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Microphone Not Working On Zoom? Try This!

Is your Zoom microphone not working? Zoom audio problems can appear in several ways. This how-to guide troubleshoots common issues with Zoom, including: Firstly, you can't hear other people, or they can't listen to you. Secondly, you can't hear other people, but they can listen to you. Thirdly, you hear distorted audio or an echo when you speak. Depending on the underlying cause, there may be a few things...

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Are Your Remote Employees Following HIPAA Compliance? Medical professional discusses health insurance data on clipboard with patient.

Remote work has become the new normal for many industries, healthcare included. But are your employees following HIPAA compliance? Other departments provide services to patients outside of the first responders, medical practitioners, or healthcare facilities treating patients. These employees routinely have access to personal health information (PHI). They are working to ensure that any follow-up care, additional services, or even simple patient record-keeping are updated and...

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Username and password fields on computer screen with icon of padlock to represent cybersecurity best practices.

Let's face it: no one likes to think about cybersecurity flaws in their business, much less plan for them. But since businesses all over the country are gearing up for long-term remote work, we want to give you a brush-up on some simple things you can (and should!) be doing to protect your business.   1. Review Your Business Insurance Carefully. Most businesses carry some general liability insurance...

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Cinch I.T. Blog - How To Prevent Ransomware At Your Business

Businesses that understand how to prevent ransomware significantly reduce their online vulnerability. This cyberattack scheme doesn't garner nearly as much attention as more common malware, but it can be even more debilitating. Ransomware attacks are so polished that many larger financial institutions have dedicated call centers to handle these data breaches. So what is ransomware? Ransomware stops you from using your PC, files, or programs. The...

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Employee checking phone because his company did not block personal email at work.

Short answer: Yes, you should block personal email at work. Long answer: Cinch I.T. provides computer support for hundreds of businesses and tens of thousands of users. In our experience, access to personal email is the primary cause of malicious software entering the workplace. Business owners can argue that there is a loss of productivity if employees have access to their personal email. More important than the...

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Concerned Muslim business lady examining business continuity plan at flip chart in office.

Is your business prepared for any disaster? Even though small businesses may not have as many employees or as much equipment, they are still vulnerable to disaster as a large corporation. If a tornado destroyed your business office, you could lose valuable business if you don’t plan. Many companies don’t want to take the time and the expense to prepare a business continuity plan, but...

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