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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Is your Netflix account safe?

With more than 148 million subscribers globally, Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services. Like anything else, where people and money are, criminals are as well.

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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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5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now the norm — 95 percent of businesses worldwide are using at least one cloud service, according to a 2016 study. While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data. Although security experts note that storing data in the cloud is a relatively safe practice, businesses…

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How to Change the Default Font in Microsoft Word

When you create a new blank document in Microsoft Word, the application automatically sets the typeface to Calibri. This is convenient only if Calibri is the font you want to use. If it is not your preferred default font, you can change it. Changing the default typeface in Word 2010 and later versions is easy:…

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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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Office 365 & Ransomware: The Lurking Threat

For small to midsized businesses, Microsoft Windows-based systems remain dominant. Windows continues to be the operating system most widely used on desktops and laptops. And Microsoft Office remains the most widely used work office suite. So it’s no surprise that Windows systems remain the top target for ransomware, too. A stunning 100% of IT professionals…

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The Differences between Hubs, Switches, and Routers

In discussions about networking, you might find that the terms “hub”, “switch”, and “router” are being used interchangeably when they should not be. The reason for the confusion is understandable. Besides looking similar, all three devices pass along data traffic through connectors called ports. Plus, as these devices become more sophisticated, the functional differences between…

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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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