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Windows 8 Features You Should Be Using

3 Windows 8 Features You Should be Using

This article was written by Neal Shelton, a Claris techie based out of our Chattanooga office.  Like it or not, Windows 8 is here to stay…for a while at least. The good news is that Windows 8 is packed full of new features. Let’s take a look at 3 of them here. The Search Function […]

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5 Resources to Help Kids Learn

5 Websites to Help Kids Learn

Technology is changing education for the better. Across the globe, teachers are leveraging mobile devices, accessible software and the cloud to deliver unique learning experiences to students of all ages. Parents have seen the benefits as well, and many tablets have been converted from simple gaming or entertainment devices to interactive education tools. Along these […]

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Claris Execs Appointed to “TNCPE Board of Examiners”

Both Larry Bodie, Claris Networks’s CEO, and Dave Sagraves, Vice President, have been appointed to the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence 2014 Board of Examiners. If you’ve never heard of the TNCPE, it’s worth your time. What is the TNCPE? The TNCPE promotes “economic development and drive organizational excellence by helping companies and organizations grow more […]

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Why you should use Evernote

6 Reasons You Should Be Using Evernote

Here’s a tech tip for you: start using Evernote. When I first signed up, I wasn’t sure exactly how to integrate it with my regular workflow. After using it regularly for a while though, it has completely won me over. The ability to document, store, tag, organize and search pretty much anything is a fantastic […]

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Kyle McClain: Entrepreneurial tech geek meets mission-minded coffee freak

Our People: Meet Kyle. He’s a self-starting techie with a passion for helping people and figuring things out. Oh, and he might be slightly neurotic about coffee. “Whenever I travel, I get excited about trying new coffees. Crema in Nashville is a favorite, along with Elemental Coffee in Oklahoma City. In Knoxville, my favorite coffee […]

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The Basics of Email Encryption for Business

As a business develops its risk management and security strategy, encrypting email can be a logical first step. In this article, we’ll take a look at what encryption is, what it does and how it can help your business thrive. What is encryption? Encryption, plain and simple, is scrambling data so it can’t be read […]

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How to Avoid Cryptolocker and Phishing Attacks

You have likely heard of recent online security threats called Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus, which have created havoc for millions for the last few months. The FBI has stated that instances of both threats and malware like it are on the rise, and we at Claris Networks have noticed an increasing number of incidents related […]

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Meet Melissa: Self-Proclaimed Numbers Nerd and Closet Redneck

As a Certified Public Accountant and the Controller here at Claris Networks, Melissa’s a self-proclaimed “numbers nerd” and “a little bit of a redneck.” She’s getting married Memorial Day weekend, too, so we wanted to take a few minutes to introduce you to one of the people that makes it all happen here at Claris […]

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Tech Gifts for Graduates

May is graduation month, and if you have someone in your life making the leap from either high school to college or from college to the “real world,” you may be considering a tech gift to help them in their next stage. Most often, we are asked about laptops, tablets and smartphones. Which is the […]

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Tech Tip: Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

If you’re like most people, the transition to Windows 8 operating system came with a bit of a learning curve. It takes time to get familiar with a new OS and Windows 8 is no exception. So here’s a tech tip post of keyboard shortcuts can save you time and make it much easier getting […]

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What to do about the Internet Explorer Security Threat

Written by Aaron Sherrill, CTO of Claris Networks As you may be aware, a new zero-day vulnerability has been discovered that affects every version of Internet Explorer from version 6 through 11.  The security vulnerability is so significant that the U.S. Department of Homeland security is advising Americans not to use the Internet Explorer Web browser until […]

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Nashville Security Event – April 22nd, 2014

Given all the recent press, are you concerned about your company’s privacy and security obligations? Worried about liability? Looking for guidance in the complex and changing world of compliance? In light of recent security concerns like the Heartbleed bug, significant HIPAA breaches, and lawsuits, Claris Networks is hosting a panel discussion in the Nashville area […]

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Heartbleed: What it is and what to do

When the Heartbleed bug was first announced on April 7th, most people probably thought it was the name of some terrible 80s-era hair band. In fact, it is one of the greatest security threats in the history of the Internet. Some estimates say nearly 2/3 of all secured websites on the web are affected by […]

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The Great People Search!

