Category: Useful Tips

Jun 11, 2020

4 Steps to Change Your Password While Working Remotely

  As a Safety Net client, your systems are set up to require password changes on a regular schedule. It’s one of many pieces of the security puzzle that’s so important.  When you’re working at the office, on the company network, you are prompted to change your password. You follow some basic steps, and you’re […]

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Apr 13, 2020

To Zoom or Not to Zoom?

Wondering if you should be using Zoom, since it’s been in the news? Here’s the word from our security engineers as of right now. If you can’t feasibly switch to a business-grade platform like Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting or Cisco Webex, we recommend taking the following steps to help make Zoom more secure. Make sure your […]

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Mar 24, 2020

Connecting to your Business’ Network from a Home Computer is a Really Bad Idea

Cyber security incidents are rough. They force business systems and files to be shut down, sometimes for several days, while IT teams contain and remediate the problem, and the authorities investigate the breach and possible crime. Having seen businesses go through this and suffer (and in line with one of our core values, “Security is Paramount”) our team is committed to preventing these situations however possible.   […]

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Mar 13, 2020

How to Safely (and Easily) Move your Computer

Based on recommendations from the CDC and Michigan Department of Health, many organizations are asking their staff to work remotely.  We certainly understand the chaos that can surround wrapping up in the office and getting settled into a home office. Here are some helpful tips to consider when making the move to a remote work […]

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Jan 09, 2020

Why Email instead of Call for IT Support?

Our people, processes, and tools are what make Safety Net a first-class Managed Service Provider (MSP). Unless you’re in an urgent situation, reaching out for support electronically will get you great service in the time frame you request. Email vs. Call When you email support@safetynet-inc.com, a ticket is automatically created and appears in the Support […]

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Dec 20, 2019

Internet of Things (IoT) – What you Need to Know

The IoT is the system of devices that connect to the internet and to each other through wireless networks. It is comprised of everything from your smart thermostat, to the camera that records activity on your front porch, to the dishwasher you control from an app on your smartphone. Any “thing” that connects to the […]

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Oct 18, 2019

Your Online Safety: Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  This year’s theme, as determined by the National Cyber Security Alliance is “Own IT.  Secure IT.  Protect IT.” Over the past decade, and increasingly each year, our online lives have become an integral, almost inseparable, component of our every day lives.  From banking and shopping, to reading books […]

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Oct 03, 2019

How to Add Outlook to your Mobile Device

The easiest way to access your Outlook email and calendar on your mobile device is to download the Outlook app. If that isn’t an option for you, you can add your account by following these steps: Android Settings (gear icon) > Accounts and Backup > Accounts > Add Account > Exchange iPhone Settings > Accounts […]

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Aug 23, 2019

5 Ways to Optimize your Windows 10 Experience

Imagine walking into your favorite store and not recognizing anything but your favorite greeter or cashier.  The store has undergone a complete transformation.  There are some new features intended to make the shopping experience more consumer-friendly, too.  Because change is tough, you’re not sold on the new layout… yet. The transition to Windows 10 from […]

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Jul 19, 2019

Tablets for Business – An Update

When we originally published a blog about tablets in early 2014, about one third of adults in the U.S. owned at least one tablet. In the five years since, that number has increased to 52%. According to Statista.com, annual sales revenues top 12 billion dollars in the United States alone – one of the world’s […]

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