Category: Useful Tips

dashboard data reporting
Nov 13, 2018

How to Choose a Data Reporting Solution

Everyone can appreciate a report that is clear, concise, and comprehensive.  Finding a data reporting platform that can generate that report and meet all of the organization’s criteria can be a challenge. Decide on “Wants” for your Data Reporting Solution Once the need for a new data reporting solution was established, two of our experts, […]

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Sep 27, 2018

Safety Net Introduces Text for Support

There are times when reaching out for IT support via traditional methods can be a challenge.  At Safety Net, we always look for innovative ways to serve our clients.  Text for Support seemed like a logical step after launching Live Chat a while back.  The two tools offer a lot of the same functionality and efficiencies, […]

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standardize
Sep 14, 2018

Does Your Business Need Standardized Email Signatures?

Standardized email signatures are valuable.  They convey more about your company than you may realize.  We’ve all heard the saying, “Consistency is key.”  Email signatures aren’t any different.  Having your communication ducks in a row can set you apart from the competition. What Standardized Email Signatures Do Indicate you value professionalism, which is sometimes lost […]

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Sep 06, 2018

Quick Email Spam Test | How to Approach a Suspicious Email

Phishing attacks are one of the most frequent ways malicious hackers gain access to confidential information and subsequently, entire business networks.  It’s far easier to trick you into sharing your credentials than it is to hack through servers and firewalls.  In the past, emails with infected attachments were a large problem.  Now, the most common […]

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hotel wi-fi
Aug 08, 2018

Hotel Wi-Fi: Should I Use It? – 7 Things to Know

Free hotel Wi-Fi. It’s an amenity most of us “click” as required in a hotel search. But should it be? Safety Net’s own Certified Ethical Hacker, Jeff Mertz, says absolutely not! 2 Reasons Not to Use Hotel Wi-Fi Often, hotels don’t own or support their wireless networks. Wi-Fi service is generally brought in and managed […]

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Jul 27, 2018

Adobe Acrobat – A Comparison of 3 Versions

Our Support Services team fields a lot of calls from Your Net Managed Service clients who need help installing Adobe Acrobat.  It comes as a surprise to many that there are different versions of Acrobat with different functionalities. No Frills, Free Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program that allows you […]

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Jul 18, 2018

7 Things to Remove from Your Network ASAP

Everyone wants a network that is less vulnerable to cyberattacks and that functions at an optimal level.  To achieve both of those goals, we recommend removing these items from any machine on your company network: Windows XP – Microsoft stopped supporting the Windows XP operating system (OS) in 2014. It’s hard to believe that as […]

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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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multiple schedules
May 03, 2018

Doodle poll alternative: Share Calendar Availability in O365

The Doodle poll has helped relieve email back-and-forth when trying to schedule a one-time event, but what if you’re trying to schedule many meetings over time? Office 365 (O365) Outlook calendar share to the rescue! This tool can be very useful when you’re working with outside resources, like auditors or consultants, on a long-term project.  Or […]

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