We’re on a search for Great People Passionate and driven people with a mind for solving problems and who keep the customer first. Leaders, communicators, people who take their work seriously, but don’t take themselves too seriously. People who aren’t afraid to speak up, to work smart and to play hard. People who do what […]

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Priceless Partnership: Open Arms Care

The Why behind IT Why do we do what we do? It’s a question every business should ask. Here at Claris, we exist to help organizations succeed by making IT work. By removing the burden of IT, we exist to free up our customers so they can fulfill their mission even better. In the day-to-day […]

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Secure Cloud Syncing with Sharefile by Claris Neworks

Introducing Sharefile: Flexible cloud syncing + powerful controls

  While Dropbox is an excellent consumer cloud product, it was not designed with the enterprise in mind. Your employees can (and probably are) using Dropbox to gain the functionality and flexibility of the Dropbox cloud to sync your business data to their other devices. That presents significant challenges and threats for the enterprise.  How […]

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The Internet of Things [Video]

What’s Up in Tech: “Internet of Things” There’s a lot of buzz on the internet these days around the “Internet of Things,” or “IoT.” You may have heard of it, but not known what it means. Or maybe you completely understand the concept but are concerned about the security implications of an increasingly connected world. Either […]

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Claris Networks Book Giveaway Winners Announcement

Book Giveaway Winners!

Last week we announced a Free Book Giveaway here on the Cloud9 blog. We’re giving away 3 sets of these 3 fantastic books on business, technology and leadership. The Books                              And the winners are…drumroll please…  Zach McCarty Kay Norton Brenda Snowman Thanks to all […]

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Claris ranked #39 managed services provider in the world

Claris Networks has been ranked the #39 Managed Service Provider in the world by MSPmentor. For the 7th consecutive year, Claris Networks has been honored with a spot on the list. In fact, Claris is the only Tennessee IT company in the top 50—or 100—companies on the list. Each year, MSPmentor conducts an international research […]

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Our People: Meet Jason Wood

Jason Wood is the kind of guy you want on your team. This former Marine is an intelligent, team-minded leader who is dedicated to getting the job done right. He embodies every one of Claris’s core values and builds trust and makes friends wherever he goes. Jason’s Story “I was born in Farragut and dibble […]

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Free Book Giveaway!

Claris Networks is giving away some awesome books! We love to learn and we’re pretty sure you do too, so we’re giving away 3 sets of 3 of our favorite recent titles. These are tangible, printed, and non-cloudified. (What can we say…real books are just more satisfying to read than ebooks.) Winners will be selected […]

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Data Security and Privacy Essentials

Data Security and Privacy Essentials for an Unsecure World – Event

Your business’s data security is a big deal. We have found that many businesses do not spend the necessary time to understand what their liabilities are or what the greatest threats are to their business. As a result, they lack the knowledge they need to make smart decisions and safeguard their business. Data privacy and […]

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Creating better passwords

This week, we had Slade Griffin of Cyphoss Security on the set of “What’s Up in Tech” to chat about Passwords. Really exciting, right? Well, passwords get really exciting when you realize yours has been hacked. Getting your password hacked might seem pretty unlikely, but believe us, it’s not. In fact, here’s an article that […]

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Top 5 Mobile Apps for Work and Play

“There’s an app for that.” It’s become cliché to say because it’s so often true. Several years into this mobile revolution, we are now out of the app “honeymoon phase,” in which we just downloaded any and every glittery app that catches our attention. We hold mobile apps to a standard now. They must contribute, […]

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The End of Windows XP

The End of Windows XP [Video]

By now you should be aware that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP and Office 2003 as of April 8th, 2014. For those organizations still using Windows XP in particular, this presents a significant security and operational challenge. If your organization has not started the process to a modern desktop, you should seriously consider beginning […]

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Our People: Meet Martin Michaels

Spend a few seconds with Martin Michaels and you’ll see that he is welcoming, funny and kind. Spend a few minutes with him and you’ll realize he is interesting, intelligent and has a lot of crazy hobbies (“curling” for example). Spend a few months working alongside him and you’ll see his dedication to excellence, his […]

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DIY CryptoLocker Kits are Huge Computer Security Threat

PrisonLocker, or Power Locker, is a new twist on the CryptoLocker “ransomware,” and is one of the most serious computer security threats in recent memory. You should be concerned about it. As a recap, Cryptolocker is a form of “ransomware,” which essentially takes your data “hostage” by encrypting it and charging you hundreds of dollars […]

