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Managing Azure Spend

Azure is an exciting opportunity for businesses of all sizes to move resource hosting out of the datacenter and into the cloud. Hosting in Azure removes the need for businesses to purchase, host, and maintain physical resources. Comparing physical systems to Azure pricing in a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) context helps evaluate the cost ...

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LNK sLoads Ramnit Trojans

Executive summary Microsoft security researchers discovered a campaign taking advantage of shortcut (LNK) files to load malware onto systems. The campaign used the shortcut files to call PowerShell commands in the sLoad malware framework. The commands then downloaded and installed the Ramnit banking trojan, which stole credentials, contacts, and other sensitive information. Both the sLoad ...

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4 steps to secure your business this holiday season

Is Your Business Ready For More Clients–and More Risk? While the holiday season provides a boon to many small businesses, all that hustle and bustle can also give criminals an opportunity to prey on shoppers and business owners. But there are simple steps you can take to protect your business, not just during the holiday ...

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Microsoft Announces a Merge of Teams and Skype for Business

Microsoft update on Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business:
Microsoft Teams will expand your collaboration by allowing “guests” to access a team in your account. Initially only Office 365 customers can be invited but that will open up later.

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KAMIND IT Named 2017 US SMB Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) Western Region Partner of the Year

PORTLAND, OR — August 3, 2017 — KAMIND IT, a Lake Oswego IT and cyber-security company, today announced it has been named 2017 US SMB Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) Western Region Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Group. The award recognizes the US SMB partner that has demonstrated ...

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Revert To An Earlier Build of Office Software

At times, Microsoft will release a new build of the Office software that has a few inherent issues right from the onset. In these situations, troubleshooting the problem(s) is a fruitless effort because the software itself has the problem built in to it. Reverting to the previously installed (and functioning) build will resolve the issue ...

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How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered tools for source code management, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including their backups. One cyberattack later, and Code Spaces was out of business. Their killer had used some standard techniques, but the most effective was getting an unwitting Code Space ...

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Use This 9-Step Checklist To Ensure Your Data Is Safe, Secure And Recoverable

Yet how could you possibly relax if some random bit of malware, software glitch or cyber-attack catches you off guard just as you’re walking out the door? A well-designed secure computer network gives you the confidence that “all systems are go,” whether you’re having fun in the sun, or just getting things done with your ...

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KAMIND IT Named 2016 US SMB Champions Club Northwest Partner of the Year

[PORTLAND, OR — July 20, 2016] — KAMIND IT today announced it has been named 2016 US SMB Champions Club Northwest Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Champions Club. The award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner who has demonstrated significant SMB sales and year-over-year SMB revenue growth ...

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LinkedIn tips for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you may be a bit perplexed how to gain the most value out of LinkedIn. You may have already spent countless hours trying to leverage the platform with little success. So what are you doing wrong? And how can you make the ...

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