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Points to ponder: small business computers

December 8, 2016

Buying a computer for a small business seems like a simple task. You work from a budget, go to a store, buy the computer, and assemble the components. This would be true for small businesses from decades past, but times …

Posted in Hardware

Amazon Web Services lowers storage prices

December 7, 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made another dramatic price adjustment to its popular S3 cloud storage service. By modifying the organization of its pricing tiers, it is estimated that consumers will notice a drop of at least 20% in the …

Posted in Web & Cloud

How automation helps with SMB marketing

December 6, 2016

Small business marketing has often been a difficult endeavor for small business owners. Marketing involves a great deal of time, effort, and can require significant financial investment. For a long time, marketing automation was something only enterprise-level businesses and corporations …

Posted in Business

Office 365 Hub app released with Windows 10

November 30, 2016

When you subscribe to Office 365 as an Insider, you now have access to a new Get Office App known as Hub, a management program that allows subscribers to try out the new management application for 365 users on Windows …

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Security breaches: tips for prevention

November 25, 2016

As long as businesses host valuable data, cyber criminals will continue to bypass the security protocols meant to protect this data. The causes of security breaches range from device theft or loss, weak and stolen credentials, malware, and outdated systems …

Posted in Security

IoT scanner reveals security weaknesses

November 23, 2016

The owner of a small business has enough to worry about without adding online security to the mix. But with the proliferation of smart devices that come in everything from Fit Bits to smoke alarms, hackers are now able to …

Posted in Hardware

E-commerce and AI: what you need to know

November 22, 2016

One of the hottest topics in tech and in business is artificial intelligence (more accurately “machine learning” or AI). Many business owners are currently looking to this technology for its potential to improve customer communications, and it is predicted that …

Posted in Web & Cloud

How data analytics helps prioritize backups

November 21, 2016

The astounding amount of data that businesses create on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis is totally unprecedented. And that number doesn’t show any signs of slowing, most likely reaching 1.7 terabytes per person by the year 2020. For businesses …

Posted in Business

New features keep Office 365 users safe

November 17, 2016

The new features recently unveiled by Office 365 promise to bring business owners to a more secure and knowledgeable position in which to make important decisions regarding the future of their corporation. Microsoft expanded the popular program’s basic scope to …

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Falling for it: youth and tech scams

November 10, 2016

As long as there have been salesmen, there have been scammers trying to sell useless products. Traditionally the elderly have fallen prey to cold-call fraud, but now scam artists are getting tech-smart, and it’s the younger generation of computer users …

Posted in Security