XBASE Technologies Blog

Out of sight, out of mind (so clear your desktop now)

It’s simple, really: if your desktop is messy, then it’s more difficult to use. Don’t waste time and energy struggling to function — literally clean up your act by heeding our tips on decluttering your desktop. 1. Arrange, sort, and prioritize Before you go about deleting everything from your desktop, think about what you really […]

Distributed spam distraction hides illegal activities

As annoying as spam email is, it’s usually pretty harmless. But hackers have been using a method called distributed spam distraction (DSD) where spam email is used to carry out illegal activities. Learn more about DSD and how you can safeguard your systems against it. What is DSD? DSD is a type of attack wherein […]

Should businesses let employees work from home permanently after the pandemic?

Unlike in-person service businesses that relied on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to keep staff on their payrolls, businesses that could let employees work from home survived the early stages of Toronto’s lockdown without financial aid. Those that implemented remote work arrangements were able to sustain sufficient levels of productivity and income while still keeping employees out of harm’s way.

Get the most out of your new laptop with these tips

Laptops are prized for their small size, manageable weight, and handiness, but they don’t lag behind desktop computers in terms of performance either. Higher-end laptops, in particular, are just as capable of handling heavy apps and complex tasks as their bulkier desktop counterparts. If you want to bring out your portable machine’s potential and get […]

Optimize your phones by fixing these VoIP issues

When a technology that promises to halve your current expenses sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So when it comes to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and its claims of radically reducing phone costs, what’s the catch? Here are some issues you need to watch out for. Any of these VoIP issues […]

Gmail hacks for busy workers

Gmail is a staple for businesses nowadays; all stakeholders, from investors to clients to suppliers, use Gmail to manage their email. But despite its ubiquity, many users — especially smaller enterprises — can stand to improve their Gmail experience. The following tips can make your Gmail usage faster, simpler, and better for your needs. Undo […]

3 Disaster recovery myths, debunked

With advancements in cloud computing, disaster recovery (DR) has become more efficient and affordable than ever. But many business owners still cling to some DR myths that can safely be disregarded. Here are three of those myths, and the sooner you stop believing them, the better. Myth 1: Tape backups are the best DR solution […]

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