Google Calendar Adds Virtual Meeting For Hybrid Office Workers

The pandemic is slowly fading from the headlines and releasing its grip on the world as the dominant factor in daily life. Now, businesses of all shapes and sizes are beginning to transition away from the pure “work from home” models that most have been employing over the past year. Based on the early, emerging trends, it doesn’t seem like …

Some TurboTax Accounts Were Hacked Due To Poor Passwords

Hackers around the world have been busy this year, with Intuit being the latest company to fall victim to their attacks. The TurboTax company recently announced that their network was breached following a series of account takeover attacks, and that as a consequence, an undisclosed number of Turbo Tax customers had their personal data compromised. The company stressed that this …

End For Skype For Business Is Just Around The Corner

If you’re still using Skype for Business at your firm, be advised that Microsoft recently sent another friendly reminder out to all users of the service. The reminder says that it’s going away as of July 31, 2021, so you’ll need to complete your migration to Microsoft Teams (or an instance of Skype for Business Server), or have some other …

Recent Study Finds Mobile App Spending Is Up

Since the pandemic began, there has been an enormous boom in app spending, and that trend shows no signs of stopping. In fact, app sales broke a new record in the first quarter of 2021, with the total clocking in at an impressive $32 billion. That’s up $9 billion from just one year ago. Apple is the big winner here, …

Study Shows Working From Home Could Be Here To Stay

It goes without saying that the pandemic has changed a great many things about life, as well as the world we live and work in. One significant change on the work front has, of course, been the dramatic rise in the number of people working from home. We’re reaching a point now where, although we haven’t quite turned a corner …

Increasing Remote Workforce Creating Rise In PC Hardware Sales

In December 2019, the covid-19 pandemic began, and it spread across the globe in early 2020. To curb the spread of this deadly virus, lockdown tactics were employed. Companies all over the world responded to this situation by having their employees work from home. This led to a great increase in the remote workforce and consequently the rise in PC …

Passwords In 2020 Are Easy To Guess And Not Secure

It’s time once again for a survey of the worst passwords of 2020, brought to you by Norpass and associates. The company has been analyzing passwords retrieved from the Dark Web to study them. They are trying to locate trends and see just how well we’re doing overall, in terms of picking passwords that aren’t easy to guess. The results …

Ecommerce Platform X-Cart Hit By Ransomware Caused Outage

Do you sell goods and services directly from your company’s website? Do you use X-Cart to do it? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you may have had some issues with your sales platform. Thankfully, the issues now seem to have been resolved, but according to the software vendor that makes X-Cart, the issue stemmed from a …

Facebook Working On Business Suite For Managing Social Media

Social Media giant Facebook, recently announced a new app aimed at Enterprise users. If you maintain an active corporate presence on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll be particularly interested in the company’s new offering. It is designed to give business owners a dashboard that will make it easier to manage their company’s social media presence, allowing users to post simultaneously to …

Microsoft Considering Adding Meet Now Button For Online Meetings

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed a number of things about how the world works. One of the bigger and more noticeable changes is, of course, the fact that so many people are working from home these days. They’re relying on video conferencing software in lieu of face to face meetings. This year, Google and Microsoft have seen tremendous growth in …