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  • June 20, 2017

    Microsoft Audit Notices: Did you get the Email?

    We’ve seen a new round of Microsoft Audit email notifications. They seem to come in waves, and there’s a wave out there right now. The first step is to make sure it is a legitimate request, not just a scam. If it’s from a legitimate source, and Microsoft uses third parties to perform these audits, […]

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  • June 14, 2017

    Our first Version 20 Horror Story!

    Here’s what happened: Their tech decided to install the Sage 100 Contractor upgrade just like all the prior upgrades, but all of YOU know version 20 doesn’t work that way. During the installation, the server didn’t meet the necessary requirements, so the installation failed, shutting down the network. No problem, they’ll make the changes to […]

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  • June 08, 2017

    Company Cell phone; Personal Password?

    We purchased new Samsung S7 cell phones for all the techs! We’d been waiting for this model, and were anxious to upgrade our S4 phones. Everyone moved their Contact list with no issues, installed Slack, our Syscon F.I.T. System app, setup their email, and we were off and running. Then we wanted to swap my […]

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  • May 31, 2017

    Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni – Recommended!

    Last year, our techs read Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni. The setting is a fable surrounding a tech company; we just couldn’t stop talking about it! As a follow up, I recently read Death by Meeting with my accountability group, also by Patrick Lencioni. It follows the same format, opening with a […]

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  • May 29, 2017

    Lightning Fast Drives for Our Hosting Services

    We added a new storage array, an MSA, with super fast drives and a RAID 10 configuration. The latency charts are amazingly quiet and we are very excited about what this means to clients in our hosting solutions, as well as our future clients! Our hosted email offering includes inbound and outbound anti-spam services. We […]

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  • May 17, 2017

    Union Rate Changes – Save Yourself Thousands in Penalties and Interest

    Every year the unions have new rates – pay rates and benefits.  For many of the unions, these happen on a specific day (June 1st is really common), regardless of whether it’s the middle of the week or not.  Some unions have selected dates that start at the beginning of a work week; a shout […]

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  • May 11, 2017

    Good Stewardship

    I spend a lot of time with the office staff at our client sites, most often with the accounting and bookkeeping group.  I’m always surprised to hear that payroll-related taxes are paid the same day the payroll checks are dated, rather than by the due date. Although I agree that it is better to be […]

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  • May 06, 2017

    Security You Can Control: DocuSign Scam

    So you get an email asking you to sign a document. All you have to do is enter your user name and password for your Exchange email account; what?  This is a scam – they do not need your email password for you to sign an electronic document through DocuSign.  Be suspicious! Don’t give passwords […]

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  • April 12, 2017

    Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud – Recommend!

    Several years back, I read Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life. It was a great book and very practical. I’ve shared this book with many friends since then, and I still highly recommend it. So when I saw the book Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and […]

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  • April 06, 2017

    Time to Plan Your Upgrade to version 20

    Reminder: You have to upgrade in 2017! This involves some planning for your Network – resources, space. Your Office has to do some planning, too – list of all reports within and outside of Sage 100 Contractor, all of which will need testing BEFORE cutting over to the upgrade. Do you have third-party software integrations […]

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