How to minimize VoIP downtime

How to minimize VoIP downtime

Disasters can happen at any time, and if your company is unprepared, it can put you out of business. One of the most essential technologies today is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems. Should a disaster knock your VoIP offline, you will lose people, productivity, and ultimately, profit. Avoid such a fate by following […]

What’s better, virtualization or the cloud?

What’s better, virtualization or the cloud?

You’ve probably heard of cloud computing, but what about virtualization? Both are invaluable for small businesses, but it’s easy to mix them up. Learning the differences between these technologies can save you a lot of money, so let’s do a quick recap of how they work. Differences between cloud computing and virtualization Virtualization lets you […]

Ignore these outdated disaster recovery myths

Ignore these outdated disaster recovery myths

With advancements in cloud computing, disaster recovery (DR) has become more efficient and affordable than ever. But many business owners still cling to DR myths that can safely be ignored. If you’re uncertain as to how DR has changed and are ready for an update, here are some myths that you ought to ignore.  Tape […]

Best practices for switching to Office 365

Best practices for switching to Office 365

More and more small and medium-sized businesses are making the switch from on-premises systems to cloud-hosted Office 365. If you’re one of them, you need to ensure a smooth and secure transition. Here’s what you need to do. Identify your company’s sensitive data… Most files housed within your servers contain sensitive commercial and personal data […]

Quick review: why you need virtualization

Quick review: why you need virtualization

With virtualization, you can make software see several distinct computers even if there is only one, or make several computers register as one supercomputer. That may sound simple, but it’s far from it. Of course the benefits are well worth it; here are just a few. More technology uptime Virtualization vendors use fancy names for […]

Situations perfect for virtual desktops

Situations perfect for virtual desktops

Managing an office full of computers and mobile devices is a nightmare especially in regulated industries. But with a virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI), employees can access all the features of a personal computer from almost any mobile device. Here are a few use cases for this emerging technology: Healthcare In an industry where every file […]

Business phones: How long should they last?

Business phones: How long should they last?

Good communication remains critical to the success of a business. A company should have an efficient and effective business phone system for internal and external communication. And given the rapid developments in technology, it’s important to invest in a phone system that lasts. Different phone systems Phones have come a long way, from analog landlines […]

Microsoft’s free virtualization upgrade

Microsoft’s free virtualization upgrade

One of the greatest things about cloud-based virtualization is that updates are rolled out by providers and don’t require end users to do anything. In the latest example of this, Microsoft just drastically increased the speed of its virtual machines for almost everyone using its platform. Azure: Microsoft’s virtualization platform As a full-service cloud solution, […]

Groups, Yammer, and Teams defined

Groups, Yammer, and Teams defined

While most Office 365 apps serve a unique purpose, tools like Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams can all be used to communicate and collaborate with coworkers. However, there are subtle differences in the way they can be used, and today we’ll break it down for you. Outlook Groups With Outlook Groups, every member gets […]