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IT jargon: a glossary of cybersecurity terms

September 21st, 2016
IT jargon: a glossary of cybersecurity terms

Everyone hates jargon. It’s ostracizing and off-putting, but somehow we just keep creating more and more of it. For those who have adopted an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” philosophy, we have just the list for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most relevant cybersecurity terms making the rounds today.

Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

September 20th, 2016
Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

The term ‘hard’ in hard drive shouldn’t refer to the difficulty many experience when they set out looking for a new one. It’s hard to deny the importance that hard drives still have to computers of all shapes, sizes, and operating systems — but like the elusive concept of soulmates, how do we know which one is right for us? We’ve put together a list of five things you should take into consideration prior to buying new hardware.

VoIP systems keep callers on the line

September 19th, 2016
VoIP systems keep callers on the line

Recently, a story circulated amongst industry insiders of an official in a hospital’s records room who couldn’t customize her legacy phone system’s hold messages. The upshot was this particular platform restarted the hold message each time a caller was placed back on hold.

LinkedIn Alumni improves how you network

September 15th, 2016
LinkedIn Alumni improves how you network

Aside from having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile, there seems to be more waiting around than getting job interviews or receiving promotions. Why so? You’ve given all the relevant information needed to land a job, or to convince your boss that it’s time for you to step up the corporate ladder — but what else is missing? Your network.

What can we learn from Delta’s IT outage?

September 14th, 2016
What can we learn from Delta’s IT outage?

Companies can pay a hefty sum if they ever experience any downtime. In fact, Delta Air Lines had a bad bout of severe downtime just last month. In just three days, the airline company cancelled 2300 scheduled flights and suffered $150 million in income loss.

These tips help enhance your Powerpoint skills

September 13th, 2016
These tips help enhance your Powerpoint skills

It’s normal for us to utilize whatever tools we can to make things a little easier. Wanting to use tech to make presentations easier to understand is no exception. Although Microsoft PowerPoint can help you through the daunting task of speaking in public, that isn’t always the case.

Change your Dropbox password

September 2nd, 2016
Change your Dropbox password

In 2012, cloud storage firm Dropbox was hacked with over two-thirds of its users’ details dumped all over the internet. While the company initially thought a collection of email addresses was the only thing stolen, it was wrong — passwords had been compromised as well.

4 things to look for in a business projector

September 1st, 2016
4 things to look for in a business projector

The average projector lifespan is around 2,000 hours. That means it’s probably been a long time since you last went shopping for a new one. If you’re unsure what to be looking for in your next purchase, you’re not alone. With every year comes updated features and industry standards for your hardware, and we’re here to clarify what that means for a new office projector.

Why Skype for Business Over Skype?

August 31st, 2016
Why Skype for Business Over Skype?

It’s hard to deny how reliable Skype is as a VoIP telephony system. Having something good doesn’t mean you should stop at that; for the sake of your small- or medium-sized business, you should always be on the lookout for the next best thing that helps facilitate your company’s growth.

New SMB dashboard app from Twitter

August 29th, 2016
New SMB dashboard app from Twitter

If you aren’t a celebrity or a multimillionaire capable of purchasing millions of Twitter followers, it’s quite hard to establish a notable online presence these days, especially if you’re a small- or medium-sized business. It’s undeniable that the benefits of a strong online presence on prominent social media platforms such as Twitter are numerous.