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What Cybersecurity Attack Trends Should You Watch Out for in 2023?

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 January 25th, 2023|Cybersecurity|

The new year has just begun and it’s a time of renewal as we plan for the possibilities to come in 2023. It’s also a time when you need to plan for resiliency in the face of ever-present cyberattacks.Sixty-eight percent of surveyed business leaders feel that cybersecurity risks are getting worse. They have a good [...]

Don’t Set Yourself Up to Fail: Tips for Safer Home Security Setups

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 January 20th, 2023|Cybersecurity|

The global home security market has been growing by leaps and bounds. By 2026, experts expect the market to expand at a rate of 20.1%. This is on top of an expected increase of 21.6% from 2021 to 2022.From Ring doorbell cams to entire home security systems, consumers want these solutions. Watching your front door [...]

Align Your Team to Company Targets with Microsoft Viva Goals

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 January 15th, 2023|Microsoft, Productivity|

You often hear the words “digital transformation” and “collaboration.” But what do they actually mean? What do they mean for the day-to-day of running your business?Collaboration can’t happen without shared goals. When departments are siloed and unconnected, priorities can conflict. People are doing their best but may not be moving in the same direction.Digital transformation [...]

7 VoIP Setup Tips for a More Productive Office

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 January 10th, 2023|IT Management, Productivity|

The global pandemic put a big emphasis on the need to run a business from anywhere. Enabling employees to work remotely requires cloud solutions. This includes collaborative platforms like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems have also become critical.VoIP allows companies to stay in contact with customers and potential [...]

5 Ways to Balance User Productivity with Solid Authentication Protocols

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 January 5th, 2023|Cybersecurity, Productivity|

One constant struggle in offices is the balance between productivity and security. If you give users too much freedom in your network, risk increases. But add too many security gates, and productivity can dwindle.It’s a fine balance between the two, but one you can achieve. Organizations need to recognize the importance of both. And not [...]

What to Include in a Year-end Technology Infrastructure Review

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 December 31st, 2022|Cybersecurity, IT Management|

When the year is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to plan for the future. Most businesses begin the year with the hope of growing and improving operations. Much of how a business operates depends on technology. So, it makes sense to look to your IT for areas of optimization.A year-end technology review [...]

What Are the Advantages of Implementing Conditional Access?

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 December 25th, 2022|Cybersecurity|

It seems that nearly as long as passwords have been around, they’ve been a major source of security concern. Eighty-one percent of security incidents happen due to stolen or weak passwords. Additionally, employees continue to neglect the basics of good cyber hygiene.For example, 61% of workers use the same password for multiple platforms. And 43% [...]

Tips for Overcoming Barriers to a Smooth BYOD Program

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 December 20th, 2022|Cybersecurity, IT Management|

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a concept that took hold after the invention of the smartphone. When phones got smarter, software developers began creating apps for those phones. Over time, mobile device use has overtaken desktop use at work.According to Microsoft, mobile devices make up about 60% of the endpoints in a company network. [...]

Simple Setup Checklist for Microsoft Teams

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 December 15th, 2022|Microsoft, Productivity|

Microsoft Teams is a lot of things. It’s a video conferencing tool, a team messaging channel, and a tool for in-app co-authoring, just to name a few. During the pandemic, the popularity of Teams skyrocketed.User numbers for MS Teams jumped from 20 million in November 2019 to 75 million in April 2020. As of this [...]

7 Things to Consider When Getting a New Computer to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

By | 2022-12-13T14:10:44-06:00 December 10th, 2022|IT Management|

Have you ever bought a new computer and then had buyer’s remorse a few months later? Maybe you didn’t pay attention to the storage capacity and ran out of space. Or you may have glossed over memory and experienced constant freeze-ups.An investment in a new PC isn’t something you want to do lightly. Doing your [...]