How you keep your email account safe

Everyone uses email to send and receive sensitive information, making it an attractive target for cyberattacks. The importance of email security is vital to your company’s operations, so applying the following tips can dramatically reduce your exposure to hackers and malware. Use separate email accounts Most people use a single email account for all their […]

Simple ways to stretch your laptop battery life

One of the top considerations in choosing where to work with your laptop is the availability of a power socket. If you are not lucky enough to find an available outlet, you’ll have to depend on your laptop’s battery — assuming it still has enough power after your last charge. The following tips should optimize […]

How to compute the TCO of a VoIP system

If you want to get the most value out of a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution, assess the actual cost of having one. There may be additional or hidden expenses that you might fail to consider, so analyze the total cost of ownership (TCO) to fully comprehend your telecommunications spend. TCO is the overall […]

Understanding Microsoft 365 collaboration tools

There are three communication and collaboration tools in Microsoft 365 that provide basically similar solutions for the same problem: Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams. However, they all have subtle differences that set them apart from one another. Let’s take a look at some of them. Outlook Groups With Outlook Groups, every member gets a […]

How to choose the best MSP

Business owners are increasingly realizing the importance of adopting efficient, flexible, and cost-effective IT systems. But as customers’ expectations rise, IT becomes far too complex and demanding for businesses to manage alone. This is why many companies outsource their IT needs to a managed IT services provider (MSP). MSPs defined MSPs are companies composed of […]

The threat of distributed spam distraction

You wouldn’t think that cybercriminals would carry out their nefarious schemes in plain sight — except that they do and you’ve probably already fallen victim to them. Learn all about a scheme called distributed spam distraction (DSD) and how malicious actors are using it to steal valuable information from their victims. What is DSD? DSD […]

How to deal with common VoIP problems

When it comes to saving money for small businesses, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a good solution. But not all VoIP systems are built the same. So when you’re ready to use this technology for your business, beware of these common VoIP pitfalls. Any of these VoIP issues can tarnish your company’s reputation and […]

Ignore these outdated disaster recovery myths

Disaster recovery (DR) used to be an expensive solution that relied predominantly on tape backups. Today, cloud computing has dramatically changed the DR landscape, affording even small- and medium-sized businesses cheaper and more reliable DR solutions. Unfortunately, there are still a number of misconceptions about DR. Here are three myths that no longer apply. Myth […]

It’s time to rethink your password strategy

In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Recently, however, the institute reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are for creating strong passwords. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people […]