April is All About Servers – Can I Have a Cloud Server? – Tech Tip for April 25, 2019

April is All About Servers – Can I Have a Cloud Server? – Tech Tip for April 25, 2019

Can I Have a Cloud Server? - Tech Tip for April 25, 2019 As we discussed in previous tech-tips this month servers can be used for a variety of purposes, today we would like to focus on questions we get a lot: Physical vs Virtual servers. What is the difference between them beyond the obvious? Is one better than the other? It may be easiest to understand the differences between physical server and virtual servers with an analogy. You can imagine a physical server as a very expensive hotel with…

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April is All About Servers – Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Server – Tech Tip for April 16, 2019

April is All About Servers – Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Server – Tech Tip for April 16, 2019

Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Server - Tech Tip for April 16, 2019 Spring cleaning is upon us! As you clean out your closets and freshen up the office we urge you to think about your servers. If you are still relying on that 5 year old server with the idea that "if it’s not broken, don’t fix it" now is a good time to upgrade! Everything has an expiration date, like with other gadgets, servers have to be updated at least every 5 years. The reason for that is…

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April is All About Servers – Why Servers Still Matter – Tech Tip for April 9, 2019

April is All About Servers – Why Servers Still Matter – Tech Tip for April 9, 2019

April is All About Servers - Why Servers Still Matter April is all about servers! We expressed to you in our last Tech Tip the basic fundamentals of what a server is and how it works. Many business decision makers are hesitant to the costs that comes with investing in traditional on-premise servers or server maintenance; losing sight on how vital a server’s functionality is to your network and company infrastructure. In today’s Tech Tip, we are going to outline why these traditional servers absolutely still matter to your organization.…

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April is all About Servers – What is a Server? – Tech Tip for April 2, 2019

April is all About Servers – What is a Server? – Tech Tip for April 2, 2019

April is all About Servers - What is a Server?  Spring is here and we can enjoy everything that comes along with it. We can appreciate the fresh breeze, blossoming of flowers, longer sunny days, and even Spring cleaning!   Many of our clients are also talking about upgrading their infrastructure and what to do about aging servers. So, for April, we thought we would spend some time looking at servers, what they are, why businesses need them and what the options are around server replacements.    Let’s get started with the…

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New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Tech Tip for March 26, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Tech Tip for March 26, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 - Keep Messages Secure When you need to protect the privacy of an email message, encrypt it. Encrypting an email message in Outlook means it's converted from readable plain text into scrambled cipher text. Only the recipient who has the private key that matches the public key used to encrypt the message can decipher the message for reading. Any recipient without the corresponding private key, however, sees indecipherable text. Outlook supports two encryption options which are S/MIME encryption and Office 365 Message Encryption or Information Rights Management…

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New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Tech Tip for March 19, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Tech Tip for March 19, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 - Morph your Slides in PowerPoint! This month we have been sharing some fantastic new features that Microsoft has rolled out for Office 365. Most of which enhance the ways that you can communicate and collaborate with others. Microsoft has stepped it up even more with the Morph transition tool in PowerPoint which allows you to animate smooth movement from one slide to the next! You can apply the Morph transition to slides to create the appearance of movement in a wide range of…

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New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Lost in Translation – Tech Tip for March 12, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Lost in Translation – Tech Tip for March 12, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 - Lost in Translation In our last Tech Tip, we shared how swiftly users can communicate to collaborate on projects using the Microsoft Office @mentions feature. In today's Tech Tip, you'll discover how easy it is to communicate in different languages with the help of the Translator for Outlook add-in feature. Translator for Outlook translates the words in your email on the fly. The translation is immediate and is displayed next to the reading pane in your mailbox. Users can translate emails with just…

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Important Alert – Security Vulnerability in Google Chrome

Security Vulnerability in Google Chrome Google has recently issued an urgent announcement in response to the appearance of a zero-day security vulnerability threat. Many of us use the Google Chrome search tool every day and will want to take action as soon as possible to stay clear from vicious malware attacks. Chrome users can do this by updating to version 72.0.3626.121 that was released early March. Here’s how: Open your Google Chrome browser Click the drop-down menu in Chrome in the top right right of your toolbar Select Help > then…

