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.

Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Way Better Than Passwords

Time hasn’t been kind to the password. It’s continuously put down as one of the least secure methods of protecting systems. It’s not due to any fault of the password, though. People just have a hard time remembering long and complex passwords. To aid in security, it’s recommended that you use some sort of multi-factor authentication.

Open House and Ribbon Cutting!

Open House yesterday - What fun!

A great big thank you to everyone who came out to our Ribbon Cutting & Open House yesterday! We had quite a warm welcome to the City of Stow and the Stow-Monroe Falls Chamber of Commerce.

In true Simplex-IT fashion, we couldn’t cut a normal, everyday, run of the mill red ribbon… nope, we had to use a crime scene ribbon!


The mayor couldn’t make it, so we had a fun little competition for the best reason why she could not attend.

Executive CyberSecurity Seminar

FREE Executive Seminar

Presented by Simplex-IT with Sophos Security

July 13th 12:00pm-2:00pm

Critical IT Security Protections EVERY Business Must Have In Place NOW To Avoid Cyber-Attacks, Ransomware, Data Breach, Lawsuits, Bank Fraud and Compliance Penalties

Recently, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of small and medium sized businesses falling victim to cyber criminals, hacking, viruses, malware and all manner of nasty security threats.