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How Can You Insert a Text Box in Google Docs?

How Can You Insert a Text Box in Google Docs? There are two simple ways to add a text box into your Google Doc. Each lets you set apart text that stands out. Both methods allow you to copy-paste or move the text box between......

Habits You Want From Your Technology Partner

Habits You Want From Your Technology Partner When you are running a business, you want your technology to integrate well with the other tech you use in your business and with your overall IT platform. When you run into situations where your tech fails to......

Building a Rock Solid Cybersecurity Plan

Cybercriminals may be going into a stealth mode, but that doesn’t mean that cyberattacks are slowing down — quite the opposite, in fact. According to the 2018 SiteLock Website Security Report, attacks increased by 59% and accelerated going into December. Record numbers of businesses are being infiltrated......

Why Is Wi-Fi So Slow on My Phone?

Just about nothing is more frustrating when using a smartphone than connecting to a sluggish or broken Wi-Fi network. In most places, mobile data is so effective and speedy these days that we just can’t accept a Wi-Fi network performing worse than our mobile networks......

How to Select Between Office 2019 and Office 365

Without the ability to quickly and easily access the right business productivity software, your office is likely to come grinding to a halt. The basic tools and functionality that businesspeople utilize throughout the world are something that we are so used to we often forget......

Important Security News About Mac & Zoom

Did you know that your Macintosh webcam could have been hijacked? A serious security flaw in the Zoom video conferencing application joined Mac users to video calls without their permission. Zoom has now released a fix – click here. A vulnerability in the MacZoom client......

Arming the Next Generation of Cyber Warriors

There are everyday warriors in businesses across the country, but these individuals may never have worn the uniform of their country. This next generation of cyber warriors is being groomed by organizations of all sizes in an attempt to overcome the growing skills gap in......

What Is The CMO’s Role In IT For 2020 And Beyond?

The role of the CMO has changed dramatically in recent years, and the push for more integration of marketing and technology shows no signs of stopping. With 2020 just around the corner, it is worthwhile to look more closely at how CMOs are doing their......

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Got Your Sparklers Handy? The Fourth of July falls on a Thursday this year, but we aren’t letting the fact that it’s a weekday stop us from celebrating.     Of course, just because it’s a holiday, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to make do......

5 Social Media Mistakes Businesses Must Avoid Making

Social media is an incredible chance for your brand to interact directly with your audience and grow it even further. If you’re not able to manage your social media marketing properly however, you’ll simply waste time and resources, or worse, actually harm your brand’s reputation.......

How Can You Focus Your Company on Reliable Anti-malware Strategies?

Organizations across the country are learning from cyber attacks perpetrated in Atlanta, Newark, and Sarasota. Similarly, large targets such as San Francisco’s transit authority and Cleveland’s airport have also been targeted. The growing threat from ransomware, which locks up the victim’s device and files, is......

9 Cybersecurity Terms You Need To Know

Every business should have a comprehensive cybersecurity plan and a competent team that can execute that plan. Otherwise, cybercriminals and malicious actors can and most likely will take advantage of security vulnerabilities to access company data and cause damage. But as important as it is......

Google Trips vs. TripIt

Have you been searching for a better way to organize your travel plans, reservations, and itineraries? You’re tired of looking through your email for separate flight, hotel, and car reservations and want a central place where you can instantly access all the information. A smartphone......

What Is Managed IT Services & Who Provides Services

As managed IT services have grown in popularity, you’ve probably heard the concept touted often as the answer to your business’s IT woes. Still, there can be plenty of mystery on the topic. What is managed IT services, exactly? How do organizations integrate managed IT......

What Is The Fake DHS Phishing Email Going Around?

How Can You and Your Employees Avoid It? The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is warning about an email phishing scam that tricks users into clicking on malicious attachments that look like legitimate Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notifications. The email campaign uses a......

Cyber Security Advice: 6 Crucial Strategies

Cyber security is more important than ever before. The news is full of stories of leaks and breaches large and small. Some of these result from sophisticated, targeted hacks, and others occur thanks to enterprising hackers taking advantage of security holes in insecure or out-of-date......

