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Are Macs vulnerable to viruses?

Are Macs vulnerable to viruses?

It is common knowledge that Windows computers tend to deal with an assortment of viruses and malware, but many people fail to realize that even Macs face similar threats. Virus creators have become adept at finding back doors and other vulnerabilities, that even Macs can be targeted. Viruses that affect Macs There are four general […]

An SMB’s IT hardware checklist

An SMB’s IT hardware checklist

Imagine going back to the office after a long vacation, only to be greeted by a messy workstation. Frustrating, isn’t it? If your enterprise wants to start a new year working with clean, organized technology, this IT hardware checklist is just what you need. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe your monitor with clean, […]

Best Chrome extensions to install

Best Chrome extensions to install

Google Chrome is fast, clean, and versatile. It delivers a great browsing experience to users, so it’s no surprise that it has the widest user base out of all web browsers. It’s also expandable and customizable, thanks to the thousands of extensions available at the Chrome Web Store. It can be quite taxing to sort […]

Productivity tip: Email automation

Productivity tip: Email automation

If you’ve ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written using an email automation platform. This technology saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets. What is email automation? Usually included […]

Tracking data use on Android devices

Tracking data use on Android devices

Android devices are among the most feature-rich gadgets currently available. The vast majority can connect to mobile networks, but unfortunately, many service plans limit the amount of data you can use each month. If you want to avoid paying overage fees or suffering from slow connection speeds, you need to monitor how much data you’re […]

Why smartphones may be your best cybersecurity shield

Why smartphones may be your best cybersecurity shield

How’s this for an urban legend: An IT guy, upset after being fired from a software company, infiltrates his ex-employer’s network by using a colleague’s username and password, terminates 23 AWS servers of information (consequently deleting massive amounts of critical customer data and their redundancies), and makes the company lose hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of service contracts.

Signs it’s time for your business to hire an MSP

Signs it’s time for your business to hire an MSP

Managing a business is all about resource allocation. And while not every firm needs IT resources — such as that humble lemonade stand a few blocks from your house — many small- to medium-sized businesses can grow immensely if only they have the right information technology at their disposal.

How to choose the best VoIP system for your SMB

How to choose the best VoIP system for your SMB

Many industries now utilize Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for better communication quality with lower costs. And with the many options on digital communications, taking your pick could be overwhelming. This guide will help you decide which VoIP system suits you best. What are “proprietary” systems? When most companies release VoIP software, such as Microsoft’s […]

Work Smarter in Outlook with these tips

Work Smarter in Outlook with these tips

People are constantly searching for an easier way to keep their email inboxes in order, customize their email signatures, and improve group communications. The good news is that Microsoft Outlook has these features built in, you just need to know where to look. Clean Up your inbox No matter how meticulously organized your Outlook inbox […]

Time to migrate to Azure, SQL Server 2008 users

Time to migrate to Azure, SQL Server 2008 users

In July 2019, Microsoft is ending support for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. If your company is still on either of these platforms, it’s best to migrate to Microsoft Azure as soon as possible, or else you’ll leave your data vulnerable to breaches or loss. What’s the big deal with losing publisher […]