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Office 365

Do You Have a Digital Mindset? Office 365 Enables the Digital Workplace of the Future

The traditional 9-to-5 office job is becoming a dated concept. More and more people now work remotely from multiple locations and outside of normal business hours. Why? Because employers and clients expect it. In return, employees expect flexible working hours and technological solutions to make remote work possible. They expect a digital workplace. Why does the digital workplace matter? There are many benefits for businesses and workers. Firstly, employees who can use a digital workplace are more collaborative, more accountable, and more engaged. They’re more productive because they have flexibility and tools that help – rather than hinder – them.…
OXEN Technology
April 9, 2018
Managed Services

Simple and Secure IT with Essential Managed Services

Your uptime and security are your most valuable network assets. Unexpected IT problems or breaches can steal your time and threaten your security reputation. OXEN Technology knows this. Our passion is making your IT network simple and secure with managed services. What’s the value of managed services? How can managed services help, though? Remote network management brings three great values. Lower IT Infrastructure Costs: Management and monitoring capabilities can reduce costly IT emergencies because they are proactive and bring problems to your attention before they spin out of control. They can lower on-site labor costs with effective remote support. You…
OXEN Technology
March 26, 2018
Security

Breaking Down Security into Manageable Parts: People, Policy, and Perimeter

Security isn’t simple anymore. Arguably, it was never simple to begin with, but there’s no denying that keeping your technology environment secure and your sensitive data safe is much more complex now than ever before. If you’re trying to get your bearings with security issues, you may be overwhelmed. There are so many things to evaluate and determine if they’re right for your organization. You can’t just deal with each of the multiple aspects of security once and then never return to them, because a strong defense is a constant, ongoing undertaking. At OXEN, we’re passionate about security awareness. In…
OXEN Technology
March 5, 2018
Consulting

IT Assessments: What are they? Which type do you need?

Sometimes it feels like the technology world is driven by assessments. Or at least from our perspective here at OXEN Technology! A technical assessment can be the foundation of a successful IT consultation. It provides the baseline information you need to plan the improvement, modification, or migration of your IT infrastructure. In fact, you are likely to discover security risks you never thought would happen or configuration errors you were unaware of! Today we want to explain some types of assessments that we are familiar with and use. We hope this will be helpful if you’re evaluating what types of…
OXEN Technology
February 12, 2018
Security

Do Your Employees Know How to Protect Your Data?

In general, we all know we need to keep our critical and sensitive data safe. We know about identity theft; we know about stolen data. We know we should keep our credit card numbers safe and be careful about where we release our Social Security Numbers. This is why there are laws like HIPAA, which are intended to safeguard our identities by protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII). But do we really know what sensitive information is? Do we know what qualifies as Personally Identifiable Information? And on top of that, do we really know how to protect it? This can…
OXEN Technology
January 29, 2018
Managed ServicesSecurity

Network Security Monitoring: Find the Security Threats in Your Network

You’ve probably heard all the popular security advice for your business. Firewall? Check. Anti-virus? Check. Password policies? Check. And so on. But here’s another tool in the security arsenal to consider: network security monitoring. What is network security monitoring? Network security monitoring is a service that monitors your network (traffic and devices) for security threats, vulnerabilities, and suspicious behavior. It is an automated process that collects and analyzes many indicators of potential threats in real time. It alerts you to these threats so you and/or an emergency response team can take action to resolve them. As it is automated and…
OXEN Technology
January 15, 2018
Managed ServicesSecurity

Improve Your Cybersecurity Defense with Managed IT Services

Did you know your organization could be subject to data breach notification laws and possible fines for data breaches and losing sensitive client data? The exact laws and regulations do vary by state and industry, among other factors. But the fact remains that poor cybersecurity can lead to grave consequences, either financial or for your reputation. Common sense advice is that any organization should establish and maintain a plan for managing cybersecurity risks. This security plans should be informed by applicable laws and regulations. Are you concerned about the state of your security and your ability to protect your organization's sensitive…
OXEN Technology
January 2, 2018
Security

5 Things to Do to Improve Your Cybersecurity in 2018

2018 is right around the corner, and here are our top five recommendations for things you can do to improve your cybersecurity in the new year. Cybersecurity has been the most critical issue in 2017, and that’s not going to change. If you haven’t begun addressing your organization’s cybersecurity defense, let’s start now! #1 Train Your Employees The best way to improve your IT security is to train your employees on best security practices. Educate them so they can recognize and avoid cyber threats like phishing and scams. Teach them about protecting sensitive information. Humans are the weakest link in…
OXEN Technology
December 11, 2017
BackupSecurity

Your best security defense includes backup

Why should your business have a data backup? Here at OXEN, we highly recommend a backup strategy for everyone as part of a strong security defense. You’ve probably recently heard a lot about the critical need for a backup solution in the fight against ransomware. Essentially ransomware is malicious software that encrypts your files and won’t decrypt them unless you the pay the ransom. You can’t rely on ransomware being removed. Even if it’s possible to remove it, it could take days and a lot of money. And if you pay the ransom, you can’t rely on the attackers to…
OXEN Technology
October 30, 2017
Backup

When is a simple data backup not enough?

You know you need data backup, but when do you need a business continuity solution? If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ll know that massive global ransomware attacks are only growing in scale and frequency. These attacks and other threats and accidents that cripple, ransom, or destroy organizations’ data are a convincing argument for a solid backup solution. Restoring from a data backup is often the only reliable way to recover from these events. Even smaller organizations and businesses know that they need some sort of backup solution now. But when do you need more than a regular…
OXEN Technology
October 18, 2017