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Tip of the Week: Activating Self-Destruct in a Gmail Message

Tip of the Week: Activating Self-Destruct in a Gmail Message

We’ve all received those emails that have some level of sensitive data in them, and we’ve all sent our fair share of them as well. However, one almost has to wonder—how secure is this data as it sits around in someone’s inbox?

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The Right IT Makes Inventory Management Much Easier

The Right IT Makes Inventory Management Much Easier

With a business’ inventory playing such an important role in so many business operations, the capability to manage it properly can be seen as indispensable. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools to help make your inventory management much simpler than it once was. Let’s take a few moments to consider three such tools, and how they are being used now.

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Virtualization is Something Every Business Should Consider

Virtualization is Something Every Business Should Consider

With the considerable costs that a business’ hardware investments can bring, it only makes sense to identify any means to optimize these costs available. One very effective means of doing so is to adopt a virtualized environment, either hosted onsite or in the cloud. Let’s take a few moments to consider how virtualization can benefit your organization.

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Tip of the Week: How to Help Minimize Your Blue Light Exposure

Tip of the Week: How to Help Minimize Your Blue Light Exposure

With computers being so integral to modern life, it can be too easy to hear about certain drawbacks—like the purported impacts of blue light—and discount them as little more than a way for companies to sell things that nobody really needs. While we aren’t going to speak to all these presumed drawbacks, we did want to spend some time discussing blue light and how it could impact your health (and how to help keep it from doing so).

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The Cybercrime the Small Business Needs to Plan For

The Cybercrime the Small Business Needs to Plan For

For the small, but growing business, there are a lot of risks that could potentially harm their ability to stay in business. One of those risks comes in the form of cybercrime. Over the past several years, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have improved the ways in which they combat cybercrime. Let’s take a look at some of the problems SMBs have to deal with.

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Remote Team Building Is Important

Remote Team Building Is Important

Businesses are using more remote workers than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic made it necessary for them to react and they did, but it has proven to have a handful of challenges. One of the most stark issues that remote workers face is the assault on their mental health. Most newly-remote workers once held several conversations with co-workers day-in and day-out and being isolated for 12 months has taken its toll. This shift is having negative effects on businesses from all over the world. Let’s take a look at a couple of things that you can do about it. 

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Tip of the Week: How to Address Burgeoning Burnout

Tip of the Week: How to Address Burgeoning Burnout

Workplace burnout has been discussed quite a bit in the last year—which in and of itself seems funny, considering how relatively little time many people spent in the workplace this past year or so. However, just because the conventional workplace was altered doesn’t mean that the potential to experience burnout has been at all.

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Why Hasn’t Blockchain Changed the Entire World Yet?

Why Hasn’t Blockchain Changed the Entire World Yet?

Blockchain has been one of the technologies that are most cited on those “emerging technologies” lists at the beginning of each year for the past several, yet there is no mainstream indication that the technology is being integrated into tools that can benefit businesses and individuals. Today, we thought we would take a look at some of the ways blockchain technology was going to be used to improve digital systems and what is taking so long for these tools to be developed and initiated. 

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What You Need to Know About the Different Types of Phishing Attacks

What You Need to Know About the Different Types of Phishing Attacks

If there is one kind of online scam that people need to be more cognizant about, it would be phishing—where a scammer tries to hack the user instead of the computer, tricking them into sharing sensitive information. Phishing can come in enough forms that it has splintered into a few different varieties to watch out for. Let’s go over what a basic phishing attack looks like, some of the different types you may encounter, and how to deal with such an attack appropriately.

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Using Managed IT to Support Your Remote Workforce

Using Managed IT to Support Your Remote Workforce

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, remote work has exploded, and many organizations expect to continue it to some extent after the pandemic turns to an endemic. Let’s take a look at some of the technology choices your business can make to make your remote workforce more effective.

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The Two Server-Hosting Options for SMBs

The Two Server-Hosting Options for SMBs

Businesses need to make a decision about where they want to host their central infrastructure, and with so many options available to them nowadays, it’s often a matter of the demands on the data and applications required. Really, the decision comes down to two options: host your central hardware onsite or host it in the cloud. Let’s take a look at the debate now. 

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For Your Next IT Improvement, Consider a DMS

For Your Next IT Improvement, Consider a DMS

Paper documentation has long been a fixture in the office as a means of helping to organize information and other resources. Of course, asbestos was a fixture in building construction for quite some time as well, so it should be clear that the established way of doing things is never guaranteed to be the best. Considering this, let’s go over what a modern Document Management System is and what options a small to medium-sized business has to choose from.

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Tip of the Week: How to Deal With All the Robocalls

Tip of the Week: How to Deal With All the Robocalls

Many people have fallen out of the habit of answering their mobile phones when they receive a call, simply because of the rising prevalence that scam calls have seen in the past few years. While these calls are undeniably annoying, they can also be dangerous, which is why it suits your interests to prevent them as much as possible.

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Why State-Sponsored Cyberattacks are a Really Big Concern

Why State-Sponsored Cyberattacks are a Really Big Concern

When most of us think of cybercrime, we’re thinking about a lone hacker in a dimly lit room—or, at most, a few hackers hunched over their computers in a dimly lit room. However, to remain restricted to this impression would be inaccurate—particularly when you consider the very real threat that state-sponsored cyberattacks can just as easily pose.

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A Lot of Cloud, Not Enough Security in Today’s SMB IT Budget

A Lot of Cloud, Not Enough Security in Today’s SMB IT Budget

Technology is a big part of the modern business. Even the small business. In fact, worldwide IT spending in the small and medium-sized business sector is expected to top $650 billion in 2021. That’s impressive, but what technologies are they spending their capital on? Today, we take a look at what technology small businesses are investing in, and how it has an impact on the way they do things.

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Tip of the Week: Your Best Option for Powering Down Your Computer

Tip of the Week: Your Best Option for Powering Down Your Computer

While you most often concern yourself with your computer while it is powered up and active, it pays to be aware of your different options when the time comes to walk away. Let’s take a few moments and review the options that you likely see when putting your computer to rest.

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Productivity Seeing Ups and Downs During Pandemic

Productivity Seeing Ups and Downs During Pandemic

We’re not telling you anything you don’t know when we say that productivity is important for every business. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, there was widespread fear that productivity would drop to levels that would ruin the economy. Today, we’ll talk about the change in strategy that kept that from happening, by looking at the past year’s numbers. 

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Basic Practices That Benefit Businesses

Basic Practices That Benefit Businesses

Technology is a staple for business improvements, which is why it is always important to keep a few basics in mind as you go through your operations. Let’s go through a few key strategies, just to really drive their importance home.

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Internet Images, Part 2: Resizing Images

Internet Images, Part 2: Resizing Images

In part one of this tutorial we discussed the types of images you will encounter online and how they can be used. Today, we will go a little bit further and talk about how to best alter your images without sacrificing quality. Let’s dive right into it. We will be using Adobe Photoshop, but there are several image editors that you can utilize to edit images for online publication.

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Internet Images, Part 1: Image Formats

Internet Images, Part 1: Image Formats

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. If that is true (or even close to true), images can do a lot for what you are trying to accomplish online. We thought it would be useful to put together a little tutorial about the use of images online and provide some useful information about the types of images you’ll encounter there. 

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