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A new year means a new IT budget. 2019 is sure to be a year filled with technology changes, and it’s important to consider them when developing your new budget. Your budget can range from recurring expenses (i.e. hardware leases) to the costs dedicated to a fixed-duration project or initiative. Budgeting is more than just about “keeping the lights on.” Your budget is also a critical tool for identifying and executing the IT initiatives that…
By now you’ve heard of Office 365. But have you heard of Microsoft 365? Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and security and device management together in one place (and at a cheaper price than when purchased separately). With security being at the forefront of everyone’s minds, Microsoft 365 helps combat threats and secure your data from accidental leaks. What’s included in Microsoft 365: Office 365 Email and calendaring File storage Data protection controls Safest…
Imagine your life without CTRL+C (copy) and CTRL+V (paste). Impossible right? Hotkeys are shortcuts that are simple tricks that make writing and editing a breeze. Did you know that there are other hotkeys that are just as helpful? In fact, Windows 10 is loaded with hotkeys. Once you start using them, they become life-changing. Give them a try. Useful Shortcuts Here are a few of our favorite shortcuts. Windows Key – D: This will minimize…
As an attorney, you often engage in privileged conversations. In response, many firms need or have a way to send and received encrypted email. The trouble arises when, depending on your current systems, you want to save this email to you document management (DM) and practice management (PM) software. There are three basic situations that occur. Let’s look at the pros and cons, then discuss how to choose the best option. Login Encryption In my…
Video. It’s one of the top ways that we consume news and information. Thanks to Microsoft, your office can take advantage of the benefits that video has to offer. Through Microsoft Stream, users can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, and more to help your firm collaborate. Viewers can even share comments and reference a specific time in the video to discuss with colleagues. One of the biggest benefits to Microsoft Stream is…
When we talk about cyberattacks, we often look at the risks posed to a firm and what an attacker can do to them. It’s time to do a 180 and look at the “why” behind the attack. Why do attackers do what they do? Their motives have a significant influence when it comes to the methods they choose to execute attacks. Knowing the other side of an attack allows us to understand the thought process…
Barracuda Unveils Email Security Bundle To Simplify Administration The Total Email Protection bundle will make it easier for partners to sell the full Barracuda email security suite to customers while providing protected margins of between 20 percent and 30 percent, says channel executive Ezra Hookano. Barracuda Networks has combined its email-focused advanced threat protection, spearphishing and end-user training capabilities into a single SKU to drive adoption and ease management. The Campbell, Calif.-based security and storage
While fax machines may seem obsolete, there are over 45 million fax machines in use in businesses globally. In fact, our society sends 17 billion faxes every year. Faxploit 101 Check Point Research has shown that attackers can infiltrate any home or corporate network by exploiting weaknesses in all-in-one printer fax machines. Check Point provided a demo at DefCon last week showing a weakness in the antiquated fax technology. This weakness allows an attacker to take…
Any user of Barracuda’s Email Security Service knows that the most important feature is the message log. Most Essentials customers spend about 90% of their time in the message log. Administrators log using it at least twice a week! For such highly used features, even small usability improvements can make a big impact. While they may not be huge, Barracuda has made adjustments to help Essentials customers. Message log reading pane Initially, when customers entered the message…
Office 365 has a variety of applications available to users. Learn what apps are included and what they can do to help further your firm. Listen to our cloud expert John as he discusses the different apps and why your firm may benefit from using them. View the deck, listen, or watch this on-demand webinar as we discuss how to make the most of all tools such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. During this session, we’ll cover apps…