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Amazon Web Services’ new virtual desktops

If your business is considering cloud virtual desktops, you’ve undoubtedly looked into Amazon Web Services. AWS offers one of the most reliable and easily accessible options on the market, including the recent release of high-powered machines with direct access to Amazon’s data centers. What are AWS virtual desktops? If you have employees who need occasional […]

Microsoft enhances Workplace Analytics

Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics is a handy tool for managers who would like to assess their employees’ performance using data from Office 365 programs. Whereas MyAnalytics provides employees with an overview of their own productivity data, Workplace Analytics allows both employees and managers to view performance rates to evaluate individual productivity. How it works Now available […]

Beware: Nyetya is worse than WannaCry

The cyber community hasn’t fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks, which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, a Petya ransomware variant named Nyetya is poised to join its ranks as one of the worst cyber attacks in history. Like WannaCry, its attackers exploited unpatched Microsoft vulnerabilities and demanded a $300 ransom in Bitcoins. […]

Productivity tip: email automation

If you have ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written with the help of an email automation platform. Email automation saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets. What is […]

Your SMB needs these Facebook tools

Facebook is like a Swiss Army knife, practical and featureful. But did you know that Facebook has hundreds of built-in marketing features that 1.8 billion users worldwide are mostly oblivious to? With that in mind, here are four Facebook features you can use to boost your SMB’s social marketing efforts: Audience Insights tool This free […]

How does virtualization improve business?

Truly understanding the ins and outs of virtualization is not for the faint hearted. It’s a complicated field that is constantly evolving, but one thing remains mostly the same: its benefits. Read on for an uncomplicated recap of just a few of virtualization’s greatest advantages. More technology uptime Virtualization vendors use lots of fancy names […]

Microsoft to Upgrade Office 365

Rather than issuing updates three times a year — February, June, and October — Microsoft is slowing things down for Office 365 ProPlus. Now, users will receive updates every March and September, and here’s everything you need to know about the new ProPlus update schedule. Why the new schedule? Feedback has almost always been Microsoft’s […]

Worrying evidence of poor router security

Adding to the list of reasons to outsource your network security to a certified IT provider, a recent CIA leak shows just how vulnerable most network routers really are. Read on to learn why this is such a big vulnerability and what you can do to fix it. The Wikileaks CIA documents For several months, […]

Office 365: Increase ROI with Power BI

It’s rare that business owners have a chance to get move value out of their existing IT solutions without investing more resources in them. But with Microsoft’s latest data analytics platform, business owners can make sure they’re squeezing every last drop of productivity from Office 365, for free. What is Power BI? Released in the […]

Common misunderstandings about containers

Business owners stand to gain a lot by taking the time to understand emerging IT trends. In the case of containers, it’s an opportunity to reduce costs, increase hardware efficiency, and improve data security. One of the best ways to learn about containers is to address the misconceptions about them. Containers are made up of […]

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