know that January 22 is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day?  Yeah, most are pretty meaningless, but not today. Data Privacy Day is actually an international effort that stems back to 1981 with the signing of the Convention 108, the first legally…

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Start off the new year by saving some money.

You have a computer at the office and most likely one or more at home. A typical desktop that’s switched on 24/7 for a whole year releases carbon dioxide as the average car releases in an 820-mile drive. To save energy, you don’t need to make drastic changes; you can start by making small adjustments that will ultimately lead to significant savings.

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The Miller Group goes BLUE!

The Miller Group Achieves Blue Partner Status with Datto Saint Louis, Missouri: October 21, 2019 – The Miller Group announced it has achieved exclusive Blue partner status with Datto, the world’s leading provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs). Datto Blue status represents the top 5 percent of the company’s partners, worldwide….

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What is DNS Protection and why is it important?

DNS protection provides an additional layer of protection between an employee and the internet by blacklisting dangerous sites and filtering out unwanted content. By using secure DNS servers both at home and at work, employees can avoid unnecessary risks and the potential for malicious attacks. Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of…

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Municipalities and Small Businesses Take Notice: Cybercriminals are After You

Two municipalities were hit by ransomware last month and forced to pay approximately $600,000 each to regain access to city email and computer systems. One city, Riviera Beach, Florida, has roughly the same size population as the Kirkwood-Des Peres area where our offices are located. For three weeks, Riviera Beach’s email and computer systems were…

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The Miller Group again named to list of 501 top MSPs in the nation.

12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services The Miller Group has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product offerings, growth…

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Start using two factor authentication – like yesterday

Two-factor authentication is an authentication mechanism to double check that your identity is legitimate. Not a week goes by that we don’t receive a frantic phone call from someone with a compromised account. A bad actor has cracked their email password and sent out thousands of spam emails. Each one of these phone calls could have been avoid if they would have enabled two-factor authentication for their account.

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Critical Windows Security Update!

Earlier this week Microsoft released fixes for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services that affects some older version of Windows and Windows Server. So, why should I care?   Well, if you have a Windows 7 or heaven forbid a Windows XP computer, you need to worry.  If your company runs a Windows 2008 Server or for some reason still a Windows 2003 Server, you better take this warning serious.

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A Flooding Natural Disaster Guide

Damage due to flooding in the US amounts to an average of almost $8 billion annually. Undoubtedly, small businesses like yours are part of that devastation. But, even if your building is completely underwater, your business data and operations don’t have to be. Learn about the risk factors of flooding, and what considerations to take…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 End of Life

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, meaning they will no longer release additional security patches and updates.  If your business runs off Windows 2008 you have some serious choices to make. Do Nothing – For a lot of small businesses, this is a serious…

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