The Future of Virtual Reality

The Future of Virtual Reality

The Future of Virtual Reality

Here at TOCmedia, we have a responsibility that is super-serious—and a ridiculous amount of fun—at the same time. Which responsibility is THAT? It’s this one: Keeping on top of the latest news and trends in the technology marketplace. From Digital Marketing to Virtual Reality and everything in between, TOC constantly keeps its thumb on the pulse of what is going on, to offer optimum know-how and benefits to our clients. And we smile and laugh much of the time we’re doing it. Because current technology trends are SO fun and fascinating!

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March 2017 Technology Updates

March 2017 Technology Updates

The TOCmedia team wants to make sure that every social media manager, digital marketer, and small business owner has the tools they need to succeed. Here’s our round up of what happened in the technology world in March 2017:

Apple

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Best Cloud Space for Small Businesses

Best Cloud Space for Small Businesses

We understand how important it is to find the best service for your business, that’s why we have sifted through the market and selected the best options for small businesses.

Amazon S3
If you are on a budget, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) could be a good option for your business. Pricing is based on several factors, including the features that are selected in the initial setup. Although the user interface is a bit more complex in nature and has fewer features than other services, it is more economical in the long run for many small business owners and it offers 5GB free storage.

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New February 2017 Technology Updates

New February 2017 Technology Updates

February Digital Marketing News

TOCmedia likes to stay “in the know” on all the latest digital media trends, tools, and tech. We constantly monitor the industry news and round up the most useful coverage to pass on to our client’s.

Here’s the news from February:

Asana

An excellent organizational tool, Asana let’s team members collaborate on projects, assign subtasks, and chat in-app. It rolled out a few new features for its mobile app this month. Check them out.

Constant Contact

There are a few pricing changes coming up. Here’s the deal:

  • Price increases of $5 per plan will take place for most current and all new accounts with 501-10,000 contacts on April 1, 2017.
  • Customers who signed up for Constant Contact after November 1, 2016 will not be charged this new price until January 2018.
  • Customers whose price increased when they were upgraded to the integrated product experience in 2016 will not be charged this new price until January 2018.

Google

The search engine giant rolled out a few changes:

Microsoft

The Office wizard is shaking things up:

Apple

Here’s what happening:

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How to Utilize LastPass for Your Virtual Team

How to Utilize LastPass for Your Virtual Team

Having different usernames and passwords for each social media account, webpage, and email address can be hard to remember, but it actually keeps your information more secure. This way, if one account is compromised, the problem is contained.

This is where LastPass comes in. LastPass is a tool that stores all of your passwords and usernames in one highly secure, centralized location so that you don’t have to remember them.

Through a LastPass Premium Business Account, your team can have two accounts, one for work and one for personal use. Users can also link both of their accounts together for ease of experience.

Account Options

LastPass for business has two options: Teams and Enterprise.

“Teams” allows users to share folders containing login information with other people on their team. It also gives the account administrator access to a user-friendly admin dashboard as well as easy ways to manage users on the account.

“Enterprise” includes all of the “Teams’” features, plus some additional options that tend to benefit larger companies

You can learn more about both here.

Whether you use LastPass for your personal business, or that of an employer, you will still want to set up a personal account to ensure privacy and safety.

Here’s what LastPass has to say:

For a seamless login experience, you can set up and link a personal LastPass account. Personal = Private. Your Enterprise Admin never sees what you store in your personal account, and your personal account goes with you when you leave the company. Once you link the accounts, your personal account will appear as a sub-folder in your Enterprise vault. You can save all personal logins directly into your personal folder, or drag them in later.

Creating Business and Personal Accounts
You are likely in one of the following situations:

  • You already have a personal LastPass account and have not yet been added to the business account. In this case, set up your business account. Keep it separate from your personal account by using your work email address, not your personal one.
  • You aren’t using LastPass yet, but received an invitation to join a business account. Great! Set up your business account with your business email address and start using it right away. If after using LastPass, you’d like to use it for personal logins as well, create a personal account and link it to the busines account.
  • Your personal account is already linked to the business account; you are using the same email address for both accounts. Oops! You’ll need to log in to your business account and choose the settings icon from the left-hand menu. Under Login Credentials, Account Email, enter your work email in your account settings. You will have to verify the email address. Check your email, and enter the code you receive into the box displayed.
  • You need to create and link a new Personal Account. If you don’t have a personal account, create one now. Remember to use your personal, not business, email.

Linking your Personal and Business Accounts
Login to your business account and choose the link icon from the left-hand menu. Then you can link your personal account. The process is explained in more detail here.

Migration of Data
You may find that you need to migrate data between the accounts. You can simply drag and drop the information from one account to another. Or, if you have a lot to move, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your Enterprise vault.
  2. Choose “Sort by folder” in the upper right-hand corner and choose the list view, not the grid view.
  3. Expand the folders and click the check boxes of each login that you want to move.
  4. Near the top in the left-hand corner, click actions and choose move to folder. Look for the new personal folder in your Enterprise vault (the folder name will be your personal username)

You can read more on the process here.
Lastpass is an awesome tool. Managing both a business account and personal account may be confusing at first, but with a little work, you’ll be a pro in no time.

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