Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet. When you update your Facebook status, you’re using cloud..
You can walk into nearly any type of business, no matter what the size may be, and find employees using at least one of the well-known Microsoft Office 355 products. Office has been the backbone of many businesses for a number of years now and there have been numerous versions over the years that offer all..
Cortana, Microsoft’s assistant app in Windows 10, is getting even more nosey than before. We’re told Redmond will scan your email, in order to remind you to keep your commitments. Sounds benign — helpful, even. But some are worrying that it’s just one more privacy invasion from the Pacific Northwest. Even though you can turn it off,..
As the take up of cloud computing continues to increase, it’s fair to say that most with even a cursory association to IT have developed some kind of opinion on this revolutionary technology. While thousands of ardent fans sing its praises and strongly encourage its adoption, an equal number of critics tell tales of cloud..
Cloud computing has proven a boon to businesses—especially small businesses, for which it hits a particularly sweet spot. With cloud services, small businesses reap the benefits of not having to deploy physical infrastructure like file and e-mail servers, storage systems or shrink-wrapped software. Plus, the “anywhere, anytime” availability of these solutions, means hassle-free collaboration among..
We talk a lot about threats to data security on this blog, and personal experience has probably acquainted you with everything from Trojan Horses to phishing. Here’s a particularly sneaky threat that’s becoming more and more common: fake patches.
After lying relatively low for a few months, malware and ransomware have once again reared their ugly heads. Last week, Google removed more than a dozen malware-infected apps from its Google Play store. And variations of the CryptoLocker and CryptoWall viruses, which plagued the IT world in 2014 and 2015, have started appearing as well,..
If you’ve ever been in the car with a child constantly asking, “are we there yet?” you know how annoying a repetitive question can be. Unfortunately for Windows users, Microsoft has decided to take this method of annoyance to their own customer base, constantly nagging them to upgrade. If you’re as sick of this as..
Microsoft is starting to release its Office 365 Planner solution to “first release” beta testers, the company announced on Monday. Planner is a new addition coming to some Office 365 subscription plans. Introduced in September, Office 365 Planner is designed to make it easy to create plans and assign tasks to personnel within an organization. The..
LAST WEEK I got into a fight with a friend. It was the rare kind of conflict that required both parties step back and agree to take some time on our own while we sorted through what we were feeling. The problem was, I wasn’t sure what I was feeling. In fact, I wasn’t even sure..