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

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

AI-powered VoIP: What businesses can expect

March 02nd, 2020

Business automation is quickly becoming a necessity for most organizations. While human input is still essential, automating processes — and powering them with artificial intelligence (AI) — has allowed for more efficient and effective operations. As telecommunications continue to play a big part in running most business operations, AI developers are also introducing advances in

Cloud computing in 2020: 5 trends to watch out for

February 28th, 2020

As a form of technology that’s gained mass adoption, cloud computing is maturing into something that’s standardized across major providers and exhibits high degrees of compatibility among various offerings. To help you get a picture of the latest cloud developments and see what’s viable for your business, we’ve gathered some of the top trends that

How scammers launch phishing attacks via VoIP

February 21st, 2020

In a vishing scam, scammers may pretend to be a bank representative, a government official, or any type of legitimate entity requesting confidential information via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms. With expanding avenues of cyberattacks, remaining vigilant is more important than ever. Learn why vishing campaigns are effective. VoIP makes it easy to create

Using Workplace Analytics to boost productivity

February 19th, 2020

Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics uses data gathered from email, documents, calendar, and other Office 365 applications to present a clear picture of both employee and manager productivity. It’s a clear upgrade from MyAnalytics, which allowed employees to view just their own data. How does Workplace Analytics work? A paid add-on to Office 365 enterprise plans, Workplace