’Tis the Season: Tech Gift Ideas (Updated!)

2021 Tech Gift Ideas

With the slow delivery time of just about everything, it’s best to firm up your picks soon for holiday giving. Here are some tech gift ideas to get you started. Smart Toilets (Yes, you read that right!) This one is a little impractical for Secret Santa and they’re technically  not on the market yet —…

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Cyber Security Measures vs. Productivity: Who Wins?

Cyber Security Measures

If you feel like you are in a battle with your cyber security team to get access to the files and systems you need to get work done, you’re not alone. It unfortunately happens far too often that security comes at the cost of productivity. But it IS possible to create and maintain your cyber…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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”…

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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…

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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…

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