Why is it important to have a business continuity plan?

September 15th, 2021

Many small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners fail to prepare for major crises like flood and ransomware attacks. Disaster events can cause downtime, which can result in lost revenue and lower profits. In addition, SMBs that fail to recover quickly from disruption face the risk of losing their customers to their competitors. To prevent this […]

Think your password is secure? Think again

September 10th, 2021

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe, including using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]

Why call recording is advantageous for businesses

September 3rd, 2021

It’s almost impossible for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today to function without Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). And as an SMB owner, you should explore ways to maximize your VoIP system’s features. For starters, you can use its call recording function to enhance your customer service quality. In turn, you can reap the following […]

Simplify note-taking with OneNote

September 1st, 2021

OneNote, the hidden gem of Microsoft Office, has your digital note-taking needs covered. This software is essentially a digital notebook that allows you to organize or visualize your ideas using text, video, audio, and other multimedia sources. Here’s how you can get the most out of this powerful app. Organize your digital notebook While both […]

Easy tips to design an effective website

August 27th, 2021

In a recent survey by Vistaprint, 42% of the 1,800 participants said that it was “very unlikely” for them to purchase from “ugly” websites. That’s not so surprising, given that there are plenty of visually appealing and user-friendly competitors’ websites that they can visit instead. If your business website fails to make a critical good […]

Consider these points when purchasing antivirus software

August 23rd, 2021

If you think cybersecurity protection is only for large enterprises, think again. More and more cybercriminals are targeting small- and mid-sized businesses because of their lack of proper cybersecurity solutions. Viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware are also becoming more dangerous. This is why using antivirus software is more important than ever. If you’re […]

The dangers of TDoS to your VoIP systems

August 13th, 2021

Most businesses are familiar with denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, or attacks that cripple an IT network, system, or machine to deny access to intended users. Not many businesses know, however, that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems can be a DoS attack target too. If you have security measures in place against regular DoS attacks but […]

Sharing calendars with Microsoft 365 is easy

August 11th, 2021

If you want to keep everyone updated on each other’s assignments or improve your team’s productivity, sharing your calendar on Microsoft 365 is a must. In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can sync your schedules on different versions of Outlook. Outlook on the web If you have Microsoft 365 or another […]

5 Business continuity errors to avoid

August 6th, 2021

Business continuity plans (BCPs) are designed to protect an organization’s critical data in case of a crisis. But there is more to BCPs than securing data; it also entails making sure employees are safe during a disruption. If you want an infallible business continuity plan, cover every base and avoid the following mistakes. Mistake 1: […]

Security best practices for BYOD policies

July 30th, 2021

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies give employees the flexibility to use devices they are comfortable with while allowing businesses to reduce hardware spending. However, BYOD also carries plenty of security risks. Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices wherever they go. This means there’s a higher chance of devices, […]