Cloud Computing

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now the norm — 95 percent of businesses worldwide are using at least one cloud service, according to a 2016 study. While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data. Although security experts note that storing data in the cloud is a relatively safe practice, businesses…

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Office 365 & Ransomware: The Lurking Threat

For small to midsized businesses, Microsoft Windows-based systems remain dominant. Windows continues to be the operating system most widely used on desktops and laptops. And Microsoft Office remains the most widely used work office suite. So it’s no surprise that Windows systems remain the top target for ransomware, too. A stunning 100% of IT professionals…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 End of Life

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, meaning they will no longer release additional security patches and updates.  If your business runs off Windows 2008 you have some serious choices to make. Do Nothing – For a lot of small businesses, this is a serious…

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Using Office 365? Microsoft Teams is available and ready.

Today’s workplace is a challenging environment for teamwork, Microsoft Teams brings chat, content, people, and tools together, all in one hub, wherever you are. A hub for teamwork Give your team access to the information they need, right in Microsoft Teams. Manage all your conversations, files and tools all in one team workspace. Enjoy instant…

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3 Ways to Weather a Cloud Service Outage

You cannot assume that your cloud services will always be available when you need them. In 2016, many cloud service providers experienced outages, including Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure. Even a short outage can be disruptive to your business, so you should take steps to prepare for…

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