The Tek Blog

Articles for business leaders covering topics such as technology, cybersecurity, and compliance.

Cloud Computing

SharePoint Limitations

5 min read

7 Common Mistakes Users Make with SharePoint & OneDrive

Businesses increasingly rely on cloud storage solutions like SharePoint and OneDrive to manage and collaborate on documents. However, many companies...

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IT Roadmap

3 min read

IT Profitability Roadmap and Checklist for Maximizing Efficiency and Cost Savings

If you’re hoping to cut costs and boost profitability without compromising productivity or efficiency, assessing the technology you use in day-to-day...

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ScreenConnect Vulnerability

3 min read

ScreenConnect Vulnerability Exploited – IT Companies are Being Targeted

ConnectWise is addressing a critical vulnerability discovered in ConnectWise ScreenConnect, its remote desktop and access software that enables MSP...

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Zero Trust

2 min read

Never Trust, Always Verify: Zero Trust Security

Zero Trust is a relatively new cybersecurity strategy that is rapidly becoming the security model of choice for businesses. In fact, we anticipate...

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cybersecurity myths

2 min read

Myth Busting: 5 Common Cybersecurity Misconceptions

In today’s hyperconnected world, cybersecurity is a critical concern for individuals and organizations alike. However, as the digital landscape...

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bank fraud

3 min read

Urgent Warning about Bank Account Fraud

The infamous Xenomorph Android malware, known for targeting 56 European banks in 2022, is back and in full force targeting US banks, financial...

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3 min read

10 Tasks You Might Not Be Aware Your IT Team Can Handle

When you run your own business, it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. Even when you start early and end late, there’s always...

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Facebook Hacked

3 min read

When Your Facebook Or Other Online Accounts Get Hacked, Who’s Responsible For The Losses?

Recently, the CEO of a very successful marketing firm had their Facebook account hacked. In just a weekend, the hackers were able to run over...

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secure online shopping

3 min read

Safe Online Shopping: Tips for a Secure Experience

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, here are some tips for a safe and secure online shopping experience.

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Google Maps Timeline

2 min read

Here’s What Google Maps Timeline Knows About You (And It’s More Than You Think)

It’s 10:00 p.m. – do you know where your children are? Google probably does. Thanks to Google Maps’ Timeline feature, the tech company probably knows...

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phishing email

2 min read

Guardians of the Inbox: How to Recognize and Report Phishing

72% of respondents reported that they checked to see whether messages were legitimate (i.e. phishing or a scam) compared to 15% who reported not...

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Prepare Your Kids For A Successful School Year: Tech Tips To Maximize Learning Potential

Back-to-school season has finally arrived, and it won’t be long before our kids are back in the classroom, learning all sorts of different subjects....

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SharePoint and OneDrive Limitations

3 min read

9 SharePoint and OneDrive Limitations and Restrictions You Need to Know

OneDrive and SharePoint in Microsoft 365 are popular cloud-based collaboration, productivity, and file storage solutions to help organizations share...

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SaaS

4 min read

Shielding Your Cloud: Securing M365 and Google Workspace with SaaS Protection

Many organizations assume that moving to a cloud-based collaboration app such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace means email security and backup is...

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SaaS Protection

1 min read

Tek Video: Myth - My Data is Safe in the Cloud

Microsoft works off what is called a shared responsibility model. The message is simple, Microsoft is responsible for its cloud, and end-users and...

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SaaS Protection

1 min read

Tek Video: Microsoft 365 Security is a Shared Responsibility

Microsoft works off what is called a shared responsibility model. The message is simple, Microsoft is responsible for its cloud, and end-users and...

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RaaS

1 min read

Tek Video: Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

Another big, game-changing element of ransomware is that you don't have to be a hacker. You don't even have to have any technical expertise.

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break-fix IT

6 min read

Break Free From the Break-fix IT Model

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But is this approach harming your business?

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In-house IT or MSP

6 min read

10 Considerations for Hiring In-house IT vs Partnering with an MSP

10 Considerations for Hiring In-house IT vs Partnering with an MSP Does your business’s IT management need an upgrade?Are you wondering why your...

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5 min read

Why Your IT Provider Should be SOC 2 Accredited

Why Your IT Provider Should be SOC 2 Accredited A SOC 2 audit isn’t just a one-time exercise. The audit must be completed yearly, inspecting...

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encryption

2 min read

How to Send an Encrypted Email in Microsoft Outlook

You’ve probably heard about email encryption and maybe you’ve even wondered when it’s necessary.

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Microsoft NCE

3 min read

Microsoft 365 Price Increase March 15th

Prices are going up. Are you prepared? Update: Microsoft just extended the grace period to lock in Feb 2022 pricing. March 14th is the last day to...

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Microsoft SharePoint

5 min read

Benefits of Using Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint celebrated its 20th birthday on March 27th, 2021! And it’s come a long way over the past 20 years.

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Microsoft CSP

3 min read

Benefits of Partnering with a Microsoft CSP

We’ve witnessed a shift in how we work to that of a hybrid workforce, a blended workforce comprising of both remote and in-office work. As such,...

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SharePoint

1 min read

OneDrive vs. SharePoint. What’s the Difference?

Microsoft announced in its latest quarterly earnings release that the number of Microsoft 365 subscribers has increased to 50.2 million from January...

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SaaS Applications

3 min read

Must Have Google Workspace Security Configurations

Migrations to the cloud are moving faster than ever. 78% of businesses will be run almost entirely on SaaS Applications.

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security configurations

4 min read

Must Have Microsoft 365 Security Configurations

1 in 4 businesses reported ransomware attacks on cloud data.

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IoT

4 min read

IoT Medical Device Security

Forbes estimates 646 million IoT devices were used in hospitals, clinics, and medical offices in 2020. The Internet of Things has transformed the way...

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Microsoft Teams

2 min read

What's all the Hype? A Quick Glance at Microsoft Teams

Curious about what all the hype is around Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is the ultimate chat-based collaboration app for your organization. A...

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Voice-over-IP, VoIP

2 min read

6 Benefits of VoIP for the Work From Home Workforce

The world has been transitioning to remote working for years, but the arrival of COVID-19 has certainly sped that up. VoIP calls are routed over the...

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remote work

1 min read

8 Tips For Developing a Positive and Productive Remote Work Culture

The workplace is going hybrid. Work can only happen anywhere when it’s digitized and connected.

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