Proprietary vs. open-source VoIP systems

Proprietary vs. open-source VoIP systems

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has come a long way in helping businesses use sophisticated features with significant cost savings. The challenge for small- and medium-sized businesses is knowing where to begin. Here’s a list of pros and cons to help you decide which system is right for you. What are “proprietary” systems? When most […]

Use Outlook effectively with these tricks

Use Outlook effectively with these tricks

Many companies prefer to use Microsoft Outlook for coordinating projects, setting up meetings, and managing their email. This tool offers more features aside from being an email application where you can organize your business communications, contacts, and work. Let’s take a closer look at some tips you might have missed. Clean Up your inbox No […]

OneNote: Microsoft’s most underrated app

OneNote: Microsoft’s most underrated app

The hidden gem of Microsoft Office, OneNote is the lesser known sibling of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. It’s a powerful note-taking app that allows you to integrate text, video, audio, and other multimedia resources to organize or visualize ideas. Find out what you’re missing out on. Organize your digital notebook While both Microsoft Word and […]

Microsoft or Google: What to use for Android?

Microsoft or Google: What to use for Android?

Out of the more than three million apps in the Android store, only two are serious contenders for productivity software: Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google’s G Suite. The key to deciding which is better for your business is understanding their respective pros and cons. Let’s run through those. Text-based documents Google Docs sacrifices a few […]

Which is better, Hangouts or Skype?

Which is better, Hangouts or Skype?

Many online collaboration tools are coming up with improved features for online communication. These include Microsoft’s Skype for Business and Google’s Hangouts Meet. Both are used for video calling, group chat, private chat, and file and image sharing. Despite these similarities, you may prefer one over the other. Calling features Hangouts and Skype both offer […]

Work smarter with Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics

Work smarter with Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics

Did you know that Microsoft has Workplace Analytics, a program that allows managers to assess the productivity of their staff using data gathered from email, documents, calendar, and other Office 365 applications? It’s an improvement over MyAnalytics, which only allowed employees to view their own data. Now managers can also access their employees’ data for […]

Virtualization Basics: Windows on Macs

Virtualization Basics: Windows on Macs

A common reason for running the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer is to bypass compatibility issues. Virtualization is the only way to efficiently install OS-specific software on any machine, so let’s go over some of the ways this solution creates synergy between the two platforms. Configure an entire machine with a few […]

Office 365 stops billions of phishing emails

Office 365 stops billions of phishing emails

Sending phishing emails is the most common method hackers use to distribute malware and steal information. In fact, there are billions of phishing emails sent every year, and millions of people keep falling for them. However, if you’re subscribed to Office 365 there’s a good chance that you won’t see harmful messages in your inbox, […]

Storage showdown: OneDrive vs SharePoint

Storage showdown: OneDrive vs SharePoint

Both SharePoint and OneDrive help business owners manage and share data. But selecting the best platform can be difficult and give anyone a big headache. For instant relief, here’s a quick reference to help you choose wisely. Looking for a secure platform to manage your files? Where do you go for help? Should you choose […]

4 popular web browsers

4 popular web browsers

The internet browser is a special kind of software. No two products share the same functions and features, and most of them can be downloaded at no charge. This gives you many options when it comes to selecting the ideal browser, and the myriad of choices may make it difficult to choose. Here are some […]