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Why it’s Time to Replace Your On-Prem File Server With Cloud-Based Collaboration

Posted by Mark Jennings - January 21, 2019 - Office 365

Most people have become comfortable using cloud-based applications in their daily lives. We back up our photos, stream shows, and use online banking from multiple devices, all with the cloud.

Beyond personal use, many workplaces have started shifting certain business functions to the cloud as well.

Typically, email is one of the first applications that organizations choose to make cloud-based by moving their Exchange servers to the cloud. The next step is usually moving communication-focused office applications such as video conferencing, chat, and CRMs. Everyone can understand the benefit of having easy access to these programs. It is often easy and comfortable to make this change.

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4 Clear Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Office Printers

Posted by Ken Godzik - January 11, 2019 - Secure Print

It’s not often people stop to think about their printers—until something goes wrong, that is. If your printing devices are continually breaking or malfunctioning, you may be wondering whether it’s time for an upgrade.  

One of the most common reasons for not upgrading office printers is budget. It may be tempting to save money by putting off your printer upgrade for another year. But once you factor in the costs associated with repairs, lost productivity, and poor-quality prints, keeping the same old printer starts to become less appealing.

Thinking about a printer upgrade? Here are four clear signs you’re ready.

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Creating a Cybersecurity Protocol for Employee Turnover

Posted by Mark Jennings - October 25, 2018 - IT Security

When an employee leaves or is let go from your company, your first priority may be hiring their replacement or delegating their day-to-day workload. But protecting your company should be at the very top of your to-do list when an employee leaves.    

It’s essential that companies adopt a series of protocols to ensure best business security practices. Most employees have varying levels of networked access to relevant company documentation. Being able to control these access points during an employee's exit will keep your company protected from any form of disgruntled retaliation or loss of competitive information.

Here are five critical aspects of an effective cybersecurity protocol that should be followed when addressing employee turnover.

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