Gearing up for phishing scams in tax season

Gearing up for phishing scams in tax season

Paying and filing taxes is already annoying without the threat of refund fraud or identity theft. But phishing schemes, especially during tax season, have become so widespread that you’ve probably already received spoofed emails or calls during the last few years. To maintain the security of your business, you and your employees need to be […]

Quick recoveries with external IT support

Quick recoveries with external IT support

Small-business owners with limited financial resources have to manage their office IT on their own. Although this might work for a while, it can grow into a massive problem when the business starts expanding. At that point, you’ll want to focus on that expansion, not repairing tech problems. This is where external IT support comes […]

Hypervisors: potential risks and threats

Hypervisors: potential risks and threats

The virtualization trend is still going strong, offering businesses streamlined resource management and massive cost-saving potential, but just like every technology, it has its fair share of security risks. In fact, a virtualization solution is only as secure as the hypervisors that support it. What is a hypervisor and what are its risks? For those […]

Google’s AI helper gets new features

Google’s AI helper gets new features

As with any trade show or conference in which Google participated the last few years, the South by Southwest (SXSW) expo witnessed another unique exhibit. This time around, they set up a Google Assistant Fun House that features unique actions and capabilities, including a machine that allows you to order beer from your couch, a […]

How to optimize Office 365

How to optimize Office 365

Out of the hundreds of Office 365 tools available to you, you’re probably using only 10-15% of them. This could be due to a lack of training or an unfamiliarity with some of the advanced options available in Word and Excel. But it’s easy to optimize your Office 365 investment by learning more about the […]

Equifax finds more users hit by major breach

Equifax finds more users hit by major breach

Everyone thought the worst was over when credit-reporting agency Equifax revealed that the credentials of 145.5 million people in the US were leaked. However, the company recently discovered that there are more victims from the major breach. Here’s everything you need to know. What happened? On March 1, Equifax reported that the names and driver’s […]

How to leverage social media effectively

How to leverage social media effectively

Have you decided to build up your web presence and attract new customers using social media? Here are five tips on how small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can turn likes into dollars. #1. Choose the right platform Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn to choose from, you may be tempted to sign up for […]

Google Drive now allows comments on MS files

Google Drive now allows comments on MS files

Google applications mostly comprise collaborative tools that are regularly updated to address your growing needs. With their new Google Drive update, gone are the days of converting files just to add a comment because you can now easily comment on the files in the ‘Preview’ pane. To reduce the hassles Google Drive allows your team […]

Virtual desktop or Container: How to choose

Virtual desktop or Container: How to choose

It’s getting harder and harder for small-business owners to make informed IT decisions. There’s a paradox of choice as the market becomes overrun with solutions that are equal parts affordable and confusing. Today we’re going to make your life a little easier by breaking down why you should care about the virtual desktops vs. containers […]