Advice from a failed disaster recovery audit

February 28th, 2017
Advice from a failed disaster recovery audit

We can write about disaster recovery planning (DRP) until our fingers bleed, but if we never discuss real-world scenarios it’s all just fumbling in the dark. Examining these successes and failures is the best way to improve your business continuity solutions, and the recent audit of a state government office is rich with valuable takeaways. […]

Vulnerabilities on WordPress websites

February 27th, 2017
Vulnerabilities on WordPress websites

“Easy-to-use,” “SEO-friendly,” “open-source,” and “customizable.” These are some of the words that best describe WordPress, currently the most popular Content Management Solutions (CMS) platform. With thousands of websites affected in a recently launched series of attacks, “easy to target,” “hackers’ favorite,” and “prone to attacks” could soon be used to define the experience of running […]

The right social media platforms for SMBs

February 24th, 2017
The right social media platforms for SMBs

Social media marketing is tricky, to say the least. It’s difficult to allocate the resources that create the desired effect, especially when so many platforms are available. Facebook might be the biggest name in the industry, but that doesn’t mean it will suit your organization. Instead, business owners should familiarize themselves with all the available […]

Are your printers safe?

February 23rd, 2017
Are your printers safe?

This is not a question often asked by anyone who has ever used a printer. Given the increasing sophistication of hackers’ capabilities, the discovery that cyber thievery can, in fact, be performed through some popular printer brands hardly comes as a surprise. One study reveals that at least 20 printer models are vulnerable to Distributed […]

How to get a sneak preview of Instant Apps

February 22nd, 2017
How to get a sneak preview of Instant Apps

At its I/O 2016 conference, Google introduced us to Android Instant Apps. This built-in feature allows users to access a cloud version of an app without having to download it from the Google Play Store. While the technology isn’t yet available to the general public, Google is running a limited test of the technology for […]

Why you should be an Office Insider

February 17th, 2017
Why you should be an Office Insider

To deliver unparalleled service, Microsoft tests products and features months before they’re released to the public. One of the ways they do this is with the Office Insider program, a voluntary Office 365 subscription that gives participants a sneak peek into future Microsoft developments. It also provides several benefits to business owners willing to take […]

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade for SMBs

February 16th, 2017
Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade for SMBs

Microsoft has announced that it will bring back free Windows 10 upgrades, but on one condition: Only small- and medium-sized businesses that have previously passed on the offer are eligible. So if you or someone you know has declined Microsoft’s previous proposition, here are some reasons you might want to reconsider. “They’re extending the free […]

What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

February 15th, 2017
What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

There has been a movement among technology providers to promise “proactive” cyber security consulting. Small- and medium-sized businesses love the idea of preventing cyber-attacks and data breaches before they happen, and service providers would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cyber-security means, so let’s take […]

The latest on Microsoft Office for Mac

February 14th, 2017
The latest on Microsoft Office for Mac

It’s official. Microsoft has just announced plans to bring support for add-ins to the Mac version of its Office Suite. This marks yet another step forward in Microsoft’s efforts to make the Mac version of the Office Suite more like its Windows counterpart. At the moment, this functionality is available for testing only by users […]

Free Google apps worth exploring

February 13th, 2017
Free Google apps worth exploring

Google Play has a wealth of applications that you can wyopend a whole day exploring. But with numerous categories and hundreds of apps available on Google’s App Store, looking for productivity-increasing tools may be too time-consuming. Sifting through dozens of potentially helpful apps amidst a bunch of barely useful ones might not be the best […]