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What you need to know to select a VoIP service

February 14th, 2018
What you need to know to select a VoIP service

Voice over IP (VoIP) technology epitomizes every small-business owner’s IT goals. It’s affordable, flexible, and full of features that make it a valuable long-term investment. There are countless worthwhile VoIP options. You just need to know your priorities and what to look for.

Office 365 enhancements for iOS and Mac

February 13th, 2018
Office 365 enhancements for iOS and Mac

Good news for Office 365 subscribers who use Apple devices: Microsoft apps now seamlessly integrate with the Apple ecosystem, which means working on documents is now much easier on an iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Here are some of those key capabilities.

Co-authoring in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Apple users can now co-edit documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Does Technology Help or Hurt Your Business?

February 13th, 2018
Does Technology Help or Hurt Your Business?

This may not sound like a serious question to everyone, but I think it is perhaps the most important question or issue facing small businesses today. It is meant to be a roundabout way of asking you is technology working for your business. More importantly are you getting the most of technology in your business?

There are five main considerations that need to be considered when you try and answer this question.

How Facebook’s News Feed tweaks affect you

February 12th, 2018
How Facebook’s News Feed tweaks affect you

Facebook’s newest action can mean bad news to businesses. The company had announced its decision to screen its News Feed to include less content from publishers and businesses and more from your loved ones. This comes after the allegations of how social media has unconsciously shaped people’s opinion and mental well-being.

Social Media: Getting Started

February 12th, 2018
Social Media:  Getting Started

Lead generation today is more about being found than hunting. Online, this means appearing in the results when people use search engines to find answers and products. SEO (search engine optimization) is one of the most important elements of lead generation What this means is creating a system of places where people – and search engines – can find your brand.

Distributed spam hides illegal activities

February 8th, 2018
Distributed spam hides illegal activities

Cybercriminals are fairly experienced at avoiding detection. By the time you notice they’ve infected your computer with malware or hijacked your account, serious damage has most likely already been done. To make matters worse, they have another way to hide their illegal activities, and it involves sending thousands of spam emails.

How to enjoy a better laptop experience

February 6th, 2018
How to enjoy a better laptop experience

Did you just get the newest MacBook Pro? Or the Lenovo Yoga 920? Either would be very exciting, but before you start showing off your new purchase, there are five steps you should take to make your laptop experience even more enjoyable and long-lasting.

Virtual DR: The best anti-ransomware tool

February 2nd, 2018
Virtual DR: The best anti-ransomware tool

From CryptoLocker to WannaCry, ransomware has grown in sophistication and scope over the past few years. And given its widespread success with hackers, more ransomware attacks will likely be developed further into 2018. In anticipation of these attacks, many experts are saying that virtualized disaster recovery solutions may be the best way to defend against future ransomware.

Skype offers end-to-end encryption feature

January 29th, 2018
Skype offers end-to-end encryption feature

Transmitting voice conversations over an internet connection can be risky, with no way of knowing whether or not anyone is tapping your calls. In response to this concern, Skype has just released a new feature that can encrypt all conversations, ensuring more privacy when calling or texting.

Differentiating Groups, Yammer, and Teams

January 26th, 2018
Differentiating Groups, Yammer, and Teams

Yammer, Outlook Groups, and Microsoft Teams have plenty in common. They’re all Office 365 tools designed for sharing files and communicating with colleagues. So what differentiates each from the other and when should you use them? Here’s a quick rundown to help you decide.