Managed IT: How hospitals can benefit

More and more healthcare organizations are turning to managed services providers (MSPs) for their IT needs. This lets hospitals and clinics focus on being healthcare providers and not on being ad hoc IT professionals learning on the fly.

Here are some things to look for in a managed services provider before you consider partnering with one.

CYOD and BYOD: What are they?

Mobile devices are a popular tool for many employees, most of whom will at some point use their personal device for a work-oriented task. Companies are adopting a BYOD or bring your own device policy to help bolster motivation and productivity. Another similar trend gaining popularity is CYOD or choose your own device.

The importance of QoS in VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has become many small- to medium-sized businesses’ top communication system of choice. While there are many vendors that offer different VoIP packages with their respective features, you should look into their Quality of Service (QoS) to know which one could meet your company’s needs.

Office 365 Connectors explained

Within Office 365 Groups, there’s a feature called Connectors. It allows you to link to popular third-party services without ever having to leave Outlook. This means relevant content and updates that you want are sent immediately to your group feed, making workflow more seamless.

3 Ways to browse the net safely at work

Amidst the current climate of malware, hacks, and phishing scams, companies must take precautions when accessing the internet. Without safeguards, browsers that you or your employees use are vulnerable to cyberattacks that may cripple productivity and profit.

Top 5 business continuity errors

Business continuity plans are designed to protect an organization's critical data in case of a crisis, but employees are also a part of that equation. If you want a strong business continuity plan, it’s imperative you avoid the following mistakes.
Mistake #1: Failing to plan for employees
Companies that survive unexpected incidents are the ones that thought about their employees’ needs.

Uninstall these sneaky Android adware apps now

Fifteen apps were recently removed from Google Play following a Sophos report that identified them to contain malicious adware code. These apps are designed to serve users with unwanted advertisements and collect marketing-type data about them. If you think you’re one of the 1.3 million users worldwide who downloaded at least one of these apps, here’s a quick guide to finding and uninstalling them.

Common problems with virtual server backup

Over the years, data virtualization has provided businesses more options to manage their data. However, even virtualized data is susceptible to loss. This is why you need a good data backup solution to protect it, and be prepared to face some common problems when backing up virtualized data.