Category: Useful Tips

Jun 03, 2022

3 Feature Enhancements for Microsoft Teams

As with all things Microsoft, their communication platform, Teams, continues to evolve for a better user experience.  Any successful software company will release new features or fixes to address frustrations felt by those who regularly use it, or just a means of improving their product.  Microsoft has done just that with these three feature enhancements […]

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Feb 11, 2022

Clean Out Your Computer Day 2022

Since 2000, the second Monday in February has been designated “Clean Out Your Computer” day.  While most organizations 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 A simple way […]

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Nov 24, 2021

Business vs Home Computers – Read Before you Shop!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are known for amazing deals that bring people out in droves.  Electronics tend to be popular big-ticket items for holiday shoppers.  In the days following Thanksgiving, you’re likely to save $$$ on a new laptop or PC, which is great…. if it is intended for personal use.  Need new business […]

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May 25, 2021

7 Ways to Protect Against Spoofing

What is Spoofing? According to the FCC, “Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity.”  Scammers use spoofing to make it appear as though a call is coming from a local number, or a company or agency that you recognize and trust.  If you […]

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May 05, 2021

Password Management: Tell me your password isn’t Password

Prior to working in the IT field, I never took password management seriously. Keep in mind, that was 10 years ago and it wasn’t as important then as it is these days. I heard about password security, but it wasn’t something I was really concerned about. Once I got into the IT Industry, I took […]

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Apr 06, 2021

Microsoft Teams Calling – An Anywhere Phone System

For over a year, Microsoft Teams has been critical to our collaboration, connection, and communication. In addition to company meetings, virtual interviews, and project-specific channels, we also use Teams as our phone system. The numerous calling features and always-available (when you want to be) nature of Teams phones make it a great alternative to traditional, […]

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Feb 10, 2021

4 Ways to Stay Secure While Working From Home

It’s been nearly a year since millions made the move to a home office.  Working from home (WFH) has become the new norm for many, and it’s hard to tell when, or if, that will change.  Staying secure online is important, regardless of your physical location.  When you’re not on your company’s network, you’re more […]

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Dec 01, 2020

Giving Tuesday – How to Give Safely

Giving Tuesday is a great idea for organizations and people to give back to people in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this causes concern for an increase in charity scams to arise. The Better Business Bureau provided some helpful tips to help anyone wanting to donate wisely and make the most of their generosity […]

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Nov 25, 2020

Stay Safe (Online) for the Holidays!

The holiday season is officially underway. Cybercriminals are known to exploit the vulnerabilities that come with challenging times, and 2020 has been nothing short of that. As we share our wish lists with family and friends, online shopping is likely to be more popular than ever. Phishing attempts that appeal to our desire to be […]

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Nov 06, 2020

I’ve been Phished. What do I do now?

In an online world, the odds are you regularly receive legitimate emails from utility companies, subscription services like Hulu or Netflix, delivery services like DoorDash or FedEx, even your bank or auto insurance provider. Cyber attackers recognize these companies as a great way to sneak into your device or capture your personal information. They’re using […]

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