FSA Consulting Tech Tips blog post on spring cleaning digital clutter

Spring Cleaning: Clearing Digital Clutter

Spring cleaning. Maybe you want a fresh start. Maybe you need to clear your house and your mind of things you don’t need. Perhaps you’re just really bored during the cold Pittsburgh winter. As you attack your closets and carpets, don’t forget to clear out the digital clutter in your life!

We promise it’s not that hard and you’ll be happy you did. You don’t need to buy a new computer to have a computer that runs like new.

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FSA Consulting Tech Tips blog post on how to recycle electronics

Safely and Responsibly Recycle Old Electronics

Did you exchange new electronics over the holidays in your family? Is Dad proudly sporting a new Apple Watch? Do you need to drag the kids away from their new gaming console? Congrats on the successful gift-giving! But, now comes the question of what to do with all the phones, laptops, monitors, games, and more — maybe even an old iPod Shuffle or two — collecting around your house. Electronic recycling is your best path forward. 

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FSA Consulting Tech Tips blog post on third-party cookies and internet privacy

Best practices for Third-Party Cookies and Internet Privacy

A constant concern with work and life on the Internet is the line between privacy and functionality. Third-party cookies are a continually evolving example of this. While Internet cookies are necessary, they can also compromise your privacy. This month’s Tech Tip focuses on the best practices for website browsing when it comes to cookies (and we don’t mean adding chocolate chips)!

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FSA Consulting Tech Tips blog post on keeping your business safe with backups

Are you keeping your business safe with regular Backups?

Devices break. Hacks happen. Are you ready to lose all your data and files on your computer because you spilled your morning cup of coffee all over it and have no backups? Probably not! 

You can minimize your loss by backup data on your computers and devices regularly. No matter how large or small a business is, data and files such as sales records, inventory information, photos, and more are essential historical information. When a device or a hard drive fails, you can always replace it with a new one, reinstall the operating system, or redownload your programs, but your data and files are irreplaceable. 

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FSA Consulting Tech Tips on password security

How important is choosing a strong and secure password?

These days it seems passwords are required regularly. You use passwords to log into your computer for email accounts, online apps, online shopping, software applications, and more. We can’t stress the importance of password security and choosing strong and variable passwords for all your accounts. But, we also understand the difficulty of keeping track of different passwords and different password lengths and character requirements. In this Tech Tip, we share why password security matters, the best practices on selecting passwords, and tools that will help you remember and organize all of your passwords.

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FSA Consulting Tech Tips on Keeping staff and customers safe with Enhanced 911 (E911)

Are you keeping your staff and customers safe with E911 compliance?

Whether you have a private office or are running a business that welcomes guests and customers, user-friendly tools for emergency communications benefit everyone’s safety. In this Tech Tip, we’ll share details about Enhanced 911 (E911) requirements, Kari’s Law, and RAY BAUM’S Act compliance.

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