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Why All Businesses Should Consider a VoIP Solution

Why All Businesses Should Consider a VoIP Solution

Owner who takes their craft seriously has a telephone solution of some sort, even if it is just your traditional landline. But what if we told you that there is a much more dynamic, more flexible solution that offers all of the same features without the headaches associated with landlines? A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution might be just what you need to revolutionize your communication infrastructure.

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How Some Emails Get Flagged as Spam

How Some Emails Get Flagged as Spam

Spam filtering is great for keeping dangerous or wasteful messages from clogging up your inbox, but at the same time, there can be times when legitimate emails get flagged and sectioned off by accident. This is especially pertinent to business owners who do frequent outreach to vendors and valued customers. Here are some reasons your messages might get flagged as spam, as well as what you can do about it.

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Deepfakes Can Create a Lot of Security Problems

Deepfakes Can Create a Lot of Security Problems

Would you believe us if we told you that the maps we have grown up looking at are remarkably skewed? That pull-down map in the front of every elementary school classroom probably wasn’t to scale, for one reason or another. Modern technology can make it possible for hackers to skew satellite imaging, and this could very well be used in the cybercrime avenue in the future. The developing technology of deepfake images could bring about a whole new type of threat.

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Let’s Look at Some Excellent Business Communication Tools

Let’s Look at Some Excellent Business Communication Tools

Communication tools are one of the cornerstones of any successful office. While you surely leverage certain communication tools, there are others on the market that might be great investments for your organization. Let’s examine some of the many business communication solutions that your company can leverage to its advantage.

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Workstations Can Come Several Different Ways

Workstations Can Come Several Different Ways

For companies that depend on their computing, the workstation plays an important role. The problem with them is that spending big money on computers that are used for general productivity is not cost effective, but if they don’t have the computing power needed to successfully run the software that your company uses, they won’t do you any good. Today, we will talk a bit about hardware considerations you will need to make when choosing workstation hardware, and the cloud-hosted options that may be a good option for your business. 

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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Leverage Artificial Intelligence

3 Ways Small Businesses Can Leverage Artificial Intelligence

When you see the words “artificial intelligence,” what runs through your mind? Some imagine warehouses full of machines pulling items from shelves for order fulfillment, whereas others imagine server rooms operating at maximum capacity. The truth of the matter is that both of these scenarios are correct, depending on the type of organization and industry you’re talking about. Let’s take a look at how artificial intelligence can cut costs, improve operations, and eliminate unnecessary or repetitive tasks for the small business.

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Have a Professional Wipe Your Device Before Recycling It

Have a Professional Wipe Your Device Before Recycling It

No matter how new a device is, the unfortunate truth is that it will not last forever. Eventually, you will need to replace your device; the question then becomes what you do with your old technology. While you could just throw it in the trash, this is not only wasteful but also a security risk. In order to protect both your personal data and the environment, you must go through the proper channels to make sure that e-waste gets properly disposed of.

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How Does the Blockchain Work, Exactly?

How Does the Blockchain Work, Exactly?

While most people may be most familiar with the concept of the blockchain thanks to cryptocurrencies—particularly with the recent behaviors of some coins—this first application of the blockchain has blossomed into many others with great potential. Let’s go over what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it can benefit businesses of all kinds.

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The Fears and Benefits of Automation

The Fears and Benefits of Automation

For years, people have been increasingly worried about the potential onslaught of automation on human jobs. As computer systems and artificial intelligence have improved, there are some legitimate concerns for unskilled workers or those that work in industries where automation is featured. Today, we’ll dive into what concerns workers should have on account of automation and why no one should be panicking quite yet. 

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How Much Does Tech (and Tech Awareness) Benefit Your Company?

How Much Does Tech (and Tech Awareness) Benefit Your Company?

Business technology can be a complicated topic, and with it appearing in more and more aspects of daily operations, it is important for organizations of all sizes to be sure that they have a complete understanding and awareness of how they put their IT to use. These considerations make it imperative that certain best practices are made part of your standard operating procedures… and for this to be accomplished, company leadership will need to lead by example.

