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Top 5 Ways to Keep Things Going During the Winter Weather

Winter weather hit our area again this December.  (It doesn’t take much to cause chaos here in South Carolina!) As usual, this meant a massive amount of school and business closings.  As an IT Support company with customers all over the US, we didn't have the luxury of shutting down.  So how did we keep things running like a normal Monday?

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Use Microsoft Flow to Match SharePoint File Names to Titles

If you are thinking about building out a modern intranet for your mobile workforce - it's a great time to take another look at SharePoint Online. Hear me out...I know that SharePoint has not been super well received in the past because it was clunky and not very user friendly.  The intent was good, but the implementation was really bad.

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How to Add Additional Time Zones and Holidays to Your Outlook Calendar

If you frequently work with people outside of your time zone or country, you know the scheduling hurdles of dealing with different time zones and holidays.

Buried in the Calendar settings in Outlook are a few ways to make this a little easier.

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Quick Cybersecurity Tips for Holiday Travelers (and the employees covering them)

The holiday season is upon us, and for many people, that means travel and hopefully, some time off from the office. The last thing you want to worry about is whether or not a cybercriminal is targeting you and your company while you are away.

But travel is common cover for phishing attacks. Here’s a few tips to help keep safe while you’re away—and if you’ve covering someone else’s work while they’re traveling.

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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 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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