Ransomware Attack Hits the State Government of Louisiana

On November 18, 2019, the State Government of Louisiana was hit by a ransomware attack that forced numerous websites, as well as Internet and email services, to shut down. The Department of Health, Department of Transportation and Development, and 79 Office of Motor Vehicle locations were among the impacted state services.

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Chrome Users Need to Update Now

Why Google Chrome Users Should be Concerned About Security Patches Does Your Organization Use Google Chrome? Find Out Why Recent Security Flaws Have Created an Urgent Need to Update Your Devices’ Browsers Immediately   If users in your organization use Google Chrome, there is a high chance that several of those systems are creating an […]

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For those who deserve our utmost respect… 

November 11th is Veterans Day…  A day where we stand united to honor those who are currently serving and those who have served – those who sacrificed for the common good of our country.    And for all they’ve done, we say thank you.  Thank you to those who have and those who continue to […]

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Downtime Is Extremely Expensive – Can You Actually Afford It?

Downtime is bad for business. Whether you agree or not, it’s a fact – just a couple years ago, small businesses with up to 50 million in annual revenue reported that just a single hour of downtime cost them $8,600. Why Does Downtime Cost So Much? The main cost of downtime is not the fix […]

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What Do You Think Of Our New Look?

After months of designing and planning, Essential Solutions is beyond excited to finally have launched our brand new website! It’s amazing the difference a few upgrades can make.

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Happy Halloween 👻

Happy Halloween! What better time than now to tell some scary stories? Ok, so they’re not “scary stories” per se, but facts that will alarm AND spook you. A cyber-attack happens every 39 seconds. Over 75% of the healthcare industry was infected with malware last year. Human error accounts for 95% of ALL breaches that […]

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How Do You Insert a PDF Into a Word Doc?

Insert a PDF Into a Word Doc Need to know how to add a PDF to a Word document? Head here and learn two tried-and-true techniques for seamlessly adding PDFs to any Microsoft Word doc.   Have you ever needed to insert a PDF file into a Word document? Let’s say you’ve found a relevant […]

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Celebrating “Get To Know Your Customer Day” On October 17

October 17 is Get To Know Your Customer Day! Knowing our clients is foundational to everything we do – do you know why? You may have heard that industry-leading, award-winning, unbeatable IT services come down to one specific thing. Maybe it’s offering the latest, greatest, fanciest, tech gimmicks (which also tend to be the most […]

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How to Prepare Your Device for iOS 13

Apple has launched the latest iteration of its mobile operating system: iOS 13. Here’s what you need to know before installing the update to your iPhone.   Apple is set to release the latest version of its mobile operating system this fall. iOS 13 aims to bring major security, functionality, and aesthetic updates to your […]

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How to Automate Microsoft Outlook Email Responses

Automate Email Replies in Four Ways to Share Information Better Learn how to use four powerful tools to automate Microsoft Outlook email responses, including Automatic Replies, Quick Parts, Signatures and Templates   Managing email responses, especially if you are a busy executive looking to keep in touch with clients, colleagues, investors and partners. With Microsoft […]

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