Julia Chester

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How to remove Office 365 from GoDaddy (+ more tips and tricks)

You've started your business, you've bought your domain and just as you're about to checkout from GoDaddy you get an offer: Office 365 for cheaper than Microsoft even sells it! You click Add to Cart and boom! You're off to the races. And for a while,...

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What You Can Expect From BEMO’s Remote IT Services

Get your questions answered by certified IT experts, no matter where you are in the world.

Until the COVID pandemic began, most IT support companies worked on-premises, in your office, at your desk, on your hardware. Despite our transition to...

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5 signs it's time to break up with your Microsoft Certified Partner

We've all been there: the dreaded "Talk". When you hear your partner ask if you have time for one, what happens? Head-to-toe chills? Does your stomach drop? No matter your reaction, when someone utters those words, you know you're about to update your...

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Welcome, Joseph Candelario, BEMO's Fifth Hire of 2021!

The Marketing Team, which until this fall was a team of one, is growing by leaps and bounds! Come September, we were lucky enough to add Steve Gershik as our VP of Marketing and now we are welcoming our first ever Product and Partner Marketing...

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Welcome Diego Godoy, BEMO's Fourth Hire of 2021

Please join us in welcoming Diego Godoy as our newest BEMO Team member! Diego specializes in Intune and Microsoft 365 Security and will be joining our Implementation Team, led by Christophe Koehl.  He will be joining us from Santiago, Chile! A little...
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Business Continuity Plan Checklist

Business Continuity. It sounds important, doesn't it? It seems like a no-brainer essential and if you agree, you're not wrong. Business Continuity is important, it is a no-brainer essential element to a successful business but...what is it exactly and...

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IT Security Policy: Why You Need One (+How to Create Yours)

What's your company's security policy? How do you classify your data? How do you manage your data? Most importantly: How do you protect your data? If these questions leave you wanting to pull an ostrich and bury your head in the ground, come on up for...

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Should I upgrade to Windows 11? Not yet. Here's why.

 

Windows 11 upgrade

If you’ve been reading the news (where Microsoft is concerned, at least) you’ll know they’ve been pretty amped to share their newest OS (Operating System) Windows 11. The hype campaign for brand new OS has been everywhere but…does it...

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Security Attestation: What is it? Do I need it? + Free template

Do you know where you stand in terms of your security status?*Gulp*If you just cried a little wondering a.) what I'm talking about and b.) if you're in big-time trouble, dry your eyes. We've got you covered. This blog will explain all you need to know...

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Welcome Steve Gershik, BEMO's Third Hire of 2021

After months of preparation, sorting through hundreds of applications, and weeks of interviews, we are happy to announce that Steve Gershik has joined the BEMO team as our first-ever VP of Marketing! As a marketing pro, Steve will use his expertise to...

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How to prevent cybersecurity attacks

Hello Sir/Madam,My name is Joe and I want all of your money. Will you wire it to me?Thanks!JoeAh, if only attacks were that easy to spot. Cybersecurity attacks have come a long way since back in the day when fake princes were asking for exorbitant sums....

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Managed IT Services Near Me: Does Location Matter?

While the last year has taught us that more things than ever can take place virtually (think: school, counseling, events, etc.) some things simply have to be in-person. Ice cream tastings, childcare services, dog walking companies...you get the gist,...

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Benefits of IT Management

Whenever we are making a decision, we want to know: how will this benefit me? Right? Thankfully, in our hyper-connected world, there's information aplenty to help you make those decisions. When it comes to deciding whether the benefits of Managed IT are...

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O365: Improve Microsoft Office Skills

So, your company has made the move and you're living your best Microsoft Office 365 life. Congratulations! From Teams to the Office Suite your workday has gone from sour to sweet. Right? Hopefully! We all know the saying "Give a woman a fish, she'll eat...

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Welcome Lauren MacBlane, BEMO's Second Hire of 2021

Please help us in welcoming to the team Lauren MacBlane! Lauren is our newest BEMO team member and will be joining us as our second Customer Success Manager. She will focus on creating stellar relationships with our customers, helping them create...

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Welcome Sylwia Chmielewska, BEMO's First Hire of 2021

Sylwia is the newest addition to our BEMO team and we couldn't be happier to have her! Joining us as our Head of People, Sylwia will be a stellar addition to our Leadership Team and will spearhead our aggressive recruiting plan, seeking out the best of...

