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Limit Obstacles on the Job; Run a Course with the Team

Above Image Credit: TBNG Team


When you ask any events coordinator in your office about team-building exercises outdoors, the default answer will usually be “ropes.” As if no one has ever felt closer with whom they work than to break out some tightrope walking act together. 

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Musings of an IT Guy (IT’s Blogtober)

Being an Information Technology professional is an exciting career—you never know what each day might bring. Your day might be full of unexpected disruptors, such as abruptly managing a remote workforce (Hello Covid19!) or handling a sudden breach in security. However, it also brings abundant opportunities and a wide range of options for learning new skills as technology rapidly advances. The industry provides scores of professional certifications to help you rise through the ranks and grow your skillset and your salary.  

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Up, Up & Away! Send Your Email to the Cloud, It’s Safer Up There!

What exactly is cloud-based email?


Let’s start with the basics. Simply defined, cloud-based email uses a third-party hosting service to process your email, just like any other cloud computing service you already use. You probably use several cloud-based services on any given workday to improve your workflows—think, Trello, or Asana for project management, Slack or Google Hangouts for messaging, or CRMs like Hubspot or SalesForce. Cloud email works in the same way.

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TBNG, Inc. Wins Three Major Awards This Summer

It’s always nice to be recognized for a job well done, but it is a tremendous honor to receive three prestigious industry awards in two short months. This summer, TBNG, Inc. (TBNG Consulting & Vancord Cybersecurity) has been honored with: The 2021 CRN Fast Growth 150 award, the 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 award, and a ranking on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List.  

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Surviving the Semiconductor Chip Shortage

A new reason to move to the Cloud

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TBNG Consulting Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

Annual MSP 501 Identifies Best-in-Class Global MSP Businesses & Leading Trends in Managed Services


JULY 28, 2020: TBNG Consulting, a division of TBNG, Inc. has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.


For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information. Applicants are ranked on a unique methodology that weighs revenue figures according to long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency.


Channel Futures is pleased to name TBNG Consulting to the 2020 MSP 501.

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It's Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day,, is a global, community-led approach encouraging children and young people, parents, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

Given that people from every walk of life and culture from around the world can connect and communicate in ways they never could before, this year’s theme “Together for a better internet” is a call to action for every stakeholder to join in a national conversation about online safety.

The world’s biggest campaign to make the internet a safer and happier place, Safer Internet Day gained official recognition in the U.S. in 2012, with an agreement between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission to join efforts in building a better internet for youth. Since then, it’s grown to 140 countries around the world.

ConnectSafely was officially appointed to coordinate the efforts in the U.S. in 2013 and they’ve been driving it forward a little more every year. Each year, ConnectSafely observes Safer Internet Day in February with two events – a daytime event for high school students and 8th-graders and an evening family event for all ages. The event moves around the country, but this year, the daytime event on February 11th is at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View with the evening event at the TikTok facility in downtown Mountain View.

Like the internet itself, Safer Internet Day has evolved over the years shifting away from content and conduct topics to broader themes like wellness and authenticity. By helping young people develop strategies to use the internet wisely by building up resilience and honing the tools ConnectSafely hopes to harness the great power of the internet as a force for community and positive change and shape the internet of today and tomorrow.

By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the Safer Internet Day slogan encourages everyone to join the movement, to participate, and to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together. With the amount of new content generated every day, awareness of the ever-changing landscape of the Internet should be a top priority for adults and children.

You can observe the day by ensuring your software is up to date, that you have to latest antivirus and malware software installed, that you use parental locks and that you use secure passwords. Content filters blocking access to age-inappropriate or other objectionable content, usage controls placing time limits, computer-usage management restricting or enforcing the use of software and monitoring and tracking locations and device activity are ways to double down on your parental control.

Involve your kids in the process. Talk them through the programs you’re installing and select your privacy settings together, discussing why you are doing it and the kinds of threats you’re protecting the family against.

As part of this conversation, talk about what your kids are doing online, who they’re talking to, and what kinds of things they need to be careful about. By having this discussion, you’re giving your kids a feeling of control and responsibility over their online activities which—when paired with the rules and software we all need to protect ourselves—should produce better results when it comes to their internet education.

The internet is such an integral part of our lives that the earlier you start involving kids and teaching them about their online space, the better. By having early, honest and open communication between all stakeholders of the internet - young people, parents, educators, government officials, industry representatives, content creators – we can work together to create a better internet.

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New Haven Biz talks with Michael Grande about cybersecurity

New Haven Biz, a regional publisher of business news, caught up with Michael Grande, President of TBNG, Inc. to discuss technology and cybersecurity.  In January of 2019, TBNG, Inc. became the parent company of two business units: TBNG Consulting and Vancord.

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Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 End of Support: Are You Ready?


Effective January 14, 2020, Microsoft will discontinue extended support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, forever. Read More

TBNG is at Ruckus BIGDOGS

The hard work of the TBNG Consulting Solutions Engineering and Project Team was featured in the opening ceremonies at Commscope Ruckus BigDogs Conference which is a two-and-a-half-day conference held annually in select locations across the globe for Ruckus’ top partners. At this invitation-only event the focus is on mutual learning and networking, with the goal of strengthening relationships and accelerating business growth.

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