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HIPAAWe’ve talked about ransomware more than a few times on our blog and newsletter. It’s a horrible type of malware that will hold your data hostage until you pay a price to get it back. If you’re a HIPAA-covered entity or you work with HIPAA-covered entities as a business associate, you need to pay extra attention to ransomware protection because if you get infected, you may have to report it. Read on for all the details.

Tagged in: Compliance HIPAA Virus

Macro-Enabled Word and Excel Files Are Bad News

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wordexcelMany, many years ago, Microsoft enabled the ability to create macros in its Office products. On the surface, macros are great and can help automate a lot of tasks in the programs to make life and processes quicker and easier. As the abilities of the macro language have expanded in Word and Excel to include some very powerful features, virus writers have taken advantage of that fact and used them as delivery mechanisms for all sorts of nastiness. They have taken to using them in attempts to infect your computer via web sites and email. So the question becomes: How can you tell a macro-enabled Word or Excel file from a regular file?

Tagged in: Microsoft Office365 Tips

Our Clients Say It Best

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Rate UsWe always like to say we can toot our own horn all we want, but our clients say it best. Our testimonials page is full of great quotes from clients (and email if you'd like to be included on that page). That being said, we'd always like to hear from you on any of our social profiles as well:

If you review us, let us know where and we'll happily do the same for your business if you'd like!

We've been doing this for over 22 years, and we are glad to have a bunch of great clients to work with. Thank you all!

Save Your Fingers In Outlook using Quick Parts

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Outlook LogoDo you have a chunk of text you type quite a bit in Outlook that you’d rather not have to retype all the time or copy and paste it from a previous email? Save yourself a bunch of time by using Quick Parts.

Tagged in: Microsoft Outlook Tips

windows 7 logoWe announced a couple months ago that Microsoft is going to require computer manufacturers to bundle only Windows 10 with computers after September, making Windows 7 all but unavailable. Dell has recently announced that they’re going to extend a downgrade option to Windows 7 or 8.1 Professional edition for another year, but are going to charge an additional fee for it (likely via a Microsoft volume license agreement of some sort). They also have firmed up the date: They’ll kick this in after October 31, 2016.

We are not sure how much the additional fee will be, but we’d recommend that if you’re shopping for a business computer and need Windows 7, you do so now to avoid the headache. And be sure to follow the tips in our article: Things to Consider When Buying a Computer for your Business