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1st Annual Courthouse Charity Challenge!

We're stackin' up cereal for the 1st Annual Courthouse Charity Challenge! This is a competition between the Stow Municipal Courthouse and the Barberton Municipal Courthouse to see who can collect the most cereal and monetary donations to benefit the Battered Women's Shelter.

#CompTIADCFlyIn 2019 is done…was it worth it?

February 7th, 2019

CompTIA’s DC Fly-In for 2019 is now history.  I think this was the 8th year for the event, and the 4th year for me personally.  I met with the staff of both Ohio Senators and two Congressfolks (from Ohio).  And the question, of course, is this.  Did I actually accomplish anything?

I’m sitting here at Reagan International Airport, waiting for my flight back to Cleveland.

Sharing our Secrets with our Competition?

February 4th, 2019

January was an odd month.  Superbowl LIII is in the books, I still have no idea who Maroon 5 is, and we are in the middle of a ton of stuff.

We’re bringing on board a good number of new customers, and it looks like we added a new tech (Steven) just in the nick of time.

Mr. Coppedge Goes to Washington, Part IV: The Voyage Home

February 3rd, 2019

Bob Coppedge to Visit Washington to Champion IT Industry Priorities and Annoy People

Small to medium businesses like most of our customers as well as Simplex-IT are the lifeblood of our national economy. SMB's employ more than half of the country’s private sector workforce, and account for a majority of economic growth.

The basics of serverless computing

The basics of serverless computing

Serverless computing is one way to reduce management burdens brought about by the need to configure several servers. But before you adopt this technology, it’s important that you first understand its basic principles as well as how you can leverage it to improve your day-to-day operations and, ultimately, your bottom line.

Welcome Steven Snowberger, Level 1 Technician

January 28th, 2019

Hello, My name is Steven Snowberger.  I was given the awesome opportunity to join the Simplex-IT team January 14th 2019.  I started my adult life working in the manufacturing field. Prior to Joining Simplex, I was a co-owner of JC Window cleaning.  In 2017 I decided it was time to go back to school and get my degree.

Amazing improvements in Office 365

Amazing improvements in Office 365

If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you’re in for some souped-up enhancements. Most involve artificial intelligence (AI) making sense of your data for you, so you spend less time and effort manually processing it. Here are a few of the latest enhancements that’ll give you more time for value-added tasks (and for coffee breaks and […]

Simplify logging in with Windows Hello

Simplify logging in with Windows Hello

Just like in sci-fi movies, Microsoft’s biometric logins can now recognize your face, fingerprint, or eyes when you attempt to access your device. Here’s everything you need to know when setting up Windows Hello. Say hello to fingerprint, iris, and facial scans Windows Hello is an advanced biometric identity and access control feature in Windows […]

Think your password is secure? Think again

Think your password is secure? Think again

A password policy designed for federal agencies must be secure, right? Surprisingly, that hasn’t been the case, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — the combination of letters, numbers, and special characters — but it now says those guidelines […]

Are your mobile devices protected?

Are your mobile devices protected?

Businesses have embraced mobile technology, as it allows for constant collaboration, which increases productivity. But as the number of mobile devices used in daily operations grows, so do the incidents of cybercrimes targeting smartphones and tablets. Protect your company mobile devices by following these steps.