Passwords: Is your secure?

There were numerous security threats throughout 2013, many of which put small to medium business user’s data and systems at risk. Many companies have implemented security systems, such as virus scanners, that protect their assets and business operations from most threats. One area type of security threat that still exists however relates to passwords. Many…

Processors: Computer vs mobile

In late October, Google introduced their benchmark phone for the year 2014 – the Nexus 5. When analyzing the technical specifications of the device, many are impressed to see that it has a 2.26 GHz processor, similar in speeds to many mid range laptops. This is impressive, but the issue is whether mobile processors are…

The difference between BCP and DR?

Disasters can strike at any time, and at any level of severity. From the deletion of a critical file, to your business being destroyed in a fire, you should be taking steps to prepare for potential disaster. In order to be prepared for a disaster, and to make it out the other side, many companies…

How the cloud can reduce costs

The cloud is one of the most popular tech terms of 2013, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. There are many different types of cloud and cloud-based service providers that offer businesses some great potential benefits. One of the most touted advantages of cloud services is that they can reduce costs,…

Useful Google Calendar Labs features

There are many useful tools that business owners and managers rely on. One of the more important being a calendar. Businesses that use Google Apps have the popular and useful Google Calendar at their disposal. While the calendar itself is quite handy, there are some hidden features located in Google’s Calendar Labs that business users…

Easily manage mobile contacts

The smartphone has a nearly unlimited amount of uses and yet in essence, the primary use of most phones is still to make calls. As a business owner, you likely have a large number of contacts and you can manage these on your phone, although it’s not the easiest way to do so. Luckily, the…

New Windows Vista security threat

If you have used Microsoft products for any length of time you likely know that the company releases periodic security updates that address identified issues and weak spots in their software. In early November, the company released a security update for systems using Vista, Lync and older versions of Office. The early November security advisory…

5 tips to help you with LinkedIn

Social networks have become ingrained in many people’s lives, so much so, that businesses are also finding that by using social media they can connect easily with their customers and colleagues. While Facebook is the most popular social media service, there is another service that many businesses find useful, which is the business oriented LinkedIn.…

Five reasons to choose VoIP

There are many different ways technology can help small to medium businesses increase efficiency, save money or even make conducting business easier. One of the more popular systems that businesses can benefit from is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which utilizes your Internet connection to send and receive calls. If you are using older, more…