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Server 2012 End of Support

After a highly successful run as one of the most stable server operating systems, Server 2012 R2 can hang up its Bits and retire on an OS beach somewhere warm.

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Microsoft NCE licensing

New Changes With Microsoft NCE

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.

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Microsoft NCE – What You Need To Know

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a change in how licenses are purchased and managed through their Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. Out with the old and in with the “New Commerce Experience” (NCE) program. While a lot of attention was paid to the rate increase Microsoft also announced, NCE brought

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Holiday Shopping Online? Watch Out for These Red Flags

Online shopping has simply become a way of life these days. Get whatever you want, whenever you want, without wandering from store to store. The Holiday season is a busy time of year for most, so the ability to check off your shopping checklist from the comfort of your couch

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Cyber security ransomware response and prevention

The Age of Ransomware: Response & Prevention

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “it’s not if, it’s when”. Unfortunately, the phrase has truth to it. As cybercrime develops and RaaS grows in popularity, the likelihood of your business being breached gets stronger. So what happens if you get hacked? What can you do to reduce your risk? Continue

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Celebrating 35 Years In Business

There were a lot of great things about 1986. The founding of Pixar, “Top Gun,” Halley’s Comet made its first appearance in 76 years, one of the first commercial laptops was put on the market (followed by the first computer virus), and finally… Network Center, Inc. opened its doors as

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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

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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

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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

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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

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