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5 Ways your business can benefit from dashboards

Data dashboards have become increasingly popular for businesses. These data visualization tools give you an overview of how your business is performing, and they cater to a wide variety of users, from marketing staff to project managers. Let’s take a look at how dashboards can support your business activities.

Understanding fileless malware

Though fileless malware has been around much longer, it only became a mainstream method of cyberattack in 2017. With fileless malware, cybercriminals are able to use legitimate tools and services, such as existing software, applications, and authorized protocols, to carry out malicious activities like unauthorized data retrieval or data damage.

Laptops vs. desktops: Which should your small business use?

When purchasing computers for your small business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is whether to get desktops or laptops. The choice ultimately depends on five factors, which we’ve outlined for you below.

Portability

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven most businesses to adopt remote work and hybrid work setups.

Keep callers on the line by using these VoIP features

February 11th, 2022 VoIP

Callers generally don’t like being put on hold for very long periods. But sometimes, your staff will have to put them on hold to verify their identity, find answers to their queries, or refer the call to a supervisor. One way to make sure callers do not feel abandoned while on hold is to use certain Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) features.

The advantages of a hybrid cloud setup

Each of the original types of cloud infrastructure — public and private — comes with their own sets of pros and cons. Fortunately for resource-strapped small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), they don’t need to conduct trial and error to see which one is best for them — they can simply reach a happy medium with the hybrid cloud.

Here’s why your SMB should consider business intelligence

For years, big companies have been harnessing the power of business intelligence (BI) to improve business performance. And for them, paying experts to analyze large data sets is no issue. It’s different with small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). SMBs also store large volumes of data, but many SMB owners are wary of spending too much on BI. Fortunately, there are plenty of budget-friendly BI tools and resources available for your SMB nowadays.

The dangers of password autofill

Modern web browsers and password managers come with a feature called password autofill. This helps users store and automatically use their account credentials to access websites and other applications. While password autofill is convenient, it comes with security risks.

Cutting IT hardware costs with thin and zero clients

If you want to cut costs on IT hardware, don’t settle for cheap but old or low-quality machines. They’ll offer subpar performance, which will hurt your team’s productivity. What’s worse, they’ll break down often, too, which means the money you initially saved will go to repairs and upgrades.

Microsoft Teams vs. Google Meet: Which should you pick?

January 21st, 2022 VoIP

If you’re looking for a way to connect your remote or hybrid team, you can’t go wrong with Microsoft Teams and Google Meet, two of the most popular digital communication platforms today. Each offers a robust set of features that make communication among colleagues, as well as with clients and business partners, easier and more efficient.

Microsoft 365 Groups connectors: What you need to know

If your business uses Microsoft 365 Groups, you know how useful this cross-application service can be. Groups allows users to choose people with whom they can share resources like Microsoft Outlook inbox or document library. But connectors further enhance this feature by enabling users to send information to anyone in the group right from a shared inbox.