BYOD or CYOD: Which policy is better?

Most of us now rely on our mobile devices to make work easier. To accommodate this, companies are adopting a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. For businesses that don’t want to adopt this policy, another popular option is choose your own device (CYOD). Below is a brief overview of BYOD and CYOD. BYOD This […]

Why QoS matters for VoIP

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

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 […]

Protect your browser, protect your business

In small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), some 50 to 150 workers access the net daily through the company network via browsers. That’s why any SMB must secure its browsers to keep its data safe from data theft and other forms of cyber attacks. To do so, follow these simple steps. Prevent browser tracking If you […]

What companies get wrong about business continuity

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 […]

Underutilized Windows 10 tips and tricks

Are you using all of Windows 10’s awesome productivity features? From adjusting system and battery performance to silencing notifications, you could be missing out on powerful features and productivity enhancements — check out our four favorites. Night Light This feature lets you reduce the amount of blue light emitted from your screen, which reduces eye […]

Sneaky Android adware apps to watch out for

A recent report by Sophos uncovered 15 adware apps in Google Play. These apps run unwanted ads on your device and collect marketing-type data about you. What’s more alarming is that 1.3 million Android users have downloaded at least one of these apps. Here’s a list of the adware apps that have been identified, and […]

Increase your productivity with these Gmail hacks

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 […]

Security tips for Macs and other Apple devices

Many Apple users believe that their Macs and iPhones are invulnerable to security threats, but this just puts them at risk of falling prey to hackers. Macs, iPhones, and other Apple devices are not unhackable, and the only way to truly protect all your devices is to observe safe practices. Keep abreast of current security […]

The laptop vs. desktop debate for small businesses

Running a small- to mid-sized business (SMB) requires you to make important decisions. One of the biggest you’ll need to make in the early stages of your business involves your SMB’s computer hardware. Should you invest in a desktop computer or a laptop? Here are some considerations to help you decide. Portability Modern desktop computers […]

Do you need VoIP this holiday season?

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. […]