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What is OneDrive?

While using your computer you may have seen something called OneDrive and not sure what it is or what it does and just ignored it. I get it...
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What is a Tech Support Scam?

Keith Haskin
July 20, 2021
One thing that has been happening a lot these days is the massive increase in tech support scams. By knowing what they are and how to deal with them, you can be better prepared in case you are ever in that situation.

Should I Get The Extended Warranty?

Keith Haskin
July 14, 2021
When purchasing some new electronics, should you get that extended warranty?

Stop Throwing Away Your Money!

Greg Fyn
July 13, 2021
If your business depends on the Internet to operate, it doesn’t take long for the $50 bills to disappear from your bank account.

The Best Free Screenshot Tool for Windows

Tanner Lytle
July 12, 2021
A tool that I found that has revolutionized how we here at Honorbound IT do this free, open source, and incredibly easy to learn.

Turning It Off And On Again

Greg Fyn
July 8, 2021
Powering on and off fixes most of the random glitches most people have with almost all electronics. It’s a relatively easy thing to restart a computer or printer. Still, most people resetting things like routers and switches in a network closet might make them uncomfortable.

3 Signs That You Need a New Computer

Keith Haskin
July 7, 2021
If you use your computer regularly, whether if it is for work or personal use, you want to be confident in the systems you rely on.

Easier Project & Company Task Management using Microsoft Planner

Tanner Lytle
July 1, 2021
Microsoft Planner is a great solution for that business owner, project manager, or someone within a company who has needs to keep multiple people organized...

3 Ways to Sign into Your Windows 10 Computer

Keith Haskin
June 30, 2021
Windows computers now have multiple options to choose from for logging into your computer. Learn 3 different ways on how you can sign in.

De-Tangling Webs of Wires

Greg Fyn
June 28, 2021
Some of us get excited about the appearance of well-laid-out cables in a data center in the IT world. We have a name for it...

What is the Best Free Antivirus for Windows 10?

Keith Haskin
June 22, 2021
While there are several free antivirus programs available, how do you know which one is right for you?

How to Setup Microsoft To-Do to Get Things Done

Tanner Lytle
June 21, 2021
Give you work day more structure using Microsoft To-Do!

What is the Focused Inbox in Outlook?

Keith Haskin
June 16, 2021
Some people get a lot of email. A LOT. On top of regular email there is also junk mail, spam and other unnecessary notifications that can be distracting. How can you figure out what emails are worthy of your time and which ones are just filling your inbox with garbage? Or better yet what if there was a way to separate your email and focus on the ones that are important?

How do I Setup My New Computer? Local Account vs. Microsoft Account

Keith Haskin
June 10, 2021
When you get a new computer fresh out of the box you will need to go through the steps to get it setup. Setting up your new computer is a straightforward process.

Ransomware Attacks are on the Rise

Greg Fyn
June 9, 2021
Companies big and small are getting bilked out of millions of dollars every day. The good news is that most of the threats are preventable. However, it takes a bit of planning, investment, and old-fashioned elbow grease to put protections in place.

6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Customer Data

Greg Fyn
January 13, 2021
As cyber-attacks continue to make headlines, hackers are exposing or selling customer data files in record numbers. But just like with any threat, there are actions you can take to minimize risk and ensure your business retains a positive reputation among customers.

6 Never Dos for Your Work Computer

Tanner Lytle
October 9, 2020
Nobody likes to be told what they can’t do. Still, there are certain never dos that you should keep in mind when it comes to your work computer. This article captures the top six things you should avoid doing on your work computer.

Do More with Microsoft Forms

Tanner Lytle
October 9, 2020
There are millions of Microsoft 365 users globally. Businesses rely on the software to power email, drive productivity, and connect to colleagues. Forms is another great tool for users of Microsoft 365.

How Microsoft Intune Can Benefit Your Business

Greg Fyn
October 9, 2020
The use of mobile devices is becoming standard in business. Smartphones and tablets have taken their place as tools your employees want to use. Whether for communication or collaboration, expect people to have mobile devices at hand. To make this work, your business needs mobile device management, that’s where Microsoft Intune can help.

Why You Need Both Software and Hardware Firewalls

Tanner Lytle
September 15, 2020
A firewall sounds like a pretty intense thing – unless you’re an action-movie stuntman. Yet when it comes to internet security, you may not have as much firewall protection as you need.

