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Remote Access Surge is Nirvana for Hackers

July 6, 2020 No Comments

Back in the days of Windows XP, Microsoft unleashed its Remote Desktop Connection client (also known as RDP, for Remote Desktop Protocol), a version of which has appeared in every subsequent version of its operating system. Problems, however, have emerged in nearly every version of the protocol, with vulnerabilities including the following…

Benefits Of Choosing A Boutique IT Firm Instead Of A Major IT Firm Your Projects

July 6, 2020 No Comments

Information technology or IT is a must-know and must-use technology nowadays because of advancing IT infrastructure and consumer demands. That’s why hiring the right IT services based on your business niche and goals is crucial. Choosing a smaller IT firm is a good idea even if you have a big company to run. There are many reasons why boutique IT firms are more sought-after instead of IT majors, and these include flexibility, specialization, and personalized IT services that would be discussed further below.

Want a Fast and Reliable Internet Connection? Here’s What to Look For

July 3, 2020 No Comments

Technological innovations paved the way for various information, products, and services to be available online. However, the key to accessing all these is having a fast and reliable internet connection. If you are in the hunt for the best deal that internet service providers (ISPs) can give you, below are some of the things that you need to look for.

How To Build an App Development Team

July 3, 2020 No Comments

If you’re looking to start a business of creating and selling apps, or you’ve produced an app for your business and you’re ready to push it out to the public, you need to find yourself an exceptional app development team. There’s much more to app testing and development than meets the eye. Having your own in-house app development team will ensure that all of your app testing needs are thoroughly catered too, and it gives you a lot more control than you would have if you were to outsource the job to another company.

7 Best Mobile Phones in 2020

July 3, 2020 No Comments

In our modern, tech-driven age, who can survive without their beloved mobile phone? Our phones are now intrinsic part of our daily lives, going far beyond simply being a device to make calls. Not only do we use our phones to communicate in a wide range of ways from emails to instant messages, but they also let us watch videos, look up important information, keep track of appointments and even support our lifestyles and wellbeing by helping us meditate or reminding us to drink more water. In 2020, there are a large range of amazing smart phones available. So how do you know which is right for you? Let’s dive in.

Tech Stocks 2020: Top 7 to Invest In

June 29, 2020 No Comments

If you are researching your options of stocks to purchase next, tech stocks would be a fairly good choice to invest your money in. The tech stocks have proved that they can withstand different changes to the market conditions because people have become so dependent on it. Even during a pandemic and an economic shock, tech companies have faired well – as technology becomes a necessary utility for modern living.

6 Useful Tools for Amazon Sellers

June 29, 2020 No Comments

Selling your products on Amazon seems daunting, as it is one of the largest online shopping platforms available that has ever existed. Millions of items are sold on Amazon everyday, so listing your things can feel pointless when there are so many competitors. But that doesn’t mean this large marketplace should stop you from becoming a seller; you just need to use the Amazon FBA program (which stands for fulfillment by Amazon).

Online SMS Platforms And The Benefits It Can Give To Your Business

June 23, 2020 No Comments

The very first SMS message was sent way back in 1992 and throughout the 90s and the early 00s we heavily used this messaging system to stay in touch. Once the smartphone emerged however and we began to see web based instant messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Viber, the SMS almost became obsolete. Despite the fact that people no longer use SMS to keep in touch with friends and family, the messaging system presents a wealth of opportunities to businesses and email SMS is one of the most frequently used methods, which has become vital to many companies. Let’s take a look at how these tool can help businesses.

Opening the Window on AI Transparency

June 18, 2020 No Comments

AI transparency is one of today’s catch phrases, but what does it really mean? What problem does it address? Will it really make a difference? With the explosion of AI, we’ve seen a corresponding explosion of AI applications, many of which don’t work all that well. The problem is that while AI represents a powerful, useful technology, it is a tool not magic. In the hands of careful professionals, it is extremely useful. But even then, the results are subject to misinterpretation.

