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
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