Get ready for Chrome’s ad blocker

For the longest time, we’ve been visiting countless websites only to be greeted with annoying ads that never piqued our interest. Luckily, Chrome users won’t have to put up with them for much longer. Google will release an ad blocker early next year. To that end, here’s everything you need to know.

What is it?

Ad blocker from Chrome actually works like an ad filter, meaning it won’t block all ads from the website, only ones that are determined to be too intrusive, like video autoplay with sound as well as interstitials that take up the entire screen.

A group called the Coalition for Better Ads, which consists of Google, Facebook, News Corp, The Washington Post, and other members will decide whether or not the ads are to be blocked. According to Sridhar Ramaswamy, the executive in charge of Google’s ads, even ads owned or served by Google will be blocked if they don’t meet the new guidelines.

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Cut IT costs with thin and zero clients

Everyone knows that one way to increase your profit margins is by cutting costs. When it comes to tech, most businesses reduce cost by moving their operations to the cloud, hiring pay-as-you-go service providers, and uninstalling unnecessary software. However, there’s another way you can reduce costs. Consider swapping your bulky desktops for thin or zero clients.

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Add minutes to your day with email automation

How many routine emails would you say your sales and marketing teams send every day? If it’s not many, is that because you don’t have the resources for mass outreach campaigns? Either way, email automation is the perfect solution to staying in touch with customers and prospects without wasting company resources.

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VoIP redefined thanks to 5G data

Communication is an integral component to any small- and medium-sized business. To ensure the success of your SMB, utilizing the right technology resources is key. Short for fifth-generation wireless systems, 5G is changing essential technology solutions like VoIP. Here are three key changes you need to look out for.

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Changes to Office 365

Whether it’s for the sake of aligning with Windows 10, or not, Office 365 Pro Plus will be upgraded twice a year, in March and September. But what does this mean to business owners like yourself? Will the new update schedule affect how Microsoft plans to deliver and support ProPlus in the future? We’ll answer all that and more.

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