Month: May 2018

Outsource Solutions Group Celebrates 20 Years of Success

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Windows Tip: Hiding Desktop Icons

Very few people have a pristine desktop. Most of us have shortcuts, files, folders, and other items everywhere! In some cases, however, you may want to hide your desktop icons temporarily. This is a great thing to do if you’re presenting your computer remotely to an audience. For example, you might be presenting a document you’re working on collaboratively with a remote team or you might be sh...

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5 mobile threats you should shut down in 2018

used with permission from Tektonika (HP) Mobile devices are now a staple of the workplace, as ubiquitous as open floor plans and videoconferencing. Enabling employees to work from their mobile devices can even boost satisfaction, productivity, creativity, loyalty, and engagement—that’s quite a list of benefits. However, embracing these upsides also requires paying attention to the downside: ...

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Build your security immunity with an IT infrastructure checkup

used with permission from Tektonika (HP), by Joe Hewitson As a species, humans have a natural tendency to overcomplicate things. Take coffee, for example: It’s gone from simple, “good ’til the last drop” black coffee to iced, half-caff, ristretto, venti, four-pump, sugar-free, cinnamon, skinny latte. You’d be hard-pressed to buy a car without a full-blown home theater experience built-in...

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FBI Issues Warning

As you may be aware, the FBI issued a warning last week about a malware botnet called VPNFilter. This malware originated in Russia and attacks “consumer-grade” routers typically purchased from retailers such as Best Buy andor installed in homes by Internet Service Providers such as Spectrum, Time Warner, and Charter. The malware has not been found to infect commercial grade routers typically ...

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Better Get Ready – The GDPR Goes Into Effect Today!

What Is It?  What Do We Need To Know?  What Should We Do? If you don’t know what the GDPR is, and if you’re not ready for it, you’re going to get caught short because this is a legal deadline and it’s coming up fast. The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25, 2018.  It’s a privacy law that the European Union is enforcing to protect the personal data businesses ...

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Wish That You Could Use Excel Like A Pro? Now You Can!

Excel Like A Pro Part III  This is the final of a three-part series about using Microsoft Excel 2016. It will cover some of the more advanced topics. If you aren’t great with numbers, don’t worry. Excel does the work for you. With the 2016 version of Excel, Microsoft really upped its game. Excel’s easy one-click access can be customized to provide the functionality you need. If you haven...

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What Data are You Willing to Lose?

Data may have always been the unsung hero at the heart of businesses, but now more than ever it's in the spotlight. Whether being talked about in explosive terms, such as "data volumes are increasing at a compound annual growth rate of sixty to eighty percent,"1 or in the context of game changing insights derived from big data and analytics, data is making headlines. What doesn't usually appear...

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How to Publish and View Your Microsoft Planner Tasks in Outlook

Individuals and teams in organizations are always looking to get more things done within the shortest time possible. In this regard, Microsoft Planner comes in handy as a means to quickly get organized and collaborate effortlessly on projects, particularly where remote teams are concerned. In its drive to make Office 365 ever more useful to its clientele, Microsoft has constantly rolled out new...

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What’s Up with Windows 10 S Computers?

Where Did They Go? In 2017, Microsoft planned to release a lightweight version of Windows 10. This was their effort to provide a Windows solution that delivered a predictable performance by using only Microsoft-verified applications via the Microsoft Store. Microsoft also wanted to compete with the Google Chromebook and promote Windows 10 S for use in the K-12 education market. Windows 10 S was i...

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