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Your passwords are not secure

October 19th, 2017
Your passwords are not secure

A password policy designed for federal agencies must be secure, right? Surprisingly, that hasn’t been the case according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). On the hook for the password best practices that we still use today — the combination of letters, capitalizations, and numbers — NIST admits that the existing guidelines were misguided.

5 computer tips that add hours to your day

October 17th, 2017
5 computer tips that add hours to your day

There are only so many hours in the workday, so making the most of your time is vital. If distracting websites, unorganized files, and cluttered inboxes prevent you from getting work done, consider using these tips to better manage your time and stay productive at work.

Why you shouldn’t write off Firefox

October 13th, 2017
Why you shouldn’t write off Firefox

Mozilla, the creator of Firefox, has spent some time and energy on projects that ended up going nowhere. But this time , they seem to have found their focus. No, it’s not on their built-in video chat service or mobile phone OS, but rather something that should’ve been obvious to them, their most successful product, Firefox.

Top tips for picking the right power supply

October 12th, 2017
Top tips for picking the right power supply

There are plenty of hardware specifications to consider when installing a new workstation in the office, but one you should focus on first is the power supply unit (PSU). Choosing a faulty, substandard PSU often leads to unstable systems and poor performance.

How do I kickstart my Facebook ad?

October 11th, 2017
How do I kickstart my Facebook ad?

Facebook’s not only for posting cat photos, complaining about restaurants, or stalking your ex, it’s also an incredibly effective advertising platform. From small businesses to big corporations, anyone can benefit from Facebook’s marketing tools.

Virtualization vendors work together

October 10th, 2017
Virtualization vendors work together

Until recently, business owners had to choose between cloud-based virtualization and on-premises virtualization. Although implementing either option from scratch was affordable, moving an existing on-premises setup into the cloud was expensive. Thankfully, two of the biggest virtualization vendors are working together to make this problem a thing of the past.

Office 365’s web app launcher gets an update

October 5th, 2017
Office 365’s web app launcher gets an update

Even with all the productivity tools available within Office 365, using several apps at once is not always easy. With Microsoft’s new web app launcher, that’s about to change. It includes a cleaner interface and some small yet functional changes, which gives users a more organized and less cluttered Office 365 environment.

Equifax sheds light on incident response

October 3rd, 2017
Equifax sheds light on incident response

What would you do right now if you discover that your business’s database is hacked and a huge number of your customers’ data gets leaked? Speechless, with dismay, but you need to act, decently. In this case, it helps to have a good incident response plan in place, so your business won’t suffer the same fate as Equifax, which is an interesting story we’re about to tell.

Top reasons why you should consider ERP

September 28th, 2017
Top reasons why you should consider ERP

When small- and medium-sized businesses expand, they need tools that can support their growth. For many, this includes cloud productivity software and managed IT services. And if you need tools for accounting, project planning, supply chain management, and sales, there’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Why your business should get SaaS-y

September 27th, 2017
Why your business should get SaaS-y

How much does your business pay for software licenses? What about the annual maintenance costs? For most SMBs, software investment has long been a significant portion of their operating costs. But with Software as a Service (SaaS), you can utilize software at a much lower cost.