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Cortana commands everyone should know

By Chris Butler / October 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Not yet using Microsoft’s voice-activated personal assistant, Cortana? You’re missing out on some beneficial, hands-free functionality, like launching applications, making dinner reservations, and more. Try the following commands to make the most out of your virtual assistant. Hey, Cortana Before asking her to do anything, we need to get Cortana’s attention by clicking or tapping…

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What exactly is proactive cybersecurity?

By Chris Butler / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. Businesses large and small embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity means, so let’s take a minute to go…

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6 Tips to keep your Mac computer safe

By Chris Butler / October 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Although it is important, security is something that some Mac users overlook. That’s fine if all you do is watch YouTube videos or experiment with Photo Booth, but not if you use your computer for day-to-day business operations. Prevent internal and external threats from harming your device with these tips. The basics First, let’s start…

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How IoT will change businesses

By Chris Butler / October 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

In today’s corporate environment, most industries are ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) in their own unique ways. Let’s take a look at these examples of utilizing IoT in various business niches that are in operation or will be implemented soon. Improved logistics With IoT sensors, supply chain management and order fulfillment processes improve…

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Reasons your business needs CRM software

By Chris Butler / October 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Failure to understand your customers’ needs and wants could result in ill-informed marketing strategies. And when your company can’t satisfy their demands, they’ll likely turn to your competitors instead. To prevent this, deploying a customer relationship management (CRM) system can make a world of difference. Here’s a handful of reasons to make the switch. Grows…

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Fix these five problems in Windows 10 now

By Chris Butler / October 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Although Windows 10 is packed with wonderful new features, it’s far from perfect. Users have complained about storage, connectivity, and update issues, among other things. If you’ve encountered any of these issues, no need to panic. We have listed down five simple fixes to the most common Windows 10 problems. 1. Less storage space When…

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Explaining the basics of app virtualization

By Chris Butler / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Many IT professionals believe small- or medium-sized business (SMB) owners should leverage the benefits of application virtualization. Some SMB owners, however, are confused with what it can do for them. Here’s a brief guide on what you need to know. What are non-virtualized apps? To understand app virtualization, first you need to understand how non-virtualized…

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Office Insider: Get previews of new features

By Chris Butler / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

With major improvements like Calendar.help, Outlook, and Surface Pen, you would think that Office 365 has already reached its full potential. With the Office Insider feature, you’re bound to be proven wrong as you’ll have access to new features that make Office 365 better with each update. These nitty-gritty improvements give a competitive edge to…

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Using machine learning for productivity

By Chris Butler / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you think Google Apps is already doing a great job by making difficult tasks easier, you might want to know how it does that. G Suite applications use machine learning algorithms that not only help you with hard tasks, but also help you avoid repetitive ones. These algorithms take note of your searches, frequently…

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4 types of hackers to watch out for

By Chris Butler / October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Why do hackers attack? Is it for money, notoriety, or political reasons? As a business owner, you should always try and find out the motive behind an attack to help you determine whether or not you’re a target and what data you need to protect. Let’s take a closer look at four different types of…

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