New Changes With Microsoft NCE

Microsoft NCE licensing

Microsoft announced that starting January 1st, 2024 all existing commercial plans that are Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) will auto upgrade to New Commerce Experience (NCE) on that plans respective renew date. NCE brought with it several changes in how licenses can be managed that deserve focus and planning.

Microsoft Teams: 7 Features You Should Know About

Everyone is familiar with the “biggies” in the Microsoft Office 365 suite:  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive.  However, one application often getting overlooked is Microsoft Teams (MS).  Many primarily see Teams as a chat or conference call program only, which leads it to be one of the most underutilized tools in the Office 365 […]

Workplace Collaboration: Past, Present, and Hybrid Future

Let’s face it.  Humans are social beings. We are happiest and most productive when we work together.  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, many companies were forced to change their business to allow people to work from home. with that workplace collaboration tools become MUCH more prevalent for professionals as well as for people […]

Giving Back on Giving Hearts Day

Giving back to the communities we serve is something that NCI is passionate about. Giving Hearts Day is an amazing opportunity to show support for charities and nonprofits in our area. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour event for charities in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota. It provides charities a platform to fund their mission through […]

5 Reasons For a Security Risk Assessment

No business, regardless of size, is immune to cyberthreats. The need to be proactive in protecting your business and its sensitive data has never been greater, and that’s essentially what a security risk assessment enables you to do.    A security risk assessment is the process of identifying, estimating, and prioritizing information security risks. The […]

5 Ways to Protect Against Cyberattacks

2020 saw a drastic increase in cybercrime, and unfortunately, 2021 looks similar. Attacks don’t just happen to large corporations, in fact 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses. Currently, 1 in 5 small businesses will suffer a security breach, costing them time and money. The worst part is 97% of these breaches could have been prevented […]

8 Proactive IT Self-Assessment Best Practices

IT Self-Assessments for IT services and IT security

In a world where new technology is introduced almost daily, you need to be proactive in your approach to your company’s IT environment design.  The “set it and forget it” approach only works with the As Seen on TV products.  In fact, your IT environment should take the complete opposite approach,  but it’s easy to think you […]

Care, Creativity, and Customer Service: How NCI Adapted During Coronavirus

Adapt through coronavirus with IT services and support with Network Center, Inc.

Across all industries, business has shifted. Employees work remotely, companies adjust budgets, and people utilize digital communication platforms more than ever before.  In this blog, I will share how NCI adapted through coronavirus. Account executives Brad Gorder and Jerad Newgard will also share trends, changes, and solutions they have worked through with customers during the […]

Remote Working: Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Crucial for Security

Why multi-factor authentication is crucial for security and other IT services for remote work

In this blog, I will discuss remote working and why multi-factor authentication is crucial for security. Due to current CDC regulations surrounding COVID-19, area employers are requiring employees to work remotely. Therefore, we’ve potentially opened ourselves to new vulnerabilities and threat actors just waiting to take advantage. One option to help mitigate some of this risk […]

Resources to Help Your Business Through COVID-19

Resources to help your business COVID-19

In this blog, we have compiled online tools, such as blogs and other resources to help your business COVID-19. As your technology partner, we want to ensure you have the resources to support your staff throughout this pandemic. With many businesses switching to an all-remote staff, it’s important now more than ever to have safety and security […]