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Google Major Change

iStock_000006559222SmallLast year, Google announced you could lose business if your website was not fully optimized for mobile devices. This is because mobile-friendliness has become a part of Google’s algorithm, making websites that are not optimized for these devices appear lower in search results.

This is still in effect, so if you have not modernized your website, now is the time ...

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Risky Business of Outdated Technology

workforce3Spending money on IT can be costly for small and midsized businesses. It’s easy to understand why you might want to keep what you have.

However, outdated software leaves you open to problems such as cyberattacks. This can slow your business as you work to fix the security holes, or worse, it can expose your data to cybercriminals.

Failing to keep up with technology can cost more money than you might think ...

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Beware- Microsoft Forcing Windows 10?

Originally, Windows 10 was an option users had to request. Not anymore. Now there is a relentless pop-up and talk about just upgrading people without their choice. In the article below in PC World, it appears as though Microsoft could possibly make the Windows 10 update a required update starting now- February 2016.

For some, this is a big problem because they know their software is not yet compatible with Windows 10.

However, you can contact us and we will help determine which ...

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Why Smartphones and Tablets Need Security Software

used with permission from Norton by Symantec, by Nadia Kovacs

You install Internet security software on your computer, but what about your smartphone or tablet? If you think the mobile devices don’t require security software, well, you’d be wrong. Treating your smartphone or tablet in the same manner you do your laptop is crucial, as these devices are actually just smaller, powerful computers.

According to Symantec’s 2015 Internet Security Threat Report, it was discovered ...

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Telltale Signs an App Is Violating Your Privacy

used with permission from Norton by Symantec, by Nadia Kovacs

Malware isn’t just for laptops and desktops. In fact, it can be a lot easier for malware to end up on your mobile phone or tablet than your computer. When it comes to mobile malware, a little bit of paranoia goes a long way. Malicious apps can steal your personal information, including sensitive financial information that can then be used to steal your identity. A lot of malware ends up on your phone ...

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Spotting the signs of a B2B scam

used with permission from FTC Business Center Blog, by Lesley Fair

A small business or nonprofit gets what appears to be an invoice for a listing in an online yellow pages directory. On the face of it, it looks legit. It includes the name of an employee at the office, a copy of what the listing looks like, the “walking fingers” symbol associated with directories — and a demand for the $486.95 the business or nonprofit supposedly owes for ...

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Modify your Office 365 Outlook layout

Some people feel very strongly about how their email is laid out, and rightly so!

When you open an email, do you want the reading pane on the bottom or on the side? Do you need to customize your new message format to include your company’s preferred font choices? Do you like to make your inbox message list as compact as possible?

Here’s how to make quick modifications to your Office 365 Outlook’s layout!

Note: These instructions are for Outlook accessed ...

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Innovations you’ll be using next year

used with permission from HP Technology at Work

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at some of the innovative tech primed to make a splash in the New Year. While some of these tech trends have already begun to garner attention, what will really launch them into the public consciousness is the way each seeks to rewrite the rules for its industry in order to do something new—from improving bad cell ...

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Top 5 New Features in Office 2016

The good news for those who don’t like big changes is that Office 2016 looks very similar to Office 2013. Since Microsoft wants you to move to their cloud, the majority of new features relate to the cloud and some require the Office 365 subscription.

  1. Word, Excel & Powerpoint Tell Me

Instead of the traditional help page that explains how to do something, the “Tell Me” tool lets you ask a question and get a one-click link to the tool you need. ...

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Set your Out of Office message in Outlook 2013

If you’re going to be out of the office and away from your email, it’s a great idea – and maybe even your company’s policy – to set an Out of Office automatic reply.

Let people know that you’re away, when you’ll be back, and who they should contact in your absence. It’s easy to do – and here are the quick steps in Outlook 2013.

 

  1. In Outlook, go to File > Info > Automatic Replies.

     

  2. In the Automatic Replies window ...
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