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.

New features in Office 365

August 25th, 2016
New features in Office 365

Microsoft’s Office 365 platform isn’t one of the most popular productivity suites in the world by luck. The company’s expertise in creating functional, innovative and easy-to-use business applications has won over thousands of users for decades even before the cloud.

Citrix’s XenApp gets a cloud boost from Azure

August 24th, 2016
Citrix’s XenApp gets a cloud boost from Azure

Microsoft’s Azure and Citrix’s XenApp have done a lot to move virtualization services into the mainstream over the years. So, with the announcement that the two companies will work together to combine their platforms into a new cloud-based application delivery system, it’s understandable why there is so much excitement within the industry.

Beware of these social engineering tactics

August 18th, 2016
Beware of these social engineering tactics

As the spectacle and competitive atmosphere of the Rio Olympic Games have drawn the world’s attention, hackers who use social engineering are inching closer to our private information. Although our systems may be prepared for the likes of malware and worms, social engineering is a different beast of its own.

Does VoIP have a place in your future?

August 15th, 2016
Does VoIP have a place in your future?

VoIP has come a long way since the mid-90s when the technology first enabled phone calls over the internet. Thoughtful developments in telephony hardware and software have driven its growth, and enhanced internet functionality has been a key component, too.

How does Microsoft FindTime really work?

August 12th, 2016
How does Microsoft FindTime really work?

Theoretically, scheduling meetings should be virtually hassle-free. But in reality, simply agreeing on a mutually compatible time is often an impossible task. On top of hectic schedules, you have different departments that have their own time constraints.

Network virtualization: why you should care

August 10th, 2016
Network virtualization: why you should care

As difficult as virtualization may be to understand, it continues to march toward widespread adoption. Up until now, the service was mostly limited to making hardware and software resources better allocated based on needs. However, corporate bigwigs AT&T and Verizon are jumping into the game by adding the option to virtualize network services.

Best practices for SMB Facebook pages

August 8th, 2016
Best practices for SMB Facebook pages

Considering the most recent stats of Facebook’s daily usage — an astounding 1 billion daily mobile users, to be exact — it’s time to take another look at your company’s page. Even if you’re actively managing your page, changes and updates are so frequent at the social media colossus that there’s likely a feature or opportunity you’ve missed.

Office 365’s e-appointment app: Bookings

August 5th, 2016
Office 365’s e-appointment app: Bookings

We all undeniably have hectic schedules, and they’re made even worse with unorganized meetings, impromptu playdates, and unscheduled yoga classes you were forced to attend. In order to move or cancel appointments, you’d generally have to pick up the phone and call someone, which can be a drag.

Two new tools for defeating ransomware

August 1st, 2016
Two new tools for defeating ransomware

A simple Google search of “ransomware” returns just over 9 million results. So, too, does a search for “Three Mile Island,” the location of the late-70’s Pennsylvania nuclear meltdown. And while we don’t mean to equate the near catastrophe of the latter to having your company’s data hijacked by computer hackers, ransomware can in many cases end in disaster for your business.