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  • During a power outage, responsible business owners use emergency power to keep desktop computers from unexpectedly shutting down. While that’s certainly a good strategy for keeping machines operational and preventing data loss, there’s something else you can do to ensure that your staff remains productive while weathering a storm: uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for networking equipment.

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  • There are many different ways to transfer files between Android phones and computers; however, most of these methods require an internet connection on both the phone and the computer during the process. So, if you are about to be off the grid for quite some time or would just rather transfer files without the internet, here’s how you can do just that with your trusty USB cable: What you need: Your...

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  • On January 3, 2018, two hardware flaws were announced that affect nearly every computer sold within the last 20 years. Every virtualization service available relies on vulnerable computers, but you needn’t worry -- almost every vendor has already protected your virtual machines.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • What will we do without Google? Sure, there are other search engines out there; but let’s face it, Google has left its competitors in the dust, thanks to its speed and ease of use. What’s more, the search engine is packed with advanced search features that make life a lot easier.

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  • Incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in internet phone systems seems like the logical next step to improving business telecom. However, it’s only now that businesses are truly embracing such hi-tech advances in VoIP. AI developers are paving the way for automated processes that have the potential to significantly enhance VoIP performance.

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  • Bloatware, junkware, trialware, third-party apps -- whatever you call it. There’s now yet another reason to get rid of these annoying pre-installed programs and plugins indefinitely: security threats. Learn more about the other risk that might do more than slow down your computer.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • In the past month, Microsoft has beefed up Office 365 with AI-driven capabilities designed to help businesses make the most of their data, company content, collaborative projects and more. Read on to learn about the new smart features you can expect in the Office 365 update.

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  • If you’re disturbed by advertisements and “helpful” suggestions that are based on your internet browsing habits, recent research has found yet another source of online tracking. It’s a sneaky tactic that also comes with serious security concerns.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • Big-name social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat are more interactive and responsive than ever. However, these platforms now have a plan to move another step forward in 2018. Here are the top 5 trends you should watch out for this year.

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  • From new Apple Watches and Apple TVs to Mac and iPhone upgrades, Apple released a slew of products in 2017. But what’s in store for Apple fans in 2018? We’ll likely see iterative updates to existing product lines, but there's a good chance we'll get some totally unexpected announcements.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • It’s frustrating to return to the office after a long holiday only to be greeted by a disorganized workstation. If having clean, hassle-free technology is one of your company’s New Year’s resolutions, this technology hardware checklist can help.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • Cloud technology has seen continuous adoption in 2017. In fact, business owners are starting to embrace hybrid cloud so much that 2020 is expected to be the year when combined private and public cloud spending will exceed traditional data centers. But until then, here are five hybrid cloud predictions for 2018. Clearer strategies Many infrastructure as a service (IaaS) public cloud vendors have sp...

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  • “Fad” is a dirty word for many small-business owners. Whether it’s what they’re selling or what they’re investing in, business owners need long-term and reliable investments to secure their future. With 2017 in the rearview mirror, we finally know what was a fad and what was a smart investment.

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  • The business world has had a long-standing debate about the best means of data storage. The healthcare industry has now decided to join in the debate with increasing adoption of EHRs. Electronic health records claim to improve on current paper-based methods.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • Hackers aren’t just trying to crack your desktop computers’ passwords, but also your mobile phones’. With cyber criminality running rampant nowadays, it’s become more critical to ensure the safety of all your devices. Let these security tips be your guide.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • Virtual containers have recently gained prominence with the open-source container platform, Docker. It promises to change the way IT operations are carried out, just like virtualization technology did a few years ago. Read on to know more about this revolutionary breakthrough and how it can help your business.

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  • Most business owners and individual users know that making calls via VoIP is cheaper and more feature-rich when compared with the old landline telephony system. Still, you might be unaware of the VoIP service options out there, not to mention how to determine the right one for your needs.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • The main difference between Microsoft Teams and its competitors like Slack or Convo can be summarized in one word: integration. Teams integrates with various Microsoft applications like Word, OneNote, Planner, and SharePoint, and if you’re already subscribed to Office 365, these tips and tricks will help you do more with Teams.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • Just weeks after the major Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Microsoft has released two new features for Windows 10 Insiders called Sets and Timeline. Although these features will likely change over the course of the development period, here’s everything we know about them so far.

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  • You can easily tell whether a website is encrypted, and therefore safe, if a padlock icon appears next to its URL and if it starts with HTTPS (instead of just HTTP). Unfortunately, hackers now use the very same tool that’s supposed to protect browsers from malicious entities via encrypted phishing sites.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • While Apple products are renowned for being highly secure, they’re not completely immune to cyberattacks. Fortunately, Apple frequently releases updates to fix any issue that they’ve discovered. And if you have macOS High Sierra, you need to make sure you’re running the latest patch.

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Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • Strict parents can monitor their kids’ online activities, law enforcement officers can see your outgoing messages, and some employers can (unethically) check whether employees are on Facebook during working time. All they need to do is install a keylogger on one’s computing device.

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New add-ons for Gmail!

  • Google is giving people an early Christmas present this year with the launch of several third-party add-ons for Gmail. This might not be the most exciting news from the technology giant, but as with the majority of its new feature launches, you can expect them to make life much easier.

Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • You might not be interested in learning about IT, and we don’t blame you, you didn’t start your business to master the ins and outs of servers. But whether you like it or not, your business relies heavily on technology to survive. This is why there are certain aspects of IT that you can’t afford to ignore and IAM is one of them.

Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • Cyber criminals will stop at nothing to attack your systems and profit from it…and they know there are vulnerabilities to be exploited in businesses that use mobile technology. To beef up data security, adopt a mobile threat detection (MTD) strategy.

Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • If the phrase “virtualization technology” either stresses you out or puts you to sleep, this article is for you. We’re going to explain once and for all how this emerging trend works and how small businesses can take advantage of it. What is the core concept of virtualization? By virtualizing any of the items below, you can trick software into recognizing hardware when none actually exists.

Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems are over two decades old, and still going strong. That’s because it provides businesses with unparalleled mobility. What’s more, VoIP developers are constantly improving the technology, which means we can expect some exciting new trends for telecommunications in 2018. Here are just a few of them.

Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
Aligned Technology Solutions, LLC
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  • In November, 2017, Facebook announced that their extremely popular Facebook Messenger application would allow businesses to speak to customers on both their own websites and from within Facebook Messenger. Read on to discover how your business can benefit from this feature! The How By installing a plug-in called Customer Chat, retailers can integrate Facebook Messenger with their website, letting ...

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