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best business email providers

According to a 2018 Radicati Group study, there will be more than 3.8 billion email users before the start of 2019. Amongst current American users, 89% check email at least once a day and nearly 21% check their email more than five times a day.

Needless to say, email is a vital part of modern communication. The influx and significance of email become even more heightened when you take into account the needs of small businesses.

Unlike casual users, small business owners and entrepreneurs must concern themselves with a meticulous organization of a large amount of incoming mail, the security of personal and client information, reliability, professional appearance and integration across platforms and devices.

As of 2018, there are 434 Email Service Providers (ESP) available in the market, and each one has it’s own unique package of features and tools available to users.

Here is an overview of three of the most well-rounded and highly regarded email service providers.

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scam alert popup on laptop

Last year, Microsoft reported 153,000 cases of customers who encountered or fell prey to tech support scams. This was a 24 % increase from the previous year. The data might indicate that more people are getting caught in the net, but it could also suggest that tech support scammers are getting smarter. The U.S Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) estimates that claimed losses due to tech support fraud amounted to $15 million in the same year.

What is tech support scam?

It’s where scammers contact you claiming to be tech specialists from Samsung, Microsoft or other tech firms. They will tell you that your computer has a problem and offer to fix it for you. In the process of guiding you through the process, you may unknowingly give them access to your machine and other personal information like bank details.

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Microsoft Office 2013 Upgrade to 2016

Effective March 1, 2017, Microsoft will no longer be updating or offering new features for their Office 2013 Suite. If you are still using Office 2013, continue reading to be informed of what that means for your business and what options you have to make sure that your company stays as up-to-date as possible.

What’s Left Behind

Some things are being left behind in Office 2013 by Microsoft for Office 2016. That includes language packs, client applications, and feature updates. That means if you primarily use your Office 2013 suite for creating documents and nothing else, you might be ok for a while longer.

However, if you use any of the more advanced features that Office has to offer, you should seriously consider an upgrade. Read more

computer buying tips for Miami businesess

Buying a computer, whether you need an average-sized laptop for home or you are looking for a business workstation, is not always an easy task.

With the prices of most computer brands being more competitive than ever, and with the fast-evolving computer hardware and software, you must dedicate some time to doing research and comparing specs and brands to ensure that you make the right choice.

Failing to do so may lead you to blow your money on a machine that may not cope with your computing demands within a few months or spend too much money on an expensive system you are bound to under-utilize.

Are you in Miami? I am going to show you how and where you can go about finding the right machine for you and save money and time in the process. Read more

google vs microsoft

Updated: August 29th, 2017

When it comes to cloud-based productivity software suites, small businesses have two main alternatives: Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite (formerly called: Google Apps for Work).

Currently, there’s a fierce competition among the world’s biggest software companies. Google is seeking to attract more customers with increased storage space and tight integration of Google Suite with Chrome OS, Chromebooks, and Android devices.

Microsoft, on the other hand, is adding more features like powerful spreadsheet analytics and a revamped version of Skype for Business to its web-based office suite, to attract more sophisticated business users.

In this comparative review, we will be looking at various aspects of these two software bundles and offer our recommendations on the one you should use for your business. Read more