• June 13, 2024

    Book Review: The Power to Change

    As the opening speaker of this August’s Global Leadership Summit (GLS), Craig Groeschel shared another encouraging, and challenging message. I decided to order his latest book. When I first started reading it, I thought it would be a ‘repeat’ of books by Darren Hardy and  James Clear, good reminders, but the same. There is some […]

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  • June 06, 2024

    M365 Monitoring

    For about a year now, our programming team had a project on the ‘wish’ list regarding our Managed Microsoft 365 offering. How could we determine a baseline that included backups, MFA setup, and a host of our standard configurations across all our M365 customers? Then with that baseline, write a monitoring tool that would tell […]

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  • May 30, 2024

    Tech Status Quo

    A few definitions: Status Quo: the existing state of affairs regarding social or political issues; the way things are now; an existing state of affairs. The existing order of things; present customs, practices, and power relationships. Oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction; two words or phrases used together […]

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  • April 24, 2024

    The Collaborative Way: Book Review

    This book was recommended to me by a fellow C12 member. Scott has all new hires read this book, and they reference the terminology and structure as they interact with each other. The book is set up as a story; there are the ‘current’ events and ‘three years ago’ to show the original introduction of […]

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  • April 18, 2024

    Accruing Use Tax

    Many contractors purchase materials under a retail sales tax certificate. It’s presented to your suppliers, and the supplier does not charge sales tax. It’s your company’s responsibility to pay the Use Tax on the materials. Great for cash flow, but lots to consider here. This is when I usually hear that quite a bit of […]

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  • April 10, 2024

    File Length & Data Limits

    With more and more clients in SharePoint and OneDrive, we’ve seen a small bump in the number of users calling in with issues. They are having trouble opening files. When we log on and take a look, more often than not, the file length is too long; there is a limit. When we move a […]

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  • April 03, 2024

    First Contact Safety

    At Syscon, we’ve enabled a new feature and we have tested it for YOU! When an email comes in, if the sender is contacting you for the first time, or it’s someone you don’t receive regular correspondence from, the opening line of the body of the email says ‘You don’t often receive email from..’ followed […]

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  • March 28, 2024

    Catherine Wendt named one of the 10 Most Admired Leaders of 2024

      Syscon’s President, Catherine Wendt, has been named one of the 10 Most Admired Leaders of 2024 by Industry Tech Outlook Magazine. Her exemplary leadership has been instrumental in guiding Syscon to unprecedented success within the tech sector. To delve deeper into her achievements and Syscon’s innovative endeavors, we invite you to read more about […]

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  • March 20, 2024

    Some Fun!

    Happy April! Did you know that not all our video sessions end up in our email blasts? Here are some fun outtakes! Hope it brings a smile.

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  • March 20, 2024

    ACH Scam – Team Update

    Recently a client received an email asking that future ACH payments go to a new bank and account. It was a really ’good’ email and in many ways, looked legit; it wasn’t! All the names, spellings, and other details looked just right. When you got to the bottom of the email, the domain name was […]

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