Blur Or Change Your Background On A Microsoft Teams Meeting – Tech Tip for May 26, 2020

Blur Or Change Your Background On A Microsoft Teams Meeting – Tech Tip for May 26, 2020

Blur Or Change Your Background On A Microsoft Teams Meeting - Tech Tip for May 26, 2020 We’ve all been there. If you’re joining a video conference call remotely (and you’re actually turning on your camera), any ongoing activity in the background can and will steal your spotlight. From excited pets to dancing children in costume or even a crowded café, it’s hard to control your environment when joining a work meeting virtually. That’s why this week, to wrap up our theme on Microsoft Teams tips and tricks, we want…

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How To Share System Audio In A Microsoft Teams Meeting – Tech Tip for May 19, 2020

How To Share System Audio In A Microsoft Teams Meeting – Tech Tip for May 19, 2020

How To Share System Audio In A Microsoft Teams Meeting - Tech Tip for May 19, 2020 When you present during a virtual meeting, wouldn’t it be great if you could play video and audio clips that other participants could actually hear? This has been a frequent suggestion from many Microsoft Teams users, and Microsoft has finally addressed the issue by enabling users to share their system audio in a Teams meeting. This week, as a third installment of our Microsoft Teams tips and tricks theme, we are going to…

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Excuse Me! The New Raise Hand Feature Is Coming To Teams – Tech Tip for May 12, 2020

Excuse Me! The New Raise Hand Feature Is Coming To Teams – Tech Tip for May 12, 2020

Excuse Me! The New Raise Hand Feature Is Coming To Teams - Tech Tip for May 12, 2020 This month, we are sharing some of the new Microsoft Teams features that are geared toward helping remote workers stay productive. This week, we are showcasing the “raise hand” feature that’s coming out soon. Ever tried to conduct a large meeting online? It can be difficult for remote participants to speak up without interrupting other people on the call. Most video call participants aren’t trying to read body language or take turns…

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How To Set Up Virtual Breakout Sessions In Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for May 5, 2020

How To Set Up Virtual Breakout Sessions In Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for May 5, 2020

How To Set Up Virtual Breakout Sessions In Microsoft Teams - Tech Tip for May 5, 2020 March marked the third birthday of Teams - Microsoft’s hub for teamwork which combines chat, online meetings, document management and even voice calling. Microsoft Teams continues to grow in prominence due to its use by many professionals who are working from home during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. In fact, with over 44 million daily active users, Microsoft Teams has become one of the most popular tools to facilitate collaboration and drive productivity for…

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How To Use Gamification To Train And Motivate Employees – Tech Tip for April 28, 2020

How To Use Gamification To Train And Motivate Employees – Tech Tip for April 28, 2020

How To Use Gamification To Train And Motivate Employees - Tech Tip for April 28, 2020 We are wrapping up our theme on user education this week with a final Tech Tip that explores how you can motivate employees to use data and analytics in their day to day workflows. When it comes to new trends and technology (like utilizing AI or business analytics), it can be hard to get employees onboard. But by using what’s known as ‘gamification’ in your training and user education, you can better incentivize employees…

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How To Incorporate Security Awareness In Your User Training – Tech Tip for April 21, 2020

How To Incorporate Security Awareness In Your User Training – Tech Tip for April 21, 2020

How To Incorporate Security Awareness In Your User Training - Tech Tip for April 21, 2020 In-line with our theme this month, we are continuing to emphasize the importance of employee education and development. And this week, we want to talk about one of the most important forms of user training you can introduce into your organization: security awareness. When evaluating the biggest security threats in organizations today, it may come as a surprise to learn that end users are the leading cause of security breaches. While the occasional malicious…

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What Methods of End User Education Work Best? – Tech Tip for April 14, 2020

What Methods of End User Education Work Best? – Tech Tip for April 14, 2020

What Methods of End User Education Work Best? - Tech Tip for April 14, 2020 Our theme this month is user education and training. A strong employee training and development program is a great way to set your business apart in your industry. It helps your employees grow their skillsets, use technology to their advantage, and discover greater productivity at work. But what methods of end user education work best? This week, we’re going to look at the single most effective way to educate your employees. 3 reasons why companies…

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Why End User Education Matters – Tech Tip for April 7, 2020

Why End User Education Matters – Tech Tip for April 7, 2020

Why End User Education Matters - Tech Tip for April 7, 2020 Many of you are working from home this month, and we want to help organizations continue executing good practices regardless of where employees are working. So, this month we’re focusing on how organizations can embrace user education to empower employees to be as productive, creative, and secure as possible wherever they are working. This week, we’re covering the 3 types of trainings that are considered essential to all organizations regardless of industry. These include productivity training, security training,…

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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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