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On Memorial Day we remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. These brave men and women have dedicated their lives to honor the living and make our lives better.     Can’t see the video above?  Click Here. The History Of Memorial Day Memorial day is the most solemn American holiday. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. After the Civil War in 186...

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5 Ways Managed IT Services Is the Right Choice for Your Business

Choosing a managed IT services firm to handle your business’s IT is the right choice for many businesses. Here are our top 5 reasons why. 1. Focus on Your Business’s Core Competencies Here’s the bottom line: unless you are a managed IT services firm, your core competency isn’t IT services. It’s something else. Every resource you devote in-house to IT services is a resource you’re no...

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Pick the Perfect Meeting Location Using Outlook Mobile

  Microsoft’s Office suite makes it easy to schedule meetings, reserving the right room and inviting all the right people. Many people think they can only use these powerful features from their office computer, because Exchange calendar integration in iOS doesn’t support these features. In reality, mobile users can still access these powerful scheduling features using Outlook Mobile. Here...

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5 Crucial Elements to Training Your Employees in Optimal Cyber Security

Cyber attackers are highly motivated to obtain or corrupt your company’s data. But whether their motivation is to steal your funds outright, hold your data for ransom, practice espionage, or simply disrupt your business, most hackers cannot access your network without an “in.” In other words, they require a login, personal access codes, or network access through malware to initialize their ...

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Here’s What You Need to Know About SD-WAN Technology

Moving from hardware solutions to software solutions isn’t a new concept for technology professionals, but network infrastructure has traditionally been a hardware-focused world even as applications move to the cloud. With the introduction of SD-WAN, or Software-Defined Wide Area Networks, IT professionals find themselves needing to retool their understanding of flexible networks and security. ...

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Critical Update From Microsoft: Remote Desktop Services

Impacted Systems: Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Windows7 Windows Server 2008 Nonimpacted Systems: Windows 10 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019 If you are still using Windows Server 2003 or XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2008 you could be in trouble. A wormable virus may be coming your way. The virus is designated as CVE-2019-0708. This means that the virus can get into your...

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Does Open Source Software Have a Role in Enterprise IT?

Open source software has come a long way since the 1980s. Back when the concept was first developed, it was a philosophical revolution in the software world. Releasing software for free wasn’t new, but releasing the source code behind the software and even encouraging others to improve upon it was game-changing. In its infancy, open source software wasn’t the sort of thing most enterprises wo...

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What Is PII, Non-PII, and Personal Data?

Data security becomes more important with each passing year. It’s important to have a good understanding of the terms that both governments and the information security industry use. Understanding these terms will help you lead your organization to comply with today’s regulations as well as whatever new regulations are coming down the pike. Today we’ll define three major terms: personally i...

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Microsoft Office 365: Check Out The Outlook Team-Meeting Add-In

Have you checked out the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center? Microsoft has been gradually migrating settings to this app from both the current Skype for Business Admin Center and the Microsoft Teams experience in the Office 365 Admin Center. How can you find it? You'll get a notification and directed to it in the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center. The ...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12th is Mother’s Day – what are your plans to mark the occasion? Flowers? A special meal? A day out with the kids?   Whatever your plans are, take some time this Sunday to celebrate all of the mothers in your life, not just your own. And if this is your day? The NTConnections team hopes that it’s a great one! ...

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