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How to Prepare Your Business for the Windows 7 End of Support

Posted by Mark Jennings - March 08, 2019 - Managed IT

July 22nd of this year marks the 10th anniversary of Windows 7. For years now, this older version of the Windows operating system has been a popular choice for personal and business users alike.

Microsoft has officially announced that as of January 14, 2020, it will no longer update the Windows 7 operating system.

If you currently use Windows 7, the news may raise questions about what this change means for you. This is especially the case for businesses that use Windows 7 for their day-to-day operations. One study showed that almost half (43%) of IT professionals said their company is still running Windows 7, and that 12% of businesses were not aware of the end of support for Windows 7.  

Luckily, there is still some time before Windows 7 officially reaches its end of life, and there are steps you can take now to better prepare.

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Should You Implement Web Filtering in the Workplace?

Posted by Mark Jennings - October 17, 2018 - Managed IT

The web is imperative for efficiency in many job roles today. The accessibility and convenience that the internet provides has made helped workplaces become more productive than ever before.

But despite all of the obvious benefits, employees using the internet at work can also be a source of distraction and even a security risk.

Company web filtering is one solution that many organizations implement to help solve the challenges of internet access in the workplace. According to research from Spiceworks, 58 percent of organizations actively monitor employee internet activity on corporate networks. Additionally, 89 percent of organizations block or limit the use of one or more online service/site, such as social media, streaming services, or online shopping.

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Can You Future-Proof Your Business Technology Investments?

Posted by Mark Jennings - October 05, 2018 - Managed IT

It’s impossible to look into a crystal ball and glimpse what the future of business technology holds. But we can analyze current trends, monitor new advancements, and create a plan for staying ahead of the curve.

 As your company continues to grow, there is a risk that your technology investments will become outdated and irrelevant over time.

While it is inevitable that companies eventually outgrow their current technology requirements, there are a few strategies you can use to make sure your business is ready to adapt.

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