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Industry Buzzterm: What Is A vCIO?

Managed Service Providers globally have introduced a new buzzword into their service vocabulary….Introducing, the vCIO! What is a vCIO? How Does A vCIO Benefit Your Company? Technology can be so tantalizing, especially for a small-to-midsized business. The promise is there. So is the hype. With the right Information Technology ( [...]

How Advanced eDiscovery In Microsoft 365 Helps Manage Data

  Do you have a lot of data? Are you able to organize your data in a convenient logical way and then search for it with ease and/or with advanced search criteria so that the results are not in the hundreds but in the tens or less? Is managing it or finding specific data at any given time proving time-consuming? Does that consumpt [...]

Five Ways To Ensure You Have Strong Unique Passwords

Your employees were hired because they are the best in the business -- but someone trained in public relations or design may not be aware of the way that their day-to-day choices can affect their company's security. It's important to ensure your employees are educated on security threats, including phishing attacks, spearphishing [...]

Facebook Finally Allows Users To Delete Sent Messages

Users of Facebook Messenger, which number over 1.2 billion people worldwide, now have a new feature that makes life a bit easier after making an “oops.” An oops is a mistake in an instant message that is immediately noticed, right after sending it, by the person who wrote it. It could be that a message includes a goofy typo. Typ [...]

Feeling The Love?

There is a lot to love about the work that you do, and hopefully, your technology is part of that. Loving your IT means having a great relationship not only with the devices, software, and applications you use each day, but with the folks who look after them.   If you’ve stopped feeling that spark with your IT or your IT provid [...]

Business Insights With Visio and Power BI

Microsoft’s Visio Visual and Power BI are two extremely useful software tools that help business owners store, organize, and interpret data with easy-to-understand visual representations.   Using these tools can take your business to the next level. Still, many business owners don’t know about Visio Visual or Power BI. Moreov [...]

How Advanced Data Governance Helps Manage Risk & Meet Compliance

Advanced Data Governance (or ADG) is a tool from Microsoft. Available to be used within Office 365, this tool assists businesses in meeting compliance requirements and managing risk. Most of all, it helps organize the massive amounts of data that companies are now dealing with.   Each quarter, the data owned by a given business g [...]

6 Top Tips To Why Outsourcing IT Support Makes Sense

If you own or manage a company and are considering outsourcing your IT services, you’re on your way to markedly reduced expenditures and greatly improved cybersecurity and technology. Still wondering about the benefits of outsourcing IT? Not sure how to go about hiring a managed IT service provider? We’ve got you covered. Let [...]

How Can I Enter and Analyze Data via a Data Entry Form in Microsoft Excel?

You can create a data entry form in Microsoft Excel without using VBA or even recording a macro. If those terms don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. You won’t need to learn them. Excel has a hidden tool you can use to make dreaded data entry fast and easy. Using a data entry form lets you view one record at a time while  [...]

Ransomware Explained

Ransomware. Ransomware. You have heard the word and know it involves a cyberattack. You assume from news reports that it only happens to large companies like Target, Equifax, and Marriott Hotels for example, and that cybercriminals will not want to bother with your small or medium-sized business (SMB). Unfortunately, that assumption [...]