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  1. Avoiding Cyberattacks by Leveraging Access and Vigilance

    It seems that every other week there’s another story about a cyberattack on a company. Unfortunately, employees are often, knowingly or unknowingly, the source of network attacks. These three articles cover strategies you can employ to help keep your company safe. Three Requirements for Employee Access to Company Data Company data and information can be…

  2. Internal Controls Is a Boring Topic Until You Lose a Pile of Money

    This lady to the right is Martha Jean.  She was probably well-liked at work.  She probably went out of her way to make sure others felt like she was a competent, dependable co-worker. She didn’t want to raise any flags at the awning manufacturer that employed her, because the Santa Ana Police Department’s Economic Crimes…

  3. WingSwept Named 10th Best Small to Medium Size Employer in North Carolina

    The results are in and Business North Carolina has ranked WingSwept as the 10th best small to medium size employer in North Carolina.  Business North Carolina works with Best Companies Group, who polls the employees of the employers, to build their list of the Best Employers in North Carolina based on the results of those…

  4. To Avoid Cyberattacks Encourage Employees to Turn Off Autopilot

    People don’t trust much these days.  Six in ten don’t trust Facebook at all.  Forty-six percent don’t trust the press at all.  In fact, fifty-two percent don’t even trust polls like the ones just referenced. Despite all this suspicion, people do still trust the people they know personally.  That’s a problem, because technology makes it…

  5. Forget the Clickbait. Here’s What’s Proven to Make Companies Successful.

    Every week, another consultant runs a study so they can announce the factor that makes companies most successful.  Every month or so, a wildly successful executive puts an end-cap on their career by writing a book explaining the one factor that helped them become fabulously rich and well-respected. Unfortunately, every book and article reveals a…

  6. WingSwept Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in NC and the US

    We are proud to announce that we recently received two very notable recognitions – Business North Carolina’s 2019 Best Employers in North Carolina and Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces in the United States. We didn’t work toward building a dynamic, supportive culture to win awards.  We do it because that’s the way we like to work. …

  7. Overcoming a Business Plateau: Measuring Success

    This article is the last in a three-part series on how to overcome a period of stagnation, or “plateau” that businesses often hit somewhere between 20 and 50 employees.  The first and second articles, Process and the Importance of Consistency and Taking the Leap of Faith, were posted previously. When you did all the work,…

  8. Three Money Pits That Don’t Show Up In Your P&L Statement

    Tracking your company’s performance against historical data is a great way to keep a pulse on performance and profitability.  Unfortunately, while a P&L statement does a great job of benchmarking this quarter’s performance against last quarter or last year, it can’t always do a great job of telling you why it changed.  That requires more…

  9. Ransomware and Malware Prevention is About User Training, Not Technology

    Ransomware and other types of malware arrive on computer networks from several different sources.  Some of it is downloaded via links in phishing emails, which are designed to look like they are legitimate but are not.  Some links arrive through malicious websites or web advertisements, which download the malware files.  Some malware even comes onto…

  10. Could Your Small Business Benefit from Mesh Networking?

    One of the major new trends in home technology right now is mesh networking.  But while it’s a new technology for home users, a more reliable form of mesh networking has been used for years by businesses to improve the reach and reliability of their wireless networks.  With prices coming down and the technology becoming…