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How to Strengthen Company Data Security with Multi-Factor Authentication

Posted by Mark Jennings - February 04, 2019 - MFA

The modern workplace has transformed. New developments in business technology and improved mobility has made it easier than ever before to collaborate on projects and access company information wherever and whenever necessary.

Cloud computing technology and company adoption of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies have introduced a new level of flexibility for employers and their employees who wish to work remotely and on devices they’re most comfortable using.

However, over time there has been a growing concern in the security of these systems, especially in companies that maintain higher levels of data accessibility. With the number of cyberattacks and data breaches on the rise each year, businesses are now turning to more advanced methods of digital asset protection.

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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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