Technology For Businesses
October 2020


Welcome to AmCom Solutions’ newsletter dedicated for businesses in an ever changing world of technology. AmCom helps companies with its technology needs. There’s no fees for our services as we are an extension of the carrier/technology provider’s sales and back-end support. We hope you find this monthly newsletter informative and beneficial. If you have any questions or need assistance with your technology needs, feel free to contact us at (512) 342-2226 x104.

Best regards,
Scott Fairbairn, President

Microsoft is Killing Off Internet Explorer

Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) by this time next year.

  • Beginning November 30, 2020, the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support IE 11.
  • Beginning August 17, 2021, the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11.

This means that after the above dates, customers will have a degraded experience or will be unable to connect to Microsoft 365 apps and services on IE 11. For degraded experiences, new Microsoft 365 features will not be available or certain features may cease to work when accessing the app or service via IE 11. While we know this change will be difficult for some customers, we believe that customers will get the most out of Microsoft 365 when using the new Microsoft Edge. We are committed to helping make this transition as smooth as possible.   [Continue Reading]

AT&T Free Month Dedicated Internet Promotion – Ends October 31, 2020 New AT&T Dedicated Internet (ADI) customers can get ONE FREE MONTH WITH INSTALLATION CHARGES WAIVED. This promotion applies to ADI Ethernet access speeds from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps. It is available for all contracted sites. Contract must be signed by 10/31/20. Contact AmCom at or (512) 342-2226 x104 to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

Spectrum ‘3 Months Free’ Promotion – Ends October 28th

Businesses can receive 3 months free on any of the qualifying products: FIA, Ethernet (Fiber), Managed WiFi, Managed Router Service (MRS), Managed Security Service (MSS), SIP, PRI, and Unified Communications over DOCSIS. The contract must be signed no later than October 28, 2020. Certain conditions apply so contact us to find out if your company is eligible for this promotion.

October is Cybersecurity Month. Ransomware attacks are on the rise and crippling all types of companies, both large and small

In September alone, there has been at least 31 ransomware attacks and most are targeting U.S. based companies. On October 2nd, the FBI issued a Public Service Announcement explaining the attacks, how your company can become infected, and what to do in case of an attack.

Due to Covid-19, many businesses are adopting to remote workforces. This creates a few obstacles…the need for greater Internet bandwidth, Unified Communications that combines Hosted Voice and business applications, and security measures to protect the data that is being received from the remote workforce and other sources.

Businesses must consider adding DDoS and Ransomware protection to their networks. Consider it a form of insurance. The cost of adding security “insurance” far outweighs the cost of downtime, lost data, and potential lawsuits. AmCom Solutions is a solution provider for several of the reputable companies that offer protection for your company. If you are interested in receive a quote, please contact Scott Fairbairn, (512) 342-2226 x104 or submit a quote request.

RECENT ATTACKS: Ransomware hits election infrastructure in Georgia county
A Georgia county is ground zero for what may be the first ransomware attack to hit election infrastructure this political season.

The attack on Hall County — home to Gainesville and located roughly an hour north of Atlanta — was disclosed on Oct. 7, but the impact to election infrastructure is only now coming to light. [Continue Reading]

Universal Health Services Ransomware Attack Impacts Hospitals Nationwide
On September 27, UHS staff from around the country took to Reddit to determine if other sites were experiencing IT troubles. UHS workforce described a massive system outage, with no access to… [Continue Reading]

Calling All Zoom Phone Users: Voice Needs Security Too

Last week, Zoom announced they are rolling out a new end-to-end encryption (E2EE) feature next week as phase one of a four-phase security plan. According to the company’s announcement, the E2EE feature will be available as a technical preview for hosts and attendees (for sessions with up to 200 participants).

Earlier this year, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said the company would offer end-to-end encryption to all users, making the security features available to all, including paying and free customers, a change in policy some observers believe was triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, which forced millions of workers to interact from home.  [Continue Reading]

AmCom Solutions can help your company with Internet upgrades, additional bandwidth, Hosted Voice (VoIP), Data Center connectivity, IoT solutions, Security and more! We work directly with the technology provider so your company can focus on its core business.

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