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Is a Chromebook What My Student Needs? 

Is a Chromebook What My Student Needs? 

This academic year looks a lot different from any other we’ve seen. More likely than not, your student is doing remote learning for the first time, either full-time or as part of a hybrid set up with some in-person learning. Either way, your student probably came home with a list from the school of all the tools they need in order to participate virtually this semester, and what’s at the top of the list? A computer. 

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10 Fun Things You Can Still Do During a Pandemic

10 Fun Things You Can Still Do During a Pandemic

2020 has been unlike any year in recent memory. It has practically everyone wishing it will just be over so we can hopefully have a better 2021. Obviously the most dramatic change is the global pandemic we’re facing. The lockdowns, lay-offs, and shortage of social interactions have caused people a lot of stress, but it’s worth remembering that there are still ways to (responsibly) have a little bit of fun. It’s far too easy to get trapped in an unhealthy cycle when you’re stuck at home. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of ten of the best pandemic-approved activities you can still enjoy as we wait out this pandemic.

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When is it Time to Upgrade From Free Cloud Services?

When is it Time to Upgrade From Free Cloud Services?

It’s completely understandable if you feel hesitant paying for cloud services. Not too long ago, cloud computing was this sort of mystical, abstract technology. Now, it’s practically a household term. And even if people aren't constantly talking about the cloud, they are most likely using it every day with their devices at home. Well then, if you’re already getting something for free (whether you realize it or not), then what’s the case for upgrading to a paid cloud service? 

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COVID-19 and the Cloud: Are Your Systems Resilient?

COVID-19 and the Cloud: Are Your Systems Resilient?

Because of COVID-19, businesses are constantly fighting to stay up and running. They need to make sure their business continuity plan stays intact. Before the pandemic, only 10% of businesses had cracked systems resilience and put into place the right technologies to ensure that they weren't slowed down by COVID-19. 

Systems resilience is a system’s ability to operate during a major disruption or crisis with minimal impact on business operational processes. This means most companies were not ready when the pandemic hit. Now IT teams will have to work on creating a more sustained business continuity plan that has up to date prevention and recovery systems. 

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Top 7 Uses for the Cloud You May Not Have Known

Top 7 Uses for the Cloud You May Not Have Known

In today’s climate, technology is becoming more of an integral part of a business’s strategy. People may be working on unsecure networks or have devices that can't support remote work, but whatever situation you find yourself in, there is one option that can protect your business in surprising ways: the cloud. The cloud can help to achieve business goals all while reducing costs, increasing flexibility, and optimizing resource utilization. 

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