30 01, 2017

Big brother with Shadow IT

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:31+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Big brother with Shadow IT

Shadow IT, or the use of technology and applications outside the purview—or even knowledge—of IT staff is a big problem in many sectors, but particularly in education. Why? Because teachers operate fairly independently and often feel empowered to bring in their own devices—even storage devices. Consider this: do you have any idea how many of [...]

30 01, 2017

For performance, look to the cores

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:31+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on For performance, look to the cores

If you've been around the computer industry very long, you've seen several ways to determine the performance of a system. From the early days of basic processor clock speed through the expansion in the number of processors to the number of processing cores in the processing units, the way we look at computer performance has [...]

30 01, 2017

The familiar USB is coming to an end

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:31+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The familiar USB is coming to an end

The USB ports we've come to know and love are coming to an end—and that's a good thing, or a disaster, depending on who you listen to among industry experts. For most organizations, though, the move to USB Type C is going to be a good thing, because it will offer greater peripheral flexibility and [...]

30 01, 2017

“Cloud first” still needs good servers

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:31+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Cloud first” still needs good servers

In many levels of government, the mandate has gone out: the cloud is where IT should look first when hosting new applications (or re-hosting existing systems). There are good reasons for the mandate, but that doesn't mean that there's no longer a place for the traditional on-premises server in government IT. What it does mean [...]

30 01, 2017

Where to focus your IT budget in 2017

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:31+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Where to focus your IT budget in 2017

Uncertain times call for wise planning in IT. Global political uncertainty and flat company revenues mean budgets will be stalled for the near future, affecting investment in not just products but people. It sounds dire; however, four clear themes remain relevant in governing IT budget spend for 2017. Hardware and software Research from Spiceworks, a [...]

30 01, 2017

What’s hype and what’s real in futuristic workplace tech?

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:31+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s hype and what’s real in futuristic workplace tech?

The rise of the cyborgs It used to be we worried that we might not be able to prepare our children to do jobs that hadn’t yet been invented. Now that seems like a nice problem to have compared to the alternatives: no jobs for our children to do because the robots will be taking [...]

30 01, 2017

Start 2017 on a secure note

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9 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now. Research from Spiceworks, a network of IT professionals, highlighted more than 70% of respondents rated security as their top concern for 2017. Here are nine things that should be keeping you up at night… Aging hardware Sure, software is the greater risk, but many hardware vulnerabilities [...]

1 12, 2016

Install the Desktop version of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs with Office 365 !

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:31+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Install the Desktop version of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs with Office 365 !

With built-in security and monthly updates, Microsoft Office 365 gives your organization secure, easy access to Office 2016 apps—in the workplace, at home, or on the go. Each person in your organization can install Office 2016 on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones. Do your best work anywhere... No Internet connection required. With [...]

1 12, 2016

Office 365 – Lens comes to Windows 10

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Office 365 – Lens comes to Windows 10

The new Universal Windows Office Lens app gives your Windows 10 PC, tablet, phone or even HoloLens scanning superpowers. Whether you need to share your latest ingenious napkin sketch or grab the text from a photo or screenshot in your pictures folder, Office Lens makes it simple to automatically crop and re-use your content in [...]

1 12, 2016

Office 365 Help, find and use the content you need, when you need, without leaving Word

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Office 365 Help, find and use the content you need, when you need, without leaving Word

Applies To: Word 2016 Outlook 2016 NOTE: The Tap feature is only available if you have an Office 365 Subscription and is now only available to customers who have one of these Office 365 SKUs: Business Premium, Enterprise E3, or Enterprise E5. If you'd like to find and reuse content used by you and your team [...]