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We’re passionate about technology, and we want to share that with you! Read our thoughts on technology, the latest security threats and business trends along with our ideas for ways you can incorporate new and future technologies into your life and business.

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Windows 7 Update

Microsoft’s Latest Windows 7 Announcement May Change Your Upgrade Plans

 |   |  Security

Earlier this month, we published a blog on Microsoft’s planned end of life date for Windows 7, scheduled for January 14, 2020 (see our original post here). Originally, extended security updates to keep the software current were only available for high-volume licenses and larger organizations and options for small to midsized businesses were limited. Now, Microsoft has announced that paid extended security updates (ESUs) will be available for all businesses, regardless of size. Should the latest announcement change your upgrade plans?

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Christopher J. Luise SOC 2 Audit

Why ADNET Went Through a SOC 2 Type II Audit

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Security

As a CEO in the IT industry, I feel a deep responsibility to ensure that our organization knows the risks and takes every step possible to protect the clients trusting us with their business. That’s why we decided to put ADNET through one of the most rigorous third-party audits available in our field – SOC 2 Type II. 

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How to Budget for and Manage Recurring Subscriptions

How to Budget for and Manage Recurring Subscriptions

 |   |  Business & Strategy

Whether it’s entertainment, digital music or technology, subscriptions have evolved to mean so much more than getting a magazine delivered once per month. In this new era of everything-as-a-subscription, of streaming services and unlimited plans, businesses are now purchasing as many subscriptions as consumers. The challenge is often how to budget for and manage all of these recurring subscriptions.

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Windows 7

Windows 7 is Going End of Life in January 2020 – Here’s What You Need to Know

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Technology

Windows 7 operating system will reach its “end of life” with Microsoft on January 14, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer be pushing security updates to machines using the Windows 7 operating system, and that’s a pretty big risk. While this creates a challenge for many organizations, there are options to make your upgrade and replacement path easier.

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Video Computer

Stream Your Way to a Better Workplace with O365

 |   |  Technology

With most O365 licenses, your company has rights to a huge amount of storage for video in a streaming playback feature called Stream. O365 Stream gives your company the opportunity to build and securely manage your own private video platform.

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Unwelcome Guests: What is Dwell Time in IT Security?

 |   |  Security

Dwell time, in the context of IT security, is the number of days a threat remains undetected within a given environment. Why does this matter as a metric? The amount of time that a system has been compromised can impact the overall severity of the security event in several ways.

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Microsoft O365 vs. On-Premise

Microsoft Exchange: O365 vs. On-Premise

 |   |  Technology

So what’s better in the case of Microsoft O365 vs. on-premise? There are benefits to each depending on your business and what you’re looking for, but it’s a decision that requires some heavy consideration and a lot of research.

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Ransomware

Ransomware: It’s Still a Thing

 |   |  Security

Are you tired of hearing about ransomware? We are too, but unfortunately, ransomware is still a thing. Anyone can be affected by a ransomware attack. There is no industry discrimination. It does not matter what size your company is, or what role you’re in. I’m sure you have seen or read about the recent ransomware attack in the Capital Region. Events like this are happening every day, both globally and right in our very own backyard.

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