Internet Explorer (IE) is Microsoft’s classic web browser, originally released way back in 1995. For years, the terms Internet Explorer and web browser were essentially one and the same. IE came installed by default on every Windows computer, so nearly everyone with a PC used it. In the early 2000’s, IE held about 95% of the market share.
Even in the age of email, messaging, and live chat, every small business needs a reliable phone system. Unfortunately, traditional business phone systems can be an expensive undertaking that many small businesses can’t afford. Consequently, many businesses are switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology as an alternative to traditional phone lines.
More than 120 billion business emails are sent and received every day. Email remains one of the most important tools your business has to communicate with your customers. So you want to make sure you have a reliable email service with a professional email address. There are a ton of options out there for business email. You’ve probably heard a lot of terms like POP3, IMAP, Exchange, webmail, and more. We’ll help you sort through the technical jargon to understand your choices and figure out what type of email is best for your business.
Your business files are the gears that keep your organization moving. In order for your business to run smoothly, you need easy and organized access to all of your files, whenever and wherever you require. That’s why so many businesses are looking toward cloud storage solutions.
If you previously thought the only advantage to installing the latest edition of your office software was to give the employees “something new and shiny to play with,” you couldn’t be more wrong. Upgrading employee software can easily lead to enhanced network security, an increase in productivity, improvement of morale, and lower costs.
Most of us know the value of keeping our software updated. This includes having the latest virus definitions installed and our operating systems and programs patched against the latest bugs. It’s really just standard practice to update these things.
Mobile apps have made the lives of employees everywhere infinitely better, and more efficient, as enterprises lean towards virtual offices and establish BYOD policies. Apps designed for the business sector or that improve productivity have steadily risen over the last couple of years. The disadvantage to relying on these helpful apps to get work done lies in their inherent vulnerability to security threats such as malware.
Keeping employees productive means no wasted resources. It means a more efficient work place where deadlines are met. Better productivity doesn’t only benefit the CEOs and their bottom line, either; it’s also good for the employees. Feeling a sense of accomplishment and feeling productive can help foster better work ethic and a positive self-image.
The buzz surrounding Microsoft’s Windows 10 shouldn’t be anything new to those considering the newest upgrade. You’ve either been pressured by the little box on the bottom right of your screen to make the switch, or you can’t escape the office debates, but no matter how you look at it, upgrading to Windows 10 is a big deal.
Windows Server 2003 will take a bow and head off into obscurity on July 14, 2015. It’s hard to believe that it’s really been 12 years since its release. Beloved by system admins around the world, Windows Server 2003 arrived on the scene amid the first sightings of camera phones, the introduction of Apple iTunes and the first Microsoft Xbox that revolutionized online gaming. Since then we’ve seen the advent of multi-core processors and the growing popularity of virtualization, yet many businesses are still not taking advantage of the latest technology. While mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 ended in 2010, Windows Server 2003 accounted for 39% of the Windows Server installations worldwide as of July 2014, according to an article published by Redmond Magazine last September. So are your business and tech systems ready when the support ends?