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Small Office? 4 Solutions to Maximize Your Space.

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Sep 26, 2016 1:30:33 PM

If you own a small business and your office is bursting at the seams, you know it's important to save space any way you can. Luckily, we live in an era where technology is making it easier to do more with less space. Here are some tips for saving valuable real estate in your office, all while increasing productivity.

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Topics: Tips

Improved Office Productivity- 5 Easy Tips

Posted by Erin Glade on Sep 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

It’s the start of another day; another pair of business slacks and another eight hours under florescent lighting. Yes, it is a work day; so how do you make those eight hours count?

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Topics: Tips, technology, Productivity, Time Management

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's New?

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Aug 16, 2016 7:01:44 AM
Many Windows users have upgraded to Windows 10 over the last year, when Microsoft released their newest OS to users for free. The free version of Windows 10 was available up until July 2016, but Microsoft recently released an exciting new update.
 
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Topics: Tips, computers, Microsoft

Internet: Fiber, Cable, DSL - What's the difference?

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Aug 4, 2016 2:09:16 PM

Most people spend very little time thinking about their internet connection. Fiber, cable, DSL - people don't really care, as long as it works.

When it comes to your business, selecting the wrong internet connection can have a profound impact on your productivity, and even your bottom line. Balancing the task between choosing the fastest, most reliable option, at the best price can be challenging. There are key differences between fiber, cable, and DSL, which we'll cover in this article, so you can choose with confidence.

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Topics: Tips, Telecom, Internet

4 Tips for Transitioning to a Mac

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 25, 2016 1:46:34 PM

If you've been a PC user and are considering making the switch to a Mac, here are a few key operational differences to keep in mind.

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Topics: Tips, computers

3 Ways to Boost Mobile Security

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM

1. Set a pin or passcode.

Your passcode is your first line of defense. If someone wants to access your device, they'll first need to break this code. This is not always easy, and can operate as a deterrent against theft. Many mobile devices also have the option to unlock your phone using fingerprint authentication. Based on high levels of encryption, this is a very good option for securing your phone.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, Managed IT, Mobile Device Management, Security

Tips to Avoid the Microsoft Support Phone Scam

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 16, 2016 3:21:43 PM

Recently, Microsoft "Tech Support" Phone Scams have been carried out even more frequently than usual. You may get a phone call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft Support Technician. Be prepared so you can protect yourself and your business from becoming the prey of scammers.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, Microsoft, Managed IT, Scam Alert

Using Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10? You Could Be at Risk

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 26, 2016 9:27:21 AM

Microsoft announced that as of January 12, 2015, they will no longer provide security patches, automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, computers, Microsoft, Security

8 Tips for a Stronger Password

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 25, 2016 11:34:02 AM

Although there are many exciting biometric password technologies emerging, the good old-fashioned password is still as important as ever; possibly even more than ever before. Many people still have the feeling that it's unlikely their passwords will be compromised, but in reality, all of us are at risk. Your password is your first line of defense against hackers. That's why having a strong password is so important.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, Data Security, Managed IT

Laptop Vs. Desktop Workstations for Business

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 14, 2016 11:43:04 AM

In business, balancing costs with benefits is a big part of the decision-making process. This is especially true when choosing the right technology for your business and employees. When it comes to selecting the right computers, it has become increasingly tricky to ultimately decide between the reliability and performance of a desktop and the versatility and portability of a laptop. Which is right for your business? Let's explore a few key factors that will help you in your decision.

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Topics: Tips, computers

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