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Security

5 Ways systems can be breached

When it comes to business IT security, many small- and medium-sized businesses like yours often struggle to protect their systems from cyberattacks. One primary step is to be aware of online threats. Here are five common ways your systems can be breached. 1. You are tricked into installing malicious software There are countless ways you

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Hardware

Choosing your ideal keyboard

Keyboards come with different options, from joint-friendly ergonomic models to those built for typing efficiency. Considering the myriad of products out on the market, you might have difficulty choosing the best keyboard for you. While personal preferences will always be a factor in your decision, the ideal keyboard must have the following qualities. Just like

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VoIP

Considerations for selecting a VoIP system

Keeping in touch with people through mobile devices has become cheaper than using traditional phone lines, so it’s not surprising to see more businesses taking advantage of these affordable and versatile communication methods. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services are a popular alternative to regular phone calls and have become a necessity for many organizations.

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Microsoft Office

Microsoft 365 migration fail: 6 errors to avoid

More and more organizations across the globe are migrating their data and systems to Microsoft 365. If you’re thinking about making the move yourself, take note of the following common errors to ensure your migration is successful and hassle-free.  Not having enough bandwidth Migrating your files and systems over to Microsoft 365 requires a large

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Web & Cloud

Use these Firefox features to work more efficiently

Firefox isn’t the most popular browser today — that honor goes to Google Chrome. But Firefox has a devoted set of users who find it to be the better browser. If you’re one of those people, here are some tips to make the most of Firefox. Customizable Firefox toolbar Choose which tools you want to

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Business

7 Types of video content for effective marketing

If you want to reach more potential customers, nothing beats creating a video to market your products and services, your brand, or your core business values. Here are seven types of video content you can take advantage of to appeal to your intended audience. Business introduction or behind-the-scenes If your company lacks an online presence,

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Windows

Configuring Windows 10 on your laptop

If you just bought a new laptop, then it probably has Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system pre-installed. Windows 10 is packed with some interesting features you can fully maximize by following these tips. 1. Set up how your device checks for updates Your new laptop should check for updates automatically, but you can also do

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Security

Here are some ransomware decryptor sites you should keep handy

Ransomware is on the rise, but falling victim to one is not the end of the world. You can try some of these ransomware decryptors and maybe one of them will work. These are especially useful against automated “zombie” ransomware types. The state of ransomware in 2021 so far Businesses need to deal with ransomware

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How to keep your Android device protected

As of January 2021, Android is the leading mobile operating system in the market with a 71.9% market share. This is why Android devices are a prime target for cyberthreats and why Android users face a multitude of potential attacks. Fortunately, you can protect your Android device from attacks by following the tips in this

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Apple

6 Compelling reasons to not jailbreak your iPad

For most users, the iPad is fantastic just as it is. It’s easy to use and there are myriad apps and content available to download from the App Store. But there are people who aren’t too happy with the restrictions that Apple imposes on how they can control and customize their device. Jailbreaking is a

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Healthcare

The benefits of cloud computing in healthcare

Cloud computing is gradually becoming the norm for healthcare organizations around the world. Whether via a browser-based tool or a mobile app, it’s easier than ever to deliver patient care from anywhere with an internet connection. If you’re still hesitant to embrace cloud technology, it’s time to reconsider. Easy information access Reviewing patient records used

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VoIP

Why Quality of Service is crucial for VoIP

One of the most essential aspects of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems you should consider is Quality of Service, or QoS. To make sure your provider will deliver optimal service with minimal downtime, ask them these questions about their QoS. What is QoS? VoIP providers and IT experts define QoS as the overall performance

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