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Multi-Factor Authentication: The Best Password Protection

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In today’s technology-driven world, businesses need to continually improve digital security systems to protect their important data. It’s essential to have the right tools available for password protection to make sure your business doesn’t become a victim of cyber attacks. 

Multi-factor authentication is one of the best ways to provide more security for your business right now. Here are some of the key things you need to know about this security method.

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SharePoint Explained Under 10 min.

 

SharePoint Explained under 10 min. Follow up on our previous video about OneDrive, we explain how SharePoint document libraries work and how to Synchronize them with your computer.

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Why Businesses Are Switching to Microsoft’s Modern Desktop

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In the age of remote work, people are looking to simplify their IT. In line with this desire to simplify, Microsoft rebranded Office 365 to be called Microsoft 365 in April of this year. Microsoft’s Modern Desktop is essentially what runs these apps and other Microsoft tools from Windows 10. Modern Desktop keeps systems more secure and more easily manageable.

Running your business using the Windows 10 operating system Microsoft 365 on the cloud can improve cost, productivity, and security, in addition to the many other benefits businesses gain from using Microsoft’s productivity tools and systems.

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5 Ways COVID-19 Has Been an IT Wake-Up Call

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COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life, and the business world is no exception.

Although some organizations were more prepared for the virus than others, all businesses had to make adjustments to adapt to new business conditions. The rapid changes made necessary by the pandemic were an IT wake-up call to many businesses as they realized what was lacking in their infrastructures and capabilities.

These are five areas that have been affected by the pandemic where business owners have recognized the need to update and improve their IT:

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OneDrive Explained Under 10 min.

 

TheCompuLab explains OneDrive sync under 10 minutes. Brief overview of how it works. Have you ever wonder why use OneDrive vs other products such as DropBox? or what about SharePoint? Should you use OneDrive or SharePoint?

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How Does Microsoft Teams Work?

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As remote work continues as the current business norm, Microsoft Teams has become one of the most-used business tools in recent months. It had over 75 million daily users in April 2020, and it has likely gained even more in the months since.

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps professional teams stay organized and communicate remotely. It includes channels that can be used for on-the-spot meetings, to share files, and numerous other processes. If you haven’t started using it yet, here are some basics to know.

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What Is Co-Managed IT, and Is It Right for Your Business?

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Co-managed IT services combine internal and external IT resources in order to create a strategic partnership and close gaps in your technology.

Instead of choosing between the benefits of an in-house team and an outsourced specialist, you can get the best of both worlds under one package.

Here’s an introduction to co-managed IT services and how to tell if they’re right for your business.

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To Zoom or not to Zoom?

With COVID-19, videoconferencing has become a daily routine for most businesses. Anyone who has had to work from home lately understands and appreciates the importance of  communication through videoconferencing with their clients or teams, some companies even take it a step further to host social gatherings. After this pandemic, video conferencing has become a way of life for most businesses. Zoom is easy to set up, easy to operate, and provides free access to up to 100 users at a time. But there are several downsides regarding its security. The ease of use of Zoom makes “bomb” an opening in Zoom conferences, easy for troublemakers. Information-security experts say that the protection of Zoom has had several security holes.

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Cybersecurity Practices Your Remote Team Should Be Following

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In the first weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a dramatic fivefold increase in the number of cyber attacks directed at its staff. It also warned the public to beware of the rampant cyber attacks and phishing scams that attempt to take advantage of pandemic panic.

Many other businesses and organizations are facing the barrage of these increased attacks, but because of the necessity of remote work, they are confronting these cyber threats with weakened out-of-office cybersecurity measures.

So, as many businesses look to make remote work a more permanent solution, one of the most important things they need to do is to protect their digital systems, assets, and communications.

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Guide to an Effective Long-Term Remote Workforce

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Due to COVID-19, many businesses have had to quickly transition their employees to remote operations.

Under normal circumstances, businesses would usually have set up explicit processes and policies before switching employees to at-home work. However, quickly changing health guidelines and lockdown measures left some businesses scrambling as many employees who were working as usual one day were quarantined at home the next.

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