Register Now: Secure Remote Work Summit

Register Now: Secure Remote Work Summit

Register Now: Secure Remote Work Summit Learn how to get your employees up and running quickly with a secure remote work solution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join experts from TechWise Group, Summit7, ThinkStack, Vidyard, Attila Security and more on Tuesday, March 31 for a day-long 100% virtual summit on remote workforce cybersecurity.

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Tips For Cloud Licensing Cost Management – Tech Tip for March 24, 2020

Tips For Cloud Licensing Cost Management – Tech Tip for March 24, 2020

Tips For Cloud Licensing Cost Management - Tech Tip for March 24, 2020 To wrap up our March Tech Tips on the theme of cloud licensing cost management, we want to help you understand how to cut down on licensing expenses. And the key to minimizing cost when it comes to Microsoft products like Office 365 is to buy the license that best suits your users’ needs. How do you do this? The most helpful thing to do is understand the roles of your employees and match those needs to…

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A Lesson in Microsoft Azure: Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Use – Tech Tip for March 17, 2020

A Lesson in Microsoft Azure: Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Use – Tech Tip for March 17, 2020

A Lesson in Microsoft Azure: Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Use - Tech Tip for March 17, 2020 If you’ve tuned in this month, you will see that we are tackling software license management as our Tech Tips theme. And one of the big topics that often comes up related to licensing costs is how Microsoft Azure factors into your monthly bill. Some people have reservations around using Azure because they’re not sure what contributes to their consumption and how to avoid unforeseen expenses. This week, we’re here to…

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The Benefits of CSP Licensing – Tech Tip for March 10, 2020

The Benefits of CSP Licensing – Tech Tip for March 10, 2020

The Benefits of CSP Licensing - Tech Tip for March 10, 2020 Continuing our theme this month on software licensing, we are doing a deeper dive into the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) licensing model and why it appeals to many organizations today. For those of you that are not aware, the CSP program is designed to provide a deeper engagement and support system for companies who want to purchase cloud-based services and products. It essentially gives you the ability to purchase any Microsoft license you need on a subscription-based payment…

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The ABCs of Software Licensing – Tech Tip for March 3, 2020

The ABCs of Software Licensing – Tech Tip for March 3, 2020

The ABCs of Software Licensing - Tech Tip for March 3, 2020 This month, our Tech Tip theme is all about software license management. And we are jumping in feet first this week with an overview of different types of licensing models and what the future looks like for licensing today (hint: it’s a lot more cost-effective, and we’ll tell you why). Why are we talking about licensing this month? Well, if you’ve noticed, the way we purchase software has been changing over the years. The reality is that it…

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How Do Businesses Ensure Compliance? – Tech Tip for February 25, 2020

How Do Businesses Ensure Compliance? – Tech Tip for February 25, 2020

How Do Businesses Ensure Compliance? - Tech Tip for February 25, 2020 To wrap up our theme this month on data privacy, this week we are sharing some tips on how companies can remain compliant with data privacy laws. While different legislation will have specific standards that need to be met, there are best practices that organizations can follow to establish good control over all company data. 5 ways to ensure compliance with data privacy laws 1. Keep communication transparent and centralized It’s crucial that everyone at your company is…

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Is Your Data Privacy Being Protected? – Tech Tip for February 18, 2020

Is Your Data Privacy Being Protected? – Tech Tip for February 18, 2020

Is Your Data Privacy Being Protected? - Tech Tip for February 18, 2020 Issues of privacy and trust are at the top of consumer’s minds these days. And they just continue to magnify. How do you as an individual and employee protect your privacy? This week, to continue our theme on data privacy, we are changing it up and turning away from the business impact to the implications it can have for you as a person. According to a survey of 8,000 consumers in the US and five European countries,…

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How Does Data Privacy Impact Your Business? – Tech Tip for February 11, 2020

How Does Data Privacy Impact Your Business? – Tech Tip for February 11, 2020

How Does Data Privacy Impact Your Business? - Tech Tip for February 11, 2020 This month, we are taking a closer look at data privacy and exploring all the different ways it impacts companies. To better understand the significance of data privacy and protection, this week we are shining a light on some of the more serious ways that it can impact a business. How does data privacy impact your business legally? Today, data privacy is the norm. Brands in the US are starting to adjust their practices to comply…

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Data Privacy: What’s the Big Deal? – Tech Tip for February 4, 2020

