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What’s better, virtualization or the cloud?

By Chris Butler / November 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard of cloud computing, but what about virtualization? Both are invaluable for small businesses, but it’s easy to mix them up. Learning the differences between these technologies can save you a lot of money, so let’s do a quick recap of how they work. Differences between cloud computing and virtualization Virtualization lets you…

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Google Chrome’s new money-saving warning

By Chris Butler / November 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

The world’s most used browser, Google Chrome, is getting a new update in December this year. Chrome has had numerous versions, but its 71st version will come with an enhancement that will save users money. Read on to learn what the upcoming version of Chrome can do. The money-saving warning The Google Chrome update aims…

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7 easy ways to prevent data loss in Office 365

By Chris Butler / November 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

For businesses, data security is critical. If this information is lost or stolen, it could lead to crippling financial losses, legal disputes, and more importantly, loss of customer trust. While Microsoft Office 365 comes with some security and compliance tools, it still needs the support of data protection best practices. Here are seven you should…

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Preparing for Windows end of support

By Chris Butler / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to NetMarketShare’s September 2018 data, 40.88% of users are still using Windows 7. The popular operating system (OS) is currently on extended support, but only until January 14, 2020. For Windows 10, the support clock runs out sooner than you might expect. Learn how the end of support for your Windows version can affect…

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Cloud migration made safe and secure

By Chris Butler / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

While many IT providers tout the revolutionary benefits of the cloud, very few address the security aspect of it. The fact is, when you’re using a cloud service, you’re moving information out of your hands and into a third party. So doesn’t it make sense to take precautions? Dropbox alone has had the accounts of…

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Apple’s 2nd 2018 product launch

By Chris Butler / November 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Don’t be surprised that Apple has a second product launch for 2018. For starters, the first one covered only two products: the iPhone and the Apple Watch. Were there no new iterations for the iPad and MacBook? Apple’s announcement on October 18 gave us a teaser of an answer: “There’s more in the making.” Read…

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Obsolete firmware poses security risks

By Chris Butler / November 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Are you still using that old computer that is not-so gracefully aging and devaluing? Maybe you are running important programs on older machines with old operating systems since they “still work fine.” While it might still help you get the job done, there may be hidden security risks that can lead to major problems later…

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Top reasons for technology business reviews

By Chris Butler / November 6, 2018 / 1 Comment

Businesses need technology to be profitable and productive. But not all technologies are capable of delivering on their perceived benefits. To make sure your investments are still worth keeping, you need to perform technology business reviews. What is a technology business review? A technology business review reveals the strengths and weaknesses of your company’s IT…

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Containers: Setting the record straight

By Chris Butler / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Although both container and virtualization applications allow users to divvy up software and hardware more efficiently, containers have many advantages over virtualized machines. There are a number of misunderstandings though, and it’s time to set the record straight. Containers are made up of the bare minimum hardware and software requirements to allow a specific program…

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How Office 365 deals with phishing attacks

By Chris Butler / October 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Microsoft not only builds robust productivity solutions for its customers, but it also prioritizes their security above all else. This year, the company invested a lot of money to protect Office 365 subscribers from increasingly sophisticated phishing scams. Read on to learn more about what they did. Effective anti-phishing solutions must be able to recognize…

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