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Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

January 24th, 2018

When it comes to security updates, time is usually of the essence. The longer you wait to install a fix from a vendor, the higher the risk of being compromised. But in the cases of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, you might be better off waiting until a more reliable patch is released.

Data safety: The non-technical way

January 22nd, 2018

Data security and privacy should be a top priority in this age of constant and downright dangerous cyber attacks. However, in your quest for ultimate security, don’t forget to implement these non-technical steps to shield your business’s IT resources.

Is your browser safe from Spectre?

January 19th, 2018

According to security researchers, a bulk of the world’s computer processors have gaping flaws. The flaws, grouped under the term ‘Spectre,’ affect many critical systems including web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. Here’s a quick rundown of these major vulnerabilities and what you can do to secure them.

Why UPS is necessary for network equipment

January 18th, 2018

Smart business owners use 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.

Office 365 Update: New Tools You Need To Know

January 10th, 2018

Enriching Office 365 with more everyday AI functionalities, Microsoft has introduced ‘Insights Preview’ to MS Excel, ‘Acronyms’ feature for MS Word, and a Text-in-image search feature to help its users to do their best work. Learn more about the recent upgrades to Office 365 products and the new Microsoft Whiteboard Preview app in this article.

Think before saving logins to your browser

January 9th, 2018

Passwords are a double-edged sword. If you make them too simple, they’ll be easy to guess; if you make them too complex, they’ll be impossible to remember. One solution is to create an uncrackable password and save it to your browser. Unfortunately, recent research suggests that tactic could drastically reduce your privacy.

5 social media trends of 2018

January 8th, 2018

With the tug-of-war between mammoth social media platforms for daily users, 2018 is poised to become the biggest year for technological advancements in the industry. As social norms related to social media change, here are the top 5 trends we expect to become mainstream this year.

IT hardware checklist for SMBs

January 4th, 2018

The new year doesn’t have to mean new IT hardware problems. Sure, some headaches are unavoidable, but you can start the year right by giving your computer hardware a little TLC. Let our handy hardware checklist be your guide.

✓ Clean up your computer components
Wipe your monitor with a clean, static-free fabric; remove excess dirt from your mouse’s exterior; and tidy up your keyboard with compressed air.

Hybrid cloud predictions for 2018

January 3rd, 2018

Hybrid cloud got off to a slow start when compared to public cloud. However, as more business owners realize the unique flexibility it has to offer, the future of hybrid cloud is now brighter than ever. To that end, here’s what you can expect from hybrid cloud this year.