3 top reasons to migrate to Microsoft 365 – Today!

Thanks to the way it integrates with cloud-based services, Microsoft 365 has grown into one of the most predominant productivity and collaboration tools available today. Around 80% of Fortune 500 companies have already taken their business data to Microsoft 365, and now smaller organizations are seeing the significant advantages to implementing the productivity suite into their everyday operations.

Year end is near – Plan ahead for a tax break!

UPGRADE YOUR END OF LIFE AND OUTDATED EQUIPMENT + GET A TAX BREAK!
Year end is quickly approaching and deciding on those year-end purchases is probably already on your mind. As you may know, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year.

Windows 11 Release – Here we go.

Microsoft has announced what it’s calling “the next generation of Windows”. Windows 11 will be a considerable change to Windows 10 and will be offered as a free upgrade*. Here is what else we know so far:
When is Windows 11 release date?
The official Windows 11 release date is October 5. Microsoft says that newer PCs will get it earlier than older PCs, and the staged rollout will last until mid-2022. Windows 11 will be delivered as an upgrade to eligible devices running Windows 10
Wasn’t Windows 10 going to be the last version of Windows?
The original plan was to have Windows on a service, and let it evolve over time.

Backup Microsoft 365? Yes!

Common Misconception
There is a common misconception that any data stored in the cloud does not need to be backed up. Although Microsoft 365 offers some very basic data protection and retention to help cover a few risks that could harm your data. It also doesn’t always protect you from some of the more detrimental issues you may face:

Accidental Deletion: If you delete a file, folder, or a user, whether you meant to or not, that deletion is replicated across your network and may have to be restored through using a backup.

Information on Kaseya Breach

July 23, 2021, 2:00 pm
All systems are back up. We consider this issue closed and will continue to monitor and perform various tests on the system.
If you have any questions please reach out to our team.

July 20, 2021, 9:00 am
After an extensive amount of testing, we have begun to bring our server back online.

Repurpose Your Old Devices

The cycle of consumption of electronic gadgets has made electronics waste (e-waste) the world’s fastest-growing solid-waste quandary. As the world is primed to upgrade to 5G wireless technology, experts say it will cause a dramatic increase in e-waste, as millions of smartphones, and other gadgets incompatible with 5G networks become obsolete.

Outdated Technology – The Money Pit.

Just because something is old or outdated does not always mean it is not functional. In fact, many older technologies still work perfectly well today. Nevertheless, using outdated technology can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Regrettably, many business owners choose to put off upgrading their technology, holding on to aging hardware, software, and peripherals for far longer than they should, not realizing that this is actually costing them more than they think they are saving.

Top Ten Reasons you Should be Considering Cloud Backup.

EVERY ORGANIZATION RELIES ON DATA
Employee data, financial data, customer data, product data, accessing this data is key to making sure an organization is successful and runs as it should. Cloud Backup is essentially storing a copy of this vital data in a safe ‘cloud’ location (remote server), rather than locally or on the organization's network drive.

How to spot the red flags and avoid email Phishing Scams

Cybercriminals never seem to run out of crafty schemes and clever ploys to grab a quick buck from victims they manage to dupe. These cyber hackers unleash thousands of phishing attacks every day and they are so often successful, it a very lucrative venture, and totally worth their time.

Get yourself a vCIO for the win!

WHAT IS A VCIO?
vCIO stands for 'Virtual' Chief Information Officer. A CIO is a key position in an organization for technology leadership. This position provides a reliable point of contact for support in developing technology strategy, vendor management, new technology recommendations, review and maintenance of IT infrastructure, and providing key technology expertise for the implementation of the appropriate technology for the organization.