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Virtualization vendors fix processor flaws

January 16, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Cloud Virtualization

Everyone has been trying to make sense of recently discovered vulnerabilities that affect almost every computer in use today. All you really need to know about the Spectre and Meltdown bugs is that they make it very easy to spy on private information stored on a computer. But if you’re using virtual desktops or servers, […]

How will AI impact internet telephony?

January 12, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Robot reading a tablet

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings to mind robots that can perform tasks and think like human beings. While that’s certainly possible in the future, AI today is simply an intuitive set of technology that automates business processes. It’s been around for decades, and now it’s poised to make significant improvements to VoIP technology.

Beware Of Apps Bundled With Your Windows 10

January 11, 2018 Computer St. Louis

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Have you recently purchased new laptops or computers? Don’t get too excited. A new report proves that pre-installed software such as free trials and web browser toolbars can pose high-security risks. So if you want to maximize your new investment, here are some things you might want to know: Tavis Ormandy, a researcher from Google’s […]

Office 365 Update: New Tools You Need To Know

January 10, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Microsoft building

Yet again, Microsoft has released new AI-based features for Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and more — a continuing trend since 2016’s launch of the Microsoft AI and Research Group. If your business is subscribed to Office 365, this article will acquaint you with the newest features! Automatically Uncover Trends in Excel Data Finding useful information […]

Think before saving logins to your browser

January 9, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Password

There are a number of reasons you should be wary of saving your password to a digital platform. Just look at Yahoo’s data breach in 2013, which leaked passwords for three billion people. Even when your password isn’t compromised, saving it to a browser could have serious implications for your privacy.

5 social media trends of 2018

January 8, 2018 Computer St. Louis

2018

To say that social media is a small part of our lives is an understatement. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat are now integrated into our lives like never before. But what’s next? Can social media’s involvement go any further? These upcoming trends certainly point toward it.

IT hardware checklist for SMBs

January 4, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Old Hardware

As a business owner, you don’t want to start the new year faced with last year’s hardware problems. And although you can’t leave every issue behind, you can start implementing policies to avoid some of the most common hardware issues you’ve previously encountered. Here’s a checklist to get you started. ✓ Clean up your computer […]

Big gains for small-business IT in 2017

January 2, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Energy is Money

How many new technologies did your business adopt last year? Too many? Too few? You’ve officially made it through 2017 and there’s no better time than now to review which IT fads were worth investing in, and which ones should be left in the past. Look no further than our recap of last year’s most […]

Virtualization Containers 101

December 28, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Storage Containers

New technological developments such as cloud computing and virtualization are prying small- and medium-sized businesses away from traditional client-server architecture. In contention now lie Containers, a technology influenced by cloud computing that offers a less complex alternative to virtualization. Discover its benefits and see why they apply to your business. What are containers and why […]

Which VoIP service suits me the most?

December 27, 2017 Computer St. Louis

VoIP on a Laptop

Gone are the days when you have to spend a large amount of money each month on the telephone bill. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology has made it cheaper — and in most cases, free — to place and receive calls. Whether you’re a business owner or an individual user, there is a VoIP […]