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How to get the most out of Microsoft Teams

If you’re like most people, you only use your office chat applications for simple, everyday use — to ask someone a question or to touch base with colleagues. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do more things at once in these apps, such as completing tasks and chatting with colleagues all in a […]

Defining web hosting

Every business, regardless of size and industry, needs to have an online presence these days. One of the best ways to do this is to create your own website. To do this, you’ll need a web host. Here’s a quick overview of what a web host is and the two most common types of hosting. […]

Reasons why a CRM is good for your business

Business success comes down to whether profitability can be sustained, which is why building and maintaining relationships with your customers is crucial. To help with this, business owners are implementing customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Imagine buying a product, and it breaks the first time you use it. You contact customer support and describe the […]

Why managed IT services is best for cybersecurity

Today’s companies need technology to function. Without it, businesses cannot compete and succeed. But with technology comes the ever-constant threat of hackers and cybercriminals. That’s why small- and mid-sized businesses need to protect themselves with robust cybersecurity solutions managed by IT professionals. The numbers According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small […]

The value of managed IT services in healthcare

Current trends in healthcare skew toward more reliance on tech than ever before. Between telemedicine, data management practices, and countless other recent developments, hiring managed services providers (MSPs) is one of the easiest ways for practices to keep up with the times. Here’s why partnering with MSPs is beneficial for healthcare providers: MSPs guarantee response […]

Disabling Android location settings

The location tracking feature in Android smartphones makes it easier to use certain apps like Google Maps. With this feature turned on, it’ll be easier to locate, for example, the nearest diner. However, enabling this feature has security implications. Hiding your location may require extra steps when you use certain apps, but at least you […]

5 Easy ways to boost your Mac’s speed

Has your Mac become sluggish? Is it taking too much time to boot or load websites? Different factors can slow down your computer. In this post, we have prepared various tips on how to resolve this. Clean up your Login Items The Login Items list (also known as the Startup List) contains all the apps […]

Why you need to keep your servers cool

Servers have become an essential tool for many businesses. They manage and keep business data secure, and improve workplace productivity. However, overburdening your servers causes their operating temperatures to rise, which can lead to reduced server reliability and data loss. This is why it’s important to keep your servers constantly cool. How does temperature affect […]

How VoIP revolutionizes communications for small and medium businesses

Many businesses fail to realize how ubiquitous and game-changing VoIP is, and as a result, they stay stuck on legacy phone systems. Staying put should no longer be an option, especially if your company is serious about seizing future opportunities. Read on to learn how VoIP can improve your communications. Different phone systems Phones have […]

New admin capabilities for better Microsoft 365 delivery

In the past few months, the pandemic has driven businesses to utilize every tool available to them to keep operations going. This largely meant deploying cloud-based solutions that can support remote work setups and connect multilocational workers. During these critical times, the job of IT administrators has become more crucial and demanding. So to help […]

Give your SMB more flexibility with a hybrid cloud

When it comes to the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often presented with the choice of either a private or a public cloud. But there is a third option — a hybrid cloud. And this is the choice that provides SMBs with greater flexibility. How so? Read on to find out. Hybrid clouds […]

Is your business continuity plan doomed to fail?

No business continuity plan is perfect. Each plan has risks that can result in your business’s failure if not taken into account from the start. But don’t blame it all on your managed IT services provider (MSP) — often, a system’s design has loopholes to start with. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

What does proactive cybersecurity entail?

Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. All businesses embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity entails, so let’s take a minute to go over it. […]

How to secure protected health information

Protected health information (PHI) includes different types of data, including a patient’s Social Security number, billing information, and health condition. Because of the wealth of confidential information it encompasses, PHI is highly valuable to hackers, who can use stolen PHI to carry out fraudulent activities. This puts healthcare organizations and other businesses that handle PHI […]

Choosing a mouse: A quick guide

The two-button mouse with a cord is what most of us are familiar with — it’s been the standard design for many years. But times have changed, and the old mouse is now considered less responsive and uncomfortable to use. Worse, having a cord makes things more inconvenient when it gets tangled whenever you put […]

Ways to protect against VoIP threats

Every business today uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to enhance team collaboration. But while the benefits of VoIP continue to ease the burdens of business communications, there are security risks associated with using it. Unsecure VoIP platforms may be harming your computer networks without you knowing it. What many companies don’t realize is […]

How does Microsoft 365 prevent phishing?

Phishing remains one of the top cyberthreats to businesses today. Because of this, Microsoft invests a lot of time into securing its email service. Among the many business solutions that Microsoft offers is email hosting through Outlook. This service is protected by Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Defender has many key features: 1. Anti-phishing The […]

SEO recommendations for website images

Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of improving your business’s online presence. Web services and platforms that provide automated SEO reports like WordPress, Google, and Raven Tools tend to oversimplify their advice. If you’re trying to get a green light for SEO, you might need to look more […]

4 Tips to help you capitalize on technology

Businesses that take advantage of innovative technologies often come out better equipped to compete as they grow. This is why many companies are continuously seeking innovations that improve operations and reduce costs. Small businesses like yours can take advantage of new tech too — just follow our tips. Be an early adopter One of the […]

Why using a VPN is more important than ever before

In the past, a simple antivirus software was all you needed to stay safe from online threats. Today, it takes more than that to protect your PC and the information stored on it. Whether you’re sending an important email or chatting with a coworker online, chances are your data can be easily intercepted. This is […]