Is The CMO Responsible For Digital Technology Decisions?

All businesses today are faced with numerous technology decisions. The rapid rate of tech development and adoption has led to some truly remarkable transformations in the business landscape—and in the responsibilities, various professionals are expected to perform. CMOs are no exception. In fact, if you......

The CEO/CIO Relationship: A Vital Tie

In its look at the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019, Gartner notes that businesses need to address an astounding number of technologies that will change the way companies run, their business models and their internal processes. From the rise of artificial intelligence and autonomous objects......

Does The CMO Have A Role In Technology Decisions?

The role of CMOs has been changing rapidly in recent years with the introduction of numerous technologies. Social media platforms, CRM software and diverse multimedia channels all offer businesses remarkably effective tools for creating and maintaining a brand while connecting with customers in ways that......

These 4 Issues are Paralyzing CFOs from Moving to the Cloud

CFOs have long been challenged by the value proposition of capital technology investments, often requiring in-depth analysis and reviews before making the plunge. While the lower monthly costs of cloud-based computing may overcome this inertia in some instances, CFOs are understandably nervous about committing to......

Which Application Rules Supreme: Outlook or GMail

Currently, 30% of email addresses change every year. The majority of these changes are business related. No one wants to deal with the problems that come with changing personal contact information. Quite often, personal emails are attached to personal bills and subscriptions as well. When......

Happy Father’s Day!

June 16th is Father’s Day, a great reason to spend a little quality time with the family doing a few of Dad’s favorite things.   Whatever your plans are, take some time this Sunday to let Dad know how much you appreciate everything he’s done......

How to Find the Right IT Services Company

If your business has made the decision to contract with an IT services company for IT support, you’ve made the right choice. However, you’re not done yet. You still need to choose the IT services company that’s best for your business. In most markets, you’ll......

Critical Update From The NSA

The NSA Is Urging To Patch Remote Desktop Services On Legacy Versions of Windows The National Security Agency is urging Microsoft Windows administrators and users to ensure they are using a patched and updated system in the face of growing threats. Recent warnings by Microsoft......

What The CMO Needs To Know About Marketing Technology

Familiarity with marketing technologies is a must for today’s CMO. However, the range of tech knowledge across CMOs varies widely. Even if every CMO can benefit from some technical familiarity, the reality is that some CMOs know very little about technology while others know more......

Size Doesn’t Matter: 7 Ways Small Businesses Should Think Big

You may be a small business, but there’s no reason you have to think or act small. Today’s technology innovations offer small businesses all sorts of powerful tools that just a decade ago weren’t available or were only affordable to large firms. Technology can help......

How Much Should A Company Invest In Information Technology?

The rapid increase in technology use in businesses has affected every industry. Across all businesses, the need to keep up with the competition means paying attention to what technologies are available and incorporating the right tech tools as they become viable. Whatever your business, you......

Sign In With Apple

Sign In With Apple…Should You Use It? Apple recently reported that its new “Sign in with Apple” feature will be part of the iOS 13 release in the fall of 2019. It promises to protect your privacy, and authentication experts say it could have an......

Watch Out: File Hijacking and Malware Possible Through Slack Bug

On May 17, 2019, security firm Tenable announced that one of its researchers, David Wells, had discovered a Slack bug affecting Slack’s Windows desktop client. The bug affects version 3.3.7 of the Slack desktop app, which was just last week the most current version. Read on to......

Is The CMO Responsible For Digital Technology Decisions?

With the adoption of technology in the personal and commercial spheres ramping up to breakneck speed, the need for clear objectives for key business personnel like CMOs has never been greater. CMOs need to know what their responsibilities are. It may seem like a question......

Hurricane Preparedness (Questions/Answers)

How to build an effective Hurricane Survival Plan Now is the time to double check your supply inventories, invest in protective measures for your business, and make sure you have an actionable Hurricane Survival Plan in place. The 2019 hurricane season is almost here –......

