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BYOD tips to improve security

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If you’re not managing your organization’s BYOD policy properly, it can pose a host of security risks to your company. Below are some of the inherent security risks of BYOD. Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices […]

Reduce your PC power consumption

Nowadays, there’s a computer in almost every home and office. A typical desktop that’s switched on 24/7 for a whole year releases carbon dioxide equivalent to what an average car releases in an 820-mile drive. To save energy, you don’t need to make drastic changes. You can start by making small adjustments that will ultimately […]

Here are the basics of different VoIP systems

Many businesses still rely heavily on landlines, which remain as one of the first points of contact businesses have with their customers. With the marriage of traditional telephony and digital connectivity comes a more affordable and reliable option: internet phones. Is this the best option for your business? Read on to find out. Different phone […]

Increase your organization’s productivity with Workplace Analytics

Microsoft Workplace Analytics is a powerful tool that gathers data from Office 365 applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, gleaning insights about your employees’ performance. This solution provides a better understanding of how every member of your team spends their time at work and helps improve both employee engagement and productivity. How does Workplace […]

How ready is your business for hurricanes?

As hurricanes are a common event in many areas of the United States, business owners must take steps to secure their data. In this blog, we provide steps that will help you quickly recover your data and get back to business following a hurricane. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain parts of your IT system are more […]

Tips to keep your business data safe

Losing or compromising data can be disastrous for your business. It can lead to reputational damage, costly lawsuits, and termination of contracts, among others. And because threats to data security are always present online, it’s important to implement tough security measures that will keep your business data safe 24/7. Here are some tried-and-tested methods to […]

Productivity-boosting tips for PC users

Business gurus emphasize the importance of time management and taking breaks to improve one’s productivity and avoid burnout. But aside from motivating yourself to work efficiently, you can also use tools that help increase your daily output. If you work in front of a computer all day, these productivity-boosting tips will be incredibly useful. Monitor […]

How AI can shape the future of VoIP

Artificial intelligence (AI) can significantly complement Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Here’s how AI-enhanced VoIP can introduce remarkable efficiencies to your business communications. Interactive voice response (IVR) systems with conversational AI An IVR system is designed to automatically respond to customer queries with AI agents. These agents allow businesses to take on more customer calls […]

Safeguard your Microsoft 365 data with these tips

Because Microsoft understands the value of business data and the costs associated with data loss and theft, the technology company offers powerful security tools for Microsoft 365 subscribers. However, for these tools to be truly effective, users must implement the following practices to further protect their data. Take advantage of policy alerts Establish policy notifications […]

Investing in new IT? Avoid these 5 mistakes

If you want to improve your business’s performance, then investing in new technology can be a big step in the right direction. For instance, just upgrading your servers can boost your team’s ability to multitask and handle more complex projects. However, buying new tools and solutions will not give you the results you want unless […]

The hows of watering hole attack prevention

There are millions of malware in existence, with new ones being developed by the minute. This is terrible news for anyone who stores personal information online — which is basically everyone in the world today. Learn how you can avoid being a victim of a watering hole attack, one of the most common ways cybercriminals […]

How to keep your business safe from hackers

At a time when cyberattacks are more sophisticated than ever, data security and privacy should be every small-business owner’s top priority. The good news is you don’t have to be a tech wizard to make it happen. Here are some practical ways to shield your company from hackers. Cover your webcam If Facebook founder Mark […]

How to enable VoIP for your remote workers

With business trends like bring your own device policies and remote work, companies using VoIP in their office have had to expand their remote communication capabilities to hold their own against competitors. However, they may still struggle to extend VoIP to off-site or mobile employees. To cater to your out-of-office workers, there are a variety […]

PowerPoint Presenter Coach: New platforms, more feedback

Presenter Coach was one of the artificial intelligence-based features introduced in PowerPoint’s 2019 software update. It helps you give more effective in-person and virtual presentations by providing you with feedback on your word choice, and speed, among many others. This year, Presenter Coach is finally available on all platforms and is packed with new types […]

How to choose the right business projector

If your last business presentation looked dull on screen, or your existing projector is still the bulky, heavy kind, it may be time to upgrade your projector. However, identifying the best one from a plethora of choices can be challenging if you don’t know what to look for. Here’s a quick business projector purchasing guide […]

VoIP for SMBs: Hardphones or softphones?

Your company has decided to avail of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and has given you the task of choosing between its two types: traditional desk phones (hardphones) or software-based phones (softphones). Worry not — we’re here to help you understand the benefits of each type. What’s a hardphone? A hardphone functions like a normal […]

Level up your Excel skills with these tips

Microsoft Excel’s new features now make it easier than ever to process data and present information visually. Level up your spreadsheets with the tips below: Take advantage of Ideas in Excel If you’re not sure which type of chart best tells a particular story out of a table of data, don’t worry — Excel’s artificial […]