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5 common ways virtualization fails

5 common ways virtualization fails

Virtualization has become common place in small to medium size businesses. After all, the idea of moving physical systems to virtual ones that not only usually costs less but also allows owners to get rid of physical hardware, makes it an appealing option.

Are you in need of a data warehouse?

Are you in need of a data warehouse?

The amount of data both available to, and generated by, a company is increasing exponentially. While some smaller to medium businesses are coping fine with the growth, many are struggling with managing their data, let alone leveraging it to help make better decisions.

Finding installed apps on your iPad

Finding installed apps on your iPad

Apple prides itself on producing products and systems that simply work. This has proven to be a successful concept, as is evident with the sheer number of Apple products out there. The iPad, for example, is arguably the most popular, and useful, tablet with many business owners and managers owning one.

Looking at Google Work for Android

Looking at Google Work for Android

Google’s mobile operating system Android has become one of the most popular systems installed on phones. While the system is feature heavy, many businesses are wary about the overall openness of the system. Earlier this year, Google announced the next version of Android – Android L – which will have a number of business-specific features called Android Work.

iPad sees Office apps updated

iPad sees Office apps updated

Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced Office for the iPad. These apps are touch-optimized versions of the popular Office programs. They enable users to access, edit, share, and create various Office files. From Excel to Powerpoint and Word, the major apps are all represented, and are fully featured if you have Office 365. In an effort to enhance the functionality of Office on the iPad, Microsoft has recently released a number of updates specifically for Excel and PowerPoint.

5 common security breaches

5 common security breaches

These days, the security of various technology based systems is constantly being called into question. From attacks on mobile devices to ever increasing types of malware, many businesses are struggling to stay on top of their security. One of the best ways to help ensure your systems are secure is to be aware of common security issues.

Extend the life of your laptop battery

Extend the life of your laptop battery

Laptops are one of the most useful tools at a business owner’s disposal. These highly mobile devices allow you to take your work out of the office, or even just away from your desk. However, mobile as they are they still rely on batteries. The problem with some laptops however is that batteries don’t last overly long, and there may be times when you aren’t near a power source and find your battery running low.

8 tips for backing up your data – Part 2

8 tips for backing up your data – Part 2

Many businesses are constantly facing a potential disaster. It could be a major fire that wipes out your business, or something as simple as accidentally deleting an important spreadsheet. Regardless of the severity of the potential disaster, businesses need to be prepared and one of the best ways to prepare is to back up your data.