Why Do IT Departments Report To The CFO

Organizational structure is something that is hotly debated at businesses around the world, but one of the biggest mysteries is where it makes sense to have the technology teams. IT has both a strategic thread as well as a day-to-day operational focus, making it a......

How to Cyber Secure Your Company in 60 Minutes or Less

In today’s digital economy, cybersecurity is just as important as traditional, physical security. Many small businesses that wouldn’t dream of leaving their stores or offices unlocked and unguarded give little time or effort to a cybersecurity strategy. That’s in spite of 2018 research from Hiscox revealing......

Managed IT Helps Your Bottom Line: 6 Ways How

Here’s an honest truth: managed IT services cost money. With any business expenditure, it’s a good idea to understand the value that the expenditure will bring to the organization. We believe businesses can improve on many fronts by implementing managed IT services. One of the......

The CEO’s Guide To A Strong Relationship With Your IT Consultant

IT consultants provide valuable insights to businesses looking for guidance on technologies that lead to better business outcomes. Having a strong relationship with your IT consultant leads to more productive collaboration and discussions that are more fruitful. It begins with making the right choice to......

What CEOs Need to Know About Cybersecurity in 2019

Understanding the threat landscape is a crucial part of a CEOs job as you attempt to protect your organization now and in the future. The cybersecurity and compliance landscape is changing rapidly, and it can be difficult to keep up with the various challenges your......

8 Ways Cybercriminals Make Your Firewall And Antivirus Useless

Having the right cybersecurity technology is just a part of doing business in today’s world. In fact, security solutions like firewalls and antivirus software accounted for $23 billion in annual revenue – it’s likely that you contributed to that in some small way. But are......

The Top Online Productivity Apps

Productivity is huge, but it’s elusive in our digital, always-on, social world. Productivity apps can help you focus better. We live in a serially distracted world. The internet is everywhere—and this is great, really! It allows many of us to work from anywhere we want.......

Can CMOs and CTOs Unite?

Learn about the importance of CTOs and CMOs uniting their efforts to create optimal outcomes for their companies. You can make business better by uniting.   Considering the vital importance of digital touch points—including mobile and Web interactions—for the success of most businesses, there has......

Honoring Those Who Gave Their Lives

On Memorial Day we remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. These brave men and women have dedicated their lives to honor the living and make our lives better.     Can’t see the video above?  Click Here. The History Of Memorial......

SD-WAN and MPLS Battle: Which Is Better?

What’s your favorite: red or blue? Sometimes there are no wrong answers to a question, and that may be the case when you consider the various infrastructure options of SD-WAN vs. MPLS. Can one be truly considered “better” than the other? It depends on the......

How To Share Files From Online Storage With Outlook Mobile

  Microsoft’s mobile email solution, Outlook Mobile, is a powerful alternative to your phone’s native mail client. We’re offering some tips and tricks for those accustomed to another mail client. Today’s tip is how to share files from online storage using Outlook Mobile. Step One:......

Why CEOs Must See Information Technology As Strategic

For far too long, CEOs have seen information technology as a sunken cost that needs to be absorbed and reluctantly accepted. New platforms, upgrades, platform conversions, hardware, software and other technologies are a financial pain point that needs to be endured. However, for success today,......

Is The CFO Today’s Technology Champion?

It’s always been important for the C-suite to understand the cost benefits and value associated with technology projects, but today’s complex infrastructure needs are requiring greater levels of input from financial executives, in particular. Technology spends are increasing dramatically, and there’s a need to balance......

What Role Must The CMO Play In Technology Decisions?

The role of the CMO has been evolving at a rapid pace in recent years due to the constant addition of new marketing technologies or martech. You only have to compare the tech budgets of marketing departments today to those five years ago to see......

Here’s What You Need to Know About SD-WAN Technology

Moving from hardware solutions to software solutions isn’t a new concept for technology professionals, but network infrastructure has traditionally been a hardware-focused world even as applications move to the cloud. With the introduction of SD-WAN, or Software-Defined Wide Area Networks, IT professionals find themselves needing......

