If you’re still using Windows 7, your PC just became a target. Windows 7 extended support ends as of January 14, 2020, which means that Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, or security patches.
It’s no secret that cybercrime and data breaches are on the rise. As technology continues to evolve and more and more people plug into the digital world, the number of cyber attacks is increasing, and the need for antivirus software is greater than ever.
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 2000s, 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.