Try out Microsoft’s newest releases today!

Try out Microsoft’s newest releases today!

At Microsoft’s 2017 Ignite conference, three new apps were announced that help small businesses streamline everyday tasks. The apps — Connections, Listings, and Invoicing — spent a few months as limited previews, but are now available to anyone with an Office 365 Business Premium subscription. Let’s take a look at what they do and how […]

Don’t waste money on fleets of VMs

Don’t waste money on fleets of VMs

Server virtualization allows you to deliver computing resources to workstations in your network. Those resources are packed into virtual machines (VMs), which can be deployed at a moment’s notice so you can easily add users to your network. However, there are risks associated with trying to manage lots of VMs. The dangers of VM sprawl […]

VoIP vocab: Open source and Proprietary

VoIP vocab: Open source and Proprietary

Voice over IP (VoIP) upgrades are the clear choice for businesses that want to cut telecommunications costs and improve customer service. It’s a versatile technology with incredible customizability, and although we do most of the work for you, it’s important to understand the difference between proprietary and open-source systems. What are “proprietary” systems? When most […]

Microsoft simplifies Outlook on desktop

Microsoft simplifies Outlook on desktop

Microsoft recently announced that it’s revamping Outlook’s user interface and improving certain features. The redesign is aimed at decluttering the desktop version and align it with the much cleaner and more user-friendly iOS version. Mac and Windows users can look forward to a sleeker design, better features, and reduced complexity. How Outlook will be simplified […]

Google releases year-long security study

Google releases year-long security study

Your passwords are the gateway to your files, money, and identity, so it’s no surprise that hackers are constantly trying to steal them. Most cybercriminals will use malware to do the trick, but they also have other means at their disposal. Google’s year-long security investigation provides the details. The results From March 2016 to March […]

Use Google search to schedule appointments

Use Google search to schedule appointments

For most people, Google is the first stop when searching for a specific business. And in some cases — like searches for gyms and beauty salons — people are using Google to help them contact the business about an appointment. Now, the search giant has made that possible right from its results pages. How to […]

Android releases new pairing solution

Android releases new pairing solution

In late 2016, Apple introduced the iPhone 7 which removes the standard headphone jack and instead offers a Bluetooth connection for your music listening experience. Now, Google’s Android has come out with its version of wireless pairing. Here’s what you need to know about Fast Pair. What is Fast Pair? Fast Pair is Android’s new […]

The ultimate guide to manage Google reviews

The ultimate guide to manage Google reviews

Strategies for attracting new customers are always changing, and Google is shaking things up yet again. Apart from well-placed keywords and link-worthy content, reviews from sites like Facebook and Yelp will be displayed in the search results. How Google changed search results Google’s new search algorithm is designed to lead people to high-quality products and […]

Is serverless computing as good as it sounds?

Is serverless computing as good as it sounds?

The next big thing in cloud computing is capturing small-business owners’ attention, and it’s easy to see why. Even after migrating to the cloud, businesses are still forced to deal with configuring and maintaining servers; it’s just done over the internet. Serverless computing changes that entirely. What is it? Outsourcing workloads to the cloud — […]

What exactly is unified communications?

What exactly is unified communications?

Relying solely on your phone for business communication made perfect sense decades ago. But if you carried that over today, your business would fail. This is because business communications now must include mobility, instant messages, and video conferencing. And to bring it all together seamlessly, you need unified communications. What is unified communications? Unified communications […]