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Why You’re Probably Overpaying for Microsoft 365

Microsoft doesn’t need your charity. The world’s second-largest company has a market capitalization of about $2.5 trillion, and some analysts believe it will soon become the world’s first $5 trillion company. However, if you are among the millions of Microsoft 365 users, you’re probably giving the company more money than you should.

4 Vulnerabilities That Can Put Microsoft 365 Data at Risk

Microsoft 365 is among the world’s most popular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms, with some 345 million users worldwide. Analysts estimate that companies using the suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools collectively generate a whopping 100 petabytes of data each month — much of which is extremely sensitive information that could lead to serious financial, legal and operational damage if lost or compromised.

Regular Assessments and Site Surveys Key to Wi-Fi Performance

Wireless networking is a critical feature of the modern workplace, with nearly half of all business Internet traffic now being carried on Wi-Fi networks. However, achieving and maintaining optimal performance is usually an ongoing challenge. As much as a third of the world’s Wi-Fi networks experience regular performance issues, according to one recent study.

Cybersecurity Training Reduces Risk

Because humans are the greatest security vulnerability, organizations should educate employees to spot common forms of cyberattack.

Many small to midsize enterprises (SMEs) continue to operate under the misconception that they’re too small to be hacked.

Network Monitoring vs. Network Observability

Both techniques give organizations insight into the health of their networks to ensure reliability and optimal performance.

Network performance and availability affect virtually every area of an organization. The employee experience. The customer experience.

New International Standard Aims to Boost K-12 Cybersecurity

The integration of technology into classrooms has transformed the educational experience. Unfortunately, it has also opened the schoolhouse doors to electronic intrusion by hackers, crooks and thieves. According to one new study, ransomware attacks targeting K-12 schools grew by an astonishing 827 percent in 2022. Phishing, malware and denial-of-service attacks also increased substantially.

Why Your Organization Should Be Using a Password Manager

It’s like we aren’t even trying anymore.

Despite years of repeated warnings, millions of Americans rely on preposterously simple passwords that offer little or no security for critical data and systems. NordPass’s annual list of the 200 most-common passwords includes such gems as “password,” “123456,” “guest,” “qwerty” and “111111.” Researchers note that 83 percent of the passwords on that list can be cracked in less than one second.

4 Factors to Consider When Selecting a UC Provider

Unified communications (UC) plays an essential role in supporting hybrid and remote work by enabling a seamless and cohesive communication experience across various devices and locations. However, implementing UC presents some challenges. Integrating voice, video, messaging and collaboration applications requires careful planning and configuration to ensure seamless interoperability and minimal disruption to ongoing operations.

Effective Planning Is Key to Maximizing Cloud Benefits

Conventional wisdom says that cloud computing is the ideal IT model for businesses. In practice, the model doesn’t always deliver the expected benefits.

Cloud services enable unprecedented scalability and flexibility while reducing the total cost of ownership of the IT infrastructure.

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