Analytics are critical for effective data backups

Collecting data is vital for keeping records, tracking performance, and delighting customers. With so much on the line, it’s never been more important to have backups of all your files. If your data is growing at a rate that’s hard to keep up with, analytics tools are an awesome way to figure out which backups […]

Comparing the top business dashboards

A dashboard is a single display that provides all the information you need to make important business decisions and manage your company. While dashboards are generally helpful, you need to choose the one that works best for your company’s objectives and goals. Here are three types of business dashboards to consider. Strategic dashboards Ideal for […]

Why should you automate SMB marketing?

One of the biggest innovations in business and technology is marketing automation. Previously reserved for well-funded enterprises, marketing automation is now accessible to small businesses, thanks to affordable cloud solutions. Here are five profitable benefits to automating some of your most mundane marketing tasks. Instant responses to email requests If a customer or prospect sends […]

Is your business prepared for hurricanes?

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and certain parts of Louisiana the hardest. In the same year, Hurricane Irma devastated companies in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. During uncertain times, a disaster recovery (DR) plan is what saves companies from power outages and massive revenue losses. Let these tips guide you. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain […]

Does the thought of your IT expert leaving scare you?

Question: What would happen if your in-house IT person suddenly quits, gets sick or goes on vacation? If you think it's a temporary inconvenience, the opposite is actually true. Curious to know why? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself.

 

1. Do you have (or know where to locate) any written documentation about your computer network?

Do you have an inventory of what software licenses you own? When do your equipment warranties expire? Do you know critical administrator passwords, or where to locate them? It's risky to allow a single person to keep this type of information under lock and key, especially when it comes to your business.

Technology tips to increase efficiency

Successful businesses make technology work for them, not the other way round. When used correctly, technology can make every task much faster to execute. So, if you’re looking to increase staff efficiency, consider the following methods to implement technology into your day-to-day business operations. Change office communication To increase efficiency, set up instant messaging software […]

Do You Have a Business Continuity Plan?

Do You Have a Business Continuity Plan?
The foundation of any successful company with a business continuity plan is the ability to retrieve data from any point in time from anywhere. When the topic of business continuity plans comes up, you get the feeling that many decision-makers at smaller businesses and organizations wish they could channel their inner six-year-old, simply cover their ears, and sing "La, la, la.

Data Loss Can Cause You to Shut Down

Data Loss Can Cause You to Shut Down
Small and medium-sized businesses today can't afford data loss. They 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 orders and transaction histories.

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends July 29: Should Your SMB Upgrade?

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends July 29: Should Your SMB Upgrade
Time is running out for small and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade. With just a few days to go, this offer is set to expire on Friday, July 29, 2016. And as an SMB owner or IT manager, ignoring to do so can be a costly mistake, (up to $199 per computer for Windows 10 Pro, to be exact!). Though Windows 10 may provide many benefits to win over end-users (such as the return of the Start menu), it’s important to note that upgrading blindly may impact your IT infrastructure negatively.