Ransomware

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By Ian M. Marlow March 31, 2016 We’ve all heard of cases in the news, or on an episode of Law & Order, where a person is kidnapped and held for ransom. Someone wants money before they will return the person. Now, it’s happening with computer files as well. Hackers are getting into computers, planting viruses […]

W2 Phishing Scams

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By Ian M. Marlow March 21, 2016 You’re furiously working through your inbox, trying to chip away at the emails that seem to multiply faster than rabbits. You feel like you’re getting somewhere, when all of a sudden you see one from your boss, asking—no demanding—W2 files for certain employees now. “Oh crap,” you think. “I’d […]

Reasons to Automate with Updates

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By Ian M. Marlow March 14, 2016 As the owner of apartment buildings, how much time are you spending on office tasks? How many of those tasks do you do manually? Think of all the time you could save if you automated. Everything from finding tenants to taking care of your building can be streamlined, saving […]

Post-Breach: How to Recover from a Cyber-Attack

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By Ian M. Marlow March 5, 2016 When it comes to cyber-attacks these days, it’s really not a matter of if, but of when. Hackers seem to be able to break through even the strongest of security measures, and businesses have to be ready to combat an attack when it happens. Unfortunately, it’s not just the […]

A Look at MRI•Go—Streamlining Your Real Estate Asset Management

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By Ian M. Marlow September 23, 2015 Thanks to MRI•Go, MRI database searches are easier for real estate owners and operators. This added solution to the MRI platform has enhanced search capabilities that enable the software to act more like an intra-system search engine. MRI•Go (Version X) provides Google-like search functions within your environment—simply type in […]

Compliance with the Criminal Justice Information System

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By Ian M. Marlow September 11, 2015 The US Department of Justice, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has put forth a standard of security protocols for various systems to meet government encryption level and other data security requirements. This is the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) security policy administered by the FBI and it’s […]

A Look at MRI Go and Yardi Ajax—Efficiency Tools to Help Streamline Your Real Estate Business

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By Ian M. Marlow June 30, 2015 The days of tedious database searches and clumsy online file management has come to an end with MRI•Go and Yardi Ajax. These programs, from leading providers of technology solutions for the real estate industry, have enhanced search capabilities that enable the software to act more like an intra-system search […]

Top 10 Things to Consider When Choosing an ERP System

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By Ian M. Marlow March 4, 2015 An ERP is an enterprise resource planning system—a computing ecosystem that plays a large role in the operations of many types of companies, including real estate and property management firms. As we discussed in a previous post, this system-wide application represents the homogeneous balance between all your systems and […]