Expensive and unnecessary: Debunking the top 7 digital transformation myths According to the Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide, the worldwide spending on technologies and services that enable digital transformation is expected to reach $2.3 trillion in 2023. At Systems Assurance, we’re seeing more and more businesses contact us about digital transformation – but we’re also hearing… Read More
BYOD is Putting Your Business at Risk: 6 Ways to Keep Your Data SafeAccording to the Global Information Security Survey, 88% of organizations feel they’re losing control over their data, and with the rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) it’s easy to see why! In the worst case scenario, your employees may be walking around… Read More
Cybersecurity incidents have become more and more common for small and medium-sized businesses, making it critical to know how to prepare and respond. If your business hasn’t been hacked yet, it could very well be next. A study by the Better Business Bureau found that 23% of small businesses (≤ 250 employees) reported having been the… Read More
Why Millennials are the Biggest Threat Facing Your BusinessDo your staff ever respond to work emails on their smartphones? If an employee suddenly comes down ill, do you encourage them to stay at home and work from their personal laptop? When a crisis strikes outside of regular working hours, do you expect your staff to… Read More
Top 6 Reasons Why Businesses Migrate from G Suite to Office 365 Are you considering migrating from G Suite to Office 365? Perhaps you’ve compared G Suite and Office 365, and concluded that Office is a much better fit for your business; or maybe you’re still unsure which productivity suite has the features you need, and want… Read More
When you hear the term “productivity suite” chances are two products spring immediately to mind: Google’s G Suite, and Microsoft’s Office 365. Both products offer similar functionality and both are popular amongst business users – but which suite has the most to offer your business? Perhaps you’re starting a new business; maybe you’re an established organization who’s… Read More
Automatically Track Your Expenses With Excel Online and One DriveMany businesses have a streamlined process for managing invoices and bills, but recording irregular expenses such as train tickets and store receipts can be a whole different matter. For busy employees, recording their spending as it’s happening can feel impossible. When it’s the end of the month… Read More
Automatically Send a Working From Home Email with Microsoft Flow Do you give your employees the option to work from home (WFH)? Remote working can offer many benefits, including increased employee satisfaction and productivity, but if you don’t have WFH policies in place, then it’s easy to lose track of where your employees are. In this blog, we’ll… Read More
Create a Vacation Approval Workflow with SharePoint Online, Forms and Microsoft Flow. Do your staff waste hours performing the same repetitive tasks, over and over? You could save your business time, effort and money, by using Microsoft Flow to automate all of your most commonly-performed processes. In this article, I’ll show how to take the pain… Read More
Does your business rely on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2016, or SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2014? If you’re using any of these products, then they’re rapidly approaching end-of-life (EOL).
If you continue to use any of these versions of Windows Server or SQL Server after the EOL deadline, then you’ll no longer receive security updates, even for critical security threats. To avoid exposing your business to data breaches, malware and even potential legal ramifications, it’s vital that you take action before the end-of-life deadline.
So, what steps should you take, if you’re currently using any of these Microsoft products? Read More