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4 Tips for Protecting Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

4 Tips for Protecting Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

In today’s always-online business world, your company’s most precious resource is data. Your internal data and the personal information of your customers are vital components to the prosperity of your business. Unfortunately, cybercriminals also know this.  Today’s criminals aren’t breaking in through the window to steal your data. They’re using malicious software, known as malware, to hack into your […]

6 Trends to Watch in 2020

6 Trends to Watch in 2020

There’s only one constant in the world of technology — change.  Last year, we saw the cloud reign supreme as businesses big and small migrated to it to power their technology needs. So, what can you expect heading into the new year? Stay current by keeping an eye on these six emerging tech trends in 2020.  […]

Give Your Business the Gift of Cybersecurity

Give Your Business the Gift of Cybersecurity

The holiday season is approaching, so now is the time to start getting your shopping list ready. While it’s important to show your appreciation to your loved ones, it’s also a great time to think about what you can get your business.  You can always treat your business by upgrading to the latest tech, but maybe you can get something […]

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Security Breaches

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Security Breaches

 It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and what better time to educate yourself about data breaches? There were 1,244 breaches reported in 2018 alone, and small and mid-size businesses are just as much at risk as big-name companies. Unfortunately, plenty of businesses are content to ignore security breaches – but you really can’t afford to. Here’s what you need to […]

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support?

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support?

Microsoft® support might not be something you think about every day. The list of Microsoft products you rely on is likely longer than you realize, but they’re just a part of your work and not something you – hopefully – spend much time worrying about. In fact, it has probably been a while since you […]

Back up your company files and folders with OneDrive

Back up your company files and folders with OneDrive

Set up folder backup If you're prompted to back up your important folders (Desktop, Documents, and Pictures), click the prompt to start the folder backup wizard.If you didn't see the prompt or you already closed the wizard, select the white or blue cloud icon in the Windows notification area, select More > Settings, then Backup > Manage backup. In the Back up [...]
Does Your Company Have a Business Continuity Plan?

Does Your Company Have a Business Continuity Plan?

No business owner expects their company to face a major crisis. They’re optimistic that their company can overcome any problem. But when disaster strikes, your company needs more than just optimism. You need to be ready with a business continuity plan.  If you don’t already have a plan in place, here’s why you need one and what it […]

Windows 7 End of Support

Windows 7 End of Support

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows [...]
10 Questions to ask yourself to get started with Teams

10 Questions to ask yourself to get started with Teams

Over the past few years as Teams has become the fastest growing product in Microsoft’s history, there have been many changes to administration capabilities and product features so this is an ever evolving list, but as of today, here are the primary questions you should ask yourself as you are considering enabling your enterprise for [...]
4 Reasons Your Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

4 Reasons Your Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Let’s face it; accidents happen. If it can go wrong, it might. That is why every business, from the mom-and-pop shop around the corner to the Fortune 500 company in the downtown high-rise, needs a backup and disaster recovery plan. According to Forbes, one in three businesses is unprepared for a disaster because their plan […]

How to troubleshoot issues that cause Outlook to crash or stop responding when used with Office 365

How to troubleshoot issues that cause Outlook to crash or stop responding when used with Office 365

Applies to: Exchange OnlineMicrosoft Outlook 2010Outlook 2013Outlook 2016Outlook 2019   INTRODUCTION This article describes how to troubleshoot the following kinds of issues in Microsoft Outlook when it's used together with Office 365: Outlook stops responding (hangs). Outlook crashes even though you aren't actively using it. Outlook crashes when you start it. PROCEDURE To help troubleshoot Outlook [...]
How Compliant is Your Business? 4 Questions You Need to Ask

How Compliant is Your Business? 4 Questions You Need to Ask

No matter which industry you serve, odds are your business needs to comply with some kind of regulatory standards. As companies continue integrating technology into their business operations, more legislation will be created to dictate how companies manage the personal and financial data of its users and customers.    Why Compliance is Important Not being […]

How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

The security of two-step verification lies in its layered approach. Compromising multiple authentication factors presents a significant challenge for attackers. Even if an attacker manages to learn the user's password, it is useless without also having possession of the additional authentication method. It works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods: Something [...]
Create an email signature in Outlook

Create an email signature in Outlook

You can create personalized signatures for your email messages that include text, images, your electronic business card, a logo, or even an image of your handwritten signature. You can set it up so that signatures can be added automatically to all outgoing messages, or you can choose which messages include a signature. Add a signature [...]
How to troubleshoot your printer in Windows 10

How to troubleshoot your printer in Windows 10

Printer problems can really slow down your day. Luckily there are a few easy steps to follow to trouble shoot your printer issues! You can always reach out to OnPar Technologies to assist with any printer or technology needs! Step 1. Unplug and restart your printer Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off [...]
4 Tips for Protecting Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

