What is the difference between Office 365 and Office 2019?

As a quick overview, here are the top three differences between Office 365 and Office 2019:

- Pricing: Office 365 is a monthly subscription model that can be paid annually whereas Office 2019 is a “one-time purchase”.
- Apps/Updates: Office 365 enables access to the full Office apps in the latest versions/updates whereas Office 2019 only provides the features available at the time of purchase meaning no future updates to the applications will be included.

A Game Changing Partnership: GameChange Solar Success Story

GameChange Solar is a renewable energy company based in New York City with multiple offices across Europe and Asia. GameChange Solar (GCS) is inspired to leverage superior design, technology, and manufacturing innovation to lower solar energy costs.

Founded in 2012 the company has faced a fast-growing pace since its inception.

5 Things End-Users and Admins Can Do in Slack That Risk Data Leakage

Cloud-based collaboration apps like Office 365 and Slack have made remote working a possibility. But as SaaS (Software as a Service) is constantly being developed and fine-tuned, many security and privacy problems still continue to surface. In Slack’s case, according to this article, IT professionals found five ways by which data confidentiality could be accidentally violated:

Creating public download links to Slack files

Giving end users the ability to make major changes in Slack

Promoting an unlimited number of users as admins and giving them the right to view and make important, and at times irreversible, decisions

Allowing users to install third-party apps and agree to their permission requests

Enabling end users and admins to access Slack without requiring the two-factor authentication (2FA)

Tips on safeguarding your information

Put an end to data leakage on Slack by following these five tips:

Prevent your users from creating public links to your files by disabling this feature in your Slack’s Settings & Permissions page

Manage permission settings in the Settings & Permissions page to stop end-users from taking any unauthorized actions

Limit the amount of admins you have in your Slack Workspace

Select the right Slack Workspace Owner to ensure that only secure third-party apps install requests are approved (because only the Owner can approve, control, and restrict app installations)

Avoid sending confidential files to users who don’t have 2FA enabled (by filtering who has 2FA turned on) or encourage your users to enable 2FA to eliminate risk of data leakage

Feel free to contact our experts today if you’d like to know more about cybersecurity best practices for your business.

Why most business routers suck (or why NERO thinks Meraki rocks!)

I've been meaning to write this article for a few years now but each year I think to myself that it would be offensive to business owners (my prospective client type) who may have already made the investment into routers for their business that perhaps their "IT Guy" suggested or a "Managed Service Provider" (out-of-house IT) recommended.

Has your cloud consultant gone crazy?

You might not have noticed it, but cloud implementation consultants and contractors have been acting increasingly stupid over the last couple of years. If you think this doesn’t affect you and your project, you’re wrong.

Unless you are doing all your system configuration and implementation work internally, you’ll be depending on consultants to get your cloud projects done.