Office 365 Outlook Training Guide

By Lauren Sires | August 14, 2018

Outlook is one of the most commonly used business applications on the market, it’s also one of the most underutilized. Even though it’s used nearly every day, many people have never tapped into all the tools available on this communication platform. But chances are you’ve seen someone who has pulled a crazy Outlook trick out…

Keeping tabs on your tech: Avoiding “IT Sprawl”

By Lauren Sires | June 19, 2018

The worst mistake a business can make when planning their IT strategy is not making a plan at all. Companies that don’t prepare for IT growth are leaving themselves vulnerable to an IT professional’s worst nightmare, IT sprawl.   IT sprawl occurs when new equipment is introduced to your IT environment but aren’t properly integrated…

Spotting a Spoof: The ultimate guide to catching spoof emails

By Lauren Sires | June 1, 2018

Most businesses today recognize the dangers of phishing scams: from stealing passwords to spreading malware, threats to your business security are everywhere, and no matter how thorough your business is in setting up multiple lines of defense, email will be your Achilles Heel. NW Technology has  the tools to help guide you in making smarter…

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Pay a little now, or a lot later? – How choosing an MSP benefits your budget

By Lauren Sires | April 27, 2018

The questions is really do you want to pay now or pay later? The truth is, it’s not a matter of if your IT breaks, it’s when. You could be the most dedicated caretaker of your business’ IT infrastructure, but your tech devices do not last forever, they have an end of life, and unfortunately…

Getting You Up and Running: Benefits of Remote Tools

By Lauren Sires | April 11, 2018

  Customers are expecting more out of the companies they do business with. They expect competitive prices, fast delivery, and exceptional customer service. In fact almost 90% of customers surveyed have said they think brands need to put more effort into providing a consistent experience. These expectations include your IT. Whether you work directly with…


Firewall or Anti-Virus? Does my business need both?

By Lauren Sires | March 15, 2018

Most people with any computer experience understand the reasoning for an antivirus, but they might not be familiar with the term firewall, don’t worry, it’s not uncommon. That is why many businesses are shocked to find that their current network security solution isn’t keeping them as safe as it should.   Here is a quick…


Key Attributes of a Quality MSP

By Lauren Sires | February 14, 2018

Taking your first steps toward managed IT can seem daunting. How do you know what to look for when you don’t have anything to compare it to? What services are worth the price and which ones aren’t essential for your company. While every business is unique, there are a few key indicators of what makes…

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Strategic Planning: How to factor IT into your annual budget

By Lauren Sires | December 22, 2017

When working on yearly budgets, one of the biggest mistakes businesses make is leaving IT out of the planning process. Budgeting is about planning for as many expenses as possible so you’re not surprised with an unexpected bill. In an effort to help, we’ve compiled a few helpful tips from our techs to consider when…


Social Engineering: One of the biggest threats to your company’s security

By CrystalKing | December 19, 2017

Social engineering is the art of “human hacking,” which means manipulating people to give up confidential information. Let’s face it… humans are gullible. We like to be liked, to help, and we do not like to be yelled at. But one of our most dangerous attributes when it comes to becoming a victim… is that…

Business is going mobile: What does that mean for your company?

By Lauren Sires | November 16, 2017

A 2016 report from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that workers would take an 8% pay cut to work from home rather than in an office. In fact, some studies show that people who work from home are more productive and happier than their office counterparts. Desk workers aren’t the only folks turning…

When upgrading your equipment can actually hurt your business

By Lauren Sires | November 8, 2017

When looking at upgrading your IT equipment, it’s tempting to shop around and make your decision purely based on price   But making a decision based on only that dimension ignores all the reasons behind making the upgrade in the first place. A flip phone is significantly cheaper than an iPhone but if you ever…

Don’t be a victim of social engineering: NW Technology on Whatcom Report

By Lauren Sires | November 6, 2017

Ryan Oord of NW Technology spoke with Scott Hume of Salish Wealth Management on KGMI’s Whatcom Report segment this Sunday about Social Engineering. Social engineering is the art of using manipulation in order to extract valuable business information from your most vulnerable asset, your people. Listen to the whole segment below.

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