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Tips for extending laptop battery life

Tips for extending laptop battery life

If you want to use your laptop in an airport, a co-working space, or a cafe, the first thing you would look for is a power socket. If you are not lucky enough to find an available outlet, you’ll have to depend on your laptop’s battery (assuming it still has power after your last charge). […]

Every business needs an MSP for cybersecurity

Every business needs an MSP for cybersecurity

Businesses can no longer afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of the budget, not with cyberattacks targeting any business regardless of size, strict security, and privacy regulations surrounding data. Businesses with a small or limited budget have the advantage of partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for their cybersecurity needs.

Work Smarter in Outlook with these tips

Work Smarter in Outlook with these tips

People are constantly searching for an easier way to keep their email inboxes in order, customize their email signatures, and improve group communications. The good news is that Microsoft Outlook has these features built in, you just need to know where to look.

Time to migrate to Azure, SQL Server 2008 users

Time to migrate to Azure, SQL Server 2008 users

In July 2019, Microsoft is ending support for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. If your company is still on either of these platforms, it’s best to migrate to Microsoft Azure as soon as possible, or else you’ll leave your data vulnerable to breaches or loss.

Busy and not fooling

April 1st, 2019

It’s April 1st.  There’s snow on the ground.  It’s Cleveland.  It won't stop snowing until there's a home Indians game with snow.

It's science, people.

In the past month I’ve spoken in Nashville and Austin at different conferences about Co-Managed IT services.

Q2 Goals for 2019

April 1st, 2019

Ok, it’s April.  April 1st, to be specific.  So it’s time to publicize our goals for Q2.  And no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke (look elsewhere on our blog for that).

For those of you joining us late, Simplex-IT is following the EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) management framework.

Cyber Fishing Attacks Revealed

April 1st, 2019

Cyber security is a critical issue for all businesses.  It seems that every time technology introduces a way to improve the interaction between a service (or product) provider and the consumer, bad actors introduce a way to criminalize some aspect of it.

Simplex-IT Goal Results for Q1 2019

March 31st, 2019

It’s the end of Q1 for 2019, and that means…a review of our quarterly goals!  Yes, it’s that much fun.  If by fun you mean holding yourself accountable for what you plan to get done.

As we’ve said many times, we started publicizing our quarterly goals in Q1 2018.  Throughout the year we’d publicize what we hope to accomplish (in terms of advancing the organization) at the beginning of the quarter.

The different types of virtualization

The different types of virtualization

One of the biggest money-saving IT trends of the past two decades is the cloud, but due to popular demand, virtualization technology has also become an important business improvement trend in recent years. Here are a few ways virtualization is used to improve efficiency and productivity in the office.

Which social media platform is best for you?

Which social media platform is best for you?

Finding the right channel to promote one’s business is a growing challenge in the digital age, with social media acting as an indispensable business tool. The question is, what else can you do aside from updating your status? Here are five ways to help you enhance your social media marketing.