9 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts That You Will Actually Remember and Use

There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts that you can use while working within applications on Windows computers. Trying to remember which shortcut does what in each application can be difficult. However, there are some shortcuts that work across many Microsoft and third-party applications. Here are nine versatile keyboard shortcuts: 1. Ctrl+A To quickly select everything in a file or an …

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now the norm — 95 percent of businesses worldwide are using at least one cloud service, according to a 2016 study. While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data. Although security experts note that storing data in the cloud is a relatively safe practice, businesses should still …

4 IT Trends That Will Affect Businesses in 2017

There is no crystal ball that businesses can use to see the exact IT problems and opportunities that they will encounter each year. However, by looking at past and present IT trends, they can get a sense of where IT is heading and how the new direction might affect their business. Here are four trends that IT experts are predicting …

7 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Productivity When Working on Your Computer

You sit down at your computer to complete a quick task, but what should have taken only a few minutes takes much longer. Sound familiar? If it occurs often, you might be sabotaging your productivity without realizing it. Bad habits, old technology, and not taking advantage of your applications’ features can eat away your workday a minute at a time. …

How to Buy The Right Printer

Budget shouldn’t be your only consideration when buying a printer. You should think about what you’ll need in order to get the most out of your new purchase. Here are some of the most important things to take into account. First consider whether you need a simple printer or a multifunction printer (MFP). MFPs are the most common choice for …

What Is Downtime Really Costing Your Business?

When preparing your technology budget, it is useful to know the costs associated with downtime. This information can help you prioritize IT expenditures so that critical systems and operations receive the funding needed to keep them running efficiently. The largest cost in technology is the impact it makes to employee productivity and the resulting payroll dollars needed to achieve business …

Microsoft Is Ending Support for Several Business Applications in 2017

The year 2017 marks the end of the line for five Microsoft applications: Office 2007, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007, Visio 2007, and Project 2007. Microsoft will no longer support these applications because they are at the end of their lifecycles. If your business is running any of these applications, you should consider upgrading them before the support stops. …

The 7 Most Important Data Files You Should Back Up Nightly

While regular backups are an important part of any disaster recovery plan, not every file on your system is mission critical. It’s always good practice to back up your systems daily, but often that isn’t practical or doable. Whether because of financial or time constraints, full backups often have to be done less frequently. So which files should you backup …

3 Components of an Effective Data Recovery Plan

You’ve probably got a data recovery plan in place; most companies do. However, do you enforce that plan so that it can actually deliver, in the event of a disaster or other service interruption? A plan without enforcement isn’t much of a plan. What your company needs is a strategy to implement and enforce that well-crafted plan. The effort and …