6 Reasons to Replace Your ISP Email

Keith Haskin
September 15, 2020
When you sign up for an internet service, the provider will hook you up with an email address, too. Your internet service provider (ISP) wants to keep you connected to them. But this convenient email address isn’t always the best long-term solution for you.

Hey You, Get Off the Public Cloud

Greg Fyn
September 15, 2020
The Rolling Stones sang, “Hey you, get off my cloud,” yet businesses might want to think instead about leaving the public cloud. Weigh these possible public cloud concerns against the advantages of alternate cloud solutions.

Getting the Most out of Microsoft 365 – Book it!

Tanner Lytle
September 15, 2020
Accountants, dog groomers, and physiotherapists didn’t get into business to manage bookings. You want to be working on the thing you enjoy doing, not fussing with phone calls and emails, trying to schedule times for clients to come in. That’s where Microsoft 365 Bookings comes in handy.

What Is SharePoint, and Why Use it?

Tanner Lytle
September 15, 2020
Mobile, remote workforces still need tools to share and collaborate with one another. Business teams want to work together and get the job done efficiently. Microsoft SharePoint helps make that happen.

What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?

Tanner Lytle
August 10, 2020
Software as a service (SaaS) allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the Internet. Common examples are email, calendaring, and office tools (such as Microsoft Office 365).

What is Platform as a Service (PaaS)?

Tanner Lytle
August 10, 2020
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. You purchase the resources you need from a cloud service provider on a pay-as-you-go basis and access them over a secure Internet connection.

What is Serverless Computing?

Tanner Lytle
August 10, 2020
In understanding the definition of serverless computing, it’s important to note that servers are still running the code. The serverless name comes from the fact that the tasks associated with infrastructure provisioning and management are invisible to the developer. This approach enables developers to increase their focus on the business logic and deliver more value to the core of the business. Serverless computing helps teams increase their productivity and bring products to market faster, and it allows organizations to better optimize resources and stay focused on innovation.

How to Avoid Online Job Search Scams

Tanner Lytle
August 3, 2020
Cybercrooks are disturbing people. Consider job-search scams. With the world economy reeling, bad actors are capitalizing on people’s desperation. They’re targeting those looking for work. There are steps you can take to filter out illegitimate opportunities.

Protect Your Home from Technology Fire Risk

Keith Haskin
August 3, 2020
You love your technology and probably have a lot of it at home. You might not think of computers, smartphones, printers, or routers as a fire risk, but they can do real damage.

4 Advantages of Consolidating Your Tech

Tanner Lytle
August 3, 2020
Technology is the lifeblood of business today, and you likely have a lot of it. But you may have accumulated software and hardware as you grew. Now, you have a hodgepodge of technologies never designed to work together. Consolidation can help.

Invest Now in Your Top Tech Priorities

Tanner Lytle
August 3, 2020
The global economy is in a slump. But believe it or not, now could be a good time to invest in technology priorities.

Recovery Test Your Data Backups

Tanner Lytle
August 3, 2020
Most businesses are aware of the need for data backup. Without it they risk losing important files in the event of a hard drive failure or cyberattack. Yet having a backup in place isn’t enough: it’s important also to test that backup. Ensure that you are able to restore that essential data when you need it.

What to Do about Slow Internet in the Home Office

Keith Haskin
August 3, 2020
A few months ago we thought working from home would be temporary: a couple of weeks of remote work was going to help corral this coronavirus thing, and we’d get back to usual. Now we know better, and the things we could put up with in the short term loom as bigger challenges. Poor internet connectivity is one of those.

What is the Best Way to Backup?

Keith Haskin
July 9, 2020
“That will never happen to me.” We get through our lives telling ourselves the worst won’t happen to us. It’s the same with business: “We won’t need this data backup.” Yet, whatever your industry, secure, reliable backup ensures business as usual. So, what’s the best way to backup? Here’s help.

Why Your Small Business Needs VoIP

Keith Haskin
July 9, 2020
Why would a small business need VoIP? Not just another acronym to learn, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offers many advantages for small business. Especially SMBs that want to run with the enterprise-sized companies.

Internet Lingo 101: Cheat Sheet For Beginners

Keith Haskin
July 9, 2020
If you’ve ever had a sudden computer problem, you know it can be very stressful. So much of our day-to-day life requires having access to a working computer.Homework, budgeting, bills, even browsing dinner recipes all have a degree of urgency that mean dealing with a broken computer isn’t comfortable for long. Your computer technician offers two options: remote repair or bring it in. Which is the best choice for you?

