What You Can Do If the Sound on Your Windows Computer Stops Working

If the sound on your computer suddenly stops working, you will quickly find that silence is not golden. Many issues can cause a computer to go silent. Here are the steps you can take to find and fix the problem: 1. Check to see whether the built-in speakers are muted or set to a low volume level. To do so, …

3 Emerging IT Trends That Will Start Impacting Businesses This Year

Each year, new IT trends arise, but they are typically not too surprising or revolutionary. However, this year, three innovations have matured to a point where they are beginning to impact how businesses operate. What’s more, these technologies have the potential to transform the IT landscape in the very near future. Here are the three emerging IT trends and how …

Warn Your Staff about This Malicious Email

Be on guard — a fake security email is making the rounds. Disguised as an email from Microsoft, this phishing email is deceiving people into infecting their computers with a bot called Neutrino. This bot enables cybercriminals to take control of the infected machines. The hackers then use the machines for various malicious activities, such as stealing credentials and data. …

Microsoft Is Ending Support for Several Business Applications in 2017

The year 2017 marks the end of the line for five Microsoft applications: Office 2007, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007, Visio 2007, and Project 2007. Microsoft will no longer support these applications because they are at the end of their lifecycles. If your business is running any of these applications, you should consider upgrading them before the support stops. …

How to Select the Best Printer for Your Business

If you haven’t purchased a printer in a while, you might be in for a surprise. New features and advancements in printing technologies are challenging the long-held notion that laser printers are for businesses and inkjet printers are for consumers. Nowadays, both laser and inkjet printers can meet the needs of businesses. Laser and inkjet printers offer a wide variety …

How to Avoid Getting Spyware on Your Computer

Using spyware, hackers can record your keystrokes, take pictures of your desktop, read your emails, make copies of your files, and much more. Spyware is a type of malware that runs in the background, without your knowledge. It collects information about your activities on the computer, sending the data to hackers through your Internet connection. Cybercriminals often use this information …

5 Ways Technology Can Save Money for Your Business in 2017

The year 2017 is approaching fast. That means it is time to plan your business strategies and budget for the upcoming year. Besides developing strategies to improve profits, you can look for ways to reduce costs. Here are five ways you can use technology to save money: 1. Upgrade Your Computers and Other IT Assets It might seem contradictory, but …

7 Ways to Protect Your Laptop Data While Using Free Airport Wi-Fi

Using free public Wi-Fi networks at airports is convenient when you are traveling for business, but it can be risky. To demonstrate the ease in which airport travelers can be duped by fake hotspots, Avast Software researchers conducted an experiment during the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. They set up three free Wi-Fi hotspots in the Barcelona airport, …

Is It Better to Shut Down Desktop Computers or Let Them Sleep?

The end of workday is near and your employees are about to leave for the day. Is it better to have them shut down their desktop computers or simply let the machines slip into sleep mode? This question has been the subject of debate for many years. If you search the Internet, you will find discussions supporting both practices. So, …