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 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.

How the Microsoft Surface Pro improved my workday

By Jeff Newton on March 26, 2015

By now, surely you've seen the commercial from Microsoft declaring that they've produced a tablet that can "Finally replace your laptop."  Well, if you're like me, I huffed at the notion that a tablet could really replace my laptop.  Afterall, I've been trying to codger ways to make my iPad work for me in the business world for 2+ years with nothing but email access and frustration.  So, being the realist & cynic that I am, took the plunge to put their proclamation to the test.  Fast forward 45 days of everyday use on my new Surface Pro 3, imagine that, their claims have come to fruition! 

Video Tip of the Week: Using Lync to keep track of business phone extensions and employee mobile numbers

By Drew Embury on March 20, 2015

Watch Drew's two minute video on how to replace a phone extension list in a business office by using Microsoft Lync.

Have You Become Comfortable with Poor or Delayed IT Service?

By Chad Mohling on March 17, 2015

Each week at our sales meeting we give examples from our previous week’s meetings and interactions with potential clients. This week one example we discussed was about an initial sales presentation one of reps did at a local business. During the meeting, he was discussing how our service desk prioritizes and responds to open tickets as they are received, thus solving any computer issues in a timely fashion delivering our 100% Accountable service.

Video Tip of the Week: How to Gain Email Inbox Productivity by Using Microsoft Clutter

By Drew Embury on February 11, 2015

Watch Drew's four minute video on how to further sort your email inbox using the new Microsoft Clutter Feature.