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Crayon Software Experts and TechWise Group Announce Strategic Technology Partnership

Crayon Software Experts and TechWise Group Announce Strategic Technology Partnership

Crayon Software Experts and TechWise Group Announce Strategic Technology Partnership The Crayon and TechWise Group partnership will provide cloud solutions with enhanced support for Small and Medium Business (SMB) customers. DALLAS, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Crayon, the global leader in Software and Cloud Analytics, cloud and volume licensing, and associated consulting services officially announced its strategic partnership with TechWise Group. The partnership between the two leading cloud economics companies will benefit SMB customers in the eastern US region with robust and accelerated Microsoft 365 support and Microsoft 365 license management.…

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New features in Office 365 – Communicate with @mentions! – Tech Tip for March 5, 2019

New features in Office 365 – Communicate with @mentions! – Tech Tip for March 5, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Communicate with @mentions! Have you finally gotten settled into 2019?! It’s a NEW Year, NEW You, and there are NEW features to check out in Microsoft Office 365! One of the tools you can use to grab someone’s attention when collaborating is the @mentions tool. When you comment on a document, presentation, or spreadsheet and use the "@" sign with a name of someone from your address list, the person you mention receives an email with a link to your comment. Clicking the link…

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Upgrade to Windows 10 – Achieve More – Tech Tip for February 26, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Achieve More – Tech Tip for February 26, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Achieve More We’re all familiar with the phrase Work Smarter, Not Harder - which brings us to more interesting ways the features in Windows 10 help to increase your overall productivity. In today’s Tech Tip, you’ll learn how the various features help users work smarter, collaborate seamlessly, and supports unique workstyles. It’s no surprise that features in Windows 10 OS help people stay in the flow, work faster, and find what they need. The Microsoft Search tool in Windows 10 helps users locate apps, settings, documents, and…

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Upgrade to Windows 10 – Enhance your Digital Memories – Tech Tip for February 19, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Enhance your Digital Memories – Tech Tip for February 19, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Enhance your Digital Memories  Not only do you benefit from the features in Windows 10 by saving valuable time and providing comprehensive security, but it brings you interesting apps to get in touch with your creative side! In our last Tech Tip, we shared some of the new cool features to take advantage of with the upgrade to Windows 10 OS. In today’s Tech Tip, we’re going show you some of the amazing features specifically in the Windows Photos App to organize, edit, and share your…

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Upgrade to Windows 10 – Fascinating Features – Tech Tip for February 12, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Fascinating Features – Tech Tip for February 12, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Fascinating Features In our last Tech Tip, we enlightened you on the news of Windows 7 End of Life going into effect on January 14, 2020. Get the new and improved Windows when you upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system. We want to fill you in on all the great features Windows 10 has to offer! Windows 10 delivers an even better Start Menu, expanding the possibilities and bringing over your favorite apps and pins so they're easily accessible. Not only does it make multitasking…

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Upgrade to Windows 10 – Are you ready for Windows 7 End of Life? – Tech Tip for February 5, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Are you ready for Windows 7 End of Life? – Tech Tip for February 5, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Are you ready for Windows 7 End of Life? All good things must come to an end! Microsoft has ended mainstream support on Windows 7 effective January 13, 2015, but extended support will end on January 14, 2020. What this means, is that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, patches, or support for PCs running on a Windows 7 operating system. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to move to Windows 10 before it’s too late! We’re going to provide tips on ways to…

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – Should I back up Office 365? – Tech Tip for January 29, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – Should I back up Office 365? – Tech Tip for January 29, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – Should I back up Office 365? In our last few Tech Tips we reviewed the importance of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery. We understand that there are many risks involved with not properly backing up your data! I bet you may be wondering – Is it necessary to back up Office 365? Even though Microsoft maintains the Office 365 infrastructure and keeps multiple copies of your data in a geo-redundant fashion, in certain circumstances, yes - you may want to consider a backup solution. Here…

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Site Recovery? – Tech Tip for January 22, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Site Recovery? – Tech Tip for January 22, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Site Recovery? In this Tech Tip we will discuss Site Recovery. As part of a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan, Site Recovery goes a step beyond backup to actually create a failover environment in the cloud or a remote data center to your business apps and workloads running during outages. Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at your primary site, you fail over to secondary location, and…

