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Essential Wi-Fi router features

Essential Wi-Fi router features

There are a large number of pieces of equipment that businesses rely on in order to be able to operate, with one of the more common being the Wi-Fi router. Because so many businesses are going mobile, and using laptops more often, it is essential that these companies have strong wireless routers.

5 Real-world DR tips

5 Real-world DR tips

Regardless of your business’s location and industry, there is always a chance that you may experience a disaster at any time. Be it man-made, or natural, any disaster, if not properly prepared for, could spell trouble for your company. That’s why a Disaster Recovery Plan is essential.

Firefox turns 10 with 2 new features

Firefox turns 10 with 2 new features

In mid November of 2014, Firefox turned 10. It’s hard to believe that one of the most popular browsers in the world has only just reached double digits, and it’s especially difficult to imagine business life and work without it. To celebrate this milestone, Mozilla, the company that develops Firefox, has released an update with a few useful new security features.

Net Neutrality – what is it?

Net Neutrality – what is it?

Over the past few years there have been a number of issues and rulings made by various courts in the US regarding the overall freedom of the Internet and how it is to be managed. By now, many of us have heard of Net Neutrality, but it may seem like an issue that won’t affect small businesses.

Microsoft license audit emails

Microsoft license audit emails

When it comes to IT, one of the largest expenses for many businesses is software. Some employees require the bare minimum, while others could need thousands of dollars worth of software. Businesses who have purchased licenses for Microsoft software may receive an email asking for a license audit.

Microsoft patches new Windows Server bug

Microsoft patches new Windows Server bug

Heartbleed has to be one of the biggest security issues of the year. While it has largely been dealt with via updates and new software, Microsoft has announced that a similar and equally large security threat is affecting nearly all servers running Windows Server.

Microsoft launches new Outlook for Mac

Microsoft launches new Outlook for Mac

One of the more important selling points of an Office 365 plan is the fact that many subscriptions come with full versions of Office which are always the latest available. For Mac users however, updates are usually well behind the Windows versions. This is starting to change, as Microsoft has recently introduced a new version of Outlook for Mac users while also announcing a plan for new versions of other Office for Mac apps.

Should businesses go mobile only?

Should businesses go mobile only?

A common trend in many households is the adoption of mobile devices as the main home phone. In fact, in 2013 it was estimated that almost 41% of households in the US were only using mobile devices. This number continues to grow as mobile devices continue to become more popular.

New security threat: CryptoWall

New security threat: CryptoWall

In October of last year news broke about a new form of malware called Cryptolocker. This malware posed a particularly large threat to many business users and led to many quick and important security updates. Now, almost a year later, it appears that the second version of this – CryptoWall – has been released and is beginning to infect users.