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In late 2013 and early 2014, CMIT Solutions covered 10 tricks, tips, apps, and add-ins for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. But the list of keyboard shortcuts and productivity boosters applicable to the Microsoft Office suite, which includes these two gold standards of word processing and...
When you think of disaster preparedness, what comes to mind first? Boarding up in advance of a hurricane? Hunkering down in the face of a tornado? Cleaning up after a flash flood? Thawing out after a killer blizzard? Depending on what part of the country you live in, natural disasters can mean...
With the 4th of July behind us and the rest of summer’s vacation season still ahead, consider how much your company now relies on mobile devices. Are you and your employees checking and answering emails while out of the office? Tracking orders or accessing critical data via the cloud? Managing...
While all small businesses require solid IT support and smooth-running systems to achieve success, certain industries have bigger needs that require a more integrative relationship with their technology partner. Those in the financial, health care, legal, and other industries have seen their...
Finally, some good news on the cybersecurity front: after almost nine months of CryptoLocker infecting over 200,000 systems and extracting astronomical ransom payments from affected users, the cybercriminal ring responsible for the virus was broken up in early June. The bust, spearheaded by...
Last week, The New York Times gave prominent placement to an article called “The Era of Cloud Computing.” Of all the statistics presented, this one stood out the most: “Industry analysts at IDC figure that if largely cloud-based things like mobile apps, big data, and social media are counted,...
As of June 1st, hurricane season is officially upon us. For those that live far from the East Coast, remember that you’re not out of harm’s way, either — multiple tornados have affected the Midwest so far this spring, while wildfires in California and mudslides in Colorado have also claimed...
The IT security world reeled last week from the revelation that open-source encryption solution TrueCrypt is apparently no longer secure and will no longer be maintained. TrueCrypt was considered the gold standard in free, open-source encryption — NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden even raved...
The PDF, or portable document format, represents the gold standard in document sharing. PDFs come packaged with all text, fonts, and images embedded in the file, which allows them to be displayed independent of applications, operating systems, or hardware. They’re highly compressed files,...
On May 7th, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights rocked the health-care world by handing down $4.8 million in fines to New York and Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) due to a breach of HIPAA regulations dating back to 2010. This represents...

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