Author: Jenni

May 17, 2018

How to Choose an MSP: 3 Considerations

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) offer optimal IT management for many small and mid-sized business throughout Michigan. The best MSP will work side-by-side with you to get to know your day-to-day business operations, the technology challenges you face, and your priorities for future growth and success. They’ll leverage their technology expertise to refine and support an […]

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Mar 29, 2018

Casual for a Cause – Changing Lives by Changing Clothes

It’s a Friday afternoon at Safety Net.  Several people are wearing company logo gear from Alfie – polos, sweater vests, cardigans, whatever they choose.  Jeans are the common denominator on Fridays – and they’re always accessorized with a Casual for a Cause pin.   Community involvement and giving back have always been important pieces of our […]

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Mar 21, 2018

Annual E-Waste Drive – April 24 & 25

In recognition of Earth Day, Safety Net is offering its annual “Keep it Green!  Keep it Clean!” E-Waste Drive. On April 24 and 25, Safety Net will travel to businesses in both northern Michigan and metro Detroit to pick up unwanted computers and related components. Items picked up in the Traverse City area will be […]

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Mar 08, 2018

Is it a Security Risk to Download Pictures in an Email?

We’ve had this question from clients who have experienced the aftermath of accidentally clicking a link in a malicious email. We’re betting there are more who have wondered and just haven’t asked! If you subscribe to e-newsletters or receive emails from vendors, you’ve probably seen the option in Outlook to “Click here to download pictures.” […]

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Traverse City
Feb 19, 2018

Healthy Office: 5 Healthy Bytes to Create 1

It really can’t be healthy when you think about it.  Hours a day spent sitting in a chair, staring at a screen under poor lighting, sipping on nothing but the morning’s first cup of coffee. Like many teams at many successful organizations, we love what we do.  Our love of all things IT is pretty […]

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Feb 12, 2018

National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Since 2000, the second Monday in February has been designated “Clean Out Your Computer” day.  While most companies have a network in place that includes shared drives and file storage, there are still some things you can do to tidy up your computer and declutter your electronic world. Desktops are not Dumpsters If you’re anything […]

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Aug 24, 2017

Two-Factor Authentication: What is it? Why should you care?

What is it? Have you ever received a code on your phone that you had to enter on Google or Amazon to finish logging in? That’s a form of multi-factor authentication. Entering only a username and password is considered single-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication requires another level of protection, more than just a password, to access […]

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May 15, 2017

Wannacry Ransomware Update

If you follow the news, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Wannacry. This ransomware has affected over 200,000 individuals and organizations worldwide. The vast majority are in Europe and Asia. Wannacry takes advantage of a Windows operating system (OS) vulnerability. Luckily, Safety Net had already pushed out a Microsoft patch during our regular maintenance windows for managed services (Your […]

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Mar 27, 2017

Safety Net Spotlight: Network Engineers

A few months ago, our blog introduced you to several roles in the Support Services team at Safety Net that help to provide great service to you, our great clients! This time, we’re focusing on our network engineers, who are part of the Deployment group. This team of professionals has worked hard to get where […]

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