“Top Mistakes Business Owners make with their IT” – Dawn Sizer Guest on ETOP Podcast with Richard Walsh

3rd Element Consulting CEO, Dawn Sizer, was recently a guest on the Escape the Owner Prison (ETOP) podcast. The podcast is hosted by Richard Walsh, who is the author of the book, “Escape the Owner Prison.” Listen to the podcast here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/833698/8375986-w-dawn–sizer-3rd-element-consulting About ETOP Escape the Owner Prison (ETOP) is the Contractors new way to […]

Inaugural Meeting of the ASCII Women’s Network, “Changing The Narrative of Women in IT”

Join us for the inaugural meeting of the ASCII Women’s Network on Monday, April 26, at 2 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m. PDT. The purpose of this network is for female ASCII members to meet, network and discuss business challenges and opportunities. This is not a ‘ladies who lunch’ type group, but rather a network where […]

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 […]

What’s New with Teams & Microsoft 365 – An Infographic

New Updates to Teams Audio clarity improved Live reactions such as raising your hand have been added You can use PowerPoint Live in Teams You can use PowerPoint Live in Teams Live Transcription with speaker attribution Call Merging Lenovo came out with Thinkbook pods for Teams (similar to Airpods) Outlook reminders will have a Join […]

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 […]

The Business Impact of Microsoft Teams

The Business Impact of Microsoft Teams

The Business Impact of Microsoft Teams    Microsoft Teams has received a lot of attention lately, and for good reason.  Organizations and businesses of all sizes are embracing the tool to see very impactful improvements in communications and productivity.  It doesn’t take long before these organizations look to take Teams to the next level.  Working Apart, […]

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 […]