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b2ap3_thumbnail_email_security_and_productivity_400.jpgWe’re all hooked on our email. It has revolutionized the way businesses communicate, and in many cases, it can be a major distraction. If you’re a small business trying to manage your own Exchange server, you’re probably aware of how much a headache email can be. Do you really have time to host and manage your own email solution?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_obsolete_tech_400.jpgToday’s modern office is full of technology. Although, just because a workplace has wall-to-wall technology, doesn’t make it modern. It’s possible for an office to be outfitted with outdated technology. There’s a good word that describes a setup like this: Obsolete. Is your office using obsolete technology? To find out, let’s look at a few pieces from the Museum of Obsolete Objects.

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Tip of The Week: 7 Communication Mistakes to Avoid

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b2ap3_thumbnail_angry_workplace_400.jpgIf you feel like you’re having trouble communicating with your team, it’s probably because you are. In fact, it may be because you’re communicating with them the wrong way. By overhauling the way you approach small talk and office chit-chat, you can improve office intercommunication and your own public image.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_cloud_computing_objections_400.jpgDespite cloud computing being commonplace, there are still some businesses holding out when it comes to migrating their data to the cloud. In most scenarios like this, a company has objections to the cloud that are preventing them from taking advantage of its many benefits. Are these objections valid? Let’s find out by addressing two of the most common objections to the cloud.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Robot-Driving-Car.jpgIn any other state in the union, one would spot a car cruising down the road without a driver and freak out, call 911, and panic would ensue in the streets. But this is California, where driverless cars and robotic clerks are the norm. Have you spotted a driverless car on the streets of San Jose being tested by one of our Bay Area tech companies? Ready or not, driverless cars are coming to a highway near you!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_rescue_911_from_hackers_400.jpgBelieve it or not, there are horror stories told of innocent people being abandoned by 911 dispatchers when they need help the most. This mainly isn’t due to incompetence on the dispatchers’ part, but because there are malicious forces that aren’t taken into consideration. Often, victims of 911 mishaps are misled by the odd hacker.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_15-year-symbol.jpg2015 marks a significant milestone for Sagacent Technologies--15 years of serving San Jose! Looking back to the turn of the century, it’s fascinating just how much the technology landscape and the Bay Area has changed over the years. Can you imagine Silicon Valley and your mobile device without Facebook? Let’s take a look back at the technology in the year 2000!

 

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_three_security_factors_400.jpgA business is always at risk of being destroyed, be it online or offline. According to a study by 1&1, 67 percent of people confirmed that someone they know has had information stolen from them while online. In order to prevent your business from joining this statistic, there are several features you should look for when considering your network’s security.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ergonomic_workplace_400.jpgHow do you feel while you’re reading this article? Are you straining your eyes just to see the screen? Does your back feel like it has a knot in it? Is carpal tunnel destroying the nerves in your wrist? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s probably time to look into switching up your workstation.

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Happy 15th Anniversary!

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It seems like we just began supporting business owners a few short years ago, but January 1st marks 15 years that Sagacent Technologies has been making technology “Worry-Free”.2032898473

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Backsourcing Your Outsourced IT

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b2ap3_thumbnail_backsourcing_it_400.jpgOutsourcing your company’s IT services is an easy way to cut back on IT costs. For years, outsourced IT has been a growing trend with more companies making the switch, but just because your businesses has outsourced its technology services, doesn’t mean that backsourcing isn’t a valid option.

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4 Ways to Prevent Mobile Device Memory Shortage

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b2ap3_thumbnail_mobile_device_memory_400.jpgIf you’re a heavy tech user, then eventually, your photos, apps, and videos will take up all the space on your mobile device’s hard drive, making it impossible to add anything new. Plus, Murphy’s Law states that this will happen at the worst possible time, like while you’re recording your kid’s recital. Follow these four tips and don’t get stuck with a lack of space.

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Rockin’ Around with Managed IT

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b2ap3_thumbnail_rockin_around_with_managed_it_400.jpgAn IT parody song to the tune of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Fotolia_70374876_XS_20141223-154054_1.jpgThanks to the recent gun buyback event sponsored by the San Jose Police, our streets now have 200-less weapons that could have ended up in the wrong hands. The annual event is a win-win for both police and money-strapped gun owners, which makes us think about the possibility of having such a buyback event for dangerously-old technology.

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It Seems Sony Can’t Get a Break from IT Issues

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b2ap3_thumbnail_protect_your_identity_400.jpgIt’s the holiday season… for everyone but Sony, at least. The tech/entertainment supergiant has been experiencing a ton of security issues lately. Last month, someone hacked into Sony’s databases and stole a lot of information (including unreleased movies, which were later released to the world). This December, it was revealed that Sony stored their passwords in a folder on their server titled “Passwords.”

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3 Ways to Prioritize Fighting Botnets

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b2ap3_thumbnail_fight_off_a_botnet_400.jpgThe Internet is infested with threats of all kinds, some of the most annoying are bots. These consist of systems which potentially gather information from a variety of sources. While primarily used by search engines to gather data from websites (these are the good kinds), there are others who may have fallen into the hands of hackers which steal information or send spam.

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Alert: Critical Microsoft Office Flaw Patched

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Microsoft-Office-icon_400.jpg‘Tis the season for technology vulnerabilities and exploits. In addition to Sandworm and Cryptowall 2.0, another flaw has been found in Microsoft Office. This particular threat allows a hacker to gain control of a computer system, making it a dangerous and potentially threatening gamble for your business to ignore it. Thankfully, the issue has been patched, and the fix is now available to the public.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_dumpster_app_400.jpgAndroid smartphones are at the top of the mobile market, but they have a flaw which some people don’t even realize is there - the lack of a recycle bin. Anything deleted is unlikely to be recovered, which can be seriously inconvenient for many people. What if you accidentally delete something important? Thankfully, there is a fix to this problem in the form of an app called Dumpster.

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Tired of Email? Here are Some Alternatives

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b2ap3_thumbnail_email_alternatives_400.jpgEver since the world adopted the Internet, email has been a part of the picture. Initially, email seemed like a dynamic tool compared to faxes and metered mail, but now, the average worker despises their email inbox for its unreasonable demands on their time and its hindrance to productivity. Are there any options that can replace email in the workplace?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Fotolia_56321886_XS.jpgSan Francisco is in the running to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The U.S. Olympic Committee meets in December to decide which city to submit to the International Olympic Committee. In competition with San Fran are Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Boston. How cool would it be if we got to host the Olympics?!

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