Ashton Decomplexifies IT so you can focus on your business
Ashton Decomplexifies IT so you can focus on your business
June 2, 2021
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Microsoft 365 has transformed the way many organizations work by enhancing workflows, collaboration, and efficiency. But like other cloud-based solutions, this line of subscription services is not immune to security risks. As a matter of fact, email is the number one source for ransomware attacks. Here’s what your business can do to address the challenges and secure your network.


Businesses typically use SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint sites to store sensitive information like personally identifiable data. 

Safeguard Your Social Media Accounts From Hackers

Social media phishing attacks are on the rise, with Facebook being one of the most commonly impersonated brands. Hackers are now employing more sophisticated tactics to steal personal data from social media users. To keep your data safe from them, heed our reminders and tips to strengthen your privacy settings and keep bad actors away.


Always lock all your devices as soon as you stop using them. This way, you are safe from the simplest hack of all: someone opening a social media site on your browser while you’re still signed in.

Did You Know?

Global insurance provider AXA, based in France, has decided that they will no longer reimburse French companies for ransomware payments made to cybercriminals. Read more about AXA’s decision.

Ashton strongly recommends a good cyber policy and, of course, proper security measures.

Observations from the Banks of the Technology River
Tom Evans; Ashton Engineer Emeritus

What do the words ‘avoidance’, ‘management’, ‘assessment’, and ‘taker’ have in common? They are often paired with the word risk. We all face risks every day, and our risk management will vary by activity. Hopefully, if we are driving, we pay attention to our surroundings and obey traffic laws. If we cross the street, we look both ways. This helps to manage risks for ourselves and others.
How much of a risk-taker are you? Do you skydive? Then you are more of a risk-taker than I am. We all have different levels of risk we are willing to take and tolerate. What is problematic is uninformed risk-taking.

4 Ways to Boost Staff Efficiency

Technology enables businesses to work remotely, collaborate more efficiently, and manage their time more effectively. But to achieve these benefits, you need to implement technologies that align with your business’s needs. Here are some things to consider.


To increase teamwork and productivity, set up instant messaging software such as Slack or Microsoft Teams. These platforms allow employees to communicate in real time instead of communicating through asynchronous methods like email.

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