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CenturyLink review: Exceptional DSL with no contract required

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 22:29
CenturyLink has faster speeds than most DSL internet companies, is compatible even with heavy internet users, has a long-term price lock, and there's no contract required.

EarthLink internet review: A decent option

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 22:23
With more and more of the world moving online, many people are looking to ensure they've got the right internet service provider to meet their needs. Here's our review of Earthlink internet, an ISP option that might be right for you.

Best cheap phone 2021: Flagship features on a budget

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 19:22
Balking at the prices of the latest Apple and Samsung flagships? Consider one of these affordable alternatives. From $400 right down to free, our picks even include a couple of phones with a stylus and one with triple rear cameras. A few options also support 5G so you can take advantage of faster speeds and more coverage at an affordable price.

Naenka Runner Pro review: Waterproof bone conduction headset with Bluetooth and onboard storage

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 17:47
Bone conduction headphones are excellent for enjoying music to keep you going while having open ears for safety. The Naenka Runner Pro is designed for runners and swimmers with Bluetooth streaming and onboard storage so you are not limited.

Ransomware: Now attackers are exploiting Windows PrintNightmare vulnerabilities

zdnet all blogs - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 17:13
Cyber-criminal groups including Vice Society and Magniber have been spotted using vulnerabilities in Windows Print Spooler to infect victims with ransomware.
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CCleaner

zdnet all blogs - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 03:45
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system allowing Windows to...
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Best DSL internet 2021: No fiber? No problem

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 00:23
DSL is a great choice when you can't get fiber. It's reliable, lower-priced, and readily available nationwide.

Best internet provider in Columbus 201: Top ISPs

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 00:21
Here's our guide to the best internet providers in Columbus, Ohio. We look at the features and availability of our top picks that could be the internet provider best suited for you.

Best internet provider in Dallas 2021: Top ISPs

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 00:17
Please take a look at our top picks for internet service providers in Dallas, TX. We bring you the ISPs with the best for bundles, best for bonuses, best for business and best starting packages. Look through this guide to find the ISP in Dallas to suit your needs.

Best internet provider in Austin 2021: Top ISPs

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 00:07
We compare download speeds, affordability and bundles to give you a comprehensive comparison that will help you decide which ISP is best for you.

The best internet service provider in Seattle

zdnet news - Fri, 08/13/2021 - 00:05
We dive into one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, Seattle, and pick out the best internet provider.

Top 6 Reasons Your Business Needs Collaborative Workspaces

DigiumBlogs - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 20:19

Connected Workspace is a virtual desktop, Software as a Service (SaaS), and communications solution, securely streaming your Windows PC, along with all your apps, data and communication tools from the cloud, and to any device. Whether you’re working remotely, at the airport, on the road, or anywhere with an internet connection, you have your office workspace with you.

Why Should SMBs Adopt Connected Workspace?

Let’s explore the ways Connected Workspace benefits SMB organizations.

Benefit #1 – Keeping IT Staff Forward Thinking

Small-to-Medium businesses will have 1 to 2 IT administrators, based on their staff size, and are typically focused on fixing problems with infrastructure and employee requests. Connected Workspace can increase the return on investment (ROI) for the business by offloading these tasks, enabling IT to focus on strategic investment and simplified management. Star2Star’s Connected Workspace platform engineers handle all the costs, from managing Active Directory and file servers to optimizing app licensing, on behalf of the business. And in the case of businesses relying on a managed service provider (MSP) for IT, then the MSP can benefit in a similar way as well.

Benefit #2 – Remote Employee

Businesses with remote employees want to standardize how employees are interacting with the corporate infrastructure, how they access resources, what software they use, and have complete control over all of it. Connected Workspace allows businesses to easily configure the employee’s virtual desktop experience by selecting the features and type of access they can have, via a simple online portal. They can then have access almost immediately by simply signing into their account from the device they have with them, over a simple internet connection. Hiring staff also becomes much easier as businesses can hire based on talent rather than location.

