5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Life Easier

Managed services providers (MSPs) are lifesavers for business owners and executives to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers. As the industry trade group CompTIA noted in a March 2015 report, over 70% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) […]

What to do Before Throwing Out an Old PC

There comes a point in the life of every office computer when it is simply no longer practical to keep it running and up-to-date. When it comes time to get rid of old, outdated computers, it’s not enough to simply unplug them and toss them in the nearest trash can. Disposing of old PCs requires […]

5 Ways Hackers Can Socially Engineer Your Staff

In August of 2012, on a hot day in Las Vegas, a recently hired Walmart manager of government contract logistics spent 20 minutes on the phone with the store manager in a remote military town in Canada. During those 20 minutes, the logistics manager took down vital information from the store manager in preparation for […]

5 Signs Your Hard Drive is About to Fail

Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive there is always a chance the device will fail. Regardless of the type of drive, your computer usually will show subtle signs of a pending disk failure. Paying attention to these signs can save you from unexpectedly losing the data stored on your drive. 1. Intermittent […]

How to Use Images to Fill an Excel Chart

You can spice up your charts in Excel by using images, rather than colors, to fill each data series or point. While images won’t always be appropriate, they can bring life to certain data. For instance, if you have a bar chart related to statistics for your products, you can fill each bar with its […]

5 Simple Tips to Make Your Outlook Life Easier

If you’re a busy businessperson, Outlook is the center of your communication. Customers are moving from phone calls to emails, so you need to cater to customer preferences. To keep up with customer emails, Outlook 2013 has several options you can set that help you automate and simplify your email experience. Here are five ways […]