Microsoft says goodbye to Office 2013

Office 365 subscribers have a little less than a month to enjoy a fully-supported Office 2013 productivity suite. In an effort to push users towards the 2016 version of Office 365, Microsoft will no longer focus on their Office 2013 offerings. Although the announcement is hardly surprising — considering Microsoft’s track record with software upgrades […]

No more extended support for Windows 7

When you grow accustomed to something — like a morning routine, a particular type of coffee, or in this case, an operating system — attempts at change aren't always successful. Case in point, the struggle between Windows 7 and Windows 10. Users have until 2020 to make up their minds, and unless you don’t mind […]

2017 HIPAA forecast: 3 important reminders

Although totally necessary, data privacy regulations are often a gigantic headache. And king among the various compliance standards is HIPAA. Despite the legislation’s enactment back in 2003, the rules governing electronic medical records and protected health information continue to change and evolve every year. Let’s take a moment to go over three things you need […]

Hackers use browsers to get credit card info

Does filling in web forms sap all your browsing energy? Do you find it especially taxing to shop or register online using a mobile device? Google’s Chrome alleviated this dilemma when it introduced the Autofill feature in 2011, which made filling in forms much faster and making credit card purchases online more convenient. Unfortunately, it […]

The business benefits of CRM software

Investing in customer relationship management (CRM) software is absolutely essential for small- and medium-sized businesses that want to up their sales performance. It helps sales departments understand their clients, tailor their marketing efforts, and more. If your business isn’t already using CRM, here are five reasons why you should definitely give it a chance. Grows […]

G Suite’s new updates

Google Cloud’s popular business line of applications, G Suite, has gained traction ever since its inception, thanks to its user-friendly interface and practical features that streamline operations. Better yet, users will be happy to know that Google has just introduced five new updates that will make life easier. Basic Mobile Management G Suite’s Basic Mobile […]

Let Office 365 help you save the date

When you’re planning a reunion, going back and forth with your friends is frustrating, to say the least. Imagine a similar scenario in your office. The benefits of sharing your calendar with colleagues include knowing when to hold meetings, set project deadlines as well as knowing the best time to talk with clients. Knowing this, […]

Windows 10: user complaints addressed

Over the past year, Microsoft received major backlash for 'forcing' the Windows 10 update as well as future updates on PC users. Fortunately, the tech leader is taking steps to address customer complaints. This article takes a look at what changes we can expect from Microsoft this coming year. A patch and a glitch away […]

Case Study: Securing International Business

Client Description Our client is a wholesale vendor who does international business in the U.S. and Mexico. With over four decades of international relationships and contracts, this business is focused on making their transactions secure to protect their valued clients on both sides of the border. Challenge Relationships are vital in business, and when you’re […]

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP): Why You Should Make the Switch

More and more businesses are discovering the freedom and advantages of ditching the traditional phone line in favor of VoIP telephony. Why make a change to something as reliable and simple as a Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS — really)? Because, frankly, we tend to forget the unreliability issues we experience with traditional POTS. Once […]

Ransomware: The Next Big Cyber Security Threat

Waking up to a virtual ransom note on your laptop or mobile phone will get your heart pumping faster than the strongest coffee. The gist of the notes is always the same: your information (photos, files, personal or sensitive data) has been encrypted, and it will be destroyed or compromised unless you pay a ransom […]