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We moved! + Three Reasons to Include Your IT Company Early in an Office Move

If you’ve been to our office recently, you know we outgrew our space a while ago. People were double and triple stacked in offices. Two people in our break room was a crowd. And our sales team was in a separate office down the hall.

So, when our lease ended, we packed up and moved out to a newer, bigger office. You can now find us at:

330A Pelham Rd.
Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29615
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Things to do in Office 365 BEFORE you get breached

Cloud-based services, including Office 365, Google for Work, DropBox, and many more, are a big target for cybercriminals. Since the services are not behind your firewall, anyone with access to the internet can try to target your account. And since so much of our information is available on the internet, it makes for a “easy pickings” for the bad guys.

But there are some easy—and free!—things you can do make your Office 365 environment more secure. Unfortunately, almost no one wants to do these things until after their account gets compromised.

 

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Five Things to Include in your 2019 Technology Budget

Q4 means budgeting time for many companies. With the rapid pace of change in technology, it can be hard to figure out what to include in your budget—especially when you throw new regulations in the mix.

In addition to your standard budget technology budget items, there are a few things you need to make sure you include in your 2019 budget:

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These Disturbing Extortion Emails Use Real Information to Trick You

Being on the receiving end of malicious emails is never fun. A new wave of extortion emails takes it to a new level, though.

We’ve seen multiple emails recently claiming to have compromising video of the receiver and demanding payment. What makes these emails especially scary is that they include the recipient’s real username and password.

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Best Programs for Managing Projects in Office 365

Using a project management application can provide significant benefits to companies looking to streamline processes in their businesses. It can greatly reduce time spent on planning as well as increase team productivity.

If you’re using Office 365, you already have access to multiple apps and platforms to help with project management. Each tool has its own strengths—it’s just a matter of what you’re trying to do.

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Four Practical Password Tips You Can Actually Follow

Change your password every 90 days. Use a different password for every account. Use a random combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Don’t use dictionary words. Don’t write your passwords down.

You’ve probably heard all this advice before for creating passwords. You’re also probably ignoring it—realistically, it’s hard for most people to follow this advice on a day to day basis. When security and usability are at odds, most people tend to favor usability.

But productivity and security don’t always need to be at odds. Here are four password tips you can actually follow:

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What You Need to Know This National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Like any industry, cybercrime is continually evolving. New trends emerge, and new threats pop up all the time. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making this the perfect time to review and refresh your cybersecurity knowledge.

Here are four things you need to know right now:

 

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That Mortgage Document Email May Be Phishing

Like any industry, cybercrime has fads and trends. A recent trend in phishing attacks is especially dangerous for companies in the real estate sector and anyone in the process of buying real estate: phishing emails that look like mortgage documents.

These typically look like emails about closing documents with a link to a fraudulent website intended to steal your login credentials.

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What You Need to Consider Before Implementing BYOD

 More and more businesses are switching to a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for employee computers. In theory, it sounds like a win-win. The company saves money and employees can work on machines they’re already familiar with.

In practice, it’s rarely as easy as that. If you are considering implementing BYOD, there are a few things you need to consider first. BYOD is often harder to manage from an IT standpoint and usually leads to unexpected costs.

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Four Things You Didn’t Know You Could Insert Into an Outlook Email

If you’re like most professionals, email takes up a lot of your day (probably too much of your day), and there is a good chance you’re using Outlook to do it. Outlook actually has a lot of features that can make email a little less annoying. But a lot of people don’t use these features—mostly because they don’t know about them.

Some of the most convenient features that a lot of people don’t know about are in the “Insert” tab in the email compose window. There is a lot you can quickly insert into email when you’re writing them without having to switch windows or use an outside program.

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