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Unified communications explained

September 28th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018sept28, unified communications, video conferencing, voip 2018sept28, unified communications, video conferencing, voip

Many business owners are in the dark about unified communications (UC) and don’t know how it will help their bottom lines. To end your doubts and breathe new life into your business, read this.

SharePoint or OneDrive: What’s best for SMBs?

September 27th, 2018 Imagine IT cloud, office, office 365, onedrive, 2018september27office_b, microsoft, sharepoint cloud, office, office 365, onedrive, 2018september27office_b, microsoft, sharepoint

Storing files in the cloud is common nowadays, making things convenient for business owners who want to manage their data on the go. But the number of ways to do this can be daunting, especially to the uninitiated. Don’t get lost in the sea of options. This handy guide will tell you whether SharePoint or OneDrive is right for you.

Cool new Windows 10 features are coming!

September 26th, 2018 Imagine IT clipboard, october 2018 update, phone, security, 2018september26windows_a, cortana, dark mode, redstone 5, swiftkey, windows, windows 10 clipboard, october 2018 update, phone, security, 2018september26windows_a, cortana, dark mode, redstone 5, swiftkey, windows, windows 10

Windows 10 is developed as a service, and regularly receives patches and bug fixes. It also gets feature updates at least twice a year, and 2018 is no different. This October, Microsoft unveiled the October 2018 update, also known as Redstone 5, which comes with some amazing new features.

Don’t let hackers fool you with these tricks

September 25th, 2018 Imagine IT phishing, scams, Security, 2018september25security_a, pretexting, quid pro quo, rio olympics, social engineering, tailgating phishing, scams, Security, 2018september25security_a, pretexting, quid pro quo, rio olympics, social engineering, tailgating

The volume of malicious cyber attacks is increasing every year. Although many companies use the latest network security systems, they aren’t immune to the hackers’ favorite strategy — social engineering. Unlike malware, social engineering tricks people into volunteering sensitive data. Here’s what you should know to protect your business.

What’s new with the iPhone XS

September 24th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018sept24_apple_a, a12 bionic chipset, apple, face id, ios12, iphone 2018sept24_apple_a, a12 bionic chipset, apple, face id, ios12, iphone

Good news iPhone users, Apple has released the iPhone XS and XS Max. The company also has plans to release an iPhone XR in the future, but for now, let’s examine the latest iteration of Apple’s smartphone, the iPhone XS.

Which web browser is perfect for you?

September 20th, 2018 Imagine IT chrome, opera, safari, 2018september20webandcloud_a, apple, edge, google, microsoft, Web & Cloud, web browsers chrome, opera, safari, 2018september20webandcloud_a, apple, edge, google, microsoft, Web & Cloud, web browsers

The battle of the web browsers has raged on for years. While the classic rivalry between Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer has long passed, we are now facing a broader field of competition. There are currently four web browsers competing for space in your hard drive, and we've drawn up this list of their advantages and...

Boost user productivity with MyAnalytics

September 19th, 2018 Imagine IT business productivity, office, office 365, data analytics, machine learning, microsoft business productivity, office, office 365, data analytics, machine learning, microsoft

Machine learning is all the rage nowadays, and few vendors are providing as many solutions powered by this new technology as Microsoft does. Office 365 includes “intelligent” functionality for analyzing your employees’ time and coaching them on how to use it more efficiently.

Useful Google Assistant commands

September 18th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018sept18_android_a, ai, android, google assistant, voice commands 2018sept18_android_a, ai, android, google assistant, voice commands

Google Assistant is a significant change to Google's search features on mobile devices. Like Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant interacts with your Android device to do a wide range of tasks. If you’ve got an Android phone, pick it up and give a few of our favorite voice commands a whirl!

Irate customers? VoIP features can calm them

September 13th, 2018 Imagine IT on-hold messages, 2018september13voip_a, customer service, internet-based phones, voip, voip calling on-hold messages, 2018september13voip_a, customer service, internet-based phones, voip, voip calling

When customers call your help desk, one of the the first things they hear is your automated on-hold message. This message can either uplift or worsen their moods, so you should choose wisely. Follow these simple steps to ensure you don’t frustrate your customers more than they already were.

3 Microsoft Excel tips to master

September 12th, 2018 Imagine IT business, office, 2018september12office_a, analysis, data, digital, excel, literacy, microsoft, software, tool business, office, 2018september12office_a, analysis, data, digital, excel, literacy, microsoft, software, tool

Every computer user must be well-versed in various office programs, including Microsoft Excel. If you only know a few basic commands, you haven't fully mastered Excel. Here are a few features that can make your life easier.

3 Tips on managing Windows 10 notifications

September 11th, 2018 Imagine IT notifications, os customizations, 2018september11windows_a, action center, desktop alerts, microsoft, windows, windows 10 notifications, os customizations, 2018september11windows_a, action center, desktop alerts, microsoft, windows, windows 10

Microsoft has equipped Windows 10 users with a comprehensive set of tools to get their action center settings under control. Unfortunately, most desktops come with an abundance of software and features that result in more notifications. If you’ve reached the point of oversaturation, these three tips can help you better manage your action center.

5 Cybersecurity measures anyone can master

September 7th, 2018 Imagine IT multi-factor authentication, password managers, Security, 2018september7security_a, adobe flash, cybersecurity, encryption, https, software updates, tips and tricks multi-factor authentication, password managers, Security, 2018september7security_a, adobe flash, cybersecurity, encryption, https, software updates, tips and tricks

Avoiding malware and online scams takes a lot of work. You have to treat every email with suspicion, manage a long list of convoluted passwords, and avoid public WiFi networks. Ideally, you follow several other cybersecurity best practices, but many users don’t believe they’re worth the time. If you’re one of those people, here are five ways to...

5 Ways iPads help SMBs go mobile

September 6th, 2018 Imagine IT mobile, point of sale, 2018september6apple_a, apple, ipad, smb, Social Media, tablet mobile, point of sale, 2018september6apple_a, apple, ipad, smb, Social Media, tablet

A decade ago, we could only imagine running a company on computers as thin as a wallet. But ever since Apple’s iPad emerged, employees can work on all sorts of productivity apps while they’re outside the office, conveniently and stylishly. Here are five ways your employees can enhance their mobile experience with iPad apps.

Hybrid clouds make SMBs more flexible

September 4th, 2018 Imagine IT cloud computing, scalability, security, 2018september4webandcloud_a, hybrid cloud, Web & Cloud, web and cloud cloud computing, scalability, security, 2018september4webandcloud_a, hybrid cloud, Web & Cloud, web and cloud

Cloud computing has become an indispensable component in business IT because it’s cost-effective, flexible, and secure. Thanks to hybrid cloud solutions, organizations have access to even more agile computing resources.

3 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare

September 3rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018september3healthcare_a, ai, alexa, artificial intelligence, bots, google assistant, Healthcare, machine learning, siri, virtual assistants 2018september3healthcare_a, ai, alexa, artificial intelligence, bots, google assistant, Healthcare, machine learning, siri, virtual assistants

Technological advancements have brought us much closer to artificial intelligence (AI), such as cars that drive themselves and robots that interpret and summarize the news. AI is helping humankind in various industries, and healthcare is close to the top of that list.