Windows 10 – Cortana

Cortana As expected, Microsoft’s voice-driven Cortana assistant comes with Windows 10, and she is very well integrated into the interface. There is always a Cortana bar in the taskbar and you can type a search there, or tap the Cortana circle to see a welcome pane with your news, interests, weather and other Cortana info. You can tap the microphone …

Windows 10: What to Expect?

                TLDR: What is it? A complete update of Windows When is it out? It could launch as early as June-September 2015 What will it cost? For Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users, it will be free for one year   Pros Cons Continuum and interface improvements The Notifications bar has the best …

Unlocking Data to Drive Better Decision-Making

The term “information technology” needs to be redefined, according to Daniel Petersen, director of business intelligence for Applied Tech, a Madison based computer and network support company for small and midsize businesses. “The problem with IT,” he says, “is that most of the data companies collect just sits there unused.” In an effort to make IT better than just OK, …

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3 IT security take-aways from the Sony hack

Any business can become the victim of security breaches on a mass scale, as shown by the debacle which recently eclipsed Sony and forced it to temporarily cancel the release of blockbuster movie The Interview. Beneath the dramatic headlines are lessons for small business owners everywhere in how simple errors in IT security management can have grave consequences. These tips …

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What are online backup solutions?

With a Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Plan, businesses need to ensure that a proper data and system backup solution is in place. There are many different ways to implement a backup solution, with one of the most common being online or cloud-based backup. While these systems are popular, there is still confusion over what exactly it is. What …