Articles tagged with: End Users

Phishing emails on the rise

Over the past few months, we have seen an increase in the number of phishing emails being sent out. Unfortunately, this is a trend that will continue. While the email administrators are working hard to filter out these emails, it is virtually impossible to block all of them from being delivered. Because of this, it [ Read More ]

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Tips for purchasing a new computer

Christmas is quickly approaching and it seems that every day there are new and better sales. This is why this time of year is perfect for purchasing a new computer. If you have made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and are still looking for a computer or if you have purchased one and [ Read More ]

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Adobe Creative Cloud Updates

On 11/10/2017 OSU IT informed us of the new Adobe licensing agreement. This information stated that Adobe licensing on our work computers would expire on November 30th, 2017.   How does this effect you? After the end of this month, our Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat etc.) will cease to function until the Adobe [ Read More ]

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Can OneDrive be used as a Backup Tool?

Can OneDrive be used as a Backup Tool? Sometimes I feel like a broken record talking about backups! But it is so vitally important to safeguard your  data, I feel it is necessary to mention it as often as possible. We talk about using tools like CrashPlan and external hard drives, but with budgets the [ Read More ]

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Social Media Platforms

Social media is a great way to reach out and communicate with your clientele. However, when you look at all of the different kinds and types of social media platforms, it can be very difficult to figure out which one to use. One of the easiest ways to decide is to look at each of [ Read More ]

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Purchasing a Computer for the New School Year

As the summer is winding down and the beginning of a school year is rapidly approaching, we are receiving a lot of questions about purchasing new computers. For 4H Roundup, I put together a presentation, which covered what to look for in a new computer, and I thought it might be useful to share some [ Read More ]

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Ensure your data is fireproof with CrashPlan

A couple weeks ago a fire was intentionally set in Ag Hall. Thankfully, someone saw it and quickly put it out. There was no major damage other than a destroyed bulletin board, some scorched ceiling tiles, and charred wall paint. This close call brought up a very important question: what in my office would I [ Read More ]

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Changes to the login process for Quicken 2015 Starter Edition

Extension offices in most Oklahoma counties have switched from Quicken 2012 to the newer Quicken 2015 Starter Edition. With this change, you might remember having to create a new Intuit ID to log into the application. There is a change in the authentication system coming that will affect all counties that made the switch. Soon [ Read More ]

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Adobe Connect and Mobility: Q&A

Adobe Connect has become a primary webinar tool for DASNR and Extension personnel at OSU. Adobe Connect is ideal for monthly in-services, remote meetings and small meetings. As travel budgets are lessening, Adobe Connect allows people to attend and participate, regardless of location. All they need is an Internet connection. However, you do not need [ Read More ]

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Making adjustments to work on the go

Over the past several months, I was included in several discussions about making computers more mobile friendly. Needing to work from multiple offices, working from home, or just wanting to access their files all of the time are a few reasons for needing to make some adjustments. These changes can be accomplished fairly easily. There [ Read More ]

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