When Disaster Strikes: Profiles of Disaster Recovery

Disaster can strike at any time and in any place. That’s why we can’t emphasis enough the importance of having a disaster recovery plan in place before the inevitable happens. Whether it’s a natural disaster, like a flood or a hurricane, or the power goes out for an extended period of time. In either situation, the reality is that your …

How to Access Previous Document Versions Within Microsoft OneDrive

There are some mistakes that you never make twice. One of them is forgetting to save a document, a detail immediately regretted in the event of a system crash or power outage. In the past, this mistake was a costly one, but it no longer affects Microsoft OneDrive users. Using OneDrive’s document versioning feature, you can quickly access and restore …

How to Use Airport Wi-Fi Safely and Securely

Most airports now make it easy to access the Internet with free public Wi-Fi networks for travelers inside the terminal. While it seems like a great idea to find an airport hotspot and connect, how do you know if you’re connecting to a safe network? Any hacker can set up a hotspot named "AltantaAirportWiFi" and you’d never know it’s fake. …

5 New Features in Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 Update 1 is now available for free to everyone running the Windows 8 operating system. At its launch, Windows 8 proved to be a controversial operating system, largely because of its bias towards tablets and touchscreen interfaces. The previous upgrade to Windows 8.1 made strides in the right direction to address consumer concerns, but problems persisted. Update 1 …

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 …