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What Are the Differences Between Enterprise and Free VPNs?

What Are the Differences Between Enterprise and Free VPNs?

Even if virtual private networking is not a household term, it is, if nothing else, seemingly a pretty straightforward concept. However, there are certain complications that can make it a little difficult to understand for some users. Take, for example, the fact that there are two different types of VPNs. Let’s take a look at what makes them so different and which kind your business should prioritize.

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Your Business Can’t Sleep on Your Data Backup System

Your Business Can’t Sleep on Your Data Backup System

Whether we like it or not, there is a lot that can go wrong in business, much of which could prevent you from accessing your company’s data infrastructure. Let’s explore some of the different scenarios in which your business will be glad it has a data backup and disaster recovery solution in place.

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Want to Pay Less for Data Storage? Here’s How

Want to Pay Less for Data Storage? Here’s How

How much does your business spend annually on data storage and data warehousing? Considering the fact that we live in a society where immense amounts of data are stored and housed online, you might be surprised by how much you actually spend on this incredibly important aspect of running a business. In fact, we’re willing to bet that you’re spending too much.

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Tip of the Week: How to Zip or Unzip Files in Windows 10

Tip of the Week: How to Zip or Unzip Files in Windows 10

Have you ever tried to send large files, like video files, via a service like email? It simply does not work. For cases where you need to send multiple files or those that are larger, attaching them to a message is not going to cut it. In instances like this, you can compress files using the built-in tools found in Windows 10.

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Don’t Overcomplicate Your Business’ Technology Decisions

Don’t Overcomplicate Your Business’ Technology Decisions

The desire to implement new technology for your business is born from the desire to solve some sort of problem, such as issues with productivity or operational inefficiencies. The end result should be progress and forward momentum that allows you to improve your business, not over-complicate your infrastructure and bog it down with unnecessary technology.

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Don’t Let Break-Fix Technology Maintenance Hold Your Business Back

Don’t Let Break-Fix Technology Maintenance Hold Your Business Back

When you think about technology maintenance, how often do you tend to address issues with your infrastructure? Do you wait for something to go wrong before addressing it? If so, you are going about technology maintenance all wrong. When you take this break-fix approach to your IT infrastructure, you run the risk of serious complications that could result in expensive downtime and costly repairs.

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Tip of the Week: Google Workspace Shortcuts

Tip of the Week: Google Workspace Shortcuts

Google Workspace, the solution formerly known as G Suite, is an extremely popular productivity suite in the business world. Just like other productivity solutions and tools, there are plenty of keyboard shortcuts that you can leverage for maximum efficiency. Let’s take a look at some of these shortcuts that you can use for Google Workspace.

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Making Some Sense of Cloud Management

Making Some Sense of Cloud Management

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to cloud computing… a lot more than many people might anticipate. Let’s hash out what is really required when it comes to properly managing your cloud resources.

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Millions of Internet of Things Devices at Risk Due to Vulnerability

Millions of Internet of Things Devices at Risk Due to Vulnerability

The Internet of Things, a collective term for the countless connected devices out there that have traditionally not been connected to the Internet, is a vast and dangerous territory for businesses to cover, perhaps now more than ever before. Unfortunately, this massive group of connected devices also tends to make itself a target for hackers who want to leverage these devices to their advantage. A recent hack shows just how much hackers can stand to gain from infiltrating these connected devices.

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Tech Term: Firewall

Tech Term: Firewall

Chances are, you’ve at least heard the term firewall before. A fairly recent term, it was first used as a computing term in the 1983 movie WarGames before it was ever introduced into mainstream computing. Thanks Matthew Broderick! Since then, the term has expanded and grown to include a variety of approaches. Let’s dig into what a firewall does, as far as each of the various types are concerned.

