A Brief Look at Virtual Assistants

A Brief Look at Virtual Assistants
There is no doubt that you have come across the virtual assistant (or voice assistant). Whether you have it on a smartphone or you use it via a digital speaker in your home, you have probably spent some time using some type of virtual assistant.  Today, virtual assistants are integrated into several products: phones, smart hubs, cars, and more. These virtual assistants, fueled by truckloads of data, can be quite useful for an individual, but what needs to...

Potential Issues Your Server Could Experience

Potential Issues Your Server Could Experience
Most businesses nowadays require a server in order to operate properly, but these critical pieces of infrastructure aren’t immune to issues. Here, we’ll go over a few common reasons you may experience a server crash. Age Frankly, the server might just be getting old. Server hardware tends to have a lifespan of somewhere between four-and-six, some companies replace it sooner, and some try to stretch it out for as long as they can. When the end of this time...

Voice over Internet Protocol is a Valuable Tool

Voice over Internet Protocol is a Valuable Tool
With the cost of doing business rising, it is no surprise that the decision makers at many organizations are looking to save a bit of money where they can. The cloud has proven to be a particularly popular way of doing so – especially through its replacement of traditional telephony with advanced communication methods, like hosted VoIP Let’s explore how hosted VoIP allows you to manage your investment into your communications without sacrificing the...

Windows 7 EOL is Not the End of the World

Windows 7 EOL is Not the End of the World
Windows 7 is only days away from being officially retired by Microsoft. The software company has done all it can to try to educate users about the end of the OS, which has its last support update on January 14, 2020, but won’t be getting any more. As of this writing there are still nearly 25 percent of computers running Windows 7. Let’s take a look at why it is imperative you upgrade or find a solution to get out from under the Windows 7 OS. The first thing you...

Holy Moly It’s 2020: 50 Years of Technology

Holy Moly It’s 2020: 50 Years of Technology
Today is the first day of the third decade of the 21st century. For some, it’s just another year, but for others it seems almost impossible we’ve reached this point without floating cars and manned missions to Jupiter. Fifty years ago, some of the technology that is used in the course of doing business was simply fiction or conjecture. We thought it would be neat to take a look at some of the technological changes made since 1970. Using our time machine, we want...

Could You Be Benefitting from Virtualization?

Could You Be Benefitting from Virtualization?
A big part of running a successful operation is knowing how to make the most of your resources, minimizing your operating costs while still generating optimal sources of revenue and other income. One way to do so is by making the most of the hardware you currently have – such as your servers. Let’s discuss how you can get more out of your existing servers via a process called virtualization. Virtualization in a Nutshell Virtualization is the use of something...