3coast Harvey Recovery Assistance

August 31st, 2017

I'm the owner of Uprite Services. We are an IT services firm in Houston, Texas. We're a small business with 15 employees. Three of our employees' homes were flooded by Harvey.

One employee lost everything.  Another had a foot of water. All three are in need of assistance.

7 Ways to Destress at Work (Really)

July 5th, 2017

Destress at work? Impossible! At least that’s how it might feel when you’re pounding the pavement and putting your nose to the grindstone to meet your ambitious goals.

But stress can impede progress. As popular as it is to say that hustle is the only way to win, hustling in the wrong way can actually hurt you more than help.

Warning: WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak

May 12th, 2017

News outlets and cyber-security firms are reporting a massive outbreak of ransomware infections worldwide, in countries including the US, UK, Russia, China and others. Many hospitals across England and Scotland have been attacked and taken offline.

The ransomware instance called WannaCry and variants has been newly detected in tens of thousands of instances by cyber-security firm Kaspersky.

Alert – Google Docs phishing attack

May 8th, 2017

If someone invites you to edit a file in Google Docs be vigilant — it may be spam from a phishing scheme that began spreading quickly last week. As detailed on Reddit, the attack sends targets an emailed invitation from someone they may know, takes them to a real Google sign-in screen, then asks them to “continue to Google Docs.” But this grants permissions to a (malicious) third-party web app that’s simply been named “Google Docs,” which gives phishers access to your email and address book.”

The Non-Negotiables of Small Business Backups

May 4th, 2017

Chances are you’ve heard the warnings before. You must backup your business data! As nice and necessary as these warnings sound, setting up a backup solution might be one of those tasks that continue to get pushed down your to-do list. And because of that, you might be questioning if you need a backup at all, or if the warnings are a little exaggerated.