CLOUD SERVICES

Swapping Partners: Yes, No or Wait?

Dancing alone can be fun.  But in the world of business, it is a recipe for failure.   If you are like most organizations, you have multiple partners navigating the floor at any given time.  As the dance heats up, the beat quickens, or someone decides to change up the...

File Management Culture Shift

In 1973, the advent of the Local Area Network (LAN) was introduced.  This new technology-enabled businesses to connect their computers, share and distribute applications, and most importantly, provide a common disk storage area for all LAN users...

HAVING TROUBLE DECIDING IF YOUR BUSINESS NEED CLOUD STORAGE OR ONLINE BACKUPS?

It is easy to confuse the differences between cloud storage and online backups. At first glance, they both appear to do similar things. As a business decision maker, knowing and understanding when to use cloud storage or online backups can be the difference between...

MANAGED CYBERSECURITY

Do I Need Advanced Security?

Ever wonder if security is the right option for you? Check out this week’s

The Dangers of the Inbox

Every now and then, an email with a catchy subject line appears in your inbox and you end up clicking on it, either because you’re curious about the subject line or because you assume the sender is trustworthy. Unfortunately, this is how most cyberattacks tend to begin – with a single click. What unfolds next only puts your security and the security of your business in grave danger.

Top 10 Ways Cybersecurity Threats and the Pandemic are Alike

I never thought, even after countless Hollywood’s dystopian movies I have seen, I’d experience a pandemic in my lifetime.  A cybersecurity incident on the other hand, I absolutely knew I would experience.  Either on behalf of a client, or within the walls of my own...

Your Office 365 credentials are on the Dark Web. No sweat!

I just received an alert from my organization’s identity monitoring service stating one of my employee’s Office 365 email credentials were found on the Dark Web. Now let us get real for a minute. When the prince of Nigeria emails you requesting a transfer of $1000...

Swapping Partners: Yes, No or Wait?

Dancing alone can be fun.  But in the world of business, it is a recipe for failure.   If you are like most organizations, you have multiple partners navigating the floor at any given time.  As the dance heats up, the beat quickens, or someone decides to change up the...

This Superpower Could Have Made Your COVID Transition Easier.

When our beautiful state of Montana issued the first stay at home directive in March, there was a mad dash to figure out what this meant for employees and their ability to continue to do their job. There was a lot of uncertainty around how company data and...

3 Cybersecurity Mistakes You All Are STILL Making

Blog Written by Kayla Blaedow, Application Specialist at First Call Computer Solutions Cybercriminals are only interested in large corporations. WRONG. This misconception comes from media and news outlets feeding us data breach information of larger...

How to Spot Phishing Attacks

Imagine that you are a fish swimming in a big pond full of other fishes and you spot something that you think is food. You immediately swim over and start inspecting the “food” in question. How can you tell if what you see is food or a rubber imposter that is waiting...

Passwords 101

A business’s cybersecurity starts with their employee’s passwords. No amount of network security or locks can protect a business if the passwords that the company’s employees are using have been hacked. Here a few basic practices that you should teach yourself and...

Top 3 Ways SMBs Cut Their Security Spend

The time to think “My business is too small for cyber-attacks” has passed. Cybercriminals are now increasingly targeting small to medium-sized businesses. This is due to the widely known fact that many SMBs do not prioritize their budget to include proper internet...
Do I Need Advanced Security?

Do I Need Advanced Security?

Does everyone need advanced security for their network? The answer is no more than the world needs more COVID, but if you do need Advanced Security, it's kind of like a fire extinguisher at that point, if you need it, you REALLY NEED IT.Does your business need to...

The Dangers of the Inbox

The Dangers of the Inbox

Every now and then, an email with a catchy subject line appears in your inbox and you end up clicking on it, either because you’re curious about the subject line or because you assume the sender is trustworthy. Unfortunately, this is how most cyberattacks tend to...

MANAGED IT

5 Ways to Reduce Downtime and Prevent IT Problems at Work!

It may not come as a surprise that operating a business is an expensive venture. When a business is faced with technical problems on their network, software or equipment, costs go beyond just a financial standpoint. The time that employees spend trying to fix these...

IT Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Business’s Future

It is not uncommon for growing businesses to find that their IT no longer yields the same returns as they had originally expected. In the past, technology was not necessarily top of mind for many business owners. There are numerous factors that play into misshaped and...

Keep Your IT Person with Co-Managed IT

  Meet Cindy.     Everyone at work loves Cindy.     She is always kind, willing to take on additional work and is often considered the “Office Mom.”     Cindy started out somewhat IT savvy when she first began working in the office,...

Your Office 365 credentials are on the Dark Web. No sweat!

I just received an alert from my organization’s identity monitoring service stating one of my employee’s Office 365 email credentials were found on the Dark Web. Now let us get real for a minute. When the prince of Nigeria emails you requesting a transfer of $1000...

Questions You Should Be Asking When Considering a Managed Service Provider

It can be a struggle to find a partner that fits your needs. Don’t get stuck choosing the wrong Managed Service Provider, ask the hard questions, and don’t be afraid to say no.

Swapping Partners: Yes, No or Wait?

