Cyber Advisors Blog

Ideal Use of Public Cloud

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Sep 25, 2019 3:05:56 PM

Cyber Advisors has the unfair advantage of working with over 600 customers in various levels of IT modernization and transformation. We see many mistakes that are made. The most common mistake we are seeing is emersion into public cloud without the proper assessment of public cloud use.

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Topics: Modernization, IT, Public Cloud, Transformation, Cloud

Exchange 2010 Goes Into Overtime!

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Sep 19, 2019 2:20:52 PM

A small silver lining in the upcoming end of life woes facing companies in 2020. The Microsoft Exchange Team announced on Monday, September 16th that they are extending support for Exchange 2010 from January 14th to October 13th, 2020. This will only be a benefit for customers with Exchange 2010 running on Server 2012/R2. Microsoft is not changing the end of support date for Server 2008/R2.

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Topics: IT, security, Microsoft, Teams, Office365, Collaboration

Are you Ready for Microsoft Teams?

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Sep 9, 2019 2:42:06 PM

Microsoft recently released some very exciting news- Microsoft Teams will be replacing Skype for Business Online and retirement is effective July 31, 2021. New tenants created now in Office 365 will be provisioned to Microsoft Teams and no longer in Skype for Business Online. Our talented engineers live and breathe in the world of Microsoft and technology every single day, and we've had a flood of excitement, along with lots of questions around this announcement… So the big question is, are you ready for Microsoft Teams?

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Topics: IT, security, Microsoft, Teams, Office365, Collaboration

Humans of Cyber- Fishing with Vets

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Sep 6, 2019 11:18:50 AM

Kevin Kelly has been an employee for over 12 years with Cyber Advisors. Specializing in SharePoint Architecture and Design, Kevin has provided clients with collaboration environments to improve business productivity and communication with colleagues. Whether it's a migration from an older version of SharePoint to a newer On-Premises version or SharePoint Online, designing a document library for moving corporate shared drives, planning a mobile business process form application with workflow, or a full-scale corporate Intranet, Kevin and his project team can provide assistance.

 

Outside of his passion for IT, Kevin is an avid walleye fisherman. When not working at Cyber Advisors you may run into Kevin out on Lake Mille Lacs, Lake Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake or Lake of the Woods (Rainy River). You may have even seen Kevin featured on Fox Sports North where he provides video fishing reports for Lindner Media’s Angling Buzz. Follow along with Kevin's walleye fishing adventures on Twitter and Instagram by searching @kkellywalleyes or check out his fishing reports at anglingbuzz.com.

 

This summer, Kevin had to opportunity to volunteer with an organization called Fish with Vets. This is a non-profit dedicated to providing veterans both active and retired, with an opportunity to fish some of the mid-west’s premier fishing destinations. The veterans are paired up with guides who are some of Midwest's best fishermen/women. The main goal of our events is to create life-long memories and friendships for our veterans.

 

Please feel free to visit the Fishing with Vets website at www.fishingwithvets.com to learn more about this incredible organization.

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Topics: IT, Fishing With Vets, Volunteer

Let's Talk Security

Posted by Paul Beasley on Sep 6, 2019 10:58:28 AM

The Russian proverb, ‘Trust, but verify’ was made famous by President Ronald Reagan during the height of the US/Soviet arms race. At the time, this was meant to suggest the need for validation, even when there was trust between parties. This phrase was very appropriate as it allowed the two superpowers to become more friendly, but left room for validation that changes were truly being made. Validation begets trust and the situation improved.

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Topics: IT, security, compliance, verify

What is your Digital Transformation Strategy?

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Sep 6, 2019 10:56:56 AM

In the last few months, my view of technology has changed significantly. The past has been filled with data center strategy discussions and complex cloud conversations.  We all know this is where the world is taking us from the IT Transformation strategy…but, what is your DIGITAL Transformation strategy?  

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Topics: Digital Transformation, digital blind spot, IT, IT Automation, Modernized App/Dev, Digital Mutation