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Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Microsoft Surface Book 2

Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Microsoft Surface Book 2

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. Microsoft’s thin laptop/tablet […]


Is Your Business Safe from the KRACK Vulnerability?

Is Your Business Safe from the KRACK Vulnerability?

Exploring the ongoing impacts and remedies for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability It’s been nearly two months since the KRACK Wi-Fi bug was broadcast to the world. The news hit headlines across the globe in October of this year when tech researchers discovered the wide-spread vulnerability that impacted IoT devices of all kinds. Two months down […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Samsung Q7F 4K TV

Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Samsung Q7F 4K TV

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. You’ve purchased the […]


Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About the Cloud Security

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About the Cloud Security

Learning to tell the difference between myth and reality when it comes to Cloud Computing Cloud computing continues to dominate the business environment. It seems like every other day we have a client asking about how the Cloud can help them optimize business. The Cloud is an amazing resource for businesses in any industry – […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Google Home Mini

Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Google Home Mini

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. – Google has […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Sony Alpha 6000

Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Sony Alpha 6000

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. Digital photography is […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Microsoft Xbox One X

Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Microsoft Xbox One X

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. If you’re a […]


MacOS Security Bug Puts Device Security into Perspective

MacOS Security Bug Puts Device Security into Perspective

Apple has become an authority in providing us with useful software and the required fixes that inevitably come with the development of this software. This was proven true Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 after a bug in Macs High Sierra software was discovered. The bug was discovered by a Turkish software developer by the name of […]


How To Share Your Calendar With Microsoft Office 2016

How To Share Your Calendar With Microsoft Office 2016

Outlooks Shareable Calendar and How It Fits into Aspects of Everyday Life A shared calendar is one step in the direction of having all involved on the same page. It is little more frustrating than trying to work on a project or develop ideas when everyone is not equally informed. With Outlooks shared calendar these […]


Strategize Your Way To A Stellar 2018

Strategize Your Way To A Stellar 2018

With the right guidance and advice, strategic IT planning can set your business on a path to greater success in 2018 and beyond. 2017 isn’t quite behind us yet, but already many businesses are turning their attention to the year ahead. Planning out your objectives and goals for the coming months is a great way […]


OneDrive vs. SharePoint: What’s the Difference?

OneDrive vs. SharePoint: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the Key Differences Between Microsoft’s OneDrive and SharePoint Applications Microsoft’s collection of software is continually evolving. As it continues to grow, many users are noticing quite a bit of overlap between application capabilities. For business owners, this can be a challenge – especially when trying to decide which apps are worth investing in. Two […]


UBER COMES CLEAN: 2016 Cyber Hack Impacted 57 Million Drivers and Users   

UBER COMES CLEAN: 2016 Cyber Hack Impacted 57 Million Drivers and Users   

Uber made headlines this week when representatives came forward to disclose that the company had experienced a massive ransomware attack last year. Over a year ago, hackers stole the account information of 57 million drivers and riders and Uber kept the news under wraps ever since paying the $100,000 ransom. The ransom deal was struck […]


IT Security’s Secret Weapon

IT Security’s Secret Weapon

Log Management & Analysis gives you the edge on hidden malware and open security gaps. Keeping security tight in an increasingly digital business environment presents unique challenges for business owners and network administrators. Managing hardware, software, mobile applications and Cloud sharing platforms can make it difficult to maintain an all-compassing security strategy. Businesses across all […]


Learn More About Microsoft Outlook 2016’s AutoArchive Feature

Learn More About Microsoft Outlook 2016’s AutoArchive Feature

It’s a thorn in the side of every modern business. Emails seem to come in faster and faster every day. Even when spam and unnecessary communications are moved to the trash can, inboxes are still jam-packed with important attachments, electronic pay stubs, and critical communication histories. When employee inboxes get full, business communication can get […]


How To Manage Your Email  

How To Manage Your Email  

Learn how to implement the five-folder email system and get rid of email overload.   It’s easy to become a slave to your email inbox. Unless you take control and implement a strategy, those emails can become just an unruly inbox, especially when you’re using email for business. If you’re in a position where a […]


Have you heard of Bad Rabbit?

Have you heard of Bad Rabbit?

Get to Know the Fast-Spreading Malware Threat Before It Gets to Know You Earlier this year, a ransomware variant called Petya spread across North America hitting corporate giants like Merck and FedEx. The virus is so serious that some affected companies were faced with the fact that their data was simply not recoverable. In fact, […]


Amazon Doesn’t Want You to Call About Your Password and Other Common Phishing Scams  

Amazon Doesn’t Want You to Call About Your Password and Other Common Phishing Scams  

The latest Amazon phishing scam is just another illustration of why strong security is important.  Find out more about this scam and how you can protect your business.   Amazon doesn’t want you or your business to call a number, provide a code, and verify your identity, and if you receive an email claiming that […]


Mark My Word:  12 Great Tips for Mastering Microsoft Word

Mark My Word:  12 Great Tips for Mastering Microsoft Word

Find great Microsoft Word 2016 tips for better collaboration, text management and photo treatment to get the most out of the program.  Are you looking to leverage all of the best features in the latest release of the popular word processing program Microsoft Word?  Here is a closer look at a few tips and tricks […]


Major Microsoft Office Updates on the Horizon for Late 2018  

Major Microsoft Office Updates on the Horizon for Late 2018  

Office 2019 is set to become the latest in a long line of one-time license options from Microsoft. Even if you’re not ready to adopt Office 365, this new edition of Office has plenty to get excited about. While there is a great deal of discussion in the technology community around Microsoft Office 365 and […]


6 Lessons Small Business Leaders Should Learn From the Equifax Data Breach  

6 Lessons Small Business Leaders Should Learn From the Equifax Data Breach  

The Six Lessons Your Small Business Should Learn After the Equifax Data Breach The most stunning business news in the last month has to come from articles about the Equifax data breach. The company estimated that this cybercrime impacted at least 143 million individuals. This news may also seem worse than other high-profile security problems […]


Do You Use WordPress? Watch the “Backdoor!”  

