• February 15, 2019

    Sage 100 Contractor – The Latest Updates You Need

    In January, Sage released Update 1 for Sage 100 Contractor version 21.  This release, 21.3.52, fixes the Workers Comp report problem; the wages on some employees were showing as double!  It also has updated State Tax tables; here’s the list. Alabama Colorado Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi New Jersey Rhode Island Vermont Included in this […]

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  • February 15, 2019

    Intel Processor Shortage

    Some tough news from Intel, the manufacturer of computer processors. There is a shortage of Intel processors right now, and it’s creating a back log to get new laptops and workstations. The processor is the part of the computer that does all the computations, the heart of the computer. You may have heard techs talk […]

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  • January 31, 2019

    Talent Magnet – Book Review

    Rob from my accountability group stumbled on this book at an airport, then suggested all of us should read it; so glad he did! The book is written in a story format. A CEO has a growing problem finding top talent, so he and his team set out to discover what attracts top talent. During […]

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  • January 25, 2019

    Google Location History – On or Off

    We recently upgraded our cell phones—mine was significantly out of date, so I’m told. Shortly after that, there was an update to be installed, and I had been ‘guilted’ into keeping my phone current, so I let it update…and nothing looked the same again! The biggest change was I kept getting these notices to rate […]

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  • January 17, 2019

    Chrome 69 and Flash

    Seems like we just got word about Chrome 68 and the ‘not secure’ warning for websites without SSL Certificates. Now we have news about the upcoming Chrome 69 release slated for September 4th.  Adobe has a Flash plugin that is used on a lot of websites. Adobe had previously announced that it is ending Flash […]

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  • January 11, 2019

    Credit Card Skimmers Thwarted

    You’ve probably seen news clips talking about a compromised ATM or point-of-sale device that is being used to collect credit card or debit card credentials. These ‘skimmers’ capture the magnetic stripe and PIN code information. In an ArsTechnica article by Sean Gallagher, a couple of researchers have created the ‘SkimReaper’ device to thwart these skimmers. […]

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  • January 04, 2019

    Traction by Gino Wickman

    After reading this book, I had the opportunity to hear Mr. Wickman speak. He had great stories from his years of experience implementing these systems. This really convinced me to bring the book to our senior staff. This is a business workbook, including homework assignments. It’s a structured look at the many facets of your […]

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  • December 13, 2018

    Facebook Hacked – What You Need To Know

    You may have heard about the security breach experienced by Facebook. In an early October update from ID Agent, a few details were provided. The exploit was a web vulnerability. The risk to Small Businesses was rated as severe; the risk to individuals was rated as moderate. The number of customers impacted? 50 million! So […]

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  • December 07, 2018

    Latest Scam – Blackmail!

    This email scam starts by showing your password in the Subject line; that’ll get your attention! The email shows your address in the ’From’ and ’To’ fields. In broken grammar and some words I think they misused, they tell you they’re a hacker and that they have your password. They admit you’ve probably changed it, […]

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  • November 30, 2018

    When Do I Have to Close the Payroll?

    Hard to believe, but we’re approaching the end of 2018! There’s some planning to be done as we wrap up the financial and payroll year end. Here are a few guidelines. Let’s start with the fiscal year. If you follow the calendar, then December is Period 12, the end of the accounting year. Each month, […]

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