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Office 365Tech Tip

Office 365 Tip: Create a file request in OneDrive

If you need to obtain files from various people, you can use OneDrive to create a file request that allows others to upload documents directly to a folder you specify. This gives people a quick way to transfer files to you without giving them view or edit permissions to your OneDrive folder. Here’s how! Note: This feature is not available in Office 365 Government. For file requests to work, your Office 365 administrator must enable Anyone links in OneDrive. Requesting Files Using OneDrive Online, select the folder where you want others to upload their files. Click Request files on the…
OXEN Technology
May 11, 2020
Security

What is a VPN and do you need one to work from home?

Since businesses started shifting to remote work due to COVID-19, OXEN has seen a sizeable uptick in requests for purchasing and implementing VPNs for at-home workers. You’ve probably seen that a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection is often recommended for securely working from home while accessing company resources. So what’s a VPN for in this context, and do you need one? If you’re a business manager, do you need a VPN connection for every employee who’s now working from home? Read on for our tips. What Is a Virtual Private Network? VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network”. It creates a…
OXEN Technology
May 4, 2020
AnnouncementsOffice 365

Some Office 365 subscriptions will be renamed to Microsoft 365

Microsoft has announced that Office 365 Pro Plus and Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium-sized businesses are being renamed to Microsoft 365. The change will go into full effect on April 21, 2020. There are no price changes, feature changes, or business model changes associated with the renaming of these plans. For a full list of which names are changing and which are not, please see Microsoft's announcement. OXEN Technology will be updating the names and descriptions of our offerings and agreements to reflect this change where applicable.
OXEN Technology
April 14, 2020
SecurityTech Tip

Be Wary of Tech Support Scams

We need technical support companies to help us solve complex issues with our devices and applications. We do our best to stay safe on our devices, but often there are technical elements that we aren’t trained to handle. Relying on tech support is necessary to get us back in working order. However, scammers and hackers will use our dependence on tech support to get their foot in the door. By pretending to be tech support and using scare tactics, they trick their victims into installing a virus or paying money. What are some of the tactics scammers use to do…
OXEN Technology
April 13, 2020
LeadershipSecurity

Feeling the COVID-19 Panic? Don’t Forget Your Cybersecurity

Attackers Are Taking Advantage of Unprecedented Changes What we’re witnessing today with the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. Local governments are banning large gatherings. Many businesses and institutions are forced to close or adjust work schedules. Organizations that can are moving their employees to reduced hours or remote work. This means many people are now working from home for the first time and encountering issues with connectivity and access to company networks and data. The social isolation, uncertainty, and distractions cause anxiety and mistakes. On top of all of this, cyber attackers are already trying to take advantage of a world…
OXEN Technology
March 30, 2020
Announcements

An Update from OXEN Technology

To all our valued clients Much has changed across the country and across the world in the past few weeks. We want to let you know how OXEN has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and what precautions we are taking, while also serving you remotely. Do you need help with remote work? First and foremost, we know many organizations and businesses are taking quick action to set up remote workers and work-from-home policies. Many of your employees are working remotely for the first time and experiencing the technical hurdles that come with that transition. If you are having any problems…
OXEN Technology
March 25, 2020
Managed Services

3 Signs You Need Managed Services

If you've researched methods of taking care of your IT needs, you've probably come across "managed services" or "managed IT services". What is it—and do you need it? "Managed services" can be generally defined as "outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities for improving operations and cutting expenses."1 When it comes to technology, managed services is, more specifically, the outsourcing of continual monitoring and day-to-day administrative duties of your IT infrastructure. How do you know if you could benefit from managed services? The best way to determine if you'll cut costs is to know what you are currently paying for your IT's upkeep—and…
OXEN Technology
March 23, 2020
Announcements

OXEN’s Statement on COVID-19 Safety Measures

At OXEN Technology, delivering strong and trusted technology services to our clients is always our primary goal. As the world is closely following the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the disease it causes, known as COVID-19, the OXEN team has made preparations in order to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, families, and communities. We know that it is essential that we continue to be able to serve clients in the highest capacity we can while balancing the need to be cautious for ourselves and especially for the most vulnerable in our communities. For this reason, OXEN Technology has…
OXEN Technology
March 18, 2020