Live video: a free way to reach new customers

May 31st, 2016
Live video: a free way to reach new customers

Having direct access to customers is a gold mine for SMBs and with the increasing popularity of live video services it’s just a matter of deciding what to broadcast. The strategies for live broadcasting are very different than pre-recorded video and it’s important to reevaluate how you’ll present company information in this medium.

Improve Chrome with these 6 extensions

May 30th, 2016
Improve Chrome with these 6 extensions

Well over half of all surveyed internet users utilize Google’s Chrome web browser, and it’s not difficult to see why. The ability to customize your browser via third party apps, extensions and more makes surfing the web a truly personalized experience.

Early adopters share iPad Pro feedback

May 27th, 2016
Early adopters share iPad Pro feedback

People love websites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and Angie’s List for a reason: feedback from real customers is invaluable when making a purchase decision. When it comes to Apple’s iPad Pro, you may’ve had some difficulty tracking down what actual users think about the tablet as it’s still a new technology.

Why Peter Pan’s cloud migration would thrive

May 26th, 2016
Why Peter Pan’s cloud migration would thrive

Think happy thoughts. Peter Pan knew the power of positive thinking more than any of us, which is why if he had a business today it would have likely been a great candidate for cloud technology. You see, half the battle when adapting new IT, whether it’s the cloud or managed services, is going in with the right attitude.

Aspects of virtualization: licenses

May 25th, 2016
Aspects of virtualization: licenses

Software developers make a profit by selling us the best product they can create. When selling pieces of their software in bulk they offer licensing packages to businesses so you don’t have to buy 100 copies of the same CD. Simple enough, right? Well, now that an increasing amount of services and tools are moving into the cloud it’s a lot harder to track how many licenses you’ll need and how much they’ll cost.

How business continuity plans can fail

May 20th, 2016
How business continuity plans can fail

Your service provider, who you have tasked with looking after your company’s IT, has kept your business up and running for the past 10 years. Usually, that kind of longevity in developing continuity plans has resulted to some providers overlooking or underestimating certain issues.

Why you should be excited about Android 6.0

May 19th, 2016
Why you should be excited about Android 6.0

If Google intended to build the hype for Android 6.0 by announcing its codename instead of the official one, then they did an excellent job. Promising “the sweetest, smartest Android version yet”, Google has fulfilled that promise with the Marshmallow update.

OpenNotes portal initiative gaining steam

May 18th, 2016
OpenNotes portal initiative gaining steam

A recent initiative to give healthcare patients access to the notes their doctor or clinician writes about their visit is continuing its meteoric rise across the country. OpenNotes began a few years ago by researching the benefits of allowing patients to have access to their doctor’s notes.

Are your site’s images hiding an attack?

May 17th, 2016
Are your site’s images hiding an attack?

As more and more content management services are released to aid SMBs in online marketing, security risks also increase. One such helper is the image processing service ImageMagick. And while it has proven useful to countless businesses, it is now something you should be concerned about from a security standpoint.

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

May 16th, 2016
A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

Privacy and security concerns can derail a lot of great software ideas — but Microsoft is determined not to let that happen to their browser-based Office Online services. Last week, the software giant announced that their cloud-based versions of Office would be available to be hosted locally, wooing over security skeptics.