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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.

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 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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Maintaining Security in File Sharing is Crucial

Maintaining Security in File Sharing is Crucial

Secure and reliable file sharing has become essential for businesses. It makes collaboration, communication, and better productivity possible. With the increasing prevalence of cyberthreats, however, having a comprehensive plan to ensure the security of your files in transport is extremely important. Let’s explore some of the best practices for secure business file sharing.

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Here’s What You Need to Do After You’ve Been Hacked

Here’s What You Need to Do After You’ve Been Hacked

Today, cybersecurity responsibility extends beyond the IT department; it's now everyone's concern. Experiencing a hack can be deeply unsettling, leaving you feeling vulnerable and uncertain about what steps to take next. This short guide aims to assist you by outlining the necessary actions to take post-hack, along with practical cybersecurity advice and measures to help you strengthen your defenses. Let's transform this stressful situation into an opportunity to learn and fortify your cyber resilience.

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It’s Important to Track All of Your IT Infrastructure

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When evaluating your business assets, it's essential to prioritize technology. Let's briefly go into the reasons why this is important and explore effective management strategies your business can roll out to improve your operations.

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Chances Are You Have Data Subject to Compliance and Regulations

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No matter what type of business you run or the services you provide to the community, chances are you must adhere to at least some compliance laws and regulatory requirements dictated by state or federal governments. Today, we want to make it abundantly clear that you must protect your business’ data to avoid inadvertently becoming subject to the massive fines associated with these laws.

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Does Your Business Follow the 3-2-1 Backup Rule?

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Regarding business data backups, we’ll commonly reference something called the 3-2-1 Backup Rule. Just in case you’ve missed our explanations of these critical best practices in the past, we felt we should go over what it is and what each of its elements accomplishes.

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How Your Business Can Safely Store Unused Technology

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Most businesses will find themselves holding on to spare technology, just in case they need it for any reason in the future. Storing this technology to ensure longevity, functionality, and safety is incredibly important. Today, we want to share some best practices to ensure that your stored tech will work as you need it to when it finally comes out of storage.

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A Simple Solution to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged

A Simple Solution to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged

A trained and engaged workforce is going to put you well ahead of the majority of your competition, and technology goes a long way toward making this goal a reality. With the right technology in place, your business and its employees can be productive and engaged even while working remotely. It all starts with increasing access to tools while building a company culture that can withstand the pressures of remote work.

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The New Year is a Great Time to Audit Your Software

The New Year is a Great Time to Audit Your Software

The end of the year is always a great time to look back on the past and look forward to the future and what it might look like. One way you can do this is by looking to cut out some of the clutter within your organization’s network by examining how often your applications are used and which services you are subscribed to.

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How to Use Technology to Manage Business Complexity

How to Use Technology to Manage Business Complexity

Businesses are complex beasts, and there can be a lot of moving parts that need to be addressed in order for them to run effectively. Business technology can aid in this effort quite substantially. Here are four ways you can implement technology to help make managing your business easier.

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Getting Started Using Your Data to Build a More Effective Business

Getting Started Using Your Data to Build a More Effective Business

Business Intelligence (BI) is a platform that uses the data that your business creates to help you make advanced business decisions. Starting to use data for business intelligence involves several key steps to effectively gather the data you want to sort through and successfully analyze it in a way that can allow you to understand your business better. 

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Four Useful Productivity Tips for Mobile

Four Useful Productivity Tips for Mobile

The smartphone has become the go-to device for most people’s personal computing. With the aid of well-developed mobile applications, people are able to manage their digital lives, while also accessing resources that make managing all other aspects of their lives easier. Below are four tips to help you make the most of your smartphone.

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Build Your Business with the Resources You Have at Your Disposal

Build Your Business with the Resources You Have at Your Disposal

Managing your business efficiently requires judicious allocation of limited resources, encompassing budget, time, and the capabilities of your workforce. It is paramount to ensure their effective management. Let's delve into fundamental practices that can help you optimize the resources at your business' disposal.

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What Do You Need in Your Backup Solution?

What Do You Need in Your Backup Solution?

Data is what makes your business function, and if you’re not careful, you might find yourself without it due to a hardware failure, malware attack, or even human error. You need to maintain and implement a powerful data backup solution to ensure that your business can bounce back following a disaster, and this platform should keep your data as safe and accessible as possible in the process. Here’s how you can implement such a solution.

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How You Delegate Tasks is Important for Productivity

How You Delegate Tasks is Important for Productivity

Delegation is something that you, as the leader of your organization, need to master in order to get the most efficiency out of yourself and your team. There are various ways to handle delegation, all with their strengths and flaws. We’re here today to help you figure out your own personal management style and how technology can help you carry it out.

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Proactive IT Management is the Way to Go

Proactive IT Management is the Way to Go

Your technology is essential to your business remaining efficient and your employees remaining productive. Unfortunately, this technology will fail at some point. By adopting proactive strategies, businesses can ensure the longevity and smooth functioning of their IT infrastructure. In this blog post, we will explore how proactive management of IT can keep it running longer, resulting in increased efficiency and cost savings.

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Understanding Procrastination: Breaking the Habit for the Long Term

Understanding Procrastination: Breaking the Habit for the Long Term

Lately, we’ve spent some time examining the phenomenon known as procrastination and where it comes from. To close the book on the subject, we wanted to go over how you and your team might be able to procrastinate less moving forward so that your business might get more done.

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Get Out In Front of Your Technology Issues

Get Out In Front of Your Technology Issues

Wouldn’t it be great if your business didn’t have to worry about technology problems? Well, with the right amount of attention and care invested, your business can minimize technology issues and optimize your infrastructure for proactive technology management rather than reactive. Let’s go over some of the most important practices. 

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Understanding Procrastination: Short-Term Solutions to Your Procrastination Problems

Understanding Procrastination: Short-Term Solutions to Your Procrastination Problems

For the past few weeks, we have been looking at the idea of procrastination and how it manifests in individuals to directly impact your business. Today, we want to take a closer look at how you can put a halt to procrastination in the short term, as well as how you can further these tactics to create real change over time. We’ll begin with the short-term solutions.

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