11 Practical Tips Sure to Keep Your Technology Productive!

Don’t break what you just fixed...
 

Last week, I talked about how outdated technology is costing you a lot of money. In fact, it’s costing all of us a lot of money! At the end of that article, I very briefly mentioned setting standardized IT practices for your office to save money.

How Is Your Outdated Technology Wasting Your Money?

Your resistance to upgrade is costing you time, money, and talent…
 

Nobody likes to hear that they are wasting money. Nobody wants to hear that they should spend money either. I understand that this is the situation nearly every person involved in business must debate in their mind with every financial decision to be made.

Can I get my critical data back quick? Help!

How a legitimate data recovery plan could save your business…
 

It is a horrible feeling. The scenario is almost always the same in terms of devastation and panic. It can happen in a plethora of ways… data loss! Whether your new employee (or even the veteran one) hit the wrong key and erased months of critical client information, or maybe the tragic “hand of God” has hit and you have lost year after year… after year… of crucial financial information due to fire, flood, or even theft.

In 2017, Why Should the “Little Guys” Scare Big Business?

Welcome to 2017 Business Owners!
 

Many of you (and us) are crawling out of the holiday weekends and heading into the new year with new resolve and big plans for the coming year. Whether it is a desire to hit the gym more, play Pokemon GO less (you do not, in fact, have to catch them all), or spend more time with family,... for the small business owner, those personal resolutions can feel an awful lot like a revolution when you are trying to run a company that competes with the “big business” up the street.

Rethinking the value of social media

A lot of businesses are still mystified as how to measure just what kind of value they are truly getting from social media. Because it is a medium that is still evolving, it can be hard to understand just what works and what doesn’t when it comes to social media and measuring its value. In […]

How big data can increase your profit

One of the biggest, buzziest phrases making the rounds in corporate circles at the moment is “big data”. But what does big data actually mean? What is it and, more importantly, what can it do for your business or organization? The good news is that it’s not just another tired old buzz word that actually […]

How data adds value to your business

We all know that data is valuable. After all, the more we know about the inner workings of our business and how our customers behave, the better. But knowing that data is crucial in helping to move your organization forward, and knowing exactly how to use that information to do so are two very different […]

Adding value to your company’s blog

Blogging has gone from being a fun side project for aspiring creatives to an absolute necessity for businesses of all sizes. For many companies, especially small to medium-sized ones, it’s likely to be just about the only web page that is updated with any regularity on their websites. And that’s why you need to be […]

Finding your apps on the Start Screen

With the update to Windows 8.1 offering users the ability to boot directly into Desktop mode, the Start Screen has gone largely unused by many business users. However, you will still have to use it eventually, and some users have found that the tile-based layout of the Start Screen does offer some benefits.

Is an expired antivirus a big deal?

If you want to keep your business data and systems secure it is essential that you have an antivirus or antimalware scanner installed on every system. While the install rates of these programs in businesses is nearly 100%, there is an increasing trend where some companies are letting their subscriptions expire.