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Learning from Target’s Technology Security Breach

More than likely, you will know someone affected by the recent credit card data breach at Target stores across the US. Over 40 Million shoppers have had their credit card numbers compromised. One method businesses use to defend against attacks like these is data and technology security policies, including PCI DSS at a minimum. The […]

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Meet Neil Malcolm

Claris techie, new dad, infatuated husband, Scout Troop #6 Leader, outdoorsman. Neil Malcolm has made a life and a career of investing in the lives of others, and he exemplifies what we stand for here at Claris. His official title is “Systems Administrator” and he works on the Claris Networks help desk, answering calls, solving […]

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What’s Up in Tech – Christmas Techie Gift Guide

This week on “What’s Up in Tech” Dan Thompson takes a look at some gift ideas for the gadget lovers in your life. PlayStation 4 vs XBOX One, Chromecast, and Amazon Prime top the list. Check out this short video for a deeper dive into each of these great gift ideas.  

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Who is Claris Networks – New 1-Minute Explainer Video

What does Claris Networks do exactly? We get asked that question quite often. So, to make it as simple as possible, we created this short, 1-minute video. Check it out and let us know what you think! If you would like more information, we would love to sit down and have a chat. Just click here […]

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Operation Stand Down Wins Claris Networks Nashville Cloud Giveaway

Operation Stand Down Wins the Nashville Cloud Giveaway

We are proud to announce that the winner of the Nashville Cloud Giveaway is Operation Stand Down Nashville! For the past three months, the community has been spreading the word about 10 fantastic non-profits, working to help them win three years, up to $200,000, of cloud computing and IT services from Claris Networks. Operation Stand […]

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CryptoLocker Virus Makes You Pay to Retrieve Your files

A new virus has been going around by the name of CryptoLocker. Like other Malware, your computer becomes infected when you open a malicious attachment or link, or install a malicious program. What makes this virus unique, however, is what it does and what you must do once you get it. Dan Thompson of Claris […]

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Claris Halloween Costume Contest

One of our most fun annual traditions here at Claris is the Awesome Halloween Costume Contest. This is just too much fun to not share. Actually, this is a small competition internally, so if you see a costume that you really like, just go to our Facebook page and “Like” it. The person with the […]

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Claris Honored on Ingram Micro Top 500 List

Claris Named to Ingram Micro SMB Top 500 List

This week, the world’s largest technology distributor recognized Claris Networks in its annual Small and Medium Business (SMB) 500 list, earning the #286 spot. Claris has been growing a lot over the past few years, and it’s an honor to be recognized by some of the tech industry’s most significant players on our journey. About […]

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Online Security for Children and Technology Part of the beauty of tablets and smartphone technology is their simplicity, and how you just don’t need to know a lot about how computers work to access great apps and content online. Children especially seem to inherently grasp the concept of swiping, tapping and pointing to browse the […]

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What is Microsoft Exchange?

By Katie Smith If you are in business and have talked to an IT person about email, then you’ve probably heard the term “Exchange” or “Microsoft Exchange.”  But what exactly is Exchange and how is it helpful for a business?  This article will hopefully shed some light on this critical collaboration tool. What is Exchange […]

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Komen Knoxville Syncs Billboards with Twitter

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Komen Knoxville is using technology and social media in an innovative way to promote its “Race for the Cure.” In cooperation with Lamar Advertising, the Komen Foundation is syncing Twitter to several digital billboards in the area. So now, along with participating in the race, you can show […]

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Take Ownership of Your Health with Healthspek

By Dave Castro Nashville, TN Six hundred miles away in the nation’s capital, hundreds of technologists are trying to solve the challenge of storing and sharing patient health history across many potential healthcare providers by creating a new monolithic software system.  Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on this venture and recent proposed legislation would mandate a […]

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Google Chromecast Review

By Aaron Sachs You may remember that a year ago, Google released their Nexus Q—a Roku/Apple TV competitor.  It flopped, and was pulled from the shelves. Meet its simpler, less Magic 8 Ball-looking reincarnation: The Chromecast. The Chromecast is a thumb drive-sized HDMI dongle that allows you to stream Google Play, YouTube, and Netflix content […]

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