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What Florida Organizations Should Know About Ransomware

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As Florida has had economic growth, its businesses and organizations have suffered as victims of ransomware cyberattacks. In the last year and a half, ransomware attacks on Florida organizations have been on the rise. This has caused huge losses to those affected.

The global information security industry, which responds to cyberattacks, is expected to reach a value of over $170 billion by the year 2022. One of the fastest-growing methods of cybercrime is ransomware attacks. Between 2015-2017, the costs of ransomware increased by a factor of 15.

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Is Your Social Media Use Making You Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

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Social media is a major way that billions of people across the world connect with family and friends. It has also become a tool for cybercriminals, who can use information posted publicly online against you. In 2019, 27% of social media scams in the US took place on Facebook. If you’re not vigilant, you could become a victim of a cyber attack just from using social media.

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What Is Digital Transformation?

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When executives think about digital transformation, they typically imagine that it means “going paperless” or building some sort of dashboard to monitor existing operations.

But that more basic idea is actually only digitization, which involves shifting from analog to digital. Digital transformation, on the other hand, goes well beyond this idea. It involves leveraging the existing technology and building operations on top of it, instead of squeezing innovations into the current business model. 

Digital transformation affects every part of the customer’s experience. Transforming your company means that interacting with your enterprise should feel fundamentally different. 

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Why Your Small Business Needs High-Quality IT Services

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If you’re a small business owner, you already have a lot on your plate. Between wearing the many hats of management, design, and finding and reaching your target audience, you already have a hand in every area of the business. The last thing you need is IT service problems causing you headaches. 

To prevent this problem, many small businesses partner with a managed service provider (MSP), a subscription based IT service that handles day-to-day network management so you can focus on your other priorities. 

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Microsoft Teams Basic Intro Under 10 min

 

Why use Microsoft Teams? We go over some of the benefits of using MS Teams and a basic overview of how a small business could use it to streamline communication and collaboration.

Microsoft Teams is a great communication and collaboration platform that combines instant messaging, video meetings, file storage, screen sharing, basically one platform that integrates many of the different Office 365 platforms such as SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, etc. We believe that is one of the biggest benefits of Microsoft Teams vs Zoom or GoToMeeting. Second benefit is that if you already have a Microsoft 365 subscription, you may be already paying for it, it’s just a matter of understating how it works, so you can start using it!

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Multi-Factor Authentication: The Best Password Protection

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In today’s technology-driven world, businesses need to continually improve digital security systems to protect their important data. It’s essential to have the right tools available for password protection to make sure your business doesn’t become a victim of cyber attacks. 

Multi-factor authentication is one of the best ways to provide more security for your business right now. Here are some of the key things you need to know about this security method.

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SharePoint Explained Under 10 min.

 

SharePoint Explained under 10 min. Follow up on our previous video about OneDrive. SharePoint and OneDrive have lots of similarities but are used for different purposes. SharePoint can get very confusing, in this video we go over SharePoint Document libraries and how they work, how to synchronize them with your Windows 10 computer and some of the benefits of using SharePoint vs other platforms like G-Drive or DropBox.

Small businesses can use SharePoint as a collaborative storage where multiple people can store, access, modify and collaborate in a central secure location. One of the biggest benefits we see when using SharePoint is that it integrates very well with other business applications like Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. It also has a nice integration with Microsoft Teams which we will explain in another video.

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Why Businesses Are Switching to Microsoft’s Modern Desktop

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In the age of remote work, people are looking to simplify their IT. In line with this desire to simplify, Microsoft rebranded Office 365 to be called Microsoft 365 in April of this year. Microsoft’s Modern Desktop is essentially what runs these apps and other Microsoft tools from Windows 10. Modern Desktop keeps systems more secure and more easily manageable.

Running your business using the Windows 10 operating system Microsoft 365 on the cloud can improve cost, productivity, and security, in addition to the many other benefits businesses gain from using Microsoft’s productivity tools and systems.

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5 Ways COVID-19 Has Been an IT Wake-Up Call

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COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life, and the business world is no exception.

Although some organizations were more prepared for the virus than others, all businesses had to make adjustments to adapt to new business conditions. The rapid changes made necessary by the pandemic were an IT wake-up call to many businesses as they realized what was lacking in their infrastructures and capabilities.

These are five areas that have been affected by the pandemic where business owners have recognized the need to update and improve their IT:

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OneDrive Explained Under 10 min.

 

Have you ever wonder why use OneDrive vs other products such as DropBox? or what about SharePoint? Should you use OneDrive or SharePoint?  We get this question a lot. In this video we go over OneDrive vs SharePoint and some of their differences. We also show a brief overview of how OneDrive works.  OneDrive is a cloud storage platform that works just like DropBox or G-Drive, but comes with big advantages.

Some of the benefits of using OneDrive vs Other applications:

  1. Single sign one: you only need one username and password for all the Office 365 apps.
  2. Security: same concept as single sign on, you can enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to secure all of your Office 365 apps.
  3. Ease of use: OneDrive integrates seamlessly with many of the Microsoft desktop applications like Word, Excel, Outloos and Microsoft Teams.

Watch the video to learn more!

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