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Top 4 benefits of web monitoring

July 31st, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july31business_a, bandwidth, business, filtering, internet, malware, productivity, web monitoring 2018july31business_a, bandwidth, business, filtering, internet, malware, productivity, web monitoring

Although the occasional three-minute YouTube video never hurts anyone, wasting hours of your working day on these websites reduces productivity. When it comes to increasing employee productivity, keeping a close eye on their internet behavior reaps various benefits.

Reduce data usage on your Android device

July 30th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july30android_a, android, apps, auto-updates, compression, data, facebook, music, offline, reduce, video 2018july30android_a, android, apps, auto-updates, compression, data, facebook, music, offline, reduce, video

Letting data consumption go unchecked on mobile devices can cause serious problems. It can mean slower connections, decreased battery life, and expensive fees -- things you want to avoid. Here are some tips to help you use less data on an Android phone.

4 apps that offer the ideal VoIP experience

July 26th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july26_voip_b, app, google hangouts dialer, mobile, skype, small business, viber, voip, whatsapp 2018july26_voip_b, app, google hangouts dialer, mobile, skype, small business, viber, voip, whatsapp

If you wish to bring down your wireless bill, download and use a VoIP app for making calls instead. Most apps are easy to use, and are low-cost or free depending on how you make your calls. Here are four of the best VoIP apps in the market today.

Security tips for Office 365 migration

July 25th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july25office_a, cloud, data, machine learning, migration, office, office 365, security 2018july25office_a, cloud, data, machine learning, migration, office, office 365, security

Making the decision to migrate from an on-site system to a cloud-based Office 365 is easy, but the migration process itself presents numerous security challenges. By covering these essentials, you’ll minimize security breaches and ensure you can enjoy the benefits of Office 365.

Privacy protection tips for Windows 10

July 24th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july24windows_a, data privacy, data protection, microsoft, operating system, windows, windows 10 2018july24windows_a, data privacy, data protection, microsoft, operating system, windows, windows 10

Speculation has been circulating that Windows 10 gathers more info than it should. Whether or not you think privacy lines have been breached, here are some tips to protect your privacy in a matter of clicks.

IT policies to protect your business

July 23rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july23security_a, data, email, employee handbook, internet, passwords, policies, Security, security 2018july23security_a, data, email, employee handbook, internet, passwords, policies, Security, security

Employees are one of your biggest security holes. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, which is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. To reduce potential risks, we’ve suggested a few IT policies you should implement to protect your business.

Head to head: iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus

July 20th, 2018 Imagine IT 170px-img-istock-868221720_a, apple, depth camera, dual-ois, face mapping, image quality, iphone, optical image stabilization, super retina hd display 170px-img-istock-868221720_a, apple, depth camera, dual-ois, face mapping, image quality, iphone, optical image stabilization, super retina hd display

Deciding between two different iPhone models may not seem much of a dilemma, but if you are presented with two highly functional phones with excellent sets of features, it comes down to your personal needs and preferences. Let’s compare the two most recent iPhones.

4 misconceptions about the Cloud

July 18th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july18webandcloud_a, cloud, encryption, g suite, office 365, security, small business, Web & Cloud 2018july18webandcloud_a, cloud, encryption, g suite, office 365, security, small business, Web & Cloud

Cloud computing has proven to be a cost-effective necessity for small businesses. However, there are still many owners who remain misinformed about the intricacies of cloud solutions. Here are some common misconceptions you should stop believing about the cloud.

Improve the value of your business data

July 17th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july17business_a, analysis, analytics, business, business intelligence, business value, data, google, microsoft 2018july17business_a, analysis, analytics, business, business intelligence, business value, data, google, microsoft

Are you making the most of your business’s greatest assets? The data your employees and customers generate is an unsung hero, just waiting to take your business to the next level. Obviously, enough information can help any company make better decisions, but how can a small or medium-sized organization use data analysis to increase revenue?

