10 Tips for Revving Up Your Use of Microsoft Outlook

Although firm numbers are hard to come by, Microsoft estimated in 2014 that more than 500 million people currently use Outlook, its flagship email program. Microsoft Exchange Server accounts for a similar number of business mailboxes. Which means Outlook is near ubiquitous — even if it’s not your personal email program of choice, you’ve probably got some experience using it (probably in a work setting).

And why not? The email, calendar, contact, and task software can truly do it all.

Technology Driving You Crazy? We Understand — And We Can Help

Computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, printers, servers… We can’t live without them, right? But they sure are notorious for causing major headaches.

Perhaps you heard about the 37-year-old Colorado Springs man who took his malfunctioning desktop out back last April and shot it eight times with a handgun, telling the Los Angeles Times that it felt “glorious” to vent his frustrations.

How Old Are Your Passwords? 5 Smart Strategies for Password Security



In a recent Dell Power More article, results of an online survey revealed that half of all passwords were more than five years old. The report, which was commissioned by TeleSign and conducted by Lawless Research, also found that 77% of consumers hadn’t changed their passwords in a year or more, 21% still used passwords more than 10 years old, and 73% use duplicate passwords for multiple accounts.

Getting Serious about Data Security in the Wake of US Government Breach

After a relatively quiet few months in the data breach world, June featured a surge in news surrounding the compromise of personal information. Relatively small breaches were reported in Texas, New Jersey, and a host of other states. But the biggest announcement came from the United States federal government, which revealed that cyberattackers had hacked into the Office of Personnel Management in December 2014, gaining access to unencrypted data on more than four million federal workers.

Only 5 Weeks Left Until the End of Support for Windows Server 2003

Back in January, we wrote about Windows Server 2003, which Microsoft will end support for in July 14th. Remember the build-up last year for the death of Windows XP? A similar scenario will play out in 2015, as Microsoft announced in November that July 14th would mark the end of life for Windows Server 2003 and Server 2003 R2.

The most immediate impact of this announcement is that any system using Windows Server 2003 will no longer receive updates or patches from Microsoft, which the computing giant said in a white paper “can result in a less stable and less secure infrastructure for your organization.

5 Strategies for Taking Disaster Preparedness Seriously

Hurricane season officially started on Monday, June 1st. And although the NOAA estimates that this year will be a slow one for tropical formation in the Atlantic Ocean, the occasion still highlights the importance of disaster preparedness — especially in light of the devastating thunderstorms, tornados, and floods that struck a broad swath of the country in April and May.