Most companies rely on Microsoft Outlook as a primary tool for communication, supported by an Exchange Server or Office 365 hosted cloud service. For many employees, it surpasses the telephone in importance. So it’s intriguing to see Microsoft announce changes that may indicate it hopes to consolidate how companies manage communication onto a single platform […]
The Equifax data breach is the latest and one of the largest in a series of alarming, high-profile incidents exposing sensitive information. For companies that have responsibility for securely managing similar types of data, it should serve as a wake-up call to review your own policies and processes. Here’s what you can learn from Equifax’s […]
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For decades now, two IT components have dominated daily business: email and the PC. Although they each present challenges and frustrations, both have shown remarkable resilience against alternatives. But as two recent surveys reveal, office workers’ use of them is evolving. Here’s some food for thought as you look at your own IT. Out with […]
Ransomware, like the massive WannaCry cyberattacks earlier this year, is likely here to stay. It may not be headline news every week, but it’s out there. Click on the wrong link, download the wrong file and zap — cybercriminals now hold your data hostage. A lot of organizations pay up — which, of course, is […]
Epicor recently announced a new version of Prophet 21®, its ERP for distributors. Prophet 21 2017 offers some exciting changes that make upgrading worthwhile — although for now, you should probably only test some promising web-based functionality. Here’s a brief overview of what has caught our attention and how you should approach updating your system. […]
For a growing number of businesses, switching to Microsoft Office 365 is pretty much a no-brainer. Subscribing to a suite of always-up-to-date cloud-based versions of familiar communications and productivity software is cost effective, easier to manage, and automatically preserves your data offsite. (Although you should still make a separate backup.) There’s just one problem: you have to migrate […]