Apple Having Issues with Office 365?

So I spent all day trying to figure this out–at 8:30AM my Outlook stopped updating completely. I was able to get into the Office 365 Portal and access my email, so nothing was wrong with my account. Very frustrated, I began to look around for solutions. Our MSP Director suggested a full uninstall of Office–Who has time for that when productivity is king in the world of IT??? After taking the entire...

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Tips for an Easier Install of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and Up

Are you ready to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and up on Windows 10?  Use this quick hack guide to avoid headaches and problems!  What is Microsoft .NET Framework? Microsoft .NET Framework is a set of libraries that are used in Windows applications.  Microsoft releases regular updates and service packs to provide fixes and security updates to the .NET framework.   Why is it important? Without it, any .NET...

October 06, 2017 by James Edwards 0 Comments
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Backup versus Disaster Recovery – Why a Good Recovery Plan Needs Both

Major events like hurricanes and security breaches remind us why having a great IT company is important. It’s not just for the everyday. Our purpose is to protect and secure your most valuable work. Our task is to create a recovery plan that allows you to recover and restore any damage or lost assets as quickly as possible, as well as to protect those files from those who shouldn’t have access.  The...

September 29, 2017 by James Edwards 0 Comments Tags: backup, disaster recovery
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When Clouds Fail

Even the big guys make mistakes from time to time. Fortunately, I’m not talking about us. I’m referencing a memo issued concerning a Cisco product called Meraki, which is used for setting up security networks backed with cloud technology. The memo addresses a system policy change that deleted some information stored to the cloud. This did not disrupt secured systems or the ability to maintain a network, but it...

August 18, 2017 by James Edwards 0 Comments
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How Greenville County’s Law Enforcement Is Tackling Crime in a New Way, Thanks to IoT

(Please note: Information provided in this blog are the expressed opinions of Merit Technologies and are not necessarily reflective of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.)   There’s a term for the multitude of devices that connect to the Internet on our behalf: Internet of Things (IoT) goes beyond the traditional server, laptops, and cell phones. IoT includes any other devices like TV’s, refrigerators,...

August 01, 2017 by James Edwards 0 Comments
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We are all targets!

We all have digital lives these days even if we never wanted to.  The Internet has disrupted the way we live.  The Internet and connectivity of everything is great and creates numerous advantages, but unfortunately with everything meant for good, people do use it for bad.  Yes, believe it or not we all have to consider ourselves targets when it comes to our digital lives.   We are targets for hackers, both...

December 02, 2016 by James Edwards 0 Comments
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Windows Makes a Big Announcement

Yesterday, Yusuf Mehdi / Corporate Vice President for Windows and Devices Group, blogged about the exciting news.  He writes: “New solutions are required as it’s a unique time for all of us. We’re in the midst of a digital revolution – overwhelmed with data, with increasing risks to the security of our information, and confined inside a 2D world of monitors and pixels as technology takes over every aspect...

July 13, 2016 by Kacie Reed 0 Comments
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