Hardware (IT) Infrastructure and What It Does

Even when you rely on cloud computing to maintain and share your data, it is important to understand your IT infrastructure and what it does. This helps you understand which elements you are responsible for versus what your ISP or other people/entities might be responsible for when it comes to your network. Infrastructure Your company’s…

Tips on How to Create a Strong Password

Security today involves more than just locking your doors. In fact, today one of the most important security elements you can have is the password(s) that you use to access computers and online services. This is especially true when using virtual desktops, because you don’t want a co-worker to mistakenly be able to log in…

Scams Hackers Use Today

The days of phishing scam emails and installing malware and Trojan horses on your computer are yesterday’s scams. Hackers today have stepped up their attacks in order to get people to freely give away their personal information by inviting them to take control of their computers, tablets, and even smartphones. One of the newest forms…

Four Ways to Get Smart About IT Security

Companies face constant attacks from hackers, making security a priority for every employee who uses a computer, even if it’s just to log their hours or print a document. The advent of cloud computing and other Internet-based applications have created many benefits for businesses, but also can expose them to many threats. Security breaches can…

Making the Most of Smaller Office Spaces

Small businesses with a limited amount of space need to be creative to fully optimize every square inch of available space. Otherwise, they could quickly find they are attempting to cram in more employees and equipment than will properly fit in a small space. Several things you can do optimize the space you have available,…

The Difference Between Cloud Storage and Cloud Computing

The “Cloud” is a catchall phrase used to describe a wide range of virtual solutions and services for individuals and businesses alike. Two such options people can choose from are cloud storage and cloud computing. Both provide benefits for businesses when implemented correctly by a qualified and experienced provider. Cloud Storage Cloud storage is simply…

How Investing in Employee Wellness Benefits Businesses

Companies of all sizes have recently started realizing the benefits of providing wellness programs for their employees. Wellness programs are not health insurance coverage, but are other incentives to help people live healthier lives and make better lifestyle choices. There are numerous options to choose from, such as: Replacing junk food in vending machines with…

Getting the Most out of Cortana

Cortana is Microsoft’s voice activated assistance app that was first featured on its smartphones and which is now part of Windows 10. Setting up Cortana on your device is not difficult. The first thing you need to do is find the app and launch it. In Windows 10 click the start button, and it will…

What Is SharePoint and How Do Businesses Use This App?

Microsoft’s SharePoint has been around for numerous years and is a multifaceted tool businesses use for a variety of reasons. The application is available in several different formats, depending upon your business needs and requirements as follows: SharePoint Server SharePoint Online SharePoint Designer 2013 SharePoint Foundation OneDrive for Business Sync An interesting fact is that…

How to Help Your Employees Reduce Stress While at Work

Your employees are your most valuable assets. However, they can easily become stressed and feel pressure to meet work expectations, project deadlines, and more. Helping your employees reduce stress not only helps improve their overall wellbeing, but also increases productivity and decreases overall operating costs. Plus, stress-free, happy employees are less likely to get sick…