7 Convenient Calling Features That Can Boost Productivity

By | 2017-11-13T14:58:03+00:00 November 13th, 2017|News|

Employees tend to have many responsibilities, especially in small businesses. To handle these responsibilities, they need to manage their time wisely. One way you can help your employees be more productive is by providing calling features designed with convenience in mind. Here are seven convenient calling features that you might want to look for in [...]

4 Ways to Improve Productivity in Your Business

By | 2017-11-01T18:38:59+00:00 November 1st, 2017|News|

Improving workplace productivity tops the list of business concerns in small to midsized companies, according to a 2017 research report. Telling employees to "worker harder" or "work faster" will do little to improve their productivity. Even if they do increase the quantity of their work, it might be at the expense of its quality. A [...]

5 Emerging Trends in 2018 Budgets

By | 2017-11-02T14:47:25+00:00 October 29th, 2017|News|

Both Spiceworks and Tech Pro Research have released reports exploring whether companies are planning to increase or decrease their IT budgets in 2018 and how those dollars will be spent. Knowing how other companies are allocating their IT budgets can give you insights that might help you when you are creating your own budget. Here [...]

Should You Store Servers Onsite or Switch to Cloud Computing?

By | 2017-11-13T15:02:05+00:00 October 27th, 2017|News|

Should You Store Servers Onsite or Switch to Cloud Computing? More and more people are taking an interest in cloud computing every day, but many of them don't fully understand what cloud computing is. Basically, when you store data in the cloud, you can access it from any device with an internet connection, and there [...]

5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Life Easier

By | 2017-11-13T15:16:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|News|

Managed services providers (MSPs) are lifesavers for business owners and executives to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers. As the industry trade group CompTIA noted in a March 2015 report, over 70% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) [...]

What You Need to Consider before Adopting a BYOD Policy

By | 2017-10-05T15:58:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|News|

Companies often let employees use their own devices for work. One study by Crowd Research Partners found that 72% of the 800 companies surveyed allow at least some employees to do so. While Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies are popular, adopting this type of policy is not a matter of simply telling your employees [...]

Locky Ransomware Is Back in a Big Way

By | 2017-10-05T16:01:28+00:00 September 28th, 2017|News|

After taking a brief hiatus, cybercriminals launched four new Locky ransomware attacks in August 2017. The biggest one occurred on August 28. In a span of just 24 hours, hackers sent out more than 23 million malicious emails, making it one of the largest malware campaigns in the latter half of 2017, according to AppRiver [...]

Microsoft Will Soon Stop Supporting Many Business Apps

By | 2017-10-05T12:55:50+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|News|

Many Microsoft business apps are reaching the end of their lifecycles in the fourth quarter of 2017 and in 2018. When the apps reach that point, Microsoft will no longer support them. The soon-to-be-unsupported apps include the following Office products: Office 2007 Suite, including the apps (e.g., Word 2007, Excel 2007) sold separately (support ends [...]

Your Guide to Having “The Talk” with Your Team about Passwords

By | 2017-09-18T11:37:24+00:00 September 18th, 2017|News|

Protecting business accounts with strong passwords is an important part of any company's security strategy. However, if you simply tell your team to avoid using weak passwords like "123456" or "qwerty" because weak credentials can lead to data breaches, they will probably say "Okay" and then forget what you told them the next time they [...]

Data Backups vs. Replication: What Does Your Business Need?

By | 2017-09-18T11:37:59+00:00 September 16th, 2017|News|

Data backups and replication aren't one and the same. There are important differences in what they are used for and how they are set up. Only by understanding the differences can you determine whether your business needs just one solution or both of them. Data Backups Data backups involve copying both critical and non-critical data [...]