Dancing alone can be fun.  But in the world of business, it is a recipe for failure.   If you are like most organizations, you have multiple partners navigating the floor at any given time.  As the dance heats up, the beat quickens, or someone decides to change up the...

Top 5 reasons you should care about Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

Managed Detection and Response is a suite of tools designed to detect and alert on security related events. Like an invisible mustache, things could be happening right under your nose and you wouldn’t even know it.   Below you will find a few questions that can help...

This Superpower Could Have Made Your COVID Transition Easier.

When our beautiful state of Montana issued the first stay at home directive in March, there was a mad dash to figure out what this meant for employees and their ability to continue to do their job. There was a lot of uncertainty around how company data and...

5 Signs You Need a New Help Desk

Are you satisfied with the results of your Help Desk? Read the 5 signs it may be time to find a new Help Desk.

Raise Your Expectations – IT is in a New Era

Technology is no longer just fix and repair. It’s time to revisit your expectations of IT, and maybe even your chosen IT Partner.

Keep Your IT Person with Co-Managed IT

Keep Your IT Person with Co-Managed IT

  Meet Cindy.     Everyone at work loves Cindy.     She is always kind, willing to take on additional work and is often considered the “Office Mom.”     Cindy started out somewhat IT savvy when she first began working in the office,...

MANAGED VOICE

Swapping Partners: Yes, No or Wait?

Dancing alone can be fun.  But in the world of business, it is a recipe for failure.   If you are like most organizations, you have multiple partners navigating the floor at any given time.  As the dance heats up, the beat quickens, or someone decides to change up the...

This Superpower Could Have Made Your COVID Transition Easier.

When our beautiful state of Montana issued the first stay at home directive in March, there was a mad dash to figure out what this meant for employees and their ability to continue to do their job. There was a lot of uncertainty around how company data and...
Keep Your IT Person with Co-Managed IT

Keep Your IT Person with Co-Managed IT

  Meet Cindy.     Everyone at work loves Cindy.     She is always kind, willing to take on additional work and is often considered the “Office Mom.”     Cindy started out somewhat IT savvy when she first began working in the office,...

MANAGED WORKPLACE

Flexible – The Future of Work

The COVID-19 Pandemic unwillingly thrust companies into an all-or-nothing remote worker environment.  Small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) found themselves coming up short in providing the right solution for their employees. SMBs urgently, and in many cases without...

What are Flexible Workers?

Before you ask, no. Flexible workers are not employees who attend some new workplace yoga class trend. Please rest assured that there is no exercise required when working flexibly. Rather, the term is used to describe a more realistic and dynamic type of worker.  ...

Your Office 365 credentials are on the Dark Web. No sweat!

I just received an alert from my organization’s identity monitoring service stating one of my employee’s Office 365 email credentials were found on the Dark Web. Now let us get real for a minute. When the prince of Nigeria emails you requesting a transfer of $1000...

Swapping Partners: Yes, No or Wait?

Dancing alone can be fun.  But in the world of business, it is a recipe for failure.   If you are like most organizations, you have multiple partners navigating the floor at any given time.  As the dance heats up, the beat quickens, or someone decides to change up the...

Top 5 reasons you should care about Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

Managed Detection and Response is a suite of tools designed to detect and alert on security related events. Like an invisible mustache, things could be happening right under your nose and you wouldn’t even know it.   Below you will find a few questions that can help...

This Superpower Could Have Made Your COVID Transition Easier.

When our beautiful state of Montana issued the first stay at home directive in March, there was a mad dash to figure out what this meant for employees and their ability to continue to do their job. There was a lot of uncertainty around how company data and...

File Management Culture Shift

In 1973, the advent of the Local Area Network (LAN) was introduced.  This new technology-enabled businesses to connect their computers, share and distribute applications, and most importantly, provide a common disk storage area for all LAN users...
Flexible – The Future of Work

Flexible – The Future of Work

The COVID-19 Pandemic unwillingly thrust companies into an all-or-nothing remote worker environment.  Small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) found themselves coming up short in providing the right solution for their employees. SMBs urgently, and in many cases without...

MICROSOFT TEAMS

5 Questions to Guide You Buying a Microsoft Teams Phone System

No matter what your business does, communication with coworkers and customers is critical to your success. There are many different communication forms, including email and chat, but voice communication continues to be a key tool within most if not all businesses. Not...

What is Microsoft Teams?

When looking for a Unified Communication and Collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams is the most robust, secure, and cost-effective software available on the market. Created by arguably the greatest pioneer in the digital age, Microsoft Teams has the power to...

Swapping Partners: Yes, No or Wait?

Dancing alone can be fun.  But in the world of business, it is a recipe for failure.   If you are like most organizations, you have multiple partners navigating the floor at any given time.  As the dance heats up, the beat quickens, or someone decides to change up the...

File Management Culture Shift

In 1973, the advent of the Local Area Network (LAN) was introduced.  This new technology-enabled businesses to connect their computers, share and distribute applications, and most importantly, provide a common disk storage area for all LAN users...

5 Ways Microsoft Teams Can Deliver Immediate Benefit to Your Company

Microsoft Teams is an anchor point for the entire Microsoft 365 cloud platform. Teams can offer your company an excellent starting point for your entire Cloud Strategy whether you are at the starting point of your Cloud journey, or you are well along on your path.

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