How MSPs are supporting clients during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the sweeping shutdowns to contain the spread of the virus brought about significant impacts on businesses. Many small companies realized they lacked the resources to rapidly adopt a remote work setup and tapped their IT partners to help address their technology demands. Here’s how managed IT services providers (MSPs) are rising […]

Why your SMB needs a business continuity plan (BCP)

Multiple things can disrupt the operations of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), such as natural disasters or cyberattacks. This can lead to lost revenue, or in some extreme cases, business closure. But having a concrete business continuity plan (BCP) in place will help your business recover quickly after a disaster. What is a BCP? A […]

5 Tips to keep your business afloat during the COVID-19 crisis

Businesses across the globe have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have been forced to close their doors, some only temporarily, but countless others for good. With experts saying there’s no guarantee of a rapid economic recovery, it’s important that you reassess and redefine your business strategy and buckle down for more storms […]

Remote working: Will it be the new norm?

Flexible work setups have often been the subject of debate — employees want the option to work away from the office at least some of the time, but many businesses value well-founded methods and processes. Will the world’s largest work from home experiment change that? Enforced flexibility A pandemic is one of the most socially, […]

COVID-19’s huge impact on businesses

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting individuals and businesses worldwide. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the private and public sectors are exerting great efforts to cope with present and future challenges. This includes leveraging technology resources. Here are some of the ways the pandemic will impact technology use. Increased reliance on communications technology The need for […]

How virtual reality helps small- and mid-sized business

Virtual reality (VR) has many benefits. Its immersive sensory experience is being applied in healthcare, gaming and entertainment, fashion, the military, and the media, just to name a few. Small- and mid-sized businesses are no exception, as this technology is changing how they normally do business in wonderful ways. Create your own VR prototypes With […]

6 Firefox features your business needs

Firefox may not be as ubiquitous as it used to be, but it remains a powerful browser. Make sure you’re taking full advantage of its capabilities by using these tools: Firefox’s secret tweak interface Catering to the more tech-savvy users, Firefox’s secret interface gives you a peek behind the curtain into the world of coding. […]

Market your business effectively with Twitter

If you understand how Twitter works, it might do wonders for your business. How can you drive traffic and build your brand using Twitter? With all the marketing noise being made on social media, it could be challenging for some businesses to stand out. So what steps can you take to add to your audience’s […]

Common Facebook marketing mistakes

Facebook has grown rapidly in the past decade and now boasts over two billion monthly active users. These users are constantly liking, sharing, commenting, and posting on the platform. Many businesses see this as an opportunity to grow their customer base so they integrate Facebook advertising into their marketing strategies. To guide you, here’s a […]

Tips and tricks for collecting customer data

Businesses have more access to customer data than ever before, and that trend will likely continue in the future. The insights you get from all that data are valuable. However, a lot of data is unnecessary or possibly even problematic. To ensure your insights are relevant and useful, you must have a well-defined data collection […]

Site engagement: Why you should measure it

Is your site getting a large amount of traffic, but you’re not seeing a product or service sales boost? Many small business owners face this dilemma at one time or another. The fact is that a large number of visitors doesn’t necessarily translate into engaged customers. A crucial metric that you should look into is […]

Android tablets do’s and don’ts

Going mobile is a standard strategy for businesses today. With the heavy adoption of devices like Android tablets, business owners are able to connect with the office from nearly anywhere. This is great news and one of the mains reasons why so many businesses are thinking about integrating Android tablets at work. For those who […]

Is your Office 365 environment secure?

Microsoft’s Office 365 is one of the most powerful business productivity tools today. This cloud-hosted suite lets users work anywhere and collaborate easily. Although it’s undoubtedly useful, Office 365 may present a few security challenges that businesses must address. Vulnerabilities in SharePoint Businesses typically use SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint sites to store sensitive data […]

How to improve your online presence

The 21st century has ushered in a lot of technological advances and has given businesses new ways to reach customers. Using numerous platforms and tools, buyers can now interact with different companies and their products. To make a positive impression online, be sure to do these. Be seen on search results In his book on […]

Considerations for server replacement

If you’re thinking about replacing a server for your small business, then that probably means your company is experiencing success and is starting to grow. That’s great news. But is it really time to invest in a new one? Or does waiting too long risk slowing your business down? Either way, it’s important to consider […]

Better sleep with these Android tablet pointers

Your precious Android tablet is a handy tool for you to get work done and communicate on the go. But like all electronic gadgets, your Android tablet can severely disrupt your sleep patterns. For business owners like you, not getting enough sleep can dramatically affect the success and growth of your company. Here’s how you […]

Turn Alexa into your office assistant

Alexa has made Amazon proud by going beyond basic functions like providing weather updates, streaming music, and setting alarms. As her developers continue to improve on her capabilities, business users can look forward to a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind office assistant. Create and manage to-do and shopping lists You have meetings to attend and deadlines to meet. […]

Choose the best Office 365 plan

Office 365 has become the go-to all-in-one tool for businesses in recent years. With different Office 365 plans — Business, Business Premium, Enterprise E1, E3, and E5 — you can have a set of services and features that are perfect for your business. We’ve summarized a list of the different features of each plan to […]

Is your VoIP distributor right for you?

Because it is cost-effective, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a popular choice today among small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to upgrade their phone systems. But before you contact just any VoIP distributor, make sure you are dealing with a respectable and trustworthy one. Here is a checklist of the must-have qualities of a […]

The lowdown on cloud security

If you’re thinking of transitioning your business to the cloud, consider the security of the platform. While providers would like us to believe that the friendly, fluffy cloud image used to market the service means it is automatically secure, the reality is far different. Just ask one of the nearly seven million Dropbox users who […]