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“Cloud for a Cause” 2018

“Cloud for a Cause” 2018

We made it OUR cause to help YOUR cause! Technology can be a powerful mechanism for social good, but we know that the technology alone cannot solve the world's challenges. Fortunately, our partner Microsoft has made Office 365 as well as other cloud services available to non-profits at significantly reduced rates. Nevertheless, as IT consultants we know that access to deployment and training resources can still be a financial challenge for many non-profits. This is why our team at TechWise Group wants to use its expertise to make this holiday season a special one for a lucky non-profit…

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Cloud Backup? – Tech Tip for January 15, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Cloud Backup? – Tech Tip for January 15, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Cloud Backup? In our last Tech Tip, we explored the background of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery. In this Tech Tip we are going to talk about Cloud Backup and how it works. Cloud Backup is a backup solution that involves backing up data to remote location such as a public cloud like Microsoft Azure or an off-site server as opposed to storing data locally on a physical disk, such as a hard drive or tape backup. Getting your business data offsite is…

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is it? – Tech Tip for January 1, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is it? – Tech Tip for January 1, 2019

  Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is it? Happy New Year Everyone! It’s that time of year again. Along with the new year comes new resolutions which can include decluttering your inbox, updating your security software, or a device refresh. How about implementing a strategy for when disaster strikes? Most people don’t remember if they have backed up their work once their files are lost. Without Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery, you face the risk of losing all sorts of files, from images of your loving pet Lab…

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Tech Gifts for your Office – Tech Tip for December 25, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Office – Tech Tip for December 25, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Office Have you been trying to come up with an idea for your employees too on top of getting creative for yourself, your kids, and your pets? Look no further! We have a few fun ideas right here! (Please keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply fun ideas for the Holidays.) Portable Clock Fan Need to be cool while keeping an eye on the clock? No problem at all! This Portable Clock Fan plugs into any USB port on notebooks, PCs, or adapters to create a…

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Tech Gifts for your Pets – Tech Tip for December 18, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Pets – Tech Tip for December 18, 2018

  Tech Gifts for your Pets Do you love your pets as much as (or even more than) your family? Or are your pets your family? Well, in that case you obviously want to treat them as family too, and for the holiday season that means to get creative when it comes to gifts. Check out these creative gift ideas to give to your pets! Whistle 3 Meet Whistle 3 - the smarter way to keep tabs on your pet’s location and activity levels when they're living it up, at home,…

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Tech Gifts for Yourself – Tech Tip for December 11, 2018

Tech Gifts for Yourself – Tech Tip for December 11, 2018

  Tech Gifts for Yourself Oh yes, you absolutely get to spoil yourself a little too! No need to buy gifts just for others when you worked so hard on coming up with ideas! Reward your hard work and consider getting yourself one of these fun little inventions listed below! (Please keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply fun ideas for the Holidays.) Zeeq Smart Pillow With 8 built-in speakers, lofty removable memory foam fill, and BLE connectivity, this internet-of-things connected smart pillow is the Swiss Army Knife of…

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Tech Gifts for your Kids – Tech Tip for December 4, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Kids – Tech Tip for December 4, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Kids It's December, everyone! Happy last month of the year! This month’s Tech Tips will be all about gifts for your kids, yourself, your business, and your pets. You don't have a business, pets, or kids? No problem! More gifts for you then 🙂  (Please keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply fun ideas for the Holidays.) ENJOY! Ozobot Ozobot is a really clever, practically cute, very entertaining robot that nearly any kid will love playing with. Smaller than a golf ball, Ozobot (or Ozzie as my kids called him),…

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TechWise Group announces new investment from Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC

TechWise Group Secures Funding to Grow its Microsoft Cloud Solutions Business TechWise Group announces new investment from Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC. Expanding these capabilities will allow our clients to more fully realize the benefits of their investments in Microsoft cloud technologies” — Lauren Schwartz PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2018 -- TechWise Group, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for Cloud Solutions focused on delivering technology solutions to small and medium enterprises, non-profit and education organizations, announced today that it has secured investment from Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC. This funding…

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