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How to manage Google reviews

Getting Google reviews for your business has never been more important. Consumers are scouring the internet for online reviews to help them in their purchase decisions, and Google’s new search algorithm is designed to lead people to high-quality products and services.   How Google changed search results Google now automatically aggregates and includes online reviews […]

Get your network gear ready with UPS

Storms, floods, fire, and other emergencies can cause productivity loss due to power failure. Utilizing an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for your workstations will ensure that you never lose unsaved work. But what about your online connection? To avoid being crippled by loss of internet connection, it’s a good idea to plug routers, wireless access […]

Head to head: O365 vs. G Suite for Android

There are so many variables to consider when choosing a software solution, especially now that cloud-based options run on mobile devices. If you’re choosing between Office 365 and Google Apps for productivity software, understanding what they’re capable of on an Android phone or tablet could make the choice much easier. Text-based documents Google Docs sacrifices […]

Use virtualization to protect your devices

Securing mobile devices is challenging. They often have privileged access to sensitive data that they connect to via unprotected network connections. Virtualization vendors are finding ways to include solutions to these problems in their products and they’re perfect for small businesses. Mobile device management and virtualization Mobile device management (MDM) is about controlling how users […]

VPNs: Why you need them

Back in the day, simple antivirus software was all you needed to stay safe from security threats. Nowadays, it takes more than that to protect your online privacy. Whether you’re sending emails or chatting up a friend online, chances are your Wi-Fi connection can be intercepted. This is why you need a virtual private network […]

Assess staff productivity better with Workplace Analytics

Measuring productivity is an important process in an employee’s performance evaluation. Previously, Microsoft’s Office 365 had MyAnalytics, a tool for employees to monitor their own performance. But Microsoft improved on it with Workplace Analytics, which now allows managers to also view and evaluate their staff’s productivity. Managers can use this data to create strategies for […]

How thin and zero clients can reduce IT costs

Businesses are always looking for ways to save a bundle without sacrificing growth. For a while, they believed that they had to buy workstations with their own processing power, RAM, and hard drive. But thanks to virtualization, companies can increase their revenue and get the computing processes they need with thin and zero clients. What […]

Productivity-boosting tips for PC users

When you spend more than eight hours a day staring at a computer screen, it can be easy to lose focus on important tasks. While you can access some of the most useful applications through your computer, an ever-growing number of distractions are vying for your attention. Here are a few tricks to avoid getting […]

Ransomware wants to get in your Android device

Ransomware is not just for computers anymore. Malicious software that can hold Android-running smartphones hostage is growing in number. With that in mind, here are some facts about ransomware, and how you can protect your device from it. How does ransomware make it onto your Android device? Like its desktop equivalent, mobile ransomware needs to […]