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Macro Systems has been serving the Metro Washington, DC area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How to Find Your Printer’s IP Address

How to Find Your Printer’s IP Address

Having a network-connected printer is good, but there might come a time when you must know what the IP address is. Listed below is how you can find your printer’s IP address in the settings for Windows 10 and why you might need to know this information.

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Headphone Cleaning Tips

Headphone Cleaning Tips

A lot of people spend the modern workday with headphones on or earbuds in, listening to music as they work or communicating via a headset; it's inevitable that these devices will get dirty. Listed below are tips on how these devices can be safely cleaned to get rid of the grime that nobody wants to be wearing on their head.

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How to Reduce Employee Burnout

How to Reduce Employee Burnout

Workplace burnout is a serious problem that can have far-reaching effects in your business. Thus, it is imperative that you can identify when one of your team members is starting to feel it, and know what you can do to help reduce it. Listed below are factors that can lead to burnout, as well as a few ways to remediate it.

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A Breakdown NIST’s Definition of Zero Trust

A Breakdown NIST’s Definition of Zero Trust

How many people do you fundamentally trust? In a zero trust network, that number is reduced to zero. The idea of such a network is that everyone, whether they’re operating inside of the network or out, needs to be verified… and as you might imagine, it has proven effective in preventing data breaches. 

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How to Emulate Enterprise Networks

How to Emulate Enterprise Networks

The significant difference between an enterprise and a small or medium-sized business is just its size. As a result, many of the tools that the enterprise takes advantage of can easily be used by their smaller counterparts. Listed below are a few of these processes and technologies.

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Explaining CC and BCC in Email

Explaining CC and BCC in Email

We’ve all seen the fields CC and BCC in our email, and most of us have probably used them before. Where did we get those terms, and how is each of them properly utilized?

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What You Need to Know About Scaling Your Wi-Fi Network

What You Need to Know About Scaling Your Wi-Fi Network

Most of today's businesses rely on wireless internet connectivity in their day-to-day processes. Naturally, this means that their potential productivity is tied to the quality of their internet and its capability to serve the entire workforce. As a business grows it becomes more critical that its Wi-Fi setup can support it. Listed below is the process of properly scaling your network to your needs.

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How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows

How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows

We’ve all probably had the storage on our computer fill up a little too quickly for our liking. While you could delete or store unused files in the cloud, there is another method that you can use to quickly free up a little extra space that you might not have realized is there. If you can delete temporary files, you might find that you suddenly have a lot more storage space on your computer.

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How to Enhance Productivity via Google Chrome

How to Enhance Productivity via Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a very popular browser. For example, in June of this year, about 65 percent of the overall browser market share was attributed to Chrome. Because so many people use Chrome, we put together a few tips that can help make Chrome even more productive for the user.

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Strategies to Catch Potential Hacks

Strategies to Catch Potential Hacks

“Hackers are a serious threat to modern businesses” isn’t exactly a novel statement, is it? On the other hand, if a hacker was lurking on your network, would you know the signs to help you catch them? Just in case, we wanted to share a few strategies that can help highlight these warnings so you can more effectively catch any threats present on your network, especially when your workforce is accessing it remotely.

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What Your Business Should Know About the Collaboration Platform Discord

What Your Business Should Know About the Collaboration Platform Discord

While it isn’t officially a business solution, the collaboration platform Discord has seen some popularity as a means of facilitating a business’ internal communications. Listed below are some tips to enhance your use of the platform, in case you are part of a company that does so. 

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How to Prevent Your Emails from Being Caught in Spam Filters

How to Prevent Your Emails from Being Caught in Spam Filters

While spam filtering can be a great tool for your business’ own defenses, the spam filtering that your contacts have in place could prevent your messages from reaching them. Listed below are a few ways that you can help prevent your emails from being caught up in these filters before your contacts or prospects can read them.

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11 Ways to Ensure Your Team is on Their Guard Against Cyberattacks

11 Ways to Ensure Your Team is on Their Guard Against Cyberattacks

Unfortunately, there is no single tool that allows you to avoid any and all cybersecurity issues for your business. On the other hand, there is one way to help make most threats far less likely to be successful: building up your organization's internal security awareness amongst your employees and team members. Listed below are eleven ways that you can help ensure your business is properly protected, simply by encouraging your employees to take a more active role in guarding it.

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How the Most Popular Browsers Integrate Password Management

How the Most Popular Browsers Integrate Password Management

Most accounts these days require a password and, as such, the average user has countless of these codes that need to be kept secure. Some web browsers have built-in password management tools to help make them more user-friendly, but with so much convenience involved, one has to ask whether or not these built-in management tools are as secure as they should be.

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Is Your Backup Trustworthy Enough?

Is Your Backup Trustworthy Enough?

Because of the protection it can offer your business, data backup is a necessary tool for you to have; that is, provided it has the requisite security and reliability you’ll need should you ever have to lean on it. Listed below are a few guidelines to help you be sure that your backup is trustworthy enough to stake your organization's future on.

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How to be Sure No One is Watching You Via Your Web Cam

How to be Sure No One is Watching You Via Your Web Cam

With many computers and especially laptops featuring integrated webcams at this point, it's easy to imagine how disastrous it would be to be spied on through it. Listed below are a few ways to be sure that your webcam isn’t being used without your consent by someone else.

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Document Sharing in Google Drive

Document Sharing in Google Drive

Collaboration is something that no modern business can do without, which is why so many modern applications feature it so heavily. Below is a look at Google Drive and one of its collaborative capabilities that so many businesses are now utilizing: Document Sharing. 

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How to Keep Your Computer Clean

How to Keep Your Computer Clean

If you are like many others, your desktop computer just sits there, day after day, allowing you to run your business. Alas, like any other machine, it will fail. One way to prolong the lifespan of your computer is to keep it clean. Listed below are some pointers on how to do so. 

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How to Recognize a Phishing Attack

How to Recognize a Phishing Attack

With email being such a significant part of doing business, phishing has become a popular tool of many scammers. To fight back, it is critical that you know how to recognize a phishing email, so we’re dedicating some time to doing just that.

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Microsoft Word Features that can Enhance Your Productivity

Microsoft Word Features that can Enhance Your Productivity

A lot of companies rely on Microsoft Word, the leading word processing app for businesses, but the question is, are you utilizing it to its fullest potential? Listed below are some of the features that can help you be more productive with Microsoft Word.

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