New Features in Microsoft Teams – Shifts and More

Microsoft Teams

As technology advances, organizations find they can plan more, direct more and execute more because they have more relevant and timely information, thus allowing them to better decisions. As part of the trend of providing more effective and efficient ways to relay information, Microsoft has expanded multiple features within their Microsoft Teams app. Features that promise to connect the right people with the right information, at just the right time.

Cloud Computing – The Future of Disaster Recovery

Cloud Computing

Disasters happen. Whether they be natural or man-made – hurricanes that flood your company’s headquarters or viruses that contaminate your IT department’s servers – the consequences can be devastating. Studies have shown that 43% of companies that cannot retrieve their data due to a disaster strike never reopen and that 29% of these companies close within two years. How can your business protect itself in the face of these inevitable

How to Fire Your IT Guy and Not Be Afraid They Will Destroy or Compromise Valuable Data

Fire Your IT Guy

A member of your IT team–or, worse, your single IT guy–isn’t performing the way you want them to perform in their daily job duties. Firing that employee, however, is a little frightening. What happens if they destroy valuable data or mess up important systems before they go? Firing your IT guy the right way can help protect your data and help you feel safer.  Create a Plan Many small businesses–and

Should Your Company Move to Office 2019? Here’s What you Need to Know

Should Your Company Move to Office 2019

Microsoft recently launched their cloud-based suite of office products, aptly named Office 2019, a successor to their Office 2016 suite. The successor, offered for both Mac and Windows users, contains new versions of all of Microsoft’s popular office software applications. Namely, Microsoft Word, their Excel spreadsheet software, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, Visio and Project. As always, it’s important for organizations to research new applications in order to determine the impact

A Review of Cyber Threats Affecting Businesses in 2018

Cyber Security 2018

2018 was a banner year for hackers with widely publicized data breaches occurring in companies like Panera Bread, Under Armour’s data loss through their MyFitnessPal app, and reports of personal data from Facebook being distributed without consent. Then there is the recent attack reported by Marriott International Hotels, which affected nearly half a billion consumers over a 4 year period. Small companies will likely hear these massive data breaches and