Google is Introducing Verified Business SMS to Android

Google is Introducing Verified Business SMS to Android
How often do you find a message in your SMS inbox that has clearly come from a business, but you almost have to wonder, simply because the incoming number seems to be randomized? Google has taken notice of this challenge, and so has rolled out a means for businesses to confirm that they are in fact the ones sending a particular message.  If you are currently using text messaging via the Android platform’s Messages application as a way to communicate, taking...

Tip of the Week: Useful OneDrive Features

Tip of the Week: Useful OneDrive Features
Microsoft has a well-developed reputation for creating software that enables users to achieve their work objectives, especially in the business setting. Here, we’re diving into a few capabilities of one such software title, OneDrive, to review some of the features that a user might want to take advantage of. If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft OneDrive, you should know that it is a cloud storage platform that is known for its utility to a business of any size....

Vendor Management Saves You Time and Money

Vendor Management Saves You Time and Money
The small businesses that rely on technology typically logs a lot of phone time with technology vendors. Decision makers that may not know more than the average person about IT can be left making important technology decisions when they think they are just making financial decisions. Today, we’re going to explain how they are different and what your next step is.  For the SMB, investment in IT fuels growth in productivity. That demand is exactly why there are...

Privacy Laws Are Changing Compliance

Privacy Laws Are Changing Compliance
Most companies have some sort of regulation they need to stay compliant to, and 2020 seems to be a landmark year. This year, companies have to deal with end-of-life upgrades, the development of new privacy laws, as well as the existing regulatory landscape. Let’s take a look at why compliance is important and what to expect in the year ahead. Before we get into regulatory compliance, we should mention that compliance with company-wide regulations (that presumably...

How to Tell When Your Technology Needs Upgrading

How to Tell When Your Technology Needs Upgrading
The curious thing about information technology is that, while it improves as any other technology would, the environment can accelerate the various changes made to it at various rates. As a result, knowing when your business needs to upgrade its technology isn’t always so cut-and-dry. To help, we’re sharing a few clear indicators that hint that the time has come. Your IT Team is Always Busy Or, more specifically, they are always scrambling to fix problems as they...

Taking a Look at the Current Cybercrime Statistics

Taking a Look at the Current Cybercrime Statistics
Organizational cybersecurity has to be a priority for every business. These days, companies are getting hacked left and right and being exposed to some of the very worst malware ever created. Today, we will take a look at some cybercrime statistics that will put in perspective just how damaging cybercrime is. Ransomware Attacks Ransomware is the kind of malware attack where the malware locks down files or whole computing systems while the perpetrators demand...

Promoting Profits: Collaboration

Promoting Profits: Collaboration
With most businesses looking to control costs, their decision makers need to find innovative new ways to do business. One way that many firms can increase productivity without raising costs is to promote a culture of collaboration. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the useful technology that businesses can leverage to improve their output. Of course, a small amount of collaboration is necessary for a business to run. Different departments control different...

Defining Shadow IT and Its Risks

Defining Shadow IT and Its Risks
IT administrators are pretty particular about what software is used on the networks that they manage. This is not because we have any vested interest in the software itself, it’s because of the inherent reliability of the software they manage. They’ve tested it, they manage it, they know it. When an organization starts dealing with employee-downloaded software–especially if there is no procedure in place to report additions to IT–they can quickly lose...

Tip of the Week: Simple Practices to Secure Your Wi-Fi

Tip of the Week: Simple Practices to Secure Your Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi has swiftly become one of those amenities that we just expect to have, including in the workplace. While it does make work around the office more convenient, it should not be at the cost of your security. To help prevent this, we’re reviewing a few key Wi-Fi security considerations to keep in mind. Don’t Rely On It For Your Security Regardless of how secure your network purports to be, it doesn’t hurt to continue subscribing to best practices when it comes...

Is HealthCare IT Improving? In a Word: Absolutely

Is HealthCare IT Improving? In a Word: Absolutely
Improvements in technology have allowed us to come a long way since the days of our ancestors, which is made exceptionally clear by our developments in the realm of healthcare. There are so many ways that healthcare providers can use information technology to their advantage, so we’ll cover a select few here. Technologies That Help Improve Medical Care Electronic Medical Records The typical person will pretty rapidly build up a pretty considerable medical file,...