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How Secure is Your System: Cyber attacks on the rise

August 6, 2015

secure your networkBad news for honest hard-workers:

Cyber-attacks are on the rise.

Where once someone who disagreed with your business practice might picket outside your office – now they just take down your website. Where criminals used to pickpocket strangers in crowded public places – now they harvest credit card information from retailers who fail to protect your sensitive information.

In the last couple years, some major cyber-attacks have taken place in the U.S. alone.
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Examples of Beautiful Public Facing SharePoint Sites

August 3, 2015

Create Amazing Websites with Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint is great for intranets, but don’t forget that it can manage your extranet as well. The SharePoint platform is famous for internal collaboration and content management, but it also a great content management platform for public facing websites.

For those using SharePoint only for internal purposes at this time, it may be difficult to envision using it as the public face of your company. However, the power SharePoint goes much further than excellent internal support; it also is behind the creation of many beautiful public facing websites of top companies.
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New E5 Premium Office 365 Plan Announced at WPC

July 29, 2015

Microsoft recently held its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Orlando which serves the Microsoft community as a way to educate, network and build solutions with fellow partners.  This year, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella’s keynote made it clear – this is a “mobile-first, cloud-first world.”  You can see the whole keynote speech below:

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What to Expect from your IT Outsourcing Provider

July 23, 2015

IT Provider ExpectationsEach industry is typically governed by different laws and regulations that evolve with the industry and provide the standards that run your business. We looked intently at the Financial industry a few months back with our webinar, Navigating SharePoint and the Cloud in the Financial Industry with our friends at Webtrends.

Understandably, the financial industry is chocked full of rules and safeguards to help protect your business and your customers. That’s why it’s important when you move to a cloud or managed service that the provider you choose is compliant with these industry regulations. This blog will outline how to choose the right provider and what expectations you should have.
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The Time to Leave Windows 2003 is Now

July 21, 2015

Windows 2003 END-OF-LIFE!Security flaws, lack of compliance expose Windows 2003 to cyber threats

If you haven’t moved off of Windows Server 2003 since it has approached end-of-life, you’re leaving yourself wide open to security breaches that can cripple your business. As of July 14, 2015, it’s time to get serious and protect your assets.

“It actually is a big deal,” says Alan West, founder and chairman of XMS Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Partner. “You need to get [Server] 2003 off the network. If you have [Server] 2003 on the network, it will be a jumping-off point [for hackers]. Hackers will know of Server 2003 weaknesses because of vulnerabilities identified in 2008 or 2012.”
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