Hybrid clouds give flexibility to SMBs

Hybrid clouds give flexibility to SMBs

Most people will tell you that clouds can be only be found in the sky. But in the IT world, clouds are more grounded: the latest of which are a combination of private clouds and public clouds, appropriately dubbed “hybrid clouds.” This innovation allows SMBs to have the best of both cloud worlds while minimizing IT expenses, optimizing scalability, and improving security.

WordPress 4.5.3 patches security vulnerabilities

WordPress 4.5.3 patches security vulnerabilities

WordPress is an amazing open source platform that is favored by individuals and business users worldwide due to its ease of use, simplicity and flexibility. However, given that it is the most widely used content management system, it is also the most vulnerable platform out there.

Microsoft Office 365 ravaged by ransomware

Microsoft Office 365 ravaged by ransomware

The Internet is a powerful platform that brings people together on a global level while giving them access to a wealth of information anytime they please. With the good, comes the bad – some utilize their skills in committing cyber crimes from the comfort of their own homes.

Why your company needs to be on Instagram

Why your company needs to be on Instagram

It’s astounding how celebrities manage to amass millions of followers and gain thousands of likes for posting a photo of their shadow. Companies of all sizes would go crazy for that kind of exposure, but rarely do their wishes get granted. But not all hope is lost, start small and take baby steps with the help of Instagram’s recently-announced tools that help make the process of establishing your company’s presence an easier one:

Business profile pages

Previously, it was hard for Instagram users to distinguish an account belonging to a business from one that is dedicated to cats, but with the Business Profile feature, that’s a problem of the past.

10 ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

10 ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

Much like unpredictable thunderstorms, internet problems relentlessly plague those wishing to get some work done or catch up on the latest movies. Instead of waiting for divine intervention, take it upon yourself to get rid of sluggish connections. Not only do these ten tips reduce frustration but they also help you speed up your Wi-Fi:

Router centralization and elevation

For optimal signal strength it is best to place the router in the middle of the room, away from other electronics without any doors or walls obstructing it either.

Ecommerce: Squarespace adds new analytics

Ecommerce: Squarespace adds new analytics

Even if your business doesn’t see internet-based commerce as a top priority, it’s hard to ignore it as a sizable revenue opportunity regardless of your target market. Content management service (CMS) Squarespace knows exactly how you feel. Long kept as a secondary goal, the popular service will finally make moves to better cater to ecommerce subscribers looking to get more information and ROI out of the platform.

Tools for online reputation marketing

Tools for online reputation marketing

Like the Loch Ness Monster, reputation marketing has long been considered a figure that is shrouded in mystery. Shai Aharony from Redboot Online sums it up as “tools that allow you to analyze, track, monitor and engage online activity, giving you the power to directly respond to customer complaints and turn potentially damaging feedback into a positive experience.

Game Over: NBA team losses valuable data

Game Over: NBA team losses valuable data

Good cyber security, much like the best NBA defenses, must be strong and able to stop threats from every which way. For the Milwaukee Bucks, their on-court and cyber security defense could both use a little practice. Yahoo! Sports reported that the Milwaukee Bucks sent out the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, compensation information and dates of birth of players as part of a spoofed email attack.

Complimentary HIPAA Security Policy Checklist

We all know that HIPAA/HITECH compliance is a never ending burden on the healthcare industry and we want to help simplify the various rules whenever possible. Please download our complimentary guide to HIPAA Security rules that apply to both data security as well as physical security concerns posed by the HIPAA regulations.

Seven Microsoft Excel mastery tips

Seven Microsoft Excel mastery tips

When was the last time you used Microsoft Excel? And no, hovering over the icon doesn’t count. If it’s taking you too long to remember, then it probably is. Digital literacy is an essential part of finding a job these days, in fact taking a look at it further reveals that proficiency in Excel is a skill still sought after by most companies.