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Top 9 Reasons Google Suspends Local Listings

Has your business listing in Google been suspended? Not sure what happened? Columnist Joy Hawkins discusses the likely causes and how to address them. Joy Hawkins on April 21, 2016 at 10:14 am   I see threads over at the Google

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How to Properly Use Social Media to Fit Your Business Strategy

January 23, 2015 | by Chuck Cohn [small revisions done on the original article] In our increasingly connected society, building a social media presence is as commonplace as getting a driver’s license. Personal Facebook profiles, LinkedIn accounts, and Twitter handles are common

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PHISHING SCAMS DURING TAX SEASON Devon Kroop 3/28/2016 Phishers successfully target businesses’ W-2 information The ever-transforming ransomware threat Savvy Cybersecurity quick links Update: FBI vs. Apple Emerging issues: File-less malware, Mac ransomware attacks, FedEx phishing emails, and more Cybersecurity shorts:

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Google Discovers Insurance Is Not a Commodity

Google to Shut Down Google Compare Products in March by Precise Leads March 1, 2016 Google announced it will discontinue Google Compare, its auto insurance, mortgage, and credit card comparison service, after just one year of operation. Why the sudden

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Cybersecurity rising as health IT concern

By Joseph Conn  | February 27, 2016 After years of budgetary indifference to health information security, and fresh off the worst year in history for healthcare data breaches, many healthcare organizations will be putting more resources into protecting their data, according

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New Communication Tools

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100 Best Marketing Ideas from Senior Insurance Marketing Association

Distributed by SIMA (Senior Insurance Marketing Association) on 2/19/2016 1. Pick up the phone. I have yet to find a better way of “marketing oneself” then speaking with a prospect on the phone — it’s way better than direct mailings

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Hospital pays hackers $17,000 to unlock EHRs frozen in ‘ransomware’ attack.

By Joseph Conn  | February 17, 2016 (This story was updated on Feb. 18, 2016.) A Southern California hospital’s computers have been restored after it paid a $17,000 ransom in bitcoins to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its network. The gambit

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Your next insurance agent will be a robot

Smarter machines mean more jobs are at risk of automation. Yours may be next. January 28, 2016 4:31 AM PST by Max Taves Add insurance agent to the list of jobs that can be automated. (John Lund/Blend Images/Corbis) A robot just

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Obtaining Passwords for the Stone Hill Resource Center

Certain types of information and presentation formats are not approved by the government to be seen by the public. We place passwords on those files. The password is intended only to keep the public out, not agents. Call us at

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