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5 time-saving Microsoft Word tips

Although there are many alternatives out there, Microsoft Word remains one of the most popular and user-friendly word processors for businesses large and small, and for good reason too. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac and is highly capable of handling and creating business documents. While there are millions of people who use […]

Secure your business with these IT policies

Employees are one of your biggest security holes. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, and this is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. So what can you do to prevent it? Well at the very least you need to include policies in your employee […]

This app is draining your Android’s battery

If you haven’t yet woken up this Monday morning, get ready for a cold splash of water to the face. For Android users, the Facebook app is draining 20% of your battery life and potentially slowing your smartphone by 15%, essentially making it a dumb phone. Shocking as this may sound, there is a way […]

Tips to make Google Chrome super fast

For Internet users who are accustomed to a super-fast connection, there’s nothing worse than a sluggish web browser. It impacts your workflow, slows down your productivity, and causes frustration. But luckily there are some methods you can use to improve your web browser’s speed and performance. If you’re a Google Chrome user, check out these […]

BCP tactics to keep your business running

It’s a fact of life. Events out of your control can disrupt your business operations. While you can’t necessarily control the unexpected, you can take some precautions to prevent most business disruptions. Here are some key business continuity strategies that organizations across the globe rely on to keep their doors open. Backup your data, applications […]

Be more productive with these Mac tips

While Apple products are known for their ease of use and ability to boost productivity, there are so many handy features that it can be difficult to be aware of all of them. That’s why we’ve dug up some of our favorite Mac tips for their latest OS: El Capitan. Here’s how you can take […]

Chrome for iPhone has finally improved

Google Chrome crashes a lot. No, we’re not talking about on your computer, but instead on your beloved iPhone. As the most popular browser on the planet, with over one billion users, Google Chrome fans are undoubtedly frustrated and disappointed by this. But there’s good news. Now, Google Chrome has been updated, and improved exponentially […]

5 types of virtualization defined

For many businesses, managing and maintaining their entire hardware and software infrastructure can be a daunting and prohibitively expensive task. But with the inception of virtualization, this is no longer an issue. Virtualization allows businesses to maximize the use of their IT resources at a reduced cost – this is why it has become so […]

5 Keys to Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan for SMBs

Every year, disasters strike small businesses all over the world. These disasters come in many forms, from natural (hurricanes, blizzards) to virtual (hackers, CryptoLocker) to unavoidable (human error, hardware failure).

So what can you do to prepare your business for the inevitable?

HLB System Solutions has partnered with Datto and disaster recovery expert, Donna R. Childs, for a free webinar covering the 5 key elements of disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

How to avoid common VoIP problems

With its ability to eliminate the expense of a traditional phone line and slash costs, it’s no wonder that companies jump on the VoIP bandwagon without giving it much thought. However, transitioning without a plan can cause a range of issues that many business owners never expected. Here are a few to be aware of. […]