Happy Spreadsheet Day!!!

What Are You Doing for Spreadsheet Day? Spreadsheets: some people love them, some people hate them, and some people are a little afraid of them. No matter which category you may currently fall into, you probably know that spreadsheets are vital to the inner workings of organizations ranging in size from massive Fortune 500 companies to small, loca

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Should Manufacturing Firms Invest In Microsoft Technologies?

From the invention of the assembly line to cloud computing for the Discrete, Repetitive, and Process Manufacturing industries, updating to the latest technology is never in question. What does get closer scrutiny, is deciding to invest in Microsoft technologies. That’s what Rolls Royce did, and now they use Microsoft technology platforms, to fund

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October 16th Is Steve Jobs Day

Steve Jobs Day Sheds Light On Apple Founder’s Legacy In today’s modern world, the name “Apple” has become synonymous with technology. It’s no wonder then that Steve Jobs, the company’s late co-founder, has become such an influential figure in American history. His contributions are well documented in motion pictures, books and an autho

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Does Power BI Make Sense For Your Business?

If you could draw insights from your data within five minutes flat, would that get your attention? Microsoft’s Power BI is an online service, with a connection to other Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, that lets you analyze, visualize and transform data quickly and easily. Through the use of Power BI dashboards, interactive reports, and

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Another Uber Data Breach – It’s Never The Crime, It’s The Cover-up

In 2016, Uber suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) of 57 million users. In the same breach, some 600,000 driver’s license numbers of Uber drivers were exposed. So, What Was The Response? The Federal government and state governments have laws protecting data privacy. Most of them

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Digital Transformation: Is Your Business Ready?

“Digital transformation” is a term likely circulating around IT departments everywhere. The vast majority of businesses today, no matter how big or small, will likely need to further digitalize their operations in order to keep up with competitive markets and an ever-growing list of digital trends. There are endless components associated with

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How To Ensure A Secure Home Network

Most homeowners and renters understand the importance of home security. In fact, in today’s world, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on home protection. But while securing your belongings is considered good common sense, homeowners don’t as often consider the concept of data security. This is unde

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Implementing Data Security For Your Small Business

Today’s small business owners are tasked with managing operations, employees and a wide range of things pertaining to the modern day business. It’s no surprise, then, that amid the hustle and bustle, some areas of importance are thrown to the wayside. Cybersecurity is often one of them. According to studies, the majority of small business owne

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Google Shutting Down Google+

Google+ Social Media App Will Soon Move Off Into The Sunset Google+ has never really been a popular social media network. In fact, most people say they’ve never used it and don’t know how it works. So it’s not too surprising to hear that Google has finally decided to pull the plug. Google just announced a ten-month sunsetting period, which b

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Scalable Wi-Fi Is Best Practice For Schools

Everyone has Wi-Fi. We all expect to see it wherever we go, and most of us have more than one Wi-Fi-enabled device. Grocery stores, fast food restaurants – even your mechanic has Wi-Fi. But does that mean you REALLY need it in your school? Isn’t it less secure than wired? To answer the first question: “Don’t be coy.” You know how backwar

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Are Microsoft’s New Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality Applications Redefining Business?

From its inception, Microsoft has been defining and redefining business. According to History, Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in April of 1975. The company introduced the Windows operating system in 1985. In 1995, it released its web-browser, Internet Explorer. Prior to the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference for IT developers and

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New Gift Card Scam Hits Just In Time For The Holidays

There’s a new Gift Card scam going around that has already cost consumers lots of money, frustration, and headaches. Here’s how it works. You’ll get an email from a friend or relative asking you to go buy them a gift card. The email will say that your friend or relative has been busy or sick and unable to get to the store. Once you get the ca

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What Is RDP And Why Is The FBI Warning Companies About This?

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a public service announcement at the end of September 2018, alerting companies about the risks of allowing RDP endpoints to be exposed online. The IC3, a division of The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), is sending out the alarm to U.S. businesses about their concerns that millions of RDP

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Important News: Potential Facebook Data Breach

Facebook Was Breached Were You Or A Facebook Friend Affected? Facebook has confirmed that more than 50 million user accounts have been breached. They made the announcement today, Friday, September 28th.  However, their engineering team discovered the security breach back on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018. They tell us that the vulnerability has b

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What’s New in the September Update of Office 365?

The September update of Office 365 includes some major additions and changes to tools such as Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Excel, just to name a few. It is important to keep up with these developments, so here is a list of the major advancements of which you need to be aware. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcUHE_OqazA]Microsoft Teams:

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How Are These Law Firms Leading the Way with Technology?

After decades of avoiding the use of innovative technologies, many law firms are implementing IT into their operating procedures to streamline their services. Clients have demanded more convenient interactions with their counsel. Additionally, with extensive amounts of data, firms need to keep pace with ever-changing legal regulations. They must re

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The New Windows 10 Release and the Features It Will Be Dropping

Microsoft makes it clear that with each fresh release of Windows 10 there will be new features added – and some features that will be dropped. Here is what you need to know about the features that Microsoft is dropping or stopping development for, and what the alternatives are, for the October 2018 release. The Difference Between Being Dropped a

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Did You Know That October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Online security is something that should get everyone’s attention. Threats exist all around us: ransomware, viruses, spyware, social engineering attacks and more. There’s so much you need to know to keep your personal and business information safe. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuZ206e_wRA]  But… where do you start? As trusted cy

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3 Quick Tips To Boost Your LinkedIn Skills

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X0F4be9xJw]Are You Using Your LinkedIn Profile To Its Full Potential? LinkedIn is, as I’m sure you’re well aware, a hugely popular social media platform for professionals in a wide range of industries. The site allows for fantastic networking opportunities and gives you a place to get yourself, your bus

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Colorado Timberline Taken Down by Ransomware and What That Means for You

According to Statista, there were 184 million ransomware attacks in 2017 and the average ransomware demand is over $1,000. Individuals, organizations, and companies have fallen victim to these attacks. Most people recognize the fact that ransomware is a danger, but they may not realize that it can actually destroy their company. The recent closure

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