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4 Qualities of an ideal VoIP distributor

4 Qualities of an ideal VoIP distributor

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is changing the way small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) communicate. That’s why many SMBs are now switching to this affordable yet feature-rich phone system. But before you decide to invest, make sure your VoIP distributor is a reputable one. Highly trained technical support A good VoIP distributor will provide some […]

Avoid data loss in Office 365

Avoid data loss in Office 365

Microsoft understands the value of business data and the costly repercussions of losing it. That’s why they’ve released a slew of security and compliance tools for Office 365 subscribers. But given the increasing sophistication and frequency of data breaches, these cloud security solutions aren’t enough to protect your files. You’ll need to follow these seven […]

How does end of support affect Windows users?

How does end of support affect Windows users?

Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s popular and best-loved operating systems (OS), and most of us are still using it. But like the OSs before it, Windows 7 will eventually reach the end of its lifecycle. Mainstream end of support for Windows came into effect on January 13, 2015, but extended support won’t end until […]

5 cloud security tips for business owners

5 cloud security tips for business owners

Cloud computing marketing can be deceiving. When you see an image of the cloud, it’s often a happy, bubbly, white puffball floating delightfully in front of a blue sky background. Its presence is both calming and reassuring, which makes you believe that anything is possible. Security would never be an issue, right? Ask one of […]

Have you updated your firmware yet?

Have you updated your firmware yet?

You can find firmware everywhere, from a tiny networked LED light bulb to the biggest data center. This code is powerful because it controls the device it’s installed on. If your firmware is outdated, it can be used to spy on your environment, steal or corrupt your data, or even damage the system it’s controlling. […]

Why a technology business review is vital

Why a technology business review is vital

Identifying opportunities in all areas of business is vital for growth, but one area that’s often overlooked is technology. Although it’s easy to adopt an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude with IT, conducting regular technology business reviews is a must. What is a technology business review? A technology business review reveals the […]

5 Tips to combat VoIP eavesdropping

5 Tips to combat VoIP eavesdropping

Eavesdropping has recently been making headlines, but this form of cyberattack has been around for years. Cybercriminals have been listening in on VoIP phone calls since the tech was introduced to the market, and they show no sign of stopping their malicious activities anytime soon. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to combat […]

Office 365 stops billions of phishing emails

Office 365 stops billions of phishing emails

Sending phishing emails is the most common method hackers use to distribute malware and steal information. In fact, there are billions of phishing emails sent every year, and millions of people keep falling for them. However, if you’re subscribed to Office 365 there’s a good chance that you won’t see harmful messages in your inbox, […]

Helpful Cortana commands you need

Helpful Cortana commands you need

Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant that assists you with a variety of tasks such as making phone calls, setting reminders, as well as searching for files. In order to fully utilize her, we’ve picked four of the most handy commands you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices. Hey, Cortana Before […]

5 proactive defenses against cyberattacks

5 proactive defenses against cyberattacks

As IT security consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Managed IT services providers (MSPs) such as ours want to provide clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology. Explaining even the most fundamental aspects of cybersecurity would most likely put you to sleep instead of […]