On July 5th, 2017, disaster struck a series of hospital networks in Michigan. Caro Community Hospital, Caro Medical Clinic and Caro Quick Care all lost access to not only their desktop and laptop computers, but also phones, email services and even patient records. A message on a computer screen confirmed administrators’ worst fears—They were a […]

The technological resources that your small business uses on a daily basis are more than just “tools” in the traditional sense. In many ways, they’re the very foundation from which your 21st-century operations are built. IT is how you communicate with your clients, guaranteeing that you can perform the type of work that meets their […]

Radio and television station KQED has been taken “back to the stone ages” because of an advanced ransomware attack launched in June of 2017.  No one is sure how the ransomware got into KQED’s system. Ransomware brought this public television and radio station to a grinding halt— All Internet-connected devices, tools and machinery were cut […]

Microsoft is making key changes to how it offers office virtualization: It’s great for companies, and here’s what to expect. Virtualization has greatly benefited from falling costs and increased ease of use in the past year. That makes it a whole lot easier for providers to talk about virtualization as a solution to more common […]

The Business Center apps available with an Office 365 Business Premium subscription can help to transform the way your small business does business. If you own a business, you should never forget that although your business may be small, you still need to run it like any other business. And that takes a lot of […]

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is rapidly moving into new industries and sectors of business: Is Microsoft’s management software right for you?   It’s time for even more Inspire conference news: Microsoft unleashed a bunch of new programs and plans for its partners, which means that customers can also expect some big changes down the road. One […]

Living in rural American often means lack of Internet access. Is it possible to get broadband in the country? What’s happening to fix the rural-urban digital divide?   Currently, 34 million Americans don’t have access to broadband. If you’re used to lightning-fast speeds and quick downloads, it may be impossible to even imagine living without […]

The most competitive businesses have shifted from working in an office to working in real time, anytime, and with anywhere collaboration and co-creation. They do this with clients, co-workers and others on a variety of devices.

Midmarket organizations simply cannot avoid the potential of a cyber attack. These basic steps can help protect your organization in the face of growing cyber security threats.   It isn’t just enterprise-level organizations that are being hit by cyber security breaches, and it’s high time for midmarket companies to sit up and take notice. Cyber […]

Incorrectly hardening servers are one of the biggest challenges in cyber security. Watch from the driver’s seat to see what (ethical!) hackers are looking for so you can protect against vulnerabilities. Security experts on both sides of the house recognize that bringing up a new server improperly can create a wide open door for cybercriminals, […]