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  • Reasons to back up your mobile devices

    It makes a lot of sense for electronics firms to pack a variety of functions into mobile devices and expand their usefulness. Instead of confining their use to communications, companies such as Apple, Samsung, and others have turned mobile phones into mini-computers that can serve as a substitute for your laptop, or as a storage device. The post Reasons to back up your mobile devices appeared fir...

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Play with a live virtualized desktop today!

    Whether or not you understand virtualization, there’s a good chance you’ve never had a hands-on experience with a virtualized desktop. As one of the most basic applications of virtualization technology, network-based desktops are the perfect example of how businesses can benefit from any form of virtualization. The post Play with a live virtualized desktop today! appeared first on a COUPLE of GUR...

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Docs.com shares users’ sensitive files

    Have you recently created and uploaded a Microsoft file on Microsoft’s free document-sharing platform, docs.com? Did you know that other than yourself and the small group of people you wish to share documents with, your uploaded documents can be publicly viewed and searched via Google or Bing? Regardless of your reasons for using docs. The post Docs.com shares users’ sensitive files appeared firs...

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • We recently became aware of an ongoing security risk related to Apple ID accounts

    We recently became aware of an ongoing security risk related to Apple ID accounts. As a result, we strongly recommend that you immediately change your Apple ID password (if you have one). We also recommend that you enable two-factor authentication for your Apple account. The post We recently became aware of an ongoing security risk related to Apple ID accounts appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • What will happen without Windows Vista?

    As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” Microsoft is saying goodbye to its 10-year-old operating system, Windows Vista. This means that from April 11th onwards, Windows Vista users won’t be receiving essential security and software updates. The post What will happen without Windows Vista? appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Outdated firmware is worse than you realize

    As workplace IT gets more and more hi-tech, the average user gets further from the building blocks that keep it running. At times that seems like a good thing, but if you aren’t aware of the most basic aspects of your hardware, you could be vulnerable to a nasty cyber attack. The post Outdated firmware is worse than you realize appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Wikileaks’ charges of government spying

    Staving off malicious cyber attackers is already a herculean task, so the last thing you need is to feel exposed from a totally new angle. That’s how many felt after Wikileaks’ accusations that the US government was spying on its citizens. However, the truth is a lot different from what the headlines would have you believe. The post Wikileaks’ charges of government spying appeared first on a COUP...

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Boost user productivity with MyAnalytics

    Machine learning is all the rage nowadays, and few vendors are providing as many solutions powered by this new technology as is Microsoft. In its latest release, Office 365 includes “intelligent” functionality for analyzing your employee’s time and coaching them on how to use it more efficiently. The post Boost user productivity with MyAnalytics appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Alternatives to the Optane SSD

    Intel has released a totally new type of hard drive designed for faster boot times and storage. People in the market for a new hard drive may consider this technology, but before making any big investments, you need to know the full capabilities of Optane SSD. Below is our review of Intel’s newest storage device. The post Alternatives to the Optane SSD appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Virtualization giants are pairing up

    For companies trying to create employee desktops stored on a server and delivered over the internet, security and optimization often entail a mess of vendors, settings, and updates. Thankfully, two of the biggest names in the industry just announced a partnership that aims to simplify the whole process. The post Virtualization giants are pairing up appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Microsoft Teams is updated and ready

    Prior to the release of Microsoft’s version of Slack -- a popular cloud-based team collaboration tool --, Microsoft Teams received a major update that might have given it the competitive edge. Enhanced communications aren't the only way productivity will be driven; take your business to greater heights with these new features. The post Microsoft Teams is updated and ready appeared first on a COUP...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Disable Microsoft’s new desktop ads

    Digital advertisements are ubiquitous across the internet. And just as users started to come to terms with that, Microsoft has taken ads one step further. The Windows File Explorer has begun to show ads for services like O365 and OneDrive, and if you’re wondering how to disable them, this article is for you. The post Disable Microsoft’s new desktop ads appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • No Ransom: a place for free decryption

    Although a ransomware infection might feel targeted, you’re not the only one who’s been infected. Ransomware is spreading at an alarming rate, but the further it goes, the more resources are allocated to fighting it. If your data is held hostage, always check these lists for free decryptors first. The post No Ransom: a place for free decryption appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • OMS: The best way to organize online sales

    There are so many variables that go into order fulfillment and shipping that it’s no wonder an entire field has sprung up around streamlining these processes. If you’re looking for a great way to add value to your business, an order management system may be just the thing for you. The post OMS: The best way to organize online sales appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • SDN & virtualized networks: how they differ

    We’ve talked about network virtualization on this blog before, but there was some recent confusion over whether or not that service is different from software-defined networking. It’s not a big difference, but no, they’re not the same. Let’s take a look at what sets them apart. The post SDN & virtualized networks: how they differ appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Why your business needs a hardware firewall

    Cybersecurity is one of the final bastions of hardware superiority. More and more IT solutions are being hosted in the cloud, and business owners are being told that software is all they need to get the job done, which is half true. When it comes to perimeter security you definitely need a hardware firewall, with a little something extra. The post Why your business needs a hardware firewall appea...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Office 365: What plan is the right one?

