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

5 Bad business security practices

November 07th, 2019

Companies — small- and medium-sized businesses, in particular — struggle to protect their data. For one, they make mistakes in the strategies they employ to protect their IT infrastructure. If your organization still does one or more of these bad security practices, act quickly to correct them. Open wireless networks With one main internet line

5 Tips for improving password-based security

November 04th, 2019

Passwords have always been central to information security, which is why they’re one of the biggest targets for cybercriminals. Using stolen login credentials, an unauthorized party can easily steal confidential data or spread malicious software throughout the network. It also doesn’t help that many people have poor password habits. To protect your accounts and data,

Why QoS matters for VoIP

October 30th, 2019

If you are looking to deploy a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system, or planning to upgrade your existing infrastructure, consider several key factors. One of the most essential aspects you should look at is Quality of Service, or QoS. To make sure your provider will deliver optimal service with minimal downtimes, ask them these

How Office 365 connectors work

October 29th, 2019

At work, we depend on apps for productivity. However, with so many tabs open in our web browsers, it can be a drag to constantly click in and out of them just to get the information we need. Fortunately, Office 365 Connectors for Groups allows you to stay on top of all the third-party services

What companies get wrong about business continuity

October 25th, 2019

Every business owner knows that having a business continuity plan is crucial to the success of their organization. However, when the unexpected does happen, companies tend to overlook how well employees can stick to the plan. To make sure your plan doesn’t go up in flames, here are five critical mistakes you must avoid. Mistake

Security concerns with wearable technology

October 21st, 2019

Wearable technologies are smart electronic devices that are worn or attached to a user. For example, smartwatches can be used to track workouts, check emails, and even pay for groceries. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are sometimes embedded in pets to track their location. In fact, the use of wearable technology is becoming so prevalent that

Increase your productivity with these Gmail hacks

October 18th, 2019

For all its benefits, email frequently distracts small-business owners from increasing sales and improving the bottom line. If you feel like a slave to email, 2019 could be the year to shake things up. These productivity hacks for Gmail will help you do just that. #1. Customize your email address and harness filters Did you

Do you need VoIP this holiday season?

October 15th, 2019

The holiday season is upon us — and businesses are likely to experience their phones ringing off the hook. As a business owner, you need to make sure that your Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems are ready to cope with the holiday rush. To ensure crystal clear calls, follow these useful VoIP system tips.

How to solve Office 2019 problems

October 14th, 2019

Microsoft Office 2019 is one of the world’s most renowned cutting-edge office suites. It has a lot of productivity tools that can be used at work or at home. This may well be the single most powerful tool your business needs to succeed since you can use it to make and edit documents, spreadsheets, and