Category: Useful Tips

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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Jul 11, 2019

Updates: To Install or Not to Install?

It’s hard to know when an unexpected pop-up on your screen is legitimate.  What do you do with it if it is?  Update prompts related to specific software or plug-ins you use are often valid.  Sometimes you can get away with ignoring the pop-up, clicking “cancel,” or “remind me later.”  Other times, an update may […]

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Jun 28, 2019

Simplify Scheduling with Calendly

How many back-and-forth emails or voicemails does it take you to set up an appointment? In my experience, I can comfortably say an average of three or four. Wouldn’t it be nice to send one email and have a confirmed meeting time automatically added to your calendar? We’re always interested in streamlining our processes – […]

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Jun 07, 2019

Intro to Microsoft Phone System for Teams

There are several apps on the market that were designed to improve lines of communication for organizations.  Slack is one, and Teams from Microsoft is becoming a more well-known option for organizations running Office 365.  Each has their own following for one reason or another.  There is, however, a feature available for Teams that other […]

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May 15, 2019

3 Free Ways to Answer your MS Office “How do I…” Questions

Since its release in 1990, Microsoft Office has evolved into a suite of programs or apps that work together to offer maximum productivity.  From holding virtual meetings in Teams, to creating a complex spreadsheet in Excel, to sharing documents and information of all sorts on SharePoint – Office has a little bit of something for […]

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