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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…

Tech predictions for the new decade

By Lauren Sires | January 7, 2020

It’s officially 2020! The last decade has brought us incredible technology advancements such as; 4G LTE, cloud computing, self-driving cars, virtual home assistants, smart homes, and so much more. Imagine what the next 10-years will bring! Although we don’t have a crystal ball, there’s a few things the tech industry agrees are going to see…

Last minute gifts for your techie: that won’t break the bank

By Lauren Sires | December 19, 2019

Smart Watch It’s hard to find a wrist not rocking a smart watch nowadays, even Grandma has one! King is still the Apple Watch, but with FitBit releasing the Versa 2 with Alexa and Spotify compatibility it’s going to be a fierce contender in the gift market. Not to mention that tempting $130 sale price.…

Is your budget in line with upcoming trends?

By Lauren Sires | November 14, 2019

Wondering what’s in store for your business tech-wise in 2020?  The answer is a whole lot!  5G will begin entering the market place, expect more uses being discovered for artificial intelligence, increasing demands on hardware, updated software and many others. Next year 85% of small businesses expect their IT expenditures to stay steady or increase.…

Back, back, back it up

By Lauren Sires | October 16, 2019

There are multiply ways to safeguard your company’s data: Having a privacy policy followed by your employees Establish Password management Govern Internet and Social Media Usage Manage Email Usage Govern and Manage company owned mobile devices Report Security Incidents and how to respond and mitigate damage.   But none of these carefully planned policies and…

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