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Bredy Network Management Corporation (BNMC) has been serving the Northeast area since 1988. BNMC works as a strategic business partner to provide organizations with proven design, implementation and support solutions.

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Proper Password Hygiene Needs to be Prioritized

Proper Password Hygiene Needs to be Prioritized

One of the most critical parts of security used to be the password, and while it has fallen out of favor in recent years due to how easily they can be cracked, a good password can still go a long way toward keeping your accounts safe. Let’s go over some of the best practices associated with passwords and how you can use them to your advantage.

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How to Use Your Smartphone Productively at Work

How to Use Your Smartphone Productively at Work

With smartphones so commonplace both in and out of the office, you are probably wondering how you can cash in on some of the potential productivity gains these devices can provide, all while dodging the productivity pitfalls that are sure to ensue. Well, you’re in luck; we have a couple of practices and tips you can implement to get the most out of your smartphones for work purposes.

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Tip of the Week: How to Hide Files in Windows 10

Tip of the Week: How to Hide Files in Windows 10

If your desktop is a mess from countless files strewn about it, perhaps you’ll find today’s tip helpful. We will walk you through how you can hide certain files on your desktop so they don’t clutter it up needlessly, all by using the built-in functionality of Windows 10. Let’s discuss how you can hide folders from your desktop or Documents view.

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The Many Benefits of Document Management

The Many Benefits of Document Management

Every business has a lot of documents that they need to keep in perpetuity. They also choose to keep many that they may not need, just so they have the information to serve their customers better. Traditionally, this meant manila file folders with a bunch of papers representing all the information and contracts that a particular customer has. This could be a little as one file cabinet, but for some organizations, a warehouse is needed. Technology now allows an organization to safely store all of their documents in a secure data center. 

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Is Standing at Work Really That Beneficial?

Is Standing at Work Really That Beneficial?

Standing desks and other options like it have exploded in popularity, particularly as a more health-conscious approach to work. However, as these options often cost a pretty penny to implement, it is worth asking the question: do the benefits of a standing desk outweigh the costs of implementing one?

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Cybercriminals Can Be More Organized than You Think

Cybercriminals Can Be More Organized than You Think

When you picture cybercrime, what goes through your mind? Do you see a hacker in a dark hoodie sitting in the corner of a room with lines of code furiously buzzing across the computer screen? If so, we have some news for you; cybercrime is anything but this perception. Let’s examine organized cybercrime and why it’s important for your business to take its growth into a full-blown industry seriously.

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How are Managed Services Usually Priced, Compared to Break-Fix Services?

How are Managed Services Usually Priced, Compared to Break-Fix Services?

Outsourced IT services are a very popular option for modern businesses, with options ranging from fully managed services to the traditional break/fix approach. However, when weighing these options, it is only natural that price plays a heavy part in the considerations. While we won’t go into any precise pricing, we do want to discuss some overarching trends concerning the two options and their associated costs to prove that managed services are, in fact, the better option for modern businesses.

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Chromebooks are a Great Fit for a Lot of Businesses

Chromebooks are a Great Fit for a Lot of Businesses

You want to make smart decisions for your business, but it’s not always so simple. Small businesses have a lot of options for their workstation needs, so what is the budget-minded company to do? Chromebooks offer a cost-effective way to get the computing equipment you need while keeping hardware costs low. 

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Minimize Downtime By Staying Proactive

Minimize Downtime By Staying Proactive

Being proactive can save a lot of headaches. Outside of maybe your car, nowhere is this more evident than with your business’ technology. Businesses that fail to stay ahead of their technology problems see a lot more inefficiency and costly downtime than organizations that stay on top of their technology. If your business doesn’t have a proactive maintenance platform in place, you are just prolonging the inevitable.

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How Baseball Can Teach You Ways to Change Your Business

How Baseball Can Teach You Ways to Change Your Business

Baseball is known as America’s national pastime and for over a hundred years it has been shifting along with society. One of the newest trends baseball organizations are using to improve their competitiveness is using data to field their teams, set their lineups, and even set their fielding assignments. Today, we’ll take a look at how baseball uses all this data to improve their product and how you can learn a lot for your own business. 

