On the Move

A month from now Simplex-IT will be in our new home in Stow. We call it “The Dungeon.” And we’ll have an Open House Party (and yup, you’ll all be invited).

But honestly, it’ll be somewhat bittersweet.

Take Your Business to the Next Level with Microsoft and Simplex-IT

Take Your Business to the Next Level for Veteran Business Owners

It's Small Business Week, and Simplex-IT is teaming up with the Microsoft store in Beachwood for an interesting event on Thursday May 5th from 9-11am.

 

Thursday, May 5th (9am-11am):  Join us for a special, two-hour networking and workshop event for veteran business owners during National Small Business Week at the Microsoft Store.

Alert: Fake Email Invoices Contain Ransomware

b2ap3_thumbnail_ransmoware_article_400.jpgRansomware is still on the rise, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has labeled it as one of the biggest dangers to businesses of all kinds. Compared to other methods of spreading malware, ransomware has a unique return on investment that keeps hackers wanting more. One new variant of ransomware uses a phishing attack that’s tailored to your real-world address, which is exceptionally concerning for victims.

Be An Outlook Ninja!

If you're using Outlook to send and recieve simple email messages, you're missing out! We are taking on some advanced features of Outlook in this month’s free Office Webinar! 

Do you use advanced search to find very specific emails? What about filtering, do you have filters set up to organize your emails as you receive them? Do you like your Inbox grouped by conversation, or no? That’s an easy setting we can change to suite your preference.

4 Ways to Avoid Distracted Driving While Still Being Productive With Your Phone

b2ap3_thumbnail_texting_while_driving_is_a_no_no_400.jpgBusiness owners who spend a lot of time on the road, like during a commute or on a business trip, understand how difficult it is to use smartphones while driving. Despite the fact that it’s illegal in many places, some people refuse to put down their phones and concentrate on the task at hand: driving. Doing so puts not only themselves, but everyone else on the road at risk of an accident, which can lead to expensive insurance payments and vehicle maintenance costs.

Sophos Security (and Vegas) Write-up

Kevin here. Bob mentioned my trip in the recent newsletter so I thought it would be appropriate to follow up and just give a quick recap of why I went. If you didn’t know, we base a lot of our security model around Sophos's suite of products.

You Won’t Get This Kind of Personalized Care From Break-Fix IT

It’s nice to do something and feel good that you’re the one doing the work. This DIY approach provides you the satisfaction that you’re doing the job yourself, and that you’re doing it right. If you’re the kind of person who gets nervous about others handling tasks, you fully understand how stressful it can be to have someone you don’t know or trust working on important initiatives; particularly working with your company’s technology.

When Online Teaching Assistants are Really Robots in Disguise

Many students are taking advantage of online education, yet there are some pitfalls that can hold students back; namely, the lack of face-to-face interaction and assistance from the instructor. Now, artificially intelligent teaching assistants might be able to offer some reprieve to this issue.