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How Much More Secure are Apple Mobile Devices?

How Much More Secure are Apple Mobile Devices?

For a considerably long time—over 40 years—Apple has staked the claim that their devices are pretty much hack-proof, that most hackers wouldn’t even try breaking into their security measures. Law enforcement was so repeatedly rebuffed by the company as they sought workarounds to get into their devices, that these law enforcement agencies figured it out for themselves.

In doing so, they uncovered a few things that even the most ardent Apple fans may be surprised to hear.

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Why Hasn’t Blockchain Changed the Entire World Yet?

Why Hasn’t Blockchain Changed the Entire World Yet?

Blockchain has been one of the technologies that are most cited on those “emerging technologies” lists at the beginning of each year for the past several, yet there is no mainstream indication that the technology is being integrated into tools that can benefit businesses and individuals. Today, we thought we would take a look at some of the ways blockchain technology was going to be used to improve digital systems and what is taking so long for these tools to be developed and initiated. 

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For Your Next IT Improvement, Consider a DMS

For Your Next IT Improvement, Consider a DMS

Paper documentation has long been a fixture in the office as a means of helping to organize information and other resources. Of course, asbestos was a fixture in building construction for quite some time as well, so it should be clear that the established way of doing things is never guaranteed to be the best. Considering this, let’s go over what a modern Document Management System is and what options a small to medium-sized business has to choose from.

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Could Windows Soon Be Even More Optimized for Your Intended Use?

Could Windows Soon Be Even More Optimized for Your Intended Use?

With so many users worldwide embracing Windows as their chosen operating system for all kinds of purposes, there are many different settings that can be customized to best fit the different needs of a workplace as compared to a gamer’s or a family’s setup. Microsoft understands this, and so is testing out a new feature to help a user quickly personalize a device to its predominant use.

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How to Strategically Scale Back Your IT and Do More

How to Strategically Scale Back Your IT and Do More

Businesses have always needed to use their available resources efficiently, but it has perhaps never been as important for them to squeeze as much value out of what they have. To further this end, let’s go over a few ways that you can more intelligently reduce your IT budget in the short-term.

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Reconsidering What Your Workstation’s Power Button Can Do

Reconsidering What Your Workstation’s Power Button Can Do

We’re all familiar with what the power button looks like, and what it’s supposed to do. What fewer people are familiar with is what the image on the button really means, and the different things that the power button can be used for.

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Destigmatizing Some Popular IT Buzzwords

Destigmatizing Some Popular IT Buzzwords

Even the most seasoned technology professional—the most gung-ho person about the technology—probably thinks that there’s too much IT-related jargon and buzzwords now floating around. There is a good reason for this: analogies and euphemisms are effective ways to communicate concepts and ideas that would otherwise require technical experience.

However, there is such a thing as too much.

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Improve Your Business with Workflow Automation

Improve Your Business with Workflow Automation

Technology is a big part of the front end of almost every business. This is doubly true today as most businesses have built—and actively support—a robust web presence. Technology, however, is also used to power a business on the back end. Today, we’ll discuss a couple ways that today’s businesses are benefiting from automation behind the scenes, as well.

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Some of Our Favorite Google Docs Features

Some of Our Favorite Google Docs Features

Google Workspace is one of the most utilized productivity suites in business. Within the useful suite of productivity apps is Google Docs, Google’s word processor. Today, we thought we would take you through Google Docs to show you some of the features you can expect. 

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How 5G Could Shape the IoT

How 5G Could Shape the IoT

The fifth generation of wireless communications—5G—has been hotly anticipated, already appearing in advertisements for cellular connectivity and set to expand the potential of automated processes. One particularly pertinent application is to the smart devices and services that make up the Internet of Things. Let’s consider where 5G currently stands, and how its capabilities could impact the IoT.

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