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VoIP’s hold-message options are easy

A common refrain heard by installers of traditional PBX phone systems and over-the-internet VoIP systems is “Wait, before you go, what’s best for on-hold music and messages, and how do I set those up?” Usually it’s an easy process for both types of phone systems, but with VoIP solutions it’s typically easier and provides greater […]

The coolest Chrome feature no one knows about

Everything is wirelessly connected nowadays. If you can purchase a refrigerator that sends you a message when your vegetables are going bad, why can’t you stream the audio and video of your phone or desktop to your TV? It turns out you can, and Google just made it a whole lot easier. Let’s take a […]

How to avoid your own Delta IT disaster

Earlier this year, thousands of Delta passengers worldwide were grounded due to a power outage that halted critical IT operations. This was a huge problem not only for the many delayed travelers, but also for the airline company itself. Within three days, the airline company cancelled around 2300 flights and paid over millions of dollars […]

Master your next Powerpoint presentation

Back in the prehistoric ages, Neanderthals resorted to cave drawings to tell bedtime stories or to announce marriages. Microsoft PowerPoint is the modern-day equivalent of cave art; the objective remains unchanged, but its efficiency can be questionable. That’s because there are so many bells and whistles that can easily distract the audience from the speaker. […]

Ready, set, update: iOS 10 release scheduled

Apple loves dramatic product reveals, and unfortunately that often means long wait times for new devices and software. Consumers have had plenty of opportunities to read about how great iOS 10 is, albeit with no official release date to accompany it. However, after putting another Apple keynote in the books, we finally have our answer. […]

New security patches for VMware machines

While virtualization still has a host of security advantages over its localized counterparts, it isn’t exempt from the attention of cyber attackers. Most recently, one of the industry’s leading software vendors, VMware, was forced to release a patch for a critical vulnerability that allowed underprivileged users to attain access to administrative rights. Let’s delve deeper […]

Google’s cloud services are no longer beta

In an age where we sometimes move faster than the speed of light, patience is a quality not many possess. Like children who keep asking “Are we there yet?” or “When can I have another cookie?”, those who don’t learn to wait are denied the harvest of sweeter fruits. The 21st-century equivalent is Google’s cloud […]

New heights in data compliance penalties

The tech industry is littered with buzzwords: overused jargon generally meant to inspire feelings of hope and accomplishment. Not all have positive connotations however, and data compliance is one of those spooky buzzwords that many small- and medium-sized businesses have scant specific knowledge about. What better way to gain a clearer understanding of the consequences […]

Benefits of using Skype for Business

For businesses, it’s never enough to rely on just one asset to succeed, especially when there are better options out there to explore. This is where Skype for Business comes in. Skype for Business is more tailor-made for companies, and it’s hard to deny the many corporate benefits it brings to the table. Let’s examine […]