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4 reasons you need VoIP security

December 27th, 2018 by admin

Businesses adopt VoIP technology because it offers many advantages over traditional phone systems. With VoIP, you get an integrated system that gives you access to email, voicemail, and contact lists. You can also use VoIP for video conferences and communicating with people all over the world. For all...

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4 ways unified communications is revolutionizing business

December 13th, 2018 by admin

Building a network of unified communications is an art as much as a science. For sure, there's not a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, your unified communications system can meet the unique demands of your small business. To define terms, a unified communications (UC) solution seamlessly joins a...

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4 top EHR security concerns and how to address them

December 3rd, 2018 by admin

Keeping data secure is a concern for businesses in all industries, but securing electronic health records (EHR) presents a unique set of challenges. When you are part of an industry that combines constantly evolving technology with the need to safeguard personal health information, it is imperative to...

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What is a Firewall, and Why Do You Need It?

November 22nd, 2018 by admin

Do you use the internet in your business? If so, you need a firewall no matter what you do. Let’s take a look at what it is and how it protect you from threats. What is a Firewall? In building construction, a firewall keeps a fire from spreading to different parts of a building. Computer network firewalls...

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How to Improve Your Business Wi-Fi Security

November 8th, 2018 by admin

Your business Wi-Fi is an extremely tempting target for cybercriminals. The cost of data breaches is significant, and the long-term effects of lost consumer trust can impact you for the rest of your company's lifespan. Here are ways that you can improve your business Wi-Fi security. Look at Your Physical...

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Different Cyberthreats and How to Avoid Them

October 25th, 2018 by admin

There are quite a few types of cyberthreats that want your organization’s data. It really pays to educate employees about the what to watch for, and how to keep the network safe using some simple security best practices. Let’s start by looking at some of the most common types of cyberthreats out there...

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How to Create the Perfect Password (And the Importance of Having One)

October 5th, 2018 by admin

Have you ever complained about strict password requirement? Thinking up the right combination of words, numbers, special characters and capitalization can be annoying. However, it’s not a process meant to harm you. It’s actually very necessary. A perfect password protects your accounts from unauthorized...

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What Are You Doing About Your Cybersecurity?

October 4th, 2018 by admin

It’s a fact: by 2019, the costs of cybercrime will reach an all-time high at $2 trillion. What does this mean for your business? It means that if you aren’t actively preparing a defense against cyberattacks, your business may not survive if one happens. The chances of it actually happening to your business...

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11 Helpful Tips for Better Email Management

September 27th, 2018 by admin

Depending on your line of work, you may receive hundreds of emails each day. Most people reply via their desktop computer, a laptop, and their phone multiple times each hour just to stay on top of the influx of information. Managing the number of emails you receive and send can be overwhelming. Here’s...

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Technology to Help Attorneys Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance

September 20th, 2018 by admin

It’s common for attorneys to work an average of 45 to 50 hours a week or more. As technology advances, it seems that the lines between the end of the workday and the start of the down time get blurred. We are accessible 24/7 through computers, tablets, and phones by texts, emails, and video chats. It’s...

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3 Fantastic Business Communications Applications

September 13th, 2018 by admin

Every business needs a great set of communications applications to help them stay organized, keep information in an easily accessible location, and improve the flow of information between departments and with clients. Apps are time-saving, low-cost, lightweight options that should be intuitive, streamlined,...

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4 Productivity Apps for Accountants

September 6th, 2018 by admin

Apps are making every area of our lives easier. Things like banking, dating, fitness, taking videos, and getting directions have all been simplified by a swipe and a few taps of our fingers. In order to stay on top in your career, it makes sense to keep up with the latest technology that applies to...

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3 Office Technologies You Can Modernize

August 23rd, 2018 by admin

When it’s time to update office technology, many office managers and business owners focus on the expense, interruption of workflow, and the inconvenience of learning how to operate new equipment. They also understand that one of the major advantages of taking the time to update office technology is...

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It’s Time to Drop Fax Machines for E-Fax

August 3rd, 2018 by admin

The year is 1980. Somewhere, someone with a mullet is headed to the Toto “Hydra” concert in their brand-new Pontiac Trans-Am. Once the rockin’ concert ends, this free spirit will end up back at their 9-5 office job. They’ll sit down at their desk and plan out activities for the day. They’ll probably...

