Modern IT:

How is it different than yesterday’s?

Today, we live in an always connected and dynamic world. IT organizations of all sizes are striving to drive transformation to enable their business and employees. The cloud helps remove complexity, increase collaboration, and get stuff done.

Productivity is ultimately at the center of everything people do! So how has this changed over the years?

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Quick! Click off Amazon, Your boss is looking!

Cyber Monday: When and why was it started?

Cyber-Monday, the Monday following Thanksgiving, was first coined by Ellen Davis and was based on Shop.org research from the 2004 shopping season. It was discovered that the Monday following Thanksgiving each year was one of the biggest shopping days of the entire year. In 2005 Shop.org released a press release announcing November 28, 2005 as the inaugural Cyber-Monday.

Why is this day such an active day of online shopping?

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The What and Why’s of NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is designed with the intent that individual businesses and other organizations use an assessment of the business risks they face to guide their use of the framework in a cost-effective way.

The Framework is typically customized based on organizations’ unique risk posture (e.g., variance in threats, vulnerabilities, and risk tolerances, and how they implement the practices in the Framework). Organizations can determine activities that are important to critical service delivery and can prioritize investments to maximize the impact of each dollar spent. Ultimately, the Framework is aimed at reducing and better managing cybersecurity risk

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Cyber-Mythbusters: Pendello’s own Cyber-reality series

The what, why, and how of cybercrime

Around the globe, cybersecurity is a constant headline in the news. What is this new digital norm everyone's talking about, and what can we do to stay safe and secure in this ever-changing connected world?

We'll explore 3 common cybersecurity myths, and we'll arm you with the education to help your business understand this ever-growing threat and feel the strength in your expert team to fight back with a strong cybersecurity defense.

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How to Get a Personal Office Assistant who doesn’t require Coffee Breaks

Microsoft’s “Calendar.Help” With Cortana

If you are like me, my to-do lists get longer by the minute and there doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day to ever complete it. One of the biggest time sucks can be coordinating meetings. This can be especially true when you’re scheduling with attendees outside of your own company. It would be nice if we all had personal assistants who could schedule the meetings for us but, the reality of that is slim. What if you could have a digital assistant that understood real language and could take over the lengthy process of navigating the schedules of the attendees? What if this assistant could handle the back and forth emailing and could propose new times that would avoid conflicts and once decided upon, could send the invite to all attendees? Amazingly, this futuristic technology already exists through Microsoft’s Cortana with calendar.help and has been around for close to a year!

How does this service that combines artificial intelligence, conversational computing and calendar work and how do you get it working for you?

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Get out of Dark Ages, it is Time to Upgrade

Microsoft 2007 has Officially Retired

On October 10th, 2017 Mircrosoft 2007 officially retired. (Click here to watch the retirement party) The software did not move to Florida but instead has been placed on a high shelf of Microsoft’s hypothetical storage pod. What does this mean for anyone still running on this 10-year old software? (Other than you are running on 10-year old software!!) Basically, you are time bomb waiting to go off as this product has reached the end of its support lifecycle.

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What is Mike digesting in November?

The Antithesis to, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”

November’s look at what Pendello President, Mike Jackson, is currently reading or listening to:

Freakanomics

This award-winning weekly podcast is hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, the co-author of Freakonomics, and delves into a menagerie of incredibly interesting topics.

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