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Tips to protect your smartphone

December 29th, 2017 Imagine IT mobile phones, 2017december29android_a, android, cyber security, smartphones, tips mobile phones, 2017december29android_a, android, cyber security, smartphones, tips

Cyber criminals will always be eyeing your data regardless of where it’s stored. That means even your trusty Android phone or iPhone isn’t safe. In fact, it may be more exposed to security risks than you think. These tips can help increase your mobile’s security.

Which VoIP service suits me the most?

December 27th, 2017 Imagine IT cloud, mobile voip, on-premise, 2017december27voip_a, softphone, voip, voip application cloud, mobile voip, on-premise, 2017december27voip_a, softphone, voip, voip application

Gone are the days when you have to spend a large amount of money each month on the telephone bill. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology has made it cheaper -- and in most cases, free -- to place and receive calls. Whether you’re a business owner or an individual user, there is a VoIP option that suits you.

6 Microsoft Teams tips

December 26th, 2017 Imagine IT business communication, microsoft teams, office, office 365, outlook, 2017december26office_a, group chat, microsoft chat, sharepoint business communication, microsoft teams, office, office 365, outlook, 2017december26office_a, group chat, microsoft chat, sharepoint

Despite being late to the group chat scene, Microsoft Teams is equipped with a handful of features and impressive integration that set it apart from its competitors. So if you’re already subscribed to Office 365, here’s how you can take Teams to the next level.

Microsoft unveils new Windows features

December 25th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017december25windows_a, features, microsoft, sets, tabs, timeline, windows, windows 10 insider 2017december25windows_a, features, microsoft, sets, tabs, timeline, windows, windows 10 insider

The recent Windows 10 Fall Creators update is just a few weeks old but Microsoft has already released another major update. On December 19, they rolled out a new Windows 10 Insider update to test two new features: Sets and Timeline.

Phishers use encrypted sites to scam

December 22nd, 2017 Imagine IT phishing scam, Security, 2017december22security_a, cyber security, encryption, https phishing scam, Security, 2017december22security_a, cyber security, encryption, https

Just when you thought cyber criminals couldn’t get smarter, along comes a new scamming technique. Previously used for safeguarding browsing activity, encryption tools are now used by hackers in carrying out phishing scams. This means some fraudulent sites may have HTTPS on their address, giving users a false sense of security.

Update your Mac ASAP

December 21st, 2017 Imagine IT root, security, 2017december21apple_a, apple, high sierra, mac, macos, update root, security, 2017december21apple_a, apple, high sierra, mac, macos, update

With new vulnerabilities discovered every day, it’s important for users to keep their computers up to date. The problem is many find this process tedious and sometimes ignore it altogether. But if you’re a Mac user, we urge you to install the latest patch as soon as possible.

Identity and Access Management 101

December 15th, 2017 Imagine IT business, business security, 2017december15business_a, access management, access permission, iam, identity management, user identity business, business security, 2017december15business_a, access management, access permission, iam, identity management, user identity

Whether it be cloud, mobile, or on-premises, every technology you use stores certain confidential data that are accessed by your employees. So how do you guarantee the safety of said data from cyber threats like identity theft, phishing attacks and more? IAM is the answer.

MTD enhances your business’s security

December 14th, 2017 Imagine IT mobile, mobile threat detection, security, 2017december14android_a, android mobile, mobile threat detection, security, 2017december14android_a, android

More and more customers are using their smartphones and tablets to browse and purchase products. That is why many businesses are adopting a mobile-first strategy and shifting their focus on improving their websites on mobile platforms. But to stand a better chance of enhancing business security, you need to adopt mobile threat detection (MTD)...

2018 VoIP developments you need to know

December 12th, 2017 Imagine IT business telephony, call analytics, plain old telephone, 2017december12voip_a, 5g, ai, predictions, voice assistants, voip business telephony, call analytics, plain old telephone, 2017december12voip_a, 5g, ai, predictions, voice assistants, voip

According to several experts, Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems are one of the top investments businesses make, and for good reason. The ability to call anyone from anywhere with an internet connection gives employees lots of flexibility. And with 2018 just around the corner, there will be new VoIP developments to look forward to.

How to master Microsoft Office!

December 8th, 2017 Imagine IT office, office 365, office training videos, outlook, 2017december8office_a, excel, microsoft office training, powerpoint, word office, office 365, office training videos, outlook, 2017december8office_a, excel, microsoft office training, powerpoint, word

Despite Microsoft Office’s easy-to-use interface, mastering all the features in this suite of productivity tools requires time. But fret not, the following training videos will help you become a Microsoft Office expert fast.

Here come crapware-free PCs

December 7th, 2017 Imagine IT bloatware, microsoft windows 10 signature edition, 2017december7windows_a, Hardware, microsoft, signature edition pcs, windows bloatware, microsoft windows 10 signature edition, 2017december7windows_a, Hardware, microsoft, signature edition pcs, windows

Bloatware, trialware, crapware -- the unnecessary software usually pre-installed by the manufacturer on your brand new PC. Besides being annoying, this type of software also slows down your machine and can tamper with security. Microsoft is fed up with it too, which is why they’ve come up with Windows 10 Signature Edition PCs. Read on to find out...

Cybersecurity Essentials: VPN

December 6th, 2017 Imagine IT Security, 2017december6security_a, cybersecurity, encryption, ip leaking, privacy, server, virtual private network, vpn Security, 2017december6security_a, cybersecurity, encryption, ip leaking, privacy, server, virtual private network, vpn

Whether it’s because of government surveillance or cyberattacks, internet users are more concerned than ever about the privacy of their online activities. Unfortunately, security measures like firewalls and antivirus software can’t help you in this case, but there’s one that can: Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Useful keyboard shortcuts for Mac users

December 5th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017december5apple_a, apple, imac, keyboard shortcuts, mac, macbook, macbook pro, tips 2017december5apple_a, apple, imac, keyboard shortcuts, mac, macbook, macbook pro, tips

Did you recently switch from Windows to Mac? If so, you’re probably still getting used to the Apple keyboard. The good news is it’s only slightly different from a non-Apple keyboard. The bad news is you’ll have to learn a whole new set of shortcuts. Although some basic shortcuts are the same in both Apple and Windows computers, there’s plenty more...

Key points from Protenus’ new report!

December 4th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017december4healthcare_a, cyber security, emrs, Healthcare, protenus, security report 2017december4healthcare_a, cyber security, emrs, Healthcare, protenus, security report

In November 2017, healthcare data security and privacy company Protenus released a report on the most common security breaches in healthcare. Here are a few key takeaways.