TECH NEWS & TIPS

What Can We Expect from the Windows 10 October 2020 Update?

What Can We Expect from the Windows 10 October 2020 Update?

2020-10-22

Windows generally releases major updates in the spring and fall. Last fall brought some improvements in mail notifications and the file explorer search experience, and it was a fairly non-disruptive update compared to others. You can expect the next major update, Windows 10 version 20H2, to roll out sometime this month and it will bring…

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6 Reasons Your Company Needs a Data-driven Business Intelligence Dashboard

6 Reasons Your Company Needs a Data-driven Business Intelligence Dashboard

2020-10-15

Businesses are collecting all types of data through systems every day, and probably more than they know what to do with. There are multiple website analytics telling you how people are interacting with your site, marketing and sales data, and operational data, like how long it takes a customer to get an order or have…

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Tips & Resources for Employee Training During National

Tips & Resources for Employee Training During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

2020-10-08

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it’s a great time to reemphasize the importance of data security with your employees. It’s also a great time to start or restart your security awareness training. Only about 45% of organizations have mandatory security awareness training. Often, this is because they either don’t find the time…

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How Using Quality of Service Can Help You Reduce Connectivity Problems

How Using Quality of Service Can Help You Reduce Connectivity Problems

2020-10-01

You can have the best business technology in place to drive productivity, but still be held back by one very important thing – bandwidth. Today’s offices are more connected than ever before, putting more demands on their internet connection to handle all that traffic. For example, twenty years ago, email and internet browsing were the…

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Take These Steps Immediately If You've Been Hit with Ransomware

Take These Steps Immediately If You’ve Been Hit with Ransomware

2020-09-24

The odds are that if your company hasn’t already been hit by ransomware this year, you will be soon. According to “The State of Ransomware 2020” report by Sophos, 51% of surveyed organizations were hit by ransomware in 2019. And size doesn’t matter when it comes to these types of attacks. While larger organizations, such…

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Why It's Critical to Back Up Your Cloud Data in Platforms like Microsoft 365 and G Suite

Why It’s Critical to Back Up Your Cloud Data in Platforms like Microsoft 365 and G Suite

2020-09-17

Cloud productivity and storage platforms have become the norm over the last decade. Today, the average employee uses at least eight different cloud apps in their workflow and companies spend an average of $2,884 per year per employee on cloud subscriptions. Using cloud technologies has distinct advantages, not the least of which is the ability…

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Helpful Ideas for Using the New Microsoft Lists App for Business

Helpful Ideas for Using the New Microsoft Lists App for Business

2020-09-10

Whenever Microsoft brings out a new app in the Microsoft 365 platform, you can bet that there are plenty of ways to use it to improve your workflows. One of the newest that was just launched at the end of the summer was Microsoft Lists. This is an app designed to improve business processes through…

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Why Remote Support is Vital in a Post-COVID Business World

Why Remote Support is Vital in a Post-COVID Business World

2020-08-27

For companies in Wabash, Huntington County, and the rest of the country, the pandemic has forever changed how business operates. It accelerated an already growing trend of using a remote workforce and necessitated re-envisioning how teams connect with each other and their customers. The shutdowns hit just about every business unexpectedly, and even though things…

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Vital Password Management Habits That Your Team Needs to Be Using

Vital Password Management Habits That Your Team Needs to Be Using

2020-08-20

Some of your company’s most valuable assets are protected only by your least secure employee password. Credential theft is at an all-time high as attackers exploit bad password habits that allow them easy access to cloud storage platforms, servers, CRM accounts, and other assets. Microsoft’s cloud services alone see over 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts…

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Should I Be Using Full Disk Encryption (FDE) On My Laptop?

Should I Be Using Full Disk Encryption (FDE) On My Laptop?

