Don’t Lose Your Files, Save Them Properly

Remember paperback books? Remember how you’d put it down somewhere, then have the hardest time remembering where you put it? Keeping track of stuff is tricky but keeping track of documents and files you’ve saved on your computer can often feel even more confusing. Recently, with the advent of cloud synced storage, yet another layer …

Personalized IT for Your Business: Know your Techie

The importance of a well-functioning IT infrastructure is critical to the health of any business.  These days it is impossible to imagine a successful business that does not rely on technology to keep it functioning.  Reliability is a must to keep any business efficient and competitive. Your business has likely contracted with an IT support …

Do You Remember the Time? Risks and Protections for Business Data Storage

Throughout history, the way we humans have stored memories has been fraught with unreliability. Before the written word, memories were passed down through stories, and each person retelling the story added their own flare, sometimes radically changing the substance of the story, until the line ran out and the stories were forgotten. Once scrolls, books …

Managing Employees Remotely: The Importance of Updates

Back at the beginning of last year with the pandemic closing most in-person businesses, a wide variety of businesses started letting their employees work from home — all at the same time, with virtually no preparation or planning. Now, nearly a year later, it is clear that work-from-home is likely going to be a part of …

How Many IT Companies Does it Take?

You all have heard the old joke, told in numerous permutations, starting with the simple task of screwing in a lightbulb. If you’ve been following business and government news over the weekend, you probably heard about the security breach at SolarWinds, an IT company that services clients from Government Agencies to Fortune 500 companies. I …

The Human Element of IT Security

Firewalls. Backups. Anti-Virus. Device Management. There are many tools in the IT professional’s toolbox for protecting technology from the threats of the internet. Unfortunately, even the most protected devices are only as secure as the humans that use them. No amount of software is going to prevent a user from clicking on a link in …

Technical Support for COVID-impacted Businesses – Funds Available!

Vermont Panurgy has been selected as an Approved Vendor in the Restart Vermont Technical Assistance (#ReVTA) program! Vermont Panurgy is able to offer services for Technology & Software Assistance (including, but not limited to: remote work setups; system design; installation; support of computers, network infrastructure and equipment, network security; 24×7 monitoring; remediation, anti-virus protections; and …

Office 365 and Backups, DON’T Lose Your Data!

Microsoft 365 is a great platform for connecting a team across wide distances. However, Microsoft only commits to providing you access to your data, they do not provide guarantees that it is backed up. What if you accidentally delete a file from OneDrive? What if an employee quits and you lose access to their Outlook …

For those using Office 365 or are considering implementing Office 365 email, please read the following:

There are known attacks against Office 365 that can compromise associated email accounts. Basically, hackers take over someone else’s email account through Office 365.  Hackers may send out spam to directly to attack an individual or company. Another common attack is to contact a company’s customers while impersonating high-level employees to get the customer to …