CMIT Solutions’ Most Popular QuickTips of 2014 (Part 1)

2014 is almost a wrap. But before we dive into the promising opportunities of 2015 and relegate the last 12 months to the rearview mirror, let’s revisit the most popular QuickTips topics of 2014. CMIT Solutions wishes everyone a happy, safe, and productive holiday season, hopefully, enjoyed with love and laughter in the company of family and friends. See you in 2015!

1) Major Internet Explorer Security Flaw Revealed by Microsoft. On Saturday, April 26, Microsoft issued a security advisory outlining the first significant security flaw since support for Windows XP ended earlier this month: a remote code execution vulnerability discovered in Internet Explorer…(Read more here and here)

2) Want to Get Your Work Life in Order? Start by Cleaning Up Your Desktop. In the never-ending quest for efficiency and productivity boosters, one simple task too often slips through the cracks: keeping our desktops clean and organized. Beyond the aesthetic value…(Read more here)

3) Heartbleed May Have Compromised Your Sensitive Info—Here’s How to Secure It. The news about Heartbleed, a bug that exposed sensitive user information via a coding error in the commonly used online security protocol OpenSSL, shook the technology world to its core last week…(Read more here)

4) 10 Tips, Tricks, and Add-Ons to Supercharge Your Use of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. 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…(Read more here)

5) Personal Data at Risk if You Don’t Wipe Your Old Mobile Device. Over the last 12 months, the four largest mobile carriers in the U.S.—Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint—have all introduced slick new campaigns allowing users to affordably upgrade…(Read more here and here)

6) 8 Reasons Why You Should Take Disaster Preparedness Seriously. 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…(Read more here and here)

7) How to Identify a Fraudulent Microsoft Support Call—and What to Do if You Receive One. Scammers have been calling computer users claiming to be Microsoft technicians for at least five years. But the pace of the fraudulent phishing attempts hasn’t slowed down, and many…(Read more here)

8) Turning the Death of XP into a Positive for Your Business. On April 8, Microsoft will end virtually all support for its Windows XP operating system. If you’re still using the 13-year-old OS, this means security patches, service packs, and exploit fixes will end…(Read more here and here and here)

9) Critical Lessons Learned from Last Year’s Target Data Breach. In March, the United State Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation issued an analysis of last year’s massive data breach by Target…(Read more here and here and here)

10) 10 Keyboard Shortcuts to Make Your Microsoft Excel Use Faster, Smarter, and Better. In early 2014, CMIT Solutions covered 10 tricks, tips, apps, and add-ins for Microsoft Excel. But the list of keyboard shortcuts and productivity boosters that can help supercharge…(Read more here and here and here)

Looking to finish 2014 and kick off 2015 with a fresh focus on your business’ technology strategy? Call or email CMIT Solutions today!

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