With warmer weather in the forecast, it can be very easy to put off one of the most important spring tasks: filing taxes. Even though the April 15 deadline is quickly approaching, many Missourians still have not filed taxes. Taxpayers can be at ease, however, because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a convenient electronic-filing (e-filing) option online to help those with time constraints.

Columbia, MO—Businesses today rely on corporate technology networks and Internet connections for sales, operating, transactional and financial systems. However, this global connectivity comes with the risk and liability of a data network breach. No business or organization is immune to cyber attacks, which is why many business owners are allocating time and resources towards network security. According to The Economist, 45% of companies have appointed a Chief Risk Officer, with another 25% planning to recruit one in the future.

Most of us have been there before. Occasionally an email from a friend is littered with peculiar boxes and icons that appear as if they don’t belong. This is not some secret, coded language but rather the result of what happens when the dialogue between two computers is formatted incorrectly. Frustrating as this tech gibberish may be, there are certain precautions to take to increase the likelihood of a file or e-mail appearing as intended.