Control Your Cloud Computing Costs for Better ROI

Cloud computing enables the remote work we relied on in 2020 and so much more. No wonder a majority of businesses have at least some data in the cloud. But you don't also want to be among the bulk of businesses that are overpaying for their cloud services. Gartner analysts estimate as much as 70% of cloud computing spend is wasted. Find better retu...
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Windows 11 Is Coming: Should You Upgrade?

Microsoft's next version of Windows is being rolled out this year, and businesses are now wondering if the upgrade is right for their needs. This article looks at the changes and helps you weigh up your options. Windows 11 simplifies Microsoft's operating system and user interface. The new release is still only at the preview stage, but we know the...
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Pushing Send? Know that Email Is Not Secure

We send an estimated 306 billion emails every day globally, personal and professional. Still, it's not secure. Any private data, proprietary information or sensitive documents sent are at risk. Sending an email is convenient and quick, but when it comes to confidential data, you're better off choosing another method of delivery, one that doesn't ha...
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Avoid Having Your Emails Flagged As Spam

The Monty Python "Spam" sketch makes us laugh, but business emails filtered as spam do not. Your business wants to reach its prospects and customers. This article shares tips to help you ensure customers get your messages. Mail or internet service providers (ISPs) use algorithms, custom configurations, and/or machine learning to filter emails, and ...
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What Does “Right to Repair” Mean, and Why Does It Matter?

You may not think of yourself as "handy," so the thought may not even have crossed your mind to take apart your cell phone or laptop to try and repair it. But did you know that in certain cases it might be illegal for you to even try? There is a debate raging over "right to repair." The right to repair issue crosses many products. Car enthusiasts h...
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Choosing the Right Computer Monitor

Your hardware, software, and internet connection shape your computing experience. The last essential piece of the puzzle? The monitor you use. The first thing you need to consider is what you'll be using the monitor for most. Gamers will have different requirements than those professionals or families viewing photos. Once you've determined monitor ...
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A Good Internal IT Person Is Hard to Find

Technology is everywhere, yet we don't always understand it. When things go wrong or get challenging, we turn to IT Services for help, but it's becoming difficult for businesses to hire internal IT support staff. Here's why and what to do about it.  The IT talent shortage has been an issue for more than a decade. A majority (56%) of leaders gl...
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Quick Tip No. 71

 Use the space bar to scroll down on any webpage. You can even hold the shift key and the space bar at the same time to scroll up.
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Quick Tip No. 70

 Need to view a webpage with a cleared cache, simply click control, shift and R at the same time, and refresh the page.
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Quick Tip No. 69

 Speed up your PC by eliminating unnecessary programs running on startup, press Windows key + R, then type "misconfig". Select the Startup tab from the window that pops up, and you will be able to turn off any programs!
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Quick Tip No. 68

Select a word you want to highlight quickly, without dragging the mouse, by double-clicking on it. Highlight a whole paragraph by triple-clicking on it. (Bet you didn't know that one!) Select a word you want to highlight quickly, without dragging the mouse, by double-clicking on it. Highlight a whole paragraph by triple-clicking on it. (Bet yo...
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Quick Tip No. 67

 To go straight to desktop just hit WIN+D the WIN button is the one with the wavy Windows flag icon on a Windows PC!
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Signs You Aren’t Budgeting Enough for IT

Generally, we like to make the argument that nothing about your small business is too small. We do say it a lot in relation to cybersecurity — no size of business is immune. Yet, there is the chance your IT budget is too small. Consider these indicators that you might need to invest more in your IT. Every business wants to be cost-conscious. Saving...
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ZTNA Is Possible for Small Businesses

When you see the letters ZTNA, you may not immediately think cybersecurity, but you should, as those letters stand for zero-trust network access. This article explains what ZTNA is and why it is advisable for securing remote access. Globally, work environments are re-opening to employees. Yet remote work is here to stay. The consulting firm McKinse...
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Why Invest in an IT Overhaul

Holding on to outdated software and legacy hardware can cause real problems for your business. Plus, you miss out on the advantages that come with having the latest technology available to do your job well. With the rapid pace of change in IT, your loyalty to legacy systems could be misplaced. Consider this ebook's: Signs your business needs an IT ...
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Quick Tip No. 66

Do you ever try to highlight a long URL from the browser address bar to copy or delete it? Why bother? Instead just hit F6 and the URL will automatically highlight. Nice one!
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Quick Tip No. 65

 Turn off unwanted distractions in Teams by enabling do not disturb mode. Just click your profile icon in Teams to set your status.
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Quick Tip No. 64

 If you want to delete your browsing history quickly? Try hitting CTRL+Shift+DEL to go straight to the browsing data menu
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Beware These Social Media Scams

Huntington Volvo? Rowe Subaru? What will your hilarious quiz results be when you enter your fourth-grade teacher's name and first model of car? You may think it's silly entertainment … until it isn't. Many fun social media questionnaires are set up by hackers to steal your identity. It seems like a harmless collection of random facts from...
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Everyone Plays a Role in Cybersecurity

Hollywood would have us believe that cyberattacks are elaborately planned and use expensive, sophisticated tools developed by James Bond's tech guru, Q. Yet in real life, most hacks are nothing like that. Cybercriminals often simply fool a human to gain access. Phishing remains a primary way to attack. A scammer sends an email that looks legitimate...
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