Windows 10 Update and Patches

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of patching Windows 10. These patches are designed to close security holes that hackers exploit in malware attacks. It is so important to update your Windows OS as soon as the opportunity becomes available; however, these patches can sometimes lead to upsetting issues. Over 50% of Windows 10 users have reported a wide array of issues with updates. This caused many to skip the updates until April of 2018 when Windows left users no other option. If you are among those that experienced issues with the update, then you may be happy to …

Office 365: A Great Solution

Microsoft Office is – and has been – the industry standard in business since it was first offered to Mac users in 1989 and PC users the following year. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel have long been the preferred software of business owners, despite Google’s attempt to take over with cloud offerings like Sheets, Docs, and Slides. All of these products mimic their Microsoft counterparts because when it comes to maximizing employee productivity and efficiency, those are the gold standard. Chances are that the last time you went to purchase Microsoft Office Professional you were offered Microsoft Office 365, and the …

Why Patch?

In our past posts, we’ve discussed the importance of educating your employees on proper cybersecurity protocols, but there is one aspect of user behavior that can be easily overlooked, yet is critically important: updating and installing patches. What is a patch? A patch is a piece of software that is designed to update a computer program or its supporting data. Patches can be updated manually or automatically.  Patches are sometimes aimed at improving the user experience, adding new features, eliminating known bugs, or fixing known security vulnerabilities. The latter of these intentions is the main focus of this article. You …