The countdown begins for Windows 7 users

The countdown begins for Windows 7 users

As the saying goes: Out with the old, in with the new. That’s exactly what Microsoft is encouraging Windows 7 users to do as soon as possible.
It’s been reported that Windows 7 in 2017 is so outdated that patches are unable to secure it anymore. Maybe it’s the nostalgic qualities that make it hard for users to take the leap.

Managing Multiple Projects with Project Online

Microsoft Project is really great for managing one project schedule, but what happens when you have more than one project to manage? Sure, you can view the projects indivually, but did you know Microsoft Project Online has views to show consolidate project information? Sorted, grouped, sliced and diced however you’d like!

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Project Online is a cloud based solution, similar to Microsoft Project Server (the on premise solution). It’s designed to help you manage multiple projects, resources, budgets, etc and get an overview view of all your projects.

Simplex-IT Named a Weatherhead 100 Upstart

Simplex-IT Named a Weatherhead 100 Upstart

Simplex-IT was recognized as a Weatherhead 100 Upstart on Thursday December 1, 2016. The Weatherhead 100 Upstart Award is granted to the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio with no more than 15 employees or net sales of less than $15M last year.

Forget Reading Data, These Ingenious Hackers Listen to Data

Computing systems are always vulnerable to some obscure hack or another, and researchers are always trying to find ways to shore them up and prevent future attacks. One previously undiscovered hack literally sounds far-fetched. It uses the sounds that your hard drive makes to help a hacker steal data from your machine, including encryption keys designed to keep your data safe and secure.

3 Ways Car Owners Can Relate to IT Administrators

Technology is a critical component of the modern office, but it’s only a matter of time until it breaks down and leaves you in a bind. In a way, it’s a lot like owning a vehicle. You need it to get from Point A to Point B, but when it doesn’t work properly, it winds up costing you an arm and a leg.

We Dig Into the Hacker’s Playbook for Some Solid Security Lessons

What crosses your mind when you think about hacking attacks and data breaches? Do you picture a hacker in a ski mask typing furiously, or do you imagine scenes made memorable like those in television and film in works like Mr. Robot or Live Free or Die Hard? In the latter, hacking attacks are perpetrated by masterminds or those with grand ambition.

2016 Geek Raffle

Our Annual Geek Raffle was so much fun! A great big thank you to The Malted Meeple for hosting us again this year, and to Back to Balance for providing chair massages to our participants! We sold $233 dollars worth of raffle tickets and handed out some great prizes (see all the pictures below). We did it a little differently this year, each prize had it's own drawing.