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Out of the Box Solutions has been serving the Michigan area since 2002, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses

AI Is Fueling Dynamic Data Analytics

Decision-making is such a big part of business, and a lot of time the “gut feeling” may actually work against their stated aims. By incorporating back-end analysis into their strategy, business owners can get insights that they typically wouldn’t even consider. It can make their businesses more money through improved sales, customer relationships, and efficiency. In today’s blog, we will go through what the incorporation of AI means for businesses regarding their business intelligence.

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How the World’s Most Popular Search Engine Works

Billions of people rely on Google Search to find what they want online. But what really happens when you click "search"? Let's describe how the Google Search engine works to give you a behind-the-scenes look.

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Windows Defender Vs. Microsoft Defender for Business

Sometimes, it seems like the most complex aspect of modern technology is the naming conventions used by big vendors for all of their products. It’s a problem with consumer electronics, it’s a problem with enterprise products, and sometimes it feels like some companies make their products as confusing as possible on purpose… I’m looking at you, Microsoft.

When it comes to protecting your PC from viruses and malware, there should be zero confusion. Hopefully after this article you’ll have the confidence to make the right choice for your business.

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The Massive Benefits of VoIP Can Complete Your Business' Communications Platform

For years, traditional telephone systems have been a cornerstone of office communication. However, many companies have yet to update their phone systems to match the evolving needs of the modern workplace. Today, we explore how Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is revolutionizing business telephone systems.

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Small Businesses Should Fully Leverage the Cloud for Software

In order to survive in today’s business world, your organization needs to be adaptable and flexible to new situations. You might have to take on the persona of a bookkeeper, HR, and other important roles for your business. You can add “IT decision maker” to that list, as 95% of small businesses in the US utilize some kind of computing to keep the business running smoothly.

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Transform your File Management to Save Money, Do More, and Be More Secure

A good business creates a lot of beneficial relationships. This means contracts and other data that need to be shared and filed away. While this seems like a straightforward issue, technology is available today that any business can take advantage of that can reduce their filing costs and make their file sharing more efficient. Let’s take a look at this technology today.

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Tip of the Week: Fix Cybersecurity Sprawl to Improve Security Overall

Cybersecurity is necessary for businesses to function, but when it turns to overreaching and overinvestment—a concept called cybersecurity sprawl—it becomes a problem. Today, we want to highlight some of the many challenges that can come about from cybersecurity sprawl, as well as how you can avoid it.

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Are You Sure That’s Being Backed Up?

Data backup is a crucial part of any business operation, but many employees within an organization might not necessarily know or understand how data backup actually works, or even what gets backed up during the process. Today, we want to demystify how data backup typically works and why it’s important to know what gets backed up, and when.

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Using Hosted Services Can Save You a Buck or Two

The cloud helps businesses of all industries be more efficient with their operations, including on the financial side. Today, we want to explore three major ways your business can save money by switching to the cloud and making it a central component of its operational structure.

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Ticketmaster Got Hacked, and It’s One of the Biggest We’ve Ever Seen

You’ve more likely than not purchased a ticket through Ticketmaster at some point in your lifetime, so you might be interested to find out that Live Nation Entertainment—Ticketmaster’s parent company—has had to file an 8-K with the Security and Exchange Commission to admit that 1.3 terabytes of data had been hacked. The result is that more than 560 million customers’ personal information was stolen from company servers.

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Don’t Let the Summer Heat Ruin Your Technology

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, not tech-related stress. To ensure your devices are safe from cybersecurity threats and weather-related issues, we’ve compiled some essential tips.

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Key Considerations for Your Asset Management Security

Asset management security has become a critical concern for businesses. It's not just about protecting physical assets anymore. More assets than ever need to be safeguarded, but securing these assets is not straightforward. It involves a complex interplay of strategies, from attack surface management to cybersecurity compliance.

Let's explore some key considerations when securing your asset management processes.

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Your Business Should Utilize the 3-2-1 Rule for Disaster Recovery

You’ve likely seen many blogs on our feed about data backup and disaster recovery, and that is because it’s an incredibly important solution for businesses of all kinds. Today, we want to look at the 3-2-1 rule and how it can help your business preserve its important assets in the event of a disaster.

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How to Encourage Data Privacy Habits in Your Team Members

In today's digital landscape, data breaches and privacy concerns are more prevalent than ever. Your team needs to protect important information by following data privacy practices, which also helps boost your company's reputation. It needs to be a part of your company culture.

Here are effective strategies to encourage a culture of data security within your team.

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Your Network is Under Siege and Your Data is the Target

Data is pivotal in modern business operations, highly coveted by various parties. In today’s blog, we explore how everyone online seems eager to get their hands on your data.

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How Improved Internet Speeds Affect Businesses

Internet speeds have significantly increased over the past few years, driven by the growing demand for online activities. This acceleration offers numerous advantages for businesses across various sectors. Here are five key benefits that businesses can leverage with faster Internet speeds.

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VoIP is the MVP of Business Communications

Businesses rely on their communications infrastructures to function. If your communications infrastructure is not working as intended, it’s felt across the organization, as it’s often a department-wide solution. One way you can make your communications infrastructure more streamlined without a load of extra costs is with VoIP, or Voice over IP. The right system will help you get more out of your telephone systems to improve communications for the entire business.

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Multi-factor Authentication is a Critical Part of Modern Business Insurance

Nowadays, businesses are taking cybersecurity much more seriously. Many insurers require businesses to adhere to specific cybersecurity standards before offering coverage. A key requirement is the implementation of multi-factor authentication (MFA).

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Why We Tend to Recommend Cloud Services as IT Professionals

The cloud has made quite a splash, even in our everyday lives. Think about it: how else would all those streaming services work, if it wasn’t for the cloud? Entertainment at our fingertips aside, we’re big fans of cloud services for business purposes, and there are a few very good reasons for that.

Six, to be specific.

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With Password Managers, You Only Have to Remember One Password

Password management is always a sticking point for businesses (and even individuals), but it doesn’t have to be as hard as you make it. With the increased risk of cybersecurity attacks and advanced threats, you cannot rely on one singular password as you may have once done. Instead, you need complex passwords housed in a password manager that makes remembering your passwords significantly easier.

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