How to back up your Android data

July 13th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july13android_a, android, data backup, google account, google drive, recovery, smartphone, tablet 2018july13android_a, android, data backup, google account, google drive, recovery, smartphone, tablet

There’s no denying that backing up your data is important. If you don’t, a cyberattack or hardware failure could wipe out invaluable personal and professional information. This doesn’t just apply to desktops and laptops. Android phones and tablets store plenty of important data, which means they need to be backed up, too.

How does virtualization improve business?

July 12th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july12virtualization_a, cloud, containers, disaster recovery, hardware lifecycle, security, uptime, virtualization 2018july12virtualization_a, cloud, containers, disaster recovery, hardware lifecycle, security, uptime, virtualization

Truly understanding the ins and outs of virtualization is not for the faint hearted. It’s a complicated field that is constantly evolving, but one thing mostly remains the same: its benefits. Read on for a simple recap of just a few of virtualization’s greatest advantages.

Call-quality issues for internet phones

July 11th, 2018 Imagine IT 2016july25_voip_a, internet calling echo, voice over ip quality, voip, voip call issues, voip static 2016july25_voip_a, internet calling echo, voice over ip quality, voip, voip call issues, voip static

The earliest phones had power and leakage issues surrounding the wet cell batteries. More recently, cell phones have had their failings as well, such as dropped calls and short battery life. Today, VoIP technology has to deal with some minor complications, too. The keyword, though, is “minor,” and our aim today is to identify these relatively...

Office 365’s apps get a revamp

July 10th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july10office_a, apps, business, efficiency, excel, microsoft, office, office 365, outlook, powerpoint, upgrades, word 2018july10office_a, apps, business, efficiency, excel, microsoft, office, office 365, outlook, powerpoint, upgrades, word

If you’re one of the million-plus users taking advantage of Office 365’s premium productivity apps, you’ll soon notice some changes. Last June, Microsoft revealed that Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word will be getting a design revamp in the coming months. Here’s a preview of what’s to come.

Microsoft expands Bing’s Visual Search

July 6th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july6windows_a, ai, android, bing, edge, ios, microsoft, search engines, visual search, windows 2018july6windows_a, ai, android, bing, edge, ios, microsoft, search engines, visual search, windows

How many times have you wanted to search the internet for something you didn’t know the name of? It’s a common problem that Microsoft helps solve with AI features included in its search engine, Bing. Visual Search allows users to replace text queries with images for more nuanced results and it’s now available on your smartphone.

Consider the security risks of your software

July 5th, 2018 Imagine IT 170px-img-istock-503784056_a, cybersecurity, it, operating system, risk assessment, risks, Security, software, threats, vulnerabilities 170px-img-istock-503784056_a, cybersecurity, it, operating system, risk assessment, risks, Security, software, threats, vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity is an issue that hounds businesses of all types. Sometimes organizations invest in security software without realizing the risks that come with it. Here’s why identifying threats before buying cybersecurity products is paramount.

5 new features to macOS Mojave

July 4th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july4apple_a, apple, continuity camera, dark mode, desktop stacks, features, ios, mac, macos mojave 2018july4apple_a, apple, continuity camera, dark mode, desktop stacks, features, ios, mac, macos mojave

Apple had recently announced macOS Mojave, the successor to the current macOS High Sierra, and the new features that will arrive with the new operating system. Here are our top five picks.

Why Healthcare needs Mobile Device Management

July 2nd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july2healthcare_a, android, byod, Healthcare, hipaa, ios, ipad, iphone, mdm 2018july2healthcare_a, android, byod, Healthcare, hipaa, ios, ipad, iphone, mdm

Surveys and studies show that wireless device usage in the healthcare industry is growing at an exponential rate, falling in line with the general trend in today’s society. The IT staff must work harder to monitor all the devices using the network, but there are Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions that can make their jobs easier. Read on to...