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5 ways to capitalize on the latest tech fads

August 31st, 2018 Imagine IT business, business value, 2008aug31_businessvalue_c, internet of things, machine learning, tech fads, tech trends business, business value, 2008aug31_businessvalue_c, internet of things, machine learning, tech fads, tech trends

More money with less investment — that’s the dream, right? Counterintuitive as it may seem, flash-in-the-pan tech fads and trends may just be the way to achieve that. With the right tools, you can associate your SMB with popular new technologies. These are our five tips on how to cash in on things as silly and childish as Pokémon GO and as...

Malware threats for Android phones

August 30th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august30android_a, security, android, cyber-crime, malware, smartphone 2018august30android_a, security, android, cyber-crime, malware, smartphone

Smartphones are like palm-sized computers, and they deserve the same protection as desktops and laptops. While you don’t need to install bulky security software to protect against cyberthreats, there are steps you can take to keep cybercriminals at bay.

Utilize these VoIP features more often

August 28th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018aug28_voipgeneral_a, call screening, click-to-call, coaching, phone conference, hands-free dialing, hold music, voip, voip features 2018aug28_voipgeneral_a, call screening, click-to-call, coaching, phone conference, hands-free dialing, hold music, voip, voip features

Voicemail, Do Not Disturb, and call recording are some of the obvious reasons why companies choose VoIP services for their communication needs. But other VoIP features are often underutilized, like customizable hold music or in-call coaching. For a more efficient work flow, check out these overlooked features.

New Office 365 cyberattack on the loose

August 27th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august27office_a, office, office 365, outlook, phishing, scams, security, cyberattack, microsoft, sharepoint 2018august27office_a, office, office 365, outlook, phishing, scams, security, cyberattack, microsoft, sharepoint

Phishing scams disguise malicious links and emails as messages from trusted sources. The most recent scam to watch out for almost perfectly imitates a trusted invitation to collaborate through Microsoft SharePoint. It’s a three-step attack that’s easy to avoid if you know how it works.

7 Ways to personalize your Windows 10

August 24th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august24windows_a, personalization, customization, microsoft, preferences, settings, virtual desktops, windows, windows 10 2018august24windows_a, personalization, customization, microsoft, preferences, settings, virtual desktops, windows, windows 10

Whether you want to have a darker color scheme, run several apps at the same time, or display multiple desktops, Windows 10 gives you many options to personalize your PC. And while some customization options are less obvious than others, it is worth the effort to get your Windows 10 to look and function the way you want it to. Here are a few...

4 Security risks of the BYOD strategy

August 23rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august23security_a, bring your own device, byod, Security, data protection, hacking, it security risks, malware 2018august23security_a, bring your own device, byod, Security, data protection, hacking, it security risks, malware

Taking work home, or practically anywhere, has never been easier. The bring your own device (BYOD) strategy has become a popular approach for many businesses to conduct work more efficiently and flexibly. But this strategy is not without risks. BYOD, if not implemented correctly, can make your system susceptible to a number of attacks. Here are a...

How to install the newest iOS smoothly

August 22nd, 2018 Imagine IT 22august2018apple_a, apple, downgrade ios, installing, ios, ios 11.4, ios 11.4.1, iphone software, software update 22august2018apple_a, apple, downgrade ios, installing, ios, ios 11.4, ios 11.4.1, iphone software, software update

When a new iOS update is released, you may get so amped that you immediately tap on that Download and Install button. The next thing you know, you’re saddled with new software that causes headache after headache. To avoid this fate, here are six tips to ensure that your next iOS update goes without a hitch.

What you need to know about e-commerce & AI

August 17th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august17webandcloud_a, ai, artificial intelligence, ecommerce, machine learning, Web & Cloud, web business 2018august17webandcloud_a, ai, artificial intelligence, ecommerce, machine learning, Web & Cloud, web business

Many business owners are looking to artificial intelligence (AI, or “machine learning”) for its potential to improve communications with their customers. It is predicted that by 2020, 85% of all interactions will originate from machine learning “bots.” If you operate an e-commerce business and are wondering how you can benefit from bots, you’re in...