API Sentinel ID’s All Published APIs, Provides Continuous API Security Visibility and Monitoring

June 17, 2020 No Comments

APIs are the “connective tissue” used in every application that an average user’s likely to touch. They’re used more heavily than ever before according to Cequence Security’s Matt Keil. “Mobile and IoT devices, the adoption of containers and the move to decentralized or agile development are the driving forces behind the explosion in API usage. That’s one reason why API-focused attacks are increasingly popular with bad actors. Another is the organization’s poor or non-existent visibility into just how many APIs they have and where and how they’re used.

IT Modernization Yields Business Benefits Even in Early Stages: Survey

June 16, 2020 No Comments

In recent years, with the emergence of newer technologies ranging from the cloud to machine learning, IT modernization has evolved from a replacement of end-of-life infrastructure to an enabler of innovation and business value. It is a complex process that can take months or even years, but a recent survey shows that the effort begins to deliver measurable results almost as soon as an organization executes the first steps on its roadmap.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Migrations, Security, and AWS – Analyzing the Landscape Right Now

June 14, 2020 No Comments

with Jonathan LaCour, ReliamIn this informative interview, LaCour discusses cloud strategy from a few angles, including how AWS continues to grow support for its partners and why that matters for enterprises. Read More >>>

5 Essentials of a Data Analyst Resume in 2020?

June 5, 2020 No Comments

A resume is very important to ensure a constructive career progression path for a data analyst. Succinctly writing the information and identifying key essentials of a data analyst resume can significantly enhance your chances of getting shortlisted.

What You Need to Know about PC Upgrades

June 5, 2020 No Comments

Upgrading your PC is the simple solution to combat planned obsolescence. The most commonly upgraded PCs are those used by gamers, as they don’t need to keep buying new consoles. All they need to do is add components to their existing PC, and they can enhance their play. However, this isn’t the only reason to upgrade your computer. If your non-gaming PC is feeling slow, for instance, you might be thinking about upgrading it. Here is everything you need to know about doing so.

Choosing the Best: Top 5 Mass Email Marketing Platforms for SMBs

June 1, 2020 No Comments

Email marketing is still a critical tool that businesses use to market themselves online. The average return on investment is $38 for every dollar spent. That’s an ROI of 3,800%! If you offer a B2B service then mass email marketing is even more crucial. Forty percent of B2B companies say their email newsletters service is essential to their business. Sending large numbers of emails can’t be done using normal email apps. It takes specialized email marketing software to send and track your marketing messages.

Do you really need to build that iPhone app?

June 1, 2020 No Comments

Many of us use mobile apps every day. In fact, in 2019, according to App Annie’s latest State of Mobile report, there were 204 billion downloads from app stores worldwide. It’s not surprising then, that businesses typically approach app developers asking for an iPhone app (and an Android app if there’s budget). But there’s a third option. And if you’re a small business or start-up, the money and time saved could be the difference between building your app … or not.

Big or Small, Your Restaurant Can Reap the Benefits of a POS System

May 27, 2020 No Comments

Cash registers are a thing of the past, or at least they should be, to make room for POS systems – Point of Sale Systems. In an age where we can achieve more with less, these systems can streamline your restaurant’s operations and manage your employees and customers more effectively, whether you run a local cafe or a large restaurant chain.

Social Media Strategies to Employ at This Time of Crisis

May 27, 2020 No Comments

No matter what the crisis happens to be, with the right mindset and the right approach, there is always something positive that can come from it, and CoVid-19 is no different. The current crisis has seen businesses forced to close, people lose their jobs and the pause button has very much been pressed on almost everyone’s lives. This however does not mean that there are no opportunities out there and if you ask any Facebook advertising agency, this is one of the best times in which to double down on your social media marketing

5 Cost-Effective Data Management Strategies For Non-Profit Fundraising

May 27, 2020 No Comments

Data management is going to be at the very heart of your nonprofit’s strategy to fundraise and this is where the core of your focus should be ahead of a drive. If your data isn’t already aligned and together in one place then this is the first place where you should start before designing the strategy which you will use. The key to migrating your data, and need to fundraise is doing so in a cost effective manner and that is why using a service such as MoveData Salesforce Integration would be a smart move and give you the perfect foundation for a cost effective data management strategy for your fundraising push.

6 Tech Trends in the Construction Industry to Track in 2020

May 27, 2020 No Comments

In the construction industry, innovations are always popping up. Especially thanks to the help of ever-changing technology, construction techniques in 2020 are more reliant on machines and computers than ever before. As these trends merging technology and construction evolve, building-work and contractor professionals need to adapt to the new methods and equipment.

