Email Marketing Services (Insight/Information)

Making the Most of Email Marketing Service Providers [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gBGEgHwUKc] Email marketing provides businesses with the most direct line of communication for connecting with customers and turning leads into sales. It is also one of the most cost-effective marketing methods available. While you can use any number of m

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Windows 7 End Of Life: What You Need To Know

Are You Prepared for Windows 7 End of Life? Windows 7 has been one of the most successful operating systems developed by Microsoft. Its resilience has been boosted by many conspiracies and controversies surrounding Windows 8. In fact, millions of organizations skipped the Windows 8 upgrade and stuck with Window 7. Many businesses are still not conv

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Managed Services Return On Investment (Questions/Answers)

ROI for Managed IT Services: Are You Reaping the Returns You Should Be? When’s the last time you measured the ROI for your managed IT services? No one needs to tell you how important technology is to your business – you live it and breathe it every day. If your technology isn’t playing the role it’s supposed to, team productivity and moral

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Today’s Security Challenges and How Microsoft Helps Mitigate Them

Today’s workforce is more mobile than ever, which means they can work from virtually anywhere any time, provided they’ve got an internet connection. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGdMSFfhazg]While this is great, it presents a whole new spectrum of security challenges as this level of mobility means more opportunities for a security b

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Happy Independence Day!

On July 4th we as Americans honor the formation of the union we call The United States of America. Whether enjoying the holiday at the beach; a backyard barbeque; watching a fireworks celebration in the city; working hard in the office or shop; or marching in a local community parade; we all celebrate the birth of our great nation together as one.

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Work Together with Microsoft

We are all familiar with a situation where we are not able to find a suitable meeting place or time because all the boardrooms have been booked and our tiny personal offices can barely host more than three people at a time. Yet, you have to work together with other team members in order to produce a document with merged data and beat that deadline.

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Understanding Microsoft Office 365 (Product Review)

This article is basically an overview of what Microsoft Office 365 is. Virtually, there is nothing new especially to those who are already using Microsoft Office products; only a few enhancements to better your user experience. To start off, we will have a historical evolution of Office to give you a clear understanding of where we are coming from,

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Did You Know? Your DNA Can Be Hacked!

Cyber Hacks on DNA-Testing Companies Raise Fears about Genetic Data Privacy   DNA-testing companies the latest to be targeted by cybercriminals Stories of businesses getting hacked by cybercriminals are pretty much par for the course nowadays. Increasingly, companies who collect and store large amounts of user data are prime targets for malicious

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Hackers Shortcut Microsoft Office 365 Security

Hackers Discover New Way to Bypass Microsoft’s Office 365 Security Protocols Hackers have discovered an innovative method of getting those malicious URLs in their emails past Office 365’s security protocols. This was first revealed by Avanan, a company that deals in internet security. Avanan says that cybercriminals are now using a tag in the

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Hmmmmm…What Is Yam Jam?

Yam Jam – The Virtual Town Hall Experience That Brings Your Organization Together If you are an avid user of Office 365 or have in some way expressed interest in Microsoft’s online environment, then you’re probably familiar with Yammer – the freemium enterprise social networking service that is used for private communication within organiza

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Confused About All These Tech Terms: Information Technology Glossary

In today’s world, everyone uses information technology. This is simply the technology behind our computers and networks including software and hardware. For businesses, it includes servers, data centers, and other technology to support their IT infrastructure. In spite of its prevalence, many people are not familiar with some of the terminologie

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What Are Code Signing SSL Certificates and Why Use Them?

The concept of Code Signing SSL Certificates includes protecting users against phony software and assuring that the software is not infected with a virus. Most reputable companies require this certificate before accepting a product and using it. In today’s world, it’s the safest method of guaranteeing that software has not been altered or comp

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Cybersecurity Awareness: A Thorn in the Flesh For Local Government Agencies

Local government agencies are concerned by the lack of cybersecurity awareness among government employees and end users. This was a shocking discovery learned from a poll conducted by the Public Technology Institute back in September 2017. The poll found that there were two major factors that were working as obstacles to better cybersecurity. The n

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Top 5 Business Challenges Facing Today’s Accounting Firms

Accounting, just like every other profession, is affected by our ever-changing world. The increase in technological advances alone can leave your head spinning.  Though technology endeavors to make work easier for everyone, it requires your full attention to keep up. However, technology is responsible for numerous positive changes in every field

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Why Nonprofit Organizations Should Invest in Microsoft Office 365

Not-for-profit organizations frequently contend with the lack of time and money needed to afford large IT investments that are critical for achieving efficiency in their operations. The few organizations that somehow manage to afford these technologies constantly have to deal with scarce resources and manpower needed to manage the technology. Ther

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Are Parents Being Good Role Models for Children When It Comes to Technology?

Everyone likes technology, right? It’s amazing what you can do and find out about the use of technology. However, technology itself is addictive and parents are not an exception. Today, most parents pay more attention to their computer or phone screen than they do to their children. Even busy parents stay on social media too much. They constantly

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The What, The How, and The Why of Managed Threat Detection

Cybercriminals are getting more fearless by the day and their crimes are getting more and more sophisticated. Cybercrimes are costing businesses and organizations billions of dollars each year. This has spawned a new generation of cybercrime fighters who search for ways to end this threat once and for all. With each new attack, the crimes get more

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Remember Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

When we think of Memorial Day, we have visions of parades, going to the beach, enjoying a picnic in the park, or gathering with family and friends for a barbeque. But, as most of us know, this is a special day to honor military members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Many of us will be visiting the gravesites and memorials of the m

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It’s Hurricane & Tropical Storm Season On June 1st –But Alberto’s Already Here!

The Hurricane and Tropical Storm Season officially starts on June 1st. But we heard just now that Louisiana sent out storm and flood warnings for Alberto. Alberto is a strong tropical storm that’s been gathering strength in the Gulf of Mexico for a few days. It’s not too late to prepare, especially if you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, anyw

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Office 365 GDPR Compliance Manager

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hy9cLN5Fo]Compliance Manager Introduced by Microsoft, Compliance Manager is a data tracking system designed to ensure companies adhere to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Organizations can sign up for paid Compliance Manager or subscribe to a free Compliance Manager via Microsoft tools such as M

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