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Virtualization: A beginner’s guide

Virtualization: A beginner’s guide

If you’re just starting on virtualization, you need to know it’s not just plug-and-play. You need to understand your IT environment, and that’s not something that’s immediately easy to grasp. If you’re a beginner, better follow this virtualization guide. Conduct an assessment Evaluating your IT environment is an important step in the implementation process. After […]

Proprietary vs. open-source VoIP systems

Proprietary vs. open-source VoIP systems

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has come a long way in helping businesses use sophisticated features with significant cost savings. The challenge for small- and medium-sized businesses is knowing where to begin. Here’s a list of pros and cons to help you decide which system is right for you. What are “proprietary” systems? When most […]

Use Outlook effectively with these tricks

Use Outlook effectively with these tricks

Many companies prefer to use Microsoft Outlook for coordinating projects, setting up meetings, and managing their email. This tool offers more features aside from being an email application where you can organize your business communications, contacts, and work. Let’s take a closer look at some tips you might have missed. Clean Up your inbox No […]

Say goodbye to SQL Server 2008, hello Azure

Say goodbye to SQL Server 2008, hello Azure

Changing something fundamental to your IT can be tricky to transition into, so it’s best to allot sufficient time for it. If you’re still on either Windows Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008, do migrate to Microsoft Azure early, long before you reach the July 2019 end of life deadline. What’s the big deal […]

Cybersecurity for small- and medium-sized businesses

Cybersecurity for small- and medium-sized businesses

Has your organization been hit with a data breach or ransomware recently? This happens more often than you might think to businesses of all sizes. Given the frequency, complexity, and increasing number of threats, a multi-level, agile, and cutting-edge cybersecurity strategy is the only response that will protect businesses from massive losses. Fortunately, managed IT […]

Useful tweaks for your new MacBook

Useful tweaks for your new MacBook

Like other Apple products, MacBooks are notoriously expensive, especially compared to their Windows counterparts. But as legions of personal and business users will tell you, a MacBook is well worth the price. And to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, you need to set it up properly by tweaking these settings. […]

The cloud is more secure than you think

The cloud is more secure than you think

Even to this day, many people doubt the cloud’s security.. However, experts argue that it’s almost always better than that of local area networks (LANs). So whether you’re considering a cloud web server or internet-based productivity software, take a minute to learn why the cloud might just be your best option. Hands-on management Unless you […]