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April 5, 2016

You may have heard a mention of Raspberry Pi in a news outlet tech segment and wondered why they were talking about dessert. We’re here to explain what Raspberry Pi is, at least from a technology perspective, and how it can be used by everyday folks! For the other raspberry pie, watch a cooking show.

Raspberry Pi’s website describes the device as “a low cost, credit-card sized comput...

March 29, 2016

It’s tax filing season. Love it or hate it, if you work, you gotta do it. If you’re lucky, you’ll break even, or maybe even get a refund. BUT breaking news: Strangers on the internet would like to have your money. This isn’t new; scammers are always trying to get your personal information or money any way they can. Tax season is just a popular time, since lots of dollars are flying through cyberspace.

The latest scam comes in  a malicious email. Some of them look like they’re from your company’s CFO or CEO. They ask for all...

March 25, 2016

You may have heard about a Marietta, Ohio, police officer and his dog, Ajax. Officer Matt Hickey learned that when he retired from the police force, his canine partner would become city property and auctioned off.

But what you don’t know is the role that Network Alliance team member, Corey Orr, a Marietta, Ohio, resident played to get this story to a happy ending. Corey launched  a GoFundMe page to help Offi...

March 22, 2016

No matter what your job responsibilities, winter weather had a major impact on just about everyone this season. Snow days are stressful. Whether dropping your preschooler at Grandma’s or leaving a note on the fridge with pizza roll microwave directions for the teenagers, snow days are hard on parents who have to head to the office. Even without kids, you have to figure out what your boss expects of you on the coldest, darkest days of the year. Cloud computing can make this hassle a thing of the past.

Imagine it’s 8:55 AM, and you...

March 15, 2016

We know communication is crucial. But the best method for communicating varies from company to company and person to person—a text to your co-worker, Facebook Messenger with your sister, FaceTime with a friend. And mom still expects a phone call every Sunday. In a perfect world, we would all use the same tools. Slack may be the most perfect platform to communicate with all audiences that we’ve seen yet.

Slack minimizes the need for email, the killer app in most organizations. According to some estimates, the company is growing fa...

March 7, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, Network Alliance received a Stevie Award for its outstanding customer service. This year’s recognition results from a new employee appreciation initiative initiated by the management team. An Innovation Suggestion Program encouraged team members to suggest and develop new ideas for customer support. CEO Don Britton and the management team have put a strong emphasis on the company’s core values and increased employee ownership and commitment. These plans have led to improvements in client satisfaction. In 2015, Network Alliance received an above-industry-averag...

March 2, 2016

When have you gone an entire day without checking your work email? These days, it’s almost impossible to find a mobile device without a connection to work information. Whether it’s a full-fledged remote desktop environment (like eCAP) or a text message, everyone has employment-related information on their phone or tablet. So how can you protect this incredibly valuable resource?

Passcode Requirements

IT securit...

February 23, 2016

If you spend your days in front of a Windows machine, you’ve likely seen that nosy pop-up in the bottom right corner. “Windows 10 is here. Get it for free!” You’re smart, the internet has trained you to trust no one that mentions the word “free” in a pop-up. However, after your fourth run-in with this Window, you finally contact your friendly IT professional who says it’s legitimate and free. You schedule your (shockingly painless) update, start up your newly updated machine, and there it is.

Windows 10. Look at the beautiful Sta...

September 25, 2015

Today, the line between work and home is blurry for both international enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. Many companies offer employees the opportunity to work from home, and recent data indicates workers able to perform tasks remotely boosts their productivity.1

 

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September 23, 2015

How would you describe your last tech upgrade? It was probably the transition from Windows XP to Vista—or Windows 7, if you were lucky— and filled with difficulty and frustration. You’re probably thinking a move to the cloud will cause the same kind of headaches. Fortunately, transitioning to the cloud results in very small changes—when you use hosted desktop solutions. With a hosted desktop system, there are no complicated operating system changes and very little staff training required. Mo...

 
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