Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365

Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a method of authentication that requires the use of an additional verification method and adds a second form of security to user sign-ins, transactions, and activity. Office 365 offers MFA for all of their programs and we recommend you implement this feature. Not only does this extra method of verification provide maximum security but it allows the Microsoft 365 Admin Center to manage and access all activity from the suite. Here is all of the information our team wants you to know about this level of authentication for Office 365. Read more

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What to Do Before Windows 7 Reaches End of Support

Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. The move to Windows 10 requires change and we understand the challenge it will be for those who have been using the older operating system for the past decade. This is why we are here to help you with a few tips and insights on how to make the transition. Our team is at work every day helping our customers make the change and we can assist you with any issues or questions you may have. If you’re ready to connect to create a plan to move away from Windows 7, click here. Read below to better understand what Windows 7 end of life support means for your business.

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IT Support Hurdles In The Municipal and Government Sectors

Over the past few years, we’ve seen more government organizations adopt new and advanced technology in some big ways. Ohio, for example, was the first state to start accepting Bitcoin tax payments, and in the 2018 midterms, West Virginia tested out a mobile app for residents serving abroad to remotely cast their federal election vote.

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outsourcing IT - managed service

Is a Managed Service Provider Right for Your Business?

There are many ways you can manage your company’s IT. An internal IT department is great for those who can afford to staff one, but many companies don’t have the resources to do so.

In fact, 64% of U.S. businesses work with an IT service provider for some or all of their IT needs. Outsourcing IT is often more cost-effective, giving businesses access to IT expertise without the expenses of staffing an entire team. Deciding what is best for your business’s IT can be difficult, though, as each business’ IT needs are different. Read more

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What Makes More Money Sense: Outsourcing IT Services or Staff Augmentation?

Digitalization in the workplace has the power to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs. The shifts around AI, Cloud, Mobility, IoT, 5G, Big Data, and Analytics promise a transformation in the way we all do business — they also require a business’ technology infrastructure to be constantly evolving. How do you keep up? Staffing an in-house IT team to manage the growth can be a costly and disruptive challenge, so we see two paths companies are taking to meet the demands and capture the promise of the digital age: staff augmentation or outsourcing.

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Business IT Trends To Watch In 2019

Technology budgets are expected to grow this year across industries and business sizes. We wrote more about that in a previous blog. In this post, we look at what business tech trends are expected to emerge, which stems, at least in part, from how companies are planning to spend their reported budgets.

Businesses of all sizes are dedicating a large percentage of their IT budget to upgrading their outdated IT infrastructure. Beyond upgrading, the rising tech trends differ between industries and even between small and large companies.

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IT Costs in 2019 – How businesses are budgeting for IT

We may not be finance experts, but we do know that IT expenses should be worked into your annual budget. A recent survey, The 2019 State of IT report, was conducted in July 2018 and consists of data collected from 780 business technology buyers from organizations across North America and Europe. The survey details how different sized businesses will be spending their tech budgets this year.

The trends reported for 2019 should be encouraging to everyone as they reflect business growth. Below are key trends businesses are reporting regarding their IT budgets. We are excited to see how the IT industry grows in leaps and bounds this year and beyond.

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