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SQL Performance in the Cloud

When using SQL Server, proper setup of the Database, Log Files, Memory and Disk I/O play a key part in the overall SQL Server performance. The same rings true when running SQL Server in the cloud, whether it be Azure, AWS or other. What complicates things is the myriad of choices you have for the underlying virtual infrastructure in the cloud.

Beringer Associates Recognized Among the Top 250 Managed Services Providers In North America

Beringer Associates is very proud to be recognized among the Top 250 IT Managed Services Providers in North America focused on the SMB Market by Computer Reseller News (CRN). CRN publishes the MSP 500 list annually. For 2016 Beringer Associates is featured in the elite group of the MSP Pioneer 250 on that list.

Let’s Talk CRM 2016: Interactive Dashboards

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 has arrived!  Myriad functionality has been packaged with the latest version of the CRM platform, but the most exciting feature for me is Interactive Dashboards.  Originally designed to be an interactive dashboard for customer service in CRM, I believe Microsoft realized the potential of this feature and expanded upon it.

SIP Trunking – The Backup Option for Voice

Most companies make sure they backup their data and computer systems but they overlook the potential to have a good disaster recovery plan in case their phone system goes down.  When phone lines go down how will it impact your business?  With backup SIP Trunks you can also make sure your business communication is safe using redundancy.

HIPAA Assesments Can Save Your Practice

Nothing makes doctors cringe more than someone blurting the acronym HIPPA.  What is HIPPA and why should I care, after all I am a doctor for heaven’s sake!  While that statement is often tossed around in casual conversations among peers, the underlying majority sentiment among the medical community is that it scares all healthcare principals to the bone.  The cost of a single HIPPA violation is astronomical and can literally put a small healthcare practice out of business.

You want how much to do what?

So you’ve heard of Viruses and Phishing attacks, but have you heard of Ransomware? Ransomware is basically a combination of a virus and phishing attack that employs an application to encrypt your data to hold it for ransom. The phishing part of the attack is centered on an email with some type of attachment. An example would be “My Resume for your consideration” with a word document attached. The Word document has macros that will go out to the Internet, download and run an application that will search for and encrypt all of your data files (PDF, Office App files, photos, etc).

Let’s Talk Windows 10

Hello readers, today I would like to share more with you about Windows 10!  Along with the security changes made to the operating system, Microsoft overhauled the user experience.  These alterations included features loved by Windows 7 users as well as the more well received changes with Windows 8.1.  So, without further adieu: let’s talk Windows 10!

Microsoft Surface Pro – Bring me your poor, your tired, huddled PCs…

I got one of these (Pro 1) about 2 years ago and got the Pro 3 just 3 months ago. We are an IT provider so it is important to put on a good show and walk into a meeting flashing a snazzy new tablet around and wowing the crowd. (I suppose…) I liked my Dell laptop and was a bit resistant to this but after about 2 days – this thing rocked! It weighs less, connects to everything, runs all the full-version Windows apps, battery life is easily managed as it has a solid state drive and goes to sleep/wakes like a champ. I can dictate, type, handwrite, snap a pic, mouse, touch, swipe, gesture… The list goes on. Using this with Office 365 and OneDrive is a cinch and now that everything is synced to everywhere and Office Web Apps are free, I have access to everything, everywhere, all the time.