Section 179 Tax Savings on Computer Equipment and COVID-19 Work Environment Modifications

If you had to buy extra laptops and equipment for your employees to work from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this might be your year to take advantage of accelerated depreciation allowed by Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code. Not only should you look back through the past months to see what you bought, you should look forward to your 2021 projections, and see what you might be able to purchase before the end of 2020, so that you can save even more on your taxes.

Why Cheap I.T. is a Really Bad Idea

No one wants to overpay for IT, but it’s very possible that you’re sabotaging your business if you’re trying to keep costs low by under-investing in IT. The word “investment” is key here, because if you don’t spend the dollars up front, you’re going to end up spending them down the road and it’s probably going to cost you more that way.

4 Ways to Mitigate the Dangers of Your Home Network

How “smart” is your home? Could you list everything under your roof that’s connected to the internet? Let’s start that list – computers, tablets, smartphones, TV, thermostat, speakers, game consoles, hearing aids… you get the idea. These are all endpoints that can create potential vulnerabilities that can lead to a cyber intrusion.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Do Your Part – Be Cyber Smart

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and the theme for 2020 is – “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart." NCSAM is in its 17th year and in the years since it was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance, its mission has been to promote safe behaviors so that Americans can act responsibly and stay safe as they use the internet in their work and personal lives.

5 Signs That It’s Time to Move to SharePoint

SharePoint is Microsoft’s file storage and sharing platform, but it can do a lot more for your business than just save your files. If you’re looking for a way to use technology to improve your business, then moving to SharePoint is the direction you should go to streamline processes, beef up security, optimize your remote workforce, and improve internal communications.

M365 Use Case: Streamline Processes with Power Automate

What Can You Do with Microsoft 365?
USE CASE: Microsoft Power Automate
A company had a series of tasks that needed to be completed whenever a new hire was onboarded. These tasks included activities in different departments. For example, HR gathered employee information; Accounting set up payroll; Marketing ordered shirts and business cards; IT set up computer equipment; and Security created key cards for building access.

Microsoft 365 Use Case: Message with Teams Instead of Text Messaging

What Can You Do with Microsoft 365?
USE CASE: Microsoft Teams
A company needed to record incoming shipments of supplies at various job locations. The onsite employees were using their personal cell phones to take photos of the shipments and were sending those via text messaging to the office to verify the shipments.

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