Case Study: Waypoint

Waypoint Background With sixteen locations across the state of New Hampshire, Waypoint’s mission is to empower people of all ages through an array of […]

What is artificial intelligence (AI)?

via Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Specific applications of AI include expert systems, natural […]

Case Study: McDowell & Morrissette, PA

Background: The law firm of McDowell & Morrissette, PA is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, and provides legal services to injured individuals throughout New […]

Concord Business Showcase

We had a great time exhibiting at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual Business Showcase on April 13th. The Chamber’s biggest networking […]

World Backup Day is March 31st

We’re fortunate enough to have access to the most powerful computers to date, but what would you do if you lost everything on your […]

New Case Study: Temco Tool

We invite you to read our latest case study on Temco Tool! —- The Problem: As a leading manufacturer within the aerospace and defense […]

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity awareness month! Our partners at KnowBe4 have released a free resource kit with tips to help secure your company against today’s […]

Amazon Prime Day or Amazon Crime Day? Don’t Fall Victim to Phishing

Even with a robust security posture, businesses are still at risk if they don’t take the time to properly train their employees to ensure […]

RIP Internet Explorer

via CNET Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer on Wednesday, putting its aging web browser out to pasture after nearly 27 years. A South […]

Happy 40th Anniversary!

  This year GSC IT Solutions is celebrating the big 4-0! We’ve been happy to have our GSC IT team as a part of […]

World Backup Day is March 31st

World Backup Day is a day for people and businesses to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance […]

Partner Spotlight – Datto

As the world’s leading provider of IT solutions delivered by Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and […]

Why Microsoft 365 Is Getting More Expensive for Business Customers

via From March 2022, Microsoft 365 will be more expensive for its commercial users. Let’s explore why Microsoft is doing this. Since launching […]

CISA & the FBI Issue “Shields Up” Advisory About Possible Russian Cyber Attacks

Due to the escalating political tensions with Russia the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland […]

February 8th is Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, […]

Help Desk Tier II

Do you enjoy working within a fast-paced environment with a company that deploys industry leading technology solutions?  Come join our team! GSC IT Solutions, […]

Field Service Engineer II

GSC IT Solutions, a division of Granite State Communications, is currently seeking a Field Service Engineer II. The Field Service Engineer II supports and […]

80% of senior IT leaders see cybersecurity protection deficits

via A lack of confidence in companies’ defenses is prompting 91% of organizations to boost 2021 budgets, according to a new IDG/Insight Enterprises […]

Windows 10: You need to try these 3 new features

via The latest major Windows update brought some new tricks for your browser, Start menu and more. Here’s how to use them. The […]

Microsoft is cutting Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC support from ten years to five

Via Microsoft is making it tougher for users who’ve looked to Long Term Servicing Updates as a way to avoid feature updates for […]

Quality, not quantity, is the hallmark of the latest waves of phishing attacks

Via Cybercriminals have changed tactics since COVID-19, with surgically precise social engineering attacks targeting business apps replacing batch-and-blast phishing. A survey of IT professionals […]

Microsoft Teams: A cheat sheet

Microsoft Teams is Microsoft’s take on chat-based communication for business, its answer to competing platforms such as Slack and Atlassian’s HipChat. In its simplest […]

Windows 10 privacy guide: How to take control

via Where do you draw the line on personal privacy? The right options are different for everyone. In this guide, I show you […]

Microsoft and SAP pledge to integrate Teams with SAP business apps by mid-2021

via Microsoft and SAP are committing again this year to expanding their strategic partnership, but this time involving Microsoft Teams. For the past […]

An upcoming Windows 10 update will remove the old Microsoft Edge

via The new Microsoft Edge has been out for over a year, and now it’s set to replace the old Edge on Windows […]

Microsoft makes available Windows 10 ‘in cloud’ configuration settings for IT admins

Via Microsoft is continuing to try to simplify the management of Windows 10 PCs for businesses and education customers, this time with a […]

How to Care for Your Devices

Smartphones and tablets don’t like cold weather. When a lithium-ion battery is exposed to low temperatures, it can drain faster than normal or indicate it […]

January 28th is Data Privacy Day

Manage Your Privacy Settings Want to view or change your privacy/security settings, but don’t know where to find them? Use the link below to […]

We’re relocating our offices effective December 1, 2020.

