BackupSecurity

Data backup is a must

March 31st is World Backup Day, an independent initiative to encourage people to back up their data. This initiative is great! We want to remind you to look beyond your personal data and consider efforts to back up and preserve your business or organization’s data as well. Why does a business need backup? Honestly, there are many reasons, practical and legal! Here are five top reasons you need backup for your business. Cybercrime Backup can protect against malware and ransomware. If your data becomes corrupted, infected, or taken hostage, you can restore your data from a backup quickly and without…
OXEN Technology
March 27, 2017
Announcements

Windows Vista End of Life Approaches

Windows Vista's lifecycle comes to an end on April 11, 2017. This date is the end of extended support and end of life.1 We strongly recommend that you upgrade or replace any personal and business Windows Vista machines to Windows 10. Mainstream support for Vista ended in April 2012. Mainstream support includes requests to change product design and features, non-security updates, and complimentary support. Extended support for Vista ends on April 11, 2017, which means there will no longer be security updates, any non-security updates, and paid support available.2 With no available updates (complimentary or paid), continuing to use Windows Vista after…
OXEN Technology
March 15, 2017
Tech Tip

Modifying Windows 10 Notifications

In Windows 10, application notifications appear in the Action Center in the bottom right corner of the screen, on the toolbar. Notifications pop up and then minimize to the Action Center. Clicking on the icon on the toolbar brings up the full Action Center panel on the right side of the screen. You may decide that you want to turn off or change Windows 10 notifications from some apps. How do you do this in Windows 10? Here are instructions. Click the Start When the Start menu appears, begin typing "Notifications". The "Best Match" option at the top will say…
OXEN Technology
February 20, 2017
Tech TipWireless

8 Things You Can Do To Make Your Wi-Fi Better

Having difficulty with your Wi-Fi? Maybe your speeds are slow or you’re having trouble with the connection dropping. Here are eight tips for improving your Wi-Fi, to be better, stronger, faster! 1. Put your Wi-Fi router in the best place. Don't put it behind large objects or inside of a cabinet. Don't put them next to brick walls or metal, which can interfere with the signal. Put it out in the open, hopefully with direct line-of-sight to other devices. If your router is right next to a device, consider an Ethernet cable connection. 2. Switch to a stronger signal. If your…
OXEN Technology
February 6, 2017
Tech Tip

Delay sending emails in Outlook with a Rule

Is there a reason you might want to delay sending emails in Outlook? What possible reason could you want to put a 1-2 minute delay on all messages you hit "Send" on? The answer is pretty simple: Adding a Rule in Outlook to delay your sent messages can help you recall them if you suddenly realize you made a mistake. Outlook now has a recall feature, but it works under such a limited set of circumstances that it may only rarely be helpful. A tiny delay may work even better! Here's how to set up a delay Rule in Outlook. Go…
OXEN Technology
January 23, 2017
Tech Tip

How to take a screenshot on iPhones and Android Phones

“Just take a screenshot and send it to me,” someone asks you. Maybe you know how to do this on your computer, but without a dedicated "print screen" button on a phone, it's not as intuitive on your mobile device. How do you do this? Don’t worry – it’s easy! If you have an iPhone, do the following: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (you can find this on the top or side of your phone). At the same time, press and release the Home button. Find your screenshot in the Photos app > Albums > Camera Roll. If you have…
OXEN Technology
November 21, 2016
Security

5 Email Security Tips for Employees and Organizations

We send an astonishingly huge amount of email: over 205 billion emails per day. And the number is still growing.1 Email is a critical communication tool for businesses. It's also a gateway for hackers, viruses, and other nasties. Here are 5 email security tips for keeping your email and your information secure. 1. Stay watchful and cautious It's easy for an unauthorized person to email you and pretend to be a vendor or business partner. Be cautious and double-check before responding to sensitive requests. 2. Understand junk and spam filters Learn how to use your junk email folder and your organization's…
OXEN Technology
October 3, 2016
Security

Defend Yourself Against Ransomware: Email Attachment Filtering

We recently noted the increase in ransomware attacks that OXEN Technology has dealt with. As a follow-up, we want to make you aware of a tool that helps protect your network environment against these types of file-hostage attacks. This tool allows for email attachment defense and filters email attachments that are able to enter your environment. Why Email Attachment Filtering? Why does filtering email attachments defend against ransomware attacks? Because infected document attachments have become an easy method for cybercriminals to use. The cost to create and deliver them is small and the opportunity is large. Unsuspecting users click on…
OXEN Technology
July 12, 2016
Announcements

We Took the Leap: HTS is OXEN Technology Now!

At Heartland Technology Solutions we’re proud to say we’ve been a consistent pillar for our clients over the past 31 years. It’s with our future in mind that we recently navigated a brand refresh. In this process, we wanted to be true to our roots, firm in our beliefs and clear in our mission so that we can continue to serve our clients with excellence. With that said, we’re excited to announce... Heartland Technology Solutions is now OXEN Technology! (more…)
OXEN Technology
May 25, 2016