Fresh Tech — March 2021

Welcome to the launch of our new monthly series -- Fresh Tech -- a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech.  Women’s History Month  [caption id="attachment_10826" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dorothea Lange in 1936 holding a Graflex 4×5 camera atop a Ford Model 40 in California, photographed by her assistant Rondal Partridge.[/caption]…

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How does a cloud migration work?

How does a cloud migration work? You've heard the phrase "cloud migration" before, but what does it mean and how does it work? Essentially, a migration to the cloud involves safely moving your data from your company's internal servers to the cloud. The cloud consists of a vast network of servers located in highly secure data centers around the world.…

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Remote work series: laptop provisioning, management, and safety

In the midst of a hard pivot to a remote work model, it's easy to become lax in the management of company devices--especially laptop provisioning management. In fact, whether you're shipping out laptops to a slew of new hires or you're converting to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model, your IT team is bound to have their hands full. While COVID-19 has…

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Mega-list of Bay Area startup resources

Mega-list of Bay Area startup resources Newly edited in 2021: Whether you’re a newbie entrepreneur or a seasoned veteran of the startup scene, here are 40+ Bay Area startup resources to help you launch and grow your dream business. San Francisco office and coworking spaces If you’re not ready to sign a lease for your own location, you could head…

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How to Encrypt Your Mac With FileVault

What is FileVault? FileVault is a data encryption software that is included in all Apple computers (OS X 10.7 or higher). When FileVault is enabled, all the data on the computer is locked until a password is entered, meaning all data is safe from unauthorized users. Why Use FileVault? Enabling FileVault is a good protective measure to have in place,…

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Error When Sharing Outlook Calendar

Error When Sharing Outlook Calendar Some of our clients have reported a permissions error message when adding a shared calendar in Outlook 2011. When attempting to add the shared calendar, they receive the following message: “Outlook cannot open the folder. You do not have permission to open this folder. Contact <Calendar owner’s name> for permission.”   The fix for this is as…

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Honing Your Focus in an Age of Attention Deficits

Honing your focus in an age of constant contact (and constant interruption) is challenging business. Gloria Mark, a Professor in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine has found that the average worker switches activities (due to external distractions or self-interruption) every three minutes. Even more concerning, she found that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds for…

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Attention Writers: Upcoming Social Media Management Class

Writer or Artist? Confused by Social Media? You've heard the success stories of new entrepreneurs building a massive following on social media. In fact, the potential for one person to reach many has never been greater. And yet, you don't know where to begin when it comes to managing your message and interacting with potential customers across multiple channels. Blog? Tweet?…

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