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SharePoint 2016: On-Premises Versus Hosted in the Cloud, Which One is Better?

February 8th, 2018|

SharePoint environments and their various strengths and weaknesses differ, which can make it tricky to navigate their subtle nuances. Why should this matter to you? The deployment you choose for your business will have a variety of impacts on how you operate — from cost structure and resources needed, to [...]

Broken Links, Broken Hearts, Broken Relationships Between IT and Users

January 23rd, 2018|

How fixing links can heal user and IT staff frustration.   So much of the content we depend on, and can’t afford to lose without scary results, depends on linked data today. Most Excel spreadsheets bring in data via links to other spreadsheets, especially in the financial industry with medical [...]

On Moving Your Data to the Cloud: “Resistance is Futile” and Unnecessary

October 31st, 2017|

Like the gravity of Jupiter, the pressure on corporations to move data and computing resources to the cloud is becoming massive. For some perspective on all this, let’s look at the how this migration juggernaut is influencing certain financial, security and staffing decisions in various businesses. The Cloud Rains Money [...]

IT Professionals: How to Prevent Data Losses and Upset Bosses — Using a Needle

September 26th, 2017|

“Oh hell, we’re in trouble. We’ve migrated 2 terabytes of data, and it all worked, except for one thing: Now we have broken links, thousands of them. I have users calling me every 15 minutes and my boss is going nuts!” This statement, or variations of it with more colorful [...]

Out-of-Box Intranet with SharePoint

September 26th, 2017|

Setting up an intranet may not be exciting. But saving time using built-in tools to set up an intranet, getting home on time, and actually getting to take that vacation to Lake Tahoe you’ve been planning... that’s pretty good. SharePoint 2016 offers a suite of features that can be used [...]

Tales of Data Loss

August 25th, 2017|

How would you feel if, suddenly, in an instant, it was all gone? Not your money, but potentially something even more valuable — your data. It could all be gone, poof! Just like that. At this moment in history, it’s easier than ever before to create data. It’s also easy [...]

Cloud Security Threats – 13 Reasons You Should Be More Diligent Than Ever

August 23rd, 2017|

“My data is 100% safe and secure in the cloud,” said no one ever (except possibly the slick brochure from the cloud service provider). McAfee Labs issued a report in 2017 on the various threats that face all computer users. The report focused on cloud-related threats to business, noting that [...]

Antivirus for the Brain: Your Biggest Defense Against Phishing and Malware

July 24th, 2017|

Malware and phishing attacks aren’t new. They aren’t rare either. We have clever and effective antimalware programs on almost every machine in corporate environments. So how can it possibly be true that so many IT departments, even in large profitable organizations, are getting caught flat-footed by this menace? The [...]

Personally Identifiable Information 101: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business and Employees

July 10th, 2017|

Imagine this. Your company falls victim to a phishing scam and every single one of your employees’ W-2s are compromised. You wake up to find out that you’re being sued to the tune of millions of dollars by virtually every employee on your payroll. The lawsuit states negligent business practices [...]

IT Research: Are Your Users Driving You Crazy?

June 20th, 2017|

“You did what? What kind of idiot would do that?!” Keith’s fervent desire was to yell obscenities at the company executive on the other end of the phone line. No one would blame him, right? The user was 3,000 miles away from the office, using Wi-Fi to connect [...]