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The lowdown on virtualization and the cloud

May 24th, 2018
The lowdown on virtualization and the cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes used interchangeably, and it’s easy to see why people confuse the two. To set the record straight, virtualization is NOT cloud computing. But these two revolutionary technologies often overlap.

Virtualization

Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc.

How long should business phone systems last?

May 23rd, 2018
How long should business phone systems last?

The phone remains one of the first points of contact businesses have with their customers. That’s why so many companies are upgrading to affordable and hi-tech “VoIP” systems. Voice over IP solutions are a smart investment given their longevity and more.

5 new features for Outlook

May 22nd, 2018
5 new features for Outlook

Lately, Microsoft has given some love to Outlook — not just the desktop app, but also the web and app versions. In fact, they just released a bunch of new and improved features. Let’s take a look.

#1 RSVP
Outlook makes it fairly simple to invite people to a meeting, but now it will also keep tabs on who’s coming.

Windows 10 makes it easy to back up files

May 18th, 2018
Windows 10 makes it easy to back up files

Businesses rely on computers for their daily operations, so getting afflicted by ransomware is devastating. It blocks access to all data, which can result in financial losses and the company closing down temporarily or permanently. Fortunately, Windows offers built-in tools and cloud storage options so you won’t have to fear data loss.

Don’t give social media hackers a chance

May 17th, 2018
Don’t give social media hackers a chance

Pranksters, malicious attackers, extremists — hackers come in different forms, but they all have one thing in mind: compromising your online privacy and security. Some of them specialize in hacking social media, but don’t fret; there are several things you can do to protect your Facebook or Twitter account.

How to prevent your laptop from overheating

May 15th, 2018
How to prevent your laptop from overheating

Laptops may be more affordable than ever, but we’re also using them for more advanced tasks than ever. This means you run the risk of overheating your laptop and causing long-term damage. Here’s how to avoid that.

Causes of overheating

Laptops create heat during their normal operation.

Get your business noticed using social media

May 14th, 2018
Get your business noticed using social media

As a startup business owner, you may think social media isn’t worth the effort because no one knows about your business. You may have dabbled in Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn and seen minimal (if any) results. What can a business owner with a new brand/product do? Well, it turns out quite a lot.

Heritage Technology Solutions Becomes a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner

May 14th, 2018
Heritage Technology Solutions Becomes a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner

Heritage Technology Solutions earns distinction through commitment to academic customers.

Kenton Crestwood, Illinois - May 2018, Heritage Technology Solutions, today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.

New Gmail features you need to use now

May 11th, 2018
New Gmail features you need to use now

The first thing you’ll notice in the new Gmail for web is its uncluttered look, but there’s plenty more to be excited about. Greater security, easy-to-use sidebar apps and inline buttons, and more have been added to improve Gmail users’ experience.

The Risk of Not Having Cloud Backup

May 10th, 2018
The Risk of Not Having Cloud Backup

It is always better to be safe than sorry. And given the fact that files can disappear or be corrupted in an instant, small businesses need robust data backup systems in place. Without one, you could very well lose lots of money and have your hard-earned reputation irrevocably damaged.