Most homeowners and renters understand the importance of home security. In fact, in today’s world, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on home protection. But while securing your belongings is considered good common sense, homeowners don’t as often consider the concept of data security. This is understandable, but […]

Google+ Social Media App Will Soon Move Off Into The Sunset Google+ has never really been a popular social media network. In fact, most people say they’ve never used it and don’t know how it works. So it’s not too surprising to hear that Google has finally decided to pull the plug. Google just announced […]

Google+ Social Media App Will Soon Move Off Into The Sunset Google+ has never really been a popular social media network. In fact, most people say they’ve never used it and don’t know how it works. So it’s not too surprising to hear that Google has finally decided to pull the plug. Google just announced […]

You probably use messaging for communications every day, but how secure are your messages? Messaging apps are as susceptible to hackers as any other type of electronic communication, and if you are concerned about privacy then it’s time to learn the basics about secure messaging apps. Why You Need a Secure Messaging App We use […]

There’s a new Gift Card scam going around that has already cost consumers lots of money, frustration, and headaches. Here’s how it works. You’ll get an email from a friend or relative asking you to go buy them a gift card. The email will say that your friend or relative has been busy or sick […]

The September update of Office 365 includes some major additions and changes to tools such as Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Excel, just to name a few. It is important to keep up with these developments, so here is a list of the major advancements of which you need to be aware. Microsoft Teams: Skype, Selective […]

Facebook Was Breached Were You Or A Facebook Friend Affected? Facebook has confirmed that more than 50 million user accounts have been breached. They made the announcement today, Friday, September 28th.  However, their engineering team discovered the security breach back on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018. They tell us that the vulnerability has been fixed and the […]

OneNote is a free application from Microsoft that allows you to collect notes in a variety of formats – handwritten text, typed text, digital drawings, photographs, links, screenshots, videos, and audio files – and organize them, share them, and use them to create other documents. OneNote is an excellent app whether you take notes in […]

Online security is something that should get everyone’s attention. Threats exist all around us: ransomware, viruses, spyware, social engineering attacks and more. There’s so much you need to know to keep your personal and business information safe.   But… where do you start? As trusted cybersecurity professionals, we want to help you get educated and […]

Profile – Viewing – Searching We get questions from our clients about using LinkedIn all the time. And we get so many that we’ve been keeping track of some of the most commonly asked ones. We’ve posted three of them here with detailed answers for you. 1. “Is There A Way To Change How My […]

Have problems with a VMware product? VMware can help. Well, they probably can. Actually, now that you mention it, they probably would be much happier if someone else could lend a hand instead.  That is why Sobo is the best choice for VSphere Support in Atlanta.

In today’s business world, it’s important for companies to stay ahead of the trends when it comes to the latest in tools for productivity. Office suites like Microsoft’s Office 365 have become popular among organizations hoping for more effective performance and communication. With Office 365’s subscription plans, users gain access to the full list of […]

To date, Excel and similar apps deal primarily with text and numbers as data types. However, that tradition is about to be a thing of the past as Microsoft is adding two new data types to Excel. These data types allow cells to contain rich, intelligent data that can better represent more real-world data types. […]

What is Fluxion? Fluxion is a new program that combines social engineering and technology to trick users into giving up their log-in and password information. This program is a step above Wifiphisher, which lacks the ability to verify WPA passwords. Fluxion takes all the work out of hacking using a variety of processes that quickly […]

Engineering, architecture, and design firms have complex storage needs, with large files, specialized programs, and information that need to be accessible. And along with other companies that store data in the cloud, there is the ever-present concern that data will be kept safe and secure.

What is CVE-2018-6177? Today’s new releases of browser software are supposed to be improvements over past versions in terms of functionality, helpful features, security, and the speed of overall operation. However, these changes often involve new vulnerabilities which hackers can target and exploit. A recent release of Google Chrome is a good example. A vulnerability […]

If you’ve ever attended a high-level education course or business meeting, chances are you’ve come across the PowerPoint presentation. Microsoft’s PowerPoint program has been helping students and professionals organize their thoughts and ideas for decades. From class presentations to complex business proposals, Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 holds a wide range of benefits for users. Familiarizing yourself […]

It seems that small businesses rarely catch a break. Unfortunately, their employees often enjoy fewer perks than those working for larger corporations do. This is primarily because the smaller companies have fewer assets with which to work. Due to the smaller economic cushion, they also have a greater risk. That is why, when a fresh […]

Experts agree that the legal sector is not really on the cutting edge when it comes to adopting the latest technology trends. In fact, with the long-standing history of traditional values, it is rare to see widespread use of information technology (IT) in the industry. Even in current years, many law firms prefer to stick […]

What Is Instagram And How Is It Vulnerable? Instagram is a recently created social media site that allows users to share images and videos. It is owned by the same soul that owns Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Originally created in the partnership of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and officially launched in 2010, it first appeared […]

Social media has become an integral part of everyday life for many people. From Facebook, to Instagram and Snapchat, a growing number of internet users are embracing the power of instant connection. And while this is par for the course for social life, social media can be useful in the business world, too. By the […]

Does it make you nervous when you consider how much of your personal information is essentially spread all over the internet? In spite of antivirus programs and firewalls, all data is somewhat at risk on the web. One of the most proven techniques to ensure your data is safe is to use a virtual private […]

You may believe you have a vCIO on hand, but if you really think about it, that might not be the case. What you may actually need is a vCTO.

