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Stay connected and productive with VoIP during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 01st, 2020

If there’s one thing we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that communication is key during a crisis or emergency. Poor communication can lead to misinformation, which can cause undue panic. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony offers organizations in all sectors with the perfect solution to keep their workforces, clients, and partners in

Business impacts of the coronavirus disease

March 25th, 2020

Consumers and businesses are already dealing with the huge impact of COVID-19. As governments and private businesses continue to find ways to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, they turn to all available technology resources. In the long term, expect the following changes in the use of technology. Increased reliance on communications technology The need for

Basic topics to include in your employee cybersecurity awareness training program

March 23rd, 2020

Nowadays, being called “basic” is insulting, but it can’t be helped if people really have to go back to basics when it comes to skills training. Something as critical as cybersecurity requires a thorough program because gaps in awareness are where data breaches occur. To build a broad and firm foundation in the mind of

The risks of autocomplete passwords

March 20th, 2020

Hackers may have found another way of tracking you via seemingly harmless autocomplete passwords. Here’s what you need to know. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous Certain web browsers have integrated features that enable usernames and passwords to be automatically entered into a web form. There are also password manager applications that have made it

Can small businesses use AI? The short and smart answer is YES

March 18th, 2020

Thinking that artificial intelligence or AI is this newfangled and complicated thing that’s only for large enterprises is a misguided thing to do. If you look at the gears that make email work behind the scenes, you’ll find complex programming and code that’s unintelligible to non-developers, yet email is used by just about everyone. So

Discover the best VoIP service for you

March 13th, 2020

Forget about the days when your company spent a lot of money on long-distance phone calls to clients and partners. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology now allows you to place and receive calls for free or for a minimal fee. Find out the various options for individual users and business owners alike by reading

How 5G can help boost small businesses

March 13th, 2020

The hype for the fifth generation of wireless technology (5G) shows no signs of waning with good reason: it promises to revolutionize telecommunications and make everything and everyone more interconnected than ever before. Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be more capable of interacting with each other and their environs without active prompts from their

Master OneNote in no time

March 11th, 2020

OneNote is a useful but underutilized program that comes with Microsoft Office. With OneNote, you can create and share digital notebooks that contain handwritten or typed notes, drawings, screen clippings, audio commentaries, and more. This takes your note-taking to another level, allowing you to integrate multimedia as well as share notes and collaborate with other

Should you use UPS for your network gear?

March 10th, 2020

Smart business owners use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for emergency situations like a storm, fire, or other disasters. Often, a UPS is deployed for desktop computers to give employees ample time to save their work and prevent losing unsaved work. An even better power-saving strategy in emergency situations, however, is to use UPS for

Hackers come in all shapes and sizes

March 02nd, 2020

Hackers are known by the general public as cybercriminals, especially with so much news about nude celebrity photos beings released to the cloud, millions of customer information being stolen across many industries, and government agencies paying the ransoms hackers demand so that the former can regain access and control of their systems. However, did you