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Welcome Back Alec Barker

Hello! My name is Alec Barker, and I am an intern at Simplex-IT. I am currently a student at the University of Mount Union, where I study Multi-Platform Software Development. I previously worked as an intern at a camouflage fabric company, where I sorted test pieces and documented them.

FREE Webinar: Stealing your Office 365 Credentials

The bad guys have a new way to make your Office 365 account send malware to all of your contacts without you ever knowing. The way it works is actually pretty simple.

And here’s the fun part. Most anti-virus tools won’t catch it. Spam filters don’t do a great job, either.

Intro to Project Online

 

Project Online is a great tool for managing projects, and it's easier to set up and use than you might think (and Patti can help you with that.)  It provides project managers a place to enter all the work that needs done on a project, as well as allocate resources, time, and budget.

The Risk of Not Having Cloud Backup

The Risk of Not Having Cloud Backup

It is always better to be safe than sorry. And given the fact that files can disappear or be corrupted in an instant, small businesses need robust data backup systems in place. Without one, you could very well lose lots of money and have your hard-earned reputation irrevocably damaged.

Welcome Alex Frashuer – Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Hi there! My name is Alex Frashuer and I was recently welcomed to the Simplex-IT team as the new Sales and Marketing Coordinator. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron in May 2017, I worked as an office assistant at a local startup which gave me my first look into the tech industry.

Firmware: the threat most users overlook

Firmware: the threat most users overlook

For decades, one of the most foundational principles of cyber security has remained the same: Always update and patch your software. But for most people, hardware is exempt from this process. They think of hardware as nothing more than a vessel for software to occupy — and that’s totally incorrect.

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

Social Media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements to the public. However, careless posts that have client or patient-specific information could ruin the reputation of any healthcare organization.

Employee Spotlight – Kevin Dutkiewicz

What’s your role at Simplex-IT and when were you hired?
Officially, Technology Director. That translates to both direct support to our customers and then long term strategic decisions for Simplex-IT. I was hired in May 2010.

What’s a typical day like for you at work?
There are no typical days, every day is different!

What has been your favorite project at Simplex-IT?
Nothing specific but generally speaking it’s our onboarding projects.

Benefits of social media policy reviews

Benefits of social media policy reviews

Does your business have a social media policy? If so, when was the last time you updated it? If you’re taking too long to answer these questions, that isn’t a good sign. Because you should be conducting regular reviews, at least annually. You’d enjoy innumerable benefits, and deter your employees from obsessing over Snapchat filters in the process.

Vulnerabilities on WordPress websites

Vulnerabilities on WordPress websites

“Easy-to-use,” “SEO-friendly,” “open-source,” and “customizable.” These are some of the words that best describe WordPress, currently the most popular Content Management Solutions (CMS) platform. With thousands of websites affected in a recently launched series of attacks, “easy to target,” “hackers’ favorite,” and “prone to attacks” could soon be used to define the experience of running a WordPress website.