Disaster Recovery myths that no longer apply

2016Mar21_BusinessContinuity_CWith technology changing so rapidly, it’s easy to get caught up in outdated beliefs. And when it comes to Disaster Recovery, far too often do we see business owners still clinging to ideas that no longer apply. So, what kind of DR myths are still widely accepted by the masses? Here are three that need to be retired into IT folklore.

Ready for a faster Android? Install this app

2016Mar16_AndroidPhone_CLast month, it was reported that the Facebook app was causing Android phones everywhere to function at a snail’s pace. But if you uninstalled the app and are still itching for more speed, then you’re in luck. We have some news that will help you get an even bigger speed boost out of your phone.

Tips to monitor employee activities online

2016Mar15_Security_CWhen it comes to monitoring your employees online, there are potential positives and negatives for your company. But as a business owner who’s never done it before, you may be clueless as to what these are. So to help, we’ve come up with a list of the pros and cons of employee monitoring.

Save time with these 10 social media tools

2016Mar14_SocialMedia_CYou know social media marketing can be valuable for your business but, simply put, you just don’t have the time for it. And besides, you’re no social media expert, so the whole process itself can be unnecessarily long as you try and figure out what’s most effective.

Get Office 365 switch security right

2016Mar11_Office365_CThe decision to migrate from an on-site SharePoint system to a cloud-based Office 365 solution isn’t one that most small or medium-sized businesses take lightly. In fact, though the popularity of Office 365 and other cloud-hosted platforms continues to soar, plenty of companies still have legacy SharePoint systems in place for at least part of their operations.

BI is not just for the big boys

2016JMar10_BusinessIntelligence_CMost of us don’t normally associate Business Intelligence (BI) with small- or medium-sized businesses; the large investment that has traditionally been required to hire specialist data-delving experts makes us think it’s the preserve of larger organizations.

4 things you should know about the cloud

2016Mar8_Web&Cloud_CCloud computing has proven to be a cost-effective necessity for small businesses. Owners can now breathe a sigh of relief as website hosting, email services implementation and online file storage have become easier thanks to the cloud. However, there are still many owners who remain misinformed about installing a cloud infrastructure at their company.

Speed up Windows 10 with these tips

2016Mar3_MicrosoftWindowsNewsAndTips_CYou’re likely a busy person. So the last thing you want to be bothered with is a slow computer. If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10, you may be surprised (and slightly annoyed) to discover that it’s running much slower than expected. So what can you do? Here are a few steps you can take to significantly speed up your new OS.

Prevent programs from launching at startup

Windows loads several programs at startup so they’re quickly available.

How to extend your iPhone battery life

2015Mar1_iPhone_CYou’re on the go today – out of the office, out of the house, and attending a business event. Everything is going fine and dandy until you look down at your phone to see your worst nightmare come true. Your iPhone is at 25 percent battery life. Before you panic, know that the answer to your dilemma may just be in the palm of your hand: in the Settings of your phone.

Risks financial firms face

2015Feb29_Security_CTTP’s stands for threats and tactics, techniques and procedures, the number of which has been gradually increasing since 2015. The financial services sector has long been the target for cyber criminals, where they apply a myriad of techniques ranging from social-engineering to credential-stealing malware.