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The benefits of Hardware-as-a-Service

The new flashy set of PCs your company just bought last year are becoming outdated, and you don’t have enough IT staff to maintain them. If this is your current situation, it might be time to consider Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS), a pay-as-you-go model where you pay your managed services provider (MSP) a monthly fee to take […]

Hybrid clouds make SMBs more flexible

When it comes to the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may be compelled to choose either a private or a public cloud infrastructure. But there’s a third option, and it’s called the hybrid cloud. Hybrid clouds are a combination of private and public clouds. In the former, data and applications that require tighter controls […]

5 ways to capitalize on the latest tech fads

Have you seen folks wandering around, staring at their phone like it was a map pointing to a pot of gold? Or ordering pizza over a Facebook conversation with an awkward cashier? With some creative marketing and structuring, your SMB could be on the other side of those people’s phones. Tech fads are a treasure […]

New Office 365 cyberattack on the loose

Have you ever received an email that claimed to come from a bank or government office when it obviously didn’t? It was probably a phishing scam trying to trick you into downloading malware. The most recent campaign duplicates a trustworthy Office 365 email and can fool even the most skeptical users. Here’s how to stay […]

4 Security risks of the BYOD strategy

The bring your own device (BYOD) strategy lets employees use their personal mobile devices to do work for your company from anywhere. This strategy increases efficiency and convenience to your business, but it also brings a number of security risks to your IT infrastructure and data. If you’re thinking of incorporating BYOD in your office, […]

Perks of using dual monitors

Some things come in pairs, including glasses, shoes, and, for busy office workers, computer monitors. The concept of using two monitors at once is unconventional for some, but staying in familiar territory when it comes to working at a desk might not be best for productivity. If you’re hesitant about your employees using two monitors […]

What you need to know about e-commerce & AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an exciting innovation that’s becoming integral to many businesses. Industry experts are even predicting that by 2020, 85% of the interactions between corporate customer service departments and their clients will use AI. If you’re an e-commerce business owner, you’re in a prime position to become an early adopter. Predicting what your […]

The pitfalls of business continuity planning

Like all things, business continuity plans are not perfect. They have pitfalls that can result in your business’s failure if not taken into account immediately. Don’t blame it all on the IT guy; often, the way a system is designed can also have loopholes. Here are a few of the reasons why business continuity plans […]

7 ways to more retweets

Are your tweets not getting enough exposure? While posting regularly and writing bold headlines are important in grabbing the audience’s attention, there are other Twitter tactics that you should be employing in order to get the most retweets. Listed below are just a few ways to maximize your company’s reach over Twitter. Schedule your tweets […]

Time-saving tips for Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is the top choice for businesses when it comes to word processing. You can create professional documents and even incorporate tables and graphs when you’ve got lots of data. But there are a number of hidden features that, when utilized properly, could greatly enhance your Microsoft Word experience. And since Word is updated […]

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