Indianapolis Phone Systems Primer, Webinar May 26th

Undoubtedly, level365 is the leading Indianapolis Phone Systems expert in communication. Phone Systems make your customers experience simple, easy and most importantly seamless.   Thus, we have asked them to partner with us for an interactive webinar on May 26th.

While the communication discussion seems complicated, level365’s expert Nathan McCord helps break it down.  Therefore, making the discussion easy to follow and interactive. Additionally, LEAP Managed IT’s COO, Michael Thomas will provide examples and insights on system integrations. Learn about how unified communication helps other businesses.  Hear real examples of how the services help other Indianapolis business leaders and business industries benefit from innovative phone technology in their day to day experience.

Sign up today to reserve your spot. Click Here to Register Now.

In addition to and interactive discussion will cover the following hot topics below:

  • Understanding Unified Communication and Phone Systems
  • How can Indianapolis Phone Systems providers help my business?
  • Examples of integration
  • What is the initial cost? Long term commitment?
  • What support can I expect?
  • Finally, ask questions! The Indianapolis Phone Systems experts are here to help.

Lastly, click and register today! Let LEAP & level365 help your business, join us for an  interactive webinar about phone and communication systems.

Visit leapmanagedit.com for more details and check out level365.com to learn more about Unified Communication.

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Working Remotely

Working Remotely – Minus the Tie!

Working Remotely is no longer an option, it is a must for many of trying to continue to do our jobs. In another installment of Leap Managed IT’s Tech Tuesday’s with Mike we learn how to be good at working remotely!

Mike welcome’s us into his home office and shows us around.  He even laughs at how strange this is, specially for him not wearing a tie! He does realize the challenges of working remotely and gives us ideas how to make it feel more normal. Check out Mike’s Working Remotely Insights here!

I am quite sure that by now, most of you have started working remotely from home or still thinking on how to go about it due to the  threats of Covid-19. The World Health Organization has advised us to stay indoors and avoid contact with others while the virus is not yet contained. At, Leap Managed IT, we will try, even these challenging times, to share with you tips that can help you in your IT needs including working remotely.

Tips for Working Remotely from Home

  • With all that has been happening and the changes in the past week, we should still strive and set ourselves up for success. If this means that, we should stay home for work, then let us maximize it and stay productive.
  • Make some changes at home. Set up a work space where you can focus and get your job done. If you have a home office space, then good for you. If not, find a spot to set up a desk and chair plus the equipment that you will need like laptop, printer, scanner etc.
  • Keep your regular working hours. If you work for 8 hours/ 5 times a week then do the same at home. Set a start time and End time to follow daily.
  • Now is the time to appreciate time with family. Have meals together and make up for the days you were not around because of work.
  • Create a routine. When you were working in an office, you wake up in a certain time, have breakfast, get your coffee and drive, or commute to work. This time, you can also create a routine before starting work. Complete house tasks, whatever it is and prepare for work at a certain time and maintain it.

And there is more..

  • Setting ground rules with everybody in the house. Let them know when you are in a video call with a client or a meeting with colleagues.
  • Schedule breaks and move away from your computer from time to time. Take a walk out in the garden for a few minutes. This way you will not feel burned out and have leg movement. Do something that will make you feel refreshed.
  • Talk to your manager. Let them know what you need to make working remotely a success.  Request equipment that you do not have. Do you need VPN to access the company database? Is your network connection safe?
  • Connect with co-workers and colleagues from time to time thru skype, Microsoft Teams, video or phone call to make sure that your tasks are done collaboratively. Communicate with one another to get updates from time to time. Plus it’s important to check in with everyone!
  • Make sure you have the proper equipment for virtual meeting, board meeting or sales calls. This equipment includes headphone, microphones webcam and proper lighting.

Set Up Working Remote with Leap

Once you have set up your home office, it will be easier for you to focus and start working even when you are not in the physical office. If your company is looking for a smooth transition to work remotely, contact leapmanagedit.com, they will be glad to set you up and help you in your IT needs. Also, check out tips from our friends and to get other ideas on how to make the best of working remotely!

VPN Basics: Indianapolis

 VPN, what is it?

Indianapolis: VPN or Virtual Private Network is the first line of defense against having your identity or data compromised online. At the moment, Online Security and Data privacy are two of the hottest topics in IT. A VPN serves as a solution to another common problem linked to online security which is identity theft.  By adding another layer of security, you get an advantage through technology rather than turning it into a nightmare.

Layered Security

While the prospect of identity theft  seems unlikely to you, it is actually far more common than you think. In a recent online survey, it showed nearly 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft, including nearly 15 million in 2017. These numbers are alarming and makes you rethink in investing in a VPN security plan. Having a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will give you better protection against hackers whenever you’re using the public WIFI. Furthermore, it will work as an added layer of security, to make sure that your online presence, financial data and personal information are kept private.

How a VPN Works

Virtual Private Network protects your data by an installed encrypted tunnel from the network to your device. The encrypted tunnel has the ability to hide your IP address masking your identity from prying eyes such as hackers. Therefore, every time you use the internet, external traffic runs through the tunnel to keep personal information and data safe.

Hence, there are quite a number of VPN providers today that offer affordable rates. They have different packages to choose from like IPVanish. Signing up for a year, would cost $6.49/month or $77.99 for 12 months.

The 3-minute Tech Check

With Leap Managed IT’s Security Tech Check, we can assess your company’s security state in 3 minutes.  Take the quiz and learn if you and your business have the  5 basic levels of security are in place.  By understanding your security strength and weakness, we can help you develop a Master Plan for your IT structure.