Business phones: Things you need to know

August 26th, 2019

Should you consider adopting new phone systems for your business? In this article, we define the different types of phone systems, their differences in life cycles, and technology options in the past and the present. Read on to learn more. Different phone systems Telephones have come a long way from when they first came about […]

The risks of using Windows 7 after support ends

August 26th, 2019

On January 13, 2015, Microsoft stopped mainstream support for their Windows 7 operating system (OS). This means all end users will no longer get complimentary support, design changes, or non-critical security updates for their software. While small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still using Windows 7 can purchase extended support for the Professional and Enterprise editions until January 2023, users of Home Premium and lower editions will end on January 14, 2020.

Is it okay to use Windows 7 after its end of life?
Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended years ago, but it remains the second most popular version of the operating system today, accounting for over 31% of Windows users worldwide as of July 2019. According to Microsoft, Windows 7 can still be activated or used after January 2020 as long as the available updates and security patches are installed.

To succeed on the cloud, you may need attitude adjustments

August 23rd, 2019

Cloud computing is not some magic pill you can take to make your business instantly successful. As with any business tool, it must be used properly to be of any help to your company. If you have any preconceived notions about the promises of the cloud, you’ll need to adjust your mindset so you can start off on the right foot.

Biometrics authentication on smartphones

August 21st, 2019

The World Wide Web Consortium recently launched the FIDO2 project, allowing users to log in to online accounts with fingerprints, facial scans, and voice recognition. This technology is now also available in popular mobile browsers like Chrome and Firefox Lite, which not only boosts security, but also makes account management much simpler. Authenticate your profile […]

5 Ways you can benefit from business dashboards

August 20th, 2019

Data dashboards have become increasingly popular for businesses over the past few years. They are a great data visualization tool that gives you an overview of your business at a glance. Dashboards can cater to a wide variety of users, from marketing staff to project managers. Let’s take a look at how dashboards can support […]

Tips for speeding up Windows 10 updates

August 19th, 2019

Keeping up with Windows 10 updates is vital if you want your computers to have the latest features and security fixes. However, Microsoft’s operating system can take hours to update, especially if a significant change is being released. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to speed things up. Why do updates take […]

How to choose the ideal cloud solutions provider for your enterprise

August 19th, 2019

The market for cloud computing is growing at a steady pace, as small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and major corporations use various cloud-based systems and applications. With enterprise-level cloud solutions offered by managed services providers (MSPs) like Cyber Shift Technologies, SMEs benefit from automatic updates, reduced IT capital investments, and much more.

Protecting your Facebook and Twitter from hackers

August 16th, 2019

The Facebook worldwide privacy scandal should have been a wake up call for all of us to revisit our social media privacy settings. We should be vigilant in keeping our personal information safe. Here are tips to keep your Facebook and Twitter accounts well-secured. Lock screens exist for a reason Lock all your computing devices […]

How to delete data from your mobile device

August 14th, 2019

It’s not our business if you want to sell your old smartphone or give it away. But it’s a good idea to securely delete what’s stored in it because you wouldn’t want the next owner to get hold of your sensitive information. Follow the steps below before letting go  of your device. 1. Encrypt your […]

3 Concerns with implementing virtualization

August 13th, 2019

Virtualizing your servers, networking devices, and other machines can drastically lower costs and dramatically shorten IT infrastructure deployment times. However, implementing this requires a lot of IT expertise that can’t just be pulled off by regular technicians. Here are three things specialists consider when managing virtualization efforts. Backing up data can be such a hassle […]

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