The pitfalls of business continuity planning

August 16th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august16business_a, business, business continuity, business it, backups, disaster recovery 2018august16business_a, business, business continuity, business it, backups, disaster recovery

Your service provider, tasked with looking after your company’s IT, has kept your business up and running for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, that kind of longevity in developing continuity plans can result in some providers overlooking or underestimating certain issues. Here are some of them.

Android repurposing: 5 awesome ideas

August 15th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august15_android_a, peel smart, security camera, android, android tablet, digital frame, radio, repurpose, universal remote 2018august15_android_a, peel smart, security camera, android, android tablet, digital frame, radio, repurpose, universal remote

It’s a fact of life that electronic devices don’t stay on top of the market for very long. That nice new Android tablet with all the latest apps and games will soon be replaced with a newer version, and you have the decision to upgrade or be left with a useless piece of metal and plastic. Fortunately, there are five ways to repurpose that old...

How your business can prepare for VoIP

August 10th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august10voip_a, network stability, security, internet phone call, telecommunications, voip, voip for business, voip implementation 2018august10voip_a, network stability, security, internet phone call, telecommunications, voip, voip for business, voip implementation

Companies that want to stay ahead of the curve are switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions to drive productivity and mobility. To get ready for the upgrade, you need proper planning and network preparation -– here are the most critical considerations.

Time-saving tips for Microsoft Word

August 9th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018aug09_office_a, office, editing, formatting, insert pictures, microsoft office, shared document, software, word online 2018aug09_office_a, office, editing, formatting, insert pictures, microsoft office, shared document, software, word online

Microsoft Word remains one of the most popular and user-friendly apps for business. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac and can be used to create a wide array of business documents. While millions of people use Word every day, most don’t know how to maximize its potential. And since it is constantly being updated, you need to check out...

4 tips to speed up your Windows 10 computer for free

August 8th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august8windows_c, operating system, application, disk cleaner, microsoft, speed, tips, windows, windows 10 2018august8windows_c, operating system, application, disk cleaner, microsoft, speed, tips, windows, windows 10

If your Windows 10 computer is starting to slow down after some time, there are ways to make it run faster without breaking the bank. The following tips will improve your computer’s performance without the need for more hardware.

Spectre makes a comeback

August 7th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august7security_a, computer chip, netspectre, network, patching, Security, security, intrusion prevention systems, spectre, vulnerability 2018august7security_a, computer chip, netspectre, network, patching, Security, security, intrusion prevention systems, spectre, vulnerability

When one cyberattack is stopped, another more powerful variant almost always takes its place. It happens all the time with ransomware, computer viruses, and Trojan horses. Recently, this has become the case with Spectre attacks, which exploit a fundamental flaw in modern computer chips. Here’s everything you need to know.

What you need to know about EHR hardware

August 6th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august6healthcare_a, ehr, ehr hardware, electronic health records, electronic medical records, Healthcare, healthcare it 2018august6healthcare_a, ehr, ehr hardware, electronic health records, electronic medical records, Healthcare, healthcare it

Medical history, vaccine status, lab test results, and other medical records are libraries unto themselves. Checking such files without the aid of computers can be cumbersome. Thanks to EHR, hospital staff can access these information with ease.

Get more life out of your iPhone battery

August 3rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august3apple_a, airplane mode, apple, battery life, bluetooth, iphone, wi-fi 2018august3apple_a, airplane mode, apple, battery life, bluetooth, iphone, wi-fi

You’re on the go today – out of the office, out of the house, and attending a business event. Everything is going fine and dandy until you look down at your phone to see your worst nightmare come true. Your iPhone is at 25 percent battery life. Before you panic, know that the answer to your dilemma may just be in the palm of your hand: in the...

Work productively with Chrome extensions

August 1st, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august1webandcloud_a, business, chrome, extensions, google, productivity, Web & Cloud, work 2018august1webandcloud_a, business, chrome, extensions, google, productivity, Web & Cloud, work

Well over half of all surveyed internet users utilize Google’s Chrome web browser, and it’s not difficult to see why. The ability to customize your browser via third party apps, extensions, and more makes web surfing a truly personalized experience. Keep on reading to discover the most practical extensions to enhance productivity.