Rose Doherty

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What is VDI?

By Rose Doherty on 6/4/20 3:06 PM

Allowing employees to work from home raises security and IT concerns for organizations, but business owners and IT Managers that have turned to VDI during the coronavirus pandemic have found VDI be a game changer.  VDI solves many of the challenges business owners and IT Managers have encountered while trying to enable a remote workforce, including how to keep remote users productive, business data safe and controlling IT costs.

Topics: VDI What is vdi virtual desktop infrastructure virtual desktop desktop virtualization cloud desktops
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What is Microsoft 365?

By Rose Doherty on 4/27/20 3:48 PM

On April 21, Microsoft changed the name of its popular Office 365 Small Business plans to Microsoft 365, leaving many businesses wondering what this means for them. We have summarized everything you need to know about the changes to the Microsoft 365 Plans, including new plan names, what each plan includes and the benefits of the Microsoft 365 Premium Plan. 

Topics: Office 365 for Business Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft 365 Business Basic Microsoft 365 What is Microsoft 365? Microsoft 365 Business Microsoft 365 Business Premium Microsoft 365 Business Standard Microsoft 365 Business Apps
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2019 Password Policy Best Practices

By Rose Doherty on 6/5/19 8:15 AM


Complex passwords policies have proven to do more harm than good, resulting in users creating easy to remember passwords that are even easier to hack! The Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report confirms that hackers are taking full advantage, revealing that hacking is the #1 cause of data breach in 2019.  The report identifies phishing and the use of stolen credentials (passwords) as the top 2 hacking techniques used is successful data breaches.  

Microsoft, The National Institute of Security Technology (NIST) and the US Department of Homeland Security have drastically changed their recommendations for strong password policies. Let's look at their new recommendations, and how to implement these changes in your organization.

Topics: IT Security 2019 Password Policy Recommendations cybersecurity best practices Password Policy Best Practices password security network security cloud security best practices password policy recommendations
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Top 6 Benefits of Office 365 for Business

By Rose Doherty on 1/2/19 9:01 AM

Business Owners need to figure out how to use technology to stay relevant in a rapidly changing, modern workplace. Following is a list of the 2019 Top 6 benefits of Office 365 for Business, as well as the most compelling reasons that Office 365 for Business now has over 155 Million users at the end of 2018, and millions more adopting this suite of business productivity apps every month. 

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15 Lessons Learned from a HIPAA Data Breach

By Rose Doherty on 7/25/18 1:14 PM

Implementing a strong HIPAA Compliance framework is a requirement for all Covered Entities and Business Associates, but many practices don't realize this is also their best strategy to prevent a breach from happening!   My hope is that understanding what the OCR will ask you for after a Data Breach will help you implement an IT security framework that will reduce your chances of ever experiencing a data breach.  

Topics: HIPAA Compliance Data Security IT Security cybersecurity ePHI Security HIPAA Risk Analysis
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3 Reasons to Implement a Corporate Owned Device Policy

By Rose Doherty on 6/19/18 8:15 AM

The AP reported a few weeks ago that a team-issued iPad was stolen from the car of a Chicago Bears Rookie, and the Bears Playbook was on the iPad!  Fortunately, the Bears Organization had implemented a corporate owned device  policy, which allowed the IT Department to take control fast.

Topics: Mobile Device Management cybersecurity corporate owned device policy byod cybersecurity plan
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5 Actions to Protect Against VPNFilter Malware

By Rose Doherty on 6/11/18 10:05 AM

has reported that VPNFilter malware is more dangerous than initially thought.   The FBI is urging the public to take steps to protect against VPNFilter and improve router security.  We step you through the 5 actions you need to take now.

Topics: cybersecurity tips malware vpnfilter
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Microsoft and TruGrid Announce Remote Desktop Licensing Agreement

By Rose Doherty on 4/6/18 11:31 AM

Microsoft Corp. and TruGrid (N.E. Desktop Software, Inc.) announced on April 3, 2018 that they have entered into a license agreement to enable access to Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) technology for TruGrid's Simple & Secure Workspace, hosted in Microsoft Azure. 

Topics: cybersecurity cloud security Secure remote access Protect your data in the cloud TruGrid Remote access security
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8 Tips from the OCR to Prevent a Phishing Attack

By Rose Doherty on 3/14/18 1:23 PM

Phishing remains one of the most successful tactics used by hackers to steal sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. In phishing attacks, cyber-criminals disguise emails to make the recipient think it is from someone they trust, and  The Department of Homeland Security warns that 97% of people can not identify a phishing attempt. Read the following IT security tips from the OCR to learn the best cybersecurity strategies to prevent a phishing attack.  

Topics: IT Security cybersecurity strategies prevent a phishing attack cybersecurity cybersecurity tips
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Microsoft Outlook Infographic Shares 5 Great Productivity Tips

By Rose Doherty on 3/6/18 8:10 AM

The key to increasing productivity with Office 365 is to take advantage of the new features being added every month. This helpful infographic from Microsoft is a fast way to learn the latest Outlook productivity hacks!

Topics: Microsoft Outlook Productivity Learn Outlook Outlook 2016 Outlook tips outlook infographic
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5 Microsoft Word Productivity Boosting Tips

By Rose Doherty on 11/17/17 10:00 AM

Increasing workforce productivity is a top goal for many businesses, and this new infographic from Microsoft will help Office 365 and Word 2016 users quickly adopt the newest Word features that will make the greatest impact on their productivity. These quick tips will get you started using these time saving features that will increase productivity immediately.

Topics: Increase Productivity Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Word
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IntelliSuite Named Office a Top Office 365 Solution Providers

By Rose Doherty on 8/12/17 9:29 AM

Microsoft recently surpassed 85 Million business users on the Office 365 platform, and it appears there is no end in site.  Office 365 offers many benefits to businesses, including collaboration tools, built in security and compliance features, and automatic updates. What's the catch?  

Topics: Office 365 setup Office 365 migration Office 365 Consultant Office 365 Provider office 365 solution provider Microsoft partner