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Dave Mihalik, SharePoint Specialist

Dave Mihalik joined DMC Technology Group in August, 2015 to lead the company’s SharePoint practice. Dave has 19 years of experience in the IT industry, with his primary focus being the development of business applications. He has spent the last 9 years delivering these solutions using Microsoft SharePoint. Dave’s SharePoint skills are “end to end”, […]

Using SharePoint Forms to Accelerate Workflow Business Processes

How Do Most Organizations Handle Business Processes? Most often, the answer is to create an electronic form using a spreadsheet and email to send the form to the individuals involved in the process. This system works but does have its drawbacks, including: Delivery of the form relies upon human interaction via email. As the form […]

Microsoft Azure – What you NEED TO KNOW!

Microsoft Azure allows you to quickly deploy infrastructures and services to meet all of your business needs. You can run Windows based applications in 22 Azure datacenter regions, delivered with enterprise grade SLAs. Azure Backup Simple and reliable cloud integrated backup as a service Unified solution to protect data on-premises and in the cloud 99.9% availability guaranteed Reliable offsite […]

Backup and Data Recovery Best Practices

Backup and Data Recovery Backup and Recovery is one of the most critical elements of a sound IT operation. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t place an emphasis on the importance of backups and the ability to recover data. Here are 3 Backup and Recovery best practices that we advise all clients to follow: Audit procedures to ensure that […]

Are You At Risk of a Ransomware Attack?

A few weeks ago, we received a call from a Toledo-area firm that had been infected by malware. A critical file server was taken down and it took them 3 days to recover. Unfortunately, the frequency of cyberattacks has increased exponentially. In recent months, DMC has seen several companies get infected by Ransomware malware such […]

Veeam SureBackup

How reliable are your virtual machine backups? Every day you run your nightly backups and receive a successful message, but have you ever wondered if you can really restore from the backups? You could test your backups on extra equipment you have around the office but this requires a lot of work to setup and […]

4 Things You Aren’t Using Office 365 For – But Should

Most of us started out using Exchange within Office 365.  We’ve only skimmed the surface of the full power of Office 365.  Here are the top 4 applications that you may not be leveraging. Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Protection against malware and unknown viruses (Zero Day attacks). Real time, time-of-click protection against malicious URLs. Customers […]

How reliable are your virtual machine backups?

Every day you run your nightly backups and receive a successful message, but have you ever wondered if you can really restore from the backups? You could test your backups on extra equipment you have around the office but this requires a lot of work to setup, and you have to be very careful not to bring up a […]

Best Practices for Avoiding Malware through Email and Internet Usage

There are several layers of security to help protect against viruses and malware. Firewalls and Antivirus programs help, but even with these security measures in place, computers are still vulnerable. It comes down to you to help keep workstations safe. “If in doubt, do NOT click!” Email: If an email is from an unknown source, […]