Open-source or proprietary VoIP: A guide

Your managed service provider (MSP) may have your IT covered. But knowing a thing or two about internet-based phones will help you understand which ones will fit your business. What are your choices? Which one is better? Read on to learn more about at Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems. What are “proprietary” systems? When […]

Hangouts Meet vs. Skype for Business

IDG Enterprise says that businesses worldwide spent $3.5 billion on video conferencing apps in 2016. That’s a lot but also money well spent, especially if it helps with your employees’ productivity and collaboration. Some of these video conferencing apps are Hangouts Meet and Skype for Business. These tools share a lot of calling and video […]

Windows virtualization for Mac use

There are countless reasons to run the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer, but the main one is so you can use apps designed for PC on an Apple machine. However, there are other benefits that make virtualizing Windows on your Mac worth it regardless of your software needs. Configure an entire machine […]

Which web browser do you prefer?

To access the web when the internet was in its infancy, computer users could only choose between Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. Thanks to advancements in technology, people can now do their work in a browser. If you’re looking for an alternate way to surf the web, our list below will have an answer for […]

5 virtualization options for every SMB

Understanding office virtualization is difficult enough; picking from the long list of software providers that help you achieve it can feel impossible. Since virtualization is a relatively new practice for small- and medium-sized businesses, there is no standardized way of virtualizing your company. So why not start with this simple list of the five most […]

How to get the most from your business data

It’s one thing to collect your business’s data, but turning that information into insights that propel your organization toward growth is quite another. Analyzing your data can be daunting, but it shouldn’t get pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. Here are a few tricks you can use to make better forecasts. Many businesses […]

Office 365 will block Flash by 2019

Microsoft recently announced plans to eventually stop the activation of Silverlight, Shockwave, and Flash content in Office 365. This is not just the developers disabling bugs with an option to click a link or button to look at content. Within a few months’ time, Flash will be gone from Office 365 for good. What media […]

Biometrics Authentication for Mobile Devices

Having to use passwords constantly can be a pain (and a high security risk) to many of us. Luckily, Chrome, Edge, and Firefox have recently agreed to support biometrics for authentication to make our social media, email, and shopping account logins easier and more secure. Here’s what you need to know about the Web Authentication […]

Virtualization and Windows Server 2019

Microsoft’s Windows Server operating systems are complicated enough to warrant their own certification program. However, small businesses can take full advantage of the features included in the latest version of this software by moving to an outsourced IT support model. Here’s what you miss out on if you keep everything in house.   Windows Server […]

Using Cortana to Organize Business

You are probably already aware of Cortana, the Windows 10 AI personal assistant. Did you know that you can use it to improve the efficiency and productivity of your business? With a better understanding of its basic functions, you’ll be on your way to becoming an AI-powered organization. To take advantage of Cortana, you should […]