GSC IT Solutions is moving effective December 1, 2020. We are relocating to a new, larger location that supports our continued growth. We’ll also […]

Microsoft Seeks Startup Partnerships in Battle With Amazon Over Cloud

via 9/14/20 Cloud-computing giants try to hook small companies; ‘If you’re a startup, having a big brother doesn’t hurt’ Microsoft Corp. and […]

Windows 10 October 2020 update: Everything you need to know

Windows 10 version 20H2 will be widely released next month, and should take only minutes to install. Here are all of the new features […]

Companies Battle Another Pandemic: Skyrocketing Hacking Attempts

via Equifax Inc. EFX -0.59% had spent years working to repair its reputation after a massive data breach when lockdown orders meant office […]

Google: We’ll test hiding the full URL in Chrome 86 to combat phishing

via Google aims to find out if showing only a domain name in the address bar will help Chrome users spot scams. Google […]

Microsoft 365 apps to end Internet Explorer support next year

via The once-dominant web browser appears ready for retirement. Internet Explorer’s days have been numbered since Microsoft launched its Edge browser five years […]

Cybersecurity: These two basic flaws make it easy for hackers to break into your systems

via zdnet Penetration testers share common security failings that leave companies vulnerable to attack. Hackers can gain access to the internal networks of corporations […]

There’s a growing blind spot for your security team during the pandemic: IoT devices

Via zdnet Businesses may not be able to dictate what devices employees keep on their home networks, there are still many options available to […]

These new Microsoft Teams features are coming in the next few days

via Microsoft has announced that a raft of new Microsoft Teams features which it flagged earlier this month will be reaching end users […]

Four Tips for Putting Your Best Face Forward During Video Calls

You may be participating in more video calls these days, whether in a virtual meeting for a community group or just hanging out with […]

How to Create a Strong, Complex Password

Want to make a strong password that’s very hard to crack? Follow these steps: This guideline is just a small part of the Security Awareness […]

Microsoft Teams’ new feature: Group chat jumps from 100 to 250 people

via Microsoft beefs up chat features in Microsoft Teams to take on rivals like Zoom and Google Meet. With Microsoft Teams use exploding […]

The Windows 10 security guide: How to protect your business

Via How do you configure Windows 10 PCs to avoid common security problems? There’s no software magic bullet, unfortunately, and the tools are […]

Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

via The popular team collaboration software maker has seen a spike in use as remote working becomes more common in the wake of […]

How to Pick the Right Cybersecurity Vendor for Your Business

Via With offices moving online to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 epidemic, picking the right cybersecurity vendor has never been more important. […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Zoom Meetings From Hackers

via With the number of people working from home skyrocketing, hackers are going to work. Zoom quickly became the go-to tool for remote teams, […]

Microsoft to rebrand some Office 365 commercial plans as ‘Microsoft 365’

via Just when you thought you had a handle on what Microsoft 365 is, Microsoft is changing some (but not all) of the […]

Your Smartphone Is Revealing Far More Information About Your Location Than You Thought

via A new report reveals startling details about how you are being tracked everywhere you go. You probably knew that your smartphone is tracking […]

COVID-19 Safety Measures

To our customers, neighbors, and communities: Like everyone, GSC IT Solutions has been paying close attention to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We […]

4 Cybersecurity Myths All Small-Business Owners Need to Know

via These cybersecurity misconceptions put your business at risk. While small-business owners are a diverse group, most have a couple of things in […]

Unhackable Internet

Via Later this year, Dutch researchers will complete a quantum internet between Delft and the Hague. An internet based on quantum physics will […]

Merry Christmas

  Happy Holidays from GSC IT Solutions! We will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their […]

