How to secure your IoT devices

July 24, 2017 Computer St. Louis

global data and email symbols

More firms are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to create new business opportunities. For instance, companies that install smart sensors can automate data entry and monitor their inventory. However, if left unsecured, IoT devices also give hackers an opportunity to breach your network. In order to keep attackers at bay, we advise you take […]

Amazon releases high-end virtual desktops

July 20, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Amazon Web Services

It’s nearly impossible to discuss virtualization without bringing up Amazon Web Services (AWS). It was one of the first big names in user-friendly virtualization services and it’s only gotten better over the years. With its latest release, AWS is providing customers with some serious computing power. What are AWS virtual desktops? If you have employees […]

Skype for Business vs Hangouts Meet?

July 19, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Woman on a VoIP call

There are plenty of VoIP solutions available in the market today, but the two clear standouts are Microsoft’s Skype for Business and Google’s Hangouts Meet. Each product offers stellar voice and video conferencing features, and rich integrations with other apps. So which solution is best for your business? To answer this question, you first need […]

New Microsoft Workplace Analytics

July 18, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Microsoft Outlook

Workplace Analytics is a program that helps managers determine staff productivity levels using data gathered from their email, calendar, documents, and other applications within Office 365. Previously, Microsoft’s MyAnalytics allowed only employees to view their individual data, but with this updated version, managers now have access to this data, too. How it works Now available […]

Microsoft’s protection plan for Windows 10

July 14, 2017 Computer St. Louis

locked up laptop

The recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks have caused massive disruptions for Windows users. Although ransomware infection has slowed down in the past few weeks, many experts are saying that this is only just the beginning. Soon, newer and far more dangerous strains of malware will be developed. To help people defend against these threats, […]

Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

July 13, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Petya

The WannaCry ransomware, which infected 200,000 business globally and made over $100,000 in ransom payments, is said to be one of the worst cyber attacks in history. However, a new ransomware strain named Nyetya is shaping up to be a more formidable security threat. It has already affected businesses globally, and security firms and researchers […]

Automate mundane emails to get more done

July 11, 2017 Computer St. Louis

email on a tablet

Everyone wishes there were more minutes in a day. Between repetitive emails and seemingly endless meetings, it’s hard to find time for important tasks. Thanks to the increasing affordability of enterprise-level IT however, SMBs can start getting at least half of those problems under control with email automation. What is email automation? Usually included in […]

Four Facebook features for your business

July 10, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Facebook on a laptop

Facebook has numerous built-in features to help small- and medium-sized businesses thrive. But chances are that most business owners are taking advantage of only just a few. With Facebook’s audience reaching 1.8 billion users monthly, it’s vital for your business to leverage the right tools to enhance growth. Here are four features you should start […]

Ad blocker is coming to Chrome

July 7, 2017 Computer St. Louis

black ads

Pop-up ads and videos can easily turn people away from a website. Google knows this and has come up with a solution set to launch early next year. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about Chrome’s ad blocker. What is it? Ad blocker from Chrome actually works like an ad filter, […]

How thin and zero clients save money

July 6, 2017 Computer St. Louis

computers on desks

Businesses are always looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing growth. For the longest time, many believed that they had to purchase workstations with its own processing power, RAM, and hard drive. But thanks to virtualization, companies can save money and get the computing processes they need with thin and zero clients. What are […]