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XFER Blog

XFER has been serving the Livonia area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Your Allocated Budget for IT Should Probably Be Bigger

Your Allocated Budget for IT Should Probably Be Bigger

Common knowledge states that the more you put into something, the more you get out of it. Therefore, it stands to reason that you should put as much funding as possible into your most essential resources—such as your IT.

This, however, can be a hard sell to yourself or anyone invested in your company… partners and staff included. 

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The Internet of Things and Its Implications for Your Business Operations

The Internet of Things and Its Implications for Your Business Operations

The Internet of Things, or IoT, has transformed how modern businesses operate in 2024. Whether you’re a manufacturer or a healthcare provider, the IoT offers previously impossible applications, from real-time data collection to smarter decision-making. Let’s explore some ways your business can use IoT in 2024.

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What are the Biggest Mistakes Security Professionals Make?

What are the Biggest Mistakes Security Professionals Make?

Cyberattacks will not let up anytime soon, so businesses need to be prepared with the knowledge and expertise to combat them. Unfortunately, finding the right folks with the right expertise is hard. According to a report from Kaspersky titled “The Portrait of Modern Information Security Professional,” the world is short about 4 million security professionals, and even the existing professionals make grave errors in their first couple of years. Let’s take a look at some of these insights and see what we can learn from them.

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Tempting as It May Be, Don’t Yank Memory Cards Out of Your Computer

Tempting as It May Be, Don’t Yank Memory Cards Out of Your Computer

Transferring data between computers and devices is now a routine activity. Let's review the steps to ensure your data remains intact and your memory card stays in good condition before ejecting it from a computer.

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How Does Remote Work Fare in a Post-Pandemic World?

How Does Remote Work Fare in a Post-Pandemic World?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners considered remote work a forbidden fruit. If employees got a taste, they would only want more of it. Nowadays, remote work is a bit more commonplace, no doubt as a result of the pandemic forcing most knowledge workers into some sort of remote work arrangement. How have companies adjusted to this new reality? Let’s look at the numbers.

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What Does the Future of Mobile Power and Batteries Look Like?

What Does the Future of Mobile Power and Batteries Look Like?

You might have noticed the mobile technology around you, like smartphones, tablets, and wearables, getting noticeably stronger in recent years. As their strength increases, so too does their power expenditure, demanding more effective batteries and charging technologies as a result. Today, we want to look at the ever-fascinating topic of batteries for mobile technology and how innovations can help to fuel change in device design.

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Use Google Sheets for Easier Table Management

Use Google Sheets for Easier Table Management

Everyone should soon have access to a very handy feature in Google Sheets that helps close the gap between Sheets and its rival software, Microsoft Excel.

This feature? Simple table conversions, complete with advanced organization features.

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Password Managers Let You Protect Everything with a Single Password

Password Managers Let You Protect Everything with a Single Password

Password management can be challenging for both businesses and individuals, but it doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems. With the increasing threat of cybersecurity attacks, relying on a single password is no longer sufficient. Instead, you need to use complex passwords stored in a password manager, which simplifies the process of remembering them.

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How to Find Your Phone When It is Lost or Stolen

How to Find Your Phone When It is Lost or Stolen

What would you do if you lost your smartphone? While some might do their best to keep their composure and work to find it, there’s no mistaking the amount of data stored on our favorite mobile devices. Today, we want to walk you through some strategies for finding your misplaced or stolen device.

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How to Take the Sting Out of a Phishing Attack

How to Take the Sting Out of a Phishing Attack

We talk a lot about phishing on this blog, and for good reason. It makes up a significant portion of today’s cyberthreats, irrespective of size or industry. Today, we want to highlight how your business can protect itself from phishing attacks and keep their impacts to a minimum. We’ll dive into some details about phishing schemes and the solutions you can implement to keep your business safe.

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31478 Industrial Road Suite 200
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