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Tips for Secure Remote Workforce Management

Tips for Secure Remote Workforce Management

Remote work skyrocketed in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many offices to close their doors and move their staff into home offices around the globe. This has effectively changed the way companies operate, and many have shifted to a remote workforce...

Can Microsoft Edge Really Beat Chrome?

Can Microsoft Edge Really Beat Chrome?

Microsoft Edge Vs. Google Chrome Google Chrome is undoubtedly the most popular web browser available on the market. As of June 2020, Chrome boasts a 70 percent market share, while Microsoft Edge is the second most popular option. Microsoft is working tirelessly to...

What Is Two-Factor Authentication?

What Is Two-Factor Authentication?

What Is Two-Factor Authentication? When it comes to keeping your business safe from hackers, you’re willing to pull out all the stops. But what if he didn’t have to “pull out all the stops”? What if the only thing you needed was a simple technique for preventing...

What’s New Apple MacOS 11 “Big Sur”

What’s New Apple MacOS 11 “Big Sur”

A Look at the New Apple macOS 11 Big Sur Update The newest macOS update, officially number 11 and called Big Sur, was announced in late June 2020 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Big Sur is such a large and significant update that Apple skipped...

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Business Should Consider Switching to VoIP

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Business Should Consider Switching to VoIP

Business VoIP Services The modern-day workplace has evolved thanks to advances in hardware and software solutions. Virtual applications backed by cloud environments enable employees to work from anywhere. Therefore, companies need communication tools to coordinate...

Vital Considerations to Make When Hiring an IT Consultant

Vital Considerations to Make When Hiring an IT Consultant

When the going gets tough in business, it’s those who can adapt through drastic changes thrive. You may have made some strategic decisions through a triage of measures that helped you to leverage the resources you have to climb up the success ladder. There comes a...

How To Combine Multiple PDF Files

In many cases, you might want to combine multiple PDF files to create a single document. Disseminating information is often easier when you share one file instead of many. If you have Adobe PDF Pro, it’s easy enough to combine...

Managed IT Services vs. IT Outsourcing (Comparison)

IT Managed Services vs. IT Outsourcing: What’s the Difference? While there are some similarities between IT outsourcing and partnering with an IT managed service, there are also important differences that could spell the difference between a highly successful business...

Are You Still Using 123456 as Your Password?

Using 123456 as Your Password? Is your company’s cybersecurity repeatedly swept under the rug? While reinforcing passwords and setting up firewalls can seem daunting, you may not realize the severe risk of neglecting these and other routine security practices....

What Is Social Engineering? (Insights/Information)

Social Engineering: A Threat to Your Cybersecurity Social engineering is the use of psychological manipulation to gather confidential information. Criminals are always looking to exploit you for valuable data: personal logins, bank accounts, and even remote access to...

What Is The Modern Workplace?

The Secret Workplace Every Single Employee Dreams About Whenever They Clock In Employee retention is always a challenge. Because it takes so long to find, recruit, and train your best employees, it’s very important to focus on how you can keep them. And the best way...

Is Your Organization Prepared for Top 2020 Cybersecurity Threats?

Top 2020 Cybersecurity Threats Managed IT cybersecurity professionals have been challenged to the hilt through the first half of 2020. Phishing attacks increased by upwards of 600 percent during the height of the pandemic as industry leaders made haste to move to the...

Reset Your Computer System Today Using Windows 10

Do you need to reset your computer system? Resetting is different from simply refreshing or restoring a computer system. Resetting means reinstalling Windows but during the process, you delete your personal settings, apps (unless the apps originated with the...

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Teams as an Alternative to Zoom

Microsoft Teams as an Alternative to Zoom Microsoft Teams vs. Zoom - COVID- 19 induced lockdowns and social distancing measures helped spur Zoom’s growth. The video conferencing app managed to attract 300 million users by April 2020 compared to 10 million in December....

Convert a User Mailbox to a Shared Mailbox in Microsoft 365

How to Convert a User Mailbox to a Shared Mailbox in Microsoft 365 After converting your regular mailbox to a shared mailbox in Microsoft 365, you retain all your existing calendars and email. The only difference is that it will be visible to several people. You can...

What Does $150K Ransomware Payment Say About Your Cybersecurity?

First Hand Account of a Ransomware Account A recent news piece published by Tech Republic highlights the discouraging reasons why too many businesses fall prey to hackers and pay ransoms for their digital property. Perhaps nothing adds insult to injury quite like...

What’s the Best Way to Switch IT Managed Service Providers?

The Best Way to Switch IT Managed Service Providers The COVID-19 lockdowns have naturally changed how many organizations and companies operate. Educational institutions are embracing virtual classes, events that were previously held in person are now fully virtual,...

Microsoft Edge Browser FAQ

Have You Tried The Microsoft Edge Browser? Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been around from the early beginnings of the World-Wide Web. Over the years, it was sometimes immersed in controversy since it was “built into” some previous Windows versions. Well, not...