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Security

What are security audits and why do you need them?

Nowadays, it’s more prudent to assume that your business will face a cyberattack in the near future, rather than be complacent and hope for the best. One of the best ways to ensure that your organization has the capability to weather or resist a cyberattack is by conducting a security audit. Auditing and the security

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Hardware

5 Tips to lower your printing costs

Your growing printing expenditures may be the result of overdependence on paper files, the lack of an effective printing workflow, or obsolete printers. With some fresh ideas, clever problem-solving, and the following tips, you could significantly cut down your printing budget. Replace outdated printers Your years-old printer may still be getting the job done, but

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VoIP

Taking your business to the next level with unified communications

Small businesses need every bit of competitive edge they can muster. Failing to do so puts their company at a significant disadvantage. One such area small enterprises should consider improving is their information system. An easy upgrade is to implement a unified communications (UC) solution. What is unified communications? UC allows you to manage all

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Microsoft Office

Power BI helps you make better business decisions

People have always been intrigued by what the future holds. But while seers use crystal balls and tarot cards to get a glimpse of what’s to come, business leaders shouldn’t have to base their business forecasts on pseudoscience. Instead, they should use a scientific tool that collects and analyzes data to do reliable predictive forecasting,

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Web & Cloud

SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS: Which is the right cloud service for you?

Cloud computing has become a staple in business strategy and IT architecture over the past years. It provides the simplest and quickest access to myriad hardware and software over the internet. Compared to traditional on-premises infrastructures, cloud-based solutions such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS offer a host of benefits. Let’s take a look at these

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Business

The best data backup solutions for your business

Data is valuable to business, so it’s bizarre that some companies don’t have a proper data backup strategy in place. Organizations of all sizes — including yours — need to be proactive when backing up their data. Here are four of the best backup solutions in the market for your consideration. USB flash drives USB

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Healthcare

How does telemedicine help patients?

Telemedicine means exactly as it sounds — a medical service delivered via telephone or any communications platform. Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has proven itself to be viable and valuable for patients and caregivers alike. This is because it allows care to be provided while avoiding the physical proximity that heightens the

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Security

Better internet security: Easy as 1, 2, 3

The internet is not such a bad place to be in — for as long as website owners do their share in keeping it safe for their visitors. Here are three tips to do exactly just that. Tip 1: Use HTTPS Short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, HTTPS indicates that a website has an extra

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How to remove adware apps from your Android device

Zscaler recently reported that 17 adware apps in Google Play were downloaded over 120,000 times. These apps display unwanted advertisements on your device and collect marketing-type data about you, generating revenue for their operators in the process. Read on to learn how to find and delete these adware apps from your device. Sneaky adware apps

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Apple

Got a new MacBook? Here’s what you need to do first

The 2020 MacBook models boast of a new processor that promises a longer battery life and better speed. Plus, they offer the ability to run iPhone and iPad apps. But before you start using your new device, make the following tweaks to ensure even better performance and functionality. Go through the basics  When you first

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Reasons for your smartphone’s slow internet

Isn’t it frustrating when the page you’re visiting takes an eternity to load? Oftentimes you blame the app or your phone, but did you ever consider that it’s your mobile data connection OR internet connection that’s the problem? Wi-Fi noise Did you know that home electronic appliances emit wireless signals at a frequency similar to

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VoIP

5 Crucial steps when migrating UC to the cloud

Moving your business’s unified communications (UC) systems to the cloud offers many perks, including augmented security and scalability. You must, however, plan the migration carefully if you want to enjoy the move’s full benefits and avoid the possible risks that come with it. Here are steps you should follow to ensure seamless migration. Opt for

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