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  • Virtualization from Microsoft gets faster
    30 Jan, 2018

    Virtualization from Microsoft gets faster

    Microsoft isn’t always the first company that pops into mind when talking about virtualization, but it does offer one of the best solutions in the industry. In an ongoing effort to compete with companies like VMWare and Amazon Web Services, Microsoft has released a massive upgrade for its virtualization platform ...

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  • Skype offers end-to-end encryption feature
    29 Jan, 2018

    Skype offers end-to-end encryption feature

    Transmitting voice conversations over an internet connection can be risky, with no way of knowing whether or not anyone is tapping your calls. In response to this concern, Skype has just released a new feature that can encrypt all conversations, ensuring more privacy when calling or texting. Benefits of using ...

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  • Beware of the Meltdown and Spectre patches
    24 Jan, 2018

    Beware of the Meltdown and Spectre patches

    Installing security patches is usually such a humdrum task that even the most inexperienced users handle it. Unfortunately, that has not been the case with the Spectre and Meltdown fixes. This time around, we recommend you skip installing the update and let an IT professional handle it for you. Unsecured ...

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  • Gear up your network equipment with UPS
    18 Jan, 2018

    Gear up your network equipment with UPS

    During a power outage, responsible business owners use emergency power to keep desktop computers from unexpectedly shutting down. While that’s certainly a good strategy for keeping machines operational and preventing data loss, there’s something else you can do to ensure that your staff remains productive while weathering a storm: uninterruptible ...

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  • Spectre and Meltdown vs. virtual desktops
    16 Jan, 2018

    Spectre and Meltdown vs. virtual desktops

    On January 3, 2018, two hardware flaws were announced that affect nearly every computer sold within the last 20 years. Every virtualization service available relies on vulnerable computers, but you needn’t worry — almost every vendor has already protected your virtual machines. What are the risks of an unpatched computer? ...

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  • Artificial intelligence to reshape VoIP
    12 Jan, 2018

    Artificial intelligence to reshape VoIP

    Incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in internet phone systems seems like the logical next step to improving business telecom. However, it’s only now that businesses are truly embracing such hi-tech advances in VoIP. AI developers are paving the way for automated processes that have the potential to significantly enhance VoIP performance. ...

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  • The risks of auto-complete passwords
    09 Jan, 2018

    The risks of auto-complete passwords

    If you’re disturbed by advertisements and “helpful” suggestions that are based on your internet browsing habits, recent research has found yet another source of online tracking. It’s a sneaky tactic that also comes with serious security concerns. Let’s take a look at what you can do to stop it from ...

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  • 2018: The year of social media
    08 Jan, 2018

    2018: The year of social media

    Big-name social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat are more interactive and responsive than ever. However, these platforms now have a plan to move another step forward in 2018. Here are the top 5 trends you should watch out for this year. The boom of Augmented Reality The ...

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  • It’s not too late to cash in on 2017’s IT trends
    02 Jan, 2018

    It’s not too late to cash in on 2017’s IT trends

    “Fad” is a dirty word for many small-business owners. Whether it’s what they’re selling or what they’re investing in, business owners need long-term and reliable investments to secure their future. With 2017 in the rearview mirror, we finally know what was a fad and what was a smart investment. See ...

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