Trolling Elections: How Fake Accounts Actually Work

May 26, 2020 No Comments

Ever since the 2016 presidential elections, and the subsequent revelations of foreign interference, the issue of bots and trolls on social media platforms has been thrust into the mainstream. There is now a general awareness of the issue of fake accounts on social media, and the potential consequences of allowing those accounts to run rampantly unchecked. However, despite this awareness, fake accounts continue to plague social media websites.

How to Increase the Security of Your Cloud Server in 5 Steps

May 25, 2020 No Comments

If you are having a bit of hesitation about whether or not to add cloud computing services to your IT infrastructure, then you need to know that it’s normal for you to be cautious. When it comes to cloud services, data security is a big source of concern for IT professionals. With an increasing number of companies moving their data and applications to the cloud, company executives are left with the job of striking a balance between the benefits of an increase in productivity and worries about IT security and compliance.

The Benefits of Using the Latest Tech in Business

May 21, 2020 No Comments

Business and technology have always been closely intertwined, but in today’s technologically advanced age tech, plays a critical role in just about every industry, and a business owner needs to understand the value and importance of implementing the best and latest tech. There are businesses in many industries that do not understand what the benefits are of having the latest technology, and this could be holding them back in several different ways, which is why it is worth outlining the main benefits of having the latest technology and what this could do for your business.

Title: Using Powerpoint Templates to Communicate Your Data

May 21, 2020 No Comments

Is my data memorable? With the generation of large amounts of data in an array of business processes, data visualization has emerged as a pivotal part of any PowerPoint presentation. Often comes the time when you’re required to display large amounts of data to your audience. You might be an employee finding yourself in need to present sales data to your director, research teams looking to display proof of concepts to investors or an educator displaying statistics to the students, data visualization is everywhere.

6 Tips for Designing a Professional Website and Brand

May 19, 2020 No Comments

When it comes to attracting customers, having a strong brand identity is essential. Without it, customers can’t get a sense of how your products or services differ from others. But, how do you create a voice for your brand, and what resources can you use to make the process easier? We’re going to share some great tips to help you get started developing your website and brand.

Things to Consider When Choosing an SQL Server

May 19, 2020 No Comments

Most enterprises that do business online use databases to store information. In turn, these databases require servers, such as SQL servers. When so many resources and records depend on a single piece of hardware, choosing an SQL server is no small feat. The wrong SQL server can result in countless hours wasted, waiting for database requests to go through.

What Does the OST File Hide?

May 18, 2020 No Comments

Do you ever wonder about how email is stored on your local PC and which steps you should take in case a mailbox is somehow not openable? I’d like to share my experience with you. Maybe it will be helpful in the future. So, what can you do if you need to open a mailbox?

Google searches surging for IT communications services in UK

May 5, 2020 No Comments

Google Search Trends data for the UK is showing a significant increase in business searching for IT communications providers in response to the impact of COVID-19. Semetrical, a leading digital marketing agency, have undertaken Google Search Trends analysis relevant to core products and services provided by companies within the IT Communications industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to demonstrate how IT conferencing solutions have become a top priority for many UK businesses.

How To Monitor and Secure Your Employees’ Internet Activity

May 5, 2020 No Comments

Whether your employees work from home or in an office, overseeing your staff’s internet usage is crucial. How do they spend their time online during work hours? All businesses want to make sure their employees are conducting themselves online in a professional manner and are completing their work tasks. Plus, there are many threats on the internet such as hackers that could compromise the entire business. These are just some of the key reasons why companies should monitor and secure their employees’ internet activity.

How Sales Data Analysis Can Help You Generate More Profit

April 28, 2020 No Comments

Effectively managing customer data is most vital for businesses as it is the most valuable resource of getting useful insights and to improve various business operations accordingly. In order to secure and keep customers, a business needs to interact with them and build strong relationships with them directly. When a business is better able to make data-driven decisions regarding marketing and sales management, the chances of mistakes and errors are reduced. Making important business decisions based on guesswork often leaves your business being disrupted by smart and data-savvy competitors in the market.