Top Remote Working Tools to Keep You Productive Even From Home

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Working remotely has gone from a novelty to a way of life for tens of millions of people in the United States. While this has brought a learning curve, it has also opened up the world of business, giving you new freedoms you may not have ever discovered before the current situation. With that said, it can still be a wild wilderness when it comes to finding the right technology, tools, and applications to help you get your job done. But that is why we’re here to help. There are some genuinely great programs out there, here are some of our favorite universally used remote working tools. (more…)

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How to Prevent a Printer Hack at your Small Business

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A printer hack. You might stop, consider the phrase, and laugh. Why would someone hack a printer? Well, there are plenty of reasons, and none of them are laughing matters. More and more devices in your small business now connect to the Internet or, at the very least, your office network. Known as the Internet of Things (IoT), devices that can connect to the Internet range from your printer to smart light bulbs, smart thermostats, even that smart coffee maker you’ve had your eye on for some time. These devices have minimal network capabilities, but there is an invisible network line running from it to your computer, the router, and everything else. This means if someone finds a way to hack a device, such as a printer, they can rather easily move into your network, onto your computers, and through local storage drives. (more…)

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Top Zoom Meeting Best Practices: IT, Security and More

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With more and more businesses moving to a distance-based online platform, Zoom meetings have become increasingly popular. During the early days of the pandemic when business owners and employees were looking for quick and effective ways to communicate with one another, Zoom became a go-to application for this. While it did prove helpful, most business owners learned as they went along. The problem with learning any kind of Internet-based application as you go is you expose yourself and your employees to potential external threats. You also may not run your Zoom meeting as effectively and efficiently as possible. When it comes to Zoom meeting best practices, here is what you need to know and how you can improve your user experience. (more…)

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What are the Real Causes of IT Downtime?

Downtime. Is there a worse word to hear when running a business? It means things come to a halt, and nothing is moving forward. As is the case with any other downtime, IT downtime is something you want to avoid. It can bring your entire network, website, and everything else associated with an Internet connection to a crashing stop. And when this happens, it means no online sales, website visitors won’t be able to reach you, and even in-person sales may be blocked if you can’t access the Internet for credit card readers. Essentially it is a complete nightmare. To avoid such an issue, you need to know what causes IT downtime. (more…)

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Top Benefits of VoIP for Small Business Owners

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In recent months you’ve likely moved a considerable amount of your daily operations from a physical location to Internet-based platforms. There may have been growing pains, but in the end, these shifts will help expedite your growth potential and prepare yourself for the future (and any potential quarantines that may come with the ever-changing world).

One service you may be considering is VoIP. Short for Voice over Internet Protocol, this is an Internet-based telephone service. It functions in many ways like your traditional landline. Only it works through the Internet connection and not a telephone connection. And yet, despite the similarities, VoIP offers a number of benefits for your small business you won’t receive if using a traditional landline. Here are several of the top benefits you can expect.

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