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Zoom Adding New Features With Goal of Rivaling Microsoft Teams

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You think Zoom, you think video calls. For millions around the world, it’s a tool they rely on at work every day. But for productivity, collaboration, and workplace integration (as well as video calls), it’s Microsoft Teams that is leading the way. Its tight integration with other Microsoft 365 services makes it so easy. Now …

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Avoid Cloud 9? Beware of This New Browser Security Threat

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We go to a lot of effort working to protect our clients from online security threats. These could come in the form of key loggers that record you as you enter your login information, or DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, which overwhelm a service with fake traffic, causing it to crash. As part of …

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How Much Time Do You Lose Per Week Starting Video Calls?

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You could be losing a full-time working week for every member of your team, thanks to the hassle of setting up video calls. Video conferencing has revolutionized team meetings, and saves a huge amount of travel time. But we’re still not getting the full benefit from the new technology, according to new research. Employees aged …

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The Dangers and Risks of Using Pirated Software In Your Business

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A huge number of small and medium-sized businesses would consider using pirated software to potentially save money in their organization. A new study has revealed a surprising number of businesses willing to break the law to save costs. Our advice? Think twice before you “walk the plank“. Right now, the most popular types of pirated …

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Embarrassed To Turn on Your Camera? Microsoft Teams Adding Animated 3D Avatars

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Do you inwardly (or outwardly) groan at the thought of yet another video call? They’re now a normal part of our working lives, but it doesn’t make them any more exciting. Good news: Microsoft is introducing Metaverse-style avatars, called Mesh avatars, to Teams. You’ll be able to design your own avatar, personalizing its appearance and …

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Are You Using Microsoft Teams to Share Sensitive Data?

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Microsoft Teams has fast become one of THE most useful business tools for the way we work today. No matter where your people work from, they can communicate and collaborate quickly and reliably. But this remote way of working can also open the door to some MAJOR security issues. New research shows that nearly HALF …

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Is That Website Offering a Real App Download or Is It Malware?

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When you think about tools for remote working and chatting online, one of the first names in your mind is Zoom. But its popularity has opened the door for cybercriminals. They’re using its name to steal sensitive data. Researchers have discovered at least six convincing-looking download sites. They’re not the real thing. They’re designed to …

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Survey Says Employers Believe Their Staff Less Productive at Home

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Microsoft has become the leader in productivity over many decades. Can you imagine doing your day-to-day work without their software? So, it’s no surprise the tech giant recently conducted a major new survey into productivity in the workplace – and some of the results might surprise you. Researchers surveyed 20,000 people working for businesses in …

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Android 13 Promises More Intuitive Experience for Businesses

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We all use our phones for a lot more than sending messages and making the occasional call. And that means most of your staff are probably using their personal mobile for work now and then. Everyone does it. The downside of this is it puts your business data at risk. If it can be accessed …

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