Crash Course in Microsoft Teams

A Crash Course in Microsoft Teams

Michael Anderson Cloud, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, Training

Microsoft Teams with Michael Anderson With more organizations working remotely because of COVID-19, we thought we’d put out a quick Microsoft Teams crash course to help you navigate the system. In this short training video, Michael Anderson, our President & CEO, walks you through the basics, including: Logging into Teams Locating the Teams app Three ways to use Teams Teams …

Emergency remote-work plan

Coronavirus and the workplace: Why every business needs an emergency remote-work plan

Michael Anderson Disaster Recovery, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services

As the old saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan City, China is still mostly affecting people in that country with outbreaks in others, including 33 confirmed cases in Canada as of March 3 (10 a.m. CST). While we don’t yet know a lot …

Seven Cybersecurity Threats

7 under-the-radar cybersecurity threats

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, IT Security

Some cyberthreats get all the publicity. So, it’s great that Wired recently published an article about seven lesser-known cybersecurity threats that everyone should know about; true, they may not be as “newsworthy” as ransomware attacks and data breaches, but they can do serious damage to your data and privacy nonetheless. Read the full article here. Here is a summary of …

365 Technologies Culture

“The way we do things around here” – a guide to 365 Technologies’ culture

Michael Anderson 365 News, Culture, IT Managed Services

“Culture” is the environment that surrounds you at work all the time. Simply put, it’s “the way we do things around here” at any business. At 365 Technologies, we believe it’s the key to our business, and (quite literally) the writing on the wall. Whenever we have visitors to our office or post pictures of our office online, people ask, …

Ransomware Stats

Ransomware stats and facts

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, IT Security, Ransomware

When ransomware attacks, it can be costly in many ways. To understand the real impact of ransomware, we’ve summarized Comparitch’s article, “2017-2019 Ransomware statistics and facts.” When ransomware encrypts a computer file system it can cause irreversible data loss. Even more alarming, cybercriminals are increasingly using ransomware to freeze systems and extract money from their victims. Ransomware losses for businesses …

5G wireless network

The age of 5G is upon us – but will it deliver?

Michael Anderson Business Talk, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services

Some are calling the advent and rollout of 5G the fourth industrial revolution. Can it possibly live up to the hype? Yes, 5G connectivity sounds pretty exciting. It promises a new era of cellular wireless networks and digital connectedness that includes faster mobile data access and better connectivity for your wireless devices. It could, in theory, mean downloading a two-hour …

IT Budget – How much should I budget for IT?

How much money should I spend on IT?

Michael Anderson Business Talk, IT Managed Services

Considerations include company size, industry, and infrastructure It’s a question that has plagued business owners for years: “How much should I budget for my IT?” In today’s hyper-competitive, technology-focused business world, this question is more important than ever. Today, virtually every company is taking advantage of technology in one way or another, and you don’t want to be left behind. …

IT Support – Best Option

IT support: what’s the best option for your business?

Michael Anderson Business Talk, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services

You have lots of IT-support options these days, some of which may be better choices than others. Generally speaking, you can break down IT support into three categories: The one-person show Pay-per-hour versus break-fix option A managed service provider solution Which one is right for your business? We outline the pros and cons, below. 1. The One-Person Show When we …

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Three benefits of hiring a virtual Chief Information Officer

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services

The three benefits of hiring a virtual Chief Information Officer to manage your IT services If you’re running a small- to medium-sized business, and you need a trusted advisor to help manage your IT networks, backup and recovery systems, you could benefit from having a Virtual Chief Information Officer, or vCIO from 365 Technologies. vCIOs are highly skilled and specialized consultants …

Human Resources and Cloud Computing

The benefits of Cloud computing for HR professionals

Michael Anderson Cloud, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services

Keep your feet on the ground, and your human resources in the Cloud; how to improve employee communications in the Cloud. Most organizations think of the Cloud as a place to hold their software and data, but the Cloud can also help transform how businesses communicate with people and implement HR processes. HR handles several key functions – and a …