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4 Ways an MSP Helps Proactively Manage Your IT Environment

100-year storms. Global pandemics. Supply chain gridlocks. Last year, businesses experienced multiple waves of serious, disruptive events. Some were crippled by the unexpected. Others didn’t miss a beat. Of those that fared well, many worked with a third-party IT service company known as a managed service provider (MSP) to handle important security and operational tasks. Think working with an MSP might be key for your business continuity, too? Learn more about what they offer and Read more…

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New Features of Windows 11

Microsoft recently released Windows 11! It boasts a new design and numerous new features that can help you be more productive and creative. Windows 11 started becoming available to eligible devices on October 5; however, Microsoft is releasing the update in phases, so not everyone will have access to the upgrade at first. Users will be notified when the update is available for their device. You can also download Windows 11 directly from the Microsoft site.  Read more…

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6 Benefits of Interactive Displays in the Classroom

Interactive Displays in the Classroom In 1990, the World Wide Web became available to students in schools. Since then, education and classrooms have changed drastically because of technology’s constant evolution. Technology has the potential to enhance the learning environment and provide new learning opportunities that simply weren’t possible before. One exciting advancement has been the introduction of interactive displays in the classroom. Interactive displays are sometimes referred to as interactive whiteboards, interactive boards, smart boards, Read more…

Managing IT Security in the Healthcare Industry

Maintaining information security is important in every business, but perhaps none more so than in healthcare. Healthcare businesses handle critical, sensitive information about their patients every day. They’re bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to ensure the security of this information. Healthcare workers take this responsibility seriously, but they don’t always succeed; over 25% of recent data breaches took place in the healthcare sector.1 Here are some steps that you can Read more…

Why Your Organization Needs to Migrate to the Cloud

Moving to cloud-based services makes sense for your company for reasons of economy, scalability, and flexibility. More and more businesses are moving partially or wholly to cloud-based infrastructure. A few years ago, such a move might have been seen as risky trend-chasing. But times are changing, technology is advancing, and the cloud is now a mature technology. Here’s why you should be migrating your business to the cloud. Cloud Computing Cuts Costs This is the Read more…

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11 Ways to Avoid SPAM

Marketing emails are great to receive in your inbox. These emails provide you discounts, tell you if you left something in your cart by mistake, provide relevant content and information you need, and so much more…and then there’s SPAM – the emails you don’t want, or didn’t sign up for in the first place. SPAM can be time-consuming and data-consuming, but also a possible security risk to you and your company. Here are some quick Read more…

Is Your School Network Ready to Support New Programs & Initiatives?

Increasing Demands on Your Network Technology and educational needs are constantly changing. New applications, initiatives, and security challenges can increase demands on your school’s entire network. Plus, exciting new advancements and challenges, like 1:1 solutions and online learning, can affect the performance of your network, applications, and services.   Network Readiness Checklist Can your school be better prepared? Check out Cisco’s Network Readiness Checklist to see if your school network is prepared to handle and support Read more…

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The Benefits of Windows 10 Autopilot

What Is Windows Autopilot? Windows Autopilot is a set of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use. This solution can also be used to reset, repurpose, and recover devices. With the help of Microsoft Intune, which helps manage the devices, Autopilot enables an IT department to set up and manage devices with little to no infrastructure to manage. Benefits of Autopilot Many companies and schools are constantly Read more…

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Why 2021 Will See the Return of the Desktop

The Return of the Desktop Working from home during the pandemic has been one of the most significant shared experiences among millions of workers around the world over the past year. While everyone looks forward to a return to normalcy, many businesses and workers alike have found the upside to working remotely, particularly reduced time and expense on commuting to a physical office. Many companies have extended work-from-home policies well into 2021, while many workers Read more…

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Hardware-Based Security for Computers

The Growth of Security Breaches Security breaches have been making headlines yet again with ransomware attacks against hospitals and colleges, and what may turn out to be the single largest hack against the United States government and several of its agencies. It’s perhaps no coincidence these threats have risen with the pandemic, as millions of employees now working from home access cloud-based applications from outside the protected IT network. Hackers haven’t been slow to take Read more…