Author: Melissa Anderson

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (End Of Support)

Are You Prepared For The End of Life for SQL 2008? On July 9, 2019, all SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 database support comes to an end, so what does that mean for your organization? There are lots of ramifications when any technology product reaches the end of its life. With the proliferation of hacking and cyber theft, you could put all your IT assets at risk. Below we discuss a few of the hazards...

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Should Law Firms Start Their Own Podcasts?

Podcasts are huge these days. Popular podcast Serial has been downloaded millions of times and has become a pop culture phenomenon right alongside other “did they really do it” series like Netflix’s Making a Murderer. Podcasts are also used for informational and educational purposes. NPR offers its programs in podcast form so users can listen at their own pace. They’ve even developed ...

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Microsoft Excel Tip: How To Copy Cells In Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a staple program in Microsoft’s Office suite. It’s a powerful spreadsheet program that allows users to organize data and calculate results using a wide range of formulas. Let’s look at one basic element to this program: how to copy cells in Microsoft Excel. Basic Cell Copying Technique Before we move on to some advanced techniques, let’s cover the basics. 1. Select th...

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A Whopping 94% Of Businesses Don’t Leverage The Software They Purchase

Businesses spend a significant amount on their software solutions, but 94 percent of them don’t get the expected value out of them. Many roadblocks stand in the way of bringing new solutions into the office, from a lack of consideration for the end user to choosing platforms that can’t scale with the company’s growth. Problems During Procurement The issues start during the procurement proce...

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These Incident Response Tips for CISOs Can Help Protect Your Business

You don’t have to look long or hard through the news to find the latest cybersecurity incident — or the terrible press and loss of business that the organization suffers due to their inability to quickly respond to the threat. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are actively looking for ways to protect their organization from the devastating effects of ransomware or other malware and ...

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What Does The Sunset Of Windows 7 Mean For Your Business? (Questions/Answers)

Business owners are still using Windows 7 after all these years. It has been one of the most successful operating systems ever developed by Microsoft. When Windows 8 came out and disappointed so many users, people just went back to Windows 7 and have kept using it to this day. But now Microsoft says that all support for this OS will end in less than one year. If your company is still using Windows...

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Password Management: What Lawyers Must Know

Passwords are a problem. In one sense they are exactly the opposite of what they should be. They’re hard for users to remember but easy for intruders to guess or steal. The user frustrations with the current system make it ripe for abuse, and that’s exactly what’s taking place every day. The best solution for lawyers and law firms alike is to implement a password management utility. We’ll...

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What Exactly Does A Managed IT Services Company Provide?

Running a business requires a great deal of focused attention. Unfortunately, when your technology team is spending a great deal of time dealing with login problems, software licensing, cybersecurity and more, it doesn’t leave a lot of time for growth activities and strategic thinking. As businesses grow, many organizations find that it makes sense to work with an IT managed services company to...

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Are You Good at Saying No & Setting Priorities?

There are never enough hours in a day, but how you spend the hours that you do have can make all the difference in the world. Just think: business leaders such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have exactly the same 24 hours available to them as you do! All good business leaders have to determine the best way to be productive, but this can be a challenging lesson to learn. Here’s a quick hack that w...

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Why Reusing Passwords Is A Horrible Idea

No matter your profession, reusing passwords is a horrible idea. It’s dangerous and insecure. Reusing passwords is especially problematic for those working in fields like law, ones that require confidentiality in one form or another. Many people already know that reusing passwords is unsafe, but they do it anyway. One recent survey conducted by Lastline revealed that nearly half (around 45%) o...

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