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How to Clear Your Outlook Cache

Note: This blog was last reviewed 2/2022. We do our best to keep all of our blogs up to date to offer you the best, most accurate guidance possible. If you notice otherwise, please drop a comment so we can update the blog. Thank you!

Everyone loves a...

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Customer Interviews, Phase II: A Change Is Gonna Come, 10 Promises for 2020 and Beyond

Earlier this fall, we had our final of 10 customer interviews. It was a process we began in summer of this year and one that was long overdue. With the last interview complete, we dove on in to the data, both qualitative (in-depth interviews) and...

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Welcome Christophe Koehl, BEMO's Seventh Hire of 2020!

Christophe Koehl is our newest addition to the BEMO team! Christophe joins us as an Implementation Engineer. He is an expert in Autopilot and Intune deployment and will be a wonderful addition to our team (a statement we know is true because he has...

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Customer Interviews, Phase I: We Asked, You Answered

When I joined BEMO, six months ago now (!), I was curious about our customers. Working in Marketing, I spent very little time actually interacting with them, yet our blog, our vision, everything we do is meant to revolve around them. You see the...

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Welcome Sakshi Tomar, BEMO's Sixth Hire of 2020!

We are happy to announce that Sakshi Tomar has joined the BEMO team! Sakshi will be our first hire solely dedicated to Technical Support. She will help our customers navigate issues and utilize the full potential of their tools. She will work both with...

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Our 23 Employee Benefits: The Final Outcome

UPDATE, January 2021: When we first published this post last fall, 2020, we mentioned it would be updated as our benefits were update. Now's the time! Check out what's new in the world of BEMO benefits (hint: it's amazing 👏).

We started our BEMO...

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We Ranked The 23 Team Member Benefits As A Company

Earlier this summer, our CEO and CFO asked all of our BEMO employees to participate in a week-long brainstorm. "A week-long brainstorm? About what?" you might wonder. Our employee benefits. So, brainstorm we did. This blog will discuss the next step we...

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Welcome Domonic Lastoria, BEMO's Fifth Hire of 2020!

Domonic is the newest addition to our BEMO team. He will be joining us as our Customer Success Manager in order to build long-term relationships with our current customers and keep them delighted! Domonic will work closely with Brandon, Julia and Josh.

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Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security

Technology is ever-evolving. Every day there are new ways to interact online and with those many points of access, open many doors for security issues. So, how does one stay on top of new tech while simultaneously protecting it? Just as tech is...

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Welcome Carol Bubar, BEMO's Fourth Hire of 2020!

Welcome to BEMO, Carol! Carol Bubar has joined BEMO as our newest team member and we couldn't be happier. Carol works as our Operational Excellence Manager, ensuring that BEMO runs as beautifully as a Swiss watch. Carol will be working closely with the ...

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9 Tips for Meeting with Microsoft Teams

If you’re using Teams and you’re like me, you’re discovering new things about it every day. Microsoft has been a busy bee since the release of Teams and even more so since 2020 became the year of working from home. While there is certainly shiny and new...

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10 Benefits of Microsoft Teams (To Make Life a Whole Lot Better)

A few months ago, upon starting up with BEMO, they upgraded my setup from my  laptop to a new laptop and two monitors. It was an outright command station, if I'd ever seen one. At first I thought “Is this overkill?” but now I couldn’t imagine using...

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Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Plan 1 vs Plan 2

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) protects you by preventing dangerous links and malicious attachments from entering your organization via email and other tools (like SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams). On the rare occasion that Office 365 ATP...

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Welcome Josh Franklin, BEMO's Third Hire of 2020!

Josh is our newest BEMO team member and comes to us by way of Houston, Texas! Josh will join us as a Cloud Solutions Specialist, providing full-scope cloud consultations to our small and midsize businesses as well as to our education, government and...

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Microsoft Authenticator App (MFA the easy way)

I am busy. I have a sneaking suspicion that you are too. However, until recently, I donated precious time, multiple times a day, to getting out my phone and typing in a six-digit code to authenticate my accounts. I get that we need security, but does...

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Spear Phishing vs. Phishing: The Difference And How To Prevent It

As many companies shift their operations online (and their employees shift into their “daytime jammies”) so too must their attention shift to cybersecurity. In our current COVID-19 conundrum many companies are moving strictly online. With these moves,...

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