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Quick Bytes: Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link
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“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” That’s an apt saying that applies in a lot of different situations, from family feuds to cybersecurity. After all, if your coworker gets hacked, then the hacker is in your system too! That’s why you should never take their cybersecurity awareness for granted.

You should institute a culture of cybersecurity and make sure you have an open and honest environment where people can discuss and learn about cybersecurity freely.

Business After Hours on the Boulevard
Business After Hours

On August 26th, the Charleston Area Alliance held their Business After Hours at Baer Place, 950 Kanawha Blvd E! It was an unprecedented joint event with Advantage Technology and the Charleston Gazette-Mail hosting.

Everyone enjoyed food and drinks catered by Nosh, along with live music by Dale Harper and the Highlanders. Quantum Sports’ tents and our deck provided plenty of outdoor space for all attendees. Guests took tours of both Advantage Technology and Charleston Gazette-Mail, while the Charleston Gazette-Mail provided free parking in their McFarland St garage.

Quick Bytes: Let Microsoft tell you what to do
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Did you know that fear of the blank page is so common that it even has a name? It’s vacansopapurosophobia and even if you’re not a writer, I bet you’ve had a similar dread when it comes to an unplanned day. You have a whole day ahead of you and can’t pick where to start.

Fortunately, Microsoft To-Do can fill out your day in no time. The idea of To-Do is pretty simple. As little tasks come to mind you add them to your To Do list and then as you find time, you check them off one by one.

Quick Bytes: How to Avoid Death by Meeting
Death by Meeting

Some people say, that if you're lonely, bored or just not wanting to do any real work, you can always have a meeting. That way at least it looks like you're doing something! Which is all well and good for the folks who don't really like to get things done, but for people like you and me? Well, let's just say that meetings won't kill you, they only make you wish you were dead.

[ICYMI] Crush Every Productivity Excuse with Microsoft 365
M365 Webinar

If there’s one thing we can all rely on, it’s that we can’t always rely on our co-workers.

Everyone has an excuse for why they can’t get their work done. They were away from their desk when you tried to reach them. Too busy to make it to a meeting. The process is too complicated. They just get too much email to keep up. On and on and on.

And let’s face it, there’s been a few times we’ve heard ourselves throwing out one of those excuses too. Addressing these and other excuses is exactly what Microsoft did when they put together Microsoft 365.

Quick Bytes: Sharing is Caring with OneDrive
Quick Bytes: Sharing is Caring with OneDrive

Some of the sayings we used when we were younger are a little outdated, but not “Sharing is Caring.” Sharing is more important than ever, but did you know that attaching a file to an email isn’t really sharing? You’re actually making a copy. But if you share files with Office 365's OneDrive, then you can take advantage of all the incredible collaboration tools like simultaneous editing and version control.

Quick Bytes: What is Cloud Computing
What is Cloud Computing

You’ve probably heard the terms like “cloud computing” or “it’s in the cloud” a lot over the past few years. But what exactly does that mean? What is the cloud and why is it called the cloud? Why not sunshine and rainbows? Everyone likes sunshine and rainbows!
Even more to the importantly, how do you take advantage of the cloud? You’re always reading about how businesses are growing thanks to the cloud. How do you get in on that?

Quick Bytes: Document Revisions in SharePoint Online
Quick Bytes: SharePoint Online

Emailing documents back and forth is a terrible idea! Before long you have names like final 2, revision A, or update 3, and you're still just working on the first draft. How do you keep up with so many changes?

Quick Bytes: Managed Services
Quick Bytes: Managed Services

Your technology should add value to your business, not devour precious resources like your time, money, and sanity. If you’re struggling with IT challenges, there’s an excellent chance we can help with our Advantage Manage Services.

Advantage Managed Services are proactive IT services curated by our experts to keep your network running at peak performance and to protect your data from disaster. There are services like remote monitoring, data backup and recovery, routine maintenance and more.

Quick Bytes: Cleaning Your Windows
Quick Bytes: Cleaning Your Windows

One of the greatest things about the desktop PC is that big screen that lets you open lots of windows and work with multiple applications all at once. That’s simply a feature that mobile devices aren’t going to top anytime soon. On the desktop it’s a piece of cake to have a web browser open for research, Outlook with all your correspondents and Word with your final document. Plus, it’s simple to switch quickly back and forth.

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