Author: Safety Net

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch
Mar 21, 2017

Safety Net Honored as One of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

Safety Net has been recognized as one of the 2017 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Safety Net will be honored at a ceremony during the 13th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event on May 4 in Lansing, Michigan. Safety Net is a managed service provider […]

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Mar 10, 2017

Safety Net Recognized Again by the CRN 2017 MSP 500

Safety Net has been recognized for the second year in a row by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company. The Traverse City and Farmington Hills, Michigan-based managed services and technology consulting firm was named to the CRN 2017 MSP 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers […]

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Nov 10, 2016

Veterans in tech – Skills learned in the service benefit employers

At Safety Net, we’ve found that the skills gained in the military often provide a great foundation for veterans in tech. In observance of Veterans Day, we’d like to share the stories of our team members who have served our country. Jonah – Learning to Work as a Team Jonah Dornbos, a Desktop Deployment Specialist […]

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Oct 27, 2016

Can Your Backup Plan Protect Against These Common Threats?

Every business understands the importance of having good backups in place for critical IT systems, but not every company has taken the time to create a comprehensive backup plan. Here are common threats to your business data that every plan should address. Natural Disaster Your business doesn’t have to be located near an earthquake fault […]

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Oct 14, 2016

Security Alert – Firefox Bug

This week, we’ve seen several instances of the Trojan.kotver virus infecting client computers. This infection is caused by an unpatched vulnerability in Mozilla’s Firefox browser. If a user browses to a compromised website, they may receive a pop-up window asking them to install a critical update. This is actually the Firefox bug prompting for an […]

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Sep 21, 2016

How We’re Helping Our Clients

When you hired Safety Net, you probably knew you were hiring a team with a breadth of expertise and different job functions, which is a best practice for quality IT providers and IT departments. Support Services is our largest team. If you ever wondered what that group and its members do, read on! Support Services […]

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Aug 10, 2016

Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Technology Provider

When you first signed on with your IT service provider, you were probably relatively happy with their services. Over time, your perspective may have changed, especially if your business is in a growth mode. Here are some sure-fire signs that you’ve outgrown your technology provider and should consider moving on. Slow or Unreliable Responses Technology […]

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Aug 05, 2016

Top Mobile Device Risks

Mobile devices have brought many productivity benefits to today’s businesses. However, they can also can be unsecured gateways to your organization’s precious data. Here are five top mobile device risks to avoid. Teach your employees to protect themselves – and the company – by avoiding these potential pitfalls. Theft or Loss It only takes a moment […]

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mobile device management
Aug 03, 2016

Mobile Device Management in the Workplace

For many, gone are the days of the traditional workplace. We no longer spend the entire day chained to the desk and the computer terminal. Our laptops, phones and tablets have changed how we work. At least part of the time, 61% of workers perform their business from outside the office and use 3 or […]

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Jul 27, 2016

Top Business Productivity Apps

Smart companies are always on the lookout for ways to improve user productivity. In today’s mobile workplace, apps go a long way toward helping workers solve problems and streamline tasks. Here are six of the top business productivity apps around. Evernote  This handy tool runs on PCs, Macs and portable devices. It allows you to create […]

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