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How to keep your business safe from hackers

At a time when cyberattacks are more sophisticated than ever, data security and privacy should be every small-business owner’s top priority. The good news is you don’t have to be a tech wizard to make it happen. Here are some practical ways to shield your company from hackers. Cover your webcam If Facebook founder Mark […]

PowerPoint Presenter Coach: New platforms, more feedback

Presenter Coach was one of the artificial intelligence-based features introduced in PowerPoint’s 2019 software update. It helps you give more effective in-person and virtual presentations by providing you with feedback on your word choice, and speed, among many others. This year, Presenter Coach is finally available on all platforms and is packed with new types […]

The benefits of a cloud-based ERP

Businesses seeking to integrate their various systems may be intrigued by a cloud solution. An increasingly popular cloud solution for small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) is enterprise resource planning (ERP). In this post, you’ll learn what a cloud-based ERP system is and how your business can benefit from it. Define: Cloud-based ERP ERP is management […]

How a cloud-based OMS can help eCommerce businesses

Cloud-based order management systems (OMS) have plenty of useful features that can help any eCommerce business boost their sales. But this is just one of the many advantages these tools offer. Read on to learn more about the business benefits of deploying an OMS. First off, we need to clarify that an inventory management system […]

Defend your business from these 5 types of hackers

“Know thine enemy” — it means to get to know them and their motives. In this blog, we take a close look at the five types of dangerous hackers, what their motives are, and how they operate. Script kiddies In terms of skill, script kiddies (or skids, for short) are at the bottom of the […]

How to choose the right business projector

If your last business presentation looked dull on screen, or your existing projector is still the bulky, heavy kind, it may be time to upgrade your projector. However, identifying the best one from a plethora of choices can be challenging if you don’t know what to look for. Here’s a quick business projector purchasing guide […]

Level up your Excel skills with these tips

Microsoft Excel’s new features now make it easier than ever to process data and present information visually. Level up your spreadsheets with the tips below: Take advantage of Ideas in Excel If you’re not sure which type of chart best tells a particular story out of a table of data, don’t worry — Excel’s artificial […]

How to make your WordPress website load faster

Whether it’s food delivery or your daily commute, speed matters. And when it comes to website load time, this principle couldn’t be more true. Today, people expect a site to load in one to three seconds — so how does your WordPress site measure up? If you’re looking to increase your site’s speed, here are […]

How virtual reality helps small- and mid-sized businesses

Many people associate virtual reality (VR) with gaming, but its applications don’t stop there. You might not know it, but the immersive sensory experiences VR can provide are helping businesses in wonderful ways, too. VR training Virtual hands-on training has been proven to be much more effective than in-classroom or e-learning methods. According to PwC, […]

Cybersecurity terminology you need to know

Do IT security terms like “phishing” and “intrusion protection” sound extremely foreign to you? If so, it’s time you familiarize yourself with these and other common cybersecurity terms. By learning these basic concepts, you’ll be more aware of the depth and scope of online dangers and, hopefully, be better prepared to deal with them. Malware […]

Make your hardware last longer with these tips

Hardware management may seem daunting to many, due to the constant changes and developments in the world of tech. But computer upkeep is simpler than it seems. Make hardware management a breeze by following these pointers. ✓ Clean your computer components Wipe down monitors with a clean, static-free, non-abrasive fabric such as computer component-specific microfiber […]

Keep your Microsoft 365 environment secure with these tips

Microsoft 365 is one of the most widely used business productivity suites today. From email and collaboration to cloud storage and enterprise content management, the robust features of its cloud-based tools and servers are nothing short of useful. Still, Microsoft 365 presents certain security challenges that businesses must address. Vulnerabilities in SharePoint Businesses typically use […]

Human cloud: The workforce of the future

Companies are increasingly tapping into a virtual, on-demand workforce. The human cloud offers a competitive advantage for startups and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) by letting them outsource specialized skills and expertise globally. Let’s take a look at what the human cloud is and how it enhances remote team collaboration. What is the human cloud? […]

How to leverage technology to increase efficiency

Successful businesses make technology work for them, not the other way round. When used correctly, technology can make every task much easier to accomplish. So if you’re looking to increase staff efficiency, incorporate technology into your daily operations with the following methods. Change office communication To increase teamwork and productivity, set up instant messaging software […]

Use these tips to stay safe on Facebook and Twitter

Never let your guard down when you’re on social media! Malicious hackers are becoming better at stealing your personal information, so keep these reminders and tips in mind to remain safe while you’re on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Lock screens exist for a reason Always lock all your devices as soon as you stop […]

3 Questions to ask before replacing your servers

Your company’s servers will eventually need to be replaced. To conserve and maximize your resources, you need to anticipate the best time to do this, as well as consider alternatives that offer the same — if not better — outcomes for your business. When do my servers need to be replaced? This is a difficult […]

What are the different Microsoft 365 plans and what are their features?

Microsoft 365’s plan segmentations are complicated, so here’s a simple primer on what to expect with each suite. This article should provide you with enough information to decide which Microsoft 365 plan is ideal for your business. Information workers or frontline workers? Microsoft 365 is the obvious choice if you’re running cloud-based business systems, but […]

Improve your productivity with these Chrome extensions

Google Chrome is the most popular and most used browser in the world. And because of its unparalleled speed, user-friendly interface, and powerful performance, it’s also touted as the best. But did you know that the Chrome Web Store is full of extensions you can install to add extra features to your browser? If you’re […]

Why marketing automation should be a top priority for SMBs

It can be challenging for small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with limited resources to get their marketing efforts off the ground, but marketing automation can help them gain a competitive edge and achieve success easier. By automating repetitive tasks and marketing more effectively on multiple online channels, you save money and provide a better experience […]

5 Security issues to look out for

Cybersecurity is a constant battle, but there are significant steps you can take to keep your IT defenses strong and effective, one of which is to increase your knowledge of security threats. Here are five common ways your business systems can be infiltrated. 1. You are tricked into installing malicious software There are countless ways […]