Let’s be honest, all of our calendars are PACKED right now. When you are always busy, scheduling time to meet with others can be very difficult. Luckily, Microsoft Bookings was created to help people just like you.

Microsoft Bookings is designed to find gaps in your calendars that work well for both you and the person that you’re meeting with. It even sends out reminders to all parties to make sure that no one forgets a meeting. And of course, it fully integrates with Outlook and other Microsoft 365 apps. This short video we’ve created describes how it works:

If you’re interested in finding out more about Microsoft Bookings or any other Microsoft 365 app, book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

This is a question we get a lot. Many of you have heard about multi-factor authentication (MFA), but aren’t sure what it actually does and how it could benefit your business? Put simply, MFA is where you use a second device or account to prove that it is really you logging in. This offers a very high level of protection to your business.

We’ve created this short video to help explain what MFA is, how it works, and why you really, really want to be using it in your business.

Want to find out more about how your business could benefit from MFA? Book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

A whaling what!? Never heard this term? Don’t worry, most haven’t.

Imagine that your staff got an email that they thought was from you (but really wasn’t!!), asking them to pay a time-sensitive bill from a new supplier. What are the chances that they would pay it? Many employees would since, well, you’re the boss!

When a cyber-criminal impersonates the boss, or someone in a position of power, this is called a whaling attack. Here is what you need to know to protect your business from this type of cyber-crime:

Want some advice to tighten up your business’s cyber security? Book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

 

 

Project management is a big part of many businesses. While there are many tools out there, it can often be difficult to find one that fulfills your business’s needs. Here is our recommendation… Microsoft Project!

On top of being easy to use, Microsoft Project easily integrates with other Microsoft 365 apps that your business already uses. This is a major benefit when it comes to efficiency in your business. This short video outlines some of our favourite thing about Microsoft Project.

If you would like to find out if Microsoft Project, or any other Microsoft 365 app is the right fit for you, book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

As business owners and managers, you have A LOT of responsibilities. One of the most important responsibilities is managing risks within your business, which includes protecting your company from predictable threats.

Cyber-attacks are a huge threat to all businesses. Can you 100% say that your business is protected from a cyber-attack? Unfortunately, most are not.

In our newest short video, we explain the biggest cyber-security risk to every business.

Want help securing your businesses IT defenses? Book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

Sharing information and storing documents in a team setting can often be frustrating. Because every team is so unique, they each require a platform that is customizable to their needs. Luckily, Microsoft offers just this with SharePoint. SharePoint is a cloud-based app that has been developed to aid in productivity and communication. Here is our newest video explaining how it can aid your business.

If you want to learn more about SharePoint, or any other Microsoft 365 app, book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

We all know how easily “business as usual” can be interrupted. With so much that could go wrong – your internet goes down, a key staff member is out sick, a cyber-attack – it is important that your business has a plan in place so that you suffer as little down time as possible. In our newest short video, we outline just how important it is for your business to have a continuity plan.

Need some help creating a plan? Book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

Have you ever heard of spoofed Wi-Fi? Many have not, but it has become a real concern. Reality is, public Wi-Fi is a prime target for attackers. If you ever connect to public Wi-Fi, such as those available in restaurants, you first need to be sure that you are protected. Our new video outlines what spoofed Wi-Fi is, and how it can put your business in jeopardy:

If you want to know more about how to protect your business from dangers like this, book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

We always recommendation that you use a secure, external password manager to keep your business safe from intruders. A password manager will generate, remember, and auto-fill long random passwords for you and your team.

If you use Chrome, you may have noticed that it has a built-in password manager. When using an external manager, it can be confusing to also have Chrome’s built-in manager enabled. This short video shows you how to disable Chrome’s password manager, as well as the benefits of doing so:

Want to learn more about the benefits of password managers? Book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

 

We all know that the longer and more complicated your passwords are, the harder they are for others to crack. Yet, many people stick with the same short, easy to remember passwords used across multiple accounts. When your staff does this, it leaves your business open to an attack.

Luckily, there is a solution. By using a password manager, your business can be kept safe, without you running the risk of your employees forgetting more complicated passwords. Find out more in this short video we’ve created:

If you’d like to find out more about setting up a password manager for your business, book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.