Joe Anslinger

Joe Anslinger

Director of Infrastructure

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As an IT Professional with an extensive background in local government, data center operations, consulting and management, Joe brings 25 years of knowledge and experience in delivering IT solutions and services in national and regional technology organizations. His career spans business & solution development, project management, sales, and technical leadership roles which enabled client success through timely accurate solutions, customer service, effective communication, and relationship management. He believes in a lifecycle approach to continually improving processes, systems, solutions and delivery to those he serves.

Joe’s strengths rely upon attention to detail and the ability to address difficult issues effectively by creating win-win solutions.

Recent Articles by Joe

How to Change Your Email Signature in Office 365

how to change your signature office 365

No matter how often you change your email signature in Outlook for Office 365, here is the step by step process. Update your signature on your individual account or as an admin to update disclaimers, company-wide signatures, and more. You can also use a separate signature on your phone with Office 365.

Choosing the Right Office 365 Email Solution

choose the right office 365 email solution

Email solutions have moved away from single-purchase, perpetual-license solutions and toward cloud-based subscriptions. The options available with a cloud-based subscription allow you to tailor an email package that best fits your company’s needs.

Why Office 365 is Better for Small Business

Why Office 365 is Better for Small Business

Cloud services like Office 365 can reduce software investment while giving you the professional technology tools to keep your small business profitable. You’ll get a lot more than just hosted Outlook: you’ll get the entire Office suite.

Planning a Server Room for a Small Business

planning a server room for small business

For many companies, the “nerve center” of their business is the server room. Correctly planning this essential element of infrastructure is critical. Doing it right can benefit your business expenses and the performance of your staff. Doing it wrong can mean unplanned downtime or worse.

How To Prepare for Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 End of Life information

End of Life is a term for the end of support for a hardware or software product and its patches, including security updates and customer service. When Windows XP reached End of Life, it was on 40% of the world’s computers. Today, Windows 7 runs on 70% of business computers. Planning ahead can save you money and headaches.

Calculating the Cost of Downtime

How to calculate the cost of downtime

Whether it is a power outage, loss of internet or phone lines, or something more drastic, if your business shuts down unexpectedly, it is going to cost you money. The goal of DR/BC planning is to know how much it will cost to stay in business and not lose customers. Here are the resources to include when adding up your business continuity cost.

Spectre, Meltdown, and Protecting Your Passwords

Protecting passwords from Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown belong to a category of vulnerabilities called “chip hacks.” These affect the processors of computers, phones, and tablets. Both hacks rely on the manipulation of processor operations in order to retrieve sensitive data. Spectre exploits a design flaw by tricking programs to perform unnecessary actions, potentially exposing confidential data. Meanwhile, Meltdown grabs information from the processor that ordinarily would not be accessible.

Please note that both of these hacks would require an actual malicious attempt by a hacker. Without the manipulation of the processor’s operations, private information, such as passwords, is relatively safe. However, if we’ve learned anything about security flaws, it’s that someone, somewhere, will make an attempt before a patch can be applied. The potential for your passwords to be exposed is real.

IT Budget Planning for 2018

IT budget planning

Not only does a budget help you to look ahead to anticipated income and profit, it allows you to be intentional with your spending over the coming year.
If your organization uses technology, including IT in your budget planning will help you to control costs while keeping your tech up to date.

What Do These Business Phone System Acronyms Mean?

business phone system acronyms definitions

The best phone system is the one that suits your needs and doesn’t make you pay for things you don’t need. Instead of learning definitions and technologies, identify the needs you have for your phone network and let your salesperson do the hard part.

Datto Siris: Business Continuity for Midsize Business

datto siris business continuity for midsize business SMB

Data protection and recovery continues to be an important factor in the viability of businesses of every size. Recently, we announced our partnership with Datto and introduced the Datto Alto, designed for small business. Some businesses, however, may have small staffs but generate an enormous amount of data. How does such a business protect its data without a dedicated in-house IT staff? Datto has a solution for these companies: Datto Siris.

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