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What Are Some Common Myths With Managed IT Services?

Managed IT Services is a transaction often required by businesses large and small in order to operate efficiently. It’s unfortunate that some owners and managers misinterpret the scale of services provided by a Managed IT Provider. To some extent, there is a contractual obligation toward the expected services, but there is also a simple limitation as to what the IT Provider is capable of do...

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Being Safe and Not Sorry: Backing Up Your Personal Data

In the world of business, you can't afford any mishaps, errors or setbacks. Unfortunately, errors, mishaps, and other unforeseen events are inevitable. The best thing you can do for yourself and for your business is to be as prepared as possible. Are you still under the impression that personal data backup is overrated? There are a variety of situations that say otherwise. Why Should Data ...

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Apple Tech Tip: How To Recover A File You Forgot To Save

It happens to the best of us. You’ve invested serious time and effort into a Microsoft Office file for an upcoming presentation. You may even be moments away from finishing your work. Then it happens: your Mac goes down, hard. Maybe the power goes out, or maybe you get the dreaded “Sad Mac” screen of death. You know it’s been next to forever since you manually saved the file. Worst case...

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Selecting The Right Business VoIP Provider [2019 Guide]

To experience growth and stay relevant in their given industries, companies rely on productivity-enhancing and cost-effective communication systems that provide a robust, efficient platform for critical interactions, both internal and external. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems have risen to the forefront as a viable communication solution for businesses of all sizes, replacing traditio...

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A Look At The 2018 Cybercrime Stats

What Is the Big Picture in Terms of Cybercrime in 2018? The past few years have revealed trends that show us cybercrime won’t just go away. The following stats put the breadth of the threat into perspective: Cybercrime was the 2nd largest crime in terms of the number of incidents reported. Cybercrime accounts for more than half all criminal activity in the U.K. An attacker is present i...

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What Is Customer Lockbox And Privileged Access Management In Office 365

  Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of services that includes Customer Lockbox and Privileged Access Management. Both tools to assist customers in meeting their compliance obligations and maximizing data security and privacy. These tools are currently only available for customers with Office 365 Enterprise and Advanced Compliance SKUs. Privileged accounts are being compromised more rapidly e...

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The Most Common Errors Local Businesses Make When Hiring an IT Consultant

Hiring an IT consultant is a proven method of boosting small to midsize businesses beyond their current capabilities. Rather than hiring full-time employees or tying up internal resources, businesses can allow an IT consultant to do some of the heavy lifting. That’s not to suggest that hiring an IT consultant does not have some pitfalls. Here are some of the most common errors that local busi...

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Could Your IT Department Benefit From Co-Managed IT Services?

Many companies today experience growth spurts and these can be painful for your employees; especially for your IT department. As the IT Director, you are tasked with making sure all computer and networking equipment is properly maintained. You must ensure that your internet security and all those end-user support requests are fulfilled. Since your technology needs to run at peak performance in ord...

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How To Create A Photo Calendar In Microsoft PowerPoint

 What Can You Use Personalized PowerPoint Photo Calendars for? A personalized photo calendar is a great way to provide loved ones with updated family pictures during holidays and birthdays. You can print them out on regular paper or cardstock, or send your projects to family and friends digitally. It’s simple to complete in Microsoft PowerPoint, even if you don’t consider yourself the artsy...

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What Does The End Of Support For Windows 7 Mean To Metro DC Organizations?

Windows 7 has reached its End of Life. For many users, this will be a sad day when the operating system is “put out to pasture.” But Microsoft has clearly outlined the product’s lifecycle and on January 14, 2020, extended support for Windows 7 will end. Many Windows 7 users are not aware of exactly what this means and how it will affect their day-to-day business. The product’s features ...

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