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VPNs: Why you need them

VPNs: Why you need them

Installing powerful antivirus software and setting strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With hackers, government agencies, and ISPs constantly monitoring networks and your online habits, hopping onto a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is crucial for keeping your surfing habits private.

Try out Microsoft’s newest releases today!

Try out Microsoft’s newest releases today!

At Microsoft’s 2017 Ignite conference, three new apps were announced that help small businesses streamline everyday tasks. The apps — Connections, Listings, and Invoicing — spent a few months as limited previews, but are now available to anyone with an Office 365 Business Premium subscription.

Don’t waste money on fleets of VMs

Don’t waste money on fleets of VMs

Server virtualization allows you to deliver computing resources to workstations in your network. Those resources are packed into virtual machines (VMs), which can be deployed at a moment’s notice so you can easily add users to your network. However, there are risks associated with trying to manage lots of VMs.

The dangers of VM sprawl
VM sprawl is a phenomenon that occurs when there are too many virtual machines on a network.

VoIP vocab: Open source and Proprietary

VoIP vocab: Open source and Proprietary

Voice over IP (VoIP) upgrades are the clear choice for businesses that want to cut telecommunications costs and improve customer service. It’s a versatile technology with incredible customizability, and although we do most of the work for you, it’s important to understand the difference between proprietary and open-source systems.

Microsoft simplifies Outlook on desktop

Microsoft simplifies Outlook on desktop

Microsoft recently announced that it’s revamping Outlook’s user interface and improving certain features. The redesign is aimed at decluttering the desktop version and align it with the much cleaner and more user-friendly iOS version. Mac and Windows users can look forward to a sleeker design, better features, and reduced complexity.

Google releases year-long security study

Google releases year-long security study

Your passwords are the gateway to your files, money, and identity, so it’s no surprise that hackers are constantly trying to steal them. Most cybercriminals will use malware to do the trick, but they also have other means at their disposal. Google’s year-long security investigation provides the details.