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4 Alternatives to Traditional Faxing

August 2nd, 2018 by admin

The traditional fax machine was a staple of office equipment for years, allowing employees to quickly get documents to another location and receive them as well. Before the fax machine, businesses had to rely on regular mail service or delivery services. We don’t miss those times either. Compared to...

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How to Choose the Right Internet Speed for Your Business

July 26th, 2018 by admin

Here’s a phrase nobody can argue with: today's successful businesses must have access to the internet. The internet is largely used by them to access a large community of prospective buyers or to easily service existing clients and lower overhead costs. But ensuring you pick the right internet speed...

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3 Ways Wireless Solutions Benefit Your Business

July 19th, 2018 by admin

It’s no secret that businesses can benefit from going wireless. Wireless solutions of all kinds have seen a significant adoption rate in business since they were introduced in the early 1990s. The impact they’ve had on companies has been astronomical. Here’s how taking your signal to the stars (er,...

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Why Good Network Cabling Matters

July 12th, 2018 by admin

If you rely on the Internet to run your business – both to connect to clients and customers in the outside world, and to operate within the walls of your office – the cables you rely on matter. In fact, they matter a whole lot. Good network cabling can make the difference between a company that is...

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3 Key Features of Video Conferencing

July 5th, 2018 by admin

Ah, nostalgia – most of us remember the frontier days of video conferencing. Clunky, complicated equipment which generated choppy, pixelated images and usually ended in a dropped connection. In general, it was rather unimpressive and ill-prepared for business use. To say the least, it wasn’t nearly...

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Fantastic Apps to Boost Your Team’s Collaboration

June 28th, 2018 by admin

If you aren’t using applications to facilitate your team’s collaboration, you’re missing out. Luckily, there are many of them available on the market today to boost team collaboration. These apps help people work better together with their peers to get work done more quickly and accurately. So where...

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The Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Business Communications with VoIP

June 21st, 2018 by admin

Communication is a vital factor in any successful relationship – both personal and business. But you should know that there are several ways to improve business communications both inside your company and outside. Putting new technologies to use, such as internet-based VoIP phones, can unlock a way...

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The Latest VoIP Trends and What They Mean for Your Business

June 14th, 2018 by admin

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology has been the preferred solution for business communication for years. VoIP technology relies on the internet for telecommunication, and it offers a slew of benefits, including convenience and lower costs, to companies that choose to embrace it. If you run...

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Does Your Phone System Help or Hinder Your Productivity?

June 7th, 2018 by admin

The digital age has changed the way we do many things in business. Sure, people are emailing and texting more than ever before. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of the business phone call. In fact, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that smartphones will account for more than 55% of...

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4 Ways Effective Unified Communication Shapes Your Productivity

May 24th, 2018 by admin

Using unified communications at your business is a smart way to make communicating easier, more convenient and even more cost-effective. The numbers show that more and more companies are moving towards a unified communications solution; in fact, experts predict the unified communications market will...

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The Beauty of UC: For Business and for Personal Use

May 17th, 2018 by admin

You’ve probably heard a lot about unified communications in business. If you’ve kept up with us, you’ll know we’re big fans of it. By know, you know by now that utilizing different tools that integrate with one another is highly beneficial. After all, consolidation can speed up a multitude of processes...

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How to Introduce Internal Communications to Your Team the Right Way

May 10th, 2018 by admin

Adopting internal communications is becoming a necessity in the digital age. However, integrating a new strategy isn’t always easy. Dedicated employee communications departments are falling out of favor among companies around the world, and many experts have claimed that the field is no longer practical...

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How to Make Unified Communications Work for You

May 3rd, 2018 by admin

Though it is at the forefront of any business, productivity is often hampered by a lack of tools that connect the different devices or capabilities an enterprise requires for efficient operations. However, unified communications (UC) provides a solution for enhancing productivity. In fact, UC has gained...

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3 Good Reasons to Consider Server Virtualization

April 26th, 2018 by admin

Companies which are able to virtualize their desktops and step into virtual environments tend to collaborate more effectively and efficiently. Server virtualization is the administrative process of dividing one physical server into multiple isolated virtual environments. Take a look at some of the major...

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3 Ways Process Automation Makes Your Life Easier

April 19th, 2018 by admin

Who doesn’t wish they had more time to focus on the little things? We would all love more time to do the things that we enjoy, but it’s difficult to squeeze more hours out of the day. Difficult, but not impossible. That’s what process automation is all about. Implementing process automation strategies...

