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Computer Health System Audit

In our first blog post, we discussed why change is hard and why you need to formalize your process so that you can compare IT providers.  This second blog in the series will focus on where to start.  What is important? The absolute first thing you need to decide is what is important to you and not to the IT...

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Change is Hard! Change is the only constant in the IT world.  The products that we buy today that are suitable for our needs can become difficult to maintain, difficult to secure, and may lack modern features tomorrow.  Every year and budget cycle we evaluate our software subscriptions, our leases, our telecommunications, our providers, and our assets. Or are we?...

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Linux, Windows, and Mac exploits are often months in the making. Because system management is handled differently and independently from one another, hackers count on the fact that the security of these operating systems is siloed. Then the incremental changes that are part of a more significant or more sophisticated attack go unnoticed or ignored.  You have to know what...

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Microsoft OneDrive’s newest features provide better collaboration, and productivity for all workers, whether they are working remotely, transitioning back to the office, or a mix of the two.  Here’s what you need to know about the latest round of OneDrive updates.  Collaboration is key.  OneDrive is making significant changes to increase usability and adoption to enable teams to work better...

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“We wanted to build a relationship rather than just purchase services.” Concensus had the recent opportunity to chat with Anthony Schroeder, Director of Infrastructure Systems and Services at Hamline University. Located in the Twin Cities, Hamline University is Minnesota’s first university, home to 2,900 students and 500 faculty and staff members. Anthony talked to us about the partnership we’ve formed...

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Concensus Safeguarding

The immediate needs of securing a remote workforce are beginning to wind-down, but now companies need to plan for both short-term and long-term IT decisions. To make these IT decisions, companies first need to consider that much of their remote workforces are adapting to working from home, and many may need or want to remain working from home for the...

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At Concensus, we believe that partnerships provide the best options for our customers. We’ve recently partnered with Townsend Security, to provide critical key management and encryption services—not only for on-premise needs but also the ability to encrypt virtual machines hosted in Concensus Cloud. That's why we're proud to announce our new partnership with Townsend, which offers best-in-class key management and...

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Concensus Avoiding Scams Blog

While most people will handle unsolicited incoming calls with healthy suspicion, especially when it comes to numbers or callers that they don't recognize, for some reason, the same logic doesn't always apply to opening emails. It stands to reason then that this is where scams, cybercriminals, and phishing attacks tend to wreak havoc the most. Cybercrimes are increasing as cybercriminals...

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Technology and online services are at the forefront for communications and other business-related tools, regardless of the sector. From healthcare to agencies and nonprofits to companies, large and small, we are all adjusting to a new dynamic and a new awareness with how technology can make the difference in how and where we work.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many...

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ZOOM has eased the transition of working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis tremendously. One of the most impressive aspects of the ZOOM is how it has answered the call for the astronomical demand for its free service. As ZOOM becomes the new norm for conducting virtual meetings, here are some of our most helpful tips to help you host your...

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