Managed IT Improves Processes, Adds Value

If you’re running a small to medium business (SMB), you’ve probably come across the term “managed IT” or “managed IT service.” What is managed IT, and what can it do for your small to medium business? Today we’ll answer these questions and more. Read on......

Critical Update From Microsoft: Remote Desktop Services

Impacted Systems: Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Windows7 Windows Server 2008 Nonimpacted Systems: Windows 10 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019 If you are still using Windows Server 2003 or XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2008 you could be in trouble. A......

Do Businesses Really Need A CHRO?

Human capital is one of the most important business assets and also one of the most elusive. Today’s employees are staying only an average of around 4 years, far different than years past when people regularly stayed with the same company for over a decade. Job......

Evaluating Digital Transformation Efforts

Today’s businesses are nearly all in a period of transition. If you aren’t old enough to have lived it, all you need to do is stream a few episodes of just about any ’90s sitcom to realize that business has changed at an overwhelming pace......

What Is PII Under GDPR?

The security of user data is of high importance, and that importance only grew with the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These sweeping new regulations went into effect on May 25, 2018. They are European Union regulations, but they have sweeping......

What Is PII?

If you’ve seen the acronym PII in the news or in trade magazines, you may have questions. What is it exactly, and what is the danger surrounding it? Today’s tech blog post answers these questions and more. What Is PII? PII stands for personally identifiable......

Plan The Perfect Microsoft Office 365 Migration

If you’re trying to figure whether Microsoft Office 365 is right for you, then migration should be one of your primary concerns. When it comes to a cloud-based suite like this, migrating to Office 365 from your current IT environment is no small task. That’s......

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12th is Mother’s Day – what are your plans to mark the occasion? Flowers? A special meal? A day out with the kids?   Whatever your plans are, take some time this Sunday to celebrate all of the mothers in your life, not just......

How Tech Is Changing The CEO’s Job Description

For CEOs, digital transformation has changed the game. CEOs today need new approaches to leadership, planning and vision. Otherwise, they risk leaving themselves and their companies falling behind in the wake of rapidly changing technologies. The last decade has seen a remarkable rise in digitally......

Are You Using Internet Explorer?

Do you still surf the Web with Internet Explorer?  If so, you’re not alone. Even after Microsoft came out with their new Edge browser in 2015, some people are still using Internet Explorer. The Problem? Security experts have found serious security flaws in Internet Explorer’s......

The CFOs Guide To Evaluating Information Technology

Evaluating information technology can be a challenging aspect of the CFO role. Your organization is likely inundated with requests for new IT features, and understanding the true value of many of them requires technical knowledge you may not have. The spending possibilities are nearly endless,......

Ransomware Hits Popular Cable TV Network

For several years now, sporadic attacks that interrupt major networks’ daily programming have been occurring around the world as hackers try to break in and succeed at their digital violence. In April 2019, the victim was The Weather Channel. The network found itself having to......

Hiring Tech: 2019 CEOs Tech Hiring Guide

As your business operations evolve and expand, you’ll likely reach a critical point in your company’s growth where the tasks required will outnumber the staff you have available. Deciding to outsource work might be a difficult decision, partly because of budgeting and partly because onboarding......

Foreign Hacker Steals Nearly Half a Million From City of Tallahassee

The Tallahassee Democrat reported on April 5th that a large sum of money had been stolen from the city of Tallahassee’s employee payroll. The perpetrator is suspected to be a foreign hacker. What was stolen in the hack? The breech diverted approximately $498,000 from the city payroll account.......

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day, which is an occasion worth celebrating. No office can function without hardworking and dedicated administrative staff, so why not take this as an opportunity to remind them how much you value them?     Treat your administrative staff to......

CFO Tech Blog: How To Become The Tech Savvy CFO

More than ever, today’s CFOs are expected to have a degree of tech savviness. Big data and analytics are tools that are just too powerful to ignore in the CFO suite. If you’re not particularly tech savvy, harnessing the power of these tools to the......

