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Lessons Learned in IT

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on June 29, 2017

Few today know who Novell was, but we still benefit from their inventive engineering. What can solution providers, IT professionals, and churches learn from Novell's story?

Tags: Managing IT

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Should Churches Continue to Reimburse Cell Phone Fees?

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on May 31, 2017

Churches reimburse some staff for their cell phone and internet costs. Has the way we communicate changed so much that it's time to reconsider?

Tags: Church Administration, Cloud / Internet / Email, Finance, Mobile Devices

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Don't Become a Cybercrime Victim

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on May 22, 2017

Don't become a victim of cybercrime! These are easy-to-implement strategies and disciplines that you, your staff, and your family can adopt.

Tags: Business Continuity, Church Administration, Cloud / Internet / Email, Data Strategies, Disaster Recovery, IT Security, Managing IT

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What’s Your Backup Plan?

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on March 20, 2017

Many believe IT's highest priority is disaster recovery preparedness; the ability to recover after a major data loss. What's your backup plan?

Tags: Business Continuity, Church Administration, Cloud / Internet / Email, Data Strategies, Disaster Recovery, IT Staffing / Outsourcing, Managing IT

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O365’s Email Solution – Caution!

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on February 22, 2017

Microsoft's O365 has many good features, but we found problems with their hosted email service that it's worth posting an Enter at Your Own Risk sign.

Tags: Cloud / Internet / Email, IT Infrastructure / Networks, IT Security, IT Staffing / Outsourcing, MS Office, Software

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The Facts about FAX

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on January 16, 2017

Fax (short for facsimile) is a tool that sends scans over telephone wires. How is that different than emailing a scanned file? Why do some still insist on sending and receiving faxes rather than scanned attachments via email?

Tags: Church Administration, Cloud / Internet / Email, Hardware, IT Infrastructure / Networks

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Church & Donor Management Software – ChMS

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on November 22, 2016

Solutions from church and donor management software providers keep improving in their ability to help churches and ministries fulfill their mission! Their features to track and communicate with people, their web and mobile device interfaces, and their powerful database tools make this category of software a big help and valuable asset for today's ministries in reaching many with The Gospel and discipling them.

Tags: Church Administration, CMS / ChMS, Data Strategies, Software

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What Churches Should Learn from the Recent DDoS Attack

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on November 01, 2016

The 10-21-2016 DDoS attack was of historic proportions. Those using web-enabled devices needs to know what they can do to minimize their vulnerabilities.

Tags: Business Continuity, Church Administration, Cloud / Internet / Email, IT Infrastructure / Networks, IT Security, Managing IT

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Nick’s Printer Picks & Tips

Written by Nick B. Nicholaou on October 20, 2016

As a team of consultants who work on church and ministry networks nationwide, we have worked with a lot of printers. HP is always the easiest to work with and the most dependable for ongoing quality.

Tags: Church Administration, Hardware, IT Infrastructure / Networks, Managing IT, Mobile Devices

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