Clouds vs. The Cloud
Are you tired of feeling left out of your smart science and IT-loving friends’ conversations about clouds and the Cloud because you don’t know the difference? As the saying goes, “if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”… but sometimes that can get old. Here are some fun facts about clouds and the Cloud that you can casually toss out in front of your genius friends to prove that you do in fact know the difference between the two.
3 Applications That Can Improve Business Performance
A functioning business is one thing, but a thriving business is another. Implementation of these applications has the potential to exponentially increase the efficiency and productivity of your organization’s internal operations.
How to Persistently Protect Your Data Locally and In the Cloud [Infographic]
Do you know what’s going on with your data? New data regulations in the EU and increasingly insidious cyber security threats around the world have brought data protection to the forefront of everyone’s minds (or at least it should have). This infographic provides some examples on how to classify, label, and protect data in order to provide persistent protection.
How to Safeguard Your Business Data [Infographic]
Small businesses have to deal with the same cyber attacks and data regulations as large companies but without the big IT department to implement protections. That’s where Microsoft 365 Business comes in…
What Your Website Should Look Like in 2020
The Future of Web Design & Development
In 2016, we correctly predicted which web design trends would be popular in 2018. Here’s what you need to know now to prepare for 2020.
Increased Wave of Phishing Attacks via Email
One of the latest trends in phishing consists of using fake sharefile sites to attempt to steal email credentials. These emails attempt to get the victim to click on a link to download an encrypted file. Once the link is clicked, the reader is directed to a fake login screen where they are prompted to indicate which email service they use.
HTTP vs. HTTPS
Google is taking a step towards a safer internet by pushing websites to switch from HTTP to HTTPs. Why does this matter for your business? Google Chrome will begin flagging websites without HTTPS as “Not Secure”, which may deter potential users. Additionally, HTTP is bad for your SEO efforts. Google has stated that sites with HTTPS are given preference in Google search results, meaning that sites without HTTPS are returned significantly lower in search results.
The difference between HTTP and HTTPs can be confusing, so we’ve broken it down through this infographic.
Mobile First – Understanding Responsive Website Design
As the internet expands and develops, so does web design. Over the past decade, thanks to the smartphone boom, websites designed for desktops have moved to interfaces that adjust to both large desktop screens and small phone screens.
Flashback to mid-2000’s: Responsive design was rarely useful. Most people only used the internet from a desktop, so it didn’t matter if your website looked good on mobile devices.
Now that we’re approaching the 2020’s, a mobile friendly website is no longer an option – it’s a necessity. 81% of consumers research a business before making a purchase decision and 51% of that traffic comes from mobile devices such as Smartphones or Tablets.
Meltdown and Spectre Announcement
Security researchers at Google Project Zero have recently announced two new major security issues, known as Meltdown and Spectre, that apply to all modern processors (CPUs – central processing units) and affect nearly all devices and operating systems.
The Power of Progress: Progressive Web Apps
Many businesses have made strict choices to maintain both a website and a native app without giving much consideration to the possibility of this up and coming middle ground.