Online Holiday Shopping Tips

It’s that time of year again: online holiday shopping! With half of all holiday shopping done online, that leaves shoppers open to the numerous […]

Happy Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving from GSC IT Solutions! We will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 so our employees can enjoy […]

Prepare Now for Windows 7, Server 2008, and Exchange 2010 End of Support

Once a product reaches its end-of-life, no new features, fixes or security updates are released for it.  GSC IT Solutions is placing a heavy focus in 2019 to assist businesses developing and implementing plans…

Expanding Ethernet switching and WIFI with HP Aruba

  GSC IT Solutions has been a partner of Hewlett Packard (HP) for several years, but in early 2019 made the decision to formally […]

New Partnership with Star2Star Communications to enhance VoIP/Unified Communications Offering

Star2Star specializes in innovative business VoIP solutions that help businesses of all sizes in any industry stay connected to what matters.

Bring your own Device (BYOD) and Internet of Things (IOT) Adoption

Before fully adopting BYOD, weigh the benefits and security risks to your business.

Partnership with KnowBe4 to Provide Security Awareness Training

In an effort to offer our clients a structured security awareness and compliance training program, GSC IT Solutions recently partnered with KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform.

Code on the Screen

Tech Talk – The Surprising Top Cause of Data Loss and Why Data Backup Should be a Top Priority

When most people consider the need to back up their critical business data they commonly consider it as insurance policy against equipment failure or natural disaster to ensure they can minimize the impact on these events have on their business operations.

Email Security Best Practices – The Dos And Don’ts

Security practices within a business are as much about training employees to be aware of the threat landscape as they are about adopting the right technology.  Even with the most robust security…

GSC IT Solutions Partners with Axis Communications

Having invented the first network camera back in 1996, Axis is a well-known leader in network video patented technologies. This partnership allows us to bring our customers cost-effective surveillance solutions…

NEW – Introducing Comprehensive Managed Services

Leave the day-to-day IT management to GSC IT Solutions, and you can stay focused on what really matters—your business. Our new GSCare Comprehensive Managed Services plans make it easy for…

FAQ – What Are Some Signs That a Computer Is Dying?

Question: My computer has been giving me problems lately, but I don’t want to spend the money on a new one if I don’t have to. How do I know when it’s time to give up?

GSC IT Partners with Ruckus Wireless

Two Companies with the same commitment to technological innovation and customer service come together to deliver superior products and support…

Security Alert – Wi-Fi Vulnerability Detected

A serious vulnerability was discovered in the WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i) encryption protocol used in Wi-Fi networking. The latest vulnerability known as KRACK (key reinstallation attacks) allows attackers, within proximity, to view…

Security Alert — GSC IT Resources Available as Petya Ransomware Affects Businesses Across the World

A new strain of the Petya ransomware is affecting businesses across the world. The ransomware uses multiple techniques to spread, including the same Microsoft Windows “EternalBlue” exploit used by the WannaCry…

Security Alert — a widespread ransomware cyberattack is targeting Windows Users.

Please protect your Windows computers by making sure you’ve applied the latest updates. You can do this by running Windows Update until there no more new updates to be applied. You should also make sure…

Patch Issued – Update for Microsoft Office Users

Microsoft has rolled out a patch that addresses the Word attachment vulnerability that we advised of on Monday. GSC IT Solutions recommends that you […]

Important Alert for Microsoft Office Users

The following is an important advisory for any all Microsoft® Office users of a new zero-day attack that installs malware onto fully patched systems running Microsoft’s operating system via an Office vulnerability.

Want to Work Smarter from Anywhere?

Move the business email into the cloud via Hosted Exchange for synchronization across devices.

Success Story – VOIP Solution Helps Remick & Gendron

GSC IT’s Hosted VoIP service offers an alternative to the traditional phone system.

How to Shrink your Inbox Down to Size

Follow these tips to manage your inbox and not feel overwhelmed by it.

Four Reasons your Employees are using Dropbox

Dropbox is free, easy and accessible from home.