Benefit #3 – Acquisitions

Connected Workspace helps businesses standardize IT infrastructure, making it easier for a company to be acquired as well as for the company who is acquiring the other. A business using Connected Workspace has a predictable cost per user, from an IT perspective, making it easy for companies to evaluate the cost of acquiring the company. Also, if both companies have very separate systems in place, it takes more time to integrate them, whereas Connected Workspace makes the integration more seamless and much quicker. This provides a single source that can be adopted across departments allowing strategic system decisions to smoothly transition in and out of the overall application systems, minimizing user impact and keeping productivity as high as possible.

Benefit #4 – BYOD

Aside from the benefits of hiring remote employees, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) enables today’s workforce to use their own existing devices that they use on a daily basis, that work for them in terms of comfort and productivity, and bring them to work in a seamless manner. Connected Workspace allows users to access the corporate infrastructure, while keeping the corporate data and security intact. It also allows users to be more productive, because they can access what they need from any device, at any time, so they don’t need to be chained down to a particular workstation. Their desktop exists in the cloud and is accessible through any device, removing the IT spend and simplifying the management of the local computer in depth.

Benefit #5 – Seasonable Business

Seasonal businesses will scale up and down based on customer demand. At their busiest time, they’ll have the highest staffing levels and at their least busy, the lowest. The advantages of Connected Workspace for this type of fluctuation are:

  • The ability to scale users very quickly, whenever needed, all from a web-based portal
  • Predictability of costs during the peaks and valleys of user count
Benefit #6 – Multi-Location Business

Being able to standardize IT across every location of a business is ideal. Whether an employee is part of headquarters or a remote office, they all work in the same way, accessing the same applications and tools, under the same secured environment. And if there are any IT policy changes or software updates required, the changes are done quickly, from a central location, for all the locations at one time.

Connected Workspace offers SMBs with the ‘any device, anywhere access’ type of workflow that increases the productivity of the business; the integration of Star2Star’s voice, messaging, and video applications further improves worker collaboration. For businesses that are compliance driven, such as financial, legal, healthcare, and hospitality, Connected Workspace is definitely a benefit. And with no seat minimums, businesses can adopt the technology right away when they hit the ground running.

 
Want to see Connected Workspace in action? Schedule a free demo to learn more!

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Windows 10: Microsoft just revealed another Print Spooler bug

zdnet all blogs - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 19:35
Microsoft discloses a new PrintNightmare bug and advises admins to disable the Print Spooler service to mitigate the issue.
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Private Internet Access review: A cheap, powerful VPN

zdnet news - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 18:56
Overall, we were impressed with Private Internet Access -- as long as you're not trying to connect to India. It's well worth taking a look.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review: A stunning foldable

zdnet news - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 18:21
Samsung's new Galaxy Z Flip 3 may be the foldable device that captures the hearts and dollars of the public in 2021. It's $800 less than the Z Fold 3 and offers a familiar smartphone experience when flipped open.

Motorola wants to be the new Apple. Its first attempt is, oh, take a look

zdnet all blogs - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 18:01
You can decide you're going to think different. How you do it is quite important, though.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: What's not to like?

zdnet news - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 17:47
Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 3 shows that Samsung listens to customers as it directly addressed a few areas Fold fans wanted to see. Given the improvements and the $200 price drop, what's not to like?

Apple releases massive mystery bug fix update for Macs

zdnet all blogs - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 14:38
macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 is out, and it's a huge update. But we have no idea what it fixes.
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Accenture says Lockbit ransomware attack caused 'no impact'

zdnet all blogs - Wed, 08/11/2021 - 20:32
The IT giant was listed on Lockbit's leak website, and the group said the data came from an "insider", but there was 'no impact' on operations or clients.
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Why is Apple planning a surprise iOS update?

zdnet all blogs - Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:43
Is Apple laying the groundwork for a new way to move forward? Perhaps. Does Apple want to add some last-minute features to iOS 14? Maybe.
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