Tag: Canada

23
Mar

IBM Says: Cloud Adoption Set To Increase

Everyone seems to be talking about cloud computing and its myriad benefits to small businesses, large enterprises and even individuals, but not everyone is deploying it. Change takes time. And the cloud is something that many still don’t fully understand. A survey of 572 business and IT executives, conducted by IBM, revealed that only 13%…

22
Mar

Is hiring a Managed Services Provider right for your business?

Once upon a time, to keep your small business running smoothly, you only needed one dedicated IT guy to make sure everyone’s desktop functioned properly, update software regularly and manage security for all of those machines. Today, even in small businesses, IT professionals could find themselves managing not only desktops but also laptops, smartphones and…

19
Mar

Are you considering a BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE policy?

As the world becomes increasingly mobile and more business leaders hire remote workers or permit telecommuting, people will more often find themselves using portable devices – laptops, tablets and smartphones – to do business. Sometimes these devices will be supplied by employers, but more often, the employees will use their own devices for both personal…

18
Mar

What is operations management?

When we talk about operations management in a small business, we’re talking about a lot of moving parts. Operations management means all the activities, processes and controls a small business uses to produce its products and services. These include: New product or service development Inventory management Purchasing Manufacturing Distribution Logistics An operations management plan for…

17
Mar

Understanding Errors With Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used spreadsheet programs for business as well as personal record keeping. As those who use it often will know, Excel gives truly unique error messages that neither novices nor the experienced can immediately understand. The first error message might be the most often encountered. If you get…

16
Mar

Are you ready for Windows Embedded Standard 8?

Yet another Windows preview is available for folks to download. This time, it’s the Windows Embedded Standard 8 operating system, which according to Microsoft, will make it “easier for devices to extend enterprise business intelligence with improved device management, servicing and data connectivity.” It can be accessed and downloaded here. This could be welcome news for…

15
Mar

Don’t Forget About Microsoft’s Big Easy Offering

It’s easy to procrastinate, especially when it comes to doing mundane or tedious tasks such as upgrading software. But when there are savings involved, it makes sense to put upgrading your company’s software somewhere near the top of your list of priorities. Microsoft’s Big Easy offer allows small-business owners to save 15% off Microsoft’s estimated…

15
Mar

Are you ready for Microsoft SQL Server 2012?

Close on the heels of the release of the Windows 8 consumer preview comes Microsoft’s announcement of the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on Mar. 6, 2012. Those who want to test SQL Server 2012 can download a “fully functional” trial version of the software that will expire automatically after six months. Those who are already…

13
Mar

Facebook Timeline is Inevitable

People who use Facebook a lot, whether for personal or professional purposes and, may enjoy the new Timeline feature. We’ve all been hearing about it for a while now, and according to Angela Moscaritolo in her article for PCMag.com, Timeline will become a fait accompli on Mar. 30, 2012. One nice thing about Timeline, especially…

12
Mar

LinkedIn Following in Facebook’s Footsteps?

People are pretty familiar with Facebook’s “Like” button, especially when it comes to company pages. Now, LinkedIn, which has long been known as a great job search tool, is jumping on the bandwagon and making it easier for businesses to interact with customers, colleagues and prospects by offering them a “Follow” button to put on…

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