Windows Server 2012 + Exchange 2013 End-of-Life

All good things must come to an end
Including the business software you may have been using for the past eight years. Microsoft has decided it will no longer issue security updates, fix bugs and flaws, or offer support for both Server 2012 and Exchange 2013. This is referred to as “End-of-Life” (EOL) and they will head to the big technology graveyard in the sky.

New Pricing for Microsoft 365 (O365)

Microsoft announced changes to commercial pricing for Microsoft 365 (formally O365).
This will be the first real pricing update since its launch over 10 years ago (2011).
The pricing changes will go into effect on March 1, 2022. The price increase won't be drastic, just a few dollars a month.

Before you upgrade to Windows 11 on your own – Read This.

Windows 11 Upgrade and issues related to the upgrade are not covered under normal agreement.

Our policy is, and has always been, if an upgrade is performed by Braver, the support is included in your agreement. However, if issues arise related to any upgrade not performed by Braver, the support will not be covered under your agreement.

Surefire ways to protect your email account

If you think your email is safe from hackers, think again. A lack of sufficient email security protocols can lead to data theft, unauthorized access to sensitive information, and successful malware attacks. Here are some tips to secure your email account from cyberthreats and the many troubles that come with them.

Are your company mobile devices protected?

Mobile devices are indispensable. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile gadgets play a big part in everyday processes, especially for individuals and companies that value connection and convenience. But as the number of mobile devices used in business operations increases, so do the cyberthreats that target them.

Safeguard your mobile devices with these tips

Mobile devices are generally less secure than laptop and desktop computers. While there are available anti-malware applications for smartphones and tablets, they aren’t as comprehensive as those for laptops and desktops. Additionally, some mobile devices aren’t compatible with certain security applications or measures implemented by businesses.

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.

Computing the ownership cost of a VoIP system

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems are tried and tested tools for business agility and continuity, so it’s no wonder that many companies use them. But they also come with ownership costs that you should anticipate. Read on to learn more.

Upfront costs

Upfront costs are largely determined by the manner in which you acquire your systems, such as whether you buy a VoIP system outright or rent it from a third party.