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Computer apps now open Drive files

Computer apps now open Drive files

Google Drive, while an incredibly useful cloud storage and collaboration app, has one major limitation: You can’t use apps installed on your computer to open and edit files directly in the cloud. In a recent blog post by Google, the company announced a new Drive feature that allows users to open files saved in Drive using apps installed on their desktop.

Phone systems for your business

Phone systems for your business

Communication is a vital part of business. While customers certainly appreciate digital systems like email and chat, there are times when simply talking to someone is preferable. Because of this, and the fact that many businesses will always have customers who prefer to talk, most businesses do need a phone system.

Looking at Google Inbox

Looking at Google Inbox

Gmail, whether for personal or business use, is one of the most popular email services in the world. Many people believe that Gmail is actually one of the main reasons web-based email has become so popular. The problem with this is that so much of what we do and who we meet involves emailing and therefore it’s not big surprise that so many of us struggle to manage our inboxes, or even respond adequately to important messages.

Facebook updates Likes for businesses

Facebook updates Likes for businesses

Earlier this summer, Facebook announced a fairly large change to the rules surrounding their popular Like feature and how business with Facebook Pages are using it limit access to certain information – a practice called Like-gating. If your business has a Facebook Page, you should be paying attention to this update which came into effect on November 5, 2014. Here is an overview of Facebook’s change to the way Likes now work.

Investing in 3 main IT areas

Investing in 3 main IT areas

IT is in a near constant state of evolution, largely because of the sheer number of technology-based systems and products released on a weekly basis. This fast-paced development has led to the creation of three major IT areas. It is essential that companies invest in these three areas if they want their business to succeed.

Gamification and small businesses

Gamification and small businesses

When it comes to running a business, you likely thrive on customer and employee interaction. If your customers aren’t active, or employees are struggling to interact with each other and customers, you could be facing a downward spiral. One way companies try and reverse this stagnation, while simultaneously gaining important and useful data, is through gamification.

Google now allows USB key login

Google now allows USB key login

When it comes to the security of online systems, every security expert is quick to agree that two-step verification is a much stronger way to secure your accounts, especially when compared to using just a password. In fact, many suggest that if it is offered by an online platform, you should enable it.

BCP technology – when to upgrade

BCP technology – when to upgrade

When it comes to business continuity plans, many companies need technology in order to support their plan and systems such as backups and recovery. While this technology may be in place to support current continuity needs, there will come a time when this needs to be upgraded.