Email: Things You Might Need But Don’t Have

Date: 29 Aug 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

The kind of email system you use makes a difference. Full access and full control of your email account – even when on the go – can be essential tools for people who work in the field. But just the same, you might need a few tweaks to a less fully featured system to keep operations efficient and cost-effective. Whether you work from an office or are productive while on the go, email most likel

Your Reputation is Important Online as Well as Offline—Are You Managing Both?

Date: 23 Aug 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

Your reputation and your company’s reputation are important. When people talk about you or your company, depending on what’s being said, it can have either a helpful or a damaging effect. In the online world this can be even more challenging, as the proliferation of websites and social media tools make monitoring these comments more difficult to do. Here are some tools to help you make sense o

Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365—Two Options for Email in the Cloud

Date: 17 Aug 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

While the decision to have some of your IT resources “in the cloud” can be a complex one, one area we get asked about often is email and productivity applications. Below is a summary from two industry giants: one from Google and the other from Microsoft, and see how they compare: Google Apps Google Apps is a service from Google that started in 2006, with the introduction of Gmail—a hosted em

Social Networking and Small Businesses: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

Date: 15 Aug 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

The advent of social networking these days gives smaller businesses a bigger voice in the market, allowing them to rise to a level nearly at par with their larger competitors – and elevating the playing field to a battle of efficiency, cost effectiveness, and quality service rather than advertising and marketing budgets. One of the most difficult challenges smaller businesses face is having a bi

Why Cheap Routers/Firewalls Just Don’t Do The Trick

Date: 11 Aug 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

It is a misconception among many businesses that using a cheap, basic router/firewall is sufficient for day-to-day operations. But it is important to realize that there is more to it than just price – especially since more often than not, going cheap will only get you what you pay for (or maybe even less). In business, protecting important information and data is paramount. This is why it is rec

Which Smartphone Works Best for You?

Date: 08 Aug 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

With the mobile phone trend evolving into an all-around multimedia device, many people have seen the need to have a smartphone – for different reasons. That is why there are so many different smartphones that cater to different kinds of people with different needs and uses. It’s important to know what you need, and think things through before buying so you can get the smartphone that works bes

Switch to VoIP Phones for your Business

Date: 01 Aug 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

Switch to VoIP Phones for your business and reap the benefits of using a unified network for voice and data. Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) is basically technology that allows you to make and receive calls over data networks. Instead of traditional phone services which channel analog signals such as the sound of your voice over copper wires, VoIP converts these sounds to digital form first—

iPads in the Office

Date: 29 Jul 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

Citing numbers released by Apple recently, it has been reported that nearly 86 percent of Fortune 500 companies in the US report deploying or testing the iPad. Many large companies are clearly looking at the iPad as something not just for leisure or entertainment but also for business. Are you considering doing the same? Read on to find out how you can put the iPad to work for your business. The

New Flaw Called “Cookiejacking” Allows Hackers to Hijack Cookies in IE

Date: 11 Jul 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

Users of Internet Explorer beware: security researchers have found a new flaw in the popular Microsoft browser that allow hackers to commit something called “cookiejacking”, which enables them to steal information and data from IE cookies from any website. Despite a few flaws, Internet Explorer remains one of the most commonly used browsers in businesses today, making it a ripe target for hac

User Education in the Fight Against Malware

Date: 04 Jul 2011 | Posted BY: ulisticadmin

With the security software of many businesses becoming more and more advanced these days, cyber-thieves are resorting to socially engineered cyber-attacks to bait unsuspecting employees with scams like phishing to infiltrate IT systems. This is why it is important to train your employees against becoming victims of such underhanded strategies. One of the things many people fail to realize is that