Keeping Facebook and Twitter safe from hackers

August 16th, 2019

Keep your guard up! Pranksters, malicious attackers, and hackers come in different forms, but they are all after your online privacy and security — especially on social media. There are several things you can do to protect your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Lock screens exist for a reason Lock all your computing devices as soon […]

Is your business prepared for Windows 7 end of life?

August 16th, 2019

After the debacle that was Windows 8, it’s no surprise that a lot of businesses have been slow to upgrade to Windows 10. Despite being almost 10 years old, Windows 7 retains a market share of around 35%, which makes it only marginally less popular than the current iteration of the world’s favorite operating system.

3 Potential issues to watch out for during virtualization

August 13th, 2019

Virtualization can boost operational efficiencies like never before, but you have to understand that the benefits aren’t always immediate. As valuable as it is, it does come with flaws to those who don’t know how to properly adopt it. Here are a few concerns that can become an issue in virtualization adoption. Backing up data […]

A buyer’s guide to business projectors

August 9th, 2019

A typical projector bulb lasts 2,000 hours (and newer ones, like LED lamps, can go up to 20,000 hours). But there are other factors that affect a projector’s lifetime before it needs replacement. If you’re unsure about what to look for in your next projector purchase, this list will help you choose the best product. […]

IT budget management tips and tricks

August 9th, 2019

For some small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) owners, IT budgeting induces panic attacks. Technology is constantly evolving, and business and consumer practices are constantly adapting to that evolution — not to mention the parallel arms race between cybersecurity tools and the increasingly sophisticated hackers trying to maneuver around those tools.

Successful cloud migration for unified communications

August 8th, 2019

There are several benefits to migrating your unified communications (UC) to the cloud. These include better business agility, disaster recovery, greater mobility, increased efficiency and reliability, and better customization, just to name a few. To ensure that cloud migration is successful, your organization needs to do the following. Opt for a gradual transition Migrating unified […]

Gmail strengthens anti-phishing features

August 7th, 2019

Phishing is a social engineering attack that never grows old. In fact, cybercriminals know that it’s still easier to trick people into giving away their personal information or clicking a malicious link than to break through several layers of protection. To help in the continuing fight against phishing, Google has improved Gmail’s anti-phishing security features. […]

Is your Office 365 environment secure?

August 6th, 2019

Microsoft’s Office 365 is one of the most powerful business productivity tools today. This cloud-hosted suite lets users work anywhere and collaborate easily. Although it’s undoubtedly useful, Office 365 may present a few security challenges that businesses must address. Vulnerabilities in SharePoint Businesses typically use SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint sites to store sensitive data […]

Human cloud: the workforce of the future

August 5th, 2019

Companies are increasingly tapping into a virtual, on-demand workforce that’s proving to be a third-generation ecosystem for key talent. The human cloud offers a competitive advantage for startups and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) by letting them outsource specialized skills and expertise globally. Learn what the human cloud is and how it enhances remote team […]

An SMB owner’s guide to effective email security

August 5th, 2019

The biggest myth in cybersecurity is that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are too small for hackers to attack. In fact, the opposite is true. Global enterprises are often assumed to have multiple layers of cutting-edge security in place but, because SMBs with smaller budgets regularly process sensitive information every day, they are some of the most prized targets for hackers.