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Here you’ll find the latest from Simplified IT Consulting and around the IT industry.

Warning signs your computer has malware

April 24th, 2019

With the rise of eCommerce and online banking, cybercrime has evolved. Like criminals who pull smash-and-grab jobs, they go where the money is. However, unlike bank robbers, cybercriminals do their best to avoid detection by letting malware do the work for them. Viruses and ransomware sneak into PCs to quietly steal passwords, financial credentials, and

BCP tactics to keep your business running

April 18th, 2019

Whether your business is hit with a brief power outage or by a natural disaster, any kind of interruption to your organization’s productivity cuts into your profits. A business continuity plan (BCP) is critical to ensuring your organization stays open. Here are some of the key strategies many companies rely on. Backup your data, applications,

Improve collaboration with G Suite

April 15th, 2019

G Suite has made accessing emails, sharing files, and working remotely much easier. This all-in-one computing, productivity, and collaboration tool can revolutionize small- to medium-sized businesses’ (SMBs) work processes. Here are some tips to configure it. Allow display views inside and outside your business Activity dashboards typically provide limited details on file activity that one

Choose the right VoIP solution for your SMB

April 12th, 2019

Many small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) turn to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as their telephony solution. This allows them to make calls either through the traditional desk phones (hardphones) or software-based phones (softphones). Find out the pros and cons of both phone options to help you pick out which is most suitable for your

Maximize your use of Office 365

April 11th, 2019

Microsoft’s Office suite has come a long way since it became cloud-enabled. While you can still opt for the company’s lifetime licenses, subscribing to Office 365 instead is the smarter choice. Office apps and the files you create with them are accessible wherever there’s an internet connection, but that is actually the bare minimum that

Monitoring employees online: Is it right?

April 09th, 2019

The choice to monitor your employees’ computers or not is a tricky one. While part of you may think it’s unethical, it could end up saving you hours of lost productivity or preventing a data breach. Here are some pros and cons of employee monitoring, and some tips to handle it fairly if you decide

Social media tips for your small business

April 08th, 2019

Is your small- or medium-sized business (SMB) using social media and content marketing strategies to boost profitability? If not, it’s about time you do. Your competitors are already doing the same, so you have to find ways to make sure you rise above the crowd. Here are a few tips to get you started. Create

Automate mundane emails to get more done

April 02nd, 2019

Everyone wishes we had more time to spend in a day. Between repetitive emails and seemingly endless meetings, it’s hard to find time for important tasks. Thanks to the increasing affordability of enterprise-level IT, however, SMBs can start getting at least half of those problems under control with email automation. What is email automation? Usually

Proprietary vs. open-source VoIP systems

March 27th, 2019

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has come a long way in helping businesses use sophisticated features with significant cost savings. The challenge for small- and medium-sized businesses is knowing where to begin. Here’s a list of pros and cons to help you decide which system is right for you. What are “proprietary” systems? When most

Use Outlook effectively with these tricks

March 26th, 2019

Many companies prefer to use Microsoft Outlook for coordinating projects, setting up meetings, and managing their email. This tool offers more features aside from being an email application where you can organize your business communications, contacts, and work. Let’s take a closer look at some tips you might have missed. Clean Up your inbox No

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