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Is Microsoft ‘Nagging’ You About Upgrading to Windows 10?

Microsoft in April began pushing out notifications about the significance of upgrading to Windows 10, basically reminding users of Windows 7’s end of support (EOS) date — less than a year away. While the tech giant’s intentions are good, many users feel as though they’re being “nagged,” but are they? The popups should only appear a “handful of times” throughout the year, and if they become intrusive to Windows 7 users, there’s a “do not remind me again” option available. The purpose of these messages is to remind — and [...]

By |2019-08-16T17:25:14+00:00August 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Do CEOs Prioritize Cybersecurity Higher Than Physical Security?

Cybersecurity breaches are so commonplace in today’s IT world.  Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and other C-level executives are paying more attention. They are strategizing within their organizations on how to handle potential cyber threats. After considering their findings, many high-ranking executives have decided to change their security initiatives, prioritizing cybersecurity over physical security, but that’s not all. A new report titled, “Cyber and Physical Security: Perspectives from the C-Suite,” has revealed how high-level executives are approaching security measures for their businesses. This report was conducted by the Center for Cyber [...]

By |2019-08-02T17:17:47+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Human Error’s Role in Cybersecurity

If you’re more worried about the outside intruder you don’t know than the employee in the cubicle across from your office, you may want to reconsider your company’s approach to cybersecurity. Believe it or not: C-suite executives and policy makers rank “human error” as the number one cybersecurity risk their organizations are currently facing, according to Oracle’s spring 2019 report on security in the age of AI. Actors with access to your organization’s network —  insiders — are typically the ones inadvertently introducing this risk to your systems. There are [...]

By |2019-07-19T17:31:30+00:00July 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Human Error’s Role in Cybersecurity

Windows 10: Why You Need Its Real-Time Protection Offering

Increasing concerns over cyber threats have forced software companies, including Microsoft, to take more of a security-centric approach to their solutions, but if their customers don’t act, especially when the proper safeguards are no longer in place, the results could prove to be disastrous. While Windows 10 is known to be more secure than previous versions of Windows, some businesses haven’t taken the leap, leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. How important is it to properly secure your networks? If you’ve been watching the news, you’re aware that nobody is [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:55:17+00:00July 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Windows 10: Why You Need Its Real-Time Protection Offering

Migrating Workloads to Azure: What to Know

No matter the industry you’re in — whether it be law, manufacturing or accounting — you’re going to eventually realize why storing workloads on-premises is no longer a viable option for your business. Over the years, lawyers, for example, have slowly accepted cloud usage at their firms. Despite security and confidentiality concerns, nearly 54% of attorneys are now using cloud-based services, an increase of four percent over the previous year, according the ABA’s 2018 Cloud Computing Survey. Most accountants are seeing the benefits of cloud computing, specifically regarding cloud-based accounting [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:55:56+00:00June 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Migrating Workloads to Azure: What to Know

How IoT Increases Agricultural Productivity, Simplifies Precision Farming

Most people have heard about the IoT concept, but they don’t understand how it applies to their lives or the industries their businesses operate in on a daily basis. In agriculture, IoT is changing the way farmers are cultivating crops on their lands. Now, instead of entirely relying on manual efforts, farmers are automating many critical agricultural practices to gather real-time data on their fields. Agriculturists then use the acquired insights to increase profits by determining the best soil or plant treatment strategies for their crops. Smart agricultural technologies — [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:57:02+00:00June 21st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How IoT Increases Agricultural Productivity, Simplifies Precision Farming

Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

There’s been a lot of discussion around how businesses can prepare for end of support (EOS) for Microsoft products. Much of what’s been covered has tackled products with EOS dates in 2020, but there are products with EOS dates in 2019 — and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are on the list. Usually, it’s best to create a detailed action plan before upgrading or migrating your software, but the clock is ticking, and with EOS for Server 2008 and 2008 R2 around the corner, you’re going to have to [...]

By |2019-07-09T20:58:16+00:00June 7th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

Still Running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2? Time’s Almost Up!

If your servers are still running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2, time isn’t on your side. After extended support for a product ends, Microsoft stops sending out regular security updates for it. If you continue to use the product after its end of support (EOS) date, you increase the likelihood of malware infecting your systems. Before Microsoft ends support for Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, begin planning your next move. What does support ending for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 mean for your business? Microsoft [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:46:50+00:00May 18th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Still Running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2? Time’s Almost Up!

Using Exchange 2010? Read This

If your business is still using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for email, it’s time to reconsider your options (before it’s too late, and your business suffers). Microsoft is ending support for Exchange 2010 next year, and if you wait too long to decide on migration options, more than likely, you’ll open up your organization to unwanted malicious attacks from cybercriminals looking to exploit. The good news is there are options for businesses preparing for Exchange 2010 End of Service (EOS). What does EOS for Exchange 2010 Mean? Microsoft is ending [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:46:58+00:00May 10th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Using Exchange 2010? Read This

So You’ve Finally Decided It’s Time For An ERP Solution

Maybe you’re reading this because you’ve finally decided it’s time to purchase an ERP solution for your business, but you’re not quite sure what to look for. If that’s the case, you’re in the right spot. Remember: ERP software connects every aspect of your business, including accounting, marketing, sales, HR, CRM and inventory. The ERP solution you choose should make it easier for your employees to collect and organize business data. Therefore, finding the right ERP solution for your business is key to ensuring your teams are managing day-to-day operations [...]

By |2019-04-26T17:54:20+00:00April 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on So You’ve Finally Decided It’s Time For An ERP Solution