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Email Best Practices for New Employees

Whether you like it or not, your company’s email is a critical part of your business. Email is one of the primary ways you interact with your customers and keep projects rolling. You can’t afford to have your email down for a few hours, let alone a day or a week. Since your email client...

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3 IT Resources to Add to Your Reading List

Last month, we shared the Now IT Connects team’s favorite IT blogs. Now, it’s time to take a look at some longer reading. Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS Get the most out of your Microsoft Azure cloud computing infrastructure. Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS: Migrating and Building Scalable and Secure Cloud Solutions is geared for IT nerds...

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Cloud-Based IT Tools Help You Stay Securely Connected, Wherever You Are

The ability to work remotely has become a critical element of small business operations. Giving employees the option to work from home is also a great recruiting and retention tool. Working remotely can be a boon for business owners, too. Cloud-based tools give you the flexibility to manage your business from anywhere, anytime. We’ve found...

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3 IT Blogs for Your Summer Reading List

Looking for some beach reading? Now IT Connects has some recommendations for you! The Now IT family tends to nerd out on all things IT, so this list may be skewed toward techies. If you don’t happen to be of that particular persuasion, feel free to share this list with anyone who gets excited about...

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Why You Need Managed IT Services for Your Small Business

Does this hot weather have you wishing you were out on the pontoon rather than behind your desk? We get it! The Now IT Connects team loves getting outdoors almost as much as we love helping businesses with their IT needs. Want to spend less time troubleshooting and more time casting this summer? Here are...

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More Scary Tales from the Dark Web

In March, we told you all about the dark web, the shadow version of the internet we all know, use, and love. This month, we wanted to give you an idea of what’s been going on in the shadows since then (if you need a refresher on what the dark web is, read our March...

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Cyber Security for Your Business: Who’s Watching the Farm This Summer?

Noticing an extra skip in your step this week? That’s what the arrival of cabin season does to us here in Minnesota. The kids are barely out of school, and all we can think about is casting a line and enjoying a cold one up at the lake. And after this winter (and April!), who...

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3 IT Disaster Recovery Tools

Have you put together an IT disaster recovery plan for your business? If not, check out our blog for tips on how to get started. Once your plan is in place, you may be looking for recommendations on ways to keep your data secure and safe. Here are three of the top tools Now IT...

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Respond, Resume, Restore: Create a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business Data

Minnesota’s storm season is fast-approaching. While you’re dusting off your weather radio, Now IT Connects hopes you consider preparing for another type of disaster, one that can strike any time of year. Every business should have an IT disaster recovery plan. The plan covers how the business intends to bounce back from an event where...

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Microsoft OneDrive: The File Storage Tool You Have but Never Use

Earlier this month, we shared some of our favorite but oft-overlooked collaboration tech tools. Today, we want to talk about the one tool most of our clients already have but never leverage: Microsoft OneDrive. OneDrive is primarily a single-user tool that has file-sharing and collaborative capabilities. But that doesn’t make it the weakest link in...

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Leverage the Collaboration Tools You Already Have

If you’re like us, you’re always on the lookout for your next collaboration tool. Many employees now work outside the office or spend time out on the road or in the field. Or, maybe you outsource some of your tasks to vendors. Finding tools that empower everyone to communicate, collaborate, and stay updated is more...

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Who’s Afraid of the Dark (Web)?

Ever wonder what happened to all the data stolen in the 2017 Equifax breach? The attack affected more than 148 million Americans. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that your data was compromised. According to the Government Accountability Office, the Equifax breach involved a single web server at the credit bureau. The server had out-of-date software,...

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