Reduce Server Storage by Leveraging OneDrive in Office 365

by Steve Heller on July 31, 2014

If you have a personal email account with Microsoft you may have noticed a message from them stating that your personal OneDrive storage associated with that email account has been increased to 15GB. If you are an Office 365 for Business subscriber, personal storage for each employee was increased to 1TB.

The Power of IT Training

by Jake Molko on July 15, 2014

After being in the IT industry for several years, it still amazes me to find that a surprising number of computer users only use a fraction of their technology's or software's capabilities. It's the 80/20 rule: 80% of computer users only use 20% of the features available to them. My hunch is that the ratio may be even more skewed than that. To this day, I'm consantly uncovering features in the software I use that help me do my job just a little more efficiently each time.

Growing your business through referrals - are you asking for it?

By Chad Mohling on June 27, 2014

There is an old saying that goes something like this “The best compliment you can give me is a referral” and in many cases this is true. If your clients are referring their contacts to you, it is a sign that they are happy with the service you provide and are willing to put their reputation on the line by referring you.

Secure IT Equipment Disposal Now Available

By Drew Embury on June 12, 2014

It's easy when running a business to let the minutiae and daily grind of running a business and taking good care of your clients fill entire days or weeks. But, its important to stay in front of the individual client and listen to them about their businesses, what competitive threats they are seeing in their markets, and what they need from their technology to gain a competitive edge and stay productive. At P&L Technology, each management team member has a minimum number of proactive client visits they are required to make each month.

Communication and Collaboration from the Cloud with Microsoft Office 365 for Non-Profits

by Phil Lieber on June 2, 2014

We will deliver a targeted presentation at the 18th Annual Nebraska Not-For-Profit Organizations Conference sponsored by the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants. The June 12 event will be held in Lincoln and The Cornhusker Hotel and will be attended by NeSPCA members and not-for-profit organization representatives from around the state.

Windows Server 2003 - Time to upgrade!

by Jake Molko on May 19, 2014

Remember the big to-do about expring support for Windows XP, and the implications for businesses? Well, Windows Server 2003 will soon be in the same boat.

Microsoft Office 365 Migration Incentives

By Steve Heller on May 5, 2014

I recently spent a day at Microsoft’s Kansas City office learning about the company’s strategy and goals for the upcoming year. Their fiscal ends in June so there is a big push to try and end their year on a high note. Takeaways from the meeting were that Microsoft is really going all in with their cloud solutions and are willing to incentivize companies to make that transition.

Microsoft Brings Office to the iPad

By Matt Lieber on April 15th, 2014

In 2010, Apple successfully launched the first iPad to consumers everywhere, and the number of iPads sold worldwide has reached almost 200 million. What has made the iPad so popular is that everyone seemingly has a use for it. Parents can keep their children entertained with the wide variety of games and apps available. Anyone can video chat with their families and friends across the world. You can be entertained by watching movies or TV shows on the iPad, reading your favorite book, or listening to music. People who want to know what is going on in the world can read the newspaper or catch up on their favorite social media sites. Even educational institutions have seen enormous value in using iPads in the classrooms. Simply put, with the number of applications available via the App Store, the iPad can be a one stop shop for accessing digital content. Because of that, the iPad has been replacing the personal computer in many households.

April Brings Spring and Important Deadlines

By Phil Lieber on April 1, 2014

April is finally here and warm weather is right around the corner! 

April 15th is  “tax day”, a deadline that has many people scrambling at the last minute. Every year some of us are driving downtown to mail our tax return - usually right at midnight. I am amazed each year that I am not the only person who puts off this important responsibility.

The value of a 'Loaner'

By Chad Mohling on March 14, 2014

Can you imagine what it would be like if your mechanic would give you a loaner car to drive around in when the repairs on yours were going to take a little longer than expected, wouldn’t that make life easier?

Critical Update Needed for iPhone and iPad Users

By Drew Embury on February 25th, 2014

There is a critical flaw that was recently discovered in Apple products.  Immediate action is required to maintain security... 

P&L Technology Targets Virus and Malicious Email Issue

By Jake Molko on February 13th, 2014

If you've ever experienced the joys of contracting a virus on your work computer, you undoubtedly understand that it can put you out of work in much the same way as the latest strain of the flu. In some cases, you may need to wait a day (probably more) while a technican "wipes" your computer and performs a fresh install of all of your software. Not only have you lost a good day's worth of work, but you'll have to spend even more time reconfiguring your settings and trying to remember all of those auto-saved passwords in your Internet browser once your computer is healthy again.

Certifications aren't just for the manufacturers

By Steve Heller on January 31, 2014

One of the challenges that service providers have is ensuring their staff is knowledgeable on the technologies in which they standardize.  P&L Technology is no different.  We have vendors that we’ve selected as providing the greatest value to our customers.  It is on us as a company to ensure all of our technical personnel understands and can service the technologies we utilize.

Important Date for Business People!

By Drew Embury on January 16, 2014

April 8th, 2014 is a critical date for business people...

Using Reporting to Optimize Small Business IT Delivery

By Drew Embury on January 2nd, 2014

Using Reporting to optimize small business IT Delivery...