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Hardware

Data storage: HDD and SSD defined

When purchasing new computers, buyers used to have limited choices when it came to what kind of storage they got with their laptop or desktop PCs. But nowadays you can configure your system with either traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), increasingly common solid state drives (SSDs), or in some cases both. Here’s a comparison of

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VoIP

VoIP’s hold message options are easy

Being put on hold can be a bothersome experience for customers. Unless they have absolutely nothing else to do, people dislike waiting for an indefinite amount of time and achieving nothing. But did you know that when you make customers wait on the other end of the line, you actually have the opportunity to provide

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Web & Cloud

Is your web browser safe enough?

Web browsers are gateways to the internet, which is why you should care about how they transmit and store sensitive information. In an era where too much security is never enough, you need your browser to also have built-in cybersecurity features. But which web browser is the safest? Read on. Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge, Windows

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MS Office

What are Microsoft 365 Groups connectors?

Microsoft 365 Groups is a cross-application service that lets users choose the people with whom they want to collaborate and share resources, such as a document library or a Microsoft Outlook inbox. And with its connectors feature, anyone can send information — even those from third-party apps — to the rest of the group right

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Business

How business intelligence can help small busine

Before, hiring specialists to analyze business data entailed costs that only large companies could afford. This was one of the reasons why small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) were hesitant to implement business intelligence (BI). But times have changed. SMBs now have access to a vast range of business tools that can improve data management processes.

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Windows

What’s in store for Windows users in 2021?

If you’ve been waiting for updates on Windows 10, here’s some good news and more! Microsoft will very likely release big updates to the OS in 2021. Additionally, the tech giant is expected to introduce new services designed to maximize user experience across a wide range of devices. What’s new on Windows 10? Microsoft tends

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Security

Two excellent ways to verify user identity

A secure login process is an excellent way to protect your business from cybercriminals. When it comes to verifying user identity, you can choose between two-step authentication and two-factor authentication. Learn the difference between the two so you can have a better appreciation of your cybersecurity options. If you want to improve your business’s cybersecurity,

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Hardware

Laptop or desktop: Which is best for your small business?

Running a small business requires making important decisions. One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make in the early stages of your business is deciding whether to invest in desktop computers or laptops. Here are some considerations to help you decide. Portability The pandemic has driven the majority of businesses to adopt remote work

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VoIP

Microsoft Teams vs. Google Meet

The use of online communication and collaboration tools has hit record highs in the past few months on account of the coronavirus-induced shift in work arrangements. Among the most popular platforms right now are Microsoft Teams and Google Meet, which allow organizations to easily connect with colleagues and clients remotely. But while both share the

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MS Office

How to get the most out of Microsoft Teams

If you’re like most people, you only use your office chat applications for simple, everyday use — to ask someone a question or to touch base with colleagues. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do more things at once in these apps, such as completing tasks and chatting with colleagues all in a

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