How To Migrate To Azure AD Connect – #BanksTechTips

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How to migrate to Azure AD Connect Good afternoon, folks. Today we’re going look at How To Migrate To Azure AD Connect, from Active Directory Sync, also known as DirSync, which is the probably third or fourth version of this program that Microsoft has released. What this program does is it takes your local active directory usernames, passwords, all that good stuff, and syncs them to your Office365 account. When somebody resets a password in the Office, that password immediately syncs up to Office 365. So next time that they …

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Part 4 of 9 - Software Restriction Policies

How To Secure Your SMB Network – Part 4 of 9 – Software Restriction Policies

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Welcome to How To Secure Your SMB Network! This is part 4 of a 9 part series that discusses our approach to Network Security and how we secure client networks. As you will see there are many facets that go into creating a secure network. Think of it as puzzle with each piece playing an important role. The days of installing Norton Anti-Virus on your computer and thinking you are safe are over. What are Software Restriction Policies Software restriction policies define the files and/or file types that are able …

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Employee Onboarding Process

Employee Onboarding Process

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One of the best ways to create a favorable impression of your company with new hires is to have a smooth and structured on boarding process. This involves scheduling orientations, trainings, etc and having your new employee’s work space ready to go on the first day. Notification and Planning The first step in the on boarding process is to notify IT of the new hire and provide the pertinent information they will need. This includes the full name of the new employee. Make sure you double check the spelling as …

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Change Default Browser

How To Change Your Default Browser in Windows 10 – #BanksTechTips

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How To Change Your Default Browser in Windows 10 On today’s Banks Tech Tip, we’re gonna take a look on how to change your default browser in Windows 10. [00:00:15] Okay, folks, let’s take a look at the default browser in Windows 10. What is a default browser? Say you receive an email or maybe you have a PDF file with a [00:00:30] link in it. You click on that link and your web browser opens to the website. That web browser is your default browser. Any time you click …

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Part 3 of 9 - Content Filtering

How To Secure Your SMB Network – Part 3 of 9 – Content Filtering

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Welcome to How To Secure Your SMB Network! This is part 3 of a 9 part series that discusses our approach to Network Security and how we secure client networks. As you will see there are many facets that go into creating a secure network. Think of it as puzzle with each piece playing an important role. The days of installing Norton Anti-Virus on your computer and thinking you are safe are over. What is Content Filtering Content Filtering is the process of screening or restricting information that a computer or …

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Fake Tech Support Scams

Fake Tech Support Scams

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A Fake Tech Support Scam involves a scammer calling you at home or work and requesting access to your computer. They’ll say your computer is infected with a virus or a myriad of other claims. These types of scams have been around for several years now, but recently there has been an uptick in activity. Have you received a call from “Microsoft” or other “Tech Departments” stating that your computer is infected or “sending out errors”? Please let us know about it in the comments below. How It works Here’s …

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Part 2 of 9 - UTM Gateway

How To Secure Your SMB Network – Part 2 of 9 – UTM Gateway

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Welcome to How To Secure Your SMB Network! This is part 2 of a 9 part series that discusses our approach to Network Security and how we secure client networks. As you will see there are many facets that go into creating a secure network. Think of it as a puzzle with each piece playing an important role. The days of installing Norton Anti-Virus on your computer and thinking you are safe are over. What is a UTM Gateway UTM stands for Unified Threat Management. The idea is to block security …

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WiFi Network Basics

WiFi Network Basics

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WiFi is a funny thing, no cords, easy to connect, it’ll be easy, they said! However, if you’ve ever struggled with WiFi coverage issues, you know sometimes it’s not so easy. What Determines How Far A Signal Can Reach Building construction is likely the biggest determining factor affecting the coverage of your Wireless Access Points. WiFi really doesn’t like cinder blocks or metal, both are kryptonite to your WiFi signal. A good Access Point may cover 20,000 square feet in a wide open shell building or outdoors. Once you add …

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Part 1 of 9 - Network Security Principles

How To Secure Your SMB Network – Part 1 of 9 – Network Security Principles

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Welcome to How To Secure Your SMB Network! This is part 1 of a 9 part series that discusses our approach to Network Security and how we secure client networks. As you will see there are many facets that go into creating a secure network. Think of it as a puzzle with each piece playing an important role. The days of installing Norton Anti-Virus on your computer and thinking you are safe are over. Layered Approach to Network Security Our philosophy takes a layered approach to network security. No one …

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Verizon Wireless Unlimited Plan

5 Things You Need To Know About The New Verizon Unlimited Plan

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Unlimited data on the Verizon network is back, thanks to the Verizon Unlimited plan! Six years ago, in 2011, Verizon terminated unlimited data plans. Verizon’s (recently retired) CFO, Fran Shammo, once famously(infamously?) said, “At the end of the day, people don’t need unlimited plans.” Unfortunately(Fortunately?), the people disagreed as every other major carrier has been offering various incarnations of unlimited plans. Here are five things you need to know about the new Verizon Unlimited plan, including my actual pricing breakdown.  #1 – Auto Pay Discount First things first, the advertised …

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