Most places we go, there is a network connection for us to link up to. This is our gateway to any and all information, as well as each other. When we open an Internet browser, we tend to take for granted that we are secure in surfing the web.

At home, we protect our family and belongings with locks and deadbolts. These are a measure to keep the bad guys at bay. But how do we protect ourselves when browsing the World Wide Web? What are we doing to secure our information?

Below are 5 ways to keep your information safe.

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I do not know what I would do without the Microsoft Office suite. Sure, there are some freebie versions out there, but they just do not operate the same. The level of comfortability that I have with Microsoft Office cannot be beat. Keep in mind that I use a PC and these tips may vary for Macs.

I have been using this product since 2003, and only with the release of Office 2013 did I learn that I was only minimally using this awesome suite. Each year, there are more and more improvements and features added that we can use to our advantage.

There are quite a few hidden gems within these programs, but here are 3 Microsoft Office hacks you never knew you needed.

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As more and more people bring and use their own laptops, smartphone and tablet in office, the notion that company data is only on company computers and you can’t work without accessing them is slowly being eliminated. This of course vastly improve the productivity of the employees, however if the technology used by the company is outdated, whatever productivity gained is instead lost. At the same time, the increased mobility gained also open a can of worms – how do you ensure your data is safe and secured, and not accessible by unauthorized people?

We will be having a series that deal with productivity, mobility and security in the area of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), how you can make the full use of BYOD in your company without being bogged down by them.

This week will be a continuation from one of our previous blogon the topic of IMAP vs POP3 email, and we will be looking at which one is best suited for BYOD environment.

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As more and more people bring and use their own laptops, smartphone and tablet in office, the notion that company data is only on company computers and you can’t work without accessing them is slowly being eliminated. This of course vastly improve the productivity of the employees, however if the technology used by the company is outdated, whatever productivity gained is instead lost. At the same time, the increased mobility gained also open a can of worms – how do you ensure your data is safe and secured, and not accessible by unauthorized people?

We will be having a series that deal with productivity, mobility and security in the area of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), how you can make the full use of BYOD in your company without being bogged down by them.

This week we will examine the 2 common email protocol which is the IMAP, POP3 and how they work to bring you email.

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When you open your email client (eg Outlook, Thunderbird etc) in the morning, is the first thought that goes through your mind “Let’s see what I need to take care for today?” which is then followed immediately by “Arg, so many junk email” when the streams of junk mail start flooding your mail?

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Emotion rage is one of the factor that can affect a person’s productivity in his work, what if we can remove 1 of the common rages in the office? When is the last time you say “ARGGG SO SLOW”, “NOT WORKING AGAIN!?!” and proceed to smash the keyboard or the monitor? That’s right, we are talking about computer rages – not unlike road rages where you flare up and go crazy over little things you normally wouldn’t.

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Sometimes when your workstation feels bogged down, a relatively cheap and simple hardware update can make a huge difference in performance. Adding more RAM (Random Access Memory, often just referred to as memory) can be a game changer for your bogged down PC.

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Saving a little on your technology can go a long ways, but cutting too many corners can lead to additional problems and expensive downtime. Here are a few ways you can save money on IT without creating long term issues.

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Half of your employees love the file server, since it is fast, easy, and centralizes all work files in a single location on the network at the main office in Singapore. The other half of your of employees likely hate the file server, since they must login with their VPN to sync up with the server when they are remote and more often than not, they often are missing critical files when they are in the field. The problem is especially acute for employees who are always remote. Over time, difficulties with remote access cause employees to get out of sync with the rest of the company, leading to data sprawl for corporate documents and to critical content becoming trapped in personal silos. There is a different way for best cloud storage and file sync.

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