Which Is Better: Google Workplace or Microsoft 365?

Google Workplace vs Microsoft 365, Google vs Microsoft 365

As a managed service provider, we get asked this question a lot. Why Microsoft 365? Why not Google Workplace?  You might think: six of one, half dozen of the other, but there are some significant differences. Before you decide, here are some questions to ask yourself: Are you used to Access and Publisher? You like…

Read More

Is Moving to Microsoft Teams Right for Your Business?

Moving to Microsoft Teams

If any kind of change sends chills up your spine, you’re not alone. Even moving from one type of IT tool to another: Is it really worth the pain? As a managed service provider,  we often answer this question in relation to moving to Microsoft Teams,  which is a tool of the Microsoft 365 group…

Read More

Should Your Cloud Be Built for Your Industry?

Microsoft Cloud, Industry Cloud Solutions

Microsoft continues to expand and deepen its industry-focused cloud offerings, according to a recent MS Power User with five new industry-based cloud solutions. Now manufacturing, retail, finance and nonprofit organizations can also choose a cloud solution built just for their industry (in addition to healthcare, which launched previously).  After all, if you are going to…

Read More

Has Your Cloud Data Gone Missing? Would You Even Know?

Cloud Glitch results in Missing Cloud Data

There is no doubt that cloud services are the way to go for business adaptability and cyber security. That’s why we recommend the cloud to all our managed service and enterprise service clients. But it has to be configured correctly and backed up—a lesson many businesses recently learned the hard way. Recently, a mysterious “bug”…

Read More

Setting Recovery Time Objectives That Fit Your Business

Setting Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)

With ransomware and network hacks on the rise, data backup and recovery has never been more important. But how do you know what backup and recovery objectives you should set for your business? After all, the more frequently you back up, the higher your DBR and data storage costs. In this post, we’ll walk you…

Read More

DearCry Ransomware & Why You Should Be on the Cloud

DearCry Ransomware & Cloud Computing

If your IT team hasn’t already moved you off an on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server into Exchange Online or at least very strongly recommended it, it’s time to start asking some hard questions. Even before the HAFNIUM zero-day infiltration into on-premises MS Exchange Servers was discovered, a large number of businesses had already moved to MS…

Read More

Using On-Premises Microsoft Exchange Server Software? Protect Your Data TODAY

Zero Day Microsoft Exchange Server Hack

If your company still has an on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server, your environment is at risk. Microsoft announced critical vulnerabilities requiring immediate patches released March 2, 2021 and is urging users to download software patches for the four vulnerabilities that were discovered. In addition, the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive 21-02…

Read More

Multi Factor Authentication: What the Microsoft MFA Warning Really Means

Microsoft MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)

You may have seen the recent Microsoft MFA warning and been a bit confused. After all, multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification, is considered a cornerstone of good cybersecurity practice. In fact, last year Microsoft said that users who enabled multi-factor authentication could block around 99.9 percent of automated…

Read More