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  • Micro Visions Inc, Grand Rapids IT Support

MEET YOUR GRAND RAPIDS IT LEADERSHIP TEAM

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For the past 30 years Micro Visions has been at the heart of the Grand Rapids community.

Micro Visions is the leading provider of managed IT services and technology consulting in Western Michigan. For more than 30 years, our woman-owned business has helped businesses of all sizes to address critical business needs. Our employees work closely with your team to understand your unique business challenges and develop cost-effective, reliable solutions.

ARE YOU A BUSINESS OWNER?

Do you need IT solutions that complement your strategic business goals? We can help! If you’ve experienced the cost of IT, we’d like to show you the VALUE.

ARE YOU AN IT MANAGER/CIO?

Have your company’s computer systems grown from a few PCs to a complex network? We can help!

ARE YOU A CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER?

Does your outsourced IT support team take days to return your call? We can help!

ARE YOU A COMPUTER GO-TO PERSON?

Are you tired of the blame-game between vendors eroding your precious time? We can help!

ARE YOU A BUSINESS OWNER?

Do you need IT solutions that complement your strategic business goals? We can help! If you’ve experienced the cost of IT, we’d like to show you the VALUE.

ARE YOU AN IT MANAGER/CIO?

Have your company’s computer systems grown from a few PCs to a complex network? We can help!

ARE YOU A CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER?

Does your outsourced IT support team take days to return your call? We can help!

ARE YOU A COMPUTER GO-TO PERSON?

Are you tired of the blame-game between vendors eroding your precious time? We can help!

★★★★★

Micro Visions has aligned their goals with ours, and are viewed as a partner, not just an IT provider. They are proactive, responsive, and provide an invaluable service… they really have everything to offer that I was looking for.

Brent, Vice President, Manufacturer

★★★★★

They were very organized and methodical. It was not a quick fix, but rather a well-planned and executed solution.

Don, CFO, Food Processing Facility

★★★★★

Micro Visions has consistently gone above and beyond in trying to help us solve more than just the issues we bring forth. Their response times are quite impressive and have always been proactive in their approach. They definitely provide more than just computer support.

Cody, Controller Insurance Agency

★★★★★

Micro Visions provide the on-call support our municipality requires from open to close. The on-call support, whether that be calling Micro Visions’ helpdesk directly or the submission of an issue “ticket” through the user’s desktop is invaluable to our staff.

Shay, Deputy City Manager, Local Municipality

LET’S WORK TOGETHER

Our aim is to offer clients the highest level of quality, service and value. This is achieved by professional management, skilled and experienced analysts and engineers with years of experience in the field of information technology.

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2306, 2022

Are You Still Using Internet Explorer? Not Anymore!

It wasn't the best run, but it was a long run. Internet Explorer, established in 1995, is now obsolete as of June 15, 2022. Microsoft announced that it will no longer support Explorer (but there is still Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge that will be supported through 2029). So, if you’re using websites built for Explorer, they should still work, but you’ll want to sort that out as soon as possible. Once support ends, a browser or application no longer gets patches or updates to protect you from vulnerabilities. This is a problem for current users, whether their concerns are basic security, ransomware, or maintaining compliance. Are You Using Explorer? Explorer had some good times. It used to have a 95% market share until Firefox began siphoning users. Part of the problem, starting around IE 6, was a failure to conform to standards. Microsoft has addressed this problem by focusing on Edge, the replacement browser for Explorer. As of 2020, 5.7% of Internet users are still on Explorer. If you are one of those users, it’s time to switch. Using an unsupported browser increases your risk of malware infection as there are no longer patches or technical support. For a similar (but reportedly much improved) experience, Edge performs well on security tests. Firefox and Chrome are also good options, as well as some lesser-known browsers. Side note: Apple’s Safari browser works great on iOS, but the current version does not work for Windows. Although it may be tempting to continue using Explorer for legacy websites that don’t work on newer or other browsers, it’s important to find other resources for best security practice. For now, Explorer Mode for Edge is available, but it only works in Windows 11. So, if you are using MacOS or Linux, it won’t work for you. What Are the Risks? Continuing to use Internet Explorer without support puts your computer, and possibly your network, at risk. If the browser does not get updates, any new attack methods or weak points will not receive fixes. This opens your computer to exploits and malware, which puts your personal information, browsing history, and account logins at risk. A security incident could be more likely and more severe. Because an unpatched browser increases the risk to personal information, continuing to use Internet Explorer will put you out of HIPAA and SOC 2 compliance. Many companies store consumers’ and clients’ personal data in the cloud, and an insecure browser is an unauthorized path into that secure space. All this in mind, if you’ve been using Internet Explorer, it’s time for a change. For the most similar experience, switch to Microsoft Edge. If you’re looking for something different, though, there are a host of other browsers to try. If you are interested in a no-obligation consultation to improve your security or your IT infrastructure, contact us today.

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