Security Basics: Password Best Practices

August 07, 2017

As a company that regularly performs security audits, we have spent a lot of time reviewing the security policies and practices of companies. Cybersecurity can be a very complicated topic which is why it’s surprising how often we find that one of the most basic security features isn’t properly used: passwords.

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Partnered Solutions IT Brings New Tech Jobs to Downtown Eugene

July 24, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. - July 24, 2017 - In the seven months following Partnered Solutions IT’s move to downtown Eugene, the local tech company has experienced healthy and substantial growth which has led to the expansion of its workforce.

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Small Business IT: The Importance of Data Backups

July 06, 2017

It is often said that the most valuable part of any computer is its data. Computer parts and components can be replaced, but data is gone forever once lost. While most large businesses understand the irreplaceable value of their data, the message can sometimes be lost on medium and small businesses.

As a small business, you may think that you can’t afford to invest in data backups, but really you can’t afford not to. While it may be a bit much to invest in a backup system comparable to that of a Fortune 500 company, you can still tailor a strategy to fit your company’s size, budget, and data requirements.

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Email Security: 6 Tips for Spotting Phishing Email Scams

June 06, 2017

Scammers often send emails to potential victims trying to trick them into divulging personal information or into unwittingly downloading malicious software. These messages are often referred to as phishing emails. While there are many scammers out there whose emails are immediately obvious as a scam (Congratulations! You just won a free trip to Bahamas. Send your credit card information to reserve your spot!), there are certain scammers who have been further refining their phishing ploys. The following should raise red flags anytime you see them in an email.

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Are Your IT Dollars Being Spent as Effectively and Efficiently as Possible?

May 17, 2017

When was the last time your business evaluated its IT needs? Are your IT dollars being spent as effectively and efficiently as possible? 

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