Multi-Factor Authentication: The Secret to Enhancing Security in Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-powered version of Microsoft Office. In addition to the standard features, this new version of Office now offers online conferencing, file sharing, business-level email, shared calendars, and website creation. Unfortunately, since Office 365 is cloud-based, there are new security concerns that should be considered when using it. Placing data in the cloud introduces risks such …

How to Share Files With Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service that lets users store files in the cloud. They can then access their files with their own devices or through a web browser. OneDrive does well for individual users, but really shines when it comes to its business capabilities. The service’s OneDrive for Business option lets employees collaborate remotely by sharing files and …

4 Sample Clauses to Include in Your IT Policy

A well-planned IT policy can help your company meet objectives and ensure compliance, regardless of what industry you are in. Every business is different, so there is not one-size-fits-all solution to serve every company’s needs. However, incorporating the following four sample clauses into your IT policy will increase your chances of implementing a policy that can help protect your organization …

What You Need To Know About Anthem’s Security Breach

US health insurer Anthem Inc. announced on February 4, 2015, that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyber attack resulting in the theft of tens of millions of records. Hackers were able to break into a database that contained as many as 80 million records. These records contained personal information about current and former customers, as well as staff …

How to Personalize Windows 8.1

Upon its release, Windows 8 proved controversial. Desktop and laptop users lamented the disappearance of the Start menu and disliked the new touchscreen-orientated interface. However, Windows 8.1 introduced a host of changes, including several new personalization options. Let’s take a look at some of these changes and explain how to get the most out of them. Changing the Start Screen …

How IT Automation is Saving Companies Time and Money

Custom automation services provide many small businesses with a competitive edge. Information technology and automation go hand in hand and allow small businesses to compete with bigger, more established firms. Automation helps you cut costs while increasing user response time, so you can communicate more effectively with your clients. Here are several industries who are using automation to save time …

5 Things to Consider When Planning Your Data Backup Process

Your company’s value depends on its data. A catastrophic loss of data will cripple your company, often beyond the point of recovery. For this reason, data backup plans are essential, even for startups. Save time and money by doing it right from the start instead of waiting until after the disaster. Here are five things to consider when planning your …