Your Business, Your Tax Deductions, and Your IT

Has your server been chugging along for years without any end in sight? Is your organization overdue for a software refresh? Section 179 of the Federal Tax Code can help. If you’ve been on the fence about investing in new hardware or software for your business, and...
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Three Concerns Businesses Have About Windows 10 Migrations

Windows 10 may not be a free upgrade anymore, but it’s something that businesses still using Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and (heaven forbid) Windows XP should be looking into. But there’s a lot to consider when evaluating migration options. Let’s take a look at three of...
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Ransomware

Imagine this scenario: Just as the holiday shopping season approaches, a toy company is navigating a nightmare situation: Its database files have been infected by malware. Online criminals encrypted company files, making them unusable, and demanded a hefty ransom to...
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Ransomware: What can you do to avoid becoming a victim?

Law enforcement officials reported a massive increase in security hacks, viruses, and ransomware attacks in businesses – small or large – over the past year. Most infections are from email attachments, malicious websites, web advertisements, and infected Word,...
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Ghosts Slowing Down Your Computer?

Halloween is on the horizon and there have been numerous reports of spooky PC performance slowdowns out there. We present a tale of our own here. One of our client offices, an architecture firm, began generating numerous tickets that all had to do with slow laptops....
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Dropbox Malware

There has been a recent spate of malware coming from what looks like Dropbox.    Emails have been circulating that contain a link appearing to point to a Dropbox location that actually uses a tinyurl.com address. We are sending you this notice in hopes of preventing...
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Your Business, Your Tax Deductions, and Your IT

Has your server been chugging along for years without any end in sight? Is your organization overdue for a software refresh? Section 179 of the Federal Tax Code can help. If you’ve been on the fence about investing in new hardware or software for your business, and... read more

Ransomware

Imagine this scenario: Just as the holiday shopping season approaches, a toy company is navigating a nightmare situation: Its database files have been infected by malware. Online criminals encrypted company files, making them unusable, and demanded a hefty ransom to... read more

Ghosts Slowing Down Your Computer?

Halloween is on the horizon and there have been numerous reports of spooky PC performance slowdowns out there. We present a tale of our own here. One of our client offices, an architecture firm, began generating numerous tickets that all had to do with slow laptops.... read more

Dropbox Malware

There has been a recent spate of malware coming from what looks like Dropbox.    Emails have been circulating that contain a link appearing to point to a Dropbox location that actually uses a tinyurl.com address. We are sending you this notice in hopes of preventing... read more

The Basics of Email Security

If you’re anything like us, the go-to method of communication in your office is email. It’s not the best way to communicate, but it’s certainly one of the most widely adopted. Unfortunately, that means it’s one of the easiest places for someone with a nefarious agenda... read more

A Message Regarding Updates and Patching

If your IT Management Reports show patching scores lower than normal this month, it isn’t because we’re all out fishin’, or that we are still recovering from the Solstice Parade.  It’s because Microsoft Patch Tuesday – one of our favorite days of the month – happened... read more

Microsoft Word: Creating Tables

Everyone knows how to cut-and-paste a table from Excel into Word, but did you know you can build that same table – actually, you can build a much more elegant one – in Word 2016? So now, instead of switching back and forth from an Excel spreadsheet and a... read more

Microsoft Word: Changing Default Line Spacing

So how do you change just the default line spacing? It’s not as difficult as you might think. 1. Click the pop-out button at the bottom right corner of the Paragraph group 2. This will open a new window. In the drop-down box below Line spacing: select Single. 3. Click... read more

Microsoft Word: Change your Default Font

The default font for Microsoft Word is, no doubt, pleasing to the eyes, but wouldn’t you like to have the option of changing it? Follow this direction set and you can make Word default to your chosen font. 1. Over in the “Styles” section of your “Home” tab,... read more

Microsoft Outlook: Setting up a Distribution Group

Distribution groups let you send messages to any number of recipients, large or small, using only a single name. That’s right, you don’t have to enter each individual email address each time you want to send your team a message. A distribution group is also super easy... read more