5 Ways cloud computing helps manufacturing firms

The rise of cloud technology is one of the driving factors behind the fourth industrial revolution, where the relationships among computers, people, and data are driving radical change in the manufacturing sector. Yet despite these developments, manufacturing has been lagging when it comes to adopting modern technology, with expenditures accounting for an average of only 1.95% of revenue, way behind the average 3.28% across all industries.

BI is for small businesses too

Business Intelligence (BI) has conventionally been limited to big business; only they can afford pricey experts with specialist knowledge who can leverage BI’s value. But the rise of self-service BI tools has leveled the playing field, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to get in on the game too. And with SMBs now producing far […]

BYOD tips to improve security

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If not managed properly, these can pose security risks to your organization. How can you mitigate the risks associated with the BYOD trend? Whether your employees are using smartphones, tablets, or laptops, you need a BYOD security policy. Additionally, you need to […]

How to prepare for Windows 7 end of life

After almost a decade in service, Windows 7 is finally due to be retired on January 14, 2020. When that happens, Microsoft will stop releasing updates and providing customer support for the dated operating system. In addition, there won’t be any more critical security updates to be released, which means continuing to use Windows 7 could leave your business open to a data breach.

6 Ways to save energy with your PC

It’s a dilemma: you want to save energy, but you need to use your PC every day. You can turn off your computer when it’s not in use, but a plugged-in PC or electrical appliance, even when switched off, still consumes standby power. If this is the case, how exactly can you save energy? Here […]

What should you do when your business suffers a data breach?

No business leader wants to experience a data breach, and being adequately prepared is the only way to prevent it. Whether a data breach happens at the hands of a third party, such as a web hosting company, or due to an insider threat, it’s imperative that you have a robust backup and disaster recovery plan to protect you when things go wrong.

Avoiding Office 365 migration failure

Office 365, the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office, is becoming the most popular software suite used by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). With an ever-increasing number of organizations migrating to this solution, it’s not surprising that other companies are also considering making the move. However, these five issues can cause an Office 365 migration to […]

Awesome cloud tools your office must consider

As the end of the year nears, it’s a good time to reevaluate your IT priorities. And if cloud technology isn’t one of them, that needs to change. There are at least six types of apps and platforms every business should have. Let’s take a look at each. Email Every business needs email. And while […]

Benefits of CRM for businesses

At the end of the day, the success of any business comes down to whether it’s making a profit. That’s why building and maintaining relationships with your customers — your primary source of revenue — is extremely crucial. To respond to this need, savvy business owners are implementing customer relationship management (CRM) systems as a […]

How to use Twitter to grow your business

Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms for businesses because it enables them to focus on public conversation and exposure. Businesses use Twitter to engage their customers and update them on various business activities and news. Follow these tips on how to make the most out of Twitter for your business. Build […]

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