Computing the ownership cost of a VoIP system

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems are tried and tested tools for business agility and continuity, so it’s no wonder that many companies use them. But they also come with ownership costs that you should anticipate. Read on to learn more. Upfront costs Upfront costs are largely determined by the manner in which you acquire […]

New productivity tools to try in Microsoft 365

Microsoft has unveiled some new and improved Microsoft 365 features. These upgrades, introduced during this year’s Microsoft Inspire conference, are more relevant than ever and were designed with the needs of the hybrid worker in mind. From third-party integrations in Teams to nifty tricks in Outlook, here’s a quick guide on what to expect from […]

Access: Database management for casual users and professionals

If you’re creating, formatting or managing data then Access is an essential app in Microsoft 365.

It might not be as well-known as Excel, Word, or Outlook but for those in the database management business it’s instantly recognizable and widely used.
Access is more advanced than Excel. It’s powerful but still user-friendly. You don’t need experience working with databases. A simple tutorial on how to query data and create forms is all you really need to get started.

Why is it important to have a business continuity plan?

Many small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners fail to prepare for major crises like flood and ransomware attacks. Disaster events can cause downtime, which can result in lost revenue and lower profits. In addition, SMBs that fail to recover quickly from disruption face the risk of losing their customers to their competitors. To prevent this […]

Useful Microsoft Edge features you should know about

Microsoft Edge is a web browser that boasts faster loading times, better support, and stronger security than its predecessor, Internet Explorer. However, these improvements merely scratch the surface of what Microsoft Edge is capable of. Here are a few great features available in the newly updated web browser. 1. Vertical tabs Vertical tabs are a […]

Think your password is secure? Think again

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe, including using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]