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Tip of the Week: Understanding Telemedicine

Tip of the Week: Understanding Telemedicine

Telemedicine is an increasingly popular option in the healthcare industry. It’s basically a virtual meeting designed to deliver more direct methods of healthcare consultation compared to the traditional go-to-the-office type of medical visit. Since healthcare is an increasingly more enticing target for hackers, you will need to do what you can to protect this data. Here are four tips to help you mitigate the risks associated with telemedicine.

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Defining Endpoints and How to Secure Them

Defining Endpoints and How to Secure Them

The average business has countless endpoints accessing their infrastructure’s data at any given point throughout the workday. Think about it; just how many devices have access to your business’ data infrastructure? Do you know the answer? If not, then perhaps you could be doing more to secure these endpoints, as any endpoint that is not adequately secured could be a gateway into your network for a cybercriminal.

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A VoIP Business Telephone System Is Extremely Valuable

A VoIP Business Telephone System Is Extremely Valuable

The traditional method of telephony may have been the standard for business communication for a long time, but it has since fallen out of favor compared to more modern, more flexible tools like Voice over Internet Protocol. VoIP is an exceptionally useful tool that all organizations can benefit from implementing. Let’s discuss some of the benefits that your business can leverage to its advantage as a result of using VoIP.

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Tip of the Week: How to Get Google to Remove Certain Personal Data from Search

Tip of the Week: How to Get Google to Remove Certain Personal Data from Search

With several states passing more data privacy laws than ever before, it’s clear that this important topic is on everyone’s minds, and it’s not just individuals; businesses too are focusing on their personal data being discovered online. Today, we wanted to show you how to remove your personal data from a Google search result.

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Investing In Technology Can Aggressively Help Your Business

Investing In Technology Can Aggressively Help Your Business

Small businesses rely on technology today more than ever, and it can have an effect on the way that a business operates. Many businesses when they are just starting out have significant deficits in available capital to purchase new technology so they develop processes that require significant employee time, which of course is costly, especially when there is technology available that can automate those tasks. Today, we’ll discuss how integrating new technologies can provide more organizational confidence and suggest some options that won’t necessarily break the bank. 

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Lawyers Can Really Benefit from Technology

Lawyers Can Really Benefit from Technology

Attorneys have a very specific job. They are facilitators, and require that they have access to information and the latest tools to be as efficient as possible. Not only does this allow them to make more money and honor more responsibilities, it helps them to provide the comprehensive legal services their clients demand.

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The Key to Ensuring Hybrid Workplace Success: Prioritize Remote First

The Key to Ensuring Hybrid Workplace Success: Prioritize Remote First

Whether we like it or not, remote work is not going anywhere, and now that employees have gotten a taste of what it feels like to work remotely, more are eager to do so than ever before. Unfortunately, the reality is that employers are eventually going to want their employees to return to the office in at least some capacity. How can employers do this without upsetting employees too much? The answer lies in a hybrid work environment.

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Enhancing Your Organization’s Email Security Is a Good Plan

Enhancing Your Organization’s Email Security Is a Good Plan

Email plays a critical role in the communications infrastructure of any business, and therefore it is extremely important to shore up its defenses so hackers cannot take advantage of it as an outlet into your network. It’s true that most businesses don’t understand just how important email security is, and if it’s not addressed, it could be quite costly for your organization.

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The 5 Important Features You Need in Your Video Conferencing Tool

The 5 Important Features You Need in Your Video Conferencing Tool

Video conferencing has become commonplace over the past few years, even as people return to their offices in the downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many organizations had their hand forced into finding solutions for remote workers and it turns out that video conferencing has been a viable one. Today, we will go through some of the features you need to have in an effective video conferencing solution. 

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Are Hardwired or Wireless Connections Better?

Are Hardwired or Wireless Connections Better?

Not long ago, connectivity required an actual, physical connection between two endpoints. As a result, a wired connection was the only option for businesses to access online materials and resources. Today, businesses have a choice to make: is a wired connection better for my operations, or should I implement wireless connectivity?

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