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Microsoft Office License Update

Microsoft Office License Update

Microsoft has updated how they handle a license. Specifically, how they handle licenses that bundle together multiple features.

At EN Computers, there are three common licenses our clients use …

Exchange Online Plan 1 – “stand-alone” e-mail only license
Office 365 Business Premium – bundle license that includes the Exchange Online Plan 1 feature
Enterprise E3 – bundle license that includes the Exchange Online Plan 2 feature

In the past, if a user with an Exchange Online Plan 1, was assigned an Office 365 Business Premium license -- the Admin portal would allow it.

The Evolution of IT and MSP’s

The Evolution of IT and MSP’s

Let’s look at the evolution of IT and what that means for business –

Technology has become the basis of business. First we saw smart, connected businesses. Then we began to see smart, connected people. Now we are seeing smart, connected things!

Everyday there are more opportunities for automation, cloud services, data gathering and integration that affect every industry vertical.

Data into Dollars…

Data into Dollars…

Imagine turning your Data into Dollars.

Data is a commodity. It is collected every time someone visits a website, registers, clicks on a page, or follows a link. If only you had a team of scientists who could interpret that data to tell you what it all means, but you don’t.

So what if you were able to use AI to help you predict, forecast and understand your data? Good idea but expensive to invest in the infrastructure and platforms needed…

Finally, there’s Artificial Intelligence-as-a-Service.

Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Excellence in leadership development can be the difference between success and failure in business.

We provide technology leadership for our clients, and we help clients understand all of the available IT options. We show clients how to make choices that won’t waste their time or money.

Is the Cloud Secure?

Is the Cloud Secure?

Companies of all sizes and from all industries have started to migrate to the cloud, but is the cloud secure?

Placing servers, data and applications on the cloud can improve operations. However, this move is not without risk. Security best practices must be in place.

No More Windows 7

No More Windows 7

As a proactive managed service provider, we take care of your office. Microsoft announced a few years ago that it would no longer be providing support for Windows 7. For that matter, they aren’t supporting Windows 8 any more either. They really want everyone to be on Windows 10 but most likely that will become unsupported sooner than later as well.

Smart Manufacturing – an IT OT Overlap

Smart Manufacturing – an IT OT Overlap

Today, smart manufacturing starts with the overlap of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).

OT has commonly referred to the control and automation technologies that support operations. Historically, OT has been intentionally separated from IT.  The technologies remained separate because of the different skills needed.

Considering outsourcing? Things to know..

Considering outsourcing? Things to know..

If you are a CEO/CFO/CIO and you are considering outsourcing your IT dept to a managed service provider, here are some questions you should ask yourself.

Is your organization lacking some specific knowledge or skills?
Are your employees skills in all areas of IT? Are they able to follow IT best practices? Can their time be better spent focusing on their own areas of expertise?
Could you save money and time by outsourcing?  Outside Managed Service providers can be expensive, but hiring someone internally can cost even more in both salary and the time it would take to train them.

Is your Face a key or a passcode?

Is your Face a key or a passcode?

Recently Apple announced a new feature for iPhoneX – facial recognition. Facial recognition in place of a fingerprint or passcode. The idea of using your face as an ID raises some interesting new legal issues.

For example, the police arrest you and want to access to your phone, all they would need to do is hold it up to your face to open it.

Equifax compromised ….. again

Equifax compromised ….. again

On Wed of this past week, the Equifax website is compromised …. again.

In May, breaching Equifax's website, hackers made off with personal details including social security numbers, ages, addresses and more. This affects over 145.5 million US consumers.