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Happy Independence Day from New Horizons

Happy Independence Day from New Horizons

Typically, July 4th  is a time to celebrate our national independence. We gather with friends and family to have cookouts, pool parties and watch fireworks at night. Like so many other things, Independence Day this year will be different, as America faces increasing pandemic numbers that drive people indoors and away from their loved ones.


Microsoft Azure Employment Outlook

Microsoft Azure Employment Outlook

The business world is moving to the cloud. Cisco estimates that by 2021, 94% of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers, and the current Covid-19 pandemic is only accelerating the change. This blog highlights what organizations are doing to focus on hiring workers who can help build out their online operations on platforms like Azure to keep their business running smoothly.


Microsoft Excel Employment Landscape

Microsoft Excel Employment Landscape

According to Microsoft, 750 million people use its Excel program worldwide, and Satya Nadella has referred to the spreadsheet software as the company’s most important consumer product. In this blog, we take a look at what makes Excel so popular and how it has become a need-to-know skill for employers in every industry.


Federal Hiring Shifts to Focus on Skills, Not Degrees

Federal Hiring Shifts to Focus on Skills, Not Degrees

Today, President Trump issued an executive order directing the federal government to begin prioritizing a worker’s job skills over a college degree. Signed during a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the order signals a shift in policy that the administration hopes will help meet the changing needs of employers. This announcement from the White House comes at a critical time for businesses. With the pandemic disruption continuing for the foreseeable future, employers will need to change their hiring practices to meet the new demands of their organization.


Data Breaches By Malware Is On the Rise

Data Breaches By Malware Is On the Rise

Malware—malicious software— is any code written with the intent of causing harm, and includes a number of malicious programs like viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware. This blog outlines ways Cybercriminals can use malware to steal or delete your data, or to take over control of your system in order to spy on your activity, including recording your passwords and other sensitive information.


Don’t Let Your Organization’s Data Get Taken Hostage by Ransomware

Don’t Let Your Organization’s Data Get Taken Hostage by Ransomware

Ransomware is big business for cyber criminals. It is estimated ransomware costs will reach $20 billion by 2021 (Cybersecurity Ventures). Our blog talks about the best way to prevent ransomware attacks with a comprehensive security program and cybersecurity training.


Password Exploitation – 83% of Americans Are At Risk

Password Exploitation – 83% of Americans Are At Risk

Most of us follow Most people have terrible password security procedures. Do you use the same password for more than one website? Or are you one of the 23 million people who use “123456” as one of their passwords? This blog talks about why the lack of password security best practices can turn a business upside down during a data breach.


What’s New with VMware vSphere 7?

What’s New with VMware vSphere 7?

VMware vSphere 7 is here. Its release marks the most significant enhancements to vSphere in over a decade, bringing network administrators and developers alike a unified cloud platform that is optimized to build, run, and manage modern applications.


How to Make Online Learning Work for You

How to Make Online Learning Work for You

Continuing education will always be essential to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in your field, or to learn new skills that will help you advance your career. The current social distancing guidelines in response to the COVID pandemic have, at least temporarily, put an end to in-person classes. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning; online courses offer the opportunity to continue your education from the comfort of your home. If you are new to virtual classrooms, we’ve put together our tips on how to learn from home successfully.


Microsoft Teams for the remote office

Microsoft Teams for the remote office

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive shift in how we live, work, and communicate. With governments mandating the close of businesses to organizations encouraging staff to work remotely, many workers are struggling to adjust to this new way of doing business. One of the biggest adjustments many are having to make is how to effectively communicate with their peers in a virtual environment. As this health crisis and remote work continue, inter-office collaboration tools will be more essential than ever.


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