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

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...

5 SECURITY PRACTICES TO TEACH YOUR EMPLOYEES

Many businesses provide their employees with the necessary devices that they need to conduct their work, such as mobile phones, laptops, or tablets. Surprisingly, not many businesses train their employees on the best practices to keep their work devices secure. ...

CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD NOT TO HAVE A BACKUP PLAN?

According to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. If you are one of them,...

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,...

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.

Work Where You Want with Managed Services

There are a lot of different solutions out there for what is needed to work remotely, but the outcome should always be the same. Happy employees means happy customers and happy business owners! Although the solutions may change and the options may...

It is Time to Partner with a Managed Services Provider

Partnerships require that both parties involved get to know and understand each other’s goals and needs. They require understanding and continuity to grow each member and strengthen the partnership. Managed Services Providers, or MSPs are IT business partners. They...
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

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...
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,...

MICROSOFT TEAMS

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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