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Which web browser is best for you?

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The web browser battle has been raging for decades. The feud between Internet Explorer and Netscape has long since passed, and now we’re dealing with a much larger field of competition. Today, there are at least four browsers vying for domination, and we’ve broken down each one by its pros and cons. Google Chrome By […]

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4 ways IoT will change the game

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From smart thermostats to wearable devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) has reinvented the ways both businesses and individuals connect. Many IT experts have even labeled IoT as a “game changer,” and while we’re usually skeptical of this term when it comes to new technology, IoT devices can open up your business to a multitude […]

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Will Android apps fit in laptops?

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Yes, thanks to the new Chromebooks that will be launched in 2017. Users of the older versions of Chromebook don’t need to worry. Android apps will be repurposed for a bigger platform, and their old-model devices will get a taste of Android apps, too. With their entry into laptops, the world’s leading mobile operating system […]

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Switch up marketing tactics with IG stories

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Behind the application is the business, and behind the business is the need to drive revenue. With Stories, Instagram aims to capitalize on their platform and the enormous consumer reach it has — an impressive following of over 600 million monthly active users. Teaming up with global advertising giants, IG is now dipping its toes […]

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Hyperconvergence improves virtualization

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Don’t worry, we’ll keep this one simple. Virtualization is confusing enough, and hyperconvergence is one of the newest solutions within the field, making it even harder to grasp. The quick and easy summary is this: Hypconvergence is about virtualizing the hardware and software components required to deploy and manage databases and virtualized desktop infrastructures. Not […]

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Office 2013 nears end-of-life date

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Microsoft announced that it will no longer offer new features for Office 2013 by the end of the month. So if companies want continued support from Microsoft, they’ll have to upgrade to the new version, and they’ll have to do it soon. Here’s a quick rundown about the tech giant’s announcement and what it could […]

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5 ways to successfully move UC to the cloud

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If moving unified communications to the cloud is such a practical and inexpensive communications solution, why hasn’t everyone done it yet? A cloud-based unified communications (UC) means user flexibility, reduced technical support, and cost-savings on communication systems. Still, plenty remain unmoved. If you’ve considered moving your UC to the cloud but are not sure of […]

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Why patches are failing to secure Windows 7

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Kicking off the three-year countdown to end extended user support, Microsoft is bringing an end to the Windows 7 era — and for good reason. Because it’s so outdated, security patches are no longer able to keep it safe. Without a solid operating system, not only will users work at sluggish speeds, but they’ll also […]

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HIPAA in 2017: 3 crucial considerations

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When talking about IT within the healthcare industry, it’s pretty difficult for conversations to stray too far from HIPAA compliance. And as the number of audits and penalties continue to increase, those conversations only become more prevalent. As small- and medium-sized businesses review their policies at the beginning of a new year, let’s cover some […]

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Chrome and Safari: hackers’ newest tools

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Filling out web forms often seems like an unbearably monotonous obstacle that gets in the way of online shopping, booking a plane ticket, and doing other types of online registration. With many of today’s transactions done online, people have become accustomed to relying on their browsers’ autofill function to save time. But being able to […]

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