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Cloud-based application virtualization

Citrix is one of the biggest names in the virtualization sector. It currently services over 330,000 organizations, and by teaming up with Microsoft to expand its cloud-based software delivery, the company hopes to give that number a boost. While the news of this partnership does mean winding down one popular software as a service, a […]

Linux bug infecting Android users

Bugs have come a long way, and they’re not just creepy-crawlies anymore. So we have to worry not only about the bugs that we contract and make us physically ill, but also the bugs that threaten the security of our beloved smartphones. Most people overlook bugs since they’re so tiny, but what they lack in […]

iPhone Office apps receive useful updates

August 22nd, 2016 Apple

For a long stretch of time, the relationship between Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Office suite wasn’t great. The screen was too cramped for efficient document-creation and the processors were too slow to support the multitude of functions. Fast forward to present day, and those grievances have mostly been taken care of. What iPhone owners are […]

Sync Windows 10 with Android notifications

Technology addicts and workaholics have one thing in common: a constant quest to reduce barriers between themselves and their technology. If being interrupted by a buzzing phone is the bane of your desk-based existence, the Windows 10’s anniversary update contains an exciting feature that just might put a smile on your face. By simply installing […]

Dragons, Bees and BMW’s – Getting to know three TSI team members

By Dan Ayars, Business Development Director with assistance from each respective subject

I’ve fallen behind on staff introductions so it’s time to get caught up and meet these additions to our team.

Brian DeVito, Network Operations Center Technician

Brian is a capable and driven IT professional who has spent 2 years in the IT management field with more than 15 years of amateur and personal experience with IT. A graduate of both Frostburg State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Directing and Playwriting and University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor's of Business Administration, Brian's experience with computing stems back to his early years with his first computer being a self-built Windows 95 machine.

4 Social engineering scams to watch out for

Every time we learn about a cyberattack that has affected so many businesses, we invest in security technologies that will safeguard our systems. This year, however, social engineering attacks have taken center stage in the Rio Olympics. Using various scams, hackers can circumvent network security systems by convincing gullible users into giving away sensitive information. […]

What makes a good keyboard

Like new cars and smartphones, new keyboards are also initially alluring enough to elicit everyone’s oohs and ahs. But as their novelty fades, it’s easy to start taking them for granted. Is typing on them slower than before? Is the gaming experience they deliver no longer up to par? Whether for leisure or business purposes, […]

VoIP’s future is bright for businesses

August 15th, 2016 VoIP

VoIP is the funny-sounding phone system that’s been around for over two decades. Though that may seem surprising, it actually makes sense, because that’s about how long the internet has been mainstream, and “Voice over Internet Protocol” needs internet in order to function. So what might the future hold for small-business telecom if these two […]

Arrange meetings with Microsoft FindTime

While an impressive arsenal of weapons can help you win a battle, you need diligence, perseverance and sacrifice to win the war. But when that war is waged in the arena of calendar management, you’re dealing with a whole other monster. When scheduling meetings, uncontrollable factors like varying schedules and department-specific time constraints mean that […]

5 tips to build a better chatbot

In today’s tech-centric world, the demand for new apps is overwhelming the supply. Whether due to simple curiosity or just plain excitement, people are usually drawn to chatbots. In time, however, novelty wears thin and people lose interest. This may be partially due to the fact that bots aren’t as engaging as we initially imagined […]