All is Well

by Phil Lieber on April 13, 2016

“You can’t have a positive attitude and be optimistic only when things are going your way.” Those wise words were shared with me many times by my business partner Bill Mackintosh, who recently lost his battle with cancer. Bill also ended every email or conversation with, “All is well.” That was his motto. I learned a lot from Bill and work to reflect his optimism every day.

Moving An Office: There is more than meets the eye!

by Jake Molko on March 22, 2016

Over the past year or so, we have witnessed an increase in the number of office moves our customers are initiating. I love seeing this, because it tells me that our customers are doing so well that they have outgrown their spaces and need more room to service their growing customer bases. I'm no economist, but I think that the success and growth of our customers is a good leading indicator for the state of the local economy! 

Disaster Recovery: "It Won't Happen To Me" Doesn't Cut It

by Scott Wilson on March 7, 2016

Fires have ravaged two Omaha businesses in recent months. Both M’s Pub and Heafey, Hoffmann, Dworak & Cutler funeral home were recently victims to fires so severe that the buildings are total losses – along with the computers and data inside of them.

Migrating to the Cloud

by Rick Sheehy on January 6, 2016

Technology is changing as quickly as time changes; if you are not keeping up, you are falling behind. We generate a large amount of data every day. As that information piles up, companies need more and more storage. Although the expense of infrastructure has declined, moving your files – or even your business – to a cloud or managed service has become more cost effective than hosting on your own servers on site.

IT Security Complacency

by Phil Lieber on November 4, 2015

I recently presented to a group of professionals at a regional association meeting and the topic, for the third straight year, was centered on IT security. By a show of hands I polled the audience on who had integrated the most basic preventative measures, encryption and password policies, and the response was minimal.

Why You Are Using Your Monitors Incorrectly

By Drew Embury on October 6, 2015

Most of the monitors deployed in the last 5 years are widescreen varieties, and most of us have them installed in the standard format with two monitors on each desk side by side.  However, almost all content on the web and also applications that we use aren’t built for widescreen monitors – they are built for regular old 4:3 monitors. 

P&L User's Conference Jam-Packed with Learning Opportunities

by Jake Molko on August 17, 2015

Hopefully by now you've heard about our upcoming user's conference in November and have already signed you and your co-workers up to attend. Just in case you haven't, here's one more incentive: the conference is now approved for CPE credit! So for any of our accounting friends who were worried about spending a day out of the office, we've got you covered.

Video Tip of the Week: Great new feature in the upcoming Microsoft Outlook 2016 and the ease to quick attach files.

By Drew Embury on July 30, 2015

Watch Drew's two minute video on one of our favorite new features from Microsoft Outlook 2016 - a quick way to attach recent files to email.

Mindset Shift: Moving IT from an Afterthought, to Driving the Strategic Plan

By Jeff Newton on July 31, 2015

"It's not in the budget." If you're like most businesses then you've come to embrace this mind set toward many Information Technology expenditures being considered for your organization. In addition to losing sleep over the costs necessary to embrace a new IT direction or change, the fact that you can be blindsided by emergency IT expenditures that can prevent proactive advances can be unsettling as well.

How is the FBI Combatting Cyber Attacks?

By Kyle Swanda on July 8, 2015

The internet has made the world much more accessible to all. You can locate information about something here in your hometown, or from as far away as the tiniest island in the South Pacific. It’s easy to Google any topic and gain access to hundreds of information sources within seconds; and you have the ability to connect with almost anyone worldwide.

Techsoup's Adobe Product Offerings Benefit Nonprofits

By Chad Mohling on June 29, 2015

Techsoup is an innovative organization that has been a valuable resource for our Not-For-Profit clients for many years. If you aren’t familiar with what Techsoup.org is, they define themselves as a nonprofit with a clear mission: connecting nonprofits, charities, and public libraries with technology products and services for free or at largely discounted rates.

Here's How You Can Use Microsoft Outlook Resources to Book Conference Rooms

By Drew Embury on June 15, 2015

Watch Drew's two minute video on booking conference rooms using MS Outlook.

Omaha Gives! Succeeds

by Phil Lieber on June 2, 2015

Three years ago one of our P&L Technology clients, The Omaha Community Foundation, launched Omaha Gives! They continue to sponsor and manage this community-wide initiative which is a 24-hour opportunity in May to donate funds to 700+ non-profit entities in the greater Omaha area.

What you need to know about Windows 10

by Jake Molko on May 14, 2015

Were you aware that Windows 10 will be publicly available in Q3 of this year? Here's some of the highlights that you can use to help decide if you should make the switch when Windows 10 releases to market.

Unlimited Storage Now Available with OneDrive

By Matt Lieber on April 21st, 2015

Since its initial rollout in 2014, Microsoft has begun to enhance benefits within their Office 365 platform to allow for unlimited storage within OneDrive for Office 365 subscribers. Since the inception of Office 365, both businesses and consumers have used OneDrive for personal file storage as well as sharing. Initially, Microsoft allowed up to 20 GB of storage per account. In June of 2014, the storage was increased to 1 TB per account, and because of increased use and popularity, Microsoft has now allowed for unlimited data storage within OneDrive.