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Small-business IT hardware checklist

Small-business IT hardware checklist

It’s frustrating to return to the office after a long holiday only to be greeted by a disorganized workstation. If having clean, hassle-free technology is one of your company’s New Year’s resolutions, this technology hardware checklist can help.

What’s set for hybrid cloud this year?

What’s set for hybrid cloud this year?

Cloud technology has seen continuous adoption in 2017. In fact, business owners are starting to embrace hybrid cloud so much that 2020 is expected to be the year when combined private and public cloud spending will exceed traditional data centers. But until then, here are five hybrid cloud predictions for 2018.

Clearer strategies

Many infrastructure as a service (IaaS) public cloud vendors have spent 2017 refining their hybrid cloud strategy.

It’s not too late to cash in on 2017’s IT trends

It’s not too late to cash in on 2017’s IT trends

“Fad” is a dirty word for many small-business owners. Whether it’s what they’re selling or what they’re investing in, business owners need long-term and reliable investments to secure their future. With 2017 in the rearview mirror, we finally know what was a fad and what was a smart investment.

Strengthen your smartphone’s security

Strengthen your smartphone’s security

Hackers aren’t just trying to crack your desktop computers’ passwords, but also your mobile phones’. With cyber criminality running rampant nowadays, it’s become more critical to ensure the safety of all your devices. Let these security tips be your guide.

Do more with Microsoft Teams

Do more with Microsoft Teams

The main difference between Microsoft Teams and its competitors like Slack or Convo can be summarized in one word: integration. Teams integrates with various Microsoft applications like Word, OneNote, Planner, and SharePoint, and if you’re already subscribed to Office 365, these tips and tricks will help you do more with Teams.

New feature for Windows 10 Insiders

New feature for Windows 10 Insiders

Just weeks after the major Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Microsoft has released two new features for Windows 10 Insiders called Sets and Timeline. Although these features will likely change over the course of the development period, here’s everything we know about them so far.

Are the encrypted sites you visit safe?

Are the encrypted sites you visit safe?

You can easily tell whether a website is encrypted, and therefore safe, if a padlock icon appears next to its URL and if it starts with HTTPS (instead of just HTTP). Unfortunately, hackers now use the very same tool that’s supposed to protect browsers from malicious entities via encrypted phishing sites.

Apple releases another critical update

Apple releases another critical update

While Apple products are renowned for being highly secure, they’re not completely immune to cyberattacks. Fortunately, Apple frequently releases updates to fix any issue that they’ve discovered. And if you have macOS High Sierra, you need to make sure you’re running the latest patch.

Is your laptop spying on you?

Is your laptop spying on you?

Strict parents can monitor their kids’ online activities, law enforcement officers can see your outgoing messages, and some employers can (unethically) check whether employees are on Facebook during working time. All they need to do is install a keylogger on one’s computing device.

New add-ons for Gmail!

New add-ons for Gmail!

Google is giving people an early Christmas present this year with the launch of several third-party add-ons for Gmail. This might not be the most exciting news from the technology giant, but as with the majority of its new feature launches, you can expect them to make life much easier.