A Quick Way to Customize How Your Files Appear in File Explorer

By | June 8th, 2017|News|

Windows 10's File Explorer offers many options for adjusting the display of your files. However, if you open a folder and make changes using File Explorer's "View" tab, the customizations will only apply to that folder. This means you need to repeat this process for each folder, which can be time-consuming if you have many [...]

6 Reasons Why Remote Monitoring Should Be a Part of Your IT Management Strategy

By | June 6th, 2017|News|

If your company is like most businesses, your computer systems play an important role in your daily operations. To make sure those systems are secure and operating at peak efficiency, you can use a remote monitoring service to watch over them and gather information. Not only will you get data about your systems, but you'll [...]

5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Life Easier

By | June 6th, 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) [...]

5 Alternative Ways to Use USB Flash Drives

By | May 31st, 2017|News|

Nowadays, 16 gigabyte (GB) USB flash drives are available for under £10. If you spend a little more, you can get a drive with up to 256 GB capacity. The low cost and increasingly large capacities of USB flash drives, along with their portability, make them popular storage devices. However, many people don't realise just [...]

Don’t Let Your Business Become the Next Spear Phishing Victim

By | May 25th, 2017|News|

Spear phishing scams targeted at businesses have proven to be very lucrative for cybercriminals. For example, since January 2015, hackers have stolen over $3 billion (USD) from more than 22,000 companies worldwide using a type of spear phishing attack known as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation [...]

How to Maximize the Battery Life of Your Windows 10 Laptop or Tablet When Travelling

By | May 4th, 2017|News|

In Windows 10 laptops and tablets, there is a new feature called Battery Saver. It will automatically turn off certain activities (e.g., email notifications, live tile updates) when the battery level drops below 20 percent. At any time, though, you can manually enable Battery Saver. This comes in handy if you want to increase your [...]

5 Ways That Automation Can Save You Time

By | April 12th, 2017|News|

Using applications to automate routine tasks is more efficient than using manual tools. Yet most companies rely on manual tools, according to a ServiceNow survey. Eighty percent of the 915 surveyed managers reported that their companies still use manual tools and that those tools cause significant delays. On average, the managers said they spend two [...]

3 Ways to Weather a Cloud Service Outage

By | March 31st, 2017|News|

You cannot assume that your cloud services will always be available when you need them. In 2016, many cloud service providers experienced outages, including Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure. Even a short outage can be disruptive to your business, so you should take steps to prepare for [...]