The state of web services in 2017

The state of web services in 2017

It’s almost the end of the first quarter of 2017 (where did the time go?) and it’s time to start thinking about what information technology will look like for the rest of the year. That could mean anything from forecasting the costs of adopting new technology to upgrading your products to better integrate with new trends.

Why you should be an Office Insider

Why you should be an Office Insider

To deliver unparalleled service, Microsoft tests products and features months before they’re released to the public. One of the ways they do this is with the Office Insider program, a voluntary Office 365 subscription that gives participants a sneak peek into future Microsoft developments.

Window 10’s biggest flaws addressed

Window 10’s biggest flaws addressed

In the past year, Microsoft was heavily criticized for forcing the Windows 10 OS update on PC users. After thousands of customer complaints, the tech giant vowed to make changes and appease disgruntled end users. With the new year are signs that the firm is finally tending to these problems.

Simplex-IT welcomes Robert Walter

Simplex-IT welcomes Robert Walter

Hi, fellow web-crawlers! My name is Robert Walter, and I’m honored to be the new Marketing Communications Associate here at Simplex-IT! My previous work has been with the Illinois Departments of Revenue, Division of Banking, the Department of Human Rights, and the royal court of Asgard where I was a taste tester for the King.

Moving unified communications to the cloud

Moving unified communications to the cloud

Migrating your organization’s unified communications (UC) to the cloud seems like a no-brainer: it’s practical, it’s cheap, it’s the future. Big-name companies such as Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and Verizon now offer Unified communications as a Service (UCaaS), and it’s only a matter of time before it takes over the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) space.

What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

There has been a movement among technology providers to promise “proactive” cyber security consulting. Small- and medium-sized businesses love the idea of preventing cyber-attacks and data breaches before they happen, and service providers would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events.

Microsoft ending support for Office 2013

Microsoft ending support for Office 2013

To make sure enterprises get the most out of their Office 365 package, Microsoft announced it will no longer support Office 2013 by the end of February. Instead, the tech giant will push enterprises to upgrade to Office 2016. If your business is still using the 2013 version, here are some things you need to know right away.

Cyber security and managed services

Cyber security and managed services

Cyber security is something you hear about a lot these days.
Sometimes it’s thrown around to scare business owners, other times it has proven to be a cautionary tale, one that small businesses can learn from to fend themselves from online threats that can leave devastating impact.

Why consider disaster recovery for 2017

Why consider disaster recovery for 2017

The new year is well upon us, and with it comes an equally new IT budget. Judging by the advancements in computing technology, many 2017 business wish lists probably include powerful onsite servers, workstations, and the Internet of Things. But as tempting as these purchases may be, it’s important that you don’t dismiss an old yet essential IT resolution: disaster recovery.

To License or not to License: Choices for Savvy Business Owners

To License or not to License: Choices for Savvy Business Owners

So you’ve got the next big thing in technology sitting in your office: a program you customized for your business or a hardware you came up with on the side. When is the right time to license your product for outside sale? Read further to learn the ins and outs of licensing and why the best decisions for your business can often be contrary to common sense.