Optimizing website images for SEO

Optimizing website images for SEO

September 6th, 2019

Small- and medium-sized businesses are often tempted to relegate their search engine optimization (SEO) analyses to the free reports offered by online platforms like WordPress and Google Analytics. Unfortunately, those reports rarely provide the details you need to make improvements. One of the things they tend to glaze over is image optimization. Do images really […]

Back up your data with these solutions

September 5th, 2019

Today’s businesses rely heavily on data to run their day-to-day operations. They use it for everything from building client relationships to developing marketing strategies and so much more. But without data backups, businesses stand to suffer from major losses and even end up closing up for good should any natural or human-made disaster occur. With […]

No ransom: A place for free decryption

September 3rd, 2019

Although a ransomware attack may seem targeted, you’re not the only one who’s been infected. Ransomware is spreading at an alarming rate, and the further it goes, the more resources are allocated to fighting it. If your data is held hostage, refer to this list of free decryptors you can use. The state of ransomware […]

How to deal with Android bloatware

September 2nd, 2019

When you buy an Android mobile phone, the mobile carrier often installs certain apps onto the device. These apps, commonly referred to as bloatware, are usually tied into a service that the carrier offers. A majority of users, however, don’t want these apps. Here’s how you can deal with Android bloatware. What is bloatware? Bloatware […]

4 Common misconceptions about virtualization

August 30th, 2019

Small businesses can accomplish a lot by implementing virtualization in their office IT network. Unfortunately, many SMBs shy away from it because of various misconceptions. Here are four myths about virtualization you should stop believing. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume that the more advanced an IT solution is, […]

Why Google now prioritizes mobile searches

August 29th, 2019

Google recently made changes to its search tools to prioritize mobile searches over web searches. Why has Google done this and what does this mean for businesses and users? Get the answers by reading on. Google search works by using ‘bots.’ These bots are responsible for trawling through the web and sorting and categorizing websites […]

What does the lifespan of a business phone system look like?

August 26th, 2019

Although digital communication tools let businesses connect with customers and other stakeholders in an efficient manner, telephones are still used to communicate with important business stakeholders. And for many organizations, determining whether to use internet phones or legacy systems remains a concern. To help you decide, here’s a short guide on business phones and their […]

Tweak your mindset to achieve success on the cloud

August 23rd, 2019

The cloud is not like some magic beans that’ll sprout sky-high stalks overnight and lead you to a castle full of riches. Don’t be misled by shiny words such as “increased productivity” and “collaboration” — your organization won’t realize these benefits unless everyone actually puts in the work to make the cloud work. If you want to use the cloud successfully, you might have to change your mind about a thing or two before you migrate to the cloud.

Smartphone browsers now support biometrics

August 21st, 2019

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Lite support web-based biometric authentication. The leading mobile browsers now allow users to sign in to online profiles through fingerprint scanners, facial recognition, and the like. What’s more, online biometric authentication through these browsers requires no additional software. Authenticate your profile on your mobile device Chrome OS, Windows, MacOS, Linux, […]

NEW IRS Law for Tax Preparers – Required Data Security Plan

August 20th, 2019

IRS, Security Summit partners urge tax professionals to review their practices, enhance safeguards to protect taxpayer data. Tax Security 2.0 – A “Taxes-Security-Together” Checklist

IR-2019-122, July 9, 2019