2020-08-13

Do you ever take your laptop or mobile phone out of the office? Of course you do! That’s the purpose of working on devices that are portable. Laptops give you the convenience of having a computer that you can easily take with you wherever you go. But what would happen if it was lost or…

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Understanding the Latest Big Windows Vulnerability - SIGRed (CVE-2020-1350)

Understanding the Latest Big Windows Vulnerability – SIGRed (CVE-2020-1350)

2020-08-06

One of the most significant vulnerabilities detected in years is yet another way that the year 2020 seems to be piling on a lot of crisis in several ways. SIGRed (CVD-2020-1350) is what’s known as a worm vulnerability and its in Windows DNS server. It impacts Windows Server versions from 2003-2019. The DNS (domain name…

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Looking Into the Tech Crystal Ball to Find the Next Big Cybersecurity Threats

Looking Into the Tech Crystal Ball to Find the Next Big Cybersecurity Threats

2020-07-30

The cybersecurity landscape is always changing. The malware everyone was talking about two years ago, might be unseated by an entirely new threat this year. If you’re not keeping up with latest IT security reports, you could be leaving your business network vulnerable to attack by ransomware, viruses, and other types of malware. As part…

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What is Least Privilege? Why Is It Important to My Business?

What is Least Privilege? Why Is It Important to My Business?

2020-07-23

There are certain security best practices that might seem like a small step but can have a major impact on your overall business IT security. Often this is because they’re addressing a threat you didn’t realize you had. For example, many businesses in Grant County, IN use managed IT services because they’re correctly worried about outside threats,…

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Why Is It Important to Maintain Your Technology Infrastructure? (Part 2: Business Benefits)

Why Is It Important to Maintain Your Technology Infrastructure? (Part 2: Business Benefits)

2020-07-16

In Part 1 of our series on maintaining your technology infrastructure, we talked specifically about cost savings. In this article, we’ll discuss other business benefits when you properly maintain your technology. Why do companies put off proper IT maintenance and upgrades that could help their business? Some reasons include: Not realizing it costs them more…

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Why Is It Important to Maintain Your Technology Infrastructure? (Part 1: Cost Savings)

Why Is It Important to Maintain Your Technology Infrastructure? (Part 1: Cost Savings)

2020-07-09

Computers, routers, and other technology can seem just fine. You turn them on, and they do what they need to. Even updates can be automated. So, do they really need to be maintained? The short answer is: Yes, unless you want to pay unnecessary costs. You can think of your business technology infrastructure like your…

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Lower Costs & Keep Your Office Productive by Choosing the Right Backup/Recovery Tool

Lower Costs & Keep Your Office Productive by Choosing the Right Backup/Recovery Tool

2020-07-02

Data backup is vital to a business, but its often “out of sight, out of mind.” If there is no major emergency requiring data to be retrieved, backups can often be forgotten and put on autopilot. But as soon as one of those data loss emergencies occurs, any weakness in your backup and recovery strategy…

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Is It Time for My Business to Use a Cloud-Hosted Phone System?

How a VoIP Phone System Can Help Your Business Better Adapt to Change

2020-06-25

Businesses in Wabash, IN and the rest of the country got a wakeup call earlier this year when the COVID-19 pandemic caused nationwide lockdowns. Many companies had to scramble to enable employees to work remotely. This unexpected transition included figuring out how to keep their business phone lines answered. Companies using cloud VoIP systems had…

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6 IT Best Practices for Successful & Secure Employee Offboarding

6 IT Best Practices for Successful & Secure Employee Offboarding

2020-06-18

How you handle the offboarding of employees can have a big impact on your Miami county, IN business in several key technology related areas. Today, IT is so interweaved into how each employee does their job, that unraveling those threads when an employee leaves the company takes careful consideration. When offboarding is not done according…

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Business Value Comparison: Microsoft 365 Subscription vs Office 2019 Perpetual License

Business Value Comparison: Microsoft 365 Subscription vs Office 2019 Perpetual License

2020-06-11

When providing multiple employees with a business productivity suite, finding the best value for your money is a key driver in the type of tools you choose. Since its release in 1989, Microsoft Office has been the dominant office software used to power spreadsheets, documents, email, and presentations. It has evolved along with the times…

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free email for business

Free Email for Business

2020-04-10

Why you should never use free email for business. The message is clear: email is king. Many clients and customers communicate by email and as you know, it gives a fantastic ROI in your marketing strategy… Unless you’re using a free email like Hotmail, Gmail, or even your internet provider. If that’s the case, you…

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work from home policies

Work from Home

2020-04-08

Disruptive changes bring a need for work from home policies. COVID-19 is forcing many businesses to embrace work from home policies. The technology needed to enable people to work from home has existed for years but working from home may be new for you and your employees. Here are some essentials you need to address…

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