Azure Active Directory vs. Active Directory

Azure Active Directory

It would be easy to assume that “Active Directory” is just a shorter way of saying “Azure Active Directory.” Makes sense, right? Unfortunately, it’s nowhere near that simple. These are two distinct technologies that can affect your business in profound ways, so it’s important to understand how they’re similar, how they differ and how they […]

Google Workspace vs. Office365

Office365 vs. Google Workspace

Google Workspace vs. Office365: Which Productivity Suite Is Best for Your Business?   In the not-too-distant past, Microsoft Office dominated the business world. By the mid-2000s, solutions like Word, Excel and Outlook were the default productivity applications in nearly every industry.   Then, in 2006, Google introduced its own word processing and spreadsheet applications. These […]

Security Planning for Small Accounting and Tax Firms

IT Security for your Tax Data

The Internal Revenue Service recently released a simplified version of the Written Information Security Plan (WISP) designed to help tax and accounting professionals develop plans to protect critical business data and information. All businesses that offer accounting or tax preparation services are required to have a WISP document in place. Consequently, the IRS, state tax […] Snail Mail Shady Marketing… semi-scam

In the mail today, we received a letter from  So, technically this is not legally a scam because of some clever wording in the letter, but it is for all intents and purposes… a scam.  Here’s how it works, it’s actually a clever and aggressive marketing tactic. Illustration 1: If you look in the […]

Dropbox vs. Egnyte

dropbox logo on laptop

Dropbox and Egnyte are both popular cloud-based file hosting and collaboration platforms that allow users to store, share, and access their files from any device with an internet connection. While both services offer similar features and capabilities, there are a number of key differences between them that make them suited for different types of users […]

The Necessity of Cybersecurity Insurance


Cybersecurity insurance is quickly becoming an invaluable safety net for businesses of all sizes.  As demand for cybersecurity insurance increases, providers are tightening requirements.  It’s a business protection that was once thought of as a safeguard only necessary for corporate and personal data, is becoming a non-negotiable line item for businesses of any size. In […]

Is Google Cloud Still Safe?

Google Cloud Security

Cloud computing has completely transformed the way every company does business. From early-stage startups to enterprise organizations, there are cloud-based tools available for any budget. Consequently, cybersecurity is a critical concern for cloud service providers like Google and their enormous user base. Billions of users around the world depend on Google Cloud applications every single […]

Hosting Your Firm’s Cloud Applications In-house: Is It a Sensible Approach?

IaaS for Your Business

With 60% percent of corporate data being stored in the cloud1 as of 2022, there is no doubt the cloud has reached full maturity. Companies are now exploring a wide array of cloud opportunities, from major cloud services such as Dropbox (storage) and Microsoft 365 (productivity applications) to more targeted offerings such as Salesforce (customer […]

Microsoft Bookings in Outlook — A Useful Scheduling Tool Is Now Even More Valuable

Microsoft Bookings vs. Calendly

Microsoft Bookings is a helpful scheduling platform designed to make it easier for members of a company team to establish their schedules and enable others to see them. With the latest Microsoft 365 update, the company has deployed “Bookings with Me,” a new feature that is integrated with Microsoft Outlook.  Think of it as Microsoft’s […]