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Siri and Alexa find a home in the office

  • 26 February 2019
  • Author: SIM2K
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In our February SIMformation, we discuss how Artificial Intelligence and digital assistants are becoming more of a business tool, helping to automate certain tasks and improving collaboration between workgroups.  We look at the new version of Android coming out this year and some of the new features it will contain.  The Apple Group FaceTime flaw created privacy concerns, so if you use this app and have not updated it, we have the details.  Mozilla is increasing anti-ad tracking tools in the latest Firefox browser release, and Windows 10 is a notorious space hog on your hard drive, so we have some tips on how to clean out old and unnecessary files to improve PC performance.

Windows 10 Update Coming

Virtual Assistants enter Business Market

  • 27 March 2018
  • Author: SIM2K
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In our March SIMformation, we look at the Spring Windows 10 Update and some of the new features and improvements coming down the pike from Microsoft.  Some are new features, others are existing features that have been renamed, and some security improvements rolled in, as well.  We will be checking this update to be sure it "does no harm" to existing programs.  Not to be left out, we also look at some new releases from Apple, as well.

The use of emojis in today's communications has created a new legal issue - can they be interpreted as sarcasm, slander or just amusement?  We look at some examples lawyers have tackled and question if you need to use these in business communications.  And, on the browser side of the Internet, Chrome has launched a new ad blocker feature, hoping to cut down on the annoying pop-ups, video-based and "sticky ads" that clutter up your screen and don't add any value to the content you are reading.

Finally, we look at the convergence of AI (artificial intelligence) and virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa, and how these assistants are moving into business-focused applications.  This opens a new chapter in the ability to access information or control devices by speech, rather than clicking through computers.

Economics of the Cloud - Does It Add Up?

  • 26 January 2016
  • Author: SIM2K
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In our January issue of SIMformation, SIM2K president Mark Finegan weighs in on the move to "The Cloud" and if the economics of moving to an off-site cloud vendor really makes economic sense. We also look at the new policy from Microsoft to push Windows 10 upgrades out to business users and how SIM2K can help block this alert. We take a look at a new browser designed to block ads - by substituting its own?! Amazon's drone program is gaining steam, and we also discuss safety and security issues in light of the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Happy Holidays from SIM2K

  • 15 December 2015
  • Author: SIM2K
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Our December issue of SIMformation features the Zultys Unified Communications hosted solution, a new option for companies looking for an IP-based advanced telephony systemOur December issue of SIMformation features the Zultys Unified Communications hosted solution, a new option for companies looking for an IP-based advanced telephony solution. SIM2K is an authorized Zultys partner and can specify, source, install and support any of the Zultys communication system options. We also discuss ad blockers and why this tool is becoming more important in an environment where malware is being delivered through corrupted web site advertising. We discuss the trend towards the new devices that straddle the line between laptops and tablets – the iPad Pro and Surface Pro. And, there's more inside this issue too!

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