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Creating long-form content on LinkedIn

July 30th, 2014
Creating long-form content on LinkedIn

One of the main ideas behind LinkedIn is that the network is a virtual venue for people to share their thoughts, ideas, and observances with other like-minded users. Earlier this year the company introduced a new feature to their platform that allowed a select few users to create blog posts directly on LinkedIn. Now, the company has decided to open this up to all LinkedIn members.

VoIP or Unified Communications

July 25th, 2014
VoIP or Unified Communications

When it comes to modern communication, many businesses look to network based strategies that allow calls to be placed over a network connection instead of via traditional methods. If you do some quick research into different solutions you will quickly come to the conclusion that there are two real leaders: VoIP and Unified Communications.

Is your business ready for ERP?

July 24th, 2014
Is your business ready for ERP?

ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is often seen to be the domain of large businesses. However, with numerous new software solutions being released on a regular basis, small to medium businesses are quickly realizing the power of these back office automation and management tools.

How an MSP can help with your IT

July 24th, 2014
How an MSP can help with your IT

When it comes to the technology in your business, it can often be a challenge to keep it running smoothly and working effectively. Frankly, many small business owners simply can’t keep up and their business can suffer as a result. To avoid this, one of the smartest things you can do is outsource your IT to a Managed Service Provider (MSP).

What is an MSP?

When small to medium businesses look to outsource the management of their technology, many turn to a Managed Services Provider.

8 tips for backing up your data – Part 1

July 23rd, 2014
8 tips for backing up your data – Part 1

One of the most important tasks a business can do is to back up its data. It’s really a matter of when you will lose important data, not if, and if it’s not backed up there is a good chance it will be gone forever. In an effort to avoid this, it is worth taking your data backup seriously.

Facebook’s new app privacy features

July 22nd, 2014
Facebook’s new app privacy features

Facebook has come a long way since its launch as a social network for college students. One of the biggest steps forward for the platform was the introduction of apps. These apps have been at the core of the company’s massive growth, but they do pose a bit of a security concern, especially since many of them request access to your profile and contact information.

Continuity metrics: RTO and RPO

July 17th, 2014
Continuity metrics: RTO and RPO

When it comes to ensuring that your business will not only recover from the next disaster, but also be able to continue to operate, it is essential that you implement a business continuity plan (BCP). When developing and fine-tuning these plans there are a number of key metrics you should be aware of, with the two most important being RTO and RPO.

While both RTO and RPO are important elements of continuity plans, and they both sound fairly similar, they are actually quite different.

Differences between Mac and PC: Pt 2

July 11th, 2014
Differences between Mac and PC: Pt 2

In the last article, we looked at how Mac and PC differ in terms of specifications, operating systems and software; and here we continue to explore other differences between the two rivals. When it comes to buying a computer, it’s not just about design and specs, but also about models, availability, security, customer satisfaction, and of course price.

4 great tips for BYOD security

July 10th, 2014
4 great tips for BYOD security

BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, is one of the most common business trends of the past couple of years. To many, the idea of bringing their own phone, tablet, laptop, or even computer to the office is ideal because it is a system they are undoubtedly familiar with.

How to improve data collection

July 10th, 2014
How to improve data collection

As businesses of all sizes continue to integrate more technology, the amount of data available to companies will grow exponentially. However, not all of that available data will be important or even useful. And, as you collect more and more data, it will be harder to process and analyze it without becoming overwhelmed.