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Surprising Reasons Why Upgrading to Windows 10 Is So Important

Surprising Reasons Why Upgrading to Windows 10 Is So Important

After the debacle that was Windows 8, many businesses have been slow to upgrade to Windows 10. That’s why Windows 7 continues to dominate business computing, despite being eight years old. Microsoft is already scaling back support for Windows 7 and will cease all updates in 2020.

While the fears of upgrading to Windows 10 might be understandable, they’re unfounded.

Virtual DR for ransomware protection

Virtual DR for ransomware protection

The massive success of ransomware like WannaCry and Petya have spurred other cybercriminals to develop their own ransomware and sell it on the black market. This means we can expect more ransomware attacks in the future. To prepare your business, you need virtualized disaster recovery solutions. Here’s why. Virtual DR Virtual DR solutions allow you […]

Microsoft unveils 4 search features for Bing

Microsoft unveils 4 search features for Bing

Thanks to a recent update from Microsoft’s Bing search engine, finding answers to your questions is no longer an issue of phrasing or syntax. Read on for more information about the four latest upgrades. Validating answers using many websites Before the recent update, Bing would answer questions based on what it found on a single […]

How to Protect Your Business from an IT Disaster if You’re an IT Novice

How to Protect Your Business from an IT Disaster if You’re an IT Novice

Did you know that more than half of all data breaches are down to human error? At the same time, reducing the chances of human error ranks alarmingly low on the list of business priorities. So, how do you go about transforming that weakest link in your IT security strategy into your first and most effective line of defense in the ongoing battle against hackers?

Protecting your business from disaster, whether in the form of a natural catastrophe or a data breach, broadly comes down to two main factors – implementing the right technology and providing adequate training to your employees.

Groups, Yammer, and Teams defined

Groups, Yammer, and Teams defined

While most Office 365 apps serve a unique purpose, tools like Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams can all be used to communicate and collaborate with coworkers. However, there are subtle differences in the way they can be used, and today we’ll break it down for you. Outlook Groups With Outlook Groups, every member gets […]

Enlist IT help when installing CPU updates

Enlist IT help when installing CPU updates

When it comes to security updates, time is usually of the essence. The longer you wait to install a fix from a vendor, the higher the risk of being compromised. But in the cases of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, you might be better off waiting until a more reliable patch is released. Let’s review […]

3 simple and easy cyber-security tips!

3 simple and easy cyber-security tips!

Data security and privacy should be a top priority in this age of constant and downright dangerous cyber attacks. However, in your quest for ultimate security, don’t forget to implement these non-technical steps to shield your business’s IT resources. Cover up your webcam There must be some credibility to doing this if Facebook founder, Mark […]

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

According to security researchers, a bulk of the world’s computer processors have gaping flaws. The flaws, grouped under the term ‘Spectre,’ affect many critical systems including web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. Here’s a quick rundown of these major vulnerabilities and what you can do to secure them. What is Spectre? To […]

Should you use UPS for your network gear?

Should you use UPS for your network gear?

Smart business owners use uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for emergency situations like a storm, fire, or other disasters. Often, a UPS is deployed for desktop computers to give employees ample time to save their work and prevent losing unsaved work. An even better power-saving strategy in emergency situations, however, is to use UPS for networking […]

New AI-driven Features For Office 365 Users

New AI-driven Features For Office 365 Users

Enriching Office 365 with more everyday AI functionalities, Microsoft has introduced ‘Insights Preview’ to MS Excel, ‘Acronyms’ feature for MS Word, and a Text-in-image search feature to help its users to do their best work. Learn more about the recent upgrades to Office 365 products and the new Microsoft Whiteboard Preview app in this article. […]