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Define: Net Neutrality

Define: Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is one of the biggest tech-related issues currently making its way through the American Government. In mid-November President Obama made his stance on the issue known, while also introducing a plan for it and thereby bringing the subject to worldwide attention.

Microsoft asking to audit licenses

Microsoft asking to audit licenses

While there are many IT expenses business owners need to worry about, one of the biggest is usually software. In order to remain compliant and avoid potential legal disputes, businesses often invest heavily in software. If you have Microsoft software licenses, you may receive an email from the company asking you to audit these licenses.

New Windows Server bug discovered

New Windows Server bug discovered

The discovery of the Heartbleed bug earlier this year was thought to be the biggest security issue of the year. While it has largely been dealt with, Microsoft has recently announced a similar and equally large potential threat. While details are fairly scarce, and there is a fix to avoid this issue, it is a threat all businesses with Windows Servers should be aware of.

New Outlook for Mac launched

New Outlook for Mac launched

An increasingly large number of businesses are integrating Office 365 and Macs into their offices. One issue with this however is that Office for Mac usually lags behind, version wise, when it comes to Office. This is starting to change though, as Microsoft has recently introduced a new version of Outlook for Mac and a roadmap as to when we will see new versions of other Office for Mac programs introduced.

CryptoWall – the next security threat

CryptoWall – the next security threat

Last year saw a number of highly publicized security threats that many companies struggled to deal with. One of those was some nasty malware called Cryptolocker, which held your files for ransom. While this has now largely been dealt with, news is surfacing of a second version – called CryptoWall – that has begun to infect users.

Picking the best phone system

Picking the best phone system

Businesses in different industries often have unique needs when it comes to the technical systems they integrate. One system however is universal in that every business needs it: The phone system. If your business is looking for a new communications set-up you will quickly find a wealth of options out there.

3 IT areas to invest in

3 IT areas to invest in

Any business owner knows that technology is constantly evolving. It really feels as if a new system or device is being introduced on a daily basis. This fast-paced development has subsequently forced IT teams to also move quickly to keep up. IT can now be divided into three main areas, all of which businesses should be investing in.

Gamification for small business

Gamification for small business

Businesses who are looking to increase or encourage customer and employee interaction, while simultaneously boosting the quality and amount of data collected, have a number of options at their disposal. One of the increasingly popular choices is called gamification.

5 questions to ask about OWA

5 questions to ask about OWA

Office 365 for businesses offers a wide variety of plans with different options. Some include full versions of Office 2013, while others have just browser-based Office Web Apps (OWA). When looking for an Office 365 plan, it can be confusing as to whether OWA will be enough, or whether you will need the full version of Office 2013. To help you decide, here are five questions you can ask yourself.

5 Online security tips

5 Online security tips

Any business with Internet-based systems should be taking the appropriate steps to ensure that their activities and information are secure from the ever-expanding number of online threats. This can be tough, especially for businesses who operate almost exclusively online.