Security

Confessions of an IT Professional – Part 2 – Data Backups

This week's article is the second in a series by OXEN's own Terry Allen, one of our technical engineers based in Joplin, MO. Part 1 is here. This post originally appeared on Bloggin' IT with Terry Allen and is reprinted with permission. I’ll admit that I bang the security drum a lot. Those of you that know me will admit that I avoid risk. I look for it and work to manage and reduce it as much as reasonably possible. I don’t like risk. Life has taught me that our world is full of it. Often risks are ignored until…
OTWAdmin
December 10, 2018
SecurityTech Tip

Check email header information for signs of spoofing

Think about this scenario: A friend tells you that they received a message from your email address that wasn’t really sent from you. They think you’ve been hacked and your account is sending malicious emails to friends. How do you know if your email address account has been compromised, or if this malicious attempt is just spoofing your email address? Email “spoofing” means that an attacker is impersonating you by pretending to send an email from your account. The recipient of the email will see your email… but if you dig deeper into the email message’s contents, you can often…
OTWAdmin
December 3, 2018
Testimonials

Solid Cloud-Based Solutions for White Industrial Seismology

Since 2003, OXEN Technology has worked with White Industrial Seismology to meet their business technology needs. White has provided state-of-the-art vibration monitoring equipment and data analysis services since it was founded in 1951 and serves users around the world with engineering vibration equipment and blasting vibration monitors. Like many small businesses, White has been a long-time consumer of traditional on-premise technology solutions. OXEN Technology has helped them minimize the physical footprint of their technology by moving to cloud-based solutions. Projects have included minimizing their server footprint and expanding their IT capacity by moving their Exchange server to Microsoft Office 365…
OTWAdmin
November 26, 2018
Office 365Tech Tip

What is OneDrive for Business?

If your organization uses Office 365, then you have OneDrive. But you may not be using it. Office 365 plans for business – Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Premium, and Office 365 Business Essentials – all include OneDrive. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service that stores and protects your files, lets you share them with other people, and access them from anywhere, on any device. If you’re familiar with Dropbox or eFolder, OneDrive is a similar type of cloud storage service. When you use OneDrive with an account provided by your company or school, it's sometimes called OneDrive for Business.…
OTWAdmin
November 12, 2018
Security

Confessions of an IT Professional – Part 1

This week's article is the first in a series by OXEN's own Terry Allen, one of our technical engineers based in Joplin, MO. This post originally appeared on Bloggin' IT with Terry Allen and is reprinted with permission. This post is rated E for everyone. These aren’t deep, dark secrets–but they are confessions in two senses:  1) admission and acknowledgement and 2) a statement of one’s principles.  I have to confess that most of what we’re doing today to protect ourselves from modern Internet threats is insufficient.  Before you bail on me banging the ‘security drum’ again, stick with me a little…
Terry Allen
November 5, 2018
Testimonials

Community Support with Joplin Family Y

Over the years, OXEN Technology has worked with the Joplin Family Y on many aspects of their technology, in support of their mission, from firewall management to remote monitoring of their servers and desktops, to their business continuity and backup solutions and more. The Joplin Family Y chose OXEN Technology take technology service and support off their plate so they could focus on the YMCA mission. Founded in 1891, the Joplin Family Y is a member-supported, non-profit organization committed to serving Joplin, MO and the surrounding area. Their mission is to provide programs that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body…
OTWAdmin
October 29, 2018
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