Alpha NetSolutions, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 days ago

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  • That Fake App Just Stole Your ID

    Ryan loved tweaking photos on his Android phone. He’d heard rave reviews from his friends with iPhones about Prisma, a new iOS app for image editing. So when he heard Prisma would soon be released for Android, he logged in to the Google Play Store to see if it was there yet.

  • How can you go from reactive to preventive IT?

    Shopping around for a managed IT services provider is tough. You’re looking for a business to manage extremely complex and delicate technology, so they can’t be expected to get into the nitty gritty details of DNS-layer security, intrusion prevention systems, and encryption in their marketing content.

  • Add-in support for Mac’s Microsoft Office

    Support is defined as providing assistance, encouragement, or comfort to help someone achieve a certain goal. For Mac’s version of Microsoft Office, support comes in the form of add-ins that aim to enhance user experience. Although usability testing is currently underway, you can still read about the latest developments here: Office add-ins are applications running within the suite’s constituent p...

  • G Suite or Office 365?

    With our busy schedules, we all could use more time to ourselves and loved ones. Getting back home in time for a real meal is now a luxury for many. Thanks to productivity tools like Google’s G Suite and Microsoft’s Office 365, we’re able to regain some of our lost time.

  • Which web browser is best for you?

    The web browser battle has been raging for decades. The feud between Internet Explorer and Netscape has long since passed, and now we’re dealing with a much larger field of competition. Today, there are at least four browsers vying for domination, and we’ve broken down each one by its pros and cons.

Alpha NetSolutions, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • 4 ways IoT will change the game

    From smart thermostats to wearable devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) has reinvented the ways both businesses and individuals connect. Many IT experts have even labeled IoT as a “game changer,” and while we’re usually skeptical of this term when it comes to new technology, IoT devices can open up your business to a multitude of possibilities.

  • Will Android apps fit in laptops?

    Yes, thanks to the new Chromebooks that will be launched in 2017. Users of the older versions of Chromebook don’t need to worry. Android apps will be repurposed for a bigger platform, and their old-model devices will get a taste of Android apps, too.

  • Switch up marketing tactics with IG stories

    Behind the application is the business, and behind the business is the need to drive revenue. With Stories, Instagram aims to capitalize on their platform and the enormous consumer reach it has -- an impressive following of over 600 million monthly active users.

  • Hyperconvergence improves virtualization

    Don’t worry, we’ll keep this one simple. Virtualization is confusing enough, and hyperconvergence is one of the newest solutions within the field, making it even harder to grasp. The quick and easy summary is this: Hypconvergence is about virtualizing the hardware and software components required to deploy and manage databases and virtualized desktop infrastructures.

  • Office 2013 nears end-of-life date

    Microsoft announced that it will no longer offer new features for Office 2013 by the end of the month. So if companies want continued support from Microsoft, they’ll have to upgrade to the new version, and they’ll have to do it soon. Here’s a quick rundown about the tech giant’s announcement and what it could mean for your business.

Alpha NetSolutions, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

New blog articles detected

  • 5 ways to successfully move UC to the cloud

    If moving unified communications to the cloud is such a practical and inexpensive communications solution, why hasn’t everyone done it yet? A cloud-based unified communications (UC) means user flexibility, reduced technical support, and cost-savings on communication systems.

  • Why patches are failing to secure Windows 7

    Kicking off the three-year countdown to end extended user support, Microsoft is bringing an end to the Windows 7 era -- and for good reason. Because it’s so outdated, security patches are no longer able to keep it safe. Without a solid operating system, not only will users work at sluggish speeds, but they’ll also be susceptible to numerous cyber threats that could ruin their business.

  • Chrome and Safari: hackers’ newest tools

    Filling out web forms often seems like an unbearably monotonous obstacle that gets in the way of online shopping, booking a plane ticket, and doing other types of online registration. With many of today’s transactions done online, people have become accustomed to relying on their browsers’ autofill function to save time.

  • 5 reasons to purchase CRM software

    Failure to understand your customers’ needs and wants could result in ill-informed marketing strategies. And when your company can’t satisfy their demands, they’ll likely turn to your competitors instead. To prevent this, deploying a customer relationship management (CRM) system can make a world of difference.

  • The latest Apple malware takes over webcams

    “The first...of the new year,” is often a coveted title -- but not always. With a reputation as a hardware provider whose devices outshine its competitors in the field of cybersecurity, Apple certainly isn’t happy that “The first Apple malware of the new year,” was awarded so early on.

  • Updates to G Suite

    With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy and a growing mobile workforce, business owners are looking for an agentless way to manage iOS devices, one that would be convenient and secure for both admins and employees. Thanks to G Suite’s latest feature, Basic Mobile Management, everyone can now work in peace.

  • Google’s game changing Cloud Print service

    Despite today’s paperless business environment, every now and then there comes a time when you just have to use a printer. And since many businesses have embraced cloud computing, why not combine the cloud with regular printers? Will these devices enjoy the same benefits that cloud computing businesses enjoy? Find out more about Google’s Cloud Print service.

