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Cloud Power

With the need for greater mobility, agility and better data management increasingly driving the dynamic workplace, SMBs today are learning to appreciate the benefits cloud computing can bring to their businesses.  Yet, some SMBs still struggle to understand exactly what cloud computing can do for them.  Enter Microsoft Office 365, an all-inclusive productivity solution that delivers familiar Office applications coupled with powerful enterprise class communications and collaboration capabilities in a cloud-based subscription service you can easily use. Give your business a productivity boost with the new Office  Today, you can acquire Office 365 Small Business Premium or Midsize Business through LAN Systems, as a standalone solution or bundled with our award-winning IT Service, and no matter which you choose, you’ll still receive the same support and service you’ve come to expect … [Read more...]

Rethink Business Connectivity

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If you have been readying your company for the mobile workforce, chances are that your business rode out the recent winter storms with little disruption. Yet, for business owners feeling once burned and twice shy after back-to-back weather challenges, now is a good time to rethink your business connectivity and possibly explore an IT strategy that incorporates Cloud solutions. Keep in mind that the combination of Cloud applications for email/documents and mobile devices for on-the-go communication allows you to work anyplace, anytime. However, when using Hybrid-Cloud – some applications are on-premise (usually your office) and some in the Cloud – you may not be able to gain access to your on-premise applications. Of course, power outages are challenging for any technology. Work may prove difficult if the Internet connection is down – even for businesses that have built a Private … [Read more...]

Ransomware Threat Increases

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The CryptoLocker virus is a ransomware infection that locks files on your computer demanding a payment to unlock.  Over 250,000 computers have been infected since September 2013.  Now a new threat, PowerLocker has emerged. PowerLocker, like CryptoLocker,  uses strong encryption that cannot be cracked to force you to pay to recover your files. It has been reported that the developers of PowerLocker intend to sell the program to other hackers greatly increasing the threat profile. Most CryptoLocker ransomware infections are from email attachments on fake emails.  There are so many fake emails that at first glance look real.  Tracking information emails pretending to be from FedEx or UPS or refunds from Walmart or gift cars from Amazon or a notice from your bank, be sure not to open an attachment unless you are certain it is real.  With the sale of the malicious program, every spammer … [Read more...]

Top IT Trends for 2014

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Each year we compose our Top IT Trends and reflect on how markedly our world changes through technology.  From digital watches to putting a man on the moon, technology has changed the way we think of time and space. Often, the advances are at breathtaking speed but sometimes it takes years for a technological breakthrough to make its way into our lives. This year we are focusing on trends that will have a significant impact on how we see and interact with the world through technology. Everything Cloud - We have been predicting a revolution in Cloud technology for years and this year is no different.  From Infrastructure, Software, Platform, Hardware and Everything as a Service (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, HaaS and EaaS) there will be major investment in and growing migration for Cloud solutions.  Private and Hybrid Cloud solutions will dominate the landscape for new and upgraded installations.  … [Read more...]