Contracting out (or outsourcing) functions of a business seems like an inevitable consequence of running one. Surprisingly though, when referring specifically to small businesses, only 37% actually do. For a variety of different reasons, small businesses will try to avoid it. IT support and technology management, in particular, does tie [...]
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3 IT Tips for managing hybrid remote work post-pandemic The sudden shift to remote work that started in March 2020 has essentially transformed the way organizations run their operations and manage resources. A viral infection that turned into a worldwide crisis led to businesses finding themselves operating in crisis mode [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]