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Here you’ll find the latest from Simplified IT Consulting and around the IT industry.

5 Lessons learned from the biggest cybersecurity incidents of 2019

February 18th, 2020

As companies grow more dependent on technology, crimes perpetrated against them continue to proliferate in the digital space. Barely a week goes by without a major data breach making the headlines, but it’s the hundreds of thousands of smaller incidents targeting individuals and small businesses that we don’t hear about. Nonetheless, there’s still a lot

Benefits of technology business reviews

February 14th, 2020

Most small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t possess the resources to run and maintain their IT infrastructure, let alone assess whether it’s still driving value for the company. However, if you want to ensure everything is running smoothly, it’s important to conduct technology business reviews whenever possible. A technology business review reveals the strengths and

A smart approach to cybersecurity investment

February 10th, 2020

Cybersecurity is a threat to businesses across industries. Sometimes, organizations invest in security software without realizing the risks that come with it. Here are compelling reasons why identifying threats before buying cybersecurity products is paramount. Uncover threats and vulnerabilities Every business should run a risk assessment to evaluate its current cybersecurity infrastructure. Doing so is

5 Cybersecurity myths every hacker loves to prey on

February 03rd, 2020

Technology usually gets the blame when cybersecurity takes a turn for the worse, but the truth is that human error is almost always a business’s weakest link. Whether it’s mismanaged user privileges in the cloud or failing to upgrade from an unsupported operating system like the recently deprecated Windows 7, most incidents are a direct

Addressing VoIP call quality issues

February 03rd, 2020

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions have been enabling businesses to enjoy lower call rates and plenty of exciting call features. But with faulty VoIP implementation comes call quality issues. Let’s discuss some of these problems that you might encounter and what you can do to fix them. Choppy voice The main factor in disjointed,

Time to upgrade your Excel skills

January 31st, 2020

With Microsoft Excel’s new features being so incredibly user-friendly, there’s no excuse to remain basic. Upgrade your skills with our three tips

Ways virtual reality saves businesses time and money

January 27th, 2020

Virtual reality (VR), the technology that immerses users in digitally created simulated experiences, is experiencing a surge in growth. There are now many more uses of VR than first realized. These include applications in academic research, engineering, design, the arts, and entertainment. It is also helping businesses save time and money. Find out how. Create

Office 365 hacking: What you need to know

January 22nd, 2020

With over 150 million active subscribers, Office 365 is, unsurprisingly, on top of hackers’ minds. And now, hackers are using a technique that doesn’t even require users to give up their credentials. Learn how they do it and get protected. A phishing scam that harvests users’ credentials The latest cyberattack on Microsoft Office 365 involves

What can unified communications do for your business?

January 13th, 2020

Unified communications is a great opportunity to leverage several different communications platforms to reach suppliers efficiently, maintain a good flow of internal information, and interact with customers effectively. What is unified communications? Unified communications (UC) allows you to manage all your communications as one piece of architecture rather than as several different components patched together.

Increase productivity with Office 365 and Surface

January 10th, 2020

Microsoft recently showcased Surface, a line of touchscreen-based laptops and tablets that run on the latest version of Windows. These gadgets boast compact builds, sharp displays, and other top-of-the-line specifications. And the best part is, all of these devices can integrate seamlessly with Office 365 to help you achieve optimum productivity. Here’s what you can