Data Privacy: What’s the Big Deal? – Tech Tip for February 4, 2020

Data Privacy: What’s the Big Deal? - Tech Tip for February 4, 2020 Data privacy is on everyone’s mind and for good reason. With the simultaneous rise of security breaches and social media, many consumers today are worried that their personal data is going to fall into the wrong hands. That’s why many countries are creating new privacy laws that have major implications for all businesses. To help you understand what these rules are, how to ensure compliance, and what you can do to protect your own privacy, we are…

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What Causes Poor Cloud Performance? – Tech Tip for January 28, 2020

What Causes Poor Cloud Performance? – Tech Tip for January 28, 2020

What Causes Poor Cloud Performance? - Tech Tip for January 28, 2020 To wrap up our theme this month on Cloud myths and legends, we are addressing the misconception about Cloud performance this week. Often, companies are concerned that cloud computing is slow. But is it really "The Cloud" that is slow? Before you start blaming your Cloud provider for performance issues, here are some things every business needs to do to ensure good performance with Cloud-based applications:  1. Upgrade under-powered end-user devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops)   There are a…

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Is There More Than One Type of Cloud? – Tech Tip for January 21, 2020

Is There More Than One Type of Cloud? – Tech Tip for January 21, 2020

Is There More Than One Type of Cloud? - Tech Tip for January 21, 2020 This week, we are continuing to bust myths about the Cloud. And today, we are here to clear up a misconception that there is only one type of Cloud out there. In truth, there are three different types of Cloud computing: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. But what’s the difference between them? Public Cloud The public cloud is probably the most common form of cloud computing. The infrastructure and services are owned and…

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Do Regulators Hate The Cloud? – Tech Tip for January 14, 2020

Do Regulators Hate The Cloud? – Tech Tip for January 14, 2020

Do Regulators Hate The Cloud? - Tech Tip for January 14, 2020 In line with our theme this month, we are continuing to debunk some of the most prevalent cloud myths. And this week’s myth is that the federal government and standards organizations do not trust cloud computing to protect their sensitive data. We’re here to let you know that this perception is changing. Security in mobile and cloud services is becoming a standard. In fact, major cloud providers like Microsoft have built-in regulatory compliance standards. And more organizations are…

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Is the Cloud More Secure Than My Data Center? – Tech Tip for January 8, 2020

Is the Cloud More Secure Than My Data Center? – Tech Tip for January 8, 2020

Is the Cloud More Secure Than My Data Center? - Tech Tip for January 8, 2020 While the Cloud continues to be widely adopted by businesses around the world, there are still many misconceptions about how the Cloud works, what it costs, and whether it’s truly secure. This month, we aim to debunk some of the most common cloud computing myths to set the records straight. For our first myth this week, we are tackling the misconception that your cloud data is less secure than data stored on-premises. Gartner reports…

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Smart Tech Gifts For The Home – Tech Tip for December 23, 2019

Smart Tech Gifts For The Home – Tech Tip for December 23, 2019

Smart Tech Gifts For The Home - Tech Tip for December 23, 2019 To continue our December theme of Tech Gifts, this week we are taking a look at fun gadgets to add to your home. Check out our list of smart home presents as you finish up your holiday shopping for friends and family. Arlo Pro 2 Smart Camera Get a security camera that protects your home (both indoors and outdoors) while keeping all video footage private. This device has had great reviews and comes with 7 days of…

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Tech Gifts For The Traveler – Tech Tip for December 17, 2019

Tech Gifts For The Traveler – Tech Tip for December 17, 2019

Tech Gifts For The Traveler - Tech Tip for December 17, 2019 If you know someone in your life who travels often (maybe it’s you!), we have compiled a list of our favorite gadgets that make your time away from home that much better. Here are our recommendations: Wireless Charger for Smart Devices This gadget from the award-winning Cygnett brand is a lifesaver when it comes to wireless charging. This small device can power multiple smart devices at once wherever you are. Perfect for travel! Bose Sunglasses This one is…

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Handy Tech Gifts For Your Pets! – Tech Tip for December 10, 2019

Handy Tech Gifts For Your Pets! – Tech Tip for December 10, 2019

Handy Tech Gifts For Your Pets! - Tech Tip for December 10, 2019 Continuing our Tech Gifts theme this month, we are kicking this week off with a list of presents for your fur children! Pamper your pets with items that cater to both their needs and yours. iFetch This is an award-winning automatic ball launcher for your doggo! Keep your pup entertained at all times with a toy that throws their ball at whatever distance you choose. Great for indoors, backyard, or at the park.      Furbo Dog…

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Creative Tech Gifts for your Kids! – Tech Tip for December 3, 2019

