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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.

Cybersecurity Scam Artists Aren’t Always Super Technical

Cybersecurity Scam Artists Aren’t Always Super Technical

Cybersecurity covers a broad range of risks and threats. You’ve got the basics like your computer viruses and malware, to the business-crippling ransomware and data breaches. You have threats that cause stress and downtime, and others that steal information and money, and others still that don’t even have clear understandable objectives. The point is, cybersecurity isn’t simple, but sometimes the threat actors and cybercriminals who target you will use low-tech methods to get what they want.

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Conquering Business Challenges

Conquering Business Challenges

Adversity is pervasive throughout business. Every administrator, manager, and employee deals with some form of adversity during the course of business. Overcoming these problematic scenarios is key to keeping operations running efficiently and creating the environment to keep adversity at bay. Let’s look at some of the strategies it takes to rise up against the adversity you may (and probably will) encounter in business.

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AI Negatively Impacts the Environment, and All for Bad Advice

AI Negatively Impacts the Environment, and All for Bad Advice

You may have noticed the recent attempts by Google to provide AI-generated answers to your queries. You might not immediately understand why AI is such a prevalent thing in arbitrary technology like search engines, but we assure you that there is a good reason for it—a better user experience—even if it does come with mixed results.

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Embracing Technology Across Generations in the Workplace

Embracing Technology Across Generations in the Workplace

The rapid evolution of technology has significantly impacted the workplace, and understanding how different generations interact with it can improve collaboration and productivity. In this month's newsletter, we explore the perspectives and preferences of Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z, and offer tips on bridging the generational tech gap.

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A Cheat Sheet to Preparing for Business Disasters

A Cheat Sheet to Preparing for Business Disasters

When disaster strikes your business, it can cause a lot of problems; and many of them aren’t a direct result of the disaster itself. It’s for this reason it’s important to prepare your technology for a potential disaster. Here are four of the best ways to get your technology ready.

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Data Analytics and AI Work Well Together

Data Analytics and AI Work Well Together

Making decisions is a big part of running a business, but relying solely on gut feelings can sometimes backfire. Back-end analysis allows business owners to gain insights they might not have considered. This can lead to more money through better sales, customer relationships, and efficiency. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how AI enhances business intelligence.

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Update Your Chrome Browser, But Be Wary of Fake Alerts

Update Your Chrome Browser, But Be Wary of Fake Alerts

Google Chrome has been pushing a lot of important updates over the last few weeks. Fortunately, updating Chrome is pretty seamless, and it’s important that users do so. Users also need to be wary of fake Chrome errors that insist on installing malware. You don’t want to fall for this scam!

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How to Set SMART Goals for Your Business

How to Set SMART Goals for Your Business

If you want your business to thrive, then you need to set goals that allow it to do so. Today, we want to explore a framework for goal setting that your business can benefit from: the SMART goal framework.

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Beryl Reinforces Why Backups Are So Important

Beryl Reinforces Why Backups Are So Important

Unfortunately, we have yet another reason to reflect on the importance of data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity for organizations everywhere. A week ago today, Hurricane Beryl made landfall in Texas, downgrading to a tropical storm, but only after it had already caused estimated damages totaling over $5 million amongst the islands of middle America.

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The Tippy Top of Tech is All-In on AI

The Tippy Top of Tech is All-In on AI

Without much fanfare, the AI Wars have commenced. This isn't just a metaphor; it's a true battle for the future of tools aimed at enhancing human productivity. This war for market share will shape the next age of modern computing.  

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Swap Your Outfit with Adobe Photoshop’s Generative AI Tool

Swap Your Outfit with Adobe Photoshop’s Generative AI Tool

AI might be able to pull off some crazy things, but it’s far from perfect. Depending on the service or solution, it can dramatically increase your output or change your workflow for the better. If you’re not up-to-snuff with your Photoshop skills, you can rely on AI to help you fill in the gaps, both literally and figuratively, in your photo editing skills.

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Explaining the Cookies Pop-Up You See on Many Websites

Explaining the Cookies Pop-Up You See on Many Websites

When someone mentions cookies, people usually think of delicious treats like gingersnaps, snowballs, or the world famous chocolate chip. But what about browser cookies? While they may not be tasty, they certainly deserve your attention. You've likely encountered website popups asking for cookie permissions, and understanding what you're agreeing to is crucial. In today’s blog, we'll explain what browser cookies are, how they work, and why they are sometimes more beneficial than the sweet kind..

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Technology is the Long-Term Fix for Operational Inefficiencies

Technology is the Long-Term Fix for Operational Inefficiencies

For modern businesses, staying as efficient as possible is mandatory for optimal productivity. By eliminating inefficiencies, small businesses can stay competitive. One effective strategy is to streamline processes through implementing tools that fuel automation.

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Tip of the Week: How to Set Your Google Alerts

Tip of the Week: How to Set Your Google Alerts

Setting up Google Alerts is a useful way to stay informed about topics that interest you. This tool allows you to receive notifications whenever new content related to your chosen keywords appears online. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set up Google Alerts effectively.

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Some Novel Technologies You Can Use for Your Business

Some Novel Technologies You Can Use for Your Business

Fringe technology refers to innovative and unconventional tech solutions that are not yet mainstream but hold the potential for significant impact. Small businesses can leverage fringe technologies to gain a competitive edge, improve efficiency, and enhance customer experiences. Here are some examples of such novel technology that small businesses can use:

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Actively Using Encryption Builds a More Secure Business

Actively Using Encryption Builds a More Secure Business

Encryption has become one of the most dynamic cybersecurity tools available for individuals and organizations. In today’s blog, we will define encryption and how it helps professionals thwart potential cyberattacks.

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What to Do About Runaway Printing Costs

What to Do About Runaway Printing Costs

Printing has long been a headache for businesses, and the costs keep climbing due to various factors affecting the entire supply chain. This month, we'll explore why these costs continue to rise.

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XFER named to the MSP 501 List

XFER named to the MSP 501 List for 2024

We are pleased to announce that we made the 2024 edition of the MSP 501 list. The MSP 501 list is a ranked collection of managed service providers from around the world, assembled by Channel Futures based on their unique ranking system. The 501 list is meant to acknowledge those MSPs that are forward-focused, keeping their fingers on the market’s pulse to adapt to changes and best serve their clients. 

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Moving to the Cloud Can Be a Great Strategy for Growth

Moving to the Cloud Can Be a Great Strategy for Growth

The cloud has revolutionized how businesses operate across various industries, particularly in terms of financial efficiency. Today, we'll explore three significant ways your business can cut costs by integrating cloud solutions into your operations.

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How to Embed Technology in Company Culture

How to Embed Technology in Company Culture

IT is a crucial part of running a business, but it plays a deeper role than many realize. Today, we want to explore the relationship that businesses have with IT and, in particular, the effect technology has on company culture.

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