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3 Benefits of Working Remotely Most People Don’t Consider

April 12th, 2018 by admin

Who hasn’t thought about kicking their feet up on a sandy beach, popping open a fresh Mexican cerveza, and diving into a hot batch of spreadsheets and work emails? You haven’t? As it turns out, nobody has. It was a trick question. That’s because your need for accessing your data remotely doesn’t necessarily...

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What is Virtualization?

April 3rd, 2018 by admin

Virtualization is one of the most popular buzzwords in the IT industry right now, and for good reason. Virtualization allows businesses to get the most digital bang for their actual buck. As computers get faster and more efficient, virtualization will offer solutions that would have been unimaginable...

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Cost Saving Ideas for Your Business

March 29th, 2018 by admin

A few dollars here, a few dollars there. We’ve heard it our whole lives: “It adds up.” But how often do we ignore the little daily cost-saving measures by using the justification, “It’s only a few dollars more.” How many times per month do we tell ourselves that? After enough times, we suddenly find...

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How to Free Up Space with Server Virtualization

March 22nd, 2018 by admin

“Virtualization”. It sounds like a word out of a sci-fi book, but it’s definite reality – and a quite useful reality, at that. Basically, all virtualization means is utilizing available data storage space to either free up space from a server or to gain additional functionality. Let’s take a look at...

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What to Expect from a Technical Support Specialist

March 15th, 2018 by admin

Do you think you are ready to handle constant supervision and proactive response times that protect your entire infrastructure? Because this is the essence of a technical support specialist. Performing the essential duties that provide technical support, advice, and assistance to businesses is a tedious...

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Why Having a Technical Support Specialist Matters

March 8th, 2018 by admin

Do you think you have the technical ability and expertise to implement, monitor, and maintain your entire IT infrastructure? How hard could it be to focus on a specific computer network, database, or administration of your entire system? Chances are you have other things to worry about rather than network...

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Innovating with Cloud-Based Healthcare Software

February 22nd, 2018 by admin

Cloud computing has taken the world by storm, and nowhere is that more evident than in the healthcare industry. Not only is the idea of embracing new technology baked into the industry itself, but the needs to switch from CAPEX to OPEX are extremely high. When software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies...

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Say Goodbye to Giant CAPEX Bills

February 15th, 2018 by admin

When it comes to your business IT expenditures, budget efficiency will always be a strategic focus. After all, technology can be as expensive as it is crucial in optimizing your business operations. And in recent years the level of that technology has increased at exponential rates that would have...

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OPEX vs. CAPEX: An IT Budget Title Fight

February 8th, 2018 by admin

It’s a conflict as old as time. Two can enter the field of combat, but only one will leave. Actually, that’s an exaggeration. Sorry. But with the rise in cloud computing in recent years, it is a common C-level discussion about IT budgeting. We’re talking, of course, about the debate over whether...

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Cloud Computing and Your IT Budget: 3 Reasons OPEX Is the Path Forward for Your Business IT

February 1st, 2018 by admin

Regardless of the industry, every business’s budget comes down to the push and pull between CAPEX (capital expenditures) and OPEX (operating expenditures). Each has their place in the ledger. Each also has an effect on both your bottom line and your tax burden. But where your IT is concerned, the typical...

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In Healthcare, Regular Network Assessments are Critical Preventative Care Practices

January 25th, 2018 by admin

Your patients’ health probably ranks at the top of your daily concerns as a  healthcare provider. Which means you already know that preventative care is far less expensive than care after the patient is sick. Wellness checkups, healthy eating habits, getting plenty of rest… All are associated with...

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Poker "Tells" and Lessons in Network Assessment

January 18th, 2018 by admin

A good Texas Hold Em’ player is an expert at assessing risk and then calling, raising or folding based on the data they observe. Poker is all about information availability and analysis, but players must operate on limited information and assumptions. There’s no definite way to know what cards the competition...

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What a Good Network Assessment Can Tell You

January 11th, 2018 by admin

In weightlifting, it’s not uncommon to employ the help of a professional trainer to watch your form. While you lift the weights in various ways, the trainer will take note of the various things you’re doing – both voluntarily and involuntarily. For example, your hands may rest firmly and properly on...

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When Was Your Last Network Assessment?

January 11th, 2018 by admin

Here in Texas, we have a saying: The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket. As a business, you already know it's difficult to increase revenue. Not to mention how important it is to maximize the revenue already in your streams. But you might not realize how much...

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