Looking ahead to 2017: Microsoft to end support for Office 2007 and Exchange 2007

November 30th, 2016

Photo Credit: Microsoft.

As you budget for 2017, note that Microsoft will end support for several of their most prominent products in 2017: The final security updates for Windows Vista is April 11, 2017 for and Office 2007 ends on October 10, 2017. Support of Office Exchange 2007 servers will also end in 2017. (For a full list of the Microsoft products reaching the end of support in 2017 click here.

Budgeting for system updates and technology replacement

November 30th, 2016

Vintage Computer Festival (VCF) East 6.0 at the InfoAge Science Center. Photo by Dan Century, Flickr.

Top Tech Challenges for Nonprofits... This is the ninth and final blog (for now) in a series of articles addressing top technology challenges facing nonprofit organizations.

Five tips to avoid a security breach

November 25th, 2016

2016november25_security_aIf you’ve read this blog before, you already know security is paramount to the success of any small business. We cover the ever increasing cases of security violation in big and small businesses, as well as national and international organizations where data, applications, networks, devices and networks have been illegally accessed by unauthorized people.

Prioritizing data backups with analytics

November 21st, 2016

2016november21_businesscontinuity_aThe prevalence of digital data has become an integral part of life and business in modern times. Staggering amounts of data is generated every day and businesses have grown exponentially as they’ve found ways to monetize it. In fact, most experts agree that by the year 2020, there will be 1.7 terabytes of data generated per person on the planet.

Young workers are more gullible to tech scams

November 10th, 2016

2016november10_security_aThe old cold-call scam is still a popular way for fraudsters to dupe people out of their money. But now they’re taking their tactics to the computer generation, and it can be surprising just who is falling for the new tech-related fraud. Read on to find out how scam artists are targeting the younger generation — and succeeding.

Grow sales with these social media options

November 7th, 2016

2016november7_socialmedia_aEvery company wants to get more business out of social media. But to most small- and medium-sized businesses, a social media strategy is limited to the most popular platforms. There are at least a dozen more options however, and we want to take some time to cover the best sites that you’re probably not using, here.

BI Technology: Budgeting for the New Year

November 3rd, 2016

2016november3_businessintelligence_aThe use of Business Intelligence technology in making business decisions is a relatively new small business trend. BI software pulls information from a company’s raw data across the board so that enterprise owners and executives can make decisions for the future of the company.

Enterprise Wi-Fi technology comes home

October 31st, 2016

Illustration: Sam Woolley,
Image from Gizmodo report, 6/10/16.

We have been touting the benefits of enterprise-class Wi-Fi networks (security, speed, coverage, reporting) when compared to consumer Wi-Fi options, but there is a whole new class of router systems coming out that are bringing these solutions home.