Hardware management checklist for SMBs

Regular maintenance and continuous monitoring are key to making sure your hardware runs optimally. These tasks usually fall on IT staff, but by following these tips, you can help your IT team prolong the life of your computer equipment.
✓ Clean your computer components
Wipe down monitors with a clean, static-free, non-abrasive fabric such as computer component-specific microfiber cloth.

Tips for using external monitors with Mac computers

Using two monitors doesn’t just make working convenient, but it also makes you more productive. If you’re using a Mac Mini, Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air, you probably think your external monitor options are limited. Not quite. Here’s how to use external monitors as a second display for your Mac computers.

Make the most out of Outlook with these tips

Millions of businesses worldwide use Microsoft Outlook, preferring the free web-based email and calendar service over its many competitors. Outlook also offers tasks and contacts management capabilities, among other nifty features that will help you work smarter and boost your efficiency.

Speed up your Windows 10 PC with these tips

When your computer shows signs of slowing down, don’t feel compelled to buy a replacement just yet. You can still speed up your machine — and do it for free, too. We’ve listed four effective tips to make your Windows 10 computer faster:
Prevent programs from launching at startup
Windows makes certain programs readily available by loading them at startup.

Should you monitor your employees’ online activities?

To monitor or not to monitor — that is the question. Employee monitoring is a touchy subject. If you’ve ever considered it, then you may ask yourself if it is a good idea for an employer to check on their staff’s online activities. Below are the pros and cons of employee monitoring, and some helpful tips should you push through with it.