Categorizing IT for Business – Inspiration from Connectwise

November 12th, 2017

Information Technology (IT) is a critical resource (and potential vulnerability) to all organizations.  Often in the SMB (Small to Medium Business) there’s a gap between and organizations collection of IT resources and management’s understanding of IT.  I've put together a new tool to help non-IT management to understand their IT through categorization.

Let the Christmasapalooza begin!

November 1st, 2017

October is done.  Let the Christmas onslaught of sales, specials, music, ale, bath soaps, tattoos, movies, scents, limericks, plays, concerts, meals, parties, ornaments and I’m sure one new form of malware, begin.

Last week we had the good fortune of participating at the Ohio CPA organizations annual “Cleveland Accounting Show” at the IX Center.

Webinar: Internal IT staff or Managed Services? Why not both!

November 1st, 2017

Internal IT staff or Managed Services?
Hint:  It isn’t an “Either Or” decision.
Managed Services for an organization that already has an internal IT staff?  Historically that’s been the recipe for disaster.  Learn more at our free webinar on Tuesday, November 7th.

Free Seminar: A CEO’s Survival Guide to Information Technology

November 1st, 2017

Learn the highlights from my upcoming book at our free Executive Seminar on November 15th.
A CEO’s Survival Guide to Information Technology
That’s the working title of my book.  I’m pretty sure it’ll be out early next year (it has taken a lot more time than I thought it would).  The focus is laid out in the first paragraph:

Here’s the deal.

Love Krack, baby! WPA2 Encryption vulnerability

October 16th, 2017

Significant vulnerability (Krack) discovered in the WAP/WPA2 wifi encryption standard.
If you’re connecting through wireless connectivity, and you think your connection is encrypted, then you’re impacted by this.  ‘Cuz it turns out your traffic isn’t encrypted.

BI, Events, Salt Mines, Comics and Office 2007 ending

October 2nd, 2017
BI, Events, Salt Mines, Comics and Office 2007 ending

September was an interesting month.  We're talking awards, events, new hires, new services and new (for us) holidays.  At one point, I was about 1,800 feet beneath Lake Erie with Julie (wife) and Kevin Dutkiewicz (not wife, but Technical Director).  A couple weeks later I was in a hot air balloon with Julie (still wife) and Hannibal (grandkid).  Granted, the balloon was tethered and only about 50 feet or so up, but still…

The first event was thanks to a prize I snatched up earlier this year at an event sponsored by Wire-Net.

iOS 11 Breaks Office 365 email

September 21st, 2017

To the point.  If you upgrade your Apple device to iOS 11, your Mail application won’t work with Office 365, Outlook.com or Exchange 2016.

Remember the good old days, where stuff just didn’t work together?  Mac’s hated Windows, Netscape Navigator hated Internet Explorer, and everybody hated disco.

Office 365 says goodbye to Outlook 2007

September 8th, 2017

Outlook in Office 2007 will stop working with Office 365 after October 31st, 2017.
Not partially.  Not feature loss.  It won't work.  You won’t be able to connect your Outlook 2007 to Office 365 in order to get your email or synchronize calendars, contact lists or tasks.

IT Policy and Procedures webinar

September 1st, 2017

Overview on IT Policy and Procedures for your Organization!
Companies depend on Policy and Procedures to inform their employees on "what's right."  Security is a huge issue. Between Ransomware, Phishing attacks and good old fashioned malware, the bad guys are coming up with more and more creative ways to “do their thing.

Eclipse, Dark Web, Ransomware Roadshow!

August 31st, 2017

First, let’s talk about August. Not being in Texas or Louisiana, I can say it’s been a good month for me. Julie (the missus) and I decided to go Eclipse chasing, and headed out to Nebraska. This ended up being one of the weirdest trips we’ve ever gone on.