    There’s a lot to like about Office 365. You have access to cloud-based productivity suites, Microsoft email servers, SharePoint, and more. But not all Office 365 license plans offer the same features and services. When looking for an Office 365 plan for your business, make sure to follow these tips. The post Office 365: What plan is the right one? appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • Four helpful Cortana commands

    Like Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant that assists you with a variety of tasks such as making phone calls, setting reminders, as well as searching for files. All of this is possible, with the right commands of course. The post Four helpful Cortana commands appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • Fileless malware: who are the targets?

    Business owners have spent the last couple months fearful of cyber attacks from the “fileless malware” plastered across headlines. The reality of this new threat doesn’t actually call for panic...yet. Getting acquainted with this new malware today could save you from a headache in the future. The post Fileless malware: who are the targets? appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Real-world audits: disaster recovery plans

    Failing to stop a cyber attacker, or to pass a disaster recovery plan (DRP) audit could be the product of focusing your efforts on the wrong educational resources. Because no matter how many conferences you attend, or how many certifications you receive, nothing beats real-world case studies. The post Real-world audits: disaster recovery plans appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • Popular printer brands are prone to attacks

    Do you have security measures in place for your office’s printers? By “security,” we don't mean locked doors or watchful guards; we're referring to security against hackers that use printers as a weapon. Despite many companies going paperless, printers are still essential in most offices. The post Popular printer brands are prone to attacks appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Virtualization troubles: 3 common pitfalls

    Implementing a virtualized data storage solution at your business is no small feat. It’s a complicated process that requires immense amounts of technical expertise. Unfortunately, getting it up and running is only half the battle. For the most efficient solution possible, watch out for the three most common management issues outlined in this post. The post Virtualization troubles: 3 common pitfal...

  • Why sign up for the Office Insider program?

    With Office 365, users can access the latest cloud productivity features available. But for those who want to get a leg up on Office features, opt for the Office Insider program. In a nutshell, the Insider program allows Office 365 subscribers to preview and test upcoming Microsoft builds. The post Why sign up for the Office Insider program? appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • Free Windows 10 upgrade for SMB’s

    SMB stands for small- and medium-sized businesses, not Sorry Microsoft none of your Business. To clear up this misunderstanding, Microsoft has decided to offer Windows 10 upgrades to SMBs that previously refused to update. If you’re still unsure about it all, you can decide after reading this. The post Free Windows 10 upgrade for SMB’s appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • 5 great ways to prevent cyber-attacks

    As technology consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. We want to provide our clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology. Explaining even the most foundational aspects of our cyber-security would most likely put you to sleep before convincing you of our expertise. The post 5 great ways to prevent cyber-attacks app...

  • Office 365 and G Suite

    Google’s G Suite or Microsoft’s Office 365? That’s the question. One that many business owners ask themselves but often put aside because weighing the individual functionality seems like a monumental task! We’re here to help end that indecisiveness, so let’s take a look at what each has to offer. The post Office 365 and G Suite appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Business opportunities with IoT

    Many IT experts predict that more businesses will gravitate towards the Internet of Things (IoT). This statement is hard to dispute considering that smart thermostats and refrigerators are already in widespread use. But internet-connected appliances aren’t the only thing IoT has to offer. The post Business opportunities with IoT appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • What hyperconvergence means for you

    Modern web network and internet telecommunication technology, big data storage and cloud computing computer service business concept: server room interior in datacenter in blue light Virtualization is great, but it is awfully confusing. And although the whole point of hiring a managed services provider is to hand off these issues to the experts, we believe a cursory understanding is helpful for ...

  • Microsoft says goodbye to Office 2013

    Office 365 subscribers have a little less than a month to enjoy a fully-supported Office 2013 productivity suite. In an effort to push users towards the 2016 version of Office 365, Microsoft will no longer focus on their Office 2013 offerings. Although the announcement is hardly surprising -- considering Microsoft’s track record with software upgrades -- there are extra details you should know. T...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • No more extended support for Windows 7

    When you grow accustomed to something -- like a morning routine, a particular type of coffee, or in this case, an operating system -- attempts at change aren't always successful. Case in point, the struggle between Windows 7 and Windows 10. Users have until 2020 to make up their minds, and unless you don’t mind other businesses leaving you in the dust, it’s time to make a move. The post No more e...

  • Hackers use browsers to get credit card info

    Does filling in web forms sap all your browsing energy? Do you find it especially taxing to shop or register online using a mobile device? Google’s Chrome alleviated this dilemma when it introduced the Autofill feature in 2011, which made filling in forms much faster and making credit card purchases online more convenient. The post Hackers use browsers to get credit card info appeared first on a ...

