EXCEL December Newsletter

Microsoft: Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer Ends Dec. 31

Those using Windows' assistive technologies have until the end of the year to score a free upgrade to Windows 10. However, since Microsoft made no effort to verify that those downloading this version of the free upgrade actually needed assistive technologies, anyone with a valid Windows 7 or higher license should be able to take advantage of this.

The Devious Netflix Phish That Just Won't Die

The email hits your inbox with an urgent warning: Your Netflix account has been suspended, due to a problem with your billing information. It offers a link, which takes you to what looks very much like a Netflix landing page. It's not. Instead, it's a phishing scam that collects extensive personal data on victims.

10 Tech Mistakes Small Businesses Make (and How IT Consultants Can Help Clients Avoid Them)

Small businesses must concentrate their time and energy on knowing their own industry - and that often means that effective technology practices get overlooked. Avoiding these common 10 tech mistakes will help you run a smoother, trouble-free office. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us.

7 Safe Internet Browsing Tips

The Internet can be a dangerous place for the careless. Land on the wrong website, and you can infect your computer with malicious software that will steal your data or scramble it and demand a ransom for its return. Educating your staff and users of the risks will reduce the chances of inadvertent damage to your business or its reputation.