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Improving healthcare data storage

As more medical practices adopt electronic health records (EHR), running out of digital storage is becoming an increasingly common issue. HIPAA-regulated practices don’t always have the option of cloud solutions, but virtualization is a secure and cost-effective alternative.

Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk.

Understanding Office collaboration tools

Office 365 is chock full of so many apps that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of them all. Sure, you have the most popular tools like Word and Skype for Business, but there are three tools in the lineup that seem like they could be used the same way: Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams.

Alexa voice control has arrived on Android!

Alexa, how’s the weather outside?
“Alexa, can you order me a pizza from Dominos?”
“Alexa, do you know Siri?”
These are just some of the questions you might enjoy asking Alexa on your smartphone now that Amazon has brought the voice control feature to the Android version of the app.

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

Ransomware takes your data hostage and demands a payment for its recovery. While it may seem like there’s no other choice but to pay the ransom, you should never give in to the hacker’s demands. Before the next wave of ransomware comes around, it’s important to protect your business with virtual disaster recovery solutions.

Azure virtual machines get a free upgrade

Virtualization is difficult to understand. The technology itself is complex, and the industry is dominated by vendors that the average business owner has never heard of. Almost everyone knows Microsoft though, and its virtualization platform just got a big speed boost that won’t cost users a thing -- if they know how to take advantage of it.

5 things to do to your new laptop

Getting a new laptop can be very exciting. It guarantees a more seamless user experience with faster speed, more memory, and better battery life. But it’s all for naught if you don’t take certain preventive steps before using your new machine. Discover five things you should do before you start exploring your new toy.

Protect your cloud data with these simple steps

Individuals and businesses alike are increasingly relying on cloud services to store, access, and manage their data. While the convenience of cloud computing is undeniable, it comes with a set of security challenges. With cyberthreats constantly evolving and getting numerous, it’s more crucial than ever for users to stay ahead of the curve and ensure the safety of their cloud data.

The 5 most common data backup solutions

For any business, data is more than just information; it's an invaluable asset that drives decision-making and strategy. Losing data can result in massive setbacks and even threaten the very existence of your organization. This is where data backup solutions come into play — they provide a way to securely store and retrieve important data in case of system failures, human error, or cyberattacks.

Are your passwords strong enough?

While there are many security measures one can take, the most basic but also crucial step in protecting your online presence involves creating strong passwords. However, many people still don't know what specifically constitutes a strong and secure password.