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Cathy’s Corner – January 2020

You may have noticed that we updated the look of our newsletter slightly this month. Given that we’re ushering in a new year, we felt it appropriate to simultaneously usher in an updated look.

Have you ever noticed that Apple or Amazon never do complete facelifts of their websites? Instead their sites have evolved over time, reportedly including near invisible refinements that have maintained the user experience their customers know and like.

Mitigating cybersecurity insider threats

Did you know that in some industries the biggest cybersecurity threats come from inside a breached organization? Sometimes it’s motivated by financial gain and sometimes it’s plain-old ignorance. So how can you protect your organization from insider threats? #1 Educate You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial […]

IT Expertise – Stay in Your Wheelhouse

All Managed Services Providers tout their IT expertise. They might say that it’s in their “wheelhouse.”

You hear that phrase everywhere these days, right? But have you wondered where it comes from?

It was originally a boating term, referring to the place that houses the wheel on a boat, command central.

Enhance In-House IT Support – Power in Partnership

SMBs who don’t outsource IT may still want to enhance their in-house IT support. Identifying technology solutions to boost workplace productivity, efficiency and innovation is a goal for businesses large and small. But IT is a big job, and SMBs typically can’t afford to have a large staff devoted to it.

Don’t Just Close Your Browser

Quick Tip: LOGOFF and then close your web browser.

Why: If you simply close your browser, some of the session information that a hacker can use to gain entry is still running in the background. When online accessing a banking site or any other application containing sensitive data, make sure you logoff of the site and THEN close your browser.

Unwrapping Office 365

The holidays are here, and it’s time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the company of friends and family.  It’s also a time to strategize about the new year and think about what’s next for you and your business.  In celebration of the eight days of Chanukah, here are eight benefits of Office 365 to consider as we gear up for 2020.
Eight Benefits of Office 365
1... Productivity and Collaboration – You’re probably aware that Office 365 brings your team together under one unified solution, but did you know that 365 also offers coauthoring and live collaboration?  Two or more team members can edit a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet at the same time!

2... Sharing, Storage, and Files on the Go – Move over Dropbox, there’s a new solution in town.