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Cybersecurity and Compliance Concerns? Office 365 Has You Covered
Over the last year or so, we've been encouraging our clients who want to use a cloud-based office productivity suite to choose Microsoft Office 365. We've already talked about its rich functionality, ease of use, availability, and cost-effectiveness. Now we’d like to talk about its security and compliance features.
Should I Outsource IT Support?
Organizations are always looking for ways to effectively manage costs. One proven method for saving money is outsourcing IT support services and other non-core functions, to a specialist. Specialization allows organizations of all sizes to achieve economies of scale and to lower costs while significantly improving service.
Identity Management: The Key to Cloud and Mobile Security
When we talk about data security, we're basically talking about two things: making sure information and applications are available to people who are authorized to use them, and keeping everyone else away. Identity management is key to our ability to do that.
Why IT Best Practices are Imperative for Supporting a Mobile Work Force
As illustrated by our medical device company case study, gone are the days when employees only worked out of an office and wielded a simple set of tools to get work done. In today’s world of anytime, anywhere work, employees use whatever device is most convenient, whether it is a desktop at home, a laptop at work, a tablet in a client meeting, or a smartphone everywhere. To support this reality from an IT perspective, we recommend the following:
8 Ways to Save on IT Without Skimping
Looking for ways to save money on IT without sacrificing productivity or functionality? The following are 8 proven methods to help.
How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls of Moving to Cloud Services
Shifting from on-premises applications to hosted cloud services is a great way to ease your company's IT burden, but it takes careful planning to avoid a stumble on the way to cloud services. Watch out for these common mistakes:
How to Protect Your Employees from Phishing
Phishing is one of the biggest security threats to Xantrion's clients right now. Small and midsize businesses are low-hanging fruit for attackers because they have more worth stealing than an individual, but fewer security safeguards than a larger business. What's more, phishing attempts are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated. The harder they are to spot, the more likely one of your employees will get suckered into revealing sensitive information like a password or banking information.
How the Latest, Greatest Smartphones Stack Up
If you're tempted by the newest high-end smartphones, here's what CRN's reviewer has to say about them:
Shadow IT: What You Don't See Can Hurt You
Shadow IT is any technology used by employees that your IT department doesn't know about. That would never happen to us, you may say — but you're probably wrong. According to Gartner, most companies hugely underestimate how much shadow IT their employees are using. And that's a big problem, because what you don't know about, you can't secure. Here's what you need to know to start shining some light into the dark corners of your infrastructure.
Getting Extra Value from Microsoft Office 365: OneDrive and Mobile Apps
Last month, we started talking about getting more value out of Microsoft Office 365 in your business if you are already using it, by using Skype for Business. This month we want to talk about getting more value out of Microsoft Office 365 in your business if you are already using it, by using OneDrive for Business and Mobile Apps.

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