Tech Education: What Is A PBX Phone System?

The image of a traditional PBX phone system may make you uncomfortable because systems in the past were either tied into a particular type of hardware or an individual vendor. While that may make you want to shy away from the enhanced functionality that you......

How to Share Notes with Microsoft OneNote

  Here’s a quick tech tip for Microsoft OneNote. Today we’ll look at how users can share notes that they have created in Microsoft OneNote. First, though, since Microsoft OneNote isn’t one of the “Big Four” Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), we’ll look......

Celebrate World Backup Day on March 31st

When Was Your Last Backup? Data backups are a critical part of protecting the information and files you cannot afford to lose. And yet, many people have bad backup habits – or no backup habits at all.     March 31st is World Backup Day......

What Is Windows Lite?

Is Windows Lite Microsoft’s Answer to Google’s Chrome OS? Microsoft is working on a new operating system — Lite — with a different look that’s designed for the casual computer user while targeting Google’s Chrome OS   Windows Lite is the oft-rumored, highly anticipated stripped-down......

Microsoft Excel Training [Free Online Course]

Microsoft Excel Training   Excel is one of the most versatile and most useful programs in the Microsoft Office suite. It’s also one of the trickiest to master without a little help from someone who understands the ins and outs of Excel. Join us for......

Windows 7 Support Is Ending

  Did you know? Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020. Beginning this April, Microsoft will start displaying pop-ups on all Windows 7 computers alerting the users that their support for Windows 7 will be ending. Don’t be alarmed.  Microsoft also did the......

New Whaling Schemes: CEO Fraud Continues to Grow

In previous years, the first clue that your corporate email has been compromised would be a poorly-spelled and grammatically incorrect email message asking you to send thousands of dollars overseas. While annoying, it was pretty easy to train staff members to see these as fraud......

Reduce Travel Costs & Expenses With Video Calling Apps

Endless airline terminals. Overpriced airport food. Overly-close seating on packed planes. What’s there to love about business travel? Sure, there are some road warriors who appreciate never having to clean a room or make a bed as they spend all their time in hotels, but......

Staying Safe Online: Are You the Target of a Fake Check Scam?

Great news! You’ve posted a batch of pricey items from your business on Craigslist, and someone has offered to purchase the lot. However, when you receive the check you realize it’s not for precisely the right amount. Perhaps you contact the seller to get a......

Windows Server 2008 End of Support (Questions and Answers)

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end — and on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will be stopping mainstream service for their highly popular Windows 2008 Server. If you are one of the millions of organizations who are still using this secure and highly......

Happy St. Patrick’s Day This Sunday

March 17th is one of our favorite days of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. For some, it’s a day to celebrate centuries of rich culture and Irish heritage, and for others, an opportunity to have a pint or two with friends.   However you’ll......

Spring Forward This Sunday

Daylight Saving Time for 2019 starts on Sunday, March 10th. I’m sure you know how Daylight Saving Time (DST) works, but did you know not everyone in the US observes this time change? Arizona hasn’t observed DST since 1967, and Hawaii has never used DST.......

4 Questions Every CEO Needs To Ask About Cybersecurity

With the ever-increasing rate of digital interconnectedness and accessibility, IT systems are more at risk of attack by hackers and spies than ever before. Yet, many companies still haven’t seriously addressed the issue of cybersecurity in their organizations. If you have concerns about the preparedness of your business, now is the......

Is Ransomware A Threat to My Business?

What is ransomware? Ransomware is an unusual type of threat because it holds your files for ransom while leaving your systems essentially otherwise operational. A piece of malicious software enters your network and applies an encryption algorithm to your computer files, rendering them unavailable. The files are......

DNS Infrastructure Tampering

On January 22, 2019, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, CISA, issued an emergency directive. This emergency directive was put into place to address ongoing problems and issues associated with global Domain Name System, or DNS, infrastructure tampering. As......

Urgent Tech Tip: Disable Facetime On Your iPhone

A major FaceTime bug discovered recently has left Apple device users skittish about yet another privacy concern and forced the tech giant to scramble for a fix for the issue. For users of Macs or iPhones, understanding the FaceTime flaw and knowing how to disable......