Are You Protecting The Right Data?

Tanner Lytle
June 22, 2020
All businesses want to back up everything...

What Could Happen Without a Plan

Tanner Lytle
June 22, 2020
reasons you need BDR and should stop tuning out potential disasters

Should’ve Seen It Coming…

Tanner Lytle
June 22, 2020
All businesses should have a BDR or disaster plan in place...

Keep Up to Date by Outsourcing

Tanner Lytle
March 27, 2020
Updating your business software is one of your best protections against cyber-attack, but actually going through and running the updates is a task that often gets overlooked. Either they take too long, they pop up at inconvenient times, or you simply don’t know when an update is available. Do you have a plan in place to ensure all your tech is up-to-date, or are you flying by the seat of your pants?

The Advantages of Ad Blocking

Keith Haskin
March 27, 2020
Unless you’re in the advertising business, you probably try to avoid ads. You pay extra to stream ad-free content online. You leave the room if you are actually watching live TV shows with ads. You filter spam out of your inbox. You immediately click out of ads on the Web pages you visit. But are you actively blocking online ads? You should be. They are more than an annoyance. They could be a security risk.

5 Best Practices for Buying Technology for Employees

Tanner Lytle
March 27, 2020
Buying technology for personal use can be exciting once you get past the price tag. Yet there are many factors to consider when investing in technology for employee use.

6 Quick Security Tips To Keep Your Business Safe

Greg Fyn
March 27, 2020
Every employee shares one inescapable flaw that is putting your business at risk. They’re human.

Why You Should Never Use A Free Email Address For Your Business

Tanner Lytle
March 27, 2020
The message is clear: email is king. Many clients and customers choose to communicate primarily by email and as you know, it gives a fantastic ROI in your marketing strategy…unless you’re using a free email like Hotmail, Gmail, or even your internet provider. If that’s the case, you’re losing business each and every day.

Four Simple Steps To A Modern Paperless Office

Greg Fyn
March 27, 2020
So your desk is buried in paper, your shelves are overcrowded with stacks of documents, and you’ve carved out just enough space for your keyboard, mouse and coffee? It’s time to go paperless, not just for your own sanity, but to streamline the entire business. It’s the one move that saves time and space while gaining flexibility for your mobile workforce. When you’re ready to adopt paperless processes, consider these 4 steps...

5 Undeniable Reasons Your Business Is Ready For a Professional Network

Greg Fyn
March 27, 2020
Way to go! Your business has grown at lightning speeds and you’ve been adding new workers and computers along the way. Now that you’re sure everything is on track to succeed, it’s time to level up your network to a robust, scalable setup.Why? Here are the top 5 reasons to call in the networking professionals today...

Feeling the Budget Pinch? Here’s How Managed IT Can Help Save Your Business

Tanner Lytle
March 27, 2020
When it comes to running a modern business, technology is always a growing line item in the budget. Costs seem to creep up every quarter, along with a new learning curve for simply keeping everything running along smoothly. It’s no wonder then that budget restrictions for tech were recently found to be a universal concern for small/medium business.

3 Tech Tips to Make You a Better Business Owner

Greg Fyn
March 27, 2020
There’s no doubt about it, business can be tough! You’re juggling employees, customers, suppliers, stakeholders…the list is endless. You’re also operating in a competitive, high-tech economy that keeps trying to speed ahead without you. It’s no wonder you’re craving ways to get ahead of the competition, cut costs, boost productivity and dreaming of a vacation. Here are 3 tech tips that will make your life easier – and maybe get you closer to that ‘World’s Best Boss’ mug.

Most Businesses Won’t Survive a Disaster. Could Yours?

Tanner Lytle
March 27, 2020
With the crazy weather we’re seeing, natural disasters on the rise and cyber terrorism echoing for years, it’s not a case of ‘if’ a disaster will strike your business, but ‘when’. Surprisingly, it’s not the scope and scale of the event that influences how deeply your business is impacted, it’s your business continuity plan.

How to Stop Your Business Becoming a Victim of Social Engineering

Keith Haskin
March 27, 2020
You can have top-notch security in place but there is still one danger: social engineering. It’s the old kid on the block, but most of us have never heard of it. Perhaps the more familiar term is ‘con’: the art of manipulating people to take certain actions or divulge private information. Social engineers are a special type of hacker who skip the hassle of writing code and go straight for the weakest link in your security defenses – your employees.