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Data Connectivity Issues – Causes and Cures

Connectivity between devices and networks is the foundation of a modern logistics. Facilities with data connectivity issues often find themselves in trouble as productivity declines and cost increases. There are many causes of these issues, we try to define several...

5G and Wi-Fi 6: Complementary Technologies for Connectivity in Enterprise

5G and Wi-Fi 6 may seem like competing technologies but nothing could be further from the truth. Where 5G has the edge in providing large scale exterior coverage, it suffers from the same issues as 4G trying to penetrate and cover building interiors. Wi-Fi 6 bridges...

What are my IT guys doing all day?

Many executive think that if they don’t see problems popping up all the time with their IT network, then systems are running well and there are no issues. They wonder "what are my IT guys doing all day?". In reality, actions are being taken behind the scenes to ensure...

Have a Disaster Recovery Plan – Don’t Get Caught “Flood Footed”

Bad things happen: Do you have a disaster recovery plan? On October 28, 2012, what could never happen, happened. A Hurricane hit New York City, not Charleston but America’s largest city. Hurricane Sandy. The consequences were disastrous and resulted in a shutdown of a...

Microsoft support for Windows Server 2008 ending soon, what’s your path forward?

What just happened? Well, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 are on their extended support phase now. This past July 9, 2019 for SQL Server and upcoming January 14, 2020 for Windows Server are the end-of-life dates. This means that if you're...

The Risks of an Overworked IT Department

With technology guiding about every aspect of our business, companies run the risk of an overworked IT department. The constant drive to do more with less, cut costs, and pull "all nighters" leave many IT workers burned out and looking to cut corners instead of...

Should You Switch to Mac?

For the last few decades, Mac has become increasingly popular. The biggest game changer for them was when their iPod hit the market in the early 2000's. Today in the business world, you have a healthy mix of PC and Mac users. Each with their own reasons to use either...

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UPS Fraud E-mail: How You Can Protect Yourself

It seems like every few months we all get hit with a new fraud e-mail. This month, the senders are posing as UPS. Here at Responza, we ensure that our clients do not fall victim to these scams. We do this through not only monitoring remotely but also staying on top of...

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Twitter Scams: See How to Spot Them

Twitter can be a wonderful outlet for catching up with the world. You can peek inside the lives of celebrities as easily as it is to connect with your local businesses. However, not everyone on Twitter is looking to relax, some are out there to scam. We at Responza...

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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...

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Ransomware – Beware! Be Prepared!

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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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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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...

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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...

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Microsoft Word: Formatting a Single Item in a List

One of the frustrating things I've found when working with lists is that any formatting used on one item is automatically carried over to every item on the list. Say you've made a list and you want to draw attention to a single item on that list. How do you do it? Let...

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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 Word...

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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...

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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, click the...

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