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What’s better, virtualization or the cloud?

What’s better, virtualization or the cloud?

You’ve probably heard of cloud computing, but what about virtualization? Both are invaluable for small businesses, but it’s easy to mix them up. Learning the differences between these technologies can save you a lot of money, so let’s do a quick recap of how they work. Differences between cloud computing and virtualization Virtualization lets you […]

What you should look for in a VoIP distributor

What you should look for in a VoIP distributor

If you’re itching to switch your old phone system to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), you may be overwhelmed by the number of choices of distributors available. Many of them claim to be “the best” or “world-class” — but are they really? Can they meet your business needs? Before you choose a VoIP distributor, consider […]

Preparing for Windows end of support

Preparing for Windows end of support

According to NetMarketShare’s September 2018 data, 40.88% of users are still using Windows 7. The popular operating system (OS) is currently on extended support, but only until January 14, 2020. For Windows 10, the support clock runs out sooner than you might expect. Learn how the end of support for your Windows version can affect […]

Cloud migration made safe and secure

Cloud migration made safe and secure

While many IT providers tout the revolutionary benefits of the cloud, very few address the security aspect of it. The fact is, when you’re using a cloud service, you’re moving information out of your hands and into a third party. So doesn’t it make sense to take precautions? Dropbox alone has had the accounts of […]

Obsolete firmware poses security risks

Obsolete firmware poses security risks

Are you still using that old computer that is not-so gracefully aging and devaluing? Maybe you are running important programs on older machines with old operating systems since they “still work fine.” While it might still help you get the job done, there may be hidden security risks that can lead to major problems later […]

Protect your browser, protect your business

Protect your browser, protect your business

Any successful small- or medium-sized business today must do two things to thrive: digital marketing and network security to keep its data safe from cyber attacks and other forms of data loss. When it comes to security, browsers are no exception. In small- and medium-sized businesses, some 50 to 150 workers access the net daily […]

How blockchain can revolutionize healthcare

How blockchain can revolutionize healthcare

For non-IT individuals, new trends can seem very confusing. Blockchain, for instance, is a complex concept, but it has the potential to revolutionize every industry, including healthcare. That’s why you should take time to understand what it is and what it can do for your company. What is blockchain? Although the technology is known for […]

Containers: Setting the record straight

Containers: Setting the record straight

Although both container and virtualization applications allow users to divvy up software and hardware more efficiently, containers have many advantages over virtualized machines. There are a number of misunderstandings though, and it’s time to set the record straight. Containers are made up of the bare minimum hardware and software requirements to allow a specific program […]

How SMBs can prevent VoIP eavesdropping

How SMBs can prevent VoIP eavesdropping

As a business owner, you should be aware of the different cyberattacks that your company faces. One of these is voice over internet protocol (VoIP) eavesdropping. As cybercriminals constantly find new ways to infiltrate your business and steal critical data, now’s the time to implement the proper defenses for your VoIP phone systems. Change the […]

Cortana commands everyone should know

Cortana commands everyone should know

Not yet using Microsoft’s voice-activated personal assistant, Cortana? You’re missing out on some beneficial, hands-free functionality, like launching applications, making dinner reservations, and more. Try the following commands to make the most out of your virtual assistant. Hey, Cortana Before asking her to do anything, we need to get Cortana’s attention by clicking or tapping […]