• November 16, 2018

    Are Employees Keeping Your Data Safe?

     You may have heard about the security breach experienced by Facebook. In an early October update from ID Agent, a few details were provided. The exploit was a web vulnerability. The risk to Small Businesses was rated as severe; the risk to individuals was rated as moderate. The number of customers impacted? 50 million! […]

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  • November 09, 2018

    Most Recent Scams – AmEx, Social Security…

    Just last week, I received an email from a name I knew and a domain name I didn’t recognize. It said that my Microsoft Outlook Password would expire ‘today’ and I should ‘Click Here’ immediately to fill in the form and correctly submit for validation. Of course I did NOT click anywhere, and neither should […]

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  • November 01, 2018

    Mac Users beware…

    Apple goes to great lengths to make its Mac computers secure, and even has secondary protocol in place to limit damage if an attack has been successful. When there’s a malicious action taken, the Mac blocks it and displays an alert or warning. The problem is, hackers have found a way to generate a click […]

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  • October 26, 2018

    People Leave Managers… Not Organizations! By Rick Tate and Dr. Julie White

    Based on the person that suggested this book to me, I expected it to be a scolding for all managers, telling us everything we’re doing wrong and how we’re supposed to make things easier so our employees can be happy. Knowing that we put a lot of effort into providing a great place to work […]

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  • October 25, 2018

    When do I have to upgrade to version 21?

     Sage wants everyone on the latest version of the software, always. It’s easier for them to support! With a lot of users hitting it every day, they learn about issues right away, and they can focus their internal training for their support people.  So, every year, they tell you that you have to be […]

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  • October 19, 2018

    Cross Training Your Office Staff

    We’ve seen it a lot in our 30+ years working with contractors— a key person has a medical event or an extended medical leave; the controller is caught re-routing funds to their personal account and is immediately fired; the primary accounting person walks out. Most construction companies run a tight back office. They’re efficient and […]

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  • October 12, 2018

    Windows SBS Servers – Need to Replace Them!

    Many of our clients have taken advantage of the Microsoft Small Business Servers which include Exchange. This has been phased out by Microsoft, and many of these servers are 4 or more years old (ancient in technology [dog] years). You have a couple of options, so you need to get started on some planning: Virtualization […]

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  • October 09, 2018

    S100C v19 Take down from Multi-Tenant Environment

    Sage ended support of Sage 100 Contractor version 19 back in December 2017. We’ve left this version in our multi-tenant environment to give all our clients time to migrate the v19 datasets (prior years) over to version 20. As of early October 2018, Sage has released version 21 and announced that all 2019 tax updates […]

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  • October 05, 2018

    4 Questions to Ask an IT Company

    As businesses have become ever more dependent on technology, IT services providers have been popping up left and right. They’ve all got different strengths, capabilities, and price points to consider. Some charge you by the hour and, while available to address any concerns you may have, they are pretty hands-off. Others are working on your […]

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  • September 20, 2018

    The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

    Looking for that magic bullet; the one that will turn your whole life around? Maybe it’s that one deal; the bigger house, losing 10 lbs.; then you’ll be all set, right? Well, Mr. Hardy bursts your bubble, then tells you exactly how to get the outcomes you want, if you’re willing to accept the challenge. […]

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