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Office 365Tech Tip

AutoSave Feature in Office 365

The AutoSave feature in Microsoft Office 365 behaves differently than people may expect. This feature has changed somewhat recently. We want to make sure that Office 365 users understand what is happening to their data. With Microsoft’s AutoSave feature, any changes made to a document in OneDrive or SharePoint are automatically saved and the original document is lost. However, it is still possible to recover previous versions of the document using version history. For example, if you wish to retrieve the original version of a document in OneDrive, you can view it on OneDrive's website where the "history" icon is…
OTWAdmin
October 17, 2018
EventsSecurityWebinar

Webinar: It’s Time to Improve Your #1 Security Risk

Join OXEN Technology for a webinar to learn how we are helping businesses improve their greatest security risk: their people. Start transforming your weakest links into your strongest defenses, one employee at a time. And as part of the "It's TIME to improve your #1 security risk" webinar, attendees will be registered to have a chance to win an Emporio Armani Bracelet Watch valued at $295! Join us on Thursday, November 8th at 10:00 AM CDT. We'll discuss how OXEN Technology is helping improve your #1 security risk through: Employee Vulnerability Assessment that continuously combines security metrics into an Employee Secure…
OTWAdmin
October 16, 2018
Announcements

Potential Impact of New and Forthcoming U.S. Tariffs

OXEN Technology has recently been asked about the potential impact of new and forthcoming U.S. tariffs on pricing for hardware. Will these tariffs affect the manufacturers of electronics and hardware, and ultimately clients and consumers? Here is what OXEN Technology is aware of so far: There is potential for large price impacts (with little to no warning) if vendors manufacture in or use components manufactured in countries affected by U.S. tariffs, such as China. There are no timelines, expected impact amounts, or firm announcements from any manufacturers yet on the tariffs. The tariffs are not expected to affect all manufacturers…
OTWAdmin
October 15, 2018
Tech Tip

Looping a slideshow in PowerPoint

Sometimes you want to run a PowerPoint presentation on repeat – looping a slideshow so it can play in the background during an event, perhaps at a trade show booth. Is it possible to automatically loop a slideshow in PowerPoint? Yes! In PowerPoint, it’s easy. Open your PowerPoint file. First, make sure your slides are set to advance automatically: Go to the Transitions tab on the Ribbon. On the far right side, under Advance Slide, check the box next to After and set a time amount. Then select Apply To All. You can also manually set timings on various slides…
OTWAdmin
October 8, 2018
AnnouncementsSecurity

Our Shared Responsibility: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Today we kick off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM is now in its 15th year and is a collaborative effort between government and industry. OXEN Technology is excited to play our part in providing resources and tips during the month of October on how you and your organization can be safe and secure when using technology. So what can you look forward to? Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter to receive bi-weekly security tips, infographics, and resources on topics such as: Cybersecurity for small businesses Insider threats…
OTWAdmin
October 1, 2018
Security

Security Education: Empowering the first layer of security defense, one employee at a time

Are you ready to take a proactive approach to security for your organization? You can improve your “human firewall” with security education, dark web assessment, phishing tests, and more for your employees! Ransomware is an epidemic for small to midsize businesses, and email phishing scams continue to be the attack vector of choice for cybercriminals. However, technology alone cannot provide 100% infallible security defense. So what’s the next step after you’ve hardened your perimeter defense solutions, like your firewall? Educate your employees to avoid common security threats! Security reports reveal that 95% of data breaches are caused by employee error.…
OTWAdmin
September 17, 2018
Testimonials

Smooth Sailing with WorryFree IT for Smooth Trucking

In late 2017, we met with Smooth Trucking in Logan, IA, and began working with them to address their technology pain points. Their workflow wasn’t working, computer issues were beyond their capability to fix, and their network needs had grown to the point that they needed a server environment. As they reported, all of these issues were holding back the company’s growth. OXEN jumped in to help them acquire new hardware, install a server, and add a firewall and backup solution to their network. We also set them up with ongoing proactive management and monitoring of their workstations, server, firewall,…
OTWAdmin
September 10, 2018
Tech Tip

Fighting images in Microsoft Word

Remember this? You're working on a Word document – maybe it's a report for your sales meeting, a set of instructions for a client, or a promotional flyer – and you are trying to place an image. You bump it down a few keystrokes at a time to situate it perfectly at the bottom of the page... when suddenly it goes flying off, jumping to the top of the page or disappearing completely! What happened?! Anchored Images in Microsoft Word Images in Microsoft Word are finicky. They are always placed in relation to a paragraph or an "anchoring object". The…
OTWAdmin
September 3, 2018
Testimonials

Strong IT for a Family Oriented Financial Institution: Liberty Savings Association

The Liberty Savings Association is a family-oriented financial institution that offers personal and commercial banking services in the Fort Scott, KS and Bourbon County area. Liberty Savings was established in 1919. OXEN Technology has been working to support Liberty Savings’ technical needs since 2011 through a wide range of infrastructure solutions, managed services, and IT planning and consulting. Liberty Savings’ predominant need has been technical remediation in response to their annual IT audits. OXEN performs a cost/benefit analysis of their annual IT audit results, recommends priorities, and rectifies vulnerability issues. Liberty Savings is very proactive in routinely assessing and reducing…
OTWAdmin
August 20, 2018
Assessments

Eyes on Tech: The Technology Consulting Process

We frequently consult with prospective clients and long-term clients about the state of their current technology and their needs for the future. We’ve talked about the importance of assessments before, and technology consulting does involve assessments – but there are other steps. At OXEN, we value listening to our clients. As an IT provider, it could be overly easy for us to recommend all the latest hardware, the most innovative solutions, and every cool device that’s currently on the market. That would be a huge mistake though. Every organization has a custom set of technological needs: IT infrastructure has to…
OTWAdmin
August 13, 2018