Here is your August 2018 newsletter. In this issue…
• Letter From the President
• 5 Questions Every SMB Should Ask About Workstations – But Rarely Do
• Data Democratization is Driving Self-Service Analytics
• MyHeritage Data Breach Exposes Info of More Than 92 Million Users
• The Future of Email
• Three Trends Transforming the Modern Workplace
• End of Support
• Community Sponsorship
• Upcoming Tech Talk
• NEW COSTARS Contract Awarded
Letter from the President
In this newsletter, I would personally like to introduce you to Teceri Technologies; the sister division to Networking Technologies. Teceri Technologies was developed to provide total IP communications in addition to the data infrastructure solutions provided by Networking
Technologies. Teceri brings the most modern solutions to address Voice, Unified Communications, Video Conferencing, Facility Security, Digital Signage and Structured Network Cabling. We have partnered with leaders in communication such as Avaya, Lifesize, Samsung, Axis Communications
Each month in our newsletter we will feature an article in a segment named Teceriology.
We look forward to being your key to communication!
President, Networking Technologies
Our offices will be closed on Nov. 24 and 25 in observance of the holiday, however a member of our team will remain on call during this time.
Brace yourself—top 6 must-have video conferencing tools
used with permission from Microsoft Office Blogs
Whether your company has offices scattered throughout the
country (or the world), relies on a team of road warriors, has
embraced telecommuting, or has clients in cities near and far, video conferencing can make the miles between you virtually disappear. After all, with today’s newest video conferencing tools, you can connect, share, see, hear and collaborate—no matter where you are. In fact, it’s almost better than being in the same room.
used with permission from Microsoft Secure Blog
As cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue
to transform the global economy, businesses recognize that securing
enterprise data must be viewed as an ongoing process. Securing
the ever-expanding volume, variety, and sources of data is not
easy; however, with an adaptive mindset, you can achieve persistent
and effective cloud security.
Ransomware in the Enterprise
used with permission from Microsoft
by Marianne Mallen, Vidya
Sekhar, & Ben Hope
The enterprise space isn’t immune to emerging malware threats – an infection can be costly and frustrating to any organization. One problem affecting the enterprise space is ransomware
– a type of malware designed to render a computer or its files unusable until you pay a certain amount of money to the
attacker. This threat is affecting machines in greater numbers, and because it locks users out of their files, it can be an
expensive problem for an organization with time-sensitive deadlines.
Adam McClelland – NOC Administrator
Adam has been with Networking Technologies for over 4 years and began his career as a Systems Support Specialist in the NOC/MSP Department. From there, he progressed as a Server Specialist in
the Professional Services Department and was just recently promoted to Network Operations Center (NOC) Administrator. This position, both new to Adam and Networking Technologies, primarily involves working with the two members of the Managed Service Provider (MSP) Support team to support the needs of NetCheck Managed Services clients as well as working with our Service Manager to develop new and exciting ways to provide our customers with positive IT outcomes!
Adam is a Classical Music Enthusiast who loves and truly appreciates great classical works and performances. He has volunteered for the Erie Philharmonic for past 14 years, specifically with the Box Office. He also enjoys attending the Erie Playhouse, Cleveland Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony. Another one of Adam’s passion is the railroad. As a “railfan”, he often finds himself trackside with a camera or two to take pictures and record video and has also even been known to “chase” Steam- powered rail passenger excursions.
Over the remainder of the year, many of us will be traveling for the holidays. Chances are you’ll be taking mobile devices with you and will want to connect to Wi-Fi. Public wi-fi is convenient, but it does come with risks. Be aware of the lack of security and follow these tips!
Think before you connect. Confirm the network name and login credentials with staff before hopping on. Try using your own (usually more secure) mobile network connection if you can.