Tag: Business/Finance

8
Jun

How Small-Business CFOs Can Save on IT Support Services

Although today’s technological advancements have made our lives a lot easier, they’ve simultaneously made them more complicated. For small-business owners, modern technology has also increased the cost of doing business. If they want to have full control over what their employees can and cannot do, small-business owners have to provide mobile devices such as tablets,…

7
Jun

Great Online Tools for Entrepreneurs

Every day, startup businesses are being created by entrepreneurs. While some choose to jump right in and focus all of their time and energy on their new ventures, others are a little more cautious and opt to keep their day jobs and work on their new businesses in their spare time. Regardless of which type…

4
Jun

Microsoft Ends iPad’s Free Ride

Rumor has it that Microsoft’s Windows 8, once it’s officially released in fall 2012, could give Apple’s iPad a run for its money. In the meantime, Microsoft has thrown an obstacle in the path of iPad users who access Windows 7 via virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). According to Kevin McLaughlin in his article for CRN,…

1
Jun

New Duty-Free Limits Come Into Effect on June 1

In an inexplicable moment of largesse, the Canadian government decided to increase the spending limit on duty-free merchandise for Canadian citizens who make purchases while visiting the United States. Let me start with this warning:  Day trippers still can’t bring anything back from the United States. Canadian citizens still have to remain stateside overnight in…

30
May

RIM Shares Plummet as Company Struggles

BlackBerry lovers will be sorry to hear that Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM), the company that makes BlackBerry, continues to struggle. Once dominant in the smart phone marketplace, RIM is doing all it can just to stay afloat. On May 30, 2012, it was announced that RIM (RIMM), which is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, suffered…

30
May

Data Backup and Business Continuity are crucial

Once upon a time, it was expensive, cumbersome and tedious to create business continuity and backup and recovery plans for businesses. With the advent of virtualization and cloud computing, that’s no longer the case. Business leaders can no longer hide behind those convenient excuses for not preparing their companies for “any eventuality.” Business continuity and…

21
May

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks: Configuring Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a very powerful business tool.  However, many Excel users do not have their Microsoft Excel application configured to help them use the application easily or even is such a manner that saves time and energy. In our continuing efforts to help our clients and the business community in general we are focusing…

4
May

Should you upgrade to Windows 7

Why You Should Upgrade Windows 7 The introduction of first the developer and then the customer previews of Windows 8 have caused some people to forget all about Windows 7. We must remember that wide release of Windows 8 remains months away, and many small-business owners are just starting to upgrade their companies’ computers to…

3
May

Have you heard of Ransomware?

People running Windows servers have yet another cyber threat to worry about. Something known as RansomWare has been making the rounds lately, holding small-business owners’ important files hostage until they meet the hackers’ ransom demands. Small businesses tend to come under fire from hackers more often than larger businesses because small businesses often use less…

2
May

Visa, MasterCard Breach May be Worse Than Suspected

In April, we reported that Global Payments, the company that processes credit card transactions for Visa and MasterCard, had been hacked and that approximately 1.5 million users’ credit card information had been compromised. Recent reports indicate that the situation could be worse. According to Krebs on Security, Global Payments’ system could have been penetrated by…

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