Managed Services

Types of Managed IT Services

We’ve talked before about what managed IT services is and how it can benefit organizations. It’s remote technology management and monitoring, which can lead to improved IT stability, cost savings, budget predictability, and better security. Now we want to go back to fundamentals: What types of managed services are there?
OXEN Technology
June 8, 2020
ConsultingLeadership

You Need IT Leadership

Missouri is just beginning to emerge from its stay-at-home order in response to the pandemic threat. Who ever imagined that pandemic planning policies would become a reality? What was once regarded as a threat with low probability of occurrence will likely become a much higher probability as we navigate through the coming years. The realization of this threat has certainly changed the way we view ourselves and the world around us. It has sensitized us to our newfound vulnerability. This month, I am writing to you from the Joplin, MO office of OXEN Technology. Considering our present circumstances, our physical…
Terry Allen
May 18, 2020
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