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Elevate Your Virtual Meetings with Microsoft Teams

By Lauren Sires | February 2, 2021

Teams has been hard at work adding more new features to its virtual meeting interface due to increase demand. Here’s some of our favorite perks when turning to Teams for your online gatherings.   Crystal Clear Visuals Depending on your participant’s internet bandwidth Teams has made quality audio and video a priority since its inception.…

IT Trends for 2021

By Lauren Sires | January 11, 2021

2020 was anything but predictable, which means forecasting what to expect for 2021 will be interesting to say the least. But the good news is when it comes to technology trends, our magic eight ball seems to be pointing to innovative ideas. Here are some of the trends tech professionals are expecting to be impactful…

Don’t Let 2021 Take You By Surprise – Partner With An MSP

By Lauren Sires | December 9, 2020

The year 2020 generated seismic waves in how we do business. Employees were first in the office, then out of the office, then back and forth, with many companies landing on some kind of hybrid configuration to remain in business. The fluctuating demands on business IT were greater than they have ever been.   If…

Budgeting For IT After A Year of Uncertainty

By Lauren Sires | November 4, 2020

As an unforgettable 2020 draws to an end many companies are looking at how to best prepare for the future, causing conversations of budgeting to be very different than in the past. With remote workers occupying significant portions of many workforces, adjustments are being made to accommodate those hybrid offices. Some organizations are even planning…

Microsoft Ignite 2020: Some Highlights

By Lauren Sires | October 7, 2020

Microsoft hosts an annual conference for developers and IT professionals called Ignite. The purpose is to discuss upcoming plans for Microsoft’s line of products, trends they see in the tech industry and often times there is a new product announcement or two.   To be expected 2020 was the very first virtual Ignite and probably…

Lists: Microsoft’s Latest in Tracking Team Collaboration

By Lauren Sires | September 11, 2020

Microsoft continues to add to its robust lineup of organizational apps. You may already be familiar with SharePoint Lists, a tool embedded in SharePoint to track information company wide. Microsoft is now expanding on this tool with the Lists app. The new Lists app, which is available as part of the Microsoft 365 suite is…

Ransomware on the Rise: SonicWall Releases its 2020 Mid-Year Threat Report

By Lauren Sires | August 10, 2020

Your SonicWall Firewalls do more than just protect your business from attacks. As they keep your information safe, SonicWall is constantly collecting and analyzing trends in cybersecurity. Recently they released their mid-year threat report, here are the highlights:   Malware is down and ransomware is on the rise Malware and ransomware differ in one big…

Microsoft Power BI – Your Solution to Leveraging Business Data

By Lauren Sires | July 8, 2020

Data tracking is often considered a mundane and underappreciated chore all businesses rely on. It can be tedious, and lacks any real recognition, but every aspect of your core businesses function is improved when you have a solid foundation of data to help make key decisions. Whether you’re a for-profit business collecting sales numbers, or…

Navigating a New Hybrid Workforce

By Lauren Sires | June 11, 2020

We’ve all heard the new phrases… the new normal, time of uncertainty, unprecedented times, pivoting, and there will be more. Nevertheless, whatever you refer to this time as… things have changed, and there will be no going back.  We have been on a journey of learning that you might not have been aware of as…

New Microsoft Teams Features to Support Your Work at Home

By Lauren Sires | May 7, 2020

Microsoft Teams hit the Microsoft 365 ecosystem about 3 years ago and was already adding new features continually. If you don’t know anything about Teams it’s the app at the center of Microsoft’s collaborative universe. The app works by organizing all employees into groups called “teams.” In those “teams” users can post messages and share…

Avoiding online scams amidst coronavirus uncertainty

By Lauren Sires | April 1, 2020

Avoiding Coronavirus scams  Online scammers are on the offensive. As coronavirus spreads cybercriminals are finding ways to take advantage of unsuspecting users.  Several schemes have emerged amid this health crisis that we should all be wary of.     Some are easy to spot. We’ve all seen the new ‘snake oil’ products that are phony cures. But there are also more sophisticated ploys, such as apps claiming to be informational, but once downloaded…

What is Multi-Factor Authentication

By Lauren Sires | March 5, 2020

Mankind has been using passwords for centuries for controlling access to protected locations and information. Just visualize the sentry standing at their post directed to stop any unknown enemy. Since the onset of computer systems and PC’s passwords have been promoted to protecting our personal and business data. Over the years, passwords and password encryption…

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