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What Does a Database Management System Do, Exactly?

What Does a Database Management System Do, Exactly?

As businesses have come to rely on increasing amounts of data, the importance of keeping this data organized and usable has also increased. Therefore, databases are a critical consideration for any business that wants to gain as much value as they can from their collected data. However, a database can only be useful if a database management system is involved. Let’s go into why this is.

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A Business’ Data Needs a Backup

A Business’ Data Needs a Backup

Data backup is a topic that we are always willing to discuss, and if you follow this blog at all, that will likely become very apparent. Now, some of the readers of this blog will have a data backup and recovery strategy in place, and you aren’t the ones we want to speak to. Instead, we want to talk to the people who don’t have one, the ones who need to fix that.

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The New Office 365 App is Awesome

The New Office 365 App is Awesome

Office 365 is one of the most popular office suites on the market, and has been available on mobile devices for a while. This means that users have access to software titles like Word, OneNote, Excel, and PowerPoint from wherever they are. Understanding that this isn’t really a trend, but a sustained new way that people were going to access their Office 365 resources, Microsoft has created the Microsoft Office app. Today, we’ll take a look at the app and tell you how you can download it on your device.

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Understanding Software-as-a-Service with an Entertainment Platform

Understanding Software-as-a-Service with an Entertainment Platform

Cloud technologies have given businesses access to far more tools than they have had in the past. Part of this is thanks to an approach known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Let’s take a closer look at SaaS to see how it can be so helpful to small and medium-sized businesses.

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VoIP’s Benefits to Small Businesses

VoIP’s Benefits to Small Businesses

While it is only too easy to reduce the benefits of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions to “It’s cheaper than the other way!”, there are many more benefits that a small business could find quite advantageous. Today, we’ll go over a few of these other benefits – but as we do, keep in mind that the “cheaper” part still applies.

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How to Plan a Customer Relationship Management Strategy (and Why You Need One)

How to Plan a Customer Relationship Management Strategy (and Why You Need One)

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is an especially useful solution for any business to utilize, as long as they do so with a strategy in mind. Let’s go over why this strategy is so important, and how it should be shaped.

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Let’s Talk Best Smartphones Available Right Now

Let’s Talk Best Smartphones Available Right Now

The smartphone has come to define computing in recent years. With this new role, public demand for more powerful and useful hardware persists in every market. As the calendar turns to 2020, the flagship phones offer a computing experience that is remarkable. Today, we take a look at a few of the best options you will find, and provide you with their specifications.

Before we roll out the list, we want to be transparent. We don’t have a horse in this race. Any manufacturer’s flagship smartphone will be more than enough for the lion’s share of things it’s needed for. Regardless who makes your smartphone, the important part is to get one that will sufficiently handle the applications, storage, and action you will need it for. 

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The Good and Bad of Shadow IT

The Good and Bad of Shadow IT

Shadow IT is the moniker that people in the technology industry have coined for applications that employees download that aren’t vetted for use on an organization’s networks. For the better part of the past decade, IT administrators have universally demeaned the use of unsanctioned software for use on company networks due to potential vulnerabilities that come with these applications and any phantom costs associated with their use. What may surprise you is that some organizations are rolling back their shadow IT policies. Today, we will take a look at both ends of this issue.

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A Brief Review of Firewalls and Their Importance

A Brief Review of Firewalls and Their Importance

The data stored on your computer is valuable, and that’s a fact. Unfortunately, this means that there are unscrupulous characters out there who will want to get at this data, so you will need to have the right solutions in place to protect it. Part of this will require you to have a firewall included in your protections.

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Debit, Credit, or Neither?

Debit, Credit, or Neither?

With most everything having gone digital, most consumers have changed their preferred payment method. Many different factors contribute to credit cards becoming the most used payment. Today, we take a look at why this has become a popular means of payment, as well as weigh the pros and cons of credit cards. 

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Is it Time for a New Router?

Is it Time for a New Router?