  • New malware tests virtualization security

    One of the core principles of virtualized technology is the ability to quarantine cyber security threats easily. For the most part, vendors have been winning this security tug-of-war with hackers, but that may change with the resurrection of a long-dormant piece of malware that targets virtualized desktops.

  • Office 365 simplifies calendar sharing

    Calendar sharing is one of those mundane yet vital components of effective scheduling. The task of sharing one’s calendar hasn't always been easy, and many wonder why. Microsoft has recently improved upon its calendar sharing features in Office 365 for all users, and here are some of the reasons you should accept the latest advancement with open arms: Simplicity Users’ first impression of the new ...

  • 5 useful commands for Google’s AI assistant

    Voice-powered AI systems are enjoying a resurgence. With improved bandwidth, both on desktops and on mobile devices, software vendors can easily relay complex voice commands to the cloud to be analyzed by more powerful computing software. Everyone has seen Siri do it on Apple phones, but how many realize that Android has its own AI, Google Now? If you’ve got an Android phone, pick it up and give a...

Alpha NetSolutions, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Huawei tapped by Google for its next tablet

    In a bombshell announcement for the non-Apple gadget geeks, reports are surfacing that Google plans to team up with Huawei to build its next Nexus Android tablet. Up until last year, Huawei’s relationship with Google has been limited to manufacturing the Google Nexus 6P phone.

  • Virtual networks: the future of security

    For the average business owner, a virtualized network may not seem groundbreaking. And until recently, even the team at VMware didn’t realize just what they could do with it. Now that they’ve publicly announced what they’re calling “Project Goldilocks,” we finally see how relevant it is.

  • Windows 10: tailoring your notifications

    Regardless of the app, platform, or operating system, digital notifications are a tricky business. Our devices are overcrowded with software of varying importance, and without proper customization the stream of information can become overwhelming. Thankfully, Windows 10’s action center is built atop a solid foundation -- it just needs a bit of help.

Alpha NetSolutions, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • IT jargon: a glossary of cybersecurity terms

    Everyone hates jargon. It’s ostracizing and off-putting, but somehow we just keep creating more and more of it. For those who have adopted an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” philosophy, we have just the list for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most relevant cybersecurity terms making the rounds today.

  • Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

    The term ‘hard’ in hard drive shouldn’t refer to the difficulty many experience when they set out looking for a new one. It’s hard to deny the importance that hard drives still have to computers of all shapes, sizes, and operating systems -- but like the elusive concept of soulmates, how do we know which one is right for us? We’ve put together a list of five things you should take into considerati...

  • VoIP systems keep callers on the line

    Recently, a story circulated amongst industry insiders of an official in a hospital’s records room who couldn’t customize her legacy phone system’s hold messages. The upshot was this particular platform restarted the hold message each time a caller was placed back on hold.

  • Google Cast becomes native to Chrome

    Google’s Chromecast device has been around for a few years now. The simple and inexpensive flash-drive-sized screen broadcaster has earned itself a faithful following, but it’s not stopping there. With the newest update, you might even be able to ‘cast’ your desktop or mobile screen to a nearby device before the end of this article.

  • LinkedIn Alumni improves how you network

    Aside from having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile, there seems to be more waiting around than getting job interviews or receiving promotions. Why so? You’ve given all the relevant information needed to land a job, or to convince your boss that it’s time for you to step up the corporate ladder -- but what else is missing? Your network.

Alpha NetSolutions, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • What can we learn from Delta’s IT outage?

    Companies can pay a hefty sum if they ever experience any downtime. In fact, Delta Air Lines had a bad bout of severe downtime just last month. In just three days, the airline company cancelled 2300 scheduled flights and suffered $150 million in income loss.

  • These tips help enhance your Powerpoint skills

    It’s normal for us to utilize whatever tools we can to make things a little easier. Wanting to use tech to make presentations easier to understand is no exception. Although Microsoft PowerPoint can help you through the daunting task of speaking in public, that isn’t always the case.

  • Ready, set, update: iOS 10 release scheduled

    Although they may not garner the fervor of hardware releases and refreshes, iOS updates still manage to bring even the most casual of iPhone and iPad users out of the woodwork. Those who were willing to brave the bugs of Apple’s beta got a chance to play with the most recent version of the mobile platform, but the rest of us have been patiently awaiting its release.

  • The top 9 updates from Android Nougat

    When an archaeologist discovers relics of a long-forgotten dynasty, mixed emotions ensue. The thrill of stumbling upon something untouched intertwines with a slight dread of working with something you know nothing about. The same notion is applicable to smartphones, in particular, operating system updates.

  • Are your VMware machines up to date?

    Until now, virtualization hadn’t been targeted by cyber attackers with the same vigor as other small- and medium-sized business IT solutions. Whether it was because of the inherent security of virtualization or because of the relatively narrow scope of its adoption, this is no longer the case.

  • Ransomware appears as fake Windows Update

    Unlike those who attend Hogwarts, magicians rely mainly on subtle sleight of hand to convince others that they managed to make coins disappear into thin air. The same concept applies to ransomware. How can it complete its mission in a suit labeled with the word “Villain”? Nowadays, ransomware fashions various disguises that render it undetectable.

Alpha NetSolutions, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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