IT terms you should know

Jargon can be intimidating if you’re dealing with IT issues and you’re not techy. Learning these basic concepts will help you next time you have a conversation about the technology at your RIA.


For a long time, the phrase “computer virus” was misappropriated as a term to define every type of attack that intended to harm or hurt your computers and networks.

4 ways to boost staff efficiency

Technology enables employees to work remotely, collaborate more efficiently, and manage their time more effectively. But to achieve these benefits, your RIA needs to implement technologies that align with your needs. Here are some things to consider.

What are 2-step and 2-factor authentication

In the digital age, cybersecurity should be one of the top priorities for anyone who goes online. One way is to vet those who are trying to access your systems. But when it comes to verifying users’ identity, many aren’t using two authentication measures commonly available to them.

10 Office 365 features your RIA needs

Whether you need suggestions for your PowerPoint presentation, someone to edit your Word document, or input data into Excel, Office 365 has the features to help you with a variety of tasks. So, the next time you need some help getting work done, try using these tricks with Office 365.

Simultaneously edit a document with other people

With Office 365, people can work together on any Word, PowerPoint, or Excel document in real time.

Warning signs your computer has malware

With the rise of eCommerce and online banking, cybercrime has evolved. Like criminals who pull smash-and-grab jobs, they go where the money is. However, unlike bank robbers, cybercriminals do their best to avoid detection by letting malware do the work for them.

The cloud is more secure than you think

Even to this day, many people doubt the cloud's security even though experts argue that it's almost always better than that of local area networks (LANs). So, whether you’re considering a cloud web server or internet-based productivity software for your RIA, take a minute to learn why the cloud might just be your best option.

Get the most of Chrome with these extensions

The majority of internet users choose Chrome as their preferred web browser and the Chrome Web Store helps enhance the browser’s features by housing thousands of powerful add-ons. But while it’s amazing to have so many choices, it can be quite overwhelming and time-consuming to pick the right extensions for your Chrome browser.