Inbox from Google

July 22, 2015

Google has released a new email program called Inbox.  The goal behind this program is to make the most important information within each email come to the forefront for the user.  As a result, Inbox automatically highlights relevant information. If the message is about tracking a package, the link to track the package is highlighted; if the main part of the message is an attachment, Inbox will highlight that.

Another feature is the ability to easily create a reminder/task from within an email, so you won’t forget to take action.

This new interface is available for Gmail and Google for Work users including business accounts that use Google.  The new interface is available in a web browser on your computer as well as an app for IOS and Android.

To find out how use it for your organization, contact Emerson Technologies.

Maintenance and Alerting

July 22, 2015

We are all used to maintenance with cars.  However computers need maintenance more often to help you get can the most out of your investment.

For many years people just purchased and ran anti-virus software.  It’s important to check this to make sure it stays up to date – this should be getting updated throughout the day.

Software updates are released all the time.  The most familiar come from Microsoft but there are also many from Adobe, Java, Apple and more.  Not only are these updates important for your computer’s stability, but it also ensures the best security – keeping hackers at arm’s length.

The alternative is to leave your computers and network vulnerable to attack and possibly wind up on the news due to compromised company data.  Just this week a significant security hole was discovered in Microsoft Windows, a hole big enough for an attacker to take complete control of your computer remotely.

At Emerson Technologies we have a program to keep your system updated and reliable.  Not only does our maintenance software install software updates, but it also alerts us for various problems – such as a failing hard drive.

Want to discuss your options?  Contact Emerson Technologies.

Windows 10 – Out July 2015

July 22, 2015

The next version of Windows will be available this month, free of charge to current users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Windows 10 returns a menu available in the bottom left-hand area of the screen, heavily used before Windows 8 but removed from Windows 8.

Windows 10 uses Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-based virtual assistant.  It will be able to do more that search and provide a response.  It can also be used to navigate Windows and work within applications.

Microsoft has discontinued Internet Explorer, the web browser it has had since the 90s.  Instead Windows 10 has a new browser called Microsoft Edge.  It is designed to be more secure.  And there are hopes it will be more compatible with web sites that previously only worked on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

What benefits will there be for your organization?  Contact Emerson Technologies and we can help you make an evaluation.