Updates and tips from the SWAT universe

Emerging Breach Reports for Washington Unemployment

By Jason Hagens | May 15, 2020

Over the past several days, we have received reports of a suspected breach involving social security numbers.  There may be a state of Washington service that has been compromised, although that is highly speculative on our part as we do not have a confirmation of correlation. So far, we have seen false unemployment requests which…

Microsoft Teams: Tips for Remote Workers

By Jason Hagens | May 11, 2020

With your workforce scattered, getting things done and working in collaboration can be challenging. Fortunately, you can look to a variety of Microsoft Teams tips to help coworkers feel connected and productive. So you can get the most out of Teams, we’re offering this free training with SWAT experts and guest speaker, Tim Rettig, CEO…

Security TIps for Working Remotely

6 Easy Security Tips for Working Remotely

By Dan Merino | April 10, 2020

By Dan Merino Here are IT security steps that protect your computers and your sanity. Many companies have moved their workforce remote during the COVID-19 pandemic to follow governmental restrictions and CDC guidelines. This move has left many asking, “What measures should our company consider for remote workers?” Unfortunately, the nature of this event has…

April 16: Free Microsoft Teams Webinar

By Jason Hagens | April 10, 2020

You don’t want to miss this Microsoft Teams training. Join SWAT Systems and Intrust IT for a free lunch and learn training session on Microsoft Teams. Now that you are working from home, it’s time to get to know MS Teams even better. Get an inside look at how IT service providers have been using…


Remote Work Options

By Jason Hagens | March 30, 2020

With the growing concern around the Coronavirus, we’re sharing remote work options. Obviously, physical health is of utmost importance. Now, and during any cold and flu season, we strongly recommend that users only use their own respective desk phones, keyboards and mice. Then have those devices cleaned and sanitized each week. If computer or work…

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7 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

By Jason Hagens | March 18, 2020

At SWAT Systems, we are helping a lot of clients with systems and processes for managing remote workers this week. As a leading Seattle Managed Services provider, we felt that it would be helpful to share some best practices below: 1. Communicate often. Plan for regular, frequent communication with your teams. Social distance is one…

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Cyber Security for Working at Home

By Jason Hagens | March 13, 2020

With the new normal of vacated offices and students at home taking classes online, SWAT Systems is offering tips for cyber security for working at home. Whether you’re following precautions for the corona virus or just fighting the common cold, you can still be productive and safe. Follow these tech tips and stay healthy out…

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Intel i9 vs Xeon Processors

By Jason Hagens | October 26, 2018

Intel i9 vs Xeon processors. This conversation comes around once or twice a year. People who are looking for a powerful workstation to game or perform intensive tasks tend to run into a dilemma. The question came up at the office with Intel’s latest push into the high-ed market. They just released a second-generation Intel…

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Is This Normal? Strangers’ photos on your iPhone

By Jason Hagens | June 6, 2018

Get answers to those head-scratching “Is This Normal?” tech questions in this series. The Scenario Imagine you are walking around the mall or a park and you want to share a picture with someone. You open your photos gallery, select the image you want to share, and then tap the share button. Share options pop-up……