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Cloud Fax vs. Traditional Fax

Posted by Mark Nash on May 13, 2022 10:29:00 AM

Fax has been a staple in business communication for over half a century. It is a convenient method for the rapid transfer of documents between two locations, even over long distances. While you might not hear people mentioning it as much these days, that certainly does not mean it has lost all relevance. One of the main reasons it continues to be used is due to the adaptations it has gone through to stay relevant and convenient in the digital age, the primary adaptation being the advent of cloud-based faxing.

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Topics: Harmony, Business Continuity, Document Management

Printer Cyber-Security

Posted by Mark Nash on Apr 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Everyone is aware of the threat that hackers pose. In this digital age, it makes sense that criminals are working over the internet to break into private networks and steal data and control. Naturally, hackers tend to target the weakest link in a network to break in; however, what most commonly ends up being that weak link tends to surprise people. Printers are one of the most frequently overlooked parts of a network regarding cyber-security. A common misconception is that printers are not 'smart' like computers, essentially rendering them unhackable. However, that is, well, a misconception! While outside forces scheduling unwanted print jobs may only seem like a minor annoyance, printers can store sensitive data, meaning they can serve as a foothold to break into any other device connected to it. For your network to be protected, your printer has to be protected as well.

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Topics: Harmony, Internet Safety, Cybersecurity, Malware, WiFi, Fax, Printers

Why Are Businesses Transitioning to Cloud Desktops?

Posted by Griffin Ball on Feb 18, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Business has changed how it operates, so we are changing how you can do business.

Not everyone has the time to research the highest spec hardware, let alone the money to spend on the inflated costs nowadays. However, everyone still wants to take advantage of modern hardware's incredible processing power, capacity, and reliability.

Lighthouse IT Solutions is now offering a way to get the best of both worlds! Access a full desktop experience with incredible hardware through just an internet connection via Harmony's Cloud.

Have an old laptop, tablet, phone, or Chromebook? As long as they can open a browser and have an internet connection, they'll work. Access your PC through any browser, allowing any device to be a portal to your desktop. Let us stream your work experience so that you can come back to exactly where you left off, wherever you want, however you want.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Business Continuity, Backups, Cybersecurity, Remote Workforce, Harmony Cloud

The Dangers of Shadow IT

Posted by Mark Nash on Nov 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Most companies leave the IT side of their business to the IT department; however, as things become easier and more accessible , Shadow IT grows. But what is it? Shadow IT is defined as IT systems and devices managed outside of the IT department without their knowledge. Shadow IT is usually performed as a quick fix by a non-IT department to solve a problem that the IT department has not (usually due to time constraints) or cannot. Sometimes, it is an attempt to make things more convenient for the end-user, but it generally becomes a bigger problem as time goes on. While Shadow IT can have benefits and has lead to several innovations, it does not come without its drawbacks.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Managed Service Provider, Internet Safety, NCSAM, Cybersecurity, Malware

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