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Major updates to Apple’s macOS High Sierra

September 29th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september29apple_a, operating system, apple, imac, mac, macbook, macos 2017september29apple_a, operating system, apple, imac, mac, macbook, macos

macOS High Sierra, Apple’s newest desktop operating system, aims to enhance current features, fix problems, and improve overall user experience. A long list of refinements await iMac and MacBook users, but here are the ones businesses will find most useful.

Need business management software? Try ERP

September 28th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september28business_a, business, business management, compliance, automation, database, enterprise resource planning, erp, integrations, reporting, workflows 2017september28business_a, business, business management, compliance, automation, database, enterprise resource planning, erp, integrations, reporting, workflows

Whether you run a startup or a well-established corporation, there are always ways to improve how the business is managed. For some, introducing new corporate policies can streamline business processes, but if you want to see significant improvement, consider enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

How SaaS can benefit your business

September 27th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september27webandcloud_a, cloud, saas, security, data, software as a service, Web & Cloud 2017september27webandcloud_a, cloud, saas, security, data, software as a service, Web & Cloud

As technology progresses, more solutions are created to help businesses reduce costs and increase efficiency. One such solution is “Software as a Service,” aka SaaS. To know if this new solution can be of benefit to your business, you need to know first what SaaS actually is. Read on to learn more.

Office 365 vs. Google Apps on Android

September 25th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september25android_a, office 365, android, docs, excel, g suite, google, microsoft, powerpoint, productivity software, sheets, slides, word 2017september25android_a, office 365, android, docs, excel, g suite, google, microsoft, powerpoint, productivity software, sheets, slides, word

For business owners who want to increase employee productivity, one of the most heated debates is over which cloud productivity software is best. If your company uses Android devices, we have some tips on deciding whether Microsoft Office or Google Apps is better for you.

Virtualization saved SMBs from hurricanes

September 22nd, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september22virtualization_a, business continuity, disaster recovery, virtual applications, virtual desktops, virtual servers, virtualization 2017september22virtualization_a, business continuity, disaster recovery, virtual applications, virtual desktops, virtual servers, virtualization

One of the most brutal hurricane seasons on record is coming to a close and many small businesses are already planning for the next. Regardless of your organization’s location, you need to be prepared for any kind of disaster, natural or manmade. Virtualization is one of your best bets for staying operational through thick and thin.

Stay on the line with a VoIP continuity plan

September 21st, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september21voip_a, business continuity, call forwarding, backup network, disaster recovery, Healthcare, isp, testing, voip 2017september21voip_a, business continuity, call forwarding, backup network, disaster recovery, Healthcare, isp, testing, voip

Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems offer far superior mobility, functionality, and cost-efficiency than traditional landlines. But like any computer system, it can be vulnerable to service disruptions, equipment failure, and cyberattacks. With proper preparation, however, your phone systems can weather any disaster.

Microsoft launches My Workspace for macOS

September 20th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september20office_a, my workspace, office, office 365, applications, microsoft, productivity 2017september20office_a, my workspace, office, office 365, applications, microsoft, productivity

If you’re using Office 365 on a Mac computer, here’s some good news: Microsoft has introduced a new tool that will help you manage your Office 365 apps much more easily. My Workspace is a productivity-enhancing application that offers quick access to frequently used apps and files.

5 types of clutter that slow down Windows

September 19th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september19windows_a, bloatware, clutter, refresh, reset, windows, windows 10, windows update 2017september19windows_a, bloatware, clutter, refresh, reset, windows, windows 10, windows update

If you've noticed that your Windows 10 operating system has been running slow, yet no virus has been found and everything seems to be running okay otherwise, your PC might have too much clutter. Clutter can impede its performance and eat away its memory. To help your computer perform at its peak once again, you need to know five types of clutter...

New phishing scam targets Office 365 users

September 15th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september15security_a, multi-factor authentication, office 365, Security, microsoft, spear phishing 2017september15security_a, multi-factor authentication, office 365, Security, microsoft, spear phishing

With more than 100 million monthly active subscribers, Office 365 has attracted the attention of hackers who’ve revamped an age-old trick. This time, they come up with a highly targeted, well-crafted spear-phishing scam that's even more difficult to identify. Here's everything you need to know.

Apple released a new iPhone and so much more!

September 14th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september14apple_a, airpods, apple, apple watch, ios, iphone 2017september14apple_a, airpods, apple, apple watch, ios, iphone

10 years after the first iPhone was announced, Apple’s keynote addresses are still global events. This year’s slate of fall releases included a lot more than incremental updates to the company’s flagship device. Regardless of whether your next Apple purchase is coming out of a personal or company budget, you’ll want to know what’s new.

Is your business ready for hurricane season?

September 13th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september13business_a, business, business continuity, cloud, backup, disaster recovery, flood, hurricane, image-based backup 2017september13business_a, business, business continuity, cloud, backup, disaster recovery, flood, hurricane, image-based backup

In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused widespread power outages and floods across Texas and certain parts of Louisiana. Weeks later, Hurricane Irma hit the coast, affecting Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina businesses. Now, experts are saying there are more storms to come, which is why you need a good disaster recovery (DR) plan that has...

Ransomware is coming to your Android

September 7th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september7android_a, mobile ransomware, android, cybersecurity, data backups, malware, ransomware 2017september7android_a, mobile ransomware, android, cybersecurity, data backups, malware, ransomware

Traditional ransomware like WannaCry has been explained a thousand ways on a thousand blogs. But one thing you may not have thought about is what ransomware would be like if it infected your mobile device. Read on to learn more.

Benefits of virtualizing Windows on your Mac

September 6th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september6virtualization_a, containers, parallels, apple, macos, microsoft, virtualization, vmware, windows 2017september6virtualization_a, containers, parallels, apple, macos, microsoft, virtualization, vmware, windows

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.

Should you use Voice over IP?

September 5th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september5voip_a, business communication, business phone, hosted phone system, internet calls, landlines, voip 2017september5voip_a, business communication, business phone, hosted phone system, internet calls, landlines, voip

You’ve probably heard of VoIP phone systems by now. But do you know what they are and why they’re so popular among small- to medium-sized businesses? If you’re reluctant to ditch your traditional phone system, these VoIP benefits might convince you otherwise.

Watch out! More ransomware attacks incoming

September 4th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september4healthcare_a, backup, cyber security, Healthcare, healthcare it, ikarus, locky, ransomware 2017september4healthcare_a, backup, cyber security, Healthcare, healthcare it, ikarus, locky, ransomware

Ever since the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, healthcare organizations have been on their toes. But just when they thought they could relax, a new strain of ransomware has come along. A “Locky-variant” ransomware campaign is currently underway, and it’s every bit as dangerous as previous ransomware attacks.

OneNote: the hidden gem in Microsoft Office

September 1st, 2017 Imagine IT 2017september1office_a, collaboration, office, onenote, information gathering, microsoft, productivity, word 2017september1office_a, collaboration, office, onenote, information gathering, microsoft, productivity, word

Almost everyone loves PowerPoint, Excel and Word, but there’s another Office application that should be recognized as a must-have: OneNote. It’s an app for pulling together text, video, audio, and other visual resources to create shareable notebooks full of useful information. With this article, you can master OneNote in no time at all.