Should you use UPS for your network gear?

Smart business owners use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for emergency situations like a storm, fire, or other disasters. Often, a UPS is deployed for desktop computers to give employees ample time to save their work and prevent losing unsaved work. An even better power-saving strategy in emergency situations, however, is to use UPS for […]

How to be productive when working from home

Former Coca-Cola CEO Brian Dyson once recommended to work efficiently during office hours and leave on time so you won’t have to bring your work home with you. But this can be tricky when you’re working at home. Sure, working while wearing only sweatpants with your feet on the coffee table is a big perk of telecommuting But with your gadgets tempting you to sneak in a few minutes to play a “quick” video game or with the constant temptation to take a “5-minute” coffee-break, your productivity can suffer.

Benefits of technology business reviews

Most small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t possess the resources to run and maintain their IT infrastructure, let alone assess whether it’s still driving value for the company. However, if you want to ensure everything is running smoothly, it’s important to conduct technology business reviews whenever possible. A technology business review reveals the strengths and […]

Ways virtual reality saves businesses time and money

Virtual reality (VR), the technology that immerses users in digitally created simulated experiences, is experiencing a surge in growth. There are now many more uses of VR than first realized. These include applications in academic research, engineering, design, the arts, and entertainment. It is also helping businesses save time and money. Find out how. Create […]

Identity and access management 101

Whether it be cloud, mobile, or on-premises, every technology you use stores confidential data that are accessed by your employees. So how do you guarantee the safety of said data from cyberthreats like identity theft, phishing attacks, and more? Identity and access management (IAM) is the answer, and here’s why. What is IAM? Identity and […]

Why your SMB needs an IT consultant

When you’re a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owner, being in charge of all aspects of your business can be daunting. You may have to be a jack-of-all-trades and take care of several tasks, including emailing business partners and clients, managing your data’s security, and even maintaining your IT systems.

Business continuity in the cloud

Are you weighing the pros and cons of the cloud for business continuity? Let’s take a closer look at why the cloud is best for this strategy. Better uptime Backing up to an internal drive or an external hard drive won’t completely secure data. If someone steals your device, you instantly lose the backup it […]

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 […]

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 […]