Microsoft Teams: How to be more productive and efficient

May 26th, 2020

Businesses are doing everything they can to keep their company operating. Most businesses have moved to a remote workforce and are diligently creating plans for what life will look like under our new “normal”. For starters, you’ll need to figure out how your team will communicate with your various stakeholders and collaborate in a remote world.

Microsoft Teams: 3 Tips To Increase Your Focus Time

May 26th, 2020

There’s no doubt about it, remote employees can make communication and collaboration a challenge. In a traditional office environment, you can walk across the office and chat with Jim about last weeks sales reports, but now with your team dispersed, you might need to find some new ways to communicate.

Why your SMB needs a business continuity plan (BCP)

May 25th, 2020

Multiple things can disrupt the operations of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), such as natural disasters or cyberattacks. This can lead to lost revenue, or in some extreme cases, business closure. But having a concrete business continuity plan (BCP) in place will help your business recover quickly after a disaster. What is a BCP? A […]

How to protect your business printers from hackers

May 20th, 2020

Organizations spend resources on keeping their technology and devices secure, but they often overlook one crucial piece of hardware: printers. Printers, just like computers and Wi-Fi networks, can be an entry point for hackers and a gateway to your business’s sensitive information. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your printers secure. What makes […]

Tips for working at home securely

May 19th, 2020

The truth is, no matter how many times we see a warning about protecting our online identity, we take the easy route. It’s like the verification box we’re forced to check accepting the terms and conditions when we create a new online account, whether it’s for a Facebook or bank account. At most, we skim through the agreement and hope that nothing bad happens. And this mentality applies to everything. Unfortunately, that means that most people take the same approach when creating passwords. Creating strong and hard to guess passwords is difficult, so most of us instead opt to keep it simple and hope for the best!

How to troubleshoot common printer problems

May 15th, 2020

Printers are one of the most frustrating computer hardware to fix. They will often display an error message that tells you little about how to solve the issue. But by being aware of some of the most common printer problems and how to troubleshoot them, you can fix the issues and stay productive. Paper jams […]

Why you should consider softphones over desk phones

May 13th, 2020

Desk phones that sit in the office are quickly becoming obsolete as many employees work off-site. Instead of traditional telephony systems, forward-thinking businesses are using softphones for most, if not all, of their communications. If your company hasn’t already done so, here are five compelling reasons why you need to start using softphones. Anytime, anywhere […]

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365: New features, same price

May 11th, 2020

Microsoft recently launched its new slate of consumer service plans: Microsoft 365 (M365) Personal and Family. This will replace Office 365 (O365) Home and Personal, signaling the shift of the company’s consumer bundles from just a set of tools to powerful solutions that help you manage both work and life. But Microsoft isn’t simply rebranding […]

5 Tips to keep your business afloat during the COVID-19 crisis

May 6th, 2020

Businesses across the globe have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have been forced to close their doors, some only temporarily, but countless others for good. With experts saying there’s no guarantee of a rapid economic recovery, it’s important that you reassess and redefine your business strategy and buckle down for more storms […]

Here’s what to look for when buying antivirus software

May 1st, 2020

Because of the global pandemic, work from home is now a necessity. This has increased the potential entry points for cybercriminals to infiltrate your network. Now more than ever, businesses need better cybersecurity protection. That’s why it’s important to choose the right antivirus software for your needs. If you’re in the market for one, consider […]