If you’re one of the unfortunate souls still using Windows 8 (as opposed to 8.1) on your business’s workstations, you should consider upgrading, and as soon as possible. Microsoft has cut off support for its infant operating system, so if you want patches, security updates, and just a better overall operating system, upgrading to Windows 8.1 or 10 is an ideal solution to this dilemma.
(with apologies to Jimmy Stewart)
Next month (February) I’ll be joining forces with fellow IT colleagues to advocates in Washington, D.C., on February 9-10, to speak with Members of Congress about issues that are critical to the future of my business and the overall tech industry.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind By Yuval Noah Harari
Recently I’ve been interested (not consciously) with sociology…actually developing a greater respect for the science (I was going to put quotes around science, but nope!). It’s actually an interesting journey.
So you’ve decided to do something about all the projects you’ve got going on. You don’t know who’s doing what or if it’s costing you more than expected. You want to add another project to list, but don’t know if your team has the time to handle another one, and you wish there was one place you could go to get all this information.
You don’t still wear parachute pants or watch Lost, so why are you still using SQL 2005? This was the year Carrie Underwood won American Idol and a love stricken Tom Cruise jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch declaring his love for Katie Holmes. Doesn’t that seem like EONS ago? Chances are you’ve had a few new cell phones, laptops, and cars since then, so why are your trusting your corporate data to this antiquated and soon to be obsolete technology? The data in your SQL Database is driving your business applications, and in turn, your business.
You’ve heard about a ton of high-profile hacks over the past few years, and it’s important to note that these numbers will only continue to climb. A recent incident involving Time Warner Cable, a large ISP in the United States, shows the world that even huge companies that specialize in providing Internet for users can suffer the embarrassment of a data breach.
Virtually every kind of online account requires a password. Yet, due to the aggressive nature of hackers, passwords alone are no longer enough to protect your information. The best way to approach network security is to have more protections in place than just a flimsy password.
Mobile devices are challenging the traditional perception of the office environment. When employees bring their own devices to work, this is called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and it’s an increasingly popular trend. Initially thought of as a threat, BYOD is proving to be a valuable option for businesses wanting to increase productivity, so long as it’s regulated properly.
Notes for February 2016 It’s January 31st. It’s in the mid-50’s temperature. Just a week earlier? Snowstorms closing most cities on the eastern parts of the country (I was in Nashville, which was pretty much shut down). I’m sure there’s a joke involving Donald Trump in there somewhere.
We’ve seen such a demand for Office 365, we put together a 3-part series to familiarize you with the product offerings and talk about how exactly to get started with it. This is exciting!
The first part will be a webinar on March 3rd titled “What is Office 365.” In this webinar we will provide an overview of what exactly Office 365 is (and what it’s not) and answer some common questions around the product itself.