IT Tips, announcements and more from the Weston Technology Solutions Team, serving Central Oregon and Anchorage, Alaska.
You have likely heard of Office 365, but have had no clue what it was. Office 365 is cloud-based service hosted by Microsoft can provide professionals and small businesses with enterprise-grade tools optimized for small business needs. You get affordable access from virtually anywhere to the familiar Office applications, business-ready email, calendar, video conferencing, and up-to-date documents across nearly all of your devices—from PCs to smartphones to tablets.
If that sounded like a bunch of marketing speak, it was – taken directly from Microsoft. What does it simply mean for you and your business? It means you need to start thinking differently about how you do things.
I won't go into the messy details, but I had a major sewer line issue recently at my home (our line collapsed), causing me to have dig my yard to shreds to fully fix the problem (side note: If you have Orangeburg pipe in the ground, it's only a matter of time before it fails you, too). I'm a computer guy, not a plumbing contractor, and during the whole process of dealing with permits and getting things all fixed up so I could flush my toilets again, I learned a lot that supported a lot of reason why we do the things the way we do here at Weston, and how we can always get better. You probably never thought you'd read about household water waste and IT in the same story, but read on and you will.
Meet a Team Member: Rebecca Clover We're only as good as our team. Our teamwork is one of our company's Core Values (ask any of us and we'll tell you the rest of them -- someday one of you out there will take us up on this). Every month we'd like to introduce you to another member of our awesome team. So far you've met Robb, Jeff, Alan, Dylan and Jim. This month, we're moving away from our service team briefly to introduce you probably the most valuable member of the team of all: the one that makes sure everybody gets paid. Meet Weston's bookkeeper Rebecca Clover.
We're only as good as our team. Our teamwork is one of our company's Core Values (ask any of us and we'll tell you the rest of them -- someday somebody will take us up on this). Every month we'd like to introduce you to another member of our awesome team. So far you've met Robb, Jeff, Alan and Dylan. This month, we'd like to introduce you to another member of our service team, one that probably has spent more time flying around the world than any of us (he's been to all 50 U.S. states and 36 countries): meet Jim Dickert.
It's Summer time! Time for enjoying the weather, having a BBQ with friends and family, going on vacations, finding activities for your kids to do so they don't nag you daily, etc... . But at Weston Technology Solutions, there's something else that we always think of when Summer rolls around: Thunderstorms and construction season. Lightning storms and construction -- and the power issues that come with them -- can cause some serious issues to servers, workstation, network equipment and more. A sudden power surge, power dip (also known as a brown out), or complete loss of power can wreak havoc to your business if critical hardware is not protected. How can you help prevent problems? By protecting your systems with a properly-rated Uninterruptible power supply (UPS – also known as a battery backup).
Glad we could be of service, Irene!
Thanks, Sara, and we love working with you and your crew as well!
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