Author Archives: Dawn Sizer

Rogue WAN – The Galactic Data Breach

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.. The War of the Clones have raged across the known galaxy for years.  Now, there are fears that Separatists are building a super weapon. A battle station is under construction by team of scientists and engineers. This battle station is the Death Star. Planet Scarif Data […]

The Top 10 Things You Need For Remote Work

It seems like everyone is working from home in some fashion these days.  Whether it’s all day every day or a few days a week, here are the top 10 things you need for remote work. These 10 things are what you need for a productive, efficient and safe remote work environment.   Getting Comfortable […]

How to Use OneDrive for Business – Accessing OneDrive and Sharing Files

One Drive for Business Microsoft created a cloud storage service called OneDrive.  OneDrive allows you to store all your files securely and access them from anywhere across all your devices.  There are two different versions of OneDrive.  The first is OneDrive for Business, and the second is OneDrive for home.  Both have multiple plans and […]

3rd Element Made The 2021 MSP 500 List

Mechanicsburg, PA  February 16, 2021 – 3rd Element Consulting, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 3rd Element Consulting to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking […]

Cybersecurity is a Business Decision

Cybersecurity is a Business Decision

Cybersecurity is a Business Decision Process, Not an IT Problem  Last year, Gartner, a research and advisory group, published an article about treating cybersecurity as a business decision rather than an IT problem (ID G00466055).  The article is long, so the TLDR version is that most companies are asking the wrong questions about cybersecurity, which leads to bad investments.  Due […]

opportunities and drawbacks of remote work

Opportunities and Drawbacks of Remote Work

Opportunities and Drawbacks of Remote Work Changes in Work  With the pandemic and all the changes to the wat we work, there have been opportunities and drawbacks of remote work.  Many organizations have adopted a work from home or a hybrid model.  The hybrid model lets the employee work from home part time.  Some employers have decided what hours employees […]

working securely from home

Working Securely From Home

The Work From Home Exodus As COVID-19 continues to spread, many businesses are assessing how they can prioritize employee safety and still maintain regular business operations.  One solution many businesses are turning to is recommending employees to work from home to avoid potential illnesses. To help ease the burden on businesses, many companies are providing […]

Who Plans for a Pandemic? Work from Home Strategies for the New Normal

Who Plans for a Pandemic? Work from Home Strategies for the New Normal With the outbreak of COVID-19 and now the worldwide spread of the virus, we are all still working from somewhere.  For most of us it’s at home, or at a relative safe distance from each other.  No one planned for this pandemic, […]

Our Favorite Tech We Can’t Live Without

3ec Favorite Tech Everyone has a few things that they wouldn’t want to give up, no matter what.  In our office it runs the gamut from gadgets to software.  We have narrowed it down to out top 5.  Here’s our favorite tech we can’t live without. Dawn’s Favorite’s   Webroot’s Security Awareness Module – It’s […]

National Clean Out Your Computer Day

National Clean Out Your Computer Day There’s a day for everything anymore and today is no exception.  Did you know it’s National Cleanout Your Computer Day?  Not exactly the best holiday, but IT people everywhere will rejoice if you join us in celebrating and cleanout your PC. Cleaning out your pc is a lot like […]