App virtualization: What you need to know

October 19th, 2018
App virtualization: What you need to know

As a small- or medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you need to stay on top of IT trends to get ahead. However, many new IT solutions are quite confusing. One of those is app virtualization. To clear up the confusion, here is a quick overview of what it’s all about.

The perks of being an Office Insider

October 17th, 2018
The perks of being an Office Insider

Office 365 is already packed with the latest productivity features, but for premium perks, opt for the Office Insider program. This gives Office subscribers a heads up on upcoming Microsoft releases and updates before other companies do. Here’s why Office Insider is perfect for business owners.

7 of the best apps for Android devices

October 13th, 2018
7 of the best apps for Android devices

With literally millions of Android apps out there, choosing the ones that will help you get the most out of your smartphone or tablet can be daunting. The fact that there are countless options that offer basically the same features doesn’t help. Luckily, our list of some of the best Android apps will ensure you find the ones that suit your needs and your device.

4 types of hackers that may target SMBs

October 12th, 2018
4 types of hackers that may target SMBs

When it comes to cyberattacks, most business owners get hung up on the technical and logistical details, forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are hackers attacking people and organizations? And whom are they targeting? By answering these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of which of your business’s resources need the most protection.

Best for SMBs: Laptop or desktop?

October 10th, 2018
Best for SMBs: Laptop or desktop?

In today’s business world, computers are an essential investment. Considering the tight budgets of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB), one can’t afford to invest in the wrong hardware. Which is the smartest investment, especially for startups? Laptops or Desktops?

Portability

Laptops allow you to keep working when you don’t have an electrical outlet.

Don’t let negative reviews ruin your brand

October 9th, 2018
Don’t let negative reviews ruin your brand

Negative reviews on sites like Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Ripoff Report will damage your brand’s online presence . So how can you protect your company from defamatory and false reviews that show up on search results for your business? Here’s the best strategy.

Web conversion made easy with 5 tips

October 6th, 2018
Web conversion made easy with 5 tips

Every marketing channel has best practices. For websites, it comes down to being user-friendly. Without this, even a terrific-looking website may discourage visitors from signing up for a free e-book or consultation. Be sure your website follows these 5 rules that make it easier to attract visitors and convert them.

Disaster recovery myths you can dismiss

October 5th, 2018
Disaster recovery myths you can dismiss

Technology changes so rapidly. With disaster recovery (DR), we see business owners clinging to ideas that no longer apply. What kind of DR myths are still widely accepted by the masses? Here are three that need to be retired immediately. 

Tape backups are the best DR solution
Backup tapes are physical objects that deteriorate over time.

5 tricks you can do with Android and Chrome

October 4th, 2018
5 tricks you can do with Android and Chrome

Using a Google account across your devices makes many things like email, web browsing, and managing your calendar a lot more convenient. Here are five tricks you might not yet know you can do when you sync Chrome with your Android phone.

Send directions from Google Maps to your Android phone

While Google Maps works great on smartphones, it’s often easier to use on larger screens.

Hyperconvergence: IT for SMBs

October 3rd, 2018
Hyperconvergence: IT for SMBs

Routers, switches, modems, gateways, firewalls, servers, and storage devices — these are just some of the many machines you need to build a network infrastructure that enables effective internal and external communications. Even when pared down to serve fewer users, the costs of building a similar infrastructure were prohibitive for SMBs, at least until hyperconvergence came along.