Cisco utilizes AI and Machine Learning

October 31st, 2017
Cisco utilizes AI and Machine Learning

IT systems are becoming increasingly complex to manage, so much so that humans alone can no longer make sense of them. As such, there is a growing demand for technologies that can help simplify and automate business IT. According to Cisco, the inception of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning has accelerated that ability even […]

New features from Dropbox Professional

October 30th, 2017
New features from Dropbox Professional

Have you ever calculated how much productivity was lost on time spent deciding which files to delete and which to keep because your computer’s hard disk ran out of space? With Dropbox’s new plan, you’ll never have to worry about running out of hard drive space again. Read on to see why. Stop worrying about […]

Mobile device security and virtualization

October 25th, 2017
Mobile device security and virtualization

Securing mobile devices is incredibly difficult. They often have privileged access to sensitive data that they connect to via unprotected network connections. Virtualization vendors are finding ways to include solutions to these problems in their products and they’re perfect for small businesses. Mobile device management and virtualization Simply put, mobile device management (MDM) is about […]

Microsoft’s plans for Skype for Business

October 24th, 2017
Microsoft’s plans for Skype for Business

Office 365 users received big news about what’s happening to its VoIP platform during the 2017 Ignite conference. According to Microsoft, Skype for Business will eventually be replaced by Teams — an all-in-one collaboration platform that rivals popular tools like Slack. If you’re currently using Skype for Business, here’s what you need to know. Upgrades […]

New version of Microsoft Office announced

October 23rd, 2017
New version of Microsoft Office announced

Do you use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel on a daily basis? You’re not alone. The Office suite has more than one billion users, and with a new version coming out next year that number could go up. Whether your organization currently uses Office or not, you need to be prepared for the next version. […]

Secure your passwords now

October 19th, 2017
Secure your passwords now

For years, we’ve been told that strong passwords include three things: upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. And why wouldn’t we when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) told us they were the minimum for robust passwords? Here’s why and how it involves you. The problem The issue isn’t necessarily that NIST […]

Top productivity hacks for computer users

October 17th, 2017
Top productivity hacks for computer users

We’re all obsessed with finding new ways to become more productive. Business gurus often emphasize the importance of time management and taking breaks to avoid burnout. But aside from motivating yourself to work more efficiently, there are plenty of tools that increase your daily output. If you use a computer all day, check out these […]

Mozilla unveils major browser update

October 13th, 2017
Mozilla unveils major browser update

Firefox has seen better days before the arrival of Google Chrome. But earlier this week, Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind Firefox, has announced an upgrade that gives other internet browsers a run for their money. Here’s what you need to know. What is it? Firefox Quantum, AKA Firefox 57, is Mozilla’s newest and fastest web […]

A beginner’s guide to creating Facebook ads

October 11th, 2017
A beginner’s guide to creating Facebook ads

No one can deny that social media has become a powerful online marketing channel. It’s cheaper, less complicated, more effective, and…a lot cooler. The numerous benefits are especially advantageous to small businesses that don’t have print or TV ads. Interested in creating a social media ad of your own? Read on. Why advertise on Facebook? […]

Huge virtualization partnership is now live

October 10th, 2017
Huge virtualization partnership is now live

In a win-win move for virtualization vendors and end-users, two of the biggest names in the industry are making their platforms compatible with each other. Amazon Web Services (AWS) can now host virtual machines that use VMware, and that has huge implications for disaster recovery plans. Virtualization review Traditional servers and desktops use computer hardware […]