With the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life a personal assistant surely would come in handy, right? While this may not be fiscally responsible, maybe a voice assistant would be. In our last article, The Ping: Voice Assistants, we discussed how a voice assistant can manage a lot of your needs. Things such as the weather for the day, the traffic to work and your grocery list. However, sometimes just managing your house is what you need the most help with. Are you aware that they can do that too and what they are really managing?
We have all seen those commercials with an actor speaking to a voice assistant and making jokes. They seem pretty catchy and entertaining and elude to ultimately resolving all of their day-to-day issues. While that seems like it would be life changing, do we really know how these devices work? What can they do?
Active Directory seems to be one of those common buzzwords that gets thrown around like “the cloud” or “cybersecurity” but what is Active Directory and why does your organization need it?
How Does Email Work?
Creating and sending an email may seem like a magical process that happens all on its own, but it’s actually a little more complicated than that. So how does it work? To get an email to your intended recipient, you send an email from your server to their server via the internet. This is done using SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). Seems simple, right? It doesn’t stop there. In order to ensure the safety of that email’s contents, your everyday applications use TLS (Transport Layer Security) to send that email securely across the network.
It’s easy to assume and feel confident that Microsoft Office 365 is reliable and leave it at that, but we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t tell just how reliable it is.
Here are 3 simple reasons why you can feel confident in choosing Office 365 as your platform:
Although Microsoft Office 365 has plenty of helpful features, sometimes you come across a need for which some 3rd party provides a plugin. Seeing that not all add-ons developers are created equally, we’ve tested and compared some to help you make an informed decision. Whether you need email backups, archival or encryption we’ve got you covered! All of the add-ons we review below have proven to be reliable, easy to use and capable to provide some level of security compliance feature as required by HIPAA, PCI, SOX and/or CJIS.
For each area of concern with sensitive data, there are published guidelines to follow in order to achieve compliance. Reading and digesting the guidelines in whole can be a difficult task. There are decision making tools, technical requirement write-ups, security policies, and security procedures to pour through. So, without getting into the nitty gritty, we want to answer some of the frequently asked questions that come our way.
What is compliance? Some of you might be acutely aware of this term, and others might have little to no idea. In broad terms, business compliance means following the rules required to secure your business and the people that interact with it. More specifically, compliance is aimed at information security. Business Compliance means you are complying with requirements by a credible organization or government department that promotes the security and protection of sensitive information.
Recently we’ve had a few questions from customers regarding upgrades and updates. Let’s dive into the purpose of these updates and upgrades to break down the reason why they are so important.
Once you’ve decided to work remotely, you may find it difficult to stay in sync with the rest of your team back in the office. Digital workforce infrastructure has been engineered for decades to provide a stable foundation for your office, but now that you’re outside of your firewall you may find yourself as frustrated as a hacker would be when trying to access your company’s documents. While you may still be able to email back and forth with your coworkers, you can’t easily update your shared files, see who’s available to receive an incoming call, or update a customer’s order status.