Do You Use WordPress? Watch the “Backdoor!”  

WordPress may be one of the world’s most popular content management platforms, but its plugins open up a Backdoor Vulnerability. WordPress is one of the most popular CMS (Customer Management Software) platforms of all time, and for good reason. The overall ease of use and administration appeals to individuals, bloggers and small businesses.  Plus, it’s […]


LinkedIn InMail Hit with Malicious Phishing Attacks  

LinkedIn InMail Hit with Malicious Phishing Attacks  

LinkedIn has a few new problems with the recent hack of their paid InMail service. Users beware: links within the popular networking site may be malicious. Learn more and protect yourself from this recent threat.   LinkedIn is known as one of the most popular social networking sites in the world, but right now it’s […]


Are You an Email Expert?

Are You an Email Expert?

Do people respond to your emails? YES – You probably do 5 key things. NO – You could do 5 key things. Subject Line: Add “Response Needed” at the end of the subject line. Greeting: Make it positive and personalized to set the email tone and indicate this isn’t a mass email. Call to Action: Tell the […]


National Disaster Preparedness Month Is Here…Are You Prepared?

National Disaster Preparedness Month Is Here…Are You Prepared?

It’s National Disaster Preparedness Month: Is Your Small Business Prepared for the Worst? September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and it’s never been timelier. Whether you face the risk of hurricanes, fires, floods or theft, it’s important for even the smallest business to consider that the worst may happen. But, let’s focus on the “preparedness” […]


The Small-Business Guide for Data Backup

The Small-Business Guide for Data Backup

What’s the best way to back up your data?  You have a number of choices.    As a business owner or manager, you must carefully examine how to back up data to ensure it’s secure in the event of a disaster or hacking event.  The solutions you used even a few years ago, may be […]


Want Your Business to Succeed?

Want Your Business to Succeed?

Promote Collaboration. Collaboration is and will always be one of the cornerstones of a business’ success. Despite this, many workers believe their organization doesn’t promote collaboration. Do you? As a small business owner, one of the most powerful tools you have is your workforce. This has less to do with individuals and more to do […]


Is Windows10 Risking Your Privacy?  

Is Windows10 Risking Your Privacy?  

There are some changes coming you should know about. Though Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system was received better than its predecessors (especially Windows 8), it’s still generated a fair amount of criticism—the worst? —that it lacks privacy. Issues began even before people started using the new operating system, including with those who felt that they […]


How to Get the Most from Apple’s iCloud Storage.  

How to Get the Most from Apple’s iCloud Storage.  

Cloud-based storage options are in high demand in today’s media-heavy world. Are you taking full advantage of all that Apple’s iCloud has to offer?   Cloud storage is one of the most exciting new developments in technology. It provides you with the ability to access files and information when, where and how you’d like. However, […]


Thinking about adding remote workers to your team?

Thinking about adding remote workers to your team?

4 Problems with Remote Working and 4 Ways to Overcome Them I love the idea of working remotely. It’s a convenient solution for a variety of personal issues, ranging from lack of transportation to reduced physical mobility. And hiring remote workers is good for business.  Studies show that remote workers are more productive, and it […]


The Data Theft You Never Hear About  

The Data Theft You Never Hear About  

Cybercriminals are constantly searching for vulnerabilities that allow them to steal data from your organization. And, the true scale of this will shock you. Cybersecurity is a hot topic in technology circles, and for a very good reason. As it turns out, 2016 was a banner year for cybercriminals, with over 4 billion records stolen […]


The Canadian Government Says High-Speed Internet is Essential. 

The Canadian Government Says High-Speed Internet is Essential. 

As a business owner in Canada, the Internet is crucial to our operations, productivity and success.  How important is the Internet to you? Would you go as far to say that it’s essential for a decent quality of life? Thankfully, the lawmakers in Canada believe it is. Food, shelter, clothes, and a high-speed broadband Internet […]


Write “Killer Content” for Your Website—7 Tips

Write “Killer Content” for Your Website—7 Tips

“Content is king.” This is an old expression dating back to 1996 (ancient history where the Internet is concerned).  This point was repeated in an article by Bill Gates. Gates tells us where he believes the Internet is heading, and stressed the importance of using quality content in posts. He predicted that content creation would […]


Run Better Email Campaigns With Microsoft Connections

Run Better Email Campaigns With Microsoft Connections

Not happy with your online marketing results? Maybe Microsoft Connections can put your small business on the fast track to online marketing success. I am sure you have heard it said before, but you may have doubted the truth behind the statement. So let me tell you one more time, and this time you better […]


Outlook Gets a Redesign on iOS and Android

Outlook Gets a Redesign on iOS and Android

Outlook has been redesigned to take advantage of the capabilities of mobile platforms, with new features introduced for iOS and Android smartphones and devices.   Depending on audience and demographic, 20% to 75% of emails will be opened by mobile users. It’s understandable that Microsoft is now focusing on iOS and Android platforms for Outlook upgrades […]


Transform Your Business With The Right Technologies

Transform Your Business With The Right Technologies

There are three types of technologies that every business needs if they want to transform, grow, and achieve new levels of success.   Technology has been at the forefront of business development for decades. However, as technology has begun to advance more rapidly, so too has the need for nearly instantaneous business transformations. Across the […]


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