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Visualize Microsoft Copilot in Action: Practical Applications for Your Team

Understanding that Microsoft Copilot can make work faster and more efficient is valuable, but it’s the practical, real-world applications that truly demonstrate its usefulness. The application of this advanced AI within your team’s daily tasks is where the abstract concept of AI meets the concrete reality of improved workflows and productivity. Microsoft’s familiar tools—Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint—might be commonplace across desks, but Copilot’s integration with these applications shows up differently depending on the user’s role. This article offers a glimpse into how your team can harness Copilot in ways that matter most to their specific duties. We’re sharing these […]

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Crafting Prompts for Microsoft 365 Copilot

Crafting Prompts for Microsoft 365 Copilot

Have you ever wished for an assistant who understands your needs perfectly and helps with your daily tasks? That’s exactly what you get with Copilot for Microsoft 365, the AI-powered partner integrated right into your Microsoft environment. It’s designed to understand and respond to your instructions as naturally as you’d talk to a person. To make the most out of Copilot, there are a few simple strategies you can learn to engage with it. Prompt engineering is the term that has been coined to describe the process of interacting with AI tools such as Copilot. It refers to the thoughtful […]

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Bellwether Technology Corporation Named to CRN’s 2024 Managed Service Provider 500 List

(New Orleans, April 2, 2024) – Bellwether Technology Corporation, a leading provider of managed IT services, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2024. This marks the 11th consecutive year BTC has been selected for this prestigious list. The MSP 500 list annually honors managed IT service providers who have demonstrated their ability to successfully deliver IT solutions that empower clients to improve their operations and fuel overall growth. Bellwether has built a business model focused on providing comprehensive managed […]

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Stop Lateral Movement with Managed Detection and Response

Stop Lateral Movement with Managed Detection and Response

Cyber threats continue to evolve with alarming sophistication. The unsettling reality is that cyber intruders may already be navigating through your network undetected if you don’t have Managed Detection and Response (MDR) as part of your cybersecurity strategy. Consider this scenario: an employee clicks on a seemingly innocent email link, leading them to a cleverly disguised login page. Believing it to be legitimate, they input their username and password, and think nothing of it. What actually just happened is that they gave their credentials to a cyber-criminal. Once an intruder gains access to an individual’s corporate account they enter the […]

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Bellwether Technology Corporation Recognized on the 2024 Tech Elite 250 List

Bellwether Technology Corporation Recognized on the 2024 Tech Elite 250 List

(New Orleans, LA – March 18th, 2024) Bellwether Technology Corporation is on the 2024 Tech Elite 250 list published by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company. This annual list highlights solution providers across the U.S. and Canada who excel in delivering cutting-edge IT solutions, standing out for their top-tier certifications and specializations from leading technology vendors in infrastructure, cloud, and security domains. At Bellwether, the earning of company and individual certifications represents the team’s depth of knowledge, skill and commitment to staying up to date with the latest technology advancements. While the certifications are an important acknowledgement of our […]

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Keeping the Plates Spinning – Spotlight on Lauren

An IT career isn’t explicitly reserved for engineers and technology specialists. For people like Lauren, who is a business analyst at Bellwether, you can excel without a background in IT if you’re willing to jump in and learn new things. In her position that involves documenting all of Bellwether’s internal processes, Lauren uses her love of learning to figure out how things work, understand the process, and see where improvements can be made. “I’m constantly learning,” Lauren explained. “I absorb as much as I can, put the pieces together, and be a bridge or translator between the technical and client-facing […]

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Single Sign-On: The Short Cut for Streamlined Account Access 

Single Sign-On: The Short Cut for Streamlined Account Access

Do you ever find yourself wasting precious time trying to log into different company systems? Imagine it’s a typical Monday morning, and you’re faced with the all-too-familiar “Incorrect Password” error. Minutes tick by as you struggle to access critical information for an important meeting, leading to a call for IT support and adding to a growing queue of similar requests. This scenario is a daily reality in many offices, transforming what should be simple logins into time-consuming productivity killers. Fortunately, there’s a solution: Single Sign-On (SSO). With SSO, the days of recalling numerous passwords, dealing with account lockouts, and contacting […]

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Lock Up Access to Corporate Accounts with a Password Keeper 

Lock Up Access to Corporate Accounts with a Password Keeper

How do you remember every password you have for all your personal and professional online accounts? Do you use easy to remember information like birthdays or names of family members and pets? Do you have passwords written down on paper? Do you let your web browser store them? Do you a single password that you use for every account you have? If you use any of these password storage tactics, you should change right now because these are all insecure methods of retaining passwords. There’s a better way to store and utilize your passwords and that’s with a password keeper. […]

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Leadership Transition Announced at Bellwether Technology Corporation

Poco Sloss, Steven Ellis, Merrick Sloss

(New Orleans, LA – November 30, 2023) Bellwether Technology Corporation has announced changes in its leadership team. While this transition comes with new titles for these three individuals, it reflects a natural progression in roles and responsibilities that have been evolving for some time. Bellwether’s co-founder, Poco Sloss, has transitioned from CEO to Chairman of the Board. In this capacity, Poco continues to provide guidance for the company’s overall goals, long-term vision, and major decisions. Steven Ellis, formerly the company’s President, is now CEO. In this role Steven continues to lead and manage Bellwether’s executive team, as well as drive […]

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The Power of Shared Knowledge – Spotlight on Gary

According to Gary, Bellwether Technology’s superpower is the way that everyone in the organization shares information. Whether the communication takes the form of client meetings, one-to-one discussions with colleagues, or creating documentation, the outcome is that people gain understanding. Understanding is essential for making connections and facilitating forward movement. Gary is a Project Resource at Bellwether and in his 28 years with the company he’s facilitated a lot of forward movement for clients, colleagues, and his own professional career. He’s seen a lot of changes during the four decades that have passed since he started working in IT in the […]

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