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6 Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

What is Desktop Virtualization and VDI (Virtual Desktop Computer Infrastructure)? Desktop virtualization is the act of separating Desktop Environment and Application Software from the Physical Device. Desktop Virtualization creates a software-based (or virtual) version of an end user’s desktop environment and operating system (OS) decoupled from the hardware or computing [...]

6 Benefits of Desktop Virtualization 2020-07-24T19:43:24+00:00

Remote Work Best Practices

Remote Work Best Practices Remote Access from home to office computer has become the most urgent request on all Helpdesk and Computer Support boards. The mass closures of schools, risk of being exposed to the Corona virus through close contact, and local governments’ policies on social distancing has forced many [...]

Remote Work Best Practices 2020-03-17T15:53:14+00:00

Remain Productive During Flu Season: Make Telecommuting Easy

How to Remain Productive During Flu Season: Make Telecommuting Easy In today`s job environment allowing employees to work remotely (telecommuting) helps to recruit top talent and increases productivity. Despite concerns about a drop in productivity, a study by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, found that workers were 13 percent more productive [...]

Remain Productive During Flu Season: Make Telecommuting Easy 2020-03-04T16:31:12+00:00

How Will Windows 7 End of Life Affect Your Business?

How Will Windows 7 End of Life Affect Your Business? Windows 7 End of Life was announced in 2018 and Microsoft finally ended support on January 14, 2020. Post January 14, 2020, your business could be at risk. The computers you use at work could be vulnerable to ransomware attacks [...]

How Will Windows 7 End of Life Affect Your Business? 2020-01-31T23:02:50+00:00

How Do Hackers Get Your Password?

Common Ways Hackers Get Your Password and How to Stop them It seems we constantly hear about a data breach of some large corporation in the news. Most data breaches happen due to hackers gaining access to someone’s password. Passwords are the easiest and simplest way to secure an account. [...]

How Do Hackers Get Your Password? 2019-09-06T16:50:48+00:00

Is Periodic Password Change a Good Security Practice?

Is Periodic Password Change a Good Security Practice? Cyber security experts have almost universally agreed that periodic password changes are likely to do more harm than good.  This is largely the result of research that shows passwords are most prone to cracking when they’re easy for end users to remember, such [...]

Is Periodic Password Change a Good Security Practice? 2019-06-08T22:19:31+00:00

Office 365 Security Best Practices

Office 365 Security Best Practices As the number of organizations migrating email services to Microsoft Office 365 (O365) and other cloud services increases, the use of third-party companies that move organizations to the cloud is also increasing. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a Microsoft Office 365 cyber-security statement. [...]

Office 365 Security Best Practices 2019-05-27T21:31:00+00:00

How to Prepare for Windows 7 End of Life

Small Businesses' Guide to Windows 7 End of Life With the Windows 7 End of Life date now rapidly approaching, Microsoft is eager to move people from Windows 7 to newer version of its product before the support ends on January 2010. The 10-year-old operating system is still incredibly popular, [...]

How to Prepare for Windows 7 End of Life 2019-05-11T22:38:31+00:00

Cyber Security Explained

These days, it’s not uncommon to wake up in the morning and read headlines like: 300 million user accounts breached after a cyber-attack, Hackers gained access to millions of social security numbers, 500 million personal records were stolen from XYZ hotel servers. An ordinary citizen can assume that, a) he/she [...]

Cyber Security Explained 2020-01-12T21:33:04+00:00

Time To ReThink Backup?

Time To ReThink Backup Imagine if life had a rewind button. Make a mistake? Just hit rewind and everything is back to normal. While the chances of any of us experiencing such thing outside of Hollywood movies is ZERO, the ability to use the rewind button in our digital life [...]

Time To ReThink Backup? 2020-01-12T21:56:10+00:00