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Looking at Net Neutrality

November 21st, 2014
Looking at Net Neutrality

In many western countries we are blessed with a free and open Internet, but in the US there is a battle currently raging over the idea of Net Neutrality. Chances are high that you will have heard this term thrown around by various experts and media outlets.

License audit emails from Microsoft

November 20th, 2014
License audit emails from Microsoft

One of the biggest IT expenses for many small businesses is software. Some companies require thousands of dollars of software, which can quickly compound when you hire new employees. Businesses who have purchased Microsoft software may soon be receiving a letter from the tech giant asking for a systems audit.

Google Calendar updated

November 20th, 2014
Google Calendar updated

For many business owners with Android devices, Google’s Calendar app is one of the most useful to have installed. With the update to Android 5.0, the company has also been updating their apps to make them not only look better, but more useful too.

Windows Server bug discovered

November 19th, 2014
Windows Server bug discovered

Earlier this year, the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) bug Heartbleed caused quite a stir when it was discovered. While the majority of systems affected by this bug have been patched, and are now secure from it, news has recently broke of a similar bug affecting Microsoft Windows Servers.

10 best practices for Twitter

November 19th, 2014
10 best practices for Twitter

Many business owners looking to launch, or expand their social media presence, quickly find out that only interacting with one platform is not the best strategy. Instead, they branch out, join all the major platforms and quickly find that each is vastly different and can be a challenge to master.

Is cutting the landline a good idea?

November 14th, 2014
Is cutting the landline a good idea?

For a number of years now, there has been a trend that has seen many families and households ditching traditional landline phones strictly to use mobile devices only. Many business owners are also wondering if this is the way to go in the corporate environment too? One alternative solution many are looking at is VoIP.

Why a fully mobile system is tempting

Mobile systems and devices can be tempting for many business owners largely because they offer decreased costs and better overall calling features, not to mention business-centric apps that allow you and your employees to be more mobile.

CryptoWall: a new security threat

November 13th, 2014
CryptoWall: a new security threat

Is your business secure from the latest malware and security threats? The truth of the matter is that there is always a chance that your business and systems can be attacked and breached by a variety of security threats. One of the more common threats of last year was a nasty piece of ransomware called Cryptolocker.

Cut time by pre-drafting emails

November 12th, 2014
Cut time by pre-drafting emails

As a business owner or manager there is a good chance that a fair number of the emails you send out to your employees are with the purpose that they then send a message to a third party on your behalf. When drafting this message however, there may be some back and forth before it is actually sent out.

Phone systems for your business

November 12th, 2014
Phone systems for your business

Communication is a vital part of business. While customers certainly appreciate digital systems like email and chat, there are times when simply talking to someone is preferable. Because of this, and the fact that many businesses will always have customers who prefer to talk, most businesses do need a phone system.

Facebook updates Likes for businesses

November 11th, 2014
Facebook updates Likes for businesses

Earlier this summer, Facebook announced a fairly large change to the rules surrounding their popular Like feature and how business with Facebook Pages are using it limit access to certain information – a practice called Like-gating. If your business has a Facebook Page, you should be paying attention to this update which came into effect on November 5, 2014. Here is an overview of Facebook’s change to the way Likes now work.