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01/07/2020

Cooperative Systems has been named among the Best Places to Work in Connecticut. This fifteenth annual program was created by the Hartford Business Journal and Best Companies Group. Prior to this year Cooperative Systems appeared on the list of…

01/02/2020

One of the leading providers of cybersecurity solutions worldwide, Check Point Software Technologies, released what they think is a 2020 cybersecurity cold war brewing and what that might involve. What they came up with is a shortlist of the…

12/20/2019

You carry your smartphone with you everywhere you go.Cashless payments are becoming part of our everyday spending habits. We pay bills online, and we carry credit and debit cards as our primary method of payment on-the-go. It’s no surprise…

11/29/2019

Read this before you do any more shopping this season! This year we encourage you, more than ever, to commit to holiday cyber safety. We’ve put together a shortlist of tips to serve as your guide. Be prepared to…

11/21/2019

Business owners and IT managers come to us all the time before buying a laptop to find out what we would recommend for their team. As with many technology decisions, the answer is not the same for every person…

11/11/2019

Ransomware holds its spot at the top of the list of malware threats year after year for good reason: It is a highly profitable and effective attack vector for cyber criminals. In order to figure out how to survive…

10/25/2019

When you don’t upgrade to Windows 10, you’re leaving your machine and your entire network open to a variety of critical vulnerabilities. As we have addressed over the past year, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7 after…

10/18/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 6: 10 Tips for Cyber Safety In this episode of Tech Tips from CoopSys we walk through our 10 tips for cyber safety list, which offers some simple tactics to help members of…

10/11/2019

When is the right time to upgrade your technology? How do you decide what to upgrade and how do you upgrade it? Are you getting the most value out of your current IT? How do you figure out what…

10/03/2019

When you think about the current state of workplaces you know versus what you have seen in the past, it is not hard to make some guesses about why modern workplaces use Office365. As we have explained in previous…

08/15/2019

At the end of the workday, you have an important decision to make: Should you turn your computer off or leave your computer on? Each option has its own set of pros and cons, and there are a number…

08/02/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 5: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) 101 and Introduction to Single Sign-On (SSO) This is episode 5 of Tech Tips from CoopSys, we discuss the multi-layered approach to authentication, as well as the concept of…

07/05/2019

12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services Cooperative Systems has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures 2019 MSP 501 rankings….

06/20/2019

With innovative technology and new automation comes concern about the role of human professionals in the field. We see it time and time again. We want to start by saying: Experts do not see blockchain technology replacing the significant…

06/06/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 4: How To Be More Productive In this episode of Tech Tips from CoopSys we’re tackling something that every single one of us has to deal with day by day: We are constantly…

05/22/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 3: Is the cloud right for your business? In this episode of Tech Tips from CoopSys, we explore a hot topic in the world of business IT: The cloud. So many small and…

05/16/2019

When it comes to smartphone etiquette, we are probably all guilty at one time or another. There are certain social “rules”, if you will, that we should not break in order to be respectful of others and present in…

05/09/2019

In today’s digital economy, your business should be prepared to adapt and open doors. If you don’t, you will lose a competitive edge. Modern organizational change accounts for all facets of the operations, including the technology that drives them….

05/02/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 2: Navigating Windows 7 End Of Life Even with Windows 7 End Of Life upon us, about 1/3 of all PCs running Windows are reported to still be running on this favorite operating…

04/25/2019

There is humongous opportunity right now for credit unions and financial institutions to create a better customer experience. Just a few small changes could mean higher customer satisfaction as well as more new and returning business. For credit unions…