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Business

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

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Windows

5 Reasons you should hold off upgrading to Windows 11

Windows 11 is the new kid on the block. It looks sleek and modern, and many users are tempted to upgrade to the latest Microsoft operating system (OS). But should you make the switch? Here are five reasons why you may want to stick with Windows 10 for now. 1. Your computer doesn’t meet Windows

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Security

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. Why password autofill is so dangerous Modern web browsers and password managers have a feature that

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Android

Get better sleep with these Android tablet pointers

Sleep is a must for business owners. You need a good night’s rest for you to efficiently run your business. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can keep you up at night, including the very tools you use for business such as your Android tablet. Here’s how your tablet can disrupt your sleep

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Hardware

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. Instead of buying low-end machines, you should

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VoIP

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

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

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MS Office

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

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Web & Cloud

How can private browsing protect your online privacy?

If you see ads on your social media newsfeed that are suspiciously attuned to your preferences, it’s likely because your online activities are being tracked and analyzed by market researchers. These researchers likely get their data from the websites you visit as you surf the internet. If you want to stop third parties from collecting

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Business

The benefits of identity and access management to your organization

Every technology you use — whether it’s a cloud-based program, a mobile application, or on-premises servers — contains sensitive business data vital to conducting operations. So how can you ensure the security of such data from cyberthreats like identity theft, phishing attacks, and other forms of fraud? Identity and access management (IAM) is the answer

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Windows

Windows 11: The basics you need to know

Windows 10 remains the most popular operating system (OS) in the world today. And because it will still be supported until 2025, most users don’t feel the urgency to upgrade to Windows 11. While there’s still plenty of time to upgrade to the latest Microsoft OS, it doesn’t hurt to know what you’re getting into

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