End of Life Windows 7

After an extensive run, Microsoft has announced that the beloved Windows 7 operating system will reach the end of its life on January 14th, 2020. This end of life Windows 7 status means that Microsoft will no longer provide technical support to the operating system. Additionally, Microsoft will not be releasing any new updates or

TecFac On-boards Centennial Real Estate

The TecFac Team is pleased to announce the on-boarding of its newest client, Centennial Real Estate. Centennial is leveraging its 50 year heritage in the industry to shape the evolution of American retail by creating superior shopping and entertainment destinations. With 7.3 million square feet and 1,144 retail partners, Centennial is deepening its roots in

Selecting the Best Content Collaboration Platforms for Your Organization

WHY DO YOU NEED CLOUD STORAGE? As companies move forward in this mobile and cloud-first world, where associates store their files is a major obstacle to progressing towards that future.Content Collaboration Platforms (CCP), formally referred to as “Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS)”, are integrated software platforms designed to allow teams to collaboratively create, store,

New Polycom Phones for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is now two years old and the calling roadmap which detailed all the telephony features of Skype for Business to Teams is now complete. Teams already works with most of the headsets, conference phones, and cameras that worked with Skype for Business. However, the one area it lacks in is desk phone hardware.

How Frequently Should You Change Passwords?

We’ve all heard that using the same password across multiple platforms that guard sensitive information is unwise. But even with varied passwords, failing to change them enough can produce security risks. Network security is often a result of many moving parts, including healthy server infrastructure and strong administrative IT monitoring. But some steps to protecting

The Best Microsoft Teams Resources For Your Business

Navigating Microsoft Teams’ features and your deployment of them can be quite a burden. We have compiled all the best Teams resources for getting the most out of Microsoft’s enterprise communication platform. Administrators: For any member of an IT staff tasked with interpeting and implementing Microsoft Teams, this is your bible. Microsoft provides a comprehensive

Microsoft Teams: Transitioning to Intelligent Communications

How Microsoft Teams Turns Instant Messaging and Email Chains into Intelligent Communications Microsoft Teams is the latest iteration of their Unified Communication platform.  We have seen the platform evolve over the years from Office Communicator, to Lync, to Skype for Business, but the core communication features have relatively remained the same.  Unified communications platforms have

The Dangers of Technical Debt

Though you may not be familiar with the term, technical debt is a very serious IT issues afflicting some companies. Technical debt is the liability created when a company allows its technology to fall below the needs of the business and the best practices of the market. What this looks like in action is PCs