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October 26, 2017

Amazon announced a new service for its $99/year Prime members yesterday. It’s called Amazon Key, and opinions about it are all over the board. The service allows your postal worker to “get your Amazon packages securely delivered just inside your front door.” That’s right, with this service, Amazon has the keys to your house. Starting at $250 for the cheapest package, you get a...

October 12, 2017
There’s a new iPhone scam showing up all over the world. Scammers are after your Apple ID. Any time iPhones are targeted, millions of people are going to have their data breached. This is nothing new, do you know what scammers would give for your Apple ID password? Talk about a goldmine. This time, though, the threat looks so real, someone you know is probably going to fall for it.
October 10, 2017
Yes, IT departments get a bad rap. We’re sometimes viewed as dorky guys who live in the basement, rarely see the light of day, drink Mountain Dew, and avoid social interaction whenever possible. Of course, this isn’t true, at least not at Network Alliance. We’re normal people who will fix your IT issues and talk to you in language you’ll understand while we’re doing it.
October 3, 2017

If you work with any important data (and isn’t it all important?), you should use multi-factor authentication. There’s something deeply concerning about accessing your company’s valuable files by typing “PASSWORD123”(and, FWIW, IT guys lose sleep when the CEO uses his birthdate as his laptop passwor...

September 22, 2017

June 29, 2007, changed our world. On this day, the Apple iPhone became available worldwide. Steve Jobs had promised that Apple would reinvent the mobile phone. Many believed the iPhone would be a failure, and, honestly, who could blame them? The phone had no keyboard, a bold move considering those hideous Blackberry devices that every man in a suit owned. It was also incredibly expensive compared to other dev...

August 18, 2017

This article originally appeared in CGMA Magazine,

Some of us have used Microsoft Office for so many years that we think there’s nothing new to learn. That’s almost never true. Read on for five tips for being more efficient when using Office.

For context, I’m running Microsoft Office 2016. My taskbar is oriented on the bottom. Here’s what works for me.

Create a new Outlook item. I often need to create an appointment or send an email while I’m working in another application. I used to search for Outlook in my taskb...

July 19, 2017

Network Alliance, Inc. (Network Alliance), a leading IT management solutions provider, announces today that it is continuing its commitment to clients with its Cybersecurity Insurance Review offering. Cyber incidents, such as the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected tens of thousands of organizations in more than 150 countries, demonstrate the critical importance of cybersecurity prevention and protection for small and mid-sized businesses in particular.

The new value-added servic...

June 27, 2017

Imagine a job description that reads, “Fetch coffee. Grab papers from printer and scanner. Deliver mail. No pay. No benefits.” Not even the most desperate intern would apply. But we know someone, well, something that would…a drone!

This may seem like a Jetsons episode, but it could be closer than we think. Drones have become so popular in recent years that the FAA requires you to...

June 13, 2017

You can spend unlimited dollars on cyber security. Buy top-of-the-line firewalls, and set your security software to scan your network and every machine in the office on the hour. Your IT guys will love you, but the thing is—you’re still vulnerable. Until you train your employees, cyber security hardware and software mean nothing. Spend all you want, but it’s money down the drain without ensuring that your employees get the training and resources they need to keep up with today’s security c...



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