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The many faces of virtualization technology

The many faces of virtualization technology

Not too long ago, the cloud was the money-saving IT trend for consumers and business owners. Now, that title goes to virtualization technology. It’s new, it’s complicated, but it’s not something you can ignore. Here are a few ways you can use virtualization to improve efficiency and productivity in your office.

Facebook Messenger: The Key to Growth

Facebook Messenger: The Key to Growth

With over 1.3 billion monthly active users, Facebook’s Messenger app is an unprecedented success. Facebook is now looking to fully utilize the potential of this monster user base and has therefore added a feature for improving connectivity between local businesses and consumers.

Microsoft Office made easy!

Microsoft Office made easy!

Microsoft is known for their easy-to-use products. But did you know that behind Office’s simple-looking user interface lie many in-depth features? From Word and Excel to PowerPoint and Outlook, here are some free training videos that will help you master them all.

Say goodbye to pre-installed crapware

Say goodbye to pre-installed crapware

A newly bought PC with a heap of unwanted pre-installed trialware is a nightmare for us all. Once it’s on your computer, it will either keep urging you to upgrade to a more expensive version or bombarding you with loads of ads, some of which could compromise security.

VPNs: Why you need them

VPNs: Why you need them

Installing powerful antivirus software and setting strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With hackers, government agencies, and ISPs constantly monitoring networks and your online habits, hopping onto a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is crucial for keeping your surfing habits private.

Why You MUST Protect Your Customer Data

Why You MUST Protect Your Customer Data

If you think you’re exempt from compliance with customer data security and privacy laws because you’re a small business, think again. Businesses of all sizes are responsible for compliance with these regulations—and those that don’t comply may face fines or lawsuits.

Extend laptop battery life with these tips

Extend laptop battery life with these tips

Finding a power socket is often the first thing you do when carrying a laptop to work in a cafe, a coworking space, or an airport, and not every time will you be lucky to find one available. You’ll be forced, then, to rely solely on your laptop battery — if it still has any juice left.

Try out Microsoft’s newest releases today!

Try out Microsoft’s newest releases today!

At Microsoft’s 2017 Ignite conference, three new apps were announced that help small businesses streamline everyday tasks. The apps — Connections, Listings, and Invoicing — spent a few months as limited previews, but are now available to anyone with an Office 365 Business Premium subscription.

Chrome Cleanup tool’s enhanced features

Chrome Cleanup tool’s enhanced features

If the browser you’re using can’t guarantee your safety, you could be one click away from downloading malware into your computer. Although it’s easy to click ‘X’ on suspicious pop-up ads, some threats are more difficult to detect. Google addresses this and other web safety risks by substantially changing Chrome’s security settings.

Don’t waste money on fleets of VMs

Don’t waste money on fleets of VMs

Server virtualization allows you to deliver computing resources to workstations in your network. Those resources are packed into virtual machines (VMs), which can be deployed at a moment’s notice so you can easily add users to your network. However, there are risks associated with trying to manage lots of VMs.

The dangers of VM sprawl
VM sprawl is a phenomenon that occurs when there are too many virtual machines on a network.