The rise of VoIP phishing: Why scammers do it

Thanks to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, business communication has vastly improved and is now more cost-efficient. Using a variety of VoIP platforms, businesses and individual users can easily make calls and conduct video conferences. But cybercriminals continue to explore ways to hack into systems — even via VoIP. VoIP makes it easy to […]

Workplace Analytics makes your team more productive

Microsoft’s Office 365 Workplace Analytics gives teams a better perspective and control over their members’ productivity. Using the data gathered by the tool, managers can create effective strategies to improve employee engagement and output. How does Workplace Analytics work? A paid add-on to Office 365 enterprise plans, Workplace Analytics extracts behavioral insights from data gathered […]

Easy steps to make Google Chrome faster

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world with over two billion installs, one billion users, and 53% share of the market. Its speed is one of its most notable advantages over other existing browsers, which is why it’s preferred by most users. But even the fastest browser can have issues from […]

Why a technology business review is vital

Identifying opportunities in all areas of business is vital for growth. However, one area that’s often overlooked is technology. Although it’s tempting to adopt an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude with IT, conducting regular technology business reviews is necessary if you want to achieve your business goals. A technology business review reveals […]

FAQs about bloatware and how to remove them

Ever powered up a brand new laptop straight out of the box and realized that there are already a ton of apps installed that you know you’ll never use? That’s bloatware, and it’s a regular occurrence when purchasing new computers. Superfish In mid-2014, Lenovo users noticed that something was awry with their web browsers: banner […]

Top Tips For Scaling Security For Your Small Business

Put a greater emphasis on passwords. As businesses grow and adopt more technologies, such as cloud-based apps and mobile apps, they also have to deal with more passwords. The more passwords employees have to remember, the less likely they are to have strong passwords and the more likely they are to use the same password for everything.

7 Things To Do So You Don’t Get Hacked

Verify the URL is safe. Many browsers have a little padlock in the URL bar. If the padlock is closed, the URL is safe. If it’s open, you may want to avoid the site.
Verify the URL is accurate. Many scammers register fake websites using misspelled URLs or extra numbers to look like the real deal.

Shiny New Gadget Of The Month: M&R Digital Counting Coin Bank

Many of us still keep a coin jar to toss our spare change into. Even with the growing popularity of apps like Apple Pay and Google Pay, coins remain a big part of our lives. Of course, when you’re tossing coins into a jar at the end of the day, you have no idea how much you’ve collected until you count it or take it to a Coinstar.

3 Reasons Why Recessions Are Awesome For Great Companies

It may be jarring to read the words “recession” and “awesome” in the same sentence. Recessions are bad for most people. I will not make light of how horrible recessions are for the vast majority of companies and their employees, (as well as for not-for-profit organizations and governments).

For most companies, recessions mean increased stress at work, stalled career progression or even layoffs, uncertainty, increased board and pressure, increased financial strain and a feeling of looming danger in the pit of your stomach, which is no fun to wake up to every day!

But for great companies, recessions can be awesome.

Tom Recommends: Digital Inheritance

Think about your digital presence. Bank and retirement accounts, home mortgages, family photos and videos, smart home accounts, email, and social media are just some of the many examples that make up our digital footprint. In the event of your death or the death of a close family member, family and loved ones may need prompt access to those accounts or data.