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4 things to do before deploying Skype

4 things to do before deploying Skype

From instant messaging to video conferencing, Skype for Business offers many communication features many companies need to be productive. But before you start making calls on Skype, there are four things you should do to ensure crystal-clear quality.

Office 365: New security updates

Office 365: New security updates

Microsoft recently rolled out security updates to Office 365 for business and home users. These enhancements aim to increase safety when sending or receiving an email in Outlook, sharing links in OneDrive, and alerting users of possible malware infection.

Beware of watering hole attacks!

Beware of watering hole attacks!

Hackers have plenty of ways to breach your systems. They can use complex programs to exploit software bugs, send emails to dupe you into downloading malware, or insert a malware-infected USB drive directly into your computer. However, another increasingly popular hacking method is a watering hole attack.

Setting up your G Suite activity dashboard

Setting up your G Suite activity dashboard

G Suite users can finally see which of their colleagues viewed a document on the new activity dashboard, along with a time and date. It functions as an added collaboration tool in Google Slides, Docs, and Sheets showing every file comment, change, or suggested edit.

3 Surprising applications of blockchain

3 Surprising applications of blockchain

Most people associate blockchain technology with Bitcoin, the infamous digital currency that rose to fame in 2017. But blockchain technology is not tied to financial transactions, and it’s creating all sorts of exciting opportunities for faster, more secure information exchange — see for yourself!

What is blockchain?

Blockchain, like the cloud, is more of a concept than a specific piece of software or hardware.

3 ways to ensure your FB data is private

3 ways to ensure your FB data is private

The public went into a frenzy when reports surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based data analytics firm, retrieved millions of Facebook users’ private information without their knowledge. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it, and here are 3 ways to guarantee your data remains private.

Windows Server 2019 announced

Windows Server 2019 announced

If Microsoft’s latest server software is any indication, the virtualization trend shows no signs of slowing down. The first preview of Windows Server 2019 was released in March and includes a number of features focused on IT efficiency. Let’s take a look at the most valuable updates for small businesses.

3 misconceptions that SMB owners have about IT

3 misconceptions that SMB owners have about IT

Computers are highly essential to both large and small businesses. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), however, tend to spend much less than large enterprises, and this is a mistake. In fact, it's inconceivable for many businesses to operate without a dependable IT system that lets them send thousands of important files online, store a large amount of data in the cloud, and connect with business stakeholders via VoIP.

That’s why it’s especially important for SMBs to ensure their IT infrastructure is well-managed.

How to calculate the TCO of VoIP

How to calculate the TCO of VoIP

Choosing whether or not to deploy VoIP phone systems is an easy decision. But choosing a system that works for your business can be difficult, with all the products, vendors, features, and data plans available. Oftentimes, however, selecting a VoIP system comes down to calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO).

What is TCO?
The TCO is the overall sum of procuring, deploying, and operating a VoIP system has over its life cycle, which is typically five years.

Microsoft announces new features for Teams

Microsoft announces new features for Teams

Microsoft has recently announced new features for Microsoft Teams. These features are expected to bring users greater convenience and improved communication, and ultimately increase its appeal to a wider market.

Cortana Integration

One new feature that Microsoft will bring to Teams is Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant.