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Which Office 365 model is right for you?

Which Office 365 model is right for you?

From Word to SharePoint, Office 365 has a lot offer. But each business requires different features from Office 365. Some may prioritize business analytics, while others may be content with no more than the productivity suite and Outlook. If you’re planning to deploy Office 365, first consider your business needs, then use the information below to find out which license is right for you.

More leaks from Equifax breach

More leaks from Equifax breach

The Equifax breach in 2017 exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people in the US and some parts of the UK and Canada, but the number of victims keeps increasing. In the beginning of March, the credit-reporting company revealed that more personal information was leaked.

How to make Alexa your office assistant

How to make Alexa your office assistant

Amazon’s Alexa has come a long way from performing basic functions like setting alarms, streaming music, and providing weather updates, to an all-around office assistant superstar. As Amazon continues to develop Alexa, businesses can expect to see her become more relevant in an office setting.

Slowdown? Not for Bob or Simplex-IT

March 1st, 2018

Sheesh, it just doesn’t end.  Yeah, I know that’s a good thing.  But still, an occasional slowdown would be nice.  On second thought…nah.

So I’m writing this Thursday morning (March 1st) at around 7am.  Normally I try to write this the night before, but I was out speaking to a great group, the Lorain County Manufacturing Council.

Microsoft 2018 Product Roadmap webinar

March 1st, 2018

Microsoft Matters
You may have heard of Microsoft.  They’re pretty big in the IT world.  Ok, so they might not be the everything to everyone that they were around 1995-2000, but they’re still one of the biggest players in IT, especially from the corporate perspective.

FREE Windows 10 Online Course

February 28th, 2018

Simplex-IT has a great new training service, offering both online self-paced training and also custom instructor led training. Read all about it here: http://www.Simplex-IT.com/Training. We are so confident that you'll be impressed with the online training, we want to give you a course for FREE! For the month of March, you can take the Windows 10 course for FREE! No strings attached.

Bob’s Book Signing – March 10th at The Learned Owl in Hudson

February 28th, 2018

Bob will be signing copies of his Amazon Best Selling Book "A CEO's Survival Guide to Information Technology" at The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson on Saturday, March 10th from 1pm-3pm.  Stop by and pick up a book and capture the moment forever with an inscription from the author himself.

Bob’s Apprentice pitch in DC

February 26th, 2018
Bob’s Apprentice pitch in DC

The word is Apprentice, part of the "CHANCE in Tech Act of 2018".  You may hear more of that in the future.  And it actually makes a certain level of sense, even in a bi-partisan way.
Backstory
Ok, here’s the backstory.  Last week I (and a couple hundred others) attended the 2018 “DC Fly-In,” an annual event sponsored by CompTIA.

A bit about CompTIA.  They’re a non-profit vendor neutral organization that promote the IT industry, primarily through education and certifications (like A+, network+, CASP).  They also do a fair amount of research and have several communities dealing with subsets (like security, MSP, cloud).  Pretty good group, especially if you’re looking for information about IT that isn’t “vendor-tainted.

FREE Webinar – Using Microsoft Teams to Increase Productivity and Collaboration

February 26th, 2018

Join us for this FREE webinar and learn all about Microsoft Teams. We'll demonstrate how to use Teams for instant chat with individuals or a group, as well as the integration with other Microsoft programs such as Planner and OneNote. You won't want to miss this one, you'll walk away with the knowledge you need about these tools to efficiently implement it with your team!

Already a Microsoft Teams user? Check out these 6 Teams Tips from our Blog: Six Microsoft Teams Tips Every User Needs to Know.

New Windows update for PC vulnerabilities

New Windows update for PC vulnerabilities

Two newly discovered Windows vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, make it possible for hackers to steal all sorts of confidential information. To resolve this issue, Microsoft has released an update. Continue reading to stay protected.
Issues with Microsoft’s Spectre and Meltdown patches
After the January 3rd announcement of unprecedented security vulnerabilities, Microsoft has been rushing to release security updates for its Windows operating system.