Author Archives: Roy Solterbeck

Teams is available, here’s what you can do with it

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Microsoft recently rolled out Microsoft Teams to all PCs with an Office 365 subscription. Teams is a great tool for business collaboration, but like all tools it should be planned before implementation. So, what is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is team collaboration software that is part of the Office 365 suite of applications. The core […]

What really happens when Windows asks you to update!

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  “Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates.” If you’re on Windows 10, chances are you’ve seen this message, or something similar, in a pop up on your computer. It can be worrying, so of course you click the provided button to update (patch) your […]

Is the Desktop Computer going the way of the dodo?

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It’s been hotly debated for years, do desktop PC’s have a place now or in the future? Or is it time they joined floppy disks and electric typewriters in the technology graveyard? The Internet is full of discussions around the idea that the desktop computer is doomed. So we thought we’d give you a few […]

Your Top 5 Document Management Problems Solved

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Some say there’s only one constant in this world: change. Others will tell you there’s at least one more to contend with, the paperwork and documentation that constant changes will generate. Just about every business has a method for document management. But regardless of the technological advancements over the years, many businesses are relying on […]

5 Inclusions for your Cloud Computing Policy

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If your business uses cloud, it’s best it has a cloud computing policy ensuring those services are being used appropriately and productively. Given there’s different types of clouds (e.g., public, hybrid, private) with different types of services (e.g., data storage, email, backups), there isn’t going to be a single cloud computing policy that a business […]

Promoting Collaboration with better tech.

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There’s no doubting Microsoft’s Surface range is distinctively different in the current saturated market of portable tech. The Surface Pro is not only feature-packed and versatile, it’s also engaging to use as a meeting tool or a conference tool. So versatile in fact, the Surface series is right at home helping you collaborate over a […]

Approximately Half a Million Routers infected with “VPNFilter” Malware

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Because they connect directly to the internet, routers make for easy targets. Accessing them takes little effort, and a majority of domestic or entry-level routers don’t include any protection against malware. Because updating a routers’ firmware takes a bit of tech-savvy, known vulnerabilities are often left un-patched by users. And it’s because of these few […]

Our first impressions of Microsoft Teams

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Over the coming months I’ll be writing a few short articles about our experience in adopting and adapting MS Teams into our business. This month, I’ll explain how we work with it in the context of a chat client. But MS Teams is so much more than that, which is why I want to cover […]

An IT System That Meets Your Expectations, In 7 Steps

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Each time a business implements a new IT system, that system is expected to efficiently perform the role it was designed for. However, unless that implementation is well thought out, planned properly, and executed carefully, the gap between what your business expected and what reality has delivered could be huge. Here’s 7 tips that will […]

Protect Your IT Assets With These 8 Policies

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Writing IT policies isn’t fun, but it’s necessary. The best way to ensure a company’s IT resources are used appropriately and productively is to document requirements and expectations, and the consequences of policy violations. Given the amount of different policies out there, putting them all into one document would be enough to scare even the […]