Author: Doug Hazelman

Chief evangelist and senior vice president at CoreView

Microsoft has been biggest beneficiary of the shift to remote work as thousands of businesses adopted its Microsoft 365 platform to support employees. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, organizations scrambled enable employees to work remotely. Fast-forward one year and Microsoft announced that as of March 31, 2021, Teams has 145 million daily active users (DAU). As the digital workplace accelerates and the enterprise shifts towards a hybrid workplace, it is more important than ever before for organizations to optimize their Microsoft 365 environment. IT professionals responsible for managing their organization’s Microsoft 365 environment are critical to helping drive…

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Lighthouse Productions is an events production business based in Wisconsin. Despite being a small business with no major digital assets, the company recently suffered a serious ransomware attack that posed a crippling threat to its operations. The experience highlights how modern ransomware threats impact all businesses, not just those with troves of private customer data or large amounts of cash to lure attackers. Fortunately, this story ends happily. Using data backups, Lighthouse Productions was able to recover most its data without paying a ransom. It achieved this outcome despite not having any full-time IT staff. Here’s how the story played…

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