Ingram Leedy

Ingram Leedy

If you are looking for someone who lives on the leading edge of technology innovation, Ingram Leedy has a unique ability to predict the future digital trends.

As CEO of Protected Trust, he is helping business leaders see the world in new ways by connecting people and technology to achieve more.

Recent posts by Ingram Leedy

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Custom Backgrounds Now a Standard Feature in Microsoft Teams

By Ingram Leedy on June 29, 2020

Two months ago we created a video to show you a trick on how to add custom backgrounds in your Microsoft Teams video calls, because this was not a feature inside of Teams at the time. Flash-forward two months later and now the ability to add custom backgrounds in your Teams calls is now a standard feature. Great news for everyone, it’s even easier than the trick method we previously showed you.

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Enable video audio in your Microsoft Teams meetings

By Ingram Leedy on June 26, 2020

If you've ever tried to present a video in Microsoft Teams only to have the audience report they are unable to hear the audio, no your application isn't broken, there is just a box you need to check. The button I am referring to is called "Included System Audio". The "system" it is referring to is your entire computer. 

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Don't Press pause on collaboration, start an Ad Hoc meeting instead

By Ingram Leedy on June 24, 2020

Any sports fan will tell you the importance of momentum in leading your favorite team to victory. If you've ever uttered the phrase "let's get the ball rolling", then you too realize just how valuable momentum can be.  In fact, Newton's first law states that an object in motion will stay in get the point.  So then why do we continue to schedule meetings days or even weeks out from the original conversation?  By the time the meeting has arrived, either most people have lost their enthusiasm for the subject or just can't remember what was said.

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Raise your hand for better meetings

By Ingram Leedy on June 22, 2020

Why are productive meetings so few and far between? In fact, meetings have become the butt of many jokes, mainly on the assumption that they are an inefficient use of everyone's time. The general consensus seems to be that there are too many meetings and they are just too long.

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Increased remote work after COVID-19, despite concerns

By Ingram Leedy on June 2, 2020

A Pulse Secure report found that the majority (84%) of U.S. organizations expect a broader and more permanent remote work adoption after the coronavirus pandemic passes, despite heavy security concerns associated with working from home.

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What is your company's Security Score?

By Ingram Leedy on May 18, 2020

Have you ever wished that you could have a digital security expert at your fingertips to review and personally walk you through improving the security inside your Office 365 environment?

Perhaps you haven’t thought of this, and now you are wondering if your Office 365 environment is as secure as you thought it was. Maybe you haven’t taken a thorough look at the Office 365 Security Center. Is it massive? Yes. Effective? Absolutely! Easy to navigate and understand? Umm… not so much.

The Office 365 Security Center may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be.

Get your Security Score

Thanks to the artificial intelligence (AI) you can review and grade your organization for any possible security vulnerabilities with a new tool called Secure Score.  Secure Score will give you a security score and highlight exactly how to fix any issues.  

Join Solutions Architect Sean Jacobs as he walks you through Secure Score in the first part video overview that shows you how to get your own Security Score.

A Roadmap to Security

We also understand that the journey to effective digital security doesn’t end with Secure Score. In addition to personal consultations, Sean has put together a course called the Security Roadmap. This service gives Office 365 administrators the knowledge they need to navigate from having no digital security to setting up the ideal secure environment. You can work at your own pace and it’s entirely free.

Want to learn how to secure your organization? Sign up for the Security Roadmap at and start protecting your organization today.  

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Introducing Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3

By Ingram Leedy on May 6, 2020

Surface Go 2 keeps the same thin, lightweight design as the original, but now offers a larger 10.5-inch PixelSense display, improved battery life and a model with up to 64% faster performance. Also, for the first time, it comes with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ M options.  Studio Mics have been added along with a dual microphone solution to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise for Teams meetings or video chats. A 5MP front-facing camera delivers sharp video even in low light. A new Camera app for the rear-facing camera as also been added to make it easy to scan documents and whiteboards from meetings.  You can personalize your Surface Go with Type Covers, Sleeves and accessories in a variety of colors, including Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue. Surface Go 2 starts at $399 and will be available starting May 12.

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How to Reduce New Vulnerability Attacks on Microsoft 365

By Ingram Leedy on May 4, 2020

Companies are rapidly changing their collaboration capabilities to allow remote working needs for employees, but many may not be fully considering the basic security configurations.

See how Sean Jacobs (Protected Trust) steps us thru the common and recommended settings.

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The Importance of Modern Technology in the Workplace

By Ingram Leedy on May 1, 2020

An innovative business on the cutting edge of technology is able to empower its remote workers, reap the cost-savings benefits of BYOD policies, and connect its employees no matter how and where they work. It can provide higher-quality products or services, enhance customer service and the user experience, and reduce waste while improving productivity for higher profit margins. All in all, properly utilizing technology in the workplace creates a competitive advantage. 

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work