Are You Still Using Windows 7?

Windows 7 Is Being Sunset Within The Next 2 Years (Questions & Answers) Microsoft announced they are stopping mainstream support for Windows 7. Windows 7 is a popular operating system. So, this creates concern for many. Over time, the reliability and security of your computer will fade if you keep using Windows 7. So What […]

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What Should I Know About Hashcat?

What is Hashcat? Hashcat is a type of hacking tool, and a password cracker specifically. It was created to be able to hack the most complex of passwords, targeting multiple aspects of coding simultaneously. Additionally, according to online sources including Infosec Institute, it is regarded as being highly versatile and fast in comparison to other […]

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What Can Healthcare Providers Do To Make Cloud Adoption Easier?

Microsoft’s Azure cloud service recently suffered a major disruption at one of its data centers in Texas. A truly epic lightning storm caused even the backup generators to go offline. Every time the center struggled back to a semblance of normal operations, another round of thunderbolts blew through and the center was offline again. It […]

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How Could My Office 365 Be Vulnerable To ‘ZeroFont’ Phishing?

What is ‘ZeroFont’ Phishing? ‘Phishing’ is where hackers attempt to get a user to willingly provide personal information, generally through posing to be someone else. It is one of the more threatening forms of hacking, as it is among the most difficult to protect against traditional security measures. Hackers continue to find new ways to […]

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CIPA Compliance – What Does It Mean?

Schools and libraries applying for E-rate technology funding discounts must be CIPA Compliant. CIPA stands for the Children’s Internet Protection Act and mandates that if an institution is receiving a discount for network and network-adjacent services, then it must develop a protocol for use of these services by minors. Further, CIPA stipulates that the public […]

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Migrating Your Healthcare IT To The Cloud: What’s It Gonna Cost You?

You may have an EHR system, decision support systems, purchasing, payroll, laboratory, pharmacy, personnel, finance, planning, and a myriad of other systems running on hardware that’s getting very long in the tooth. Many PCs are still running some older version of Windows. These issues can be a constant source of security headaches for the IT […]

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What’s So Important About My Out-of-Office Message?

Vacation and time away from work is a necessity in order to be able to unplug and recharge. As research often tells us, disconnecting from work, talk around the water cooler, office politics, and even checking email can ultimately help us lead a more productive life. Too often we feel the tension of knowing we […]

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The Basics of Effectively Scheduling Meetings with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a great way to schedule meetings, especially if the participants don’t all work in the same geographic area. It seamlessly integrates scheduling, invitations, updates, and access to virtual meetings. This might sound a bit complicated, but once you know the basics of scheduling in Microsoft Teams you’ll find it to be, not […]

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7 Great Benefits of Using Computer Tablets in Schools

Tablets aren’t just digital babysitters for young kids or fancy versions of ereaders. They offer real value as educational tools. Their versatility, portability, and ease-of-use make them an excellent conduit for learning. Below are seven benefits of using tablets in the classroom. Seven Solid Benefits of Tablets in the Classroom 1. Portability Lightweight, easy to […]

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day (Labour Day – International Workers Day –  May Day)! You’ve worked hard all summer. This Labor Day before going back to work and back to school, take some time to relax and enjoy one more backyard barbeque, one more trip to the beach, one more night sleeping under the stars, one more […]

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Education: Digital Literacy and Access Are No Longer Optional

The debate about whether or not tech should be in schools has largely been put aside, technophobes and Waldorf School Curricula notwithstanding. In its place, education stakeholders must sort out the edtech baggage of privacy concerns, equity & accessibility, protecting children from harmful materials and misuse of technology, and how best to develop and implement […]

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