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Check out the Sophos Ransomware Roadshow coming to Cleveland! It’s FREE!

August 30th, 2017

Simplex-IT’s security partner, Sophos, is bringing their roadshow to Cleveland on September 12th. The show starts at 10am (registration starts at 9:30) at the Downtown Marriott on Public Square. Learn about current security threats and trends in the industry, as well as Sophos’ roadmap and strategy, see technical demonstrations, and network other Sophos executives, Simplex-IT executives (just kidding, it’ll be Bob and Kevin) and other Cleveland business owners interested in staying current with IT security.

Microsoft Planner Webinar

August 30th, 2017

Do you need a quick and easy tool to manage small projects and tasks? Microsoft Planner is for you.

Planner provides an easy to use interface in the form of cards and lists. You can organize them however you want, assign deadlines and people to tasks, upload files, and just keep yourself and your team organized.

New keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

New keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

It’s undeniable that keyboard shortcuts can activate computer commands faster than dragging a touchpad or a mouse. To that end, if you’re using Windows 10, there are a couple new keyboard shortcuts worth trying.

Windows Snapping

If you’ve never used Windows Snapping, you’re missing out on one of Windows 10’s key features.

Why businesses need a UPS

Why businesses need a UPS

Power outages caused by utility failure, accidents, and natural disasters such as storms, flooding, or earthquakes are inevitable. There’s very little you can do to prevent any of these from happening, but you can avoid the consequences to your business by using an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
What is an uninterruptible power supply?
An uninterruptible power supply is an essential piece of hardware that protects both your computer and your data.

Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware, which infected 200,000 business globally and made over $100,000 in ransom payments, is said to be one of the worst cyber attacks in history. However, a new ransomware strain named Nyetya is shaping up to be a more formidable security threat.

How Windows 10 plans to defeat ransomware

How Windows 10 plans to defeat ransomware

The recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks have caused massive disruptions for Windows users. Although ransomware infection has slowed down in the past few weeks, many experts are saying that this is only just the beginning. Soon, newer and far more dangerous strains of malware will be developed.

The Dark Web – What is it??

August 17th, 2017
The Dark Web – What is it??

What is the dark web?  There’s a technical definition, and then there’s a definition that’s more to the point. Technically, the “Dark Web” is simply content on the Internet that requires specific credentials or software or configurations to access.

New Microsoft Workplace Analytics

New Microsoft Workplace Analytics

Workplace Analytics is a program that helps managers determine staff productivity levels using data gathered from their email, calendar, documents, and other applications within Office 365. Previously, Microsoft’s MyAnalytics allowed only employees to view their individual data, but with this updated version, managers now have access to this data, too.

What you need to know about malware

What you need to know about malware

You’ve all heard of viruses, spyware, ransomware and trojans. But did you know that they’re all types of malware? They’re all designed to ruin your digital life, but different types of malware put your computer at risk in different ways. Understanding what sets them apart can keep your business guarded.