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Simple tips to increase cloud affordability

Simple tips to increase cloud affordability

Moving to the cloud can save you a considerable amount of money, which explains its rise in popularity over the years. What many business owners fail to realize is that some cloud services come with hidden costs. And while they might seem insignificant at first, they can add up to a staggering amount if left […]

Why CRM is important to your business

Why CRM is important to your business

Investing in customer relationship management (CRM) software is absolutely essential for small- and medium-sized businesses that want to up their sales performance. It helps sales departments understand their clients, tailor their marketing efforts, and more. If your business isn’t using CRM yet, here are five reasons why you should. Grows with your business The ol’ […]

How to prevent VoIP threats

How to prevent VoIP threats

Now that digital collaboration is an integral part of any business, VoIP has become indispensable. Unfortunately, as it becomes more widespread, so do the threats against it. These attacks may not be as serious as ransomware or phishing, but they’re just as dangerous to SMBs. Here are five ways to protect your VoIP network against […]

The perks of being an Office Insider

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. Early Access Subscribing to Office Insider gives you access […]

4 types of hackers that may target SMBs

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. Script Kiddies […]

Best for SMBs: Laptop or desktop?

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. However, this […]

Don’t let negative reviews ruin your brand

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. Don’t engage site or users directly Don’t send emails demanding to have […]

Web conversion made easy with 5 tips

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. Make it mobile-friendly More people […]

Disaster recovery myths you can dismiss

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 […]

Retirement of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

Retirement of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

It’ll be here before you know it – January 14, 2020, Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 both reach end of life. In IT, end of life (EOL) is a term describing the end of support for hardware and software. This means the manufacturer will no longer fix flaws, bugs, or vulnerabilities.