May 1, 2018
Posted in MSP News
May 1, 2018 The TNS Group

May 2018 | www.thetnsgroup.com

Welcome!

Things are heating up! This April was a record cold start to spring, but have no fear sunny days are on the way. The time has come to shed your winter coats and put out the patio furniture. Breathe in the fresh spring air and exhale all of your winter woes.

April was consumed by the news of data breaches. From Facebook to Sears, Best Buy and even Panera Bread – data breaches seem to be at an all-time high and are not going away any time soon. It is the way of the world and it is imperative to take every precaution when it comes to protecting your personal information.

Tip of the Month...

Discover ways to keep your company’s data secure when employees are working remotely. With warmer weather on the way, employee requests to work remotely may be on the rise.  The balance in doing so can increase productivity and employee satisfaction in the workplace, just make sure your company’s data remains secure.

All our best, 

The TNS Group

Solution Spotlight: Full Disk Encryption

Protecting Your Computer With Full Disk Encryption

One of the greatest perks of modern technology is the ability to work from almost anywhere. Most companies have adopted more lax telecommuting policies, with employees working multiple days a week from home (or Starbucks, if you have the magic ability to filter out blaring top 100 pop music).  Few of those companies seem to be worried about the security holes that widen when you take laptops containing company data outside into the world, and bypass the importance of encryption.

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Meet a New Member of Our Administration Team

Manisha Desai

We are excited to introduce one of our newest employees, Manisha Desai! Manisha is the new Executive Assistant for Founder and CEO Ami Soifer. She is excited to join the team and was drawn to The TNS Group because of the people and culture. Manisha loves the challenges that a new role brings, stating, “I dove right in when I started, which is fun because it forces you to learn quickly.”

Before TNS, Manisha worked and lived in NYC for 12 years. She loved the city experience, but always knew she wanted to settle down in the Westchester County, where she grew up. Early in her career, Manisha worked as a product manager. She decided to make the change into administration after realizing she had a passion for working with people that she was not getting in her previous role. Manisha then made the brave leap of changing career paths and is happy to have landed at TNS!

When she is not supporting our fearless leader, she can be found at her local wine bar. She not only enjoys drinking wine, but has a passion for learning all she can about the production and history of wine. In fact, Manisha has taken several wine education courses and is known to frequent Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar in NYC. She prefers sparkling wines and cabernet sauvignon, unless it is summer then it’s rosé all day!

Manisha’s bucket list is to visit all 50 states. She set this goal after a trip to Alaska, “I never thought I would go to Alaska, because who goes to Alaska?! But I went there on a cruise and loved it. The views all around are amazing.” Manisha is excited to visit various wine regions across the country and even globally.

Favorite Quote: “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” – P.T Barnum
Manisha loves this quote because she believes it empowers people to never be afraid to be themselves and to be proud of who they are. She loves working for TNS because she is able to be herself every day and that makes her want to do all she can to help the company grow.

Welcome Manisha!

May Reads

Budget Planning Golden Metallic Cogwheels.

Key Tips To Plan For Your Tech Investments

If you are like every other small to medium size business out there finding time to spend thinking about your IT budget is a necessary evil.  Or, you might work with a Managed Services Provider to create one.

Often what is missing from this process is the strategic thinking that links IT investments with the creation of value.

 

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Communication Problems With Geek

Should You Learn to Speak Tech?

Let me start out by saying I’ve never been one for languages.  I took 4 years of Spanish in middle school and 4 years of French in high school and my ability to speak both languages ends at being able to ask where the bathroom is. Over three years ago, coming from a completely different industry, I started my new job at TNS and thought it would be a breeze…up until I started having to attend company technology meetings and taking notes.

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Vlog Series: TNS Insight

IT Managed Services Provider (MSP): the equivalent of having a fully staffed, highly trained IT department on call – a department that proactively monitors, protects and manages your entire IT environment for one monthly cost.

Click on the video below to learn how small to medium-sized businesses can increase their profitability by outsourcing their IT needs and pick up some “tips” along the way.

 

Meet the Pets of TNS!

In honor of National Pet Month we would like to introduce you to the extended family of TNS. Meet some of our four legged (or in some cases finned) family members!