pavliks.com Technology Blog

Welcome to the Technology Blog for Business Leaders.  You will find content that makes you think about the present and future technologies that will help your business improve.  Timely and important topics like Cloud Technologies, Data Security, Digital Transformation and Customer Engagement strategies will be presented.  Through this thought provoking and educational content, we hope you discover new ways to embrace technology for your business.

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Digital Transition vs Transformation - The Sequel

Digitally Transforming your Operations requires you to understand, assess and decide what your processes could be and how it could be implemented.  Learn more about the 9 key steps to Digitally Transforming your Internal Operations.

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published January 2019


Office 2013 End of Life Announcement

Microsoft has announced that Office 2013 within Microsoft 365 is nearing End of Life.  Find out what this means for your business.

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published January 2021

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Security Advice to a Friend

I was recently asked by a business owner and friend what he should be thinking about in terms of Data Security.  After outlining the key priorities and vulnerability scenarios, I felt this is great advice for all business owners.  Here are a few key things for securing your network.

Author:  Ian Pavlik

Published December 2020


Working from Home Trends

How is the pandemic affecting businesses and employee expectations?  What can we expect in the next year?

Author:  Steve Vickerage

Published December 2020

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Take Control of your Business Data

The sensitive information you store on your computer network about your Employees and Customers, like SIN Numbers or Credit Card Numbers, is under your care.  Do you have the proper controls and security in place to secure this type data?

Author: Ian Pavlik
Published November 2020


Most Customers Have it Wrong, Transition vs Transformation

A digital transformation of your Customer Experience does not mean redesigning your website to make it look nicer.  Digital transformation is fundamentally different. Is your business transitioning or transforming? Are you missing the mark? 

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published November 2020

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New Features In Teams

The roadmap for Microsoft Teams is very active, and I have chosen a few features  that will make a noticeable difference in teh Users Experience.  Check out my favorites.

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published June 2020


Data Loss Prevention

You have a legal and moral obligation to protect the data you store on your computer system.  Monitoring the flow of sensitive data on your network with Data Loss Prevention from Microsoft.

Author: Ian Pavlik 

Published June 2020

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Will our Workforce be Changed by Corona Virus, forever?

Looking into the future, to a time when we are back to work and things are back to being as normal as we will see them again, how might our workforce change over the long term?

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published May 2020


Knowledge is Power (BI)

How do we get the power back, take control of the situation we are in and make the right decisions? We need to understand what has happened in the past and where are we right now, so we can make an informed and educated guess as to where we are going.

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published May 2020

 

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Handwashing for your Computer?

While you are taking care of your personal health against COVID 19, make sure you are also taking care of your data and computer health of your business.

Author: Kirk Evans

Published May 2020


Office 365 Becoming Microsoft 365

Yes, that’s right, they are changing the name “Office 365” to “Microsoft 365”, as of April 21st. There is nothing for you to do, and, the pricing and features will remain the same with all the packages for now.

Author Steve Vickerage

Published April 2020

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Microsoft Teams vs Zoom, Be Careful!

Are you concerned about the security of your communication tools? Zoom may be OK for personal use but for the security of your business, Teams is the way to go.

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published April 2020


Technology is an Essential Service

If you are a business owner or operator, you are likely relying on technology to keep the wheels of business turning today.  What technology tools are helping our customers enable their staff to work remotely, maintain productivity and manage overall well-being?

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published April 2020

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All About IT - FOR BLOG

It's ALL about IT

Being faced with business closures and work at home protocols, it has quickly become real for businesses, that it’s now ALL about IT and the technology to keep the wheels turning in our country.

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published March 2020


Are you ready for Power BI?

Do you have data that can used for actionable insights?  Uncovering the gems of insight that data can provide is the job of Power BI.  How can Power BI help you get more from your data?

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published March 2020

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Negligence and Cyber INsecurity

A distributed workforce and adoption of cloud solutions means greater potential for data loss and theft. Cyber criminals are using fear and urgency to take advantage of distracted, stressed and worried employees.

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published March 2020


Block your Backup from your Network

Blocking your data backup from your network is a really important aspect to a secure backup solution.  Find out why and how to get it done!

Author: Kirk Evans

Published February 2020

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Take Control of your Company's Email Signature and Brand

Administering a consistent reflection of your brand across all users email signatures can be difficult. Don't burden your staff with managing their own email signatures, take control with a signature solution!

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published February 2020


Saving Money with Office 365

Aside from the many feature, productivity apps, enhanced data security and low maintenance, Office 365 also includes ample cost savings opportunities for your business.

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published January 2020

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Planning for the Dynamics 365 Unified Interface

Are you Ready for the Dynamics 365 Unified Interface?

Have you heard? Your Dynamics 365 system is getting a facelift called Unified Interface, and it's loaded with LOTS of features.  So, what is the Unified Interface?

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published January 2020


Can you Survive the Cyber Attack coming your way?

Whenever there is a new round of Cyber attacks on the news, we hear people asking – “What just happened to xyz company? Can that happen to me?” Come review a few scenarios to determine if this could happen to you.

Author: Kirk Evans

Published January 2020

Protecting your Business from Cyber Attacks

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Benefits of Upgrading to Windows 10

Learn about 9 great benefits you will enjoy when you upgrade from Windows 7

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published November 2019


Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation can take many forms, and you may think it does not apply to you.  If you dismiss the idea, you may be missing a valuable opportunity to leverage technology in your business.

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published May 2019

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Celebrating 50 Years in Business

50 Years in Business

This year pavliks.com turned 50 years old. This milestone has me thinking about how the culture of business has changed over the past 50 years, and how technology has had such a profound impact on business during that same time.

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published April 2019


We want to put our files in the Cloud - What can we do?

Small and Midsize Businesses can now take advantage of cloud services from Microsoft.  Take a dive into the options and benefits for your business.

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published April 2019

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Acceleration of Change

Acceleration of Change

Is change accelerating or are we just getting wowed by shiny new things?

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published March 2019


Read More Fake News

There is a lot of talk these days about Fake News. In other words, reading information that is based on bias perspective or information. If as a business leader, you are not challenging yourself to understand different options or perspectives, then are you making a truly informed decision?

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published November 2018

Read More Fake News

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Antivirus Protection: What to Look For

There are many AV products and solutions out there, so how do you choose a solution for your company?  What are the important factors to consider when choosing an AV solution?

Author: Steve Vickerage

Published November 2018


What is Artificial Intelligence?

Lets take a look at Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and how this applies to your business.

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published October 2018

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For the Business Not Worried About Data Security

I am worried you are not worried enough. The more I talk with Customers, the more I realize how unaware they are of the threats all around them.  What data do you have that might be valuable to someone else?

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published June 2018


Creating a Strong Password

Creating a strong password is critical to ensuring your computer systems and data are protected.  If even one person in your office has a weak password, then your systems have the potential of being compromised.  So what makes a strong password?

Author: Ian Pavlik

Published April 2018

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