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Office 365 tips to make your life easier

June 14th, 2017
Office 365 tips to make your life easier

Office 365 receives dozens of changes every month, which explains why some get overlooked. While Office 365 Planner or Microsoft Teams are great tools for maximizing productivity, there are hidden functions and tricks you can use to make life a bit easier for yourself.

Hold messages: tips to avoid irking clients

June 13th, 2017
Hold messages: tips to avoid irking clients

When your customers call your support hotline, they want to be connected to a helpful customer service representative, not experience another hassle. But when they get irked by your unprofessional on-hold messaging system, they can get doubly frustrated and become harder to appease.

Using Pinterest to market your SMB

June 12th, 2017
Using Pinterest to market your SMB

Many small- and medium-sized businesses are abandoning traditional marketing methods in favor of social media platforms, and for good reason. Take Pinterest, for example, whose latest product “DIY Promoted Pins” allows businesses to promote their Pins to increase click-throughs, improve reach, and potentially drive more website traffic.

Fixing computers drains your firm’s funds

June 9th, 2017
Fixing computers drains your firm’s funds

Aside from overseeing your business’s network security, IT security staff are also adept at fixing personal computers. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they should. In fact, such occurrences ought to be minimized, if not avoided altogether.

DR tips for hurricane season

June 7th, 2017
DR tips for hurricane season

This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts up to four unusually active hurricanes. With that in mind, there’s no better time to test your disaster recovery (DR) plan. But to avoid data loss and expensive downtime from such catastrophes, there are several things that need to be accounted for.

How to optimize website images for SEO

June 6th, 2017
How to optimize website images for SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of running a modern business. Web services and platforms that provide automated SEO reports like WordPress, Google and Raven tools tend to oversimplify their advice.

NSA to secure phones with virtualization

May 31st, 2017
NSA to secure phones with virtualization

Corporate smartphones and tablets store a significant amount of valuable data. Combine that with their mobile nature and they’re particularly vulnerable to being compromised or stolen. Everyone, including the National Security Agency (NSA), is looking for the next big thing in mobile security, and it might just be virtualization.

Alexa devices to become extension phones

May 30th, 2017
Alexa devices to become extension phones

Alexa, Amazon’s counterpart to Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, is an intelligent personal assistant that can perform various tasks for its ‘master.’ Based on a recently released patent, the eCommerce company is set to reveal a wireless phone system powered by this artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Data loss prevention tips for Office 365

May 29th, 2017
Data loss prevention tips for Office 365

Office 365 is a complete cloud solution that allows you to store thousands of files and collaborate on them, too. In addition to its productivity features, Office 365 comes with security and compliance solutions that will help businesses avoid the crushing financial and legal repercussions of data loss.

How did WannaCry spread so far?

May 25th, 2017
How did WannaCry spread so far?

By now, you must have heard of the WannaCry ransomware. It ranks as one of the most effective pieces of malware in the internet’s history, and it has everyone worried about what’s coming next. To guard yourself, the best place to start is with a better understanding of what made WannaCry different.