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Improve the value of your business data

Improve the value of your business data

Are you making the most of your business’s greatest assets? The data your employees and customers generate is an unsung hero, just waiting to take your business to the next level. Obviously, enough information can help any company make better decisions, but how can a small or medium-sized organization use data analysis to increase revenue? […]

Ways to ensure a successful migration to Office 365

Ways to ensure a successful migration to Office 365

Office 365 is Microsoft's top-notch, productivity-boosting tool for enterprises. Microsoft is still on track to reach its ambitious goal -- a $20 billion revenue run rate for its commercial cloud services, mainly due to Office 365’s built-in security, continuous compliance, larger inbox storage space, and no upfront monthly costs for small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

When migrating to the platform, it’s important to plan carefully, otherwise you risk not getting the returns you expected.

Call-quality issues for internet phones

Call-quality issues for internet phones

The earliest phones had power and leakage issues surrounding the wet cell batteries. More recently, cell phones have had their failings as well, such as dropped calls and short battery life. Today, VoIP technology has to deal with some minor complications, too. The keyword, though, is “minor,” and our aim today is to identify these […]

Office 365’s apps get a revamp

Office 365’s apps get a revamp

If you’re one of the million-plus users taking advantage of Office 365’s premium productivity apps, you’ll soon notice some changes. Last June, Microsoft revealed that Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word will be getting a design revamp in the coming months. Here’s a preview of what’s to come. Simplified ribbon The biggest update is with the […]

5 ways you could blow your online reputation

5 ways you could blow your online reputation

As a small business owner, you’ve probably used social media to establish a connection with your customers and share stories that will shine a positive light on your brand. While social media is a great tool to foster your business name, if used incorrectly it could just shatter your online reputation. Here are some common […]

Consider the security risks of your software

Consider the security risks of your software

Cybersecurity is an issue that hounds businesses of all types. Sometimes organizations invest in security software without realizing the risks that come with it. Here’s why identifying threats before buying cybersecurity products is paramount. Uncover threats and vulnerabilities Every business should evaluate the current state of its cybersecurity by running a risk assessment. Doing so […]

How to minimize risks after a data breach

How to minimize risks after a data breach

Despite efforts to protect your data, some breaches are beyond your control. When an online company with your personal details gets hacked, you have no choice but to manage your risks on your own. These practical tips can help you reduce risks of identity theft and other threats. Determine what was breached Whether its names, […]

5 tips on hiring the right IT consultant

5 tips on hiring the right IT consultant

For many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), building a solid technology infrastructure means a lot. And you know that technology can make the difference between business success and failure. Investing in technology is often challenging because of the numerous vendors and solutions available.

How to ensure collaboration tools adoption

How to ensure collaboration tools adoption

Businesses continue to install tools like Skype, Slack, Yammer, HipChat, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Teams, but many struggle to get users to adopt them. Adoption, however is not something that comes overnight; it requires in-depth strategies. Here are ways to ensure people make use of your collaboration tools. #1 Conduct an audit and have your […]

Top 7 Office 365 Productivity Add-Ons

Top 7 Office 365 Productivity Add-Ons

Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 has successfully made day-to-day business operations more efficient with popular apps like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook. What’s more, it also offers productivity-boosting add-ons that streamline users’ workflow. #1. StaffHub You can now easily keep track of your employees’ work hours, allow employees to swap shifts, and make changes where […]