Is Windows 10 Enterprise Right For Your Business? With the threats of cyber-attack at an all-time high, there’s no better time to reexamine your company’s operating system to see whether or not it offers the level of protection you, your company, and your clients deserve. Windows 10 Enterprise ranks high among today’s most popular operating […]

Is your firm using the best software available? Is your software out of date and is your staff recommending a switch? Could you be accomplishing more with less effort by making a change? In this article, we’ll look at the best engineering applications available

Hackers are constantly throwing in new and clever phishing attacks that threaten email users’ security.  KnowBe4, one of the top security attentiveness and simulated phishing platform contributors recently issued the top 10 phishing email subject lines from this year’s second quarter. Please note, the attacks used most often contain email subject lines that relate to […]

Countless business professionals rely on the strategic data storage solutions provided by QNAP NAS servers. No matter the type or amount of data your company may be dealing with, coming to understand the QNAP NAS server infrastructure can go a long way in terms of optimizing your approach to data storage and ensuring that you avoid technical difficulties, access issues, and/or security breaches.

We all know the applications that we are using, but what’s the competition using? Is it better? Is it working for them? Would it work for you? Read on and get some answers!

This video made by Cisco does an incredible job of showing how the Internet of Things (IoT) based attacks are already a reality in the business environment. The Internet of Things is changing our culture. For us to see innovations in medical care, manufacturing, and utility services, we have to adjust to this new way […]

Communicate More Effectively With These New LinkedIn Messaging Features While Facebook and Instagram are the social networks of choice for the modern day mobile user, apps like LinkedIn haven’t lost their luster. The professional network is still the master of its class, and a growing number of users are turning to the app to keep […]

Create and Collaborate With The All-New and Completely Radical Microsoft Whiteboard What do most companies have in common these days? The need to collaborate on a multitude of projects. Enter the old-fashioned whiteboard. This key piece of “equipment” is where a group might gather around while someone draws or makes bulleted lists. They write down […]

Is IT support and advisory about new technology? Low-prices? Or maybe something else? Read on to find out what it’s really about.

How Can You Keep Your Laptop Running Longer? Getting work done in the airport or other remote location where you can’t find a spare plug to recharge your “dying” laptop can be tricky. Battery power only lasts so long on any device, and once it’s used up, you’re stuck hunting down a spare outlet (along […]

Most modern professionals have probably heard the term ‘vCIO’ being thrown around different business and technology circles lately. While the vCIO experience is being celebrated as the leading managed IT service arrangement, many professionals are left scratching their heads, trying to understand vCIO and searching for a more personal service experience.  

Do you know what your internal IT employees do all day? It’s more than likely that they spend their days putting out fires and dealing with tech questions and emergencies. Would outsourcing your IT support give you any pro-business advantages? Check out these 10 reasons to switch.

If you are a fan of smart devices, then you may already have an Echo device – Amazon’s line of smart speakers that connect to other devices using Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant Alexa. These Alexa-powered speakers from Amazon hit the market first before the likes of Google, Lenovo, and Apple followed suit with their own […]

It’s effortless for an IT Security Consultant to blurt out the answer, “It’s for your protection!” But does that answer the question often asked? Too often a simple question like this comes up due to other discussions the consultant may not be aware of, such as budget cuts, internet access, cloud service platforms, or the company is rethinking their IT strategy and needed some clarification.

What is Microsoft Office Lens? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to send someone a handwritten piece of paper or an illustration on a whiteboard? Microsoft has developed an app called Office Lens that works like a portable scanner, taking pictures of hard copy documents and then converting them to […]

Looking for quick tips to optimize your Microsoft Outlook experience? Check out this article that includes all you need to know to get the most out of Microsoft Outlook. With over a billion users worldwide, Microsoft Outlook is the preferred email program for business owners. Though other email programs have some of the same features, […]

This chat-based meeting application for agile teams – but only if you know how to use it properly. So many things have changed in business circles. From lighting fast computers to programs that allow you to accomplish any task, today’s technology makes almost anything possible. One of the big changes in America’s corporate culture is […]

Are you using Outlook to its fullest potential? If not, you’re missing out on a valuable tool that will make your work so much easier. Not only will it incorporate everything you need to do with emails, like make appointments and set “Quick Steps,” it can save you a lot of time. We have 9 […]

