Windows users: Why you need the latest operating system

Despite being the world’s favorite operating system for over three decades, businesses have traditionally been stubborn when it comes to switching to new Windows editions. It’s not entirely without reason either. Some iterations of Windows have been downright awful to the point of causing serious disruption not just for early adopters, but for everyone who chose to upgrade.

What’s the problem with legacy software?

Technology advances at a breakneck pace and businesses have never had so many options when it comes to software. There’s an enterprise app for accounting, marketing, business intelligence, and more. But despite the plethora of fast, feature-rich apps on the market, there are still people who use horribly outdated “legacy” software like Windows XP and Microsoft Office 97.

One reason for this is that people believe they have all the features they need and don’t want to spend more money on a modern application.

Siri, Google, Cortana: Which is the best digital assistant?

We have come a long way since Clippy, the annoying animated paperclip who helped us navigate Microsoft Office. Thanks to advancements in AI and voice recognition technology, we now have state-of-the-art digital assistants in the palm of our hands.

Cortana, Google Assistant, and Siri can do almost anything you ask, from giving you driving directions to drunk-dialing your ex (thankfully never at the same time). But only one deserves to be called the best digital assistant, so we put them to the test.

IT mistakes that turn problems into crises

Technology drives just about everything we do, so when it suddenly stops working, all hell breaks loose. Technicians make fast, impulsive decisions to get things back up and running as quickly as possible. And while quick reactions are good in certain types of emergencies -- like when you realize you haven’t bought the boss a gift for his birthday the next day -- it rarely helps in IT emergencies.