The End of Life for SQL 2008: What Does This Mean For Your Business?

Soon, on July 9, 2019, support will come to an end for all SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 equipment. If you’re still using these servers, it’s important to take action now so that there’s no disruption to your daily operations or loss of data. Any hardware or software product that reaches its end of life is a potential gateway for hackers to enter through. In addition to the security haza...

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What Exactly Does A Managed IT Services Company Provide?

Running a business requires a great deal of focused attention. Unfortunately, when your technology team is spending a great deal of time dealing with login problems, software licensing, cybersecurity and more, it doesn’t leave a lot of time for growth activities and strategic thinking. As businesses grow, many organizations find that it makes sense to work with an IT managed services company to...

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Microsoft Excel Training [Free Online Course]

Microsoft Excel Training   Excel is one of the most versatile and most useful programs in the Microsoft Office suite. It’s also one of the trickiest to master without a little help from someone who understands the ins and outs of Excel. Join us for a special three-part online Microsoft Excel training session, available on-demand.  Tune in from the comfort of your office, learn about Excel ove...

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C3 Launches Feedback Survey For Clients

Providing excellent customer service is part of our mission and the culture here at C3. We want to ensure that your experience with any member of our team is both helpful and satisfying. To track our client experiences, we’ve implemented a one-question survey for all closed support tickets. Now, at the close of each issue, you'll receive an email letting you know that we've completed your ...

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Navy & Contractors “Under Cyber Siege” According To Newly Released Internal Review

The Secretary of the Navy recently released a Cybersecurity Readiness Review which reports that the Navy and its contractors are “under cyber siege” from Chinese hackers as well as others. This review was also reported by the Wall Street Journal and the Navy Times. Within the report, the Navy discusses the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) observations and vulnerabilities, saying: "The Depa...

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Windows Server 2008 End of Support (Questions and Answers)

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end — and on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will be stopping mainstream service for their highly popular Windows 2008 Server. If you are one of the millions of organizations who are still using this secure and highly stable solution, it may be time to look for other options before maintenance becomes an even greater challenge. The current Windows Serv...

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C3 Takes Microsoft Ignite the Tour!

Two days, tons of great training sessions, quality time with the team, a booth full of giveaways and a pile of new business cards: The C3 team killed it at Microsoft Ignite the Tour! For the first time ever, C3 was a Silver Sponsor of this event, welcoming close to 5,000 attendees to Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The C3 team jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the event because of ...

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How Can I Enter and Analyze Data via a Data Entry Form in Microsoft Excel?

You can create a data entry form in Microsoft Excel without using VBA or even recording a macro. If those terms don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. You won’t need to learn them. Excel has a hidden tool you can use to make dreaded data entry fast and easy. Using a data entry form lets you view one record at a time while entering the data, but also makes it easy to analyze multiple rec...

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SSP and POAM Audits Are Coming

At this point, the requirements and underlying need for improved contractor security has been clearly established. High profile data breeches like Sea Dragon and those covered in recent Wall Street Journal articles have laid bare the threat to our national security. The threat has been answered with new requirements such as DFARS 252.204-7012 as well as NIST 800-53/NIST 800-171. However, the...

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How to Use Designer in Microsoft PowerPoint

Many users have found that Office 365 PowerPoint is much easier to use than previous iterations of Microsoft PowerPoint. This application features tools like Designer that take advantage of Microsoft’s cloud technology and machine learning techniques for processing pictures and choosing a suitable layout for an image. Designer also makes it possible to change your content to make slides look mor...

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