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July 29, 2016

Network Alliance, Inc. (Network Alliance), a leading IT management solutions provider, has hired Byron K. Patrick, CPA.CITP, CGMA, MCSE, as Network Alliance’s Managing Director, CPA Practice. He will oversee Network Alliance’s strategic growth within the Accounting/CPA market.

Byron is co-founder and former CEO of Simplified Innovations, Inc., a Maryland-based technology outsourcing company. “I was very impressed with the spectrum of solutions that Network Alliance provides and the le...

July 19, 2016

Oops, you accidentally clicked a fishy looking website ad. You immediately realize your mistake and close the pop-up window. Now you get to waste the afternoon running virus scans and hoping that nothing evil took up residence on your machine. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend that time doing something else? Intrusion Prevention Systems can help.

Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) are pieces of network security software that protect your critical data. They stop m...

July 13, 2016

Make IT simple. Wouldn’t it be great if your company had a dedicated team of IT professionals fully committed to that goal?

At Network Alliance, a 24/7 provider of managed IT solutions and support, that’s what we do for our clients each and every day. Spearheading our continuing effort to bring simplicity to IT solutions is our Service Assurance Team.

Exceeding Expectations, Adding Value

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July 5, 2016

Oh look, another social media platform! Snapchat is incredibly popular with millennials and younger demographics. Just like Facebook and Instagram, older generations are now starting to take notice of this popular app that allows images and short videos to be shared (publicly or privately) and immediately deleted. How could a business take advantage of an app used to “snap” selfies with funny filters? Read on.

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July 1, 2016

He is known by many names. The man of the night, lord of the darkness, Tyler. If your software needs installed or updated, this is the man handling it. He works 8 PM-6 AM Monday-Thursday, and actually enjoys it. What an interesting creature. Let’s find out more!

Q: What technical tip might be helpful to Network Alliance users?...

June 28, 2016

Facebook is at it again. The next time you’re scrolling through your feed (let’s be honest, you probably have it open on one of your devices right now), you might see a live video! Facebook now allows up to 90 minutes of live sharing directly to your news feed.

Live streaming isn’t a new concept. Some sites, like Twitch, began as early as ten years ago. Up until recently, however, the livestreaming world has been a niche market, mainly gamers. In the past, streaming required a...

June 21, 2016

At this point, we’ve all heard “Office 365” in some context. Maybe a friend uses it for work, maybe it popped up in a Google search. Now that Network Alliance offers Office 365 to clients, we thought we should dig in, provide some details and outline some of the differences between Office 2016 and Office 365.

Office 2016 is the collection of software you’ve come to know and love. Outlook, Excel, Word and other apps under the Office 2016 umbrella. We...

June 14, 2016

Network Alliance celebrates its 10-year partnership with Cordia Partners, the Greater Washington area’s leading outsourced accounting and consulting firm. Over the past decade Network Alliance has provided Cordia Partners a trusted hosted IT infrastructure management solution known for its reliability, flexibility, security and excellent customer support that has been integral to the company’s continued growth and success.

At the core of the successful partnership is a commitment to exper...

June 14, 2016

Think about it. Desktop computers have been replaced by laptops, then tablets, so why not a phone? You’d be surprised how powerful today’s handheld devices are. An iPhone 6S or Galaxy S7 can certainly handle basic computing tasks. Of course, there are problems—screen size and the small on-screen keyboard—but we’re here to tell you how to have a fully functional PC in your pocket.

Let’s be clear, your phone isn’t going to replace a full system completely. But, with a few dollars invested,...

June 7, 2016

Even with advances in video-conferencing technology, many of us still travel for work, devices in tow. As an IT services provider, we’re always concerned about your data security, so here are tips to keep your information secure on the road or in the sky.

Whether you’re a road warrior or occasional traveler, there’s a 99.99% chance that your phone will accompany you. We’ve covered phone security before, but it’s...

 
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