Creative Tech Gifts for your Kids! – Tech Tip for December 3, 2019

Creative Tech Gifts for your Kids - Tech Tip for December 3, 2019 It’s that time of year again! Because it’s December, this month’s Tech Tips will be focused on gift ideas for your kids, pets, neighbors, spouses, and (why not) yourself! Each week we will be listing some cool techie presents we’ve had our eye on this year. Please enjoy! Not sure what to get the kids this year? Here are some creative and educational gifts that they’re sure to love Avengers Hero Inventor Kit Train to be the…

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Recommendations – Tech Tip for November 25, 2019

Top 5 Cybersecurity Recommendations – Tech Tip for November 25, 2019

Top 5 Cybersecurity Recommendations - Tech Tip for November 25, 2019 Today, there are lots of tools, recommendations, and FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) about cybersecurity floating around out there. Where does one start when it comes to building a robust security strategy? To support you, this week we’ve put together a list of our current top 5 cybersecurity recommendations. TechWise Group CEO, Lauren Schwartz, and security expert, Shawn Lawson, have ranked the best practices that will help companies improve their security framework and protect themselves from potential cyberthreats. We…

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Gone Phishing – Tech Tip for November 19, 2019

Gone Phishing – Tech Tip for November 19, 2019

Gone Phishing - Tech Tip for November 19, 2019 Let’s say you received an email from a reputable company you know well. Heck, maybe it’s from your own company. The email is reminding you that one of your many corporate passwords has expired and you need to renew it within 24 hours—or else. This is how you become victim to a phishing attack. And there are telltale signs for discerning whether an email you received is corrupt. Since phishing is one of the easiest ways to get scammed, we are continuing…

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Hackers and Hats Explained – Tech Tip for November 15, 2019

Hackers and Hats Explained – Tech Tip for November 15, 2019

Hackers and Hats Explained - Tech Tip for November 15, 2019 Can you tell the difference between an evil hacker and an ethical hacker? Not all hackers wear the same hat. That’s why this week, we’re exploring different types of hackers—and not all of them are bad! In order to keep them straight, hackers are universally categorized by metaphorical “hats.” Each type of hacker dons a different color hat which helps us understand their motivations and improve our security. If you’re into old Western films, you’ll catch on quickly: the cowboy…

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Talk Cybersecurity to Me – Tech Tip for November 5, 2019

Talk Cybersecurity to Me – Tech Tip for November 5, 2019

Talk Cybersecurity to Me - Tech Tip for November 5, 2019 You’ve probably heard the term cybersecurity. In the world of technology, it refers to how companies protect their computer systems and networks from theft or damage. But what about all the other terms that surround cybersecurity? Like, what exactly is a ransomware malware virus? And what are the best ways to protect yourself from security threats?   Since cybercrime is at an all-time high, this month we are diving into security education and best practices with expert Shawn Lawson. This…

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How Messy is Your Desktop? – Tech Tip for October 30, 2019

How Messy is Your Desktop? – Tech Tip for October 30, 2019

How Messy Is Your Desktop? - Tech Tip for October 30, 2019 Is your desktop messier than a teenager’s bedroom floor? If you look at your desktop and immediately start thinking, “Oh my stars and garters, that’s messy,” then it may be time to organize… We admit, sometimes it’s just handy to have an easy shortcut to all your apps and files in one place. But if your desktop starts to look like this: You may need to adopt a new method to organize the madness. So here are 3…

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Spring Cleaning in October! – Tech Tip for October 29, 2019

Spring Cleaning in October! – Tech Tip for October 29, 2019

  Spring Cleaning in October! - Tech Tip for October 29, 2019 How to Get Rid of Useless Software on Windows 10 We acquire a lot of stuff over the years—from online shopping sprees to white elephant gifts, family heirlooms, childhood keepsakes, and vacation souvenirs. Most of it never sees the light of day and we should probably take spring cleaning more seriously next year. But at least it’s not as problematic as acquiring a bunch of unnecessary software on our PCs. Windows 10 comes with a lot of built-in…

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OneDrive to the Rescue! – Tech Tip for October 22, 2019

OneDrive to the Rescue! – Tech Tip for October 22, 2019

OneDrive to the Rescue! - Tech Tip for October 22, 2019 If you don’t already know, we’re here to announce from the mountain tops that it is crucial to regularly backup your PC. You and your computer may have gotten along for years without major problems, but there may come a time when your hard drive fails or you catch a nasty computer virus. If your computer system crashes, you risk losing all your important files saved to your desktop. That is, unless you backed up that data and have…

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