Improve your business’ communication, time management, and how your staff shares and stores files AND access your files from anywhere… Here are our top 5 reasons we choose to store in the cloud:

Benefit #1 –Better version control…

Benefit #2 – Facilitated collaboration…

Benefit #3 – Improved timeliness…

Benefit #4 – More reliable backups…

Benefit #5 – Increased document security and control…

Speaking of security… if your company operates on a Content Management System, are your files safe? Documents are one of our primary assets and protecting these should be at the top of your list.  Regulated content can be extremely sensitive and having adequate security and control is imperative and can be extremely challenging, if trying to do it on your own. How can we help give you peace of mind?

We’ve previewed Dell’s Black Friday sale for 2019 and there are a handful of awesome options, but they’re almost all for home.

The four business deals that we like are:

These three are all out of their highest performance line for business and exceed our minimum specifications. Remember to add at least three 3 years of ProSupport! The rest of their business “deals” all fail to meet our minimum specs here at JM Addington.

On the home front, however, things look better. Their XPS Desktop line all have some holiday savings. These are usually aimed at gamers or creatives. Stay away from the Inspiron desktops on sale, this week, however. There is an entire slew of good looking laptops, the catch, as always with these, is that you can’t get the business class warranty and the hinges can end up over-worked on the laptops the fold into tablets.

If you aren’t sure if something is a steal for you or from you drop us a line, we’d be glad to answer! BUT, we’ll be off Thanksgiving and Black Friday!

One of the world’s biggest video game companies has had two incredibly major bugs this month and it can kill your organization’s security if you don’t have the right policies in place.

Most organizations we bring on initially have a fuzzy line around what’s “work” equipment and what’s “personal,” and what can be used for what, the result is an insecure environment. On business machines, there is typically a security standard that is in place, a set of policies and procedures set by management and rules (set by IT) to keep the bad guys out and your confidential information inside. Personal machines typically have virtually none of this. security

If your organization allows business information on personal machines or personal use of business machines you’ve opened up the door to attackers. To use the video game example, this company doesn’t seem to count an entire category of bugs important enough to fix. If they sold to businesses, they would never get away with it. If you let your employees install this video game software on your computers, however, you just did. If you allow your employees to access your company information from their personal machines, you also just did.

It’s an easy fix: put in place a written policy that only allows access to confidential information from secured, company-owned machines.

BIG WARNING: Execs usually want to be exempted from these rules. They also typically have the MOST access to the most CONFIDENTIAL information. Then THEY become your biggest risk, and TARGET.

Policies are abstract and don’t often change. They are defined by specific procedures that change as your business changes (“our external IT partner will provide you with a work laptop from which you can access company information”) and enforced by technical rules (i.e., your MSP provider blocks access to company information from machines without your security policy in place).

Even if you can’t get all of your rules and procedures in place today, define and communicate your policies. The security of your organization depends on it, and your security is no less than your future.

Need help? Call us today: 865-240-2716.

Microsoft recently rolled out a new agreement for users of Microsoft 365. It appears that this is response to Europe’s GPDR regulations. For all 365 customers who purchase 365 through a reseller, the end customer is required to confirm through the reseller that they have accepted the new terms.

At JM Addington & Kairos, we haven’t seen anything in the new terms that we believe would be prohibitive to our customers.


However, if you have concerns about the new agreement we’d suggest you to consult your legal counsel.

You can find the updated terms at
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/partner-center/agreements