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Tip of the Week: Should You Unplug Your Laptop While in Use?

Tip of the Week: Should You Unplug Your Laptop While in Use?

Businesses have been leaning more towards using laptops for their computing needs, thanks to the mobility that they offer while also offering comparable performance to modern desktops. There is an important question that you should be asking, though: can a laptop be left plugged in whenever it is left in one spot? Let’s find out for this week’s tip.

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Tip of the Week: Better Video Conferencing for Better Meetings

Tip of the Week: Better Video Conferencing for Better Meetings

Today’s businesses have swiftly adopted video conferencing, even before business continuity required it. Considering this, let’s examine how your team can make the most of their video conferences with a few tips.

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Tip of the Week: Optimism Improves Reality

Tip of the Week: Optimism Improves Reality

It has been pretty difficult for most small business owners to stay positive lately. They’ve had to deal with more in the past few months than many have in their entire entrepreneurial careers. Today, as businesses are gearing up to get back to work, we thought it would be helpful to explain some ways that you can stay positive. 

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Tip of the Week: Sanitize Your Computer

Tip of the Week: Sanitize Your Computer

While we may talk about computer viruses a lot, we wanted to change tack briefly and talk about the other kind--the kind that makes you sick, rather than your technology. With COVID-19 still plaguing the news, we felt that there was no time like the present to do so.

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Tip of the Week: The Best Way to Cut Your IT Support Costs

Tip of the Week: The Best Way to Cut Your IT Support Costs

In any business, IT-related expenses can be the most volatile, making them unpredictable and prone to swelling unexpectedly. As a result, many businesses are in a lose-lose situation: they can lose potential income by not keeping their essential solutions maintained and up-to-date, and they are prone to more frequent, inflated payments to have their issues resolved as they appear. For today’s tip, we’ll be going over how a managed IT service agreement can put a stop to this.

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Tip of the Week: Optimizing Remote Productivity

Tip of the Week: Optimizing Remote Productivity

For many, the Coronavirus has kept them from their workplaces and offices as a precautionary measure to help limit the spread of infection. This has given many the opportunity to work from home for the time being, which can be just as effective as working in the traditional office. Here, we’ve put some tips together to help you make the most of remote work strategies.

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Tip of the Week: Three Basic Access Control Considerations

Tip of the Week: Three Basic Access Control Considerations

While every aspect of your organization’s security is incredibly important to attend to, we wanted to take the time and delve into a particular aspect that many might take for granted: your digital access controls. Let’s go over a few tips and practices to ensure your access controls and policies are optimized.

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Tip of the Week: Exploring the Windows 10 Notification Center

Tip of the Week: Exploring the Windows 10 Notification Center

Notifications are almost ubiquitous in computing nowadays, which is what makes it so surprising that--until just a few years ago--Windows notifications were either nonexistent or (when Windows 8 rolled around) effectively unusable. Fortunately, Windows 10 solved this problem with the Action Center. Let’s go over what the Action Center can do.

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Tip of the Week: Try These Training Tactics!

Tip of the Week: Try These Training Tactics!

Nowadays, efficiency is the name of the game and productivity is almost always in a business’ top priorities. For these goals to be met, your team needs to know what they are doing. This is precisely why it is so important for them to be trained properly. For this week’s tip, we’ll be going over a few training approaches for you to consider adopting as you educate your team.

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Tip of the Week: Ensuring Smartphones are an Office Tool

Tip of the Week: Ensuring Smartphones are an Office Tool

A smartphone can easily be a very powerful productivity tool, but if you aren’t careful, it can be an equally large distraction in the office. With the right tweaks, you can make one option more likely. Here, we’re sharing a few tips to help you make these tweaks and turn your smartphone into a productivity machine.

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Tip of the Week: Activating Two-Step Verification on a Microsoft Account

Tip of the Week: Activating Two-Step Verification on a Microsoft Account

Two-step authentication/verification has seen considerable popularity as a means of securing an account. To help you boost the protections surrounding your Microsoft account, we’re offering a few tips on how to use two-step verification, as Microsoft refers to it.

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Tip of the Week: Best Practices for Better Business Wi-Fi

Tip of the Week: Best Practices for Better Business Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is one of those interesting technologies: On paper, it’s basically magic, but few things can send people into a rage faster than it not being available, or worse, not being good enough. Its capabilities have made it a great asset to the workplace, but you also need to be sure that you aren’t sacrificing your security to use it. We’ve put together some tips to help you achieve better, safer Wi-Fi.

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Tip of the Week: 4 Components to Keeping Data Safe

Tip of the Week: 4 Components to Keeping Data Safe

Your business is bound to collect a sizable cache of data, a significant percentage of which being the kind used to identify someone. This is exactly the kind of data that cybercriminals are looking for, which means it needs to be protected. Here, we’re covering the basics of how you can help secure your data’s integrity against cybercrime.

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Tip of the Week: 3 Time-Saving Windows 10 Tips

Tip of the Week: 3 Time-Saving Windows 10 Tips

Now that Windows 7 is history, Windows 10 is the predominant operating system on workstations. It doesn’t take users long to realize that it is superior in many ways to older OSs, but when you start it up for the first time, you will want to customize things a bit so you can most efficiently use the Windows 10 experience. Let’s take a look at three actions you can take that will help you make Windows 10 yours.

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Tip of the Week: How To Manage Your IT Inventory

Tip of the Week: How To Manage Your IT Inventory

How well-maintained are your business’ critical IT solutions? Before you answer, you should know that we’re referring to more than just running the occasional virus scan or update - we’re talking about keeping up on the status of your entire infrastructure. To really do so, we put an assortment of tools and services to use to keep up comprehensive records.

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Tip of the Week: Common PDF Tricks You Need to Know

Tip of the Week: Common PDF Tricks You Need to Know

In business, Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are encountered constantly. The benefit is that they are a great way to share and receive documents on any device. One main problem many people run into is that they think that it’s a read-only format. Today, we turn this common misconception on its head by providing some tips on how to better manipulate the PDFs you receive. 

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Tip of the Week: Controlling Your Text in Microsoft Word

Tip of the Week: Controlling Your Text in Microsoft Word

If you have used Microsoft Word, there’s a very good chance that you’ve become irritated at the occasional insistence that when you type, sometimes Word will make seemingly random adjustments to the formatting of dates, hyphenated content, and other elements. Here, we’re offering some tips to help you put a lid on these irritating changes.

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Tip of the Week: Improving Your Organization Throughout the New Year

Tip of the Week: Improving Your Organization Throughout the New Year

We all want to make our businesses more efficient, because the more efficient a business is, the more effective it can be. One clear way to do so is to boost your business’ organization tactics - both literally, and more abstractly. For today’s tip, we’ll cover what we mean, and share a few strategies for you to employ.

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Tip of the Week: How to Make Your Credentials More Memorable

Tip of the Week: How to Make Your Credentials More Memorable

Let’s face facts: as critical to your security as they are, passwords are kind of the worst. Of course, since they are so critical, you need to make sure all of the ones you use are as secure as possible, so we’ve assembled some practices that may help you tip the scales in your favor. Spoiler alert: the conventional password may not be your first choice for much longer.

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Tip of the Week: How to Use PowerPoint as a Training Tool

Tip of the Week: How to Use PowerPoint as a Training Tool

Training your employees is important. One tool that you may find useful is Microsoft PowerPoint, as it allows you to create an engaging and informative training program.

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