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Network virtualization: why you should care

Network virtualization: why you should care

As difficult as virtualization may be to understand, it continues to march toward widespread adoption. Up until now, the service was mostly limited to making hardware and software resources better allocated based on needs. However, corporate bigwigs AT&T and Verizon are jumping into the game by adding the option to virtualize network services.

Best practices for SMB Facebook pages

Best practices for SMB Facebook pages

Considering the most recent stats of Facebook’s daily usage — an astounding 1 billion daily mobile users, to be exact — it’s time to take another look at your company’s page. Even if you’re actively managing your page, changes and updates are so frequent at the social media colossus that there’s likely a feature or opportunity you’ve missed.

iPads and SMBs: 5 ideas worth considering

iPads and SMBs: 5 ideas worth considering

Small- and medium-sized businesses are famous for creating innovative solutions that allow them to compete with much larger, better funded competitors. One of the most useful tools to accomplish this is the immensely popular iPad, which with its widespread developer community, has limitless possibilities for SMBs. If you feel like you could be getting more out of your Apple mobile device’s business potential, we’ve created a list of the five best solutions — let’s take a look.

Two new tools for defeating ransomware

Two new tools for defeating ransomware

A simple Google search of “ransomware” returns just over 9 million results. So, too, does a search for “Three Mile Island,” the location of the late-70’s Pennsylvania nuclear meltdown. And while we don’t mean to equate the near catastrophe of the latter to having your company’s data hijacked by computer hackers, ransomware can in many cases end in disaster for your business.

6 advanced search tips for Gmail

6 advanced search tips for Gmail

Looking for an important file or message among endless emails in your inbox is no fun, especially if you need it right before a meeting starts. You’ve tried using the basic search box at the top of Gmail and found out that it didn’t help either. Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up 6 search operators that will help you sort through your inbox to get what you need in a jiffy.

Secret upgraded functions for Firefox

Secret upgraded functions for Firefox

In today’s modern day and age, the term “upgrade” has become associated with everything from hotel rooms to web browsers. It usually implies “better,” and who wouldn’t want that? After returning from a brief break, the web browser debuted its arsenal of upgraded functions — 8 to be exact — that helps make every browsing session more effortless and efficient.

5 ways to get the most out of the latest fads

5 ways to get the most out of the latest fads

Have you seen folks wandering around downtown, staring at their phone like it was a map pointing them to a pot of gold? Or ordering pizza over a Facebook chat conversation with an awkward cashier? With some creative marketing and structuring, your SMB could be on the other side of those people’s phones.

VoIP call-quality issues explained

VoIP call-quality issues explained

Most people have always assumed that a landline from the established local telco is what their office needs, but the new reality is that you have options. Now you can choose to make calls over the internet with VoIP (Voice over IP) and enjoy convenience, simple set-up, and all the features you’d expect from a traditional phone system, for less money.