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Get your Windows 10 privacy back

Get your Windows 10 privacy back

Windows 10’s Cortana can be helpful with various tasks — from displaying accurate and personalized ads according to your online searches to spamming word suggestions based on your most common keystrokes. But this operating system may feel intrusive.

An 11 Year old boy and the “Strawberry Bitch”

June 3rd, 2019
An 11 Year old boy and the “Strawberry Bitch”

Spoiler alert:  It's the name of a plane
Second Spoiler alert:  Nostalgic rambling for first half of article
Books, Backups, Planes and Tours
Last month I had the pleasure of travelling down to Dayton to speak about Business Intelligence and how to find and share Information from your data.

2 Books in 2 Years!

June 2nd, 2019

Finally my second book “The MSP’s Survival Guide to Co-Managed IT services” is out (in paperback and Kindle), available through Amazon.  And yup, it is technically an Amazon Best Seller.  Don't ever let that impress you.  Ever<g>.

For those of you not versed in it, “Co-Managed IT services” is a form of Managed Services where the MSP (that would be us) actually partners with (instead of replaces) the IT department of a client organization.

What’s a QCT and why should you care?

June 2nd, 2019

If you’re a client of Simplex-IT, you’ll be hearing the term “QCT” a lot.  But only from us here at Simplex-IT (at least for now).  And our next one is coming up (July 18th), here at our world-wide international headquarters in Stow.

QCT = “Quarterly Client Training”

It’s a new program that we started back in December.

Best practices for virtualization first-timers

Best practices for virtualization first-timers

Virtualization’s benefits are numerous: centralized IT management, faster hardware resources, improved business continuity, and reduced overhead costs. It makes perfect sense for everyone to jump on board. But to maximize virtualization’s benefits, beginners should start doing the following best practices.

Productivity tip: Email automation

Productivity tip: Email automation

If you’ve ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written using an email automation platform. This technology saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets.

Best Chrome extensions to install

Best Chrome extensions to install

Google Chrome is fast, clean, and versatile. It delivers a great browsing experience to users, so it’s no surprise that it has the widest user base out of all web browsers. It’s also expandable and customizable, thanks to the thousands of extensions available at the Chrome Web Store.

How to boost your SMB’s social media presence

How to boost your SMB’s social media presence

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) nowadays are more competitive than ever. As an SMB owner, you’re probably constantly looking for ways to boost your social media presence, outdo your competitors, and increase profits. Here are some ways to do that.

VoIP hardphones or softphones for SMBs?

VoIP hardphones or softphones for SMBs?

Your company has decided to avail of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and has given you the task of choosing between the two types of phones: traditional desk phones (hardphones) or software-based phones (softphones). To help you decide, we’ll break down the benefits of each type.

What makes hypervisors weak?

What makes hypervisors weak?

Hypervisors have changed the game of cybersecurity. They provide unmatched cyber protection for your data as they keep it in the cloud. However, hypervisors still have vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. Find out how their weak points can be addressed.