  • The business benefits of CRM software

    Investing in customer relationship management (CRM) software is absolutely essential for small- and medium-sized businesses that want to up their sales performance. It helps sales departments understand their clients, tailor their marketing efforts, and more. The post The business benefits of CRM software appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • The latest Cloud Print service from Google

    Not too long ago, the thought of being able to access printers from your computer, tablets or smartphones was almost unheard of. But today, it’s a completely different story -- enter Google’s Cloud service. Now you can access both regular and Internet-enabled printers through the web. The post The latest Cloud Print service from Google appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • New virus threatens virtual machines

    Before some of our clients have even had a chance to wrap their heads around what virtualization is and how it works, hackers have already started attacking the new and exciting technology. By updating a virus from several years ago for virtualized environments, hackers hope to totally wipe the data off your hard drives. The post New virus threatens virtual machines appeared first on a COUPLE of ...

  • Let Office 365 help you save the date

    When you’re planning a reunion, going back and forth with your friends is frustrating, to say the least. Imagine a similar scenario in your office. The benefits of sharing your calendar with colleagues include knowing when to hold meetings, set project deadlines as well as knowing the best time to talk with clients. The post Let Office 365 help you save the date appeared first on a COUPLE of GURU...

  • Windows 10: user complaints addressed

    Over the past year, Microsoft received major backlash for 'forcing' the Windows 10 update as well as future updates on PC users. Fortunately, the tech leader is taking steps to address customer complaints. This article takes a look at what changes we can expect from Microsoft this coming year. The post Windows 10: user complaints addressed appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • Statistics for cyber security during 2016

    As cyber attacks continue to rise, businesses large and small need to stay one step ahead with IT services that keep them protected no matter what. What once were minor nuisances have now become advanced threats that can actually put you out of business. The post Statistics for cyber security during 2016 appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • 2017 IT essentials: disaster recovery plan

    When disaster strikes, organizations need to put their business continuity plans into action and recover their IT systems as quickly as possible. Failing to do so can mean serious financial and reputational repercussions. Despite this, investments in disaster recovery are set aside each year for high-tech IT investments, and every year companies and employees continue to suffer for it. The post 2...

  • Cashing in on an Idea: Is now the Right Time?

    Consumers purchase millions of dollars in new software and hardware every year. Many of the products they buy stay current only for a short period of time, but the money that passes through the economy cannot be under-appreciated. If you have come up with the perfect software or hardware, it is tempting to work on licensing it right away and get your piece of the proverbial pie. The post Cashing ...

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • The next big thing in endpoint security

    As virtualization becomes a household name for small- and medium-sized business owners, more and more services are being introduced. Hardware virtualization, storage virtualization, and even network virtualization all aim to capitalize on the trend of creating virtual versions of physical technology. The post The next big thing in endpoint security appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • Tame Windows 10 notifications in 3 steps

    Microsoft has equipped Windows 10 users with a comprehensive set of tools to get their action center settings under control -- even if most users don’t know it. Unfortunately, most desktops are coming with more software and features that result in more notifications, without ever providing users the opportunity to personalize their desktop and get the stream of information under control. The post...

  • 9 cybersecurity terms everyone must know

    Everyone, from doctors to lawyers, needs to continue learning to stay ahead of the times. Business owners might have it worst of all, oftentimes needing to stay on top of several industries to keep their company running. Keep reading for a refresher on all the latest trends and buzzwords used in the cybersecurity sector. The post 9 cybersecurity terms everyone must know appeared first on a COUPLE...

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Four considerations before buying hardware

    Unlike getting a new pair of sweatpants, the process of buying new hardware isn’t as straightforward. Because there are so many choices out there, it’s hard to go with what your friend has to say or which ones are selling at 50% off. If you want hardware that doesn’t only fit but also compliments your computer, go through these five things every buyer should consider if new hardware is on the top...

  • How to avoid your own Delta IT disaster

    Earlier this year, thousands of Delta passengers worldwide were grounded due to a power outage that halted critical IT operations. This was a huge problem not only for the many delayed travelers, but also for the airline company itself. Within three days, the airline company cancelled around 2300 flights and paid over millions of dollars in downtime costs. The post How to avoid your own Delta IT ...

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Master your next Powerpoint presentation

    Back in the prehistoric ages, Neanderthals resorted to cave drawings to tell bedtime stories or to announce marriages. Microsoft PowerPoint is the modern-day equivalent of cave art; the objective remains unchanged, but its efficiency can be questionable. The post Master your next Powerpoint presentation appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

  • New security patches for VMware machines

    While virtualization still has a host of security advantages over its localized counterparts, it isn’t exempt from the attention of cyber attackers. Most recently, one of the industry’s leading software vendors, VMware, was forced to release a patch for a critical vulnerability that allowed underprivileged users to attain access to administrative rights. The post New security patches for VMware m...

  • How Fantom is haunting unsuspecting users

    The heart of a lady is not easily won; a man can’t rely on his looks or wallet to make a girl fall head over heels. He must charm his way into her heart. Let’s say that a computer user is the woman, and that ransomware, the man, is the dreamboat that has worked his way through all the woman’s defenses. The post How Fantom is haunting unsuspecting users appeared first on a COUPLE of GURUS.

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Generated 7 months ago

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