View Post

“One of our laptops was stolen! Please help!”

Full Disk Encryption using Microsoft BitLocker “One of our laptops were stolen! Please help!” Our help desk here at Applied Tech has heard those panicked words from our customers a few times.  All too often, the ramifications of losing company assets aren’t considered until after the fact.  The loss of the capital expenditure is bad enough, but sometimes the data …

View Post

Google Docs Phishing Scam: Don’t Click that Link

An email phishing scam luring people to click on a malicious link has resurfaced. Businesses, schools, individuals and others have been hit with a phishing email that asks users to click on a Google Doc. Do Not Click the Link! Once someone clicks on the link, which in some cases appears in a blue box with the words “Open in …

View Post

3 Myths that May be Keeping You from the Cloud

In the Midwest, only 18-20% of companies are using the cloud, according to a recent study by Microsoft. Compared to the rest of the United States, this number is very low. For those that have not moved to the cloud yet, what is stopping them? Myth: We need to use our hardware until it’s end of life. Fact: You can …

View Post

Introduction: Microsoft Planner

We are trying something new! Instead of a blog, every once and a while we will now be doing short intro videos to the many Microsoft Office 365 applications. In our premier video, we did a short introduction to Microsoft Planner, it is a quick run down on the basic features so you can start to get the hang of …

View Post

How UL is Stopping the Internet of Things (IoT) Threat

Can UL Save Us From the Internet of Things (IoT)? Back when electricity was harnessed and wiring and lightbulbs and fans and stoves and other household electrical items became common, there was a good chance your Grandma’s house could burn down from the substandard wiring and faulty equipment that was being produced and sold. Enter the Underwriter Laboratories (UL) in …