Help Your Business Thrive

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017

Tired of all the paper work it takes to run your small business? Do you need to free up more time in your day so you can perform your job more efficiently? Hungate Business Solutions and Xerox has the answer for you. The Xerox VersaLink letter and tabloid printer, powered by ConnectKey Technology, represents a…

Scammer Alert: Never Engage with Unsolicited Tech Support by Phone, Email or On-screen Pop-up

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017

Hungate Business Services (HBS) wants computer users – particularly clients – to be aware of an increased prevalence and aggressiveness of tech-support scammers. Such perpetrators connect with people by phone, email or via on-screen pop-ups, convincing users their computers are in serious trouble. They then say they can “fix the problem” if you allow them…

Law Firms: “Listen Up”

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017

New digital solutions for document management can save your office thousands of dollars annually. Why not give it a try? The legal profession is one of the most document-driven industries in the world – due to having to capture and/or record almost everything that occurs for each client. One researcher estimates that attorneys handle an…

HBS Transforms Client’s Business through New Document Management System

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017

Hungate Business Services is proud to say one of its clients, Matt Rasnake, IT director for Gas Field Services Inc., recently paid us a compliment: “Our goal was to go from a 45 file-cabinet room to a room with five cabinets, and thanks to Hungate Business services, we easily succeeded that.” Cutting down on file…

How Cookies Make you Vulnerable

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017

At Hungate Business Services, we love eating baked cookies – particularly chocolate chip. What we don’t like are the kind of cookies that internet websites embed on PCs (usually as a file) during visits that can possibly lead to data breaches later. These cookies contain tracking software that gather and store important information about you,…

WannaCry Will Likely Hit U.S. Companies Next

Posted by on May 19, 2017

Having a managed services provider, such as Hungate Business Services, is one way to ensure your office’s operating systems are adequately protected against malware attacks – such as those perpetrated by WannaCry, the ransomware that hit on May 12, 2017. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects and restricts access to a computer…

The Short Story on Encryption

Posted by on May 1, 2017

Up until now, companies have relied on such security methods as firewalls, strong passwords, two-factor authentication and anti-malware to block hackers. However, at Hungate Business Services, we feel application of encryption may be the only true way to protect important or proprietary data from hackers. Encryption is the process of taking a file and scrambling…

Does Public Wi-Fi Put You at Risk?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017

Ever been waiting for a flight connection in an airport and killed time by viewing Facebook or checking email on your laptop or smart phone? Then you may have put yourself at high risk for being hacked. Hungate Business Services wants to let clients know that open or public Wi-Fi often isn’t well encrypted and…

Now, About Those Backups …

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

Many, many hours of grief, pain and financial loss can occur if data backups take a backseat. That’s why Hungate Business Services wants to remind everyone that March 31, 2017, is World Backup Day (WBD). That’s the one day each year when people globally should critically examine just how safe their personal and business data…

What Is Cloud Computing Exactly, and Is It for You?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017

Generally speaking, when individuals or organizations choose to “work in the cloud,” it means they’ve moved all applications and stored data outside their firewalls onto shared systems that are managed by a cloud provider. Those programs and data are accessible via the internet, instead of through office hard drives, and the provider maintains the network…