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The wait for Microsoft Teams is over!

March 24th, 2017
The wait for Microsoft Teams is over!

Slack is a well-known, cloud-based collaboration tool that helps your team communicate better and be more productive. Microsoft Teams is Window’s own version with a twist. It’s been reported that prior to its release, a gigantic update was rolled out that equipped Teams with a bevy of features that will definitely make a difference.

5 steps to eliminate ads in File Explorer

March 23rd, 2017
5 steps to eliminate ads in File Explorer

Microsoft has quietly begun doing the unthinkable: inserting advertisements into your File Explorer. The last place anyone ever expected to see a OneDrive promotion is right alongside their ‘My Documents’ folder, and we expect the first thing they’ll think is, “How do I turn that off?” Read on to find out how.

Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

March 22nd, 2017
Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

We’ve gotten so caught up discussing ransomware prevention with our clients that we’ve neglected to mention that several strains have already been defeated. In fact, there’s a decent chance you can actually decrypt all your data for free. Always make sure to check these lists before responding to a cyber attacker’s demands.

Defend yourself from this new Mac ransomware

March 21st, 2017
Defend yourself from this new Mac ransomware

Cybersecurity experts stumbled into a ransomware variant late last month, but this one doesn’t target Windows devices. The malware, known as OSX/Filecoder.E, encrypts Mac data like any cryptolocker strain many businesses have seen in the past. However, unlike normal ransomware that release files after the Bitcoin ransom is paid, this new strain makes no such promises.

Order management systems and eCommerce

March 17th, 2017
Order management systems and eCommerce

If business value is all about the long-term health and well-being of your company, there are few things more important than getting your product into customers’ hands swiftly and efficiently. Thankfully, modern technology has revolutionized these tasks and how you add value to your business.

Beware of the Cloudbleed bug

March 16th, 2017
Beware of the Cloudbleed bug

Cloudflare, an internet security services company, found a major bug in its software that leaked sensitive data like cookies and passwords from client websites. Although investigation into the security flaw, also known as Cloudbleed, is still underway, early reports found that malicious hackers have not exploited this vulnerability.

Which type of firewall is right for you?

March 15th, 2017
Which type of firewall is right for you?

Software solutions are almost always more user-friendly than hardware solutions. There’s no need to worry about cabling, firmware, and power consumption. But when it comes to firewalls, a software solution just can’t measure up to its hardware counterpart.

Is your Android smartphone a security risk?

March 14th, 2017
Is your Android smartphone a security risk?

Desktop and laptop users install security software updates and do everything they can to safeguard against cyber attacks. The same cannot be said of smartphone users. This is understandable because cyber threats on mobile phones are less visible… but that doesn’t mean they don’t happen.

A beginner’s guide to Snapchat for business

March 13th, 2017
A beginner’s guide to Snapchat for business

The 21st century is the age of social media, with a plethora of outlets available, users are spoilt for choice. Business owners are faced with the same dilemma, between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and about thirty more – which one should they invest in? It’s important that the platform is simple, interactive, and touches base with numerous users with every post.

Are SDN & network virtualization the same?

March 10th, 2017
Are SDN & network virtualization the same?

Nobody’s perfect, even IT technicians. We’ve seen plenty of people interpret software-defined networking and network virtualization as the same exact service, but it’s time we clear up the difference. It’s small, but it could be the difference between major cost savings and a small increase in functionality.