4 Tips for Protecting Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

In today’s always-online business world, your company’s most precious resource is data. Your internal data and the personal information of your customers are vital components to the prosperity of your business. Unfortunately, cybercriminals also know this.  Today’s criminals aren’t breaking in through the window to steal your data. They’re using malicious software, known as malware, to hack into your […]

6 Trends to Watch in 2020

6 Trends to Watch in 2020

There’s only one constant in the world of technology — change.  Last year, we saw the cloud reign supreme as businesses big and small migrated to it to power their technology needs. So, what can you expect heading into the new year? Stay current by keeping an eye on these six emerging tech trends in 2020.  […]

Give Your Business the Gift of Cybersecurity

Give Your Business the Gift of Cybersecurity

The holiday season is approaching, so now is the time to start getting your shopping list ready. While it’s important to show your appreciation to your loved ones, it’s also a great time to think about what you can get your business.  You can always treat your business by upgrading to the latest tech, but maybe you can get something […]

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Security Breaches

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Security Breaches

 It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and what better time to educate yourself about data breaches? There were 1,244 breaches reported in 2018 alone, and small and mid-size businesses are just as much at risk as big-name companies. Unfortunately, plenty of businesses are content to ignore security breaches – but you really can’t afford to. Here’s what you need to […]

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support?

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support?

Microsoft® support might not be something you think about every day. The list of Microsoft products you rely on is likely longer than you realize, but they’re just a part of your work and not something you – hopefully – spend much time worrying about. In fact, it has probably been a while since you […]

Back up your company files and folders with OneDrive

Back up your company files and folders with OneDrive

Set up folder backup If you're prompted to back up your important folders (Desktop, Documents, and Pictures), click the prompt to start the folder backup wizard.If you didn't see the prompt or you already closed the wizard, select the white or blue cloud icon in the Windows notification area, select More > Settings, then Backup > Manage backup. In the Back up [...]
Does Your Company Have a Business Continuity Plan?

Does Your Company Have a Business Continuity Plan?

No business owner expects their company to face a major crisis. They’re optimistic that their company can overcome any problem. But when disaster strikes, your company needs more than just optimism. You need to be ready with a business continuity plan.  If you don’t already have a plan in place, here’s why you need one and what it […]

Windows 7 End of Support

Windows 7 End of Support

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows [...]
10 Questions to ask yourself to get started with Teams

10 Questions to ask yourself to get started with Teams

Over the past few years as Teams has become the fastest growing product in Microsoft’s history, there have been many changes to administration capabilities and product features so this is an ever evolving list, but as of today, here are the primary questions you should ask yourself as you are considering enabling your enterprise for [...]
4 Reasons Your Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

4 Reasons Your Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Let’s face it; accidents happen. If it can go wrong, it might. That is why every business, from the mom-and-pop shop around the corner to the Fortune 500 company in the downtown high-rise, needs a backup and disaster recovery plan. According to Forbes, one in three businesses is unprepared for a disaster because their plan […]

How to troubleshoot issues that cause Outlook to crash or stop responding when used with Office 365

How to troubleshoot issues that cause Outlook to crash or stop responding when used with Office 365

Applies to: Exchange OnlineMicrosoft Outlook 2010Outlook 2013Outlook 2016Outlook 2019   INTRODUCTION This article describes how to troubleshoot the following kinds of issues in Microsoft Outlook when it's used together with Office 365: Outlook stops responding (hangs). Outlook crashes even though you aren't actively using it. Outlook crashes when you start it. PROCEDURE To help troubleshoot Outlook [...]
How Compliant is Your Business? 4 Questions You Need to Ask

How Compliant is Your Business? 4 Questions You Need to Ask

No matter which industry you serve, odds are your business needs to comply with some kind of regulatory standards. As companies continue integrating technology into their business operations, more legislation will be created to dictate how companies manage the personal and financial data of its users and customers.    Why Compliance is Important Not being […]

How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

The security of two-step verification lies in its layered approach. Compromising multiple authentication factors presents a significant challenge for attackers. Even if an attacker manages to learn the user's password, it is useless without also having possession of the additional authentication method. It works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods: Something [...]
Create an email signature in Outlook

Create an email signature in Outlook

You can create personalized signatures for your email messages that include text, images, your electronic business card, a logo, or even an image of your handwritten signature. You can set it up so that signatures can be added automatically to all outgoing messages, or you can choose which messages include a signature. Add a signature [...]
How to troubleshoot your printer in Windows 10

How to troubleshoot your printer in Windows 10

Printer problems can really slow down your day. Luckily there are a few easy steps to follow to trouble shoot your printer issues! You can always reach out to OnPar Technologies to assist with any printer or technology needs! Step 1. Unplug and restart your printer Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off [...]