2019 Small Business Technology You Can Use

Technology forecasts for 2019 are somewhat predictable. Annual prognosticators have included several repeats from previous years on their lists, such as digital transformation, the IoT, robotics and 3D printing breakthroughs. Though interesting, many of the developments on current lists are not likely to affect small business owners. With that in mind, we present some 2019 small business technology that small business leaders can bank on. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Released October 2018, the Surface Pro 6 is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s popular 2-in-1 laptop. Since the original Surface Pro appeared in 2012, the company has progressively improved the performance,…

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New Microsoft Products Enhance Business Mobility, Productivity and Collaboration

As the Microsoft Inspire partner conference concludes in Las Vegas, it’s worth reviewing recent Microsoft feature and product announcements. Whether you turbocharge collaboration with updated Microsoft Teams functionality or design a factory space with Microsoft Layout, key new Microsoft products bring enhanced mobility, productivity and collaboration to business in 2018. True Mobility and Seamless Collaboration Since its inception in 2012, the Surface line of touchscreen, ultraportable computers and interactive whiteboards has made steady strides. This year, the Surface family includes two significant upgrades to cement Microsoft’s prominence in the market. The Surface Hub 2 takes collaboration to greater heights with…

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Elegant Surface Hub 2 Elevates Collaboration

Two years ago, Microsoft revolutionized group collaboration with the release of the Surface Hub. This May, the company announced an updated version of its powerful interactive whiteboard. Scheduled for general release in 2019, the Surface Hub 2 offers key enhancements to further advance the way teams work in the office and across the globe. New Surface Hub 2 Features Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used by teams. It’s sleeker, more agile and more affordable. While details remain somewhat slim, three features are generating a great deal of excitement: Multi-user Sign-in — Multiple team members…

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Zacinlo: The Cyber Menace Slipping Through Windows

If social media has taught us anything, it’s that the best pictures are candid (or at least, give the impression of being candid; see “plandid”). While candid beauty shots are great for Instagram, candid screenshots of your desktop taken by hackers are definitely no fun. Unfortunately, this could have been happening to you for years—without your knowledge or consent. This is the frightening reality of Windows users who have fallen victim to Zacinlo, a malware so sophisticated it has evaded cyber security experts since 2012. Here’s what we know so far about this sneaky cyber threat—and how you can protect…

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What the Microsoft Edge Vulnerability Can Teach Us About Cyber Security

End users continue to reap the benefits of stiff competition in Silicon Valley. A vulnerability in the Microsoft Edge web browser was recently uncovered by none other than Google employee, Jake Archibald. As he recounts in a June 20th blog post, Archibald uncovered a bug in Microsoft Edge that allows malicious websites to retrieve data from other websites. So what does this mean for Edge users? Peering over the Edge “It means you could visit my [proof-of-concept] site in Edge, and I could read your emails, I could read your Facebook feed, all without you knowing,” Archibald explains. Archibald attributes…

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What is Microsoft 365 Business and Who is it for?

Have you heard about Microsoft 365 Business? Well maybe, did you mean Office 365? Yes, but not exactly. Microsoft 365 Business (carefully note the wording) is actually a new offering that includes Office 365 and much more. It’s an all-in-one business technology bundle that makes it easier for small and mid-sized customers to benefit from Microsoft’s latest productivity, security and mobile technologies. With centrally managed devices and security, Microsoft 365 Business combines Windows 10, Office 365 and advanced security features in one package. It enables owners and managers to control access to apps and manage mobile devices and users without…

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3 Ways Microsoft Azure Provides True Modern Workplace Solution

Microsoft Azure: Modern Workplace Solution Word. PowerPoint. Excel. There’s no denying that Microsoft has made an indelible impact on business. In 2010, the technology titan expanded its product catalog to include Microsoft Azure—a cloud-based platform that supports the creation, deployment and management of websites, mobile services, and other applications. In the years since, Microsoft has refined Azure to seamlessly support the modern workplace and the company’s efforts are paying off. The number of subscribers recently doubled and sales show no signs of slowing down. Microsoft Azure’s popularity can be attributed to the three benefits outlined below. Focus on developing your…

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Meltdown and Spectre: 2018’s Newest Security Threat

By: Almi Dumi Chief Information Security Officer at eMazzanti Technologies Meltdown and Spectre are the latest cyber security threats that is making the news! Not sure how these threats may affect you? Wondering what you need to do to protect yourself and your business? eMazzanti Technologies has been working tirelessly with our partners and hardware vendors to ensure that our client base has taken the appropriate steps to protect their data. Below we have given you a helpful summary of what these threats are and what steps have been taken thus far to mediate the vulnerabilities: The Difference between Meltdown…

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2017 Business IT: The Year in Review

For small and midsize business owners, 2017 brought a greater awareness of cyber-security. Cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) moved further into the mainstream. And, a host of new and improved tools streamlined the way we do business. To sum it up, 2017 business IT generated headlines and opportunities. So, let’s take a quick look back at the information technology developments that influenced our business lives in 2017. A thoughtful review positions us to better take advantage of the opportunities coming our way in 2018. Cyber-security in the News With increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber-attacks, cyber-security now commands…

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Easily and Affordably Use Microsoft Office 365

3 Types of People Who Can (Easily and Affordably!) Use Microsoft Office 365 Paint taught you how to navigate a computer. PowerPoint helped you ace your final high school presentation. Microsoft products have assisted you at every stage of life. Office 365 continues the trend—helping you meet goals and connect with others, whether you’re studying, working or just doing your thing. Professionals Although it really is so much more (see below), Office 365 is primarily known as a worker’s tool—and with good reason. The cloud-based platform boasts a suite of applications built to promote productivity. Publish and polish professional looking…

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