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A basic guide to VoIP and its benefits

For well over a century, businesses have been relying on landline phones for their communication needs. Landlines enable reliable communication between organizations and their employees, partners, and customers. However, since the early 2000s, when internet connection speeds surged greatly, many companies have either supplemented or completely replaced their landline systems with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions.

Essential remote working tools to keep your teams productive

If vaccination programs are rolled out effectively and enough people are inoculated, then the United States may very well claim victory over COVID-19 (at least within her own borders). Consumers will soon flock to malls, movie theaters, and arenas, but office workers who were allowed to work remotely are likely to be given the choice to return to their stations or remain where they are.

How do IT failures and downtime affect your business?

IT enables many business processes ranging from digital marketing to inventory management to customer relationship management. Therefore, if one or more of your IT tools fail or go offline, it can mean catastrophe for your operations. Let’s take a look at how IT failures and downtime can negatively impact your business.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 & Power Platform 101 for nonprofits

Different nonprofit organizations (NPOs) have different advocacies OR causes, but they do have some functions in common. These functions include:

Fundraising – Get grants and donations that will fund the activities of the organization
Volunteer recruitment and training – Enroll like-minded individuals to one’s cause and instill skills such as community engagement or counseling
Operations management – Oversee and direct staff on the ground to accomplish project objectives
Research and monitoring – Determine the needs of beneficiaries and track the impact of the NPO’s interventions
Finance management – Allocate funds appropriately across the entire organization and regularly provide audits for transparency and accountability

Given these particularities, Microsoft built tools that cater to the needs of NPOs and housed these under the Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform.

The best IT tools to facilitate remote learning

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools were forced to have their students attend online classes instead of in-person ones. For areas with poor or no connectivity and families that can’t afford internet service and computers, local communities and governments have had to step in to help.

Blockchain: How it can be used to improve education

Most widely known as the technology that makes cryptocurrency transactions secure, verifiable, and irreversible, blockchain actually has many other use cases outside of finance. This is because blockchains, in essence, are distributed ledgers.

In accounting, ledgers are records of accounts.

5 Tech trends retailers can’t ignore

Large-scale shifts in market behavior mean that businesses must adjust or suffer biting the dust of their competitors. Lately, adjusting to market shifts means adopting tech that brick-and-mortar shops never had to use before. Let’s look at some of the most recent tech trends to date.

How can IT improve your retail business?

With COVID-19 vaccinations being rolled out across the country, people are hoping for lockdowns to be lifted and for state economies to reopen completely. Brick-and-mortar retailers, in particular, are eager for foot traffic in their stores to return to pre-COVID levels.

Improve cybersecurity by going passwordless

Despite being widely used for authentication, passwords are by far the weakest link in cybersecurity today. With easy-to-remember and reused passwords especially vulnerable to a wide range of attacks, passwords alone do not provide adequate security for sensitive information and systems.

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