How to be more productive in life and work

How to be more productive in life and work

February 16th, 2016

2016Feb15_Productivity_ABetween your customers, vendors, employees and other moving parts of your organization, it can be difficult to find the time to focus on your business. On a daily basis, you likely have to deal with dozens of tasks, and oftentimes don’t finish them all.

How to use LinkedIn to create business value

February 13th, 2016

2016Feb12_BusinessValue_ALinkedIn is a highly useful site, but many small businesses simply don’t make the most of it. The problem is that most of the information out there, that SMBs try to model, is focused on tips and strategies for larger organizations. And these strategies are simply not as effective when applied to the SMB. So what can the small or medium-sized business do to actually gain value from their LinkedIn efforts? Here are few tips to get you started.

How to make the most of Microsoft Word

February 12th, 2016

2016Feb11_Office_AOver the years, Microsoft Word has become the best word processor for businesses big and small. From creating documents such as company reports, forms, statements, and receipts to producing promotional materials, Word is able to accomplish all of these and much more.

IT Security Policies you need to implement

February 10th, 2016

2016Feb9_Security_AMost business owners have an employee handbook. But when it comes to the online security of their business, often times this portion is either not adequately addressed, or not addressed at all. However, with cyber crimes an ever increasing threat, and the fact that employee error is one of the most common causes of a security breach, it is incredibly vital that your staff is informed of your policies.

This app is slowing down your Android

February 9th, 2016

2016Feb8_AndroidPhone_AMost of us know that apps can drain battery and slow down your phone. But what if there was a single app that was sucking 20% of your battery, and potentially slowing its speed by 15%. For Android phone users, this looks to be the case. And unfortunately for all those social medial lovers out there, the app responsible goes by the name of Facebook.

How to make Google Chrome run faster

February 6th, 2016

2016_Feb4_Browsers_AWith over 1 billion worldwide users and a market share of over 50%, it is not a stretch to say that Google Chrome is one of the best and most popular browsers available in the market. Its speed far outstrips that of most other browsers. But despite being the fastest web browser, it’s often criticized by users for occasional sluggishness and crashes.

BCP strategies to keep your business open

February 6th, 2016

2016Feb6_BusinessContinuity_AWhether your business is hit with a brief power outage or an extreme weather disaster, any kind of interruption to your organization’s productivity can cut into your profits. That’s why it is important to have a business continuity plan and utilize BC tools to ensure your organization can stay in operation at all times.

Understanding the types of virtualization

January 30th, 2016

Virtualization has become the cornerstone for almost all businesses today – and for good reason. It is basically a process of creating a virtual version of a physical IT device. This, in turn, enables businesses to utilize their resources more effectively, while also reducing costs that come with managing and maintaining their infrastructure.

The Importance of Disaster Recovery

January 28th, 2016

2016Jan25_BusinessContinuity_AMost business owners don’t normally think they will be a victim of a natural disaster…not until an unforeseen crisis happens and their company ends up suffering from thousands or millions of dollars in economic and operational losses — all because of the lack of thoughtful disaster preparedness.

Questions you need to ask about your servers

January 28th, 2016

When servers are working properly, you would never know they were there. When they are malfunctioning, servers become the scourge of the universe single-handedly bringing your business to a halt. In many ways, your servers are the heartbeat of your business.