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Michael LaFond

Michael LaFond
Michael manages our Service Desk Team and our key business systems. His attention to detail and genuine concern for others are what make him the right man for the job. Michael lives in Hays, KS with his wife, son and daughter. Michael enjoys creating new things, cooking, reading, playing basketball, watching the Chiefs and listening to almost any kind of music.

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WannaCry Ransomware: What is it? What can I do?

May 16, 2017 10:55:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Security, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Best Practices, Managed Services, Network, News & Events

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The WannaCry ransomware outbreak made big news this past weekend - it is said to have affected thousands of computers in more than 150 countries. It is important to understand what this outbreak is and ways you can prevent outbreaks such as these from having a catastrophic impact on your own network.
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3 Vital Technologies for Remote Workers

Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Best Practices, Mobility & BYOD, Strategy & Planning, Business Continuity, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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Remote workers are changing the way that both employees and their employers are viewing their workspace. It’s been proven that businesses can mitigate their overhead costs and increase their employee retention rate by allowing their team to work from home, but without the proper technology, they have no chance of being as productive as they can be if they were in the office.

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3-2-1 Process for Choosing A Backup Solution

Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Managed Services, Cloud, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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When it comes to your business' backup, you have a ton of options, but how much thought have you honestly put into it?

It’s naturally one of the most imperative parts of your entire IT infrastructure, so you want to pay particularly close attention to how you are storing and receiving your data in the event of a disaster. Most companies simply don't have a process for choosing a backup solution. Here is a simple way to figure out the most important aspects of a proper backup system. 

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Why Backing Up to the Cloud Makes the Most Sense

Dec 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Best Practices, Strategy & Planning, Cloud, Business Continuity, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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The cloud is a fantastic addition to the business environment that can aid your organization in achieving great things with your technology, but some professionals still feel that the cloud isn’t as secure as it needs to be, especially in light of the incredible number of threats loose on the Internet. However, contrary to popular belief, the cloud is a very effective way of storing data, particularly for your business’s data backups.

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How to Stop the CryptoLocker Virus From Deleting All Of Your Data

Sep 15, 2016 9:08:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in News & Events, Business Continuity, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Security

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The CryptoLocker virus is a piece of ransomware that began attacking computers via the Internet starting back in 2013 and has grown to become one of the world's fastest spreading and most dangerous types of malware. If your business isn't prepared for CryptoLocker, then your company's data is at serious risk.

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Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Extend Your WiFi Signal

Aug 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in How To, Wireless, Best Practices, Strategy & Planning, Small Business

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Today, having a strong WiFi signal is critical. You need a reliable signal for every part of your home, office, and even outside the building.

Is your wireless signal strong in some areas and spotty in others?

Would your life be immensely easier if your signal extended for just one or two more rooms?

For this week’s tip, here’s how you can extend your WiFi signal.

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Tip of the Week: 7 Ways to Secure Your Smartphone

Jul 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Security, Mobility & BYOD, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Best Practices, Small Business

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Smartphones may have been some of the first Internet-connected mobile devices, but they are still as vulnerable to attack as ever. This is especially true for those who forsake any sort of mobile device security policy. With modern businesses utilizing mobile devices, it’s more important now than ever before to have solid security practices in place.

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What’s New With Microsoft Office 2016?

Oct 12, 2015 5:30:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in News & Events, Strategy & Planning, Small Business

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microsoft-office-2016.pngJust months after releasing their newest operating system, Windows 10, Microsoft is now updating the world’s most popular productivity software. Office 2016 makes several improvements over the Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the other applications that businesses from all over the world rely on to stay productive. The software, which focuses on making productivity and cooperation possible, has gotten a substantial upgrade in collaborative features.

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4 Ways to Troubleshoot Network Performance Issues

Sep 4, 2015 5:30:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Best Practices, Managed Services, Strategy & Planning, How To

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Are you experiencing performance issues with your computer network?

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Windows 10 Is Here - Everything Your Business Needs to Know

Jul 31, 2015 5:30:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in News & Events, Strategy & Planning, Small Business

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Microsoft’s latest PC operating system arrived with fanfare yesterday, and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews so far, but is it ready for your business? Let’s take it for a spin and find out.

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