Inside The United States Of Cybersecurity

In March 2018, Alabama and South Dakota passed laws mandating data breach notification for its residents. The passage meant all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories now have legal frameworks that require businesses and other entities to notify consumers about compromised data. All......

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Remembered mostly for his “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who fought to end segregation in this country. On this day, we remember someone who devoted their life to achieving racial equality. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in......

Here’s How Cybercriminals Con Businesses In 2019

Is someone out there pretending to represent your business to make money? Don’t laugh. It happens. Business identity theft is a growing concern for many companies across the US. According to a recent study by Dun & Bradstreet, business identity theft, also called commercial or corporate identity......

SCAM ALERT: Google Play Gift Cards

If there’s a will there’s a way when it comes to scammers, especially with gift cards. Everyone loves gift cards. Consumers love how easy it is to purchase gift cards, use gift cards and even give gift cards. It’s as simple as buying a card at a......

Have You Heard Of This Scam Targeting Amazon Shoppers?

Amazon is a gigantic player in online sales. It’s estimated that the Seattle-based online e-commerce site will be responsible for roughly 50% of all digital sales during the 2018 holiday season, one of the busiest shopping times of the year in the United States. In......

How To Combat Cybercrime On A Small Business Budget?

If there’s one thing that most small businesses have in common, it’s a limited budget to invest in infrastructure. Yet failing to devote any resources to securing your technology can put the company itself at risk. Understanding the specific ways that small businesses are vulnerable......

6.8M Facebook Users Hit By New Photo Bug

Facebook has just announced that a Photo API bug gave app developers access to user photos outside of the scope intended for 5.6 million users. This includes granting apps access to Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and photos that were uploaded but not shared. The bug......

DHS/FBI Issue Critical Alert: SamSam Ransomware

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a vital ransomware alert for the SamSam ransomware also known as MSIL/Samas.A. The FBI and DHS alert, issued on November 3rd, 2018 describes how hackers armed with SamSam ransomware have targeted multiple industries, including some......

Marriott 500 Million Person Data Breach (Questions/Answers)

How Marriott Got Caught In A 500-Million Person Data Breach Were You Affected? (Your Questions Answered) What Do We Need To Know About The Marriott Breach? Another big corporation got hooked. This time it was Marriott International. They just revealed that their Starwood reservations database......

Why is my Windows 10 Pro Deactivating?

If you are experiencing problems with your Windows 10 Pro operating system, you are not alone. Thousands of users from the US, Japan, and South Korea flooded tech message boards late this week with complaints that their legitimately purchased software was deactivating itself. What Exactly......

PSA Alert! Sleeping While Phone Charges

Read the following alert before charging your phone tonight and from this day forward. According to the Newton, New Hampshire, fire department’s PSA message posted on social media; it seems as though charging a phone in bed poses a serious health risk and lethal safety......

October’s Featured Training: The ABCs Of Cyber Security

October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month Tune In At Any Time To Watch Our 15 Minute On-Demand Training Cyber Criminals Have A 6 Month Head Start. Is Your Business Protected? Find Out. Tune Into Our October Free Online Training By Clicking Here. Every 39 seconds, a......

Facebook Data Breach

Are you aware of a potentially serious data breach involving Facebook?  According to many top news outlets, 50 million users accounts may have been impacted and Facebook now faces potential huge fines in the EU. Read more at https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/03/facebook-data-breach-latest-fine-investigation. Need steps to protect your Facebook account?......

Master Google Search In Just 28 Minutes

This month’s training on demand focuses on helping you find the most accurate information you need on Google. We’ll leave no stone unturned in this 28-minute online training session. Learn how to find answers to your queries and questions right through to advanced techniques using......

4 Essential Pieces to Any Small Business BYOD Strategy

    4 Essential Pieces of Any Small Business BYOD Strategy   Believe it or not, once upon a time, kids at the bus stop didn’t have cell phones and the mobile device strategy of many businesses was typically “you’ll take what you’re given, refrain......

Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too

    Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too   Everyone in the office loves Eric. Sporting a different ironic t-shirt everyday, Eric is the one we call when technology spits in our face. Whether it’s a slow system, a bug that needs......

How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs

    How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs   When smaller businesses look to cut costs, they commonly take shortcuts that are risky to their bottom line. They may go out of their way to avoid upgrading dated hardware, buying software licenses,......

Which Email Marketing Solution Is The Best? (Online Training)

Considering Working With An Email Marketing Solution To Help Grow Your Business? Email marketing plays a critical role in helping you to reach the right people and expand your client base, share important information with prospects and clients, and promote your services and products. Tune......

Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs

    Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs   Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to have a more difficult time managing IT than larger enterprises. Despite being as technology dependent as larger enterprises, SMBs have tighter budgets and fewer resources to devote to IT......

Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs

    Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs   Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) receive a lot of calls each day from slick sales people peddling the next technology trend that’s going to save them money and revolutionize how they do business.......

Quickbooks: Need A Quick Refresher?

Need a quick refresher or a complete introduction to one of the most popular small business accounting packages? Quickbooks is one of the top accounting solutions available to small businesses around the globe. However, many business professionals only use a small fraction of everything Quickbooks......

Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small Businesses

    Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small Businesses   Downtime is bad news for any business whether big or small.   A recent two-hour New York Times’ downtime occurrence sent Twitter ablaze and their stock price plummeting.   Google going down for one to five......

The Sky’s the Limit for SMBs Taking to the Cloud

    The Sky’s the Limit for SMBs Taking to the Cloud   There has been a lot of hype about cloud computing transforming the way small-to-medium sized businesses do business. Proponents of the cloud say that cloud computing has leveled the playing field, allowing......

Why Should You Get On The Cloud?

    A recent article by The Guardian (UK) states that the cloud industry is set to see a growth of around 30% soon. But many small and medium business owners are still struggling to make sense of the cloud and how it can benefit them. If......

The Benefits of a Managed Service Provider

    Managed Service Providers – or MSPs – are often recommended as a cost effective IT solution for small businesses. For a minimal monthly fee, MSPs provide a reasonably priced solution to the complex technology pains of small businesses. Here’s a look at the......

Six Steps to Better Data Backup and Quicker Recovery

    Think Quicker Recovery Time, Not Quicker Backup – While incremental backups are much faster than executing a full-backup, they also prolong recovery time. In the event of data loss, a full restore will require loading the most recent full backup and then each incremental......

Seven ‘Must Haves’ for Your Small Business Website

    Your website represents your business and so building and maintaining it need to be of primary concern to you as a business owner. We often find business owners struggling with their websites saying things like: “My website looks great, but I am not......

Is your Business Safe from Virtual Threats?

    Did you know that 50% of small business owners think their businesses are too small to be targeted by the thieves of the virtual world? Contrary to popular belief, 72% of hacker attacks often happen to smaller firms – firms with less than......

Is That Email a Phishing Scheme?

    Research has revealed that over half of all users end up opening fraudulent emails and often even fall for them. Phishing is done with the aim of gathering personal information about you, generally related to your finances. The most common reason for the......

How Much Does Downtime Really Cost Your Business?

  Many SMB owners think IT downtime only costs them a few productive hours, but there’s a lot more at stake when your systems go down. Customer satisfaction and loss of brand integrity are just two of the key losses apart from the more evident......

Has Your Website Been Optimized for Mobile Users?

    Did you know that this year there will be more mobile web surfers than stationary ones? That means more prospects are accessing your business website more through their smart phones, tablets or other mobile devices than with a laptop or PC. If you......

Data Loss Can Cause You to Shut Down

  Small and medium sized businesses today are relying more than ever on IT systems to efficiently run their business, support customers and optimize productivity. These systems house sensitive digital data ranging from employee and customer information, to internal emails, documents and financial records, sales......

Can You Really Afford Not to Have a Backup Plan?

     According to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. If you are......