Public Wi-Fi – 3 security issues

There is a growing trend among many businesses of connecting to the office from outside, or doing work remotely. In order to do so, most users require an Internet connection, often using public Wi-Fi connections. The issue with many public Wi-Fi connections is that they may not be as secure as you think, and could…

How to pick the best laptop

The holiday season is more or less officially upon on us. As with the past few years, tech items like tablets and laptops will be among the most popular gifts given. Beyond that, the next few months are among the best time of the year to buy a new laptop. If you are already looking…

Business continuity and technology

On November 8 the thirtieth typhoon of the 2013 typhoon season hit the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan is widely thought to be the most intense storm to make landfall in recorded history, leaving behind it flattened cities and over 4000 casualties. While disasters of this magnitude are statistically rare, companies should be taking steps to prepare…

5 ways SMBs use cloud services

The cloud is one of the most mystifying tech concepts. Ask 10 business owners about it and you will likely get 10 different answers. What these owners will agree upon however, is that it is useful for business, and that cloud systems will eventually come to be the main type of technology used in most…

Google+ launches restricted communities

Social media has become integrated into nearly every aspect of life, including business and marketing. Many companies adopt social media profiles with the hopes of connecting with their customers and fans. Others however, are finding that platforms like Google+ are a great way to facilitate intra-company social communication. The only issue is how to ensure…

Windows 8.1 updates tile interface

The instantly recognizable tile interface of Windows 8 is here to stay, with Microsoft keeping it’s innovative touch screen style for update Windows 8.1. Much like Apple with OS X, Microsoft are now introducing a schedule of yearly updates. For the latest OS update, the new features are tweaks and added extras, rather than an…

Are you easily found on social media?

The key ingredient to many successful businesses is good connections. This might be links with customers, suppliers, or colleagues, etc. Simply put, companies that can connect with their stakeholders will be better able to build a strong brand. And for many companies the best way to connect is via various social media platforms. If you…

Google updates Gmail attachments

One of the main components of email is the attachment. Being able to attach an important contract, photo or any manner of file really is one of the reasons email has become so popular. There is one problem with attachments however: You normally have to download these in order to open them. This often means…

Email tip: Better subject lines

Communication is one of the most essential components of business, and one of the main ways many companies and customers communicate is through email. One of the most important elements of the email is the part that many people either struggle with or ignore – the subject line. If you don’t write strong or appropriate…

3 ways malware can infect your systems

One of the first steps many companies take when they are looking to secure their computers and networks is to implement an anti-virus or malware program and scanning. While this will go a long way in deterring network intrusions, malware can still sometimes find a way to get onto your systems. In order to minimize…