Calculating the total cost of a VoIP system

Cost is always an important factor to consider when it comes to technological investments. Especially with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems, you have to be careful that investing in one doesn’t put you way over budget. Even if that phone system comes with a host of features, it’s important that you evaluate not […]

The difference between Groups, Yammer, and Teams

Yammer, Outlook Groups, and Microsoft Teams have plenty in common. They’re all Microsoft 365 tools designed for sharing files and communicating with colleagues. So what differentiates them from one another, and when should you use which? Let’s take a quick look. Outlook Groups With Outlook Groups, every member gets a shared inbox, calendar, project planner, […]

Top 5 tips for a successful web conversion

Grabbing people’s attention and converting them to prospective customers is the goal of any professional website. To do that, you need to create a terrific-looking and user-friendly site that encourages visitors to sign up for eBooks, consultations, and other services. Be sure your website follows these five rules that make it easier to convert visitors. […]

3 Creative ways to engage employees as they work from home

As COVID-19 continues to take its toll on Virginia and the rest of the nation, business owners and managers increasingly recognize the importance of letting their staff work remotely. Not having to share rides during commutes to work and not having to congregate at the office help minimize your employees’ exposure to the novel coronavirus.

Choosing the best MSP for your business

Technology underpins nearly every aspect of modern business processes. The problem is that managing technology can be complex and tedious. This is where managed IT services providers (MSPs) come in. Whether a company needs software to record customers’ data, network infrastructure management, or cloud technology, MSPs can provide these services and much more. MSPs defined […]

Out of sight, out of mind (so clear your desktop now)

It’s simple, really: if your desktop is messy, then it’s more difficult to use. Don’t waste time and energy struggling to function — literally clean up your act by heeding our tips on decluttering your desktop. 1. Arrange, sort, and prioritize Before you go about deleting everything from your desktop, think about what you really […]

Distributed spam distraction hides illegal activities

As annoying as spam email is, it’s usually pretty harmless. But hackers have been using a method called distributed spam distraction (DSD) where spam email is used to carry out illegal activities. Learn more about DSD and how you can safeguard your systems against it. What is DSD? DSD is a type of attack wherein […]

Recommended malware removal on Android devices

Cybercriminals infect Android apps with their malware in order to infiltrate your devices. In fact, your Android smartphone or tablet may already be infected. If you want to minimize device, data, and business damages caused by malware, then follow these tips on how to remove malware from your Android device. Confirm the malware infection Android […]

Tips for using external monitors with Mac computers

Using two monitors doesn’t just make working convenient, but it also makes you more productive. If you’re using a Mac Mini, Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air, you probably think your external monitor options are limited. Not quite. Here’s how to use external monitors as a second display for your Mac computers. First, check what displays […]

Key cybersecurity trends to watch out for in the new normal

The coronavirus pandemic reinforced two lessons for today’s business owners. First, even established conventions can shift rapidly, given the right stimuli. In order to survive, businesses must, therefore, be flexible and resilient to sudden changes. Case in point: shelter-in-place orders compelled companies to implement remote work setups within weeks or even days — a challenge for companies with traditionally on-site operations.

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