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In Memoriam

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It is with the greatest regret that we share news of the passing of our employee and friend Mike Clarke. 

Mike has been a member of the Network Outsource family for many years and a beloved friend and co-worker.  His helpful nature and great intellect made him a natural for his position, a supportive team member and a trusted resource to many of our clients.  It is a great tragedy that someone so young and gifted is gone.

A wake for Mike will be held this Tuesday, June 30th, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Marinello Funeral Home in Coram, NY.  The funeral will take place the following morning, Wednesday, July 1st beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and continuing at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, colleagues and friends.

 

Services

Marinello Funeral Home

493 Middle Country Road
Coram, NY 11727

Phone: 631-732-6969

http://www.marinellofuneralhome.net/14/Map___Directions.html#sthash.dE2NCel4.dpuf

 http://www.marinellofuneralhome.net/

 

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

3442 Route 112

Coram NY, 11727

 http://www.holyroodcemetery.org/holysepulchre.html

 

Network Outsource Named as Top Managed Service Provider

Posted by | Filed under News | Mar 30, 2015 | No Comments

Network Outsource has been named as a Top 100 MSP on Nine Lives Media’s MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). This is the sixth year that Network Outsource has earned a place on the renowned list.

“Being recognized as a top MSP on the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition is both an honor and a testament to the hard work of our employees, who are the core of our success,” said Adam Mahoney, CEO, Network Outsource. “Our team has developed a set of technology solutions that form the foundation for our long lasting and trust-based client relationships.”

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October-December 2013. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

“MSPmentor congratulates Network Outsource on this unique honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a Penton business. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts Network Outsource in rare company.”
MSPs on this year’s global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues $2.61 billion, continuing seven straight years of strong growth. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 700,000 servers, according to Jessica Davis, managing editor, MSPmentor.

Microsoft launches pre-release of Outlook Web App for Android

Posted by | Filed under News | Jun 23, 2014 | No Comments

OWA for Android lets users access email, calendar and contacts from their Android phones, a feature previously available only through a browser.

Microsoft has launched a pre-release of its Outlook Web App (OWA) for Android devices, but it comes with a list of requirements.

The Android app functions much like the browser version of OWA, providing access to email, calendars and contacts housed on a company’s off-premises Exchange server.

For now, Microsoft is limiting OWA for Android availability to a select number of devices. To be eligible to use the app, the device must be running Android 4.4 KitKat and the phone must have a small or normal-sized display, which is defined by Microsoft as having approximately a 5 inch or smaller screen. Android tablets are not supported. A mailbox running the latest version of Office 365 for business is also required. (more…)

9 Requirements of a Strong BYOD Policy

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Out of the quarter of US workers required to use personal devices at work, only 15% have signed a BYOD agreement with their employer.

A recent study by Gartner Security revealed that 59% of employees, who use their personal devices at work, have not signed any formal agreement with their company.

With more than a quarter of US workers using their own technology at work, company information is regularly flowing through unsecured and unregistered devices.

“The threat of cyber attacks on mobile devices is increasing and can result in data loss, security breaches and compliance/regulatory violations,” said Meike Escherich, principal research analyst at Gartner.
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Microsoft Announces it Will No Longer Support Windows XP, Seriously

Posted by | Filed under News | May 15, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

May’s Update Tuesday from Microsoft is the first to not support Windows XP.

This week marked the first Update Tuesday – Microsoft’s designated day to push out monthly OS and security updates to supported devices – that did not cover Windows XP.

Brandon LeBlanc, a spokesperson for Microsoft, reinforced that detail in a blog post on Tuesday.

“With today’s Update Tuesday, if you are still on Windows XP you will not receive any security or non-security updates through Windows Update or Microsoft Update,” LeBlanc wrote. “Because support has ended for Windows XP, we are no longer releasing updates to the general public for Windows XP going forward. If you continue to use Windows XP without support, your computer will still likely work but will become vulnerable to security risks and over time its performance will be affected.” (more…)

The Man Who Sold the Internet

Posted by | Filed under News | May 12, 2014 | Tags: , , | No Comments

Proposed FCC regulations would allow Internet Service Providers to charge Internet companies for preferential treatment and direct access to consumers.

Tech giants joined Internet startups last week to rally against Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in a letter protesting proposed rules that would allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to charge Internet companies for preferential treatment or “fast lane” access to users.

The new regulations, which would prioritize Internet traffic based on financial or technical preference and directly affect what content reaches consumers, ignited a fury amongst “Net-neutrality” advocates, who argue that consumers should have equal access to Internet content.

The letter’s signatories, which include Amazon, Dropbox, Ebay, Facebook, Foursquare, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter and Yahoo, as well as dozens of Internet startups, argue that this undermines the original role of the Internet as an open forum for small startups and large corporations alike. (more…)

Microsoft’s Patch for Internet Explorer on XP is Exception Not the Rule

Posted by | Filed under News, Tips and Tricks | May 5, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

After last week’s highly publicized Internet Explorer security flaw, Microsoft released an emergency update to patch the vulnerability. The update, named MS13-021, offered a fix for versions 6-11 of Internet Explorer on all supported editions of Windows, as well as IE versions 6, 7 and 8 on Windows XP machines.

The decision to offer an update for XP, only three weeks after Microsoft withdrew support of the 13-year-old operating system, came as a surprise, but Microsoft insists this is only a one-time instance, and no future updates will be created for Windows XP.

In a blog post, Adrienne Hall, general manager of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group, addressed the company’s decision to extend support to XP users, emphasizing that this emergency update is unlikely to be repeated. (more…)

How Windows XP End-of-Support Affects You

With only one week to go until Microsoft ends support of Windows XP an estimated 30% of PCs worldwide still operate on the 12-year-old system.

After the April 8 cutoff, there will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. This proves a serious threat to any individual or business running the OS. These machines will be largely unprotected against viruses and cyber-attacks.

“The risk can’t be overstated,” said Thomas Hansen, vice president of small and medium business at Microsoft in an interview with CNN. (more…)

Office for iPad is Finally Here

Microsoft releases Office for iPad

It has taken four years, but Microsoft has finally released a version of its well-known Office software for Apple’s iPad.

Office for iPad is a set of productivity products that operate as three fully functioning standalone iPad applications as well as compliments to their desktop versions. Office for iPad is available in the App Store as three individual apps: Word for iPad, Excel for iPad and PowerPoint for iPad.

The apps are free, however to (more…)

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