If you own a business today, you use the Internet. Chances are about as good that it plays a key role in your daily functioning, which means you need to be sure that your network is well-maintained and functioning equally well. Here, we’ll go over a few ways you can get an idea of how healthy your network is.

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Before you Buy VoIP, Evaluate Your Network

Before you Buy VoIP, Evaluate Your Network

Certain useful business technologies, like VoIP, screen-sharing, and webinar platforms, require a lot out of your Internet connection. This means that you need to be sure that you have sufficient bandwidth to support these solutions. Today, we’re taking a look at how your business relies on having the appropriate bandwidth to support your operations, and how to find out if it does.

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5 Benefits Your Business Could See from IoT Technology

5 Benefits Your Business Could See from IoT Technology

There are certain technologies that - despite some issues that should be seriously considered - are inarguably useful to a business and its operations. One such technology is the notorious IoT, or Internet of Things. With the right preparation, the IoT can provide your business with a few advantages and benefits. Let’s review some of them.

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The World is Going Mobile

The World is Going Mobile

Smartphones are a big part of modern society. Just go to any place where people congregate and look around, you’ll see what we are talking about. Businesses have finally begun to realize that they can’t do anything about people bringing their smartphones into the office, so they have instead begun to alter their strategies on how to manage these devices. Let’s take a brief look at the modern smartphone and see just how much people are depending on their mobile devices. 

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Why Every Business (But Especially Yours) Should Leverage Modern IT

Why Every Business (But Especially Yours) Should Leverage Modern IT

More businesses with fewer than 100 employees are planning to adopt new technologies than aren’t, according to the 2020 State of IT report released by Spiceworks. If you aren’t among them, there are a few reasons that you should be. Here, we’ll review those reasons, to give you a few points to think about as you consider your use of technology. 

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How Augmented Reality Could Shift the Workplace Forward

How Augmented Reality Could Shift the Workplace Forward

Augmented reality is a technology that has been around for a while, and has been thought of as one of the “next big things” for the past few years. AR almost broke out of obscurity with the development of Google Glass earlier in the decade, but with well-founded security and privacy concerns that come with providing the technology that makes AR possible, the market dropped out. That’s not to say that AR is done, however. In fact, it seems as with the growth of new technologies, AR is also beginning to grow.

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Technologies You Need If You’re Going to Use Remote Workers

Technologies You Need If You’re Going to Use Remote Workers

Does your business use remote workers? If you currently don’t, you should know that there are several benefits of allowing your staff to work outside of the confines of your office, but you have to be careful. These days, with the threat landscape as it is, it is important that if you are going to allow remote workers, that you have a strategy in place. Let’s take a look at some of the tools you will need if you want to take advantage of remote workers. 

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No More Pencils, No More Books… Examining Technology in Education

No More Pencils, No More Books… Examining Technology in Education

While we typically write about matters that concern your business and its use of technology in this blog, we decided to do something a little different today. Someday in the not-so-distant future, today’s students will make up the workforce, and their educations are more shaped by technology than ever before. That’s why we wanted to examine the role technology plays in education (warts and all), to understand how it is impacting our youth.

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A Brief Introduction (No, Really) to Virtual Private Networking

A Brief Introduction (No, Really) to Virtual Private Networking

Any business should list its priorities as follows:

#1 - Security
#2 - Everything Else

This means that, should an employee be working from a location that isn’t in your office, you need to have something in place so they can do so without compromising your security. One very effective option to leverage is a virtual private network (VPN) solution.

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Pushing the Limits of the Smartphone Battery

Pushing the Limits of the Smartphone Battery

The smartphone is a transcendent innovation of a brilliant idea. As these devices have gotten more and more powerful, it has seen a situation where the batteries powering these devices keep having to outperform the batteries from the previous year’s devices. The technology, however, hasn’t changed very much in over a decade. Today, we take a look at modern smartphone batteries and innovations to power sources that you can expect to see going forward.

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