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2017’s most valuable IT solutions

It’s the perfect time of year to evaluate last year’s technology investments and make adjustments for the year to come. Whether 2017 left you with extra cash in your pocket or desperate for a better way to get work done, here’s a roundup of the best IT news from the past year.

Microsoft Teams tips and tricks

If you think Microsoft Teams is good only for business instant messaging, you’re missing out on a plethora of features Teams has. Microsoft’s chat solution actually integrates with many of its Office 365 applications, including OneNote, SharePoint, and Word, among others.

Phishing alert: scammers now use encryption

When you visit an encrypted website, the connection between the source of the web page and your browser is secure. Encryption ensures users’ browsing habits are safe from hackers’ prying eyes, but phishing scammers have found a way to adopt it for their own schemes.

HP laptop users beware: keylogger found

You might be entering credit card details on a website to purchase something online or filling in your personal information to subscribe to a service, thinking you’re safe behind the keyboard. And you probably are -- if the computer you’re using doesn’t have a keylogger installed.

BCS among the Largest Ranked Telecommunication Companies for 3rd Consecutive Year

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business Communications Solutions (BCS) was ranked #20 in the Orange County Business Journal’s annual list of “Largest Ranked Telecommunication Companies,” moving up from #22 last year. This is the third year in a row that BCS has received this recognition.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Gift Giving For Employers (Plus a Few Ideas)

Can you believe it’s already December?

Seems like just yesterday we were all turning the calendar page to January and here we are ready to do it again.

The holiday season marks an important time to give thanks to your employees for another year of hard work.

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Cloud Stack Consideration: Choosing Between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS

Two decades ago, when you wanted to install a new program on a computer, it meant installing multiple 3.5” disks one at a time.

Soon, this process gave way to CD-ROMs. (Remember the AOL install disks?)

Now, this process has been scaled back and in some cases, eliminated altogether, thanks to the Cloud Computing stack.

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Part 2: How has technology changed communications in workplace?

Last month we started to explore how email, video conferencing, and document collaboration have changed the workplace.

So let’s look at a few more ways that technology has drastically changed the workplace in the 21st century and beyond.

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Part 1: How has technology changed communications in workplace?

For decades, billions of men and women around the world woke up, ate breakfast, and went to work.

There, they sat in redundant meetings hour after hour, opened countless file folders and filled out dozens of interdepartmental mail forms.

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Managing Multi-Vendor Relationship: How many do you really need?

Raise your metaphorical hand, if you have to store all your passwords and vendor contact information in a spreadsheet on your computer just to keep them straight. If you said yes, you are NOT alone.

Welcome to the era of easy outsourced fixes. Today, anything and everything can be outsourced.