“Hey Cortana, remind me to contact Bill at Acme to set up that sales meeting.” More business people are relying on their voice assistants and AI chatbots to help them save time and effort, according to market research firm Spiceworks. After surveying more than 500 technology professionals throughout North America and Europe, they found that […]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is truly an important part of marketing for any business. Businesses that rely solely or largely on online marketing must understand the concepts of SEO marketing in order to be successful. If you’ve been doing this a while, then you probably know that it’s not as easy as it seems on […]

Many design firms start out by handling various aspects of their operations in-house, including accounting, marketing, human resources, and information technology. However, once you’ve grown to a certain size, you’re likely to start entertaining the idea of outsourcing.

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 […]

At nearly $1 Trillion in earnings a year, hacking is now at record proportions. Your data is a valuable asset, not only to you but to criminals as well. Don’t get hacked. Here’s what you need to know. 1 in 3 Americans has been hacked. A hacker attacks someone every 39 seconds. 61% of small […]

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 4 Tablet some time back in 2015. It replaced an older model called the Surface Pro. Soon after the release of the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft’s social media pages were flooded with complaints about a flickering screen. The Redmond Washington-based company responded to these complaints by promising that they would […]

According to a recent survey, around 29 percent of companies named security as the major problems in the upcoming years. The current percentage is a ten percent increase from last year’s survey results. While security is the biggest problem, efficiency and workflow was a close second, at 26 percent. Apart from cybersecurity and problems pertaining […]

This article will cover a quick overview of the Microsoft Office 365 for June 2018 updates. The first step to making use of monthly or periodical updates is knowing that they exist. Updates simply provide new capabilities to your software or make improvements on the already existing ones. The challenge is thus having the knowledge […]

The information technology tools used by Architect and Design firms have evolved throughout the years. Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software has become user-friendly and features rich, computers have become faster, and new patterns for consuming IT services (such as cloud computing) have emerged.

One of the hardest things we come across when meeting with small-business owners and managers is to convince them that the lowest cost IT provider isn’t always their best choice. Relying on a break/fix company that doesn’t focus on proactive management, or a single tech to maintain their workforce’s productivity and data protection is unwise.

Your company is busting at the seams. Staff is piled on top of each other. You’re growing, but the building isn’t. The time has come to move your office and your technology. Where do you begin?  If you stick with us, we have it all sorted out for you, with our “Top 5 Easy Technology […]

17 Product Groups Named-Their Production Halted and Update Support Ended After Irrefutable Evidence Uncovered Flaw in Intel Chips. The information about the Spectre attacks came to light back in January 2018. Intel and other technology firms and vendors were made aware of research findings by Paul Kocher from Spectreattack.com and Jann Horn from Google Project […]

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are scary for both patients and caregivers. Right now, there is no cure. Scientists are trying to find ways of prolonging patient’s lives and delaying the onset of the disease. IT Technicians are finding ways to make lives better and caring for patients easier. Some remarkable work is doing things for these […]

An efficient and secure running IT system is essential for any organization, and especially so for today’s law practices. Your work relies on secure and ready access to your data when you’re in the office, courtroom or when on the road. You need the ability to interface your Line of Business applications with other IT […]

Orbitz has disclosed that a recent data breach could have exposed extensive information of up to 880,000 of their customers. It’s so often these days that hacks hit big-name companies that consumers are becoming numb to it. The latest to get hacked? Orbitz. The travel booking company recently announced that they may have been hacked, […]

The new Outlook 2016 has incorporated some cool features, designed to be helpful and make your work day a little smoother. It can look a bit different depending on what version of Outlook you’re using and how your admin sets it up. What’s New in Outlook 2016? When you open Outlook, you’ll see six areas. […]

What would happen if the power went out at your office just as you started reading this post? Or a fire alarm sounded? Or you learned you were in the path of a fast-moving hurricane or snowstorm? Any expected or unexpected event that interrupts everyday operations and prevents people from doing their work can bring […]

With today’s mobile workforce, employees in businesses of all sizes and in all industries want – or actually demand – remote access to business-critical apps and data to help them achieve work-life balance. They’re working from home offices, collaborating with customers and colleagues, working with stakeholders in different time zones, and using a variety of […]

Did the launch of Windows 10 this past summer get you thinking again about adopting the latest OS and desktop for your business? Did you get a slight feeling of dread at the thought, even though you’d love to take advantage of all the new features and benefits? If so, you’re not alone. Staying current […]

Stop Doing Costly, Manual Desktop Setups and Updates and Start Saving with Virtualization Every time someone from IT manually updates an employee’s desktop in your organization, it makes a distinctive sound. Ka-ching. It’s the sound of unnecessary IT spending on manual efforts to keep individual PCs up to date with the latest patches or the […]

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