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Your password may not be secure — update it now

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) once said that a good password consisted of three things: upper- and lowercase letter, numbers, and symbols. However, the NIST recently reversed its stance on good passwords. Here’s why and what they are now recommending. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to create […]

Outdated firmware: An overlooked threat

If your company is still using computers with outdated firmware, then you have a higher chance of experiencing a data breach. This is because failing to update your firmware exposes your business to major security risks. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into every piece of hardware. It […]

How will 5G improve VoIP?

Much more of VoIP’s potential would be tapped by businesses, thanks to the enhancements that 5G will bring about. Mobile VoIP VoIP calls rely heavily on sufficient download and upload speeds. For example, when mobile VoIP users on 4G networks are limited to 12 Mbps upload and 2 Mbps download speeds, they experience unstable and […]

Benefits of SaaS: What you should know

Technology continues to create more solutions that enable businesses to cut costs and improve efficiency. One of those solutions is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Learn more about what SaaS is, and how it benefits your business. What is SaaS and what makes it appealing? SaaS is a software delivery model that allows you, the user, to access […]

Unpleasant-looking website elements you need to fix

Making a beautiful website is not just about aesthetics. It’s also about giving your site visitors and customers a great user experience while they browse your products and services. This is especially important now that people spend way more time browsing and shopping online than ever before. To keep your site aesthetically appealing and easy […]

Fileless malware: The invisible threat

Scanning the files you download is not enough to detect malware these days. Hackers have found a clever way to get around antivirus and anti-malware software by using fileless malware. Since this malware is not as visible as traditional malware, it can infect your entire infrastructure without you even knowing. Let’s take a closer look […]

How to protect company mobile devices

Cybersecurity has long been paramount for businesses that utilize digital solutions, but it’s even more necessary for today’s distributed workforces. As cloud and mobile technologies continue to prove their value amid a public health crisis, it’s important that you take proactive steps to manage and protect company mobile devices. Here’s what you should do. Ensure […]

Open-source or proprietary VoIP: Which one is for you?

Your managed services provider may have your business communications covered, but knowing a thing or two about Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) will help you understand what VoIP solution best fits your business. What are your choices? Which one is better? Read on to learn more about VoIP. What are proprietary systems? When most companies […]

Does private browsing secure your data?

If you’re getting targeted with surprisingly relevant ads, there’s a chance your internet activity is being tracked and analyzed by market researchers. While this doesn’t bother most people, private browsing mode can offer you some protection against online marketers and data thieves. What is private browsing? Your web browser — whether it be Chrome, Edge, […]

Top tips for making your website look awesome

Like people, websites also need to be dressed for success. Here’s how you can make yours look impressive and have visitors eager to do business with you. Make a statement with professional photographs Before site visitors read what’s on your website, they assess it by checking out your images. A picture is indeed worth a […]