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It’s Time to Ditch Traditional Tech Training

When you want to excel at something, you practice it, but as we all know it is difficult to retain what you were taught in practice. Whether you are trying to perfect your jump-shot, learn the bridge of a complicated piano song, or master productivity tools within Office 365, it all takes practice and guidance. However, sometimes it is hard …

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Applied Tech Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Madison, WI (February 20, 2018) – CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Madison-based Applied Tech to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their …

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5 Reasons to Deploy SharePoint (and 2 Major Pitfalls to Avoid!)

We’ve all been jumping on the cloud train and learning how to use its resources to help our businesses.  Many companies started with easy workloads, migrating email services to Office 365 or moving development servers to public cloud spaces.  As these workloads have moved, organizations are figuring out what’s next. And the answer is startling: companies are achieving incredible savings and benefits — such as greater control in storing documents, …

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New Stats That Prove Email Phishing is Still a Top Security Risk

It sounds bold, claiming that phishing is 2018’s #1 security risk to businesses. It can’t possibly be true; this simple email trick that has been around for ages can’t really be wrecking that much havoc.   But that’s where naiveté becomes our greatest weakness. And we know what they say about assumptions.   If you don’t believe it, here are a few …

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Lack of Mobile Security Could Put Your Company in Danger

You know computer and network security is essential. There are many threats that could impact your business, but mobile security is often overlooked by SMBs. Whether retrieving emails or accessing sensitive data stored in the cloud, using unsecured mobile devices can have catastrophic consequences. Before mobile devices became prevalent, you could use locked rooms or secured vaults to protect important …