Category: Business

5 Reasons Your IT Manager Shouldn’t Worry About an Outside MSP

Before companies bring in an MSP to deal with various IT needs, they often consider many factors. These include cost, benefit to productivity, and impact on organizational efficiency. What’s rarely looked at is how the current IT manager feels about the situation. An IT manager may experience a combination of fear, dread, and panic. They…

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3 Things to Do Before the Cloud Goes Down

When building cloud-based business processes, remember that you cannot completely rely on the cloud. At some point, your cloud services will go down. However, if you plan for a cloud outage before it occurs, you can lessen the disruption to your business. Here are three things you can do to protect your business before the…

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5 Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office (MS Office) has long been the standard for word processing, spreadsheets, and other office tasks. Over the last several years however, it has fallen out of favor. Ironically, this decline in MS Office’s popularity is largely a product of its success. As MS Office took over the marketplace, it added more and more…

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5 Simple Tips to Make Your Outlook Life Easier

If you’re a busy businessperson, Outlook is the center of your communication. Customers are moving from phone calls to emails, so you need to cater to customer preferences. To keep up with customer emails, Outlook 2013 has several options you can set that help you automate and simplify your email experience. Here are five ways…

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6 Apple iOS7 Features You May not Know Existed

If you’re familiar with earlier versions of iOS, you might not have noticed some of the hidden features available to you. The new iOS has quite a few features that weren’t available in previous versions. 1. Quick Access to Controls iOS7 has the ability to access controls and settings without moving back to the home…

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The Top 6 Reasons to Invest in VPN Service

A virtual private network (VPN) serves as a shield between you and the Internet. VPNs are useful for privacy, hiding your home IP address and bypassing security policies. You might wonder if a VPN service is worth the few extra dollars a month. Here are six reasons why you should invest in a VPN host…

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4 Benefits Of Using Linux for Business

With both Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 losing official support from Microsoft shortly, many business owners are scrambling to find replacement platforms for their servers and PCs. While most will opt to continue with the products they are familiar with and choose to simply upgrade to the latest version of Windows, there is a…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Mobile Devices Secure

It seems like every time you turn on the news lately, there are more stories of companies having their data stolen or corporate networks being hacked into. In fact, data theft and the hacking of business networks is actually on the rise. More and more of these attacks are originating with lost, stolen, or hacked…

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