Group voice call on Facebook

January 10th, 2017

Skype used to dominate an area of VoIP communications that serves a special function: group video calling. With apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp and, most recently, Slack nipping at its heels, it comes as no surprise that social network behemoth Facebook takes a slice of the cake with its recently rolled out desktop group voice calling. […]

5 safe bets for web services in 2017

January 6th, 2017

Investing in technology requires a lot of forethought and research. Successful business owners know that it isn’t just seeing an ad on your sidebar and signing up for untested services or solutions, it’s about making an educated decision. What better time is there to sit down, review the current state of technology, and decide where […]

Cashing in on an Idea: Is now the Right Time?

January 5th, 2017

Consumers purchase millions of dollars in new software and hardware every year. Many of the products they buy stay current only for a short period of time, but the money that passes through the economy cannot be under-appreciated. If you have come up with the perfect software or hardware, it is tempting to work on […]

Considerations for large-scale AWS migration

January 4th, 2017

Managed IT services providers recommend virtualization not because it is an IT business trend that everyone simply must ride, but because it is, quite, a smart way of managing your IT resources. Your organization needs to be more efficient and should be willing to move to the cloud to achieve it. But, if you do […]

New OneDrive capability for Office 365

January 3rd, 2017

Office 365 doesn’t represent the number of days you need to spend working; rather, it’s a productivity and collaboration-enhancing software that helps employees work from wherever and whenever they want. By enabling employees to work, share files and collaborate with colleagues on a cloud-based platform, your company will be given a competitive advantage. Here are […]

The ransomware that makes you sell your soul

December 28th, 2016

Ransomware has become a fast-track for making money for some hackers this holiday season. But instead of just demanding a small payment for the decryption code that will unlock their computers, some hackers are demanding that victims sacrifice two other friends to ensure they receive the code they need. Read more to find out what […]

Google OKs HTML5 as the default in Chrome

December 23rd, 2016

Google is out to make the user’s experience more secure and efficient with its recent announcement that it will disable Flash and implement an HTML5 default browsing protocol. This change won’t be implemented all at once, but will start by changing the settings of 1% of Chrome users in December 2016 before eventually expanding that […]

AWS creates “Glue” service for data analysis

December 22nd, 2016

Recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the creation of a new data analytics tool to lighten the burden on businesses when analyzing data in the cloud. This tool, referred to as “Glue,” is meant to clean up and organize data that comes into the cloud from various sources so that it can be analyzed by […]

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

December 20th, 2016

When containers were first implemented, the idea was to provide users a way to deploy applications without the need to open a new virtual machine, thereby saving resources and time. Since the advent of Docker the container trend has turned into an obsession with developers, which begs the question: How long until containers replace the […]

Sharing business data: SharePoint/OneDrive

December 16th, 2016

Office 365 comes with a variety of storage and sharing options that promise to make life easier and more productive for business owners. OneDrive and SharePoint share many of the same features, but differ in some of their basic management options. Unless you know what to look for, it might be hard for you as […]