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The Importance of DNS Security

By Eric Hassler, Field Technician, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

Domain Name System Security (DNS security) is important.

Even if you have an otherwise multi-layered defense, the tiniest cracks can bring down even the most security-hardened systems. These days, many system administrators and IT or cybersecurity professionals are laser-focusing on hardening individual endpoints. These professionals are also keeping current on vulnerabilities that need to be patched. Many of these professionals aren't prepared for a new risk that has come to light and are vulnerable.

File Sharing: Teams or SharePoint?

By Alex Fields, Senior Solutions Architect, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

Some people have asked me recently if SharePoint is necessary anymore with the advent of Microsoft Teams. Both are separate applications with separate purposes that have their own function, although they do have a lot of overlap. Looking at communications, file sharing, and other factors, let’s look at the benefits of Teams and SharePoint, and why both might be better than either-or.

Teams vs. SharePoint

In general, though, I think of them in this way:

Secure Cloud Computing with Microsoft 365

By Alex Fields, Senior Solutions Architect, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

Most of us are familiar with Office 365 by now. The most popular product bundles sold under this banner include a familiar set of productivity tools. Where it lacks though, is in tools for secure cloud computing.

Office 365's big brother, Microsoft 365, is a larger bundle of cloud-based software that provides further extensions to Office 365. These extensions answer the question: How do you effectively…

IT Consulting: Update vs. Upgrade

By Jamie Wolbeck, Vice President of Operations, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

In recent months, Microsoft has made significant changes to its updating, upgrading, and patching routines. This impacts all supported Windows devices and creates a new process for the latest versions of Windows 10. While updates and upgrades may sound deceptively similar, there are key differences. IT Consulting firms and companies like them can help navigate what changed and how to keep your system up-to-date. SUCCESS Computer Consulting breaks down what you need to know…

How to Add Calendars In Microsoft Teams

By Alex Fields, Senior Solutions Architect, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

A popular request from customers using Microsoft Teams is: “Can I add a shared calendar for my Team?”

In short—sort of, but also not really? However, we do have a couple of workarounds. Did you know that when you create a “Team” through Microsoft Teams, a corresponding Outlook Group is also created? Did you also know that the Outlook Group already has a shared calendar available for you to use?

We hope that Microsoft…

Importance of a Cybersecurity Plan

By Bruce Lach, President, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

If you don’t have a dedicated line item in your budget for cybersecurity, you’re not alone.

If you do, you’re in rare company, but don’t start patting yourself on the back just yet! Cybersecurity requires foresight and a long-term commitment from your leadership team, and there’s no excuse for not having an ongoing cybersecurity plan, no matter the size of your business.

Unfortunately, more often than not we hear a lot of excuses about why…

The Stress Test: Leading with Integrity, Even Under Fire

By Bruce Lach, President, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

In my time in the IT sector, almost a decade of my experience has consisted of doing “turnaround work” as a sole practitioner. “Turnaround work” is a term used to describe working with distressed companies that are close to insolvency and desperately trying to avoid bankruptcy. Seeing these distressed CEOs taught me a lot about leadership.

My job was to work with the bank and bankruptcy attorneys to help the business owner navigate…

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