How a VPN Can Increase Your Cybersecurity

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a method often used by corporations to “add security and privacy to private and public networks, like WiFi Hotspots and the Internet.” To easily explain this idea, check out the video below: NOTE: Heart Technologies does not endorse or promote the usage of SumRando company, but is simply using […]

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What are Cookies?

Have you ever searched for something, then clicked to a different website to see advertisements for your searched item on that webpage? It’s no coincidence. It’s because of your cookies, and in this post, we’re going to explore what they are, how they are used, and why you need to be aware. According to WhatAreCookies.com, […]

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What to Ask IT Before Choosing BYOD

BYOD (bring your own device) is great. There is something great about having access to your work information anywhere you are. If a coworker calls you while you’re out with questions, all of your emails and files can be right at your fingertips. Especially if you’re in a position where you are out of the […]

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IT Goes Mobile: Top Apps for IT Staff

There’s an app for that. Remember those commercials? That campaign was launched in early 2009, and while Apple (and everyone else) is so over that phrase, it still rings true. Now, IT staff and administrators can take their work with them thanks to mobile apps. We’ve compiled a few awesome apps just for your IT […]

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Uncovering Shadow IT

It’s on your computers. It’s on your smartphones. It’s on your devices. It’s shadow IT , and it could be lurking in your office. Shadow IT may not be the scariest sounding thing, but trust that it’s capabilities can cause great problems–or great success–for your company. First thing’s first, what is shadow IT? Shadow IT […]

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Managing BYOD in Schools

BYOD, or bring your own device, is a common practice in offices. This trend is now popping up in schools as well. BYOD means that students bring their own devices (laptops, smartphones, or tablets) and access the Internet or school network by the school’s WiFi connection. Schools can require specifications–such as RAM, software, and hardware–for […]

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Why Schools Need Cybersecurity

According to PwC, nearly 80% of organizations today will encounter a cyberattack at least once. When hearing this statistic,  most would picture retail stores, offices, or big corporations, but what we should really be picturing are schools. Cybersecurity in schools is becoming increasingly important, and making this a school’s high priority is in the best […]

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Getting Schooled in IT Managed Services

If your school is looking into expanding its technology efforts, then IT managed services should be high on that list. Utilizing a company’s IT managed services offers full support options for scalable technology solutions at a fraction of what it would cost for your school to implement the same services independently. Schools have so many […]

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Technology in Education: Improving Lives or Inhibiting Growth?

Technology in education has been a highly-debated topic. As schools add technology into their curriculum, there are those that praise the adjustment and those that believe it is not conducive to the learning environment. Time and time again, we’ve been told that too much technology is bad for a child’s development and social growth. If […]

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