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Nasty Vulnerability Found in Microsoft Azure’s Managed Database Service

Nasty Vulnerability Found in Microsoft Azure’s Managed Database Service

Some vulnerabilities can fly under the radar for quite some time, some for months or even years. This is the case with a recently discovered Microsoft Azure database vulnerability. The exploit, discovered by cloud security provider Wiz, is found in Cosmos DB, Microsoft Azure’s managed database service, and it’s a real nasty one at that. Let’s dive into the details and see what we can learn from the incident.

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Strong New Options Make Video Conferencing an Essential Tool

Strong New Options Make Video Conferencing an Essential Tool

The telephone may have once been the dominant form of communication for the office, but video conferencing has quickly overtaken it and become one of, if not the most popular ways for remote and hybrid workplaces to communicate. We think there is a certain value in looking at the many opportunities businesses have to improve their video conferencing solution, so let’s dive into some of the best features you should look for!

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Is the Android Experience on WIndows 11 Really Going to Work?

Is the Android Experience on WIndows 11 Really Going to Work?

Android applications will be available on Windows 11, a concept that many users are looking forward to. However, there are quite a few terms and conditions that apply. How will this integration work, and can you expect it to be as neat as it sounds? Maybe… or maybe not. Let’s take a look.

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How Microsoft is Preparing You for a Passwordless Experience

How Microsoft is Preparing You for a Passwordless Experience

The password has long been the first line of defense against security threats, but what would you say if we told you that the password could disappear entirely from your Microsoft account? Well, get ready, because boy do we have news for you. Let’s take a look at what it means to go “passwordless” and what it could mean for your account’s security.

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3 Easy Ways to Prepare for a Lost or Stolen Device

3 Easy Ways to Prepare for a Lost or Stolen Device

With so many employees still working remotely, it’s easy to see how lost or stolen devices can create problems for your business. Therefore, like any security issue, it is critical to take it seriously before it happens rather than react to it as it occurs. Here are four preventative measures you can take today to decrease the odds of a lost or stolen device becoming a major problem for your business.

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Here Are Some Types of Software Your Business Could Find Useful

Here Are Some Types of Software Your Business Could Find Useful

Businesses use software throughout their day-to-day operations, but you might have different needs from, let’s say, the small business down the block from you. Even though all businesses have different necessities in terms of software, there are some solutions that are universally helpful for just about any company looking to improve their operations. Let’s take a look at some of them.

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Windows 8.1 Is Next Up to Be Retired

Windows 8.1 Is Next Up to Be Retired

With the news that Windows 11 will be released sometime this year, many users are looking to implement new hardware that supports it. However, we want you users of Windows 8.1 to know that we have not forgotten about you; with Windows 8.1’s end-of-life event in 2023 creeping up, we thought we’d focus a bit on how your company can start taking steps to move away from this operating system before it’s too late.

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75% of Businesses Waste Just As Much Time on False Positive Security Threats, Study Finds

75% of Businesses Waste Just As Much Time on False Positive Security Threats, Study Finds

It’s good to go about your business with an abundance of caution, but sometimes this abundance of caution can lead people to see threats where they simply do not exist. In cybersecurity, this is actually quite easy to see happening, as cybersecurity is such a multi-faceted topic. But how much do these false-positive security reports wind up costing organizations?

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3 Tips to Help You Secure Your Email Server

3 Tips to Help You Secure Your Email Server

Email is a crucial part of any modern business, but it’s not always the most fun topic to cover. It’s more of a necessity than something super exciting, like machine learning or automation. Still, this does not make it any less important, so why don’t we discuss some of the ways you can make sure your organization’s email server is as secure as possible?

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This One Easy Trick Can Secure Your Computer (Sort Of)

This One Easy Trick Can Secure Your Computer (Sort Of)

When it comes to network security, there are a lot of complex solutions that solve multi-faceted issues, some so mind-boggling in scope that it is simply overwhelming. Then there are the small-scale solutions that you can implement on a day-to-day basis that can make significant changes over time. Locking your computer is one of these tactics, and it should not be overlooked in your security strategy.

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