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How to secure your IoT devices

How to secure your IoT devices

More firms are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to create new business opportunities. For instance, companies that install smart sensors can automate data entry and monitor their inventory. However, if left unsecured, IoT devices also give hackers an opportunity to breach your network.

10 years old, but no Mozart

August 1st, 2017
10 years old, but no Mozart

10 years.  10 freakin’ years.  One decade.  10% of a century.  1% of a millennium.

Mozart was 8 years old when he composed his first symphony.  As a company, we have done zero symphonies.  So, from that standpoint, we’re a bunch of losers.
Beginnings
Simplex-IT was officially started in August 2007.  Sam Hays took a leap of faith (sucker!) and joined me, becoming the first employee.

Now Hiring: Level II Technician

July 31st, 2017

Simplex-IT is Now Hiring a New Level II Technician!
We're Growing!
About Us:
Simplex-IT is a Microsoft focused Managed Service Provider based in Stow, Ohio. We are a people focused, flexible small to medium sized company with a 'can do' attitude. Simplex-IT currently is providing managed services and Cloud solutions to small to medium businesses, non-profits and local government.

Five tips to prevent VoIP eavesdropping

Five tips to prevent VoIP eavesdropping

Eavesdropping is the intentional act of secretly listening in on a conversation, usually not for the best of intentions. Although today the act also includes VoIP telephone systems, it’s not a recent trend. As exemplified by the SIPtap attacks of 2007 and the Peskyspy trojans of 2009, cybercriminals have had their eye on VoIP ever since it was introduced to the market.

#Office365 Administrator Role webinar

July 30th, 2017
#Office365 Administrator Role webinar

Does your organization have too many Global Administrators for your Office 365?
You’re the Global Administrator for your organizations Office 365 tenant.

You have all the power.  Yup, you can do anything, ‘cuz that’s how your world turns.

But you don’t want to handle billing.

Free Useful #Microsoft eBooks

July 30th, 2017
Free Useful #Microsoft eBooks

Microsoft is making a ton of eBooks (mostly aimed at us geeks) available for free.

To get to them, click here.
Just to repeat.
These are free.  And not light-hearted stuff to get you to buy the expensive stuff kinda books.  These are significant titles (and content).  Categories include:

Azure
Developers
Dynamics
Licensing (ok, these are more horror stories, but still…)
Office
Power BI
PowerShell
SharePoint
SQL
Windows client
Windows Server
(and more)

All told there are over 300 titles.

Bluetooth users beware!

Bluetooth users beware!

Bluetooth technology helps simplify our daily lives — it allows for hands free communication, a quick and easy way to share content with friends, family, colleagues, and more. In fact, 45 percent of Americans have Bluetooth enabled across multiple devices.

Microsoft Power BI and Office 365 analytics

Microsoft Power BI and Office 365 analytics

As machine learning, digital storage, and analytics software get more advanced, data is becoming more valuable than ever. Even businesses that don’t rely on data to operate are starting to find ways to get more value out of their information. Microsoft’s newest platform is an excellent example of that — and it’s free!
What is Power BI?
Released in the spring of 2016, Power BI is Microsoft’s business analytics platform.

The benefits of virtualization in 2017

The benefits of virtualization in 2017

The relationship between computer hardware and software can be frustrating. Both require the other to function properly, but both also require individual attention. Virtualization makes this relationship far more flexible, and we’ve got a rundown on a few of the best examples.