• May 18, 2018

    Automated Maintenance Saves Time

    Managed Services are all about bringing automation to network devices, monitoring, setting alert parameters, pushing out Windows and security patches, the latest anti-virus (AV) software and definition files, and a host of other automation options. When we’re at a client site performing maintenance without the benefit of Managed Services, installing these critical AV updates and […]

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  • May 11, 2018

    Google Is Making Some Changes…

    Beginning in July this year, Google Chrome will flag all HTTP websites as “not secure,” according to a blog post published by Chrome security product manager Emily Schechter. This change will be timed with the release of their Chrome 68 version. When you visit a website that displays as HTTPS, it has additional security. HTTPS […]

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  • May 07, 2018

    The User Group (TUG) Conference in Orlando FL

    We’re looking forward to meeting you at this conference. Our clients are spread out all over the USA, so this is our chance to see you in person! The whole event focuses on Sage 100 Contractor (our specialty), Sage 300, and Sage Estimating. There are vendors, breakout sessions, and even a chance to earn CPE […]

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  • May 04, 2018

    God and Money by John Cortines and Gregory Baumer

    Two Harvard MBA students signed up for a class called God and Money. They worked on a research project for their professor culminating in a final term paper based on their research and the results from a survey of other Harvard graduates. They admit that it’s one thing to write about how to handle money […]

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  • May 01, 2018

    Sage – Changes Coming; support, Version 21…

    Sage has some changes coming for the Sage 100 Contractor users.  Here are three (3) things you’ll need to know: First, as of May 1st, there is a price increase. This seems to be an annual occurrence, so not a surprise. Second, and more interesting, is the change beginning May 7th.  If you reach out […]

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  • April 27, 2018

    The “Not Me!” Problem…And Why This Is Almost Guaranteed To Happen To You

    Security this, password that – now they want a password with 14 characters with two symbols? And I have to change it every three months? As difficult as it is to remember 24 different passwords, four PIN numbers and a slew of new cyber security processes, we still manage to instantly recall most of the […]

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  • April 20, 2018

    Wire Transfer Scam

    Recently there’s been a pretty sophisticated wire transfer scam that is going on. In many cases, when they receive the email, the domain name can be very convincing. Often times, it has the right domain name, the name of the controller, the operations person or owner. They know exactly who they are sending it to, […]

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  • April 13, 2018

    Turn the Ship Around! By L. David Marquet

    At an industry event in Phoenix, AZ, Mr. Marquet was a featured speaker, sharing his first-hand experience on the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear submarine. He finds himself taking over a crew that had trouble getting underway on time and the worst retention record in the submarine force. The challenge was to use the same […]

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  • April 06, 2018

    Cybercrime: Size Does NOT Matter

    Though we’re in the midst of an unprecedented rise in high-profile cybercrime incidents, it’s easy to assume that our own much smaller businesses are safe. Sure, we think, hacking into the data stores of J.P. Morgan, the U.S. Government, or Virgin America can net hackers millions and millions of dollars. Why would they bother with […]

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  • April 03, 2018

    3 Important Reminders for Sage 100 Contractor Users

    The Data is NOT in the MB7 folder any more – On a recent call with a new client, we asked about how they were handling their backups. They told us they copy the MB7 folder to a separate drive as a backup. Now there are a couple of things wrong with this process, but […]

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