3 Ways to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Threats

RansomwareMany businesses know that malware can lead to serious issues, such as causing a data breach, bringing down an entire network, and much more.

But many of these same businesses think of malware too generally. After all, malware is an umbrella term that applies to spyware, adware, viruses, and several other forms. All of these can be harmful, but ultimately they have different effects and risks.

Ransomware is one of the scariest strains of malware, especially for businesses. The “ransom” part is what separates it from other types. It locks your files and data, so your entire system is basically held hostage until you can pay the ransom. (more…)

Are Robocalls Ruining Your Work Day?

Robocalls at WorkRobocalls are awful, right? Pretty much everyone agrees on that.

Aside from the spammers who inundate people with unwanted phone calls and voicemails every day, these calls are something no one wants to have to deal with. While robocalls on your home or mobile phone are bad enough, robocalls at work can be worse.

As the onslaught of phone spam continues, preventing these calls in the workplace is becoming a bigger priority for organizations of all sizes.

Depending on what type of phone service your company is using, curtailing the stream of robocalls may be easier said than done. (more…)

Yealink VoIP Phone Buyer’s Guide

Yealink VoIP PhonesOne of the most important factors for anyone considering a move to VoIP for business phone service is the actual phones themselves. The good news is that there are plenty of phones in the marketplace now. The not-so-good news is that many businesses often overlook great options from lesser-known providers.

By sticking only to well known brands, many businesses end up paying a lot more for VoIP phones than they need to. While many people shopping for VoIP phones recognize names like Polycom, Cisco, and Panasonic, not nearly as many are familiar with Yealink. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 End of LifeThe Windows 7 end of life date is set for January 14, 2020. That’s when Microsoft will quit providing technical support, software updates, and security patches for Windows 7.

Do you have to switch to Windows 10? No, you can keep using the older version if you want, but you should think about making the change because it might benefit you or your business.

Here are some key questions to consider in order to make the right decision: (more…)

5 Sacramento Business News Sites Worth Checking Out

Sacramento Business NewsIt’s difficult for a single media outlet to provide a steady stream of purely local Sacramento business news. In some cases a local business news site is a hybrid of local, national and international news.

For those who want to stay abreast of local business news, it’s worth bookmarking multiple sites.

Sacramento business news sites cover topics that range from major real estate deals to tech startups to breweries.

Here are five Sacramento business news sites to take a look at. (more…)

How To Change Margins In Google Docs

Google Docs MarginsAre you trying to figure out how to change margins in Google Docs? There is a lot of functionality packed into each of Google’s G Suite products. Sometimes, finding a particular feature can be tricky. This brief guide will answer your primary question and provide you with additional, helpful information.

Here are the steps for changing the size of margins in Google Docs:

1) Open A New Or Existing Document

In Google Docs, open a new or existing document that you want to change margins in. You’ll need either a consumer Gmail account or a G Suite account to access Google Docs. (more…)

How to Merge Cells in Google Sheets

Merge Cells in SheetsGoogle Sheets is a powerful spreadsheet tool that offers a lot of functionality. While many common tasks are fairly intuitive, others can be harder to figure out. If you’re trying to learn how to merge cells in Google Sheets, this guide will show you how to do it.

1) Open A New Or Existing Spreadsheet

In Google sheets, open a new or existing spreadsheet that you want to merge cells in. If you don’t have a Google account (either free or paid), you’ll need to sign up for one before you can access Google Sheets and other G Suite applications. (more…)

Sacramento Area Business Licenses: What You Need To Know

Sacramento Business Licenses: What You Need To KnowThe greater Sacramento area has become a hotbed for new businesses in the last few years. Everything from small “mom and pop” shops to blue-chip tech companies has opened or relocated here. If you are considering starting or relocating a business here, there are a few essential things to know beforehand.

First and foremost, you’ll need to figure out if you’ll be required to apply for a business license. Not everyone needs a Sacramento business license. Whether or not you’ll need to get one will depend on which area you plan on opening and/or operating in. (more…)

What are the best local VoIP providers in the Sacramento Area?

Buy Voip Locally SacramentoEach year, we at Fortis meet with people from dozens of small to mid-sized businesses in the Sacramento Area about their business phone system needs.

The discussion is usually because of a planned move from an old phone system to a new business VoIP system. Sometimes, we talk with business owners about whether they should change from their current VoIP provider to a new one.

For business owners and managers who want to buy local, we’re often asked who are our locally owned & operated VoIP competitors. (more…)