Holiday Gift Guide from our Technicians – 2018

Holiday Gift Guide from our Technicians – 2018 Our technicians have the best recommendations for gifts this year, no matter the age or budget. Keep reading for our gift ideas, and you’re sure to find something special for yourself or a loved one. The Embr Wave Bracelet (on sale for $239) is the perfect gift for someone who’s always too hot …

How to Work in IT

How to Work in IT – Advice from Mick Reilly, Decypher’s Vice President and Technical Director Mick has over 19 years of experience in Information Technology, and he specializes in Cisco networking and wireless. Mick loves to build networks that work and troubleshoot the ones that don’t. He’s been with Decypher for 12 years and manages our technical team. What …

The Easiest Way to Protect Yourself from Cybersecurity Threats

The Easiest Way to Protect Yourself from Cybersecurity Threats The Best and Easiest Protection Solution Available to You The best way to prevent breaches is to deploy multi-factor authentication or two-factor authentication (MFA or 2FA). This process is akin to entering your PIN number when you use your debit card – it requires an additional piece of information to supplement …

Equipment Lifespan – What You Can Do

Equipment Lifespan – What You Can Do Tidy Equipment = Longer Lifespan We often see messy equipment racks and offer to tidy them up for our clients. This isn’t just a cleanliness pet peeve – it serves an important purpose. When equipment is tidy and has enough breathing room (e.g., not stacked on other pieces of equipment), it stays cooler …

Cybersecurity & Russia, iPhone Charging, and more…

Cybersecurity & Russia, iPhone Charging, and more… Keyboard on Windows If you tend to accidentally press keys on your keyboard (perhaps due to hand tremors), “Filter Keys” can be enabled on Windows to slow down the key response so mistyped or repeated keystrokes don’t register. This accessibility feature doesn’t seem to affect regular typing. Outlook Calendars You can merge calendar …

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What is Managed Services?

What is managed services? It’s a question we hear often, and it’s a valid one. The IT community and MSPs (managed service providers) frequently use the term, but with little to no explanation about what it truly means. We’re here to define managed services and explain the benefits of a managed service plan. The difference really lies between managed services …

Steps to PCI Compliance

4 Simple Steps to PCI Compliance

Like any business owner, you care about growing your business while protecting your customers’ confidential information. PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a security standard for organizations that handles branded credits cards and is designed to protect them from major card schemes while safeguarding your customers’ private data. You aren’t legally required to meet PCI compliance, but …

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Outlook and Excel Tips You Shouldn’t Miss

Outlook and Excel Tips You Shouldn’t Miss Don’t Lose Your Outlook Contacts! Did you know that contacts “remembered” by Outlook in your autocomplete list are not saved contacts, and could be lost if your Outlook account crashes, is moved or is updated? Many people use the autocomplete or nickname feature as a shortcut to remember contacts that they email often, …