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Laptops vs. desktops: Which should your small business use?

When purchasing computers for your small business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is whether to get desktops or laptops. The choice ultimately depends on five factors, which we’ve outlined for you below. Portability The COVID-19 pandemic has driven most businesses to adopt remote work and hybrid work setups. If you’re thinking

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Cutting IT hardware costs with thin and zero clients

If you want to cut costs on IT hardware, don’t settle for cheap but old or low-quality machines. They’ll offer subpar performance, which will hurt your team’s productivity. What’s worse, they’ll break down often, too, which means the money you initially saved will go to repairs and upgrades. Instead of buying low-end machines, you should

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Optimize your Wi-Fi with wireless repeaters and access points

Fast, reliable Wi-Fi is a business necessity, whether you’re working in an office or at home. Now that more people are working remotely, having an optimal Wi-Fi connection is more important than ever. A wireless repeater device and additional access points may just be what you need to ensure a stable and lightning-fast wireless connection

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Here’s how to tidy up your workstations

A tidy workstation helps employees be more productive. Cleanliness also contributes to better employee health, safety, and office hardware maintenance. Keep your computers and mobile devices dirt- and dust-free with these tips. Desktop monitors You spend several hours looking at your computer monitor, so it’s important to make sure it doesn’t have any dust or

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Wi-Fi issues? Here are some easy fixes

A fast and reliable internet connection is a necessity for many businesses, as it helps ensure efficient and productive operations. However, what do you do when you encounter connectivity issues or slow internet speeds? Below are some solutions to five of the most common Wi-Fi problems. Range constraints Wi-Fi works via radio waves that are

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The many benefits of a dual monitor system to SMBs

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are always seeking ways to ensure that their employees make the most of office computers. But before you go out and buy bigger hard drives and faster processors, consider upgrading your desktops to a dual monitor system. Read on to find out about the advantages of using two monitors per

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What to consider when purchasing a mouse

Everyone is familiar with the traditional two-button mouse with a cord, but this type of mouse has become increasingly unpopular over time. Nowadays, many people prefer to use a wireless mouse, especially the new models that tend to provide more comfort and convenience over prolonged use. A wireless mouse is easy to carry around, which

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Safeguard your mobile devices with these tips

Mobile devices are generally less secure than laptop and desktop computers. While there are available anti-malware applications for smartphones and tablets, they aren’t as comprehensive as those for laptops and desktops. Additionally, some mobile devices aren’t compatible with certain security applications or measures implemented by businesses. That’s why it’s even more important to keep track

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What are BYOD and CYOD?

Bring your own device (BYOD) and choose your own device (CYOD) policies are popular among businesses across industries these days. Both give employees the freedom to choose the devices they’re most comfortable and familiar with, empowering them to be more efficient and productive. Here, we take a closer look at BYOD and CYOD to help

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Simple PC tricks to improve your productivity

Your desktop or laptop may have the applications you need for work, but it also features so many on-screen distractions that it’s easy for you to lose focus on important tasks. Here are a few tricks to help you avoid distractions at work and boost your productivity. Monitor productivity levels Start by tracking how much

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3 Simple ways to keep your business safe from hackers

Like most business owners, you may be too busy managing your organization to be concerned about optimized security measures and other technical matters. However, failing to protect your business puts it at risk of data theft and other cyberattacks. Let’s take a look at some ways you can keep your organization safe. Cover your webcam

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Factors to consider when buying a business projector

A business projector can help make presentations more engaging, immersive, and enjoyable. It’s an especially useful tool for meetings, so it’s important that you have the right projector for your needs. If you’re looking for the best business projector to make your presentations truly stand out, here are some important factors you need to consider.

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