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The many faces of virtualization technology

December 13th, 2017
The many faces of virtualization technology

Not too long ago, the cloud was the money-saving IT trend for consumers and business owners. Now, that title goes to virtualization technology. It’s new, it’s complicated, but it’s not something you can ignore. Here are a few ways you can use virtualization to improve efficiency and productivity in your office.

Facebook Messenger: The Key to Growth

December 11th, 2017
Facebook Messenger: The Key to Growth

With over 1.3 billion monthly active users, Facebook’s Messenger app is an unprecedented success. Facebook is now looking to fully utilize the potential of this monster user base and has therefore added a feature for improving connectivity between local businesses and consumers.

Microsoft Office made easy!

December 8th, 2017
Microsoft Office made easy!

Microsoft is known for their easy-to-use products. But did you know that behind Office’s simple-looking user interface lie many in-depth features? From Word and Excel to PowerPoint and Outlook, here are some free training videos that will help you master them all.

Why Every Office Needs Onsite and Offsite Backups

December 8th, 2017
Why Every Office Needs Onsite and Offsite Backups

Regardless of its size and scope, every business needs a robust data backup and disaster recovery system in place. That means implementing measures to ensure that all business data is kept safe through an unexpected disaster and, just as importantly, is readily accessible for when it needs to be recovered.

VPNs: Why you need them

December 6th, 2017
VPNs: Why you need them

Installing powerful antivirus software and setting strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With hackers, government agencies, and ISPs constantly monitoring networks and your online habits, hopping onto a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is crucial for keeping your surfing habits private.

The Benefits of Virtualization for Businesses in Orange County

December 4th, 2017
The Benefits of Virtualization for Businesses in Orange County

Although virtualization is certainly nothing new, it has recently become standard in the small business computing environment owing to the increased efficiency it presents. Virtualization refers to the creation of virtual, rather than physical, computing resources, such as desktops, servers and data storage.

Extend laptop battery life with these tips

December 1st, 2017
Extend laptop battery life with these tips

Finding a power socket is often the first thing you do when carrying a laptop to work in a cafe, a coworking space, or an airport, and not every time will you be lucky to find one available. You’ll be forced, then, to rely solely on your laptop battery — if it still has any juice left.

Try out Microsoft’s newest releases today!

November 30th, 2017
Try out Microsoft’s newest releases today!

At Microsoft’s 2017 Ignite conference, three new apps were announced that help small businesses streamline everyday tasks. The apps — Connections, Listings, and Invoicing — spent a few months as limited previews, but are now available to anyone with an Office 365 Business Premium subscription.

Chrome Cleanup tool’s enhanced features

November 29th, 2017
Chrome Cleanup tool’s enhanced features

If the browser you’re using can’t guarantee your safety, you could be one click away from downloading malware into your computer. Although it’s easy to click ‘X’ on suspicious pop-up ads, some threats are more difficult to detect. Google addresses this and other web safety risks by substantially changing Chrome’s security settings.

Don’t waste money on fleets of VMs

November 27th, 2017
Don’t waste money on fleets of VMs

Server virtualization allows you to deliver computing resources to workstations in your network. Those resources are packed into virtual machines (VMs), which can be deployed at a moment’s notice so you can easily add users to your network. However, there are risks associated with trying to manage lots of VMs.

The dangers of VM sprawl
VM sprawl is a phenomenon that occurs when there are too many virtual machines on a network.