Office 365 Hub app released with Windows 10

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 10. Here’s the rundown on the new feature and what it can do for your […]

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What major Paint updates can mean for you

Updates to the Microsoft Paint program have been a long time coming, and finally, Microsoft has delivered. Recently, the company announced major innovations to this longstanding entry-level image editing program, and it renamed the application to Microsoft Paint 3D. If you find yourself wondering how the new Microsoft Paint 3D can benefit your business computing […]

Mingo: Skype’s improved mobile app

In an effort to revamp its somewhat popular mobile app, Skype is launching Skype Mingo. The new version improves upon its predecessor’s shortcomings and aims to become an Android user’s ultimate communication tool. Whether or not Skype will succeed is still unclear, but the new app certainly looks promising. Here are some more details about […]

Security breaches: tips for prevention

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 The causes of security breaches range from device theft or loss, weak and stolen credentials, malware, and outdated systems that use ineffective security measures. And with these five tips, you can take the first […]

Microsoft offers Insider Program for Skype

One of the latest innovations from Microsoft involves various popular Insider Programs. The newest of these is a Skype Insider Program. Available for all desktop and mobile operating systems, this program will grant business owners and individuals access to more frequent updates and new, special features to one of the most important voice over internet […]

IoT scanner reveals security weaknesses

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 access sensitive information. Read on to find out about the “Internet of Things” (IoT) scanner […]

E-commerce and AI: what you need to know

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 by the year 2020, 85 percent of all interactions will originate from machine learning “bots.” […]

How data analytics helps prioritize backups

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 harnessing that data, this creates a major challenge: Current data storage limitations make it nearly […]

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

2016 saw containerization (container-based virtualization) take off as a way for companies to utilize virtual platforms more efficiently. While containers use less resources than their virtual machine (VM) counterparts, performance differences are subtle and don’t necessarily make containers better. For more information on understanding the differences between containers and virtual machines, check out what these […]