Tag: Business/Finance

21
Feb

Welcome to the Big Easy

Sooner or later every small-business owner has to upgrade his company’s software. No matter how well the old software seems to be doing, at some point, it will start to fail or fail to support newer technology. That time may be now for some. Others may simply prefer to stay current with new software and…

15
Feb

Small Businesses Benefit From Managed Services

The economy is showing signs of recovery; however, many businesses are still reeling from the effects of the recession. From start-ups to multi-billion dollar businesses, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs while turning a profit. In fact, many companies are just trying to keep things in the black, however that does not eliminate…

14
Feb

Sophos’ Security Threat Report 2012

Sophos’ Security has released their round-up of the most prominent threats of the last year and a look ahead at what to expect in 2012. This is a fairly long read, however we urge you to chip away at it when you can. Every business owner should all be keenly aware of the security threat…

14
Feb

How Do You Show Your Clients You Love Them on Valentine’s Day?

When people think of Valentine’s Day, they usually think about romance and love. Flowers and candy and sentimental greeting cards sell like crazy at this time of the year. Parents help their children stuff envelopes with cheerful little valentine greetings to give to their classmates at school. But romantic love and familial love aren’t the…

13
Feb

4 Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your Technology Investment

How many times have you purchased new software or hardware, and avoided the help menu or user manual?  Experts reason that about 90 percent of all features included with software go unused! Much of this comes down to lack of training for individuals using the technology – they use what they know and need most,…

4
Feb

Coming Soon: Windows 8

Remember all those commercials for Windows 7? You know, the ones where everyone imagines himself more beautiful than he is in real life and takes credit for the ideas behind Windows 7? Well, Microsoft is fast approaching the day when it officially introduces the Windows 8 operating system to the general public. Let’s hope the…

1
Feb

Microsoft and Research In Motion Partner Up To Help Business

The world is becoming more mobile, and more people are using their smart phones to do business. Smart phones are lighter and easier to carry than laptops or tablets. People already use them to send emails, update their Facebook statuses and post tweets. So, Research in Motion’s (RIM) introduction of the BlackBerry Business Cloud Services…

31
Jan

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Hardware and Software Maintenance

Business owners need to give serious consideration to their hardware maintenance and software assurance policies. If you refuse the extended warranty on a new vacuum cleaner, and the vacuum cleaner fails, you can just go buy a new vacuum cleaner. With technology, things are not so simple. The affect that poorly maintained hardware or software…

30
Jan

7 Reasons to Keep Up With the Lifecycle of Your IT Systems

Many business owners fail to understand why it is important to manage the life cycles of their IT systems and keep technology up to date.  Often, they will postpone hardware refreshes during difficult economic times to save money. This is a mistake. They may save a little money today, but in the long run, the…

17
Jan

How to manage and enhance small business productivity

Guest Blogger – Samantha Garner, GoForth Institute Small businesses have an advantage over larger businesses – they’re small! They’re efficient, flexible and adaptive – responding quickly to changing customer tastes and needs. Another area where small business can outdo bigger businesses is in productivity. How to measure – and then increase – productivity in your small business…

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