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Simplex-IT’s Q4 2018 Goal Report Card

December 31st, 2018

Ok, time for the end of Q4 (and, for that matter, end of 2018).  If you've been following us for any time, you know the drill.  We publish our quarterly goals at the beginning of the quarter, and then revisit how well we did.  This gives us both transparency and accountability.

Reasons to back up your mobile devices

Reasons to back up your mobile devices

Companies such as Apple, Samsung, and others have turned mobile phones into mini-computers that can serve as a substitute for your laptop, or as a storage device. If you’re using a smartphone as a communications and storage device, backing up now would be a wise move.

The benefits of technology business reviews

The benefits of technology business reviews

Small- and medium-sized businesses don’t have the time to maintain IT infrastructure, let alone assess whether it’s still driving value for the company. However, if you want to ensure everything runs smoothly, it’s important to be proactive and conduct technology business reviews when you can.

Outdated firmware: An overlooked threat

Outdated firmware: An overlooked threat

If most of your company’s computers are obsolete, they double or even triple your chances of experiencing a data breach. This emphasizes how dangerous it is to have outdated applications, operating systems, and even web browsers. Failing to update your firmware could expose your business to major security threats.

The right social media platform for your SMB

The right social media platform for your SMB

Facebook leads all social media platforms in terms of daily active users, audience reach, and cultural impact, but is it the best fit for your business? Every business has a unique audience, so what works for one business may not work for another. With all the available social media platforms to choose from, small- and […]

Bob’s Reading List for 2018

December 21st, 2018
Bob’s Reading List for 2018

Mini-reviews of 16 Books
A few years ago, I discovered that I really wasn’t reading enough, so I started writing a monthly “book review” to force me to keep going.  A couple of years ago I stopped that (wasn’t really getting much pushback), and instead started to write a year end summary of the books I read during the year and highlight some of the best ones that I recommend.

Recap: Quarterly Client Training 1.0

Recap: Quarterly Client Training 1.0

Hi everyone, Michelle Brugmann here. Well our first Quarterly Client Training aka QCT 1.0 is now in the books.  We were extremely pleased with the attendance, how well the day went and the feedback we received.  The day started off with a light breakfast and a welcome from Bob.

The lowdown on cloud security

The lowdown on cloud security

If you’re thinking of transitioning your business to the cloud, consider the security of the platform. While providers would like us to believe that the friendly, fluffy cloud image used to market the service means it is automatically secure, the reality is far different.

When Microsoft stops supporting Windows

When Microsoft stops supporting Windows

Microsoft only supports each version of Window for a certain period and the end of its support for a software product can be a significant challenge for businesses. Currently, Windows 7 is on “extended support” until January 14, 2020. What does it mean when Microsoft terminates support of your Windows version? Let’s have a closer […]