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Groups, Yammer, and Teams: What are they?

Microsoft has released a variety of communication tools in Office 365, such as Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams. These apps serve to encourage collaboration across an organization, but users often get overwhelmed. There is a lot of overlap between the features, but each app has a unique purpose in the way it should be […]

Types of hackers targeting businesses

When it comes to cyberattacks, most business owners get hung up on the technical and logistical details, forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are hackers attacking people and organizations? And whom are they targeting? By answering these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of which of your business’s resources need the most protection.

Kansas Treatment Centers Hacked

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Valley Hope Association (VHA), the addiction treatment organization based in Norton Kansas, announced it suffered a data breach in late 2018. An unauthorized individual gained access to an employee’s email account, potentially exposing patient PHI. Valley Hope detected the intrusion quickly and worked to remedy the issue.

Windows® 7 Countdown

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Only 12 months remain before Microsoft cuts off support for Windows® 7 and several editions of Windows® Server operating systems. While fifty-two weeks feels like plenty of time, here are some factors you may not be considering:

Experts predict a shortage of available PCs as companies rush to get on updated platforms before the deadline.

Welcome Joe DeSimone to Umbrella

By Trent Peters, Principal and Chief Technology Officer at Umbrella Managed Systems

A few months ago, Umbrella announced that it is continuing to grow and focus on implementing our ITMS 3.0 program. Part of that development means we need the right resources on the bus.

Ransomware Attack Disrupts U.S. News Media Outlets

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Everyone is at risk…even the news.
What Happened
Over the holiday weekend, news broke that the Tribune News company had been hit by a serious Ransomware attack – impacting the printing of several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and several more.

Employee Spotlight: Arash Kamwand

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Umbrella has continued to grow, bringing on seven new employees over the past few months. With an infusion of new blood, we thought it was a good idea to introduce Arash Kamwand, a member of our Reactive Operations team - and you may have seen him on-site.

Amazing improvements in Office 365

If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you’re in for some souped-up enhancements. Most involve artificial intelligence (AI) making sense of your data for you, so you spend less time and effort manually processing it. Here are a few of the latest enhancements that’ll give you more time for value-added tasks (and for coffee breaks and […]