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The best camping spots near Rochester for family trips this summer

The best camping spots near Rochester for family trips this summer

We had an especially nasty winter this year, and most of us are itching to get out and enjoy the sun. Thankfully, we live in one of the best regions in the entire country for camping and hiking! If you’re looking for some terrific spots to spend a weekend away with the family, the Capstone IT team has a few suggestions.

4 Reasons the Petya ransomware was even more dangerous than WannaCry

4 Reasons the Petya ransomware was even more dangerous than WannaCry

At first glance, WannaCry might seem significantly more destructive than the recent Petya ransomware. WannaCry infected over 300,000 computers and collected $130k worth of ransoms, while 80% of Petya infections happened in Ukraine and collected a mere $10k. But the devil is in the details, and we can assure you that Petya is a worthy successor to WannaCry.

What is CRM and why is it good for your business?

What is CRM and why is it good for your business?

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a data-driven approach to managing your company’s interactions with current and prospective customers.

More specifically, CRM software automatically collects information from every IT solution involved in your sales process -- from VoIP call logs to social media interactions -- to create an end-to-end view of your company’s relationship with a customer.

5 terrifying cybersecurity trends in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware

5 terrifying cybersecurity trends in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware

WannaCry spread across the globe in less than a day, but it could’ve been worse. Amateur coding and poor management of the payment tracking system meant that the strain’s creators collected six-figure ransoms instead of the seven and eight figure sums they expected.

Office 365’s Data Loss Prevention is the answer to leaks and breaches

Office 365’s Data Loss Prevention is the answer to leaks and breaches

In March of 2016, a Snapchat accountant emailed a complete stranger the social security numbers and wage data of 700 current and former employees. Why on earth would someone do something so reckless?

We’ve written about how the speed of the internet has changed the pace at which businesses and employees are expected to do business, and one unfortunate side effect is pressure to work faster.

Rochester Rockstar: Kitty Van Bortel’s recipe for success applies to any industry

Rochester Rockstar: Kitty Van Bortel’s recipe for success applies to any industry

A few weeks ago, I stopped by one of Kitty Van Bortel’s four car dealerships here in Rochester. It’s been 30 years since she opened her first location with just $500 to her name, and I wanted to hear the story of how she eventually expanded to three more dealerships and over 350 employees.

3 Steps You Must Put In Place Now To Protect Your Business From Cyber-Attacks

3 Steps You Must Put In Place Now To Protect Your Business From Cyber-Attacks

300,000 computers in at least 150 countries were infected by the WannaCry ransomware. That should be enough to scare any business owner into reevaluating his or her cybersecurity policies, but unfortunately WannaCry is a bedtime story compared to what experts predict will come next.

8 ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in Rochester

8 ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in Rochester

Interestingly enough, the two national celebrations recognizing mothers and fathers followed wildly different paths through history. Mother’s Day was officially recognized by Congress all the way back in 1914 after an aggressive campaign by Anna Jarvis.

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 22

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 22

IT Security Tip #22: The #1 threat to your security is…YOU! And your employees.

Like it or not, human beings are our own worst enemies online, inviting hackers, viruses, data breaches, data loss, etc., through the seemingly innocent actions taken every day online.

5 Fantastic ideas for motivating your employees

5 Fantastic ideas for motivating your employees

What percentage of your staff would you rate as highly motivated and engaged with their day-to-day work. 75%? 50%? As of March 2016, Gallup averaged employee engagement at just 34%.

So many factors can demotivate employees, and as the size of your staff grows and diversifies, the list of factors only gets longer.

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