Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as a Cloud Collaboration Tool

As IT services move to the cloud, collaboration tools have been quick to follow. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools are replacing and complementing existing collaboration tools, helping companies adapt to changing work environments and user demands. Companies like Google, IBM, and Microsoft are offering tools in the space, along with smaller companies that are just starting up.…

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What the Citrix and NetApp Partnership Could Mean to Your IT Business

Virtualizing servers and desktops helps companies stay competitive, from complexity reduction to energy cost savings, and more. Two major players in the virtualization and storage industries recently announced a partnership that could have implications for your IT business. Introducing StorageZones Two well-known companies have been hard at work developing a new method for accelerating on-premise,…

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What the Fiscal Cliff Means for IT

While most of the country is worrying about how the so-called fiscal cliff will affect the U.S. economy – and their own personal finances – IT managers realize that this cliff could be especially treacherous for their industry, too. Have you considered how the fiscal cliff could affect your company’s IT operations? From the removal…

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Will China Be the Next Silicon Valley?

According to The Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds report released by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined by 2030, as it relates to global power. This “power” is based upon GDP, population size, military spending — and technological investment. Barring some horrific…

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How to Make Labels in Microsoft Word

By using Microsoft Word to create labels, you can save yourself the time it would take filling out each one by hand. The program has a number of built-in templates for label-making. These templates already have the right layouts and measurements for several sizes and brands of labels. Using a template means that you don’t…

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What to Look for in an Antivirus Program

There are several antivirus programs out there on the market. Figuring out which one is right for your company can be difficult. Here are a few things to take into consideration when shopping for antivirus protection. Price Many free antivirus services have only the most basic level of security. Paid antivirus programs may provide more…

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How to Buy the Right Tablet

Leading technology companies have filled the market with tons of tablet options. Here are some key considerations when figuring out which model is right for you. Intended Use When shopping for a tablet, first ask yourself "What will I be using this for?" Are you planning on using a tablet for just surfing the web…

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How to Use Technology for the Perfect Presentation

Making a smooth presentation is not just about knowing the material. You also need to familiarize yourself with the technology that will be available to you. The first step in the preparation process should be to check with the venue about their setup. Will there be a permanently connected computer or should you bring your…

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Multi-Factor Authentication: The Secret to Enhancing Security in Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-powered version of Microsoft Office. In addition to the standard features, this new version of Office now offers online conferencing, file sharing, business-level email, shared calendars, and website creation. Unfortunately, since Office 365 is cloud-based, there are new security concerns that should be considered when using it. Placing data in…

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