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.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade for SMBs

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade for SMBs

Microsoft has announced that it will bring back free Windows 10 upgrades, but on one condition: Only small- and medium-sized businesses that have previously passed on the offer are eligible. So if you or someone you know has